Top 69 Quotes & Sayings by Famous Industrialists

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Love is what makes me live, quite simply. It's the only thing that makes me work. It made me become what I am today.
A man's doubts and fears are his worst enemies.
Doing what's right today means no regrets tomorrow. — © Will Keith Kellogg
Doing what's right today means no regrets tomorrow.
The key to success for everything in business, science and technology is never to follow the others.
In a free enterprise, the community is not just another stakeholder, but is in fact the very purpose of its existence.
Helping others is like helping yourself.
I had never stopped thinking about the ideal car… All I had to do was construct a plant to build it.
There is one element that is worth its weight in gold and that is LOYALTY. It will cover a multitude of weaknesses.
I liked money more than going to school.
Show me a man who cannot bother to do little things and I'll show you a man who cannot be trusted to do big things.
Nothing is so much fun as business. I do not expect to do anything but work as long as I can stand up.
There has never been anything worth obtaining without grief, or suffering, and disappointment.
I am faithful up to the point of death. It's the only thing I respect. I never abandon anyone. I'm not talking about sexual relations. I'm faithful in my friendship, my admiration.
I won't make a mark on history. I have some importance in the time we live in, but that's all. — © Pierre Berge
I won't make a mark on history. I have some importance in the time we live in, but that's all.
An island Utopia in a modern, busy, everyday world. A land where there are neither rich nor poor. A heaven on earth - without a fence around it.
Ferrari never spoke to me again. He was a great man, I admit, but it was so very easy to upset him.
Let's talk about that for a moment, about the couple that Yves Saint Laurent and I were. Like all couples we went through "storms," as the Jacques Brel song says. But if there's one area where we never had the slightest disagreement, it was art. Never. Not once. Not about painting, not about opera, not about theater. We were always in complete communion. Of course, that's how all of the collection came into being.
Creativity comes from looking for the unexpected and stepping outside your own experience.
If the picture speaks to me, if it tells me something about myself, then I want it. Then I have to have it.
No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.
I hate nostalgia. Today is always better than yesterday.
Lamborghini is refinement, luxury and perfection.
You don't own art. What does that mean? We are trustees of art. Art is in transit with us. That is why an auction is a wonderful thing. You clap your hands and the objects fly away like doves and find other places where they will be protected, loved. That's what I believe.
You don't spend every day saying, "Gosh! That's so beautiful." Sometimes you look at an object more attentively and see it anew. I won't talk of any one object in particular. For me there is no hierarchy in art. Things have an inherent quality or they don't.
I market for the same reason a pilot keeps his engines running once he is off the ground.
I met Andy Warhol in the '60s, a wonderful time, with wonderful people. There was Fred Hughes, and Jed Johnson, who I liked a lot. Jed Johnson decorated my apartment in New York, at the Pierre. It was his first job.
Geographically speaking, I was born on a French island - the île d'Oléron. Otherwise, I come from a milieu where culture was of the utmost importance. I learned music even before I learned to read. I always read books beyond my years.
Be sure to lay wide streets planted with shady trees, every other of a quick-growing variety. Be sure that there is plenty of space for lawns and gardens, reserved large areas for football, hockey and parks. Earmark areas for Hindu temples, Mohammedan mosques and Christian churches.
Excellent value relative to the week investment of time....To my mind, this is the definitive course on leadership.
Freedom without the strength to support it and, if need be, defend it, would be a cruel delusion. And the strength to defend freedom can itself only come from widespread industrialisation and the infusion of modern science and technology into the country's economic life.
At the age of 9, I read David Copperfield by Dickens. At 14, I read War and Peace by Tolstoy. They're both books I have reread regularly since.
A man’s doubts and fears are his worst enemies. He can go ahead and do anything as long as he believed in himself.
I hate sentiment when it's inappropriate. I saw someone who went and saw an exhibition and came out in tears. If an exhibition drives you to tears you need to see a psychiatrist immediately. That's what I think.
When journalists come to interview me, it's a part of my life that is exhibited, as if pieces of clothing are being taken off one by one. But it's not very important really.
I am a man who has spent more than half a century ostensibly and visibly accompanying Yves Saint Laurent throughout his life - but not only that. In the past and still today, I have been behind a lot of creators and artists, supporting them and helping them. That's probably how I see my mission.
Chanel liberated women: Saint Laurent gave them power.
We've weathered several periods when times weren't so good, and so I don't think we'll cancel our advertising now. In fact, we might even increase it.
I would rather be my own tyrant than have someone else tyrannize me. — © Henry Flagler
I would rather be my own tyrant than have someone else tyrannize me.
Advertising is our printed salesman. It may not be pretty, but it has to be true.
I do not love the money. What I do love is the getting of it ... What other interest can you suggest to me? I do not read. I do not take part in politics. What can I do?
Loving dogs is a question of anthropomorphism. We become attached to dogs because of the feelings we project on them.
I carried on buying paintings, works of art, and Yves Saint Laurent, if I may say so, had a right of inspection. We even shared a common reading of the history of art. It would never have crossed Yves's mind to say to me, "Ah, I saw a Pablo Picasso . . ." He knew perfectly well what was interesting with Picasso, as did I.
I'm not an ascetic and please don't use the word zen, which is so lightly bandied about these days. Being zen . . . It's shameful to talk in such a way. I haven't become an ascetic but I'm not going to build up another collection. I'm going to create my new environment. I already know what I want.
Life and business are rather simple after all-to make a success of either, you've got to hang on to the knack of putting yourself into the other person's place.
Success is not easy. But it is worth the price.
I never abandoned Yves Saint Laurent. I used to have lunch with him twice a week. I also saw him every Saturday. My presence beside him was even more important in his bad times. But that didn't leave me a great deal of room in which to maneuver. Freedom is an intellectual space. But I don't use it.
I visited Eduardo Miura’s ranch in Seville where he raised bulls for bullfighting, and I was so impressed that by the time I got home I had already selected my future emblem.
Dollars have never been known to produced character, and character will never be produced by money.
Make a Fair Product for a Fair Price, then Tell the World. — © William Wrigley, Jr.
Make a Fair Product for a Fair Price, then Tell the World.
Yves Saint Laurent hated fashion. He loved style.
I've already bought another house in Tangier and the one in Deauville has been for sale for some time. As for Yves's Saint Laurent apartment, it is being sold because he's dead. But I won't be furnishing my home from Ikea.
I had a Vincent van Gogh, a small Provençal landscape. We sold it. If you're going to have a van Gogh it should be a really good van Gogh.
The problem with Yves Saint Laurent was that he was a man who understood his time period better than anyone, but he didn't like it. Real artists live their own lives in parallel. It's the artist who transforms his times.
Doing right is never wrong.
There's nothing that really motivates me anymore and demands that I get up in the morning. In the past it was Yves Saint Laurent.
How can you eat anything with eyes?
We will learn that computers, amazing as they are, still cannot come close to being as effective as human beings. A computer isn't creative on its own because it is programmed to behave in a predictable way. Creativity comes from looking for the unexpected and stepping outside your own experience. Computers simply cannot do that.
In April 2007 I learned that Yves Saint Laurent had a brain tumor, and he died on June 1, 2008. During those 14 months I had plenty of time to think about what would happen. There was only one solution: the auction. An auction establishes memory. That's what I want to do.
I love Marcel Proust, but I leave him to his nostalgia. I don't approach art the way most people do. I don't get into Proust by imagining that I am Charlus or whoever. It's the same thing in painting - I try to look at it objectively. There's no pathos in that. It's like Bach's "Goldberg Variations." They have to be approached with a scalpel.
These are the people who are going to see the pictures in my museum.
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