Conrad Hilton Quotes

Who was Conrad Hilton?

Conrad Nicholson Hilton Sr. was an American businessman known as the founder of the Hilton Hotels chain.

Born December 25, 1887
Died January 3, 1979
Aged 91 years old

Best 10 Quotes by Conrad Hilton

“A very poor Greek once applied for a job as janitor in a bank of Athens. “Can you write?” demanded the discriminating head of employment. “Only my name,” said the fellow. He didn’t get the job – so he borrowed the money to travel steerage to the United States, the Land of Opportunity. Many years later an important Greek businessman held a press conference in his beautiful Wall Street offices. At the conclusion an enterprising reporter said, “You should write your memoirs.” The gentleman smiled. “Impossible,” he said, “I cannot write.” The reporter was astounded. “Just think,” he remarked, “how much further you would have gone if you could.” The Greek shook his head. “If I could write,” he said, “I’d be a janitor.”

“Don’t ever quit. Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”

“Enthusiasm is a vital element toward the individual success of every man or woman.”

“Everyone faces hardships along their chosen path. What carries them through? Makes them work and pray with no thought of quitting? Enthusiasm!”

“In my Bible it doesn’t say that money is the root of all evil, but the love of money. I believe that to be true and I believe the exact same to be true about possessions.”

“Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.”

“The successful life is a balanced life and includes thought, action, rest, recreation.”

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“There is no such thing as being “a little bit enthusiastic.” You either are or aren’t. If you aren’t you face failure and boredom. You can’t take it by the spoonful.”

“Think big. Act big. Dream big.”

“To be haunted by past failures or satisfied with past successes is to arrest forward motion.”

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