Tom Monaghan Quotes

Who is Tom Monaghan?

Thomas Stephen Monaghan is an American entrepreneur who founded Domino's Pizza in 1960.

Monaghan became a wealthy businessman and claims most of his success is due to reading 'Think and Grow Rich' by Napoleon Hill.

Born March 25, 1937

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Best 58 Quotes by Tom Monaghan

“A blind person’s senses of taste and smell are sharper than those of a sighted person.”

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“A Marine is never intimidated.”

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“American technology is putting space satellites in orbit these days, and you’re telling me you can’t punch a clean hole in a piece of cardboard?”

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“Bankers are the keepers of the keys to success for an entrepreneur.”

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“Being in the Marine Corps was the best thing that ever happened to me. It can do a lot for a young guy. I owe a lot to the Marine Corps. If I had a son, I'd want him to be a Marine.”

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“Big obligations make good leaders. But good leaders also take on big obligations.”

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“Each man is responsible for his own actions.”

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“Every time I suffer a setback, I find myself thinking instinctively, How can I capitalize on this?”

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“Failure shows you how to do something right.”

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“Failure strengthens you because it teaches you to look for the seed of benefit that every adversity contains.”

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“I believe everyone on earth has a certain goal/dream in life. I also believe anyone can achieve this if they set their minds to it.”

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“I believe in aiming high. If you do, you’ll stretch yourself to do better than you would if your goal were something easily reached.”

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“I believe in deeds, not words.”

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“I believe in giving people responsibility, and I insist on letting them make their own mistakes.”

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“I believe my greatest strength is the ability to turn adversity into advantage.”

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“I believe the mind needs exercise, that it will grow in capacity and thinking ability if it is forced to by constant questioning and the desire for new information.”

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“I believe we should concentrate on the only business we know, the operating of pizza shops, and not get sidetracked into areas we know nothing about.”

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“I have a lot of dreams, and I don’t think I’ll ever achieve them all. I hope not. I don’t like having to think about a day when I might stop having new ones.”

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“I owe all my success to stupidity.”

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“I realized that it took just as much time to make a small pizza as a large one, and it took just as long to deliver a small pizza. This revelation was a major breakthrough in the history of Domino’s Pizza.”

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“I sometimes compare my brainstorming on paper to the drilling of oil wells. The only way to strike oil is to drill a lot of wells.”

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“I think people are at their best when they love their work.”

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“I view money in much the same way P.T. Barnum did: it’s important only for the things it can allow you to do.”

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“I would dream of having things – not the good or the better, but the best – and I could visualize them so perfectly, it was like actually possessing them.”

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“I’m a firm believer in keeping a business simple.”

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“I’m an optimist at heart. Even in my darkest moments I had hope for the promise of the future.”

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“I’ve always believe that the best plan is something you came up with through trying and failing.”

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“I’ve always said that if you just take care of every single customer, your business will grow by 50 percent a year.”

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“I’ve always said that our best ideas come from drivers – they’re out making contact with customers, and they’re usually young and have a fresh vision of how things can be made to work better.”

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“I’ve learned that if you are out in front creating something new and different in business, such as a delivery-only pizza restaurant chain, no degree is going to help you much.”

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“If I lost my health, I’d give every penny I had to get it back, and I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t.”

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“If it is to be, it is up to me.”

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“If something is messed up, I believe in taking corrective action immediately. But I want to be certain it is messed up. It may just seem messed up to some people because it isn’t being done according to the textbook.”

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“If we add a second store two or three miles from the first one, business at the first store always improves.”

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“If you are nice to other people, they’ll be nice to you.”

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“If you only listen to people who like your product, of course you’re going to hear good things about it.”

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“If you’ve chosen the career that’s right for you, it will give your life a feeling of purpose; you’ll love it. And if you love your work, it will be fun.”

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“It isn’t enough to know what you want: You have to make sure that the people who can get it for you know you want it.”

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“Life is too precious to be wasted in doing work you don’t love.”

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“My most visible accomplishment in life has been the building of Domino’s Pizza from a single store into the world’s largest pizza delivery company.”

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“My philosophy of management is to let my executives do their job their way.”

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“My purpose was clear, and the knowledge that the future success – or failure – of the business rested on my shoulders alone was welcome.”

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“No matter what an individual decides to become, hard work and determination is very important in today's competitive world.”

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“Sometimes I would drive to a competitor’s store and just sit there in the car for several hours watching what they were doing. I’d try to estimate how much business they had and think about what they might do to be more successful, which in turn would tell me things we might do to make Domino’s more successful.”

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“Success was merely a matter of time and effort.”

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“Synergism is when two plus two equals five.”

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“The best way to find things out is by asking questions. One of the most important words in the English language is 'why'.”

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“The biggest little thing you can do is simply be nice to people.”

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“There must be a better reason for expansion than simply addition of another store and more income. Stores need to complement each other.”

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“Though my status was lowly, I could build empires in my mind and imagine myself as wealthy and successful.”

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“To be big leaves no room for pettiness.”

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“We enrich ourselves most in life when we give ourselves most fully and freely.”

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“When I came to a big fork in the road back in 1960, I chose the path that led to the pizza business instead of architecture.”

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“When you tell someone else what your goal is, it gives you reinforcement, added incentive to accomplish it.”

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“You always get negative reactions. If you worry about that, you would never do anything.”

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“You don’t get what you expect unless you inspect.”

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“You may also encounter hardships along the way, but you must not get discouraged and you push on in order to fulfill your goals.”

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“You must have a goal in order to know what direction to take.”

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