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Paul Getty
September 7, 1932 - April 17, 2003
Nationality: American
Category: Businessman
Subcategory: American Businessman

Before marriage, many couples are very much like people rushing to catch an airplane; once aboard, they turn into passengers. They just sit there.


You cannot bring about prosperity without discouraging thrift.


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.


The Roaring Twenties were the period of that Great American Prosperity which was built on shaky foundations.


You cannot further the Brotherhood of Man by encouraging class hatred.


I can afford to say what I wish.


I have always enjoyed the company of women and have formed deep and long-lasting friendships with many of them.


I was 37 when my father died-and I no longer had any freedom of choice over what I would do with the rest of my life.


A hatred of failure has always been part of my nature.


Nostalgia often leads to idle speculation.


What I learned at Oxford has been used to great advantage throughout my business career.


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


I've never been one to bet on the weather.


Rhetoric and dialectics can't change what I have learned from observation and experience.


Governments, of course, can - and do - soak the rich.


Whether we like it or not, men and women are not the same in nature, temperament, emotions and emotional responses.


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


I vehemently deny that I was born a cynic and a pessimist.


Control of a company does not carry with it the ability to control the price of its stock.


The rich are not born sceptical or cynical. They are made that way by events, circumstances.


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