A plan without action is not a plan. It's a speech.
Be willing to make decisions. That's the most important quality in a good leader. Don't fall victim to what I call the 'ready-aim-aim-aim-aim syndrome'. You must be willing to fire.
Work eight hours and sleep eight hours, and make sure that they are not the same eight hours.
The older I get, the more I see a straight path where I want to go. If you're going to hunt elephants, don't get off the trail for a rabbit.
A Fool with a Plan is better off than a Genius without a Plan!
Fundamentals make the market.
Money is to be respected one of the worst things you can do is handle another person's money without respect for how hard it was to earn.
I don't go cheap on anything, but I'm not a shopper. If I want something, I look at it, decide what it is, but it will usually be the best product. I've got a pair of loafers that I still wear that I got in 1957.
It has become cheaper to look for oil on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange than in the ground.
To me, emails are a little bit frustrating. I think that the telephone is much preferred because you get the sound of the voice and the interest and everything else you can't see in an email.
Work hard. Come early, stay late. That's the way leadership has to approach it.
On a scale from 1-10, my ambition is probably 11 or 12.
Keep things informal. Talking is the natural way to do business. Writing is great for keeping records and putting down details, but talk generates ideas. Great things come from out luncheon meetings which consist of a sandwich, a cup of soup, and a good idea or two. No martinis.
A fool with a plan can outsmart a genius with no plan.
I'm focused on energy only. And I know what I'm talking about. And I don't want to be distracted on other things.
Try everything. Do everything. Nuclear. Biomass. Coal. Solar. You name it. I support them all.
Chief executives, who themselves own few shares of their companies, have no more feeling for the average stockholder than they do for baboons in Africa.
I don't go looking for somewhere to spend my money. You can step on a tube of toothpaste for a week, if you have to. I spend what I need to and give it away.
I know what people say, that water's a lot like air. Do you charge for air? Well, of course not. Well, you shouldn't charge for water. Okay, watch what happens you won't have any water
For decades, our dependence on OPEC oil has dictated our national security decisions and tied us up in the Middle East at an incredible price. We've spent more than $5 trillion and thousands of American soldiers have died securing Middle East oil.
I'm a Republican. I don't want to go to heaven and have to face my family up there and tell them I voted for a Democrat.
Given the current state of our finances, we could sure use a quarter of a trillion dollars a year recycling through the U.S. economy rather than through the economies of Iran, Russia, and Venezuela.
I've always believed that it's important to show a new look periodically. Predictability can lead to failure.
I don't need any more money.
The first billion is a helluva lot harder.
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