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Top 31 Cornelius Vanderbilt Quotes (COMMODORE)

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It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.
A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
You have undertaken to cheat me. I won't sue you, for the law is too slow. I'll ruin you.
You have undertaken to cheat me. I won’t sue you, for the law is too slow. I’ll ruin you.
It is not according to my mode of doing things, to bring a suit against a man that I have the power in my own hands to punish.
It is not according to my mode of doing things, to bring a suit against a man that I have the power in my own hands to punish.
I have always served the public to the best of my ability. Why Because, like every other man, it is to my interest to do so.
I have always served the public to the best of my ability. Why? Because, like every other man, it is to my interest to do so.
I am not afraid of my enemies, but by God, you must look out when you get among your friends.
I am not afraid of my enemies, but by God, you must look out when you get among your friends.
There is no friendship in trade.
There is no friendship in trade.
Got to look out for yourself. Nobody else ain’t going to do it.
Got to look out for yourself. Nobody else ain’t going to do it.

10 Cornelius Vanderbilt Quotes About Money and Business That Will Make You Think

“My system of railroading is to take care of it just as careful as I would of my own household affairs, handle it just as though it was all mine; and take good care of its income; that is my aim, you know, and give that to the stockholders.”

Cornelius Vanderbilt
I don't care half so much about making money as I do about making my point, and coming out ahead.
I don’t care half so much about making money as I do about making my point, and coming out ahead.
Got to spend some money, if you want to make anything. Can’t run a ferry that won’t run.
Got to spend some money, if you want to make anything. Can’t run a ferry that won’t run.
I just know I could make me a heap of money.
I just know I could make me a heap of money.
I have been insane on the subject of money making all my life.
I have been insane on the subject of money making all my life.

“I guess I’ve built a hundred steamships and steamboats… I never paid a dollar of insurance… Good vessels and good masters – that’s the best kind of insurance. Why should I pay somebody else to carry my risks?”

Cornelius Vanderbilt
The more of it (money) one has the more one wants.
The more of it (money) one has the more one wants.
Tricks ain’t good business.
Tricks ain’t good business.
Pay ready money for everything you buy, and never sell anything you don’t own.
Pay ready money for everything you buy, and never sell anything you don’t own.
All you have to do is attend to your own business, then go ahead.
All you have to do is attend to your own business, then go ahead.

3 Cornelius Vanderbilt Quotes on Education

“My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.”

Cornelius Vanderbilt
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
If I had learned education I would not have had time to learn anything else.
If I had learned education I would not have had time to learn anything else.

6 Cornelius Vanderbilt Quotes About Life

“Be assured those will be thy worst enemies, not to whom thou hast done evil, but who have done evil to thee. And those will be thy best friends, not to whom thou hast done good, but who have done good to thee.”

Cornelius Vanderbilt
Never tell anyone what you are going to do till you have done it.
Never tell anyone what you are going to do till you have done it.
Never be a minion, always be an owner.
Never be a minion, always be an owner.
You’ve got to make folks believe you’ll always run. If they can depend on you, they’ll deal with you.
You’ve got to make folks believe you’ll always run. If they can depend on you, they’ll deal with you.
I’ve never found time to indulge more than a single ambition.
I’ve never found time to indulge more than a single ambition.
There ain’t nothing to it, except work and giving folks what they want.
There ain’t nothing to it, except work and giving folks what they want.

2 Cornelius Vanderbilt Quotes on Having Guts

We made it – I knew all it needed was guts.
We made it – I knew all it needed was guts.
If a fellow’s got guts, he can always win.
If a fellow’s got guts, he can always win.

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