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Lee Iacocca Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Lee Iacocca

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My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

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If we screw it up, start over. Try something else.
- Lee Iacocca

In times of great stress or adversity,
it's always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy
into something positive.
- Lee Iacocca

Management is nothing more than motivating other people.
- Lee Iacocca

 

We at Chrysler borrow money the old-fashioned way.
We pay it back.
- Lee Iacocca

The only rock I know that stays steady,
the only institution I know that works,
is the family.
- Lee Iacocca

I have found that being honest is the best technique I can use.
Right up front, tell people what you're trying to accomplish
and what you're willing to sacrifice to accomplish it.
- Lee Iacocca

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There is no substitute for accurate knowledge.
Know yourself, know your business, know your men.
- Lee Iacocca

I forgot to shake hands and be friendly.
It was an important lesson about leadership.
- Lee Iacocca

The affections are like lightning: you cannot tell
where they will strike till they have fallen.
- Lee Iacocca

We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly
disguised as insoluble problems.
- Lee Iacocca

In a completely rational society, the best of us would
be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
- Lee Iacocca

In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words:
people,
product, and profits.
- Lee Iacocca

Any supervisor worth his salt would rather deal with
people who attempt too much than with those who try too little.
- Lee Iacocca

You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across,
your ideas won't get you anywhere.
- Lee Iacocca

Every business and every product has risks.
You can't get around it.
- Lee Iacocca

If a guy is over 25 percent jerk, he's in trouble.
And Henry was 95 percent.
- Lee Iacocca

The ability to concentrate and to use time well is everything.
- Lee Iacocca

There are times when even the best manager is like
the little boy with the big dog,
waiting to see where the dog wants to go so he can take him there.
- Lee Iacocca

The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.
- Lee Iacocca

The one word that makes a good manager -
decisiveness.
- Lee Iacocca

I've always found that the speed of the boss is the speed of the team.
- Lee Iacocca

If you want to make good use of your time,
you've got to know what's most important and then give it all you've got.
- Lee Iacocca

People want economy and they will pay any price to get it.
- Lee Iacocca

We've got to pause and ask ourselves:
How much clean air do we need?
- Lee Iacocca

The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change,
the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.
- Lee Iacocca

The most successful businessman is the man who holds
onto the old just as long as it is good,
and grabs the new just as soon as it is better.
- Lee Iacocca

The discipline of writing something down is the first
step toward making it happen.
- Lee Iacocca

Trouble shared is trouble halved.
- Lee Iacocca

The trick is to make sure you don't die waiting for prosperity to come.
- Lee Iacocca

No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity,
if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family,
what have you really accomplished?
- Lee Iacocca

I hire people brighter than me and then I get out of their way.
- Lee Iacocca

Start with good people, lay out the rules,
communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them.
If you do all those things effectively,
you can't miss.
- Lee Iacocca

Motivation is everything.
You can do the work of two people, but you can't be two people.
Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the
line and get him to inspire his people.
- Lee Iacocca

One of the things the government can't do is run anything.
The only things our government runs are the post office and the railroads,
and both of them are bankrupt.
- Lee Iacocca

The kind of people I look for to fill top management
spots are the eager beavers,
the mavericks.
These are the guys who try to do more than they're expected to do -
they always reach.
- Lee Iacocca

The greatest discovery of my generation is that human
beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
- Lee Iacocca

Apply yourself.
Get all the education you can, but then,
by God, do something.
Don't just stand there, make it happen.
- Lee Iacocca

Talk to people in their own language.
If you do it well, they'll say, 'God,
he said exactly what I was thinking.'
And when they begin to respect you,
they'll follow you to the death.
- Lee Iacocca

I have always found that if I move with seventy-five
percent or more of the facts that I usually never regret it.
It's the guys who wait to have everything perfect that drive you crazy.
- Lee Iacocca

So what do we do? Anything.
Something.
So long as we just don't sit there.
If we screw it up, start over.
Try something else.
If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties,
it may be too late.
- Lee Iacocca

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

It doesn't matter who my father was.
It matters who I remember he was.
- Anne Sexton

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
- Gloria Steinem

If my father had hugged me even once,
I'd be an accountant right now.
- Ray Romano

I'm a fun father, but not a good father.
The hard decisions always went to my wife.
- John Lithgow

Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts
catching up with Mother Nature.
- Harold Coffin

Feels good to try, but playing a father,
I'm getting a little older.
I see now that I'm taking it more serious and I do want that lifestyle.
- Adam Sandler

Father or stepfather - those are just titles to me.
They don't mean anything.
- Oliver Hudson

A father's disappointment can be a very powerful tool.
- Michael Bergin

Whenever I fail as a father or husband...
a toy and a diamond always works.
- Shahrukh Khan

But the love of adventure was in father's blood.
- Buffalo Bill

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

My father was something of a rainbow-chaser.
- Marc Davis

Humor is always based on a modicum of truth.
Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?
- Dick Clark

I inherited that calm from my father,
who was a farmer.
You sow, you wait for good or bad weather,
you harvest, but working is something you always need to do.
- Miguel Indurain

There's really no point in having children if you're
not going to be home enough to father them.
- Anthony Edwards

My father was my teacher.
But most importantly he was a great dad.
- Beau Bridges

I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument.
He told me to knock myself out.
- Jay London

Thirteen, 13 children, and I love - I love them all.
And I think I've been a good father to all of them.
- Anthony Quinn

I would want my legacy to be that I was a great son,
father and friend.
- Dante Hall

Family life was wonderful.
The streets were bleak.
The playgrounds were bleak.
But home was always warm.
My mother and father had a great relationship.
I always felt 'safe' there.
- Robert Cormier

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished
at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain


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