Who knew that old oil tycoons could have such thoughtful quotes? Hearing “Rockefeller,” or “J. Paul Getty,” in conversation might summon a slew of connotations. You might just think of them as uber-rich, and out-of-touch with the common man. On the other hand, you might look up to them for their business-savvy.
One thing we can all agree on is that these men had exceptional qualities, which gave them a unique perspective on success and life. Here are seven quotes from a few of history’s top oil tycoons.
“Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.”
–H.L. Hunt – Mathematical genius. Turned $100 into $100,000 playing poker in New Orleans and went on to buy the East Texas Oil Field, which earned him millions.