H. L. Hunt Quotes

Who on Earth is H. L. Hunt?

Haroldson Lafayette Hunt Junior was an oil tycoon from Texas and a political activist. He had a lot of money, many children and three wives. But his biggest accomplishment is being the inspiration for the character of J. R. Ewing in the television series Dallas. Try to beat that!

Born February 17, 1889
Died November 29, 1974

Books by H. L. Hunt


Best 12 Quotes by H. L. Hunt

“Each is responsible for his own actions.”

H. L. Hunt

“I am quite generally in favor of anyone that is fighting communism.”

H. L. Hunt

“I didn't go to high school, and I didn't go to grade school either. Education, I think, is for refinement and is probably a liability.”

H. L. Hunt

“I think that as long I am spending money and spending effort in the cause of liberty that I should be commended.”

H. L. Hunt

“I think that furnishing employment is one of the greatest things that anyone can do for the population of the country. I think that's very important to give people a chance to make a living for themselves.”

H. L. Hunt

“I was a fine card player, I can beat about anybody. But I quit playing poker in 1921. I went into the oil business then, and anything else is like penny ante. The reason I quit playing poker was that it wasn't any contest.”

H. L. Hunt

“I wasn't a very good oil man and didn't make out very well. But I trudged six miles through snow, from farm house to farmhouse, and bought everything that was unleased.”

H. L. Hunt

“If you don't believe you can win, there is no point in getting out of bed at the beginning of the day.”

H. L. Hunt

“Money is just a way of keeping score.”

H. L. Hunt

“There are only three requirements for success. Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.”

H. L. Hunt

“There are only three requirements for success. First, decide exactly what it is you want in life. Second, determine the price that you are going to have to pay to get the things you want. And third, and this is most important, resolve to pay that price.”

H. L. Hunt

“Write me as one that loves his fellow-men.”

H. L. Hunt