Quotes by John Pierpont Morgan

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John Pierpont Morgan I (April 17, 1837 March 31, 1913) was an American financier and banker, who at the turn of the century (1901), was one of the wealthiest men in America.

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Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see farther.

The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.
Well, I don't know as I want a lawyer to tell me what I cannot do. I hire him to tell how to do what I want to do.
No problem can be solved until it is reduced to some simple form. The changing of a vague difficulty into a specific, concrete form is a very essential element in thinking.
The wise man bridges the gap by laying out the path by means of which he can get from where he is to where he wants to go.
If you have to ask how much it costs, you can't afford it.
A man always has two reasons for doing anything -- a good reason and the real reason.
When you expect things to happen -- strangely enough -- they do happen.
You can't pick cherries with your back to the tree.
A man always has two reasons for what he does, a good one, and the real one.

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