68 J. Paul Getty Quotes on Success, Money and Inspiration

Jean Paul Getty, often known as J. Paul Getty, was an American-born British petrol-industrialist and the patriarch of the Getty family.

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My formula for success is rise early, work late, and strike oil. ~ J. Paul Getty.

There are at least 50 cities in the world that would have liked to obtain the Getty Collection. ~ J. Paul Getty.

I am – and have always been – a Methodist. ~ J. Paul Getty.

What I learned at Oxford has been used to great advantage throughout my business career. ~ J. Paul Getty.

The man who comes up with a means for doing or producing almost anything better, faster or more economically has his future and his fortune at his fingertips. ~ J. Paul Getty.

Before marriage, many couples are very much like people rushing to catch an airplane; once aboard, they turn into passengers. They just sit there. ~ J. Paul Getty.

I take pride in the creation of my wealth, in its existence and in the uses to which it has been and is being put. ~ J. Paul Getty.

You cannot bring about prosperity without discouraging thrift. ~ J. Paul Getty.

I’ve never been one to bet on the weather. ~ J. Paul Getty.

To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business. ~ J. Paul Getty.

Five wives can’t all be wrong. ~ J. Paul Getty.

The Roaring Twenties were the period of that Great American Prosperity which was built on shaky foundations. ~ J. Paul Getty.

If you owe the bank $100 that’s your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that’s the bank’s problem. ~ J. Paul Getty.

My love of fine art increased – the more of it I saw, the more of it I wanted to see. ~ J. Paul Getty.

My wealth is not a subject I relish discussing. ~ J. Paul Getty.

I have never been given to envy – save for the envy I feel toward those people who have the ability to make a marriage work and endure happily. ~ J. Paul Getty.


I buy when other people are selling. ~ J. Paul Getty.

I hate to be a failure. I hate and regret the failure of my marriages. I would gladly give all my millions for just one lasting marital success. ~ J. Paul Getty.

Governments, of course, can – and do – soak the rich. ~ J. Paul Getty.

Oil is like a wild animal. Whoever captures it has it. ~ J. Paul Getty.

Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed. ~ J. Paul Getty.

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I have always enjoyed the company of women and have formed deep and long-lasting friendships with many of them. ~ J. Paul Getty.

I have absolutely no intention of marrying Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. ~ J. Paul Getty.

If you can count your money, you don’t have a billion dollars. ~ J. Paul Getty.

Nationalized industries are notorious for their inability to operate at a profit. ~ J. Paul Getty.

Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil. ~ J. Paul Getty.

Control of a company does not carry with it the ability to control the price of its stock. ~ J. Paul Getty.

In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy. ~ Jean Paul Getty.

The employer generally gets the employees he deserves. ~ J. Paul Getty.

Whether we like it or not, men and women are not the same in nature, temperament, emotions and emotional responses. ~ J. Paul Getty.

Popular J. Paul Getty Quotes

The rich are not born skeptical or cynical. They are made that way by events, circumstances. ~ J. Paul Getty.

Rhetoric and dialectics can’t change what I have learned from observation and experience. ~ J. Paul Getty.

How does one measure the success of a museum? ~ J. Paul Getty.

Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even, the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying. ~ J. Paul Getty.

A marriage contract to me is as binding as any in business, and I have always believed in sticking to an agreement. ~ Jean Paul Getty.

A hatred of failure has always been part of my nature. ~ J. Paul Getty.

I can afford to say what I wish. ~ J. Paul Getty.

I was brought up in an era when thrift was still considered a virtue. ~ J. Paul Getty.

Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you’re just sitting still? ~ J. Paul Getty.

My yachts were, I suppose, outstanding status symbols. ~ J. Paul Getty.

Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells. ~ J. Paul Getty.

The overwhelming majority of my rated wealth consists of investments in companies that produce goods and services. ~ J. Paul Getty.

During the 1950s, Aristotle Onassis and I formed what grew to be a close friendship and association in several business ventures. ~ J. Paul Getty.

Famous J. Paul Getty Quotes

In Japan, I was immensely impressed by the politeness, industrious nature and conscientiousness of the Japanese people. ~ J. Paul Getty.

The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights. ~ J. Paul Getty.

I vehemently deny that I was born a cynic and a pessimist. ~ J. Paul Getty.

I was 37 when my father died-and I no longer had any freedom of choice over what I would do with the rest of my life. ~ Jean Paul Getty.

You cannot further the Brotherhood of Man by encouraging class hatred. ~ J. Paul Getty.

There are one hundred men seeking security to one able man who is willing to risk his fortune. ~ J. Paul Getty.

Nostalgia often leads to idle speculation. ~ J. Paul Getty.

I am neither a homosexual nor a eunuch, nor have I ever taken any vows of chastity. ~ J. Paul Getty.

The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully few real and lasting products of human endeavor. ~ Jean Paul Getty.

If you can actually count your money, then you’re not a rich man. ~ J. Paul Getty.

No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or ‘get rich’ in business by being a conformist. ~ J. Paul Getty.

There are heads of royal families who control hereditary fortunes that defy comprehension. ~ J. Paul Getty.

The key to wealth is to learn how to make money while you sleep. ~ J. Paul Getty.

Wealth is only a benefit of the game of money. If you win, the money will be there. ~ J. Paul Getty.

I’d rather have 1% of the effort of 100 men than 100% of my own effort. ~ J. Paul Getty.

There is only one way to make a great deal of money; and that is in a business of your own. ~ J. Paul Getty.

Getting results through people is a skill that cannot be learned in the classroom. ~ J. Paul Getty.

Once in the game, I always try to hit the ball back, and do my best to beat the opponent! ~ J. Paul Getty.

Inspiring J. Paul Getty Quotes

Seek advice on risk from the wealthy, who still take risks, not friends who dare nothing more than a football bet. ~ J. Paul Getty.

You must take risks, both with your own money or with borrowed money. Risk taking is essential to business growth. ~ J. Paul Getty.

Age doesn’t matter unless you’re cheese. ~ J. Paul Getty.

If you look after the pennies, the dollars will look after themselves. ~ J. Paul Getty.

The conformist is not born. He is made. I believe the brainwashing process begins in the schools and colleges. ~ J. Paul Getty.

To become a billionaire, you have to have the mentality of a billionaire. This particular state of mind concentrates all knowledge and intelligence on a single and unique goal. ~ J. Paul Getty.

Money isn’t everything but it sure keeps you in touch with your children. ~ J. Paul Getty.

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