Sanford I. Weill Quotes

35 Sanford I. Weill quotes:

"I think we are a product of all our experiences."
"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 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."
"I'm not as involved in every little thing as I used to be."
"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."
"I've had a terrific life, from building one company to be the second largest company in the securities industry and merging that into American Express, and becoming president of that company."
"And I thought I'd always like some form of business, I didn't know what kind of business I'd go in."
"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."
"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 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."
"The whole financial industry is consolidating in the United States."
"I believe in giving back very strongly."
"I think Latin has some logic to it and there was a discipline."
"I was sort of a sissy as a little kid."
"I would say that my parents were supportive of me."
"If we build something great, like we have at Travelers Group so far, a whole host of people benefit."
"My parents moved back to New York from Florida when I was in the ninth grade."
"Our company is working with Disney to create a game for children between the ages of maybe four and 12, so we can teach them what the capitalist system is all about."
"The more we can do to create a better society, that benefits more people, the better chance we have that our society will continue to grow and prosper."
"Details create the big picture."

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