American Industrialist, Oil Magnate, Founder Getty Oil Company
"No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or get rich in business by being a conformist."
"There are one hundred men seeking security to one able man who is willing to risk his fortune."
"I have no complex about wealth. I have worked hard for my money, producing things people need. I believe that the able industrial leader who creates wealth and employment is more worthy of historical notice than politicians or soldiers."
"To succeed in a business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business."
"The man who comes up with a means of doing or producing almost anything better, faster, or more economically has his future and his fortune at his fingertips."
"If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem."
"I'd rather have one percent of the efforts of 100 people than 100 percent of my own efforts."