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The man who comes up with a means for doing or producing almost anything better, faster or more economically has his future and his fortune at his fingertips.

J. Paul Getty in Man, Doing, Better

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The man who comes up with a means for doing or producing almost anything better, faster or more economically has his future and his fortune at his fingertips.

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How does one measure the success of a museum?

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If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.

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If you can actually count your money, then you're not a rich man.

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During the 1950s, Aristotle Onassis and I formed what grew to be a close friendship and association in several business ventures.

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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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I have never been given to envy - save for the envy I feel toward those people who have the ability to make a marriage work and endure happily.

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A marriage contract to me is as binding as any in business, and I have always believed in sticking to an agreement.

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

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The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.

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In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.

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

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Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?

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Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.

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My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw, the more of it I wanted to see.

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