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Paul Getty quotes (38)

A hatred of failure has always been part of my nature.
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A marriage contract to me is as binding as any in business, and I have always believed in sticking to an agreement.
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Before marriage, many couples are very much like people rushing to catch an airplane; once aboard, they turn into passengers. They just sit there.
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Control of a company does not carry with it the ability to control the price of its stock.
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During the 1950s, Aristotle Onassis and I formed what grew to be a close friendship and association in several business ventures.
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Five wives can't all be wrong.
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Governments, of course, can - and do - soak the rich.
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How does one measure the success of a museum?
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I am - and have always been - a Methodist.
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I am neither a homosexual nor a eunuch, nor have I ever taken any vows of chastity.
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I can afford to say what I wish.
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I have absolutely no intention of marrying Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
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I have always enjoyed the company of women and have formed deep and long-lasting friendships with many of them.
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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.
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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.
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I vehemently deny that I was born a cynic and a pessimist.
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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.
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I was brought up in an era when thrift was still considered a virtue.
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I've never been one to bet on the weather.
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In Japan, I was immensely impressed by the politeness, industrious nature and conscientiousness of the Japanese people.
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Jack Dempsey and I became friends in the very early 1920s.
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My formula for success is rise early, work late, and strike oil.
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My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw, the more of it I wanted to see.
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My wealth is not a subject I relish discussing.
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My yachts were, I suppose, outstanding status symbols.
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Nationalized industries are notorious for their inability to operate at a profit.
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Nostalgia often leads to idle speculation.
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Rhetoric and dialectics can't change what I have learned from observation and experience.
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The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully few real and lasting products of human endeavor.
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The overwhelming majority of my rated wealth consists of investments in companies that produce goods and services.
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The rich are not born sceptical or cynical. They are made that way by events, circumstances.
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The Roaring Twenties were the period of that Great American Prosperity which was built on shaky foundations.
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There are at least 50 cities in the world that would have liked to obtain the Getty Collection.
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There are heads of royal families who control hereditary fortunes that defy comprehension.
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What I learned at Oxford has been used to great advantage throughout my business career.
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Whether we like it or not, men and women are not the same in nature, temperament, emotions and emotional responses.
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You cannot bring about prosperity without discouraging thrift.
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You cannot further the Brotherhood of Man by encouraging class hatred.
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