Why should I know Cornelius Vanderbilt?

Cornelius Vanderbilt was an American business magnate and philanthropist who built his wealth in railroads and shipping.

Books by Cornelius Vanderbilt

Quotes by Cornelius Vanderbilt

“1) All you have to do is attend to your own business, then go ahead.
2) I never tell what I’m going to do till I’ve done it.”

Cornelius Vanderbilt When asked for his two secrets to his business success.

“Gentlemen: You have undertaken to cheat me. I will not sue you because the law takes too long. I will ruin you.”

Cornelius Vanderbilt

“Got to spend some money, if you want to make anything. Can’t run a ferry that won’t run.”

Cornelius Vanderbilt

“I don't care half so much about making money as I do about making my point, and coming out ahead.”

Cornelius Vanderbilt

“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.”

Cornelius Vanderbilt

“If a fellow’s got guts he can always win.”

Cornelius Vanderbilt

“If I had learned education I would not have had time to learn anything else.”

Cornelius Vanderbilt

“If you don’t have competition, you don’t have competitors to skin.”

Cornelius Vanderbilt

“Never be a minion, always be an owner.”

Cornelius Vanderbilt

“Pay ready money for everything you buy, and never sell anything you don’t own.”

Cornelius Vanderbilt

“There is no friendship in trade.”

Cornelius Vanderbilt

“Tricks ain’t good business.”

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