Quotes by Jean Paul Getty

Jean Paul Getty was an English American industrialist, and the patriarch of the Getty family. He founded the Getty Oil Company, and in 1957 Fortune magazine named him the richest living American, while the 1966 Guinness Book of Records named him as the world's richest private citizen, worth an estimated $1.2 billion.

The best Quotes and Sayings

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

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Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.

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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 Roaring Twenties were the period of that Great American Prosperity which was built on shaky foundations.

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You cannot bring about prosperity without discouraging thrift.

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Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains; but, like them, they break the storm and purify the air of the plain beneath them.

WorriesJean Paul Getty
 
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The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.

Life, Birthday, Age, SandJean Paul Getty
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Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.

CourageJean Paul Getty
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Age does not matter if the matter does not age.

AgeJean Paul Getty
 
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Weaklings must lie.

LiesJean Paul Getty
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