Predators are a necessary stimulant. If you eliminate predators in business, you just create comfortable bureaucracies and monopolies.
People give money to people with money.
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.
[On buying a business] Be bold. Buy as big as you can. Borrow as much as you can. And then work the asset as hard as you can.
It’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice.
People keep telling me I can be a great man. I’d rather be a good one.
Elegance is best achieved by a woman with a little black dress and the man she loves at her arm.
The attack falls apart like six-week-old broccoli.
If I tell you, you may forget. If you uncover it, you always remember.
I am a capitalist. I believed in capitalism before I had any capital.