Sam Walton Quotes From The Founder Of Walmart

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35 Best Sam Walton Quotes

 

“A computer can tell you down to the dime what you’ve sold. But it can never tell you how much you could have sold.”
– Sam Walton

“The two most important words I ever wrote were on that first Walmart sign, ‘Satisfaction Guaranteed.”
– Sam Walton

“One person seeking glory doesn’t accomplish very much.”
– Sam Walton

“You can learn from anybody and everybody.”
– Sam Walton

“I have always been driven to buck the system, to innovate, to take things beyond where they’ve been.”
– Sam Walton

“There’s absolutely no limit to what plain, ordinary, working people can accomplish if they’re given the opportunity and encouragement to do their best.”
– Sam Walton

“I learned a long time ago that exercising your ego in public is definitely not the way to build an effective organization.”
– Sam Walton

“Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.”
– Sam Walton

“Commit to your business. Believe in it more than anybody else.”
– Sam Walton

“Give ordinary folk the chance to buy the same things as rich people.”
– Sam Walton

“Celebrate your success and find humor in your failures.”
– Sam Walton

“Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.”
– Sam Walton

“Leaders must always put their people before themselves. If you do that, your business will take care of itself.”
– Sam Walton

“The secret of successful retailing is to give your customers what they want.”
– Sam Walton

“The key to success is to get out into the store and listen to what the associates have to say.”
– Sam Walton

“We’re all working together; that’s the secret.”
– Sam Walton

“To succeed in this world, you have to change all the time.”
– Sam Walton

“Keep everybody guessing as to what your next trick is going to be. Don’t become too predictable.”
– Sam Walton

“Appreciate everything your associates do for the business.”
– Sam Walton

“Individuals don’t win in business, teams do.”
– Sam Walton

“Control your expenses better than your competition.”
– Sam Walton

“High expectations are the key to everything.”
– Sam Walton

“A town of less than 50,000 population cannot support a discount store for very long.”
– Sam Walton

“All that hullabaloo about somebody’s net worth is just stupid, and it’s made my life a lot more complex and difficult.”
– Sam Walton

“Communicate everything you can to your associates. The more they know, the more they care. Once they care, there is no stopping them.”
– Sam Walton

“The folks on the front lines – the ones who actually talk to the customer – are the only ones who really know what’s going on out there.”
– Sam Walton

“If you don’t listen to your customers, someone else will.”
– Sam Walton

“All of us profit from being corrected.”
– Sam Walton

“Lose your smile and lose your customers.”
– Sam Walton

“There’s a lot more business out there in small-town America than I ever dreamed of.”
– Sam Walton

“We let folks know we’re interested in them and that they’re vital to us. Cause they are.”
– Sam Walton

“Ignore the conventional wisdom. If everybody else is doing it one way, there’s a good chance you can find your niche by going in exactly the opposite direction.”
– Sam Walton

“I have always been driven to buck the system, to innovate, to take things beyond where they’ve been.”
– Sam Walton

“I am just trying to get ideas, any kind of ideas that will help our company.”
– Sam Walton

“Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.”
– Sam Walton

“If I knew them I would call them by name, but even if I didn’t I would still speak to them.”
– Sam Walton


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