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James Cash Penney
James Cash Penney

 James Cash Penney Motivational Quotations:

  • “The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.”

  •  “Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.”

  • “Clock watchers never seem to be having a good time.”

  • “Change is vital, improvement the logical form of change.”

  •  “The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success.”

  •  “I cannot remember a time when the Golden Rule was not my motto and precept, the torch that guided my footsteps.”

  •  “The five separate fingers are five independent units. Close them and the fist multiplies strength. This is organization.”

  •  “The keystone of successful business is cooperation. Friction retards progress.”

  •  “Change is vital, improvement the logical form of change.”

  •  “Theory is splendid but until put into practice, it is valueless.”

  •  “As a rule, we find what we look for; we achieve what we get ready for.”

  •  “I do not believe in excuses. I believe in hard work as the prime solvent of life's problems.”

  •  “It is the service we are not obliged to give that people value most.”

    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.”

  •  “Luck is always the last refuge of laziness and incompetence.”

  •  “Salesmanship, too, is an art; the perfection of its technique requires study and practice.”

  •  “No matter what his position or experience in life, there is in everyone more latent than developed ability; far more unused than used power.”

  •  “Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership.”

  •  “Selling is our No. 1 job. Never get away from selling a lot of merchandise personally. The more you sell the more you learn.”

  •  “Courteous treatment will make a customer a walking advertisement.”

  •  “My definition of an executive's job is brief and to the point. It is simply this: Getting things done through other people.”

  •  “The well-satisfied customer will bring the repeat sale that counts.”​

    James Cash Penney

  •  “Success cannot come from standstill men. Methods change and men must change with them.”
  •  “There's no better friend to any merchant than a fair competitor.”

  •  “Salesmanship is limitless. Our very living is selling. We are all salespeople.”

  •  “Every man must decide for himself whether he shall master his world or be mastered by it.”

  •  “No business can succeed in any great degree without being properly organized.”

  •  “Men are not great or small because of their material possessions. They are great or small because of what they are.”

  •  “The men who have furnished me with my greatest inspiration have not been men of wealth, but men of deeds.”

  •  “We get real results only in proportion to the real values we give.”

  •  “There has never been a time when a career in the Penney Company was not a challenge that brought out the best in a man.”

  •  “Do not primarily train men to work. Train them to serve willingly and intelligently.”

  •  “I was long brought up to think that it was nothing short of a crime to miss a sale.”

  •  “A store's best advertisement is the service its goods render, for upon such service rest the future, the good-will, of an organization.”

  •  “The disciplined are free.”

  •  “The greatest teacher I know is the job itself.”

  •  “Success will always be measured by the extent to which we serve the buying public.”

  •  “Too many would-be executives are slaves of routine.”

  •  “A merchant who approaches business with the idea of serving the public well has nothing to fear from the competition.”

  •  “I believe in trusting men, not only once but twice - in giving a failure another chance.”

  •  “The problem with the bronco is to get on and stay on. This is the problem with the Golden Rule-to understand and apply.”

  •  “The thought in my mind was that I must be a good merchant. If I were a good merchant, the rest would probably take care of itself.”

  •  “It was always my practice to train salespeople under my direct supervision, and to treat children with the utmost consideration.”

  •  “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.”

  •  “We can serve our customers well only if our buying jobs are right. You cannot sell if you haven't ordered wanted goods into your store.”

  •  “I believe a man is better anchored who has a belief in the Supreme Being.”

  • “Determine to do some thinking for yourself. Don't live entirely upon the thoughts of others. Don't be an automaton.”



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