Sanford I. Weill Quotes


35 Sanford I. Weill quotes:



"A lot of people at Shearson ended up making a lot of money because they had stock or stock options. Their kids were able to go to college, and it changed a lot of people's lives."
"And I thought I'd always like some form of business, I didn't know what kind of business I'd go in."
"And it was where I learned how to play tennis and eventually became captain of the tennis team at the school and was on the Junior Davis Cup in New York City."
"And learn that when you do make a mistake, you'll surface that mistake so you can get it corrected, rather than trying to hide it and bury it, and it becomes a much bigger mistake, and maybe a fatal mistake."
"And when we used to play and fight in the streets in Brooklyn and I would get hurt or something, my mother would always come out and save me. So that sort of postponed the inevitable about getting a good beating, without having somebody to come and save you."
"Details create the big picture."
"From the business point of view, always encouraging the people in our company to own stock in the company, and if we're going to build something great, to have a lot of people share in the benefits of that greatness."
"I believe in giving back very strongly."
"I read a lot, but I read about the areas that I'm interested in."
"I remember the mentoring experiences of some teachers that I had, like a second term home room teacher in public school that really was very helpful to me."
"I think Latin has some logic to it and there was a discipline."
"I think life is sort of like a competition, whether it's in sports, or it's achieving in school, or it's achieving good relationships with people. And competition is a little bit of what it's all about."
"I think the American Dream says that anything can happen if you work hard enough at it and are persistent, and have some ability. The sky is the limit to what you can build, and what can happen to you and your family."
"I was sort of a sissy as a little kid."
"I would say that my parents were supportive of me."
"I'm not as involved in every little thing as I used to be."
"I've been involved with Carnegie Hall for the last 13 years, and Chairman for the last six. I feel really good about what we've done growing our educational programs there, building a board that has made Carnegie Hall really a world-class institution."
"If a person is not willing to make a mistake, you're never going to do anything right."
"If we build something great, like we have at Travelers Group so far, a whole host of people benefit."
"My mother really didn't know a heck of a lot about business. She was a very good mother, that made sure we ate right and we had our cod liver oil, but didn't know a heck of a lot about what I did."



inspirational quote database

Successories, the leaders of inspiration and motivation, has unlocked iQuote: The Inspirational Quote Database, a curated collection of the most inspirational quotes. Raise your iQ and become a Quoteologist today!