31 Great Sam Walton Quotes

31 Great Sam Walton Quotes

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Sam Walton was a businessman from Kingfisher, Oklahoma. He is most famous for founding Walmart and Sam’s Club. His empire has developed into one of the biggest retailers in the entire world. He died on April 5, 1992.

“And thank goodness we never thought we had to go out and buy anything like an island.”

“Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a

“Bullheadedness. ”

“Capital isn’t scarce; vision is.”

“Commit to your business. Believe in it more than anybody else.”

“Do it. Try it. Fix it.”

“Eat what you cook.”

“Expenses should never exceed one percent of our purchases.”

“Focus on something the customer wants, and then deliver it.”

“High expectations are the key to everything.”

“I had to get up everyday with my mind set on improving something.”

“I had to pick myself up and get on with it, do it all over again, only even better this time.”

“I have always been driven to buck the system, to innovate, to take things beyond where they’ve been.”

“I loved retail from the beginning, and I still love it today. ”

“I not only knew I wanted to go into retailing, I also knew I wanted to go into business for myself.”

“I remember one time I didn’t want to spend any money on motels so we all slept in sleeping bags on the floor of one of our guys’ houses. His furniture hadn’t gotten there yet.”

“I’d get down low, turn my plane up on its side, and fly right over a town. Once we had a spot picked out, we’d land, go find out who owned the property, and try to negotiate the deal right
then. That’s another good reason I don’t like jets. You can’t get down low enough to really tell what’s going on, the way I could in my little planes.”

“I’d hate to see any descendants of mine fall into the category of what I’d call ‘idle rich’ – a group I’ve never had much use for.”

“If I had to single out one element in my life that has made a difference for me, it would be a passion to compete.”

“It was almost as if I had a right to win. Thinking like that often seems to turn into sort of a self-fulfilling prophecy.”

“Some families sell their stocks off a little bit at a time to live high, and then – boom – somebody takes them over, and it all goes down the drain.”

“Take the best out of everything and adapt it to your needs.”

“There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.”

“There’s a lot more business out there in small town America than I ever dreamed of.”

“To succeed in this world, you have to change all the time.”

“We don’t need to buy a yacht.”

“We let folks know we’re interested in them and that they’re vital to us. cause they are.”

“We sell for less.”

“We’re all working together; that’s the secret.”

“You can learn from everybody.”

“You can make a positive out of the most negative if you work at it hard enough.”