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Sam Walton Quotes

Let these Sam Walton quotes give you words to consider. These inspirational quotes from the famous and successful businessman, Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart are sure to inspire you. Wisdom of a person who started with nothing and built a successful empire. Sam Walton 1918 - 1992

Swim upstream. Go the other way. Ignore the conventional wisdom.
Sam Walton

If you love your work, you’ll be out there every day trying to do it the best you possibly can, and pretty soon everybody around will catch the passion from you – like a fever.
Sam Walton

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.
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

Celebrate your success and find humor in your failures. Don’t take yourself so seriously. Loosen up and everyone around you will loosen up. Have fun and always show enthusiasm. When all else fails, put on a costume and sing a silly song.
Sam Walton

High expectations are the key to everything.
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

We're all working together; that's the secret.
Sam Walton

Capital isn't scarce; vision is.
Sam Walton

I had to pick myself up and get on with it, do it all over again, only even better this time.
Sam Walton

There's a lot more business out there in small town America than I ever dreamed of.
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

The two most important words I ever wrote were on that first Wal-Mart sign, "Satisfaction Guaranteed". They're still up there, and they have made all the difference.
Sam Walton

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

We let folks know we're interested in them and that they're vital to us. cause they are.
Sam Walton

Information is power, and the gain you get from empowering your associates more than offsets the risk of informing your competitor.
Sam Walton

Keep everybody guessing as to what your next trick is going to be, he said. Don’t become too predictable.
Sam Walton

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

Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. 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

I probably have traveled and walked into more variety stores than anybody in America. I am just trying to get ideas, any kind of ideas that will help our company. Most of us don't invent ideas. We take the best ideas from someone else.
Sam Walton

Don't take yourself so seriously. Loosen up, and everybody around you will loosen up. Have fun.
Sam Walton

The more they know, the more they’ll understand. The more they understand, the more they’ll care. Once they care, there’s no stopping them.
Sam Walton

I think I overcame every single one of my personal shortcomings by the sheer passion I brought to my work. I don’t know if you’re born with this kind of passion, or if you can learn it. But I do know you need it.
Sam Walton

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

Money and ownership alone aren’t enough. Set high goals, encourage competition, and then keep score.
Sam Walton



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