james cash penney Quotes

There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.
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— James Cash Penney
I am grateful for all of my problems. After each one was overcome, I became stronger and more able to meet those that were still to come. I grew in all my difficulties.
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— James Cash Penney
I had to pick myself up and get on with it, do it all over again, only even better this time.
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— James Cash Penney
Salesmanship is limitless. Our very living is selling. We are all salespeople.
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— James Cash Penney
We get real results only in proportion to the real values we give.
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— James Cash Penney
Honor bespeaks worth Confidence begets trust.
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— James Cash Penney
The public is not greatly interested in saving a little money on a purchase at the expense of service.
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— James Cash Penney
Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership.
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— James Cash Penney
The Golden Rule finds no limit of application in business.
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— James Cash Penney
Salesmanship, too, is an art; the perfection of its technique requires study and practice.
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— James Cash Penney
Change is vital, improvement the logical form of change.
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— James Cash Penney
The best way to stop a bad habit is never to begin it.
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— James Cash Penney
They serve best who give most of themselves. Self is forgotten by the one who serves, for such a one rejoices to see success coming to others through his or her efforts.
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— James Cash Penney
The disciplined are free.
— James Cash Penney
The well-satisfied customer will bring the repeat sale that counts.
— James Cash Penney
The keystone of successful business is cooperation. Friction retards progress.
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— James Cash Penney
A merchant who approaches business with the idea of serving the public well has nothing to fear from the competition.
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— James Cash Penney
It is always the start that requires the greatest effort.
— James Cash Penney
I do not believe in excuses. I believe in hard work as the prime solvent of life's problems.
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— James Cash Penney
In every man's life there lies latent energy. There is, however, a spark that, if kindled, will set the whole being afire, and he will become a human dynamo, capable of accomplishing almost anything to which he aspires.
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— James Cash Penney
The greatest teacher I know is the job itself.
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— James Cash Penney
The men who have furnished me with my greatest inspiration have not been men of wealth, but men of deeds.
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— James Cash Penney
The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success.
— James Cash Penney
How can we expect our children to know and experience the joy of giving unless we teach them that the greater pleasure in life lies in the art of giving rather than receiving.
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— James Cash Penney
The best of merchandise will go back to the shelf unless handled by a conscientious, tactful salesman.
— James Cash Penney
In setting up a business under the name and meaning of the Golden Rule, I was publicly binding myself, in my business relations, to a principle which had been a real and intimate part of my family upbringing. Our idea was to make money and build business through serving the community with fair dealing and honest value.
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— James Cash Penney
The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.
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— James Cash Penney
The five separate fingers are five independent units. Close them and the fist multiplies strength. This is organization.
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— James Cash Penney
Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.
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— James Cash Penney
As a rule, we find what we look for; we achieve what we get ready for.
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— James Cash Penney
Luck is always the last refuge of laziness and incompetence.
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— James Cash Penney
I never trust an executive who tends to pass the buck. Nor would I want to deal with him as a customer or a supplier.
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— James Cash Penney
Success in business does not depend upon genius. Any young man of ordinary intelligence who is normally sound and not afraid to work should succeed in spite of obstacles and handicaps if he plays the game fairly and keeps everlastingly at it.
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— James Cash Penney
Business is no longer a matter of profits alone. Profits must come through public confidence, and public confidence is given to any merchant in proportion to the service which he gives to the public.
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— James Cash Penney
No company can afford not to move forward. It may be at the top of the heap today but at the bottom of the heap tomorrow, if it doesn't
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— James Cash Penney
Our very living is selling. We are all salespeople.
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— James Cash Penney
I will have no man work for me who has not the capacity to become a partner.
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— James Cash Penney
No serious-minded man should have time for the mediocre in any phase of his living.
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— James Cash Penney
Selling is our No. 1 job. Never get away from selling a lot of merchandise personally. The more you sell the more you learn
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— James Cash Penney
It was always my practice to train salespeople under my direct supervision, and to treat children with the utmost consideration.
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— James Cash Penney
james cash penney
Birth    : September 16, 1875
Death  : February 12, 1971
Occupation  : Businessman

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