Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Henry Ross Perot

American Businessman, Politician, Founder and Chairman of Electronic Data Systems, U.S. Presidential Candidate

"Each of us was placed here for a special purpose. I believe that it is each person’s responsibility to determine what he or she can do to make the world a better place - and then go out and do it... Take full responsibility for our actions. Risk failure."

"Life is like a cobweb, not an organization chart. "

"A weak currency is the sign of a weak economy, and a weak economy leads to a weak nation."

"The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river. "

"The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking."

"After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life."

"You don't have to be the biggest to beat the biggest."

"Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become."

"There is no accountability in the public school system - except for coaches. You know what happens to a losing coach. You fire him. A losing teacher can go on losing for 30 years and then go to glory."

"Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth."