Sam Walton Quotes and sayings

Samuel Moore Walton was an American businessman and entrepreneur best known for founding the retailer Walmart. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. grew to be the world’s largest corporation by revenue as well as the biggest private employer in the world. Here are some Sam Walton quotes and sayings.

“There are only four things in life that matter. The first is happiness and I’ll sell you the other three for a dollar.”

“Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune”

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

“Celebrate your success and find humor in your failures. Don’t take yourself so seriously. Loosen up and everyone around you will loosen up. Have fun and always show enthusiasm. When all else fails, put on a costume and sing a silly song.”

“Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.”

Sam Walton Quotes

“Individuals don’t win in business, teams do.”

“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.”

“Don’t get so stuck in your ways that you can’t change.”

“The secret of successful retailing is to give your customers what they want”

“Loosen up, and everybody around you will loosen up.”

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“Celebrate your successes. Find some humor in your failures.”

“If you love your work, you’ll be out there every day trying to do it the best you possibly can, and pretty soon everybody around will catch the passion from you – like a fever.”

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

“Capital isn’t scarce; vision is.”

“When all else fails, put on a costume and sing a silly song.”

Sam Walton Quotes

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

“Leaders must always put their people before themselves. If you do that, your business will take care of itself.”

“Great ideas come from everywhere if you just listen and look for them. You never know who’s going to have a great idea.”

“Control your expenses better than your competition. This is where you can always find the competitive advantage.”

“If you don’t listen to your customers, someone else will.”

Sam Walton Quotes

“Exceed your customer’s expectations. If you do, they’ll come back over and over. Give them what they want – and a little more.”

“Lose your smile and lose your customers.”

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

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

“There’s absolutely no limit to what plain, ordinary, working people can accomplish if they’re given the opportunity and encouragement to do their best.”

“Money and ownership alone aren’t enough. Set high goals, encourage competition, and then keep score.”

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