20 Hetty Green Quotes from The Witch of Wall Street

Hetty Green, dubbed “the Witch of Wall Street,” was an American entrepreneur and financier who was renowned as “America’s richest woman.”


Top 5 Hetty Green Quotes


When the crash came I had money, and I was one of the very few who really had it. ~ Hetty Green.


I don’t think society means what some rich people would have us believe. ~ Hetty Green.


I like to see everybody get along but the wrongdoers. ~ Hetty Green.


I never buy real estate. First mortgages are good enough for me. ~ Hetty Green.


Few people can do more than one thing well. ~ Hetty Green.

Best Hetty Green Quotes

I advise women to invest in real estate. It is the collateral to be preferred above all others, and the safest means of investing money. ~ Hetty Green.


I always try to deal justly with everyone. But if anyone wants to fight me I’ll give him all the fight he wants. ~ Hetty Green.

There is no great secret in fortune making. All you do is buy cheap and sell dear, act with thrift and shrewdness and be persistent. ~ Hetty Green.

American women would be much happier, if they learned the principles of business in girlhood. ~ Hetty Green.


My father taught me never to owe anyone anything, not even a kindness. ~ Hetty Green.

Never speculate on Wall Street; eat slowly; don’t stay up all night; don’t drink ice water; keep out of drafts. ~ Hetty Green.


I know a few things about real estate mortgages, but not jewels. I have no use for them in my business. ~ Hetty Green.

It is the principle of the thing I am fighting for. A few dollars more or less would make no difference. ~ Hetty Green.

Popular Hetty Green Quotes

I only use common sense. I buy when things are low and no one wants them. I keep them until they go up, and people are crazy to get them. That is, I believe, the secret of all successful business. ~ Hetty Green.


I never worry about things. ~ Hetty Green.

My business seldom keeps me awake at night. I sleep well, and, as I have told you, I eat carefully. ~ Hetty Green.

One must not mistake short-sightedness for patience. It is absolutely essential that a good business man should be far-seeing. He should be able to view impartially all sides of a situation, and readily adapt himself to the circumstances of the hour. ~ Hetty Green.


Business training would be an excellent thing for women, but it should be begun in their infancy. ~ Hetty Green.

My father had the idea that money which one inherited should be given over undiminished to the next generation. ~ Hetty Green.


More money is made in the end by an over-supply of caution than by indiscriminate recklessness. ~ Hetty Green.

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