A plan without action is not a plan. It's a speech.
Work eight hours and sleep eight hours, and make sure that they are not the same eight hours.
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.
A Fool with a Plan is better off than a Genius without a Plan!
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.
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.
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.
On a scale from 1-10, my ambition is probably 11 or 12.
You want to compete, and you want to compete at the highest level.
Fundamentals make the market.
It has become cheaper to look for oil on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange than in the ground.
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.
Don't get the idea that I've turned green. My business is making money, and I think this is going to make a lot of money.
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.
Work hard. Come early, stay late. That's the way leadership has to approach it.
A fool with a plan can outsmart a genius with no plan.
Never Googled myself. I use a computer for market quotes and news, but I've never Googled myself. But I have visited their headquarters.
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.
When you blow away the foam, you get down to the real stuff.
In the history of America, we've never had an energy plan. We don't even realize the resources that we have available to us.
I don't like stock buybacks. I think if a company has the money to buy their stock back, then they should take that and increase the dividends. Send it back to the stockholder. Let them invest their money again from the dividends.
If you don't have a refinery operating, it's hard to use oil that's available.
When you are hunting elephants, don't get distracted chasing rabbits.
I always saw myself as a large stockholder trying to make a difference. I wasn't raiding anybody.
I think I have more patience now than I did in the past.
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