Quotes by: Sam Walton

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Sam Walton
Walton, as he appears in David H. Hickman High School's yearbook
Born Samuel Moore Walton
(1918-03-29)March 29, 1918
Kingfisher, Oklahoma, U.S.
Died April 5, 1992(1992-04-05) (aged 74)
Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Missouri 1940
Occupation Founder of Walmart and Sam's Club
Net worth US$8.6 billion (at the time of death)[1]
Spouse(s) Helen Robson (1943 – 1992; his death)
Children 11

I learned early on that one of the secrets of campus leadership was the simplest thing of all: speak to people coming down the sidewalk before they speak to you. I would always look ahead and speak to the person coming toward me. If I knew them I would call them by name, but even if I didn't I would still speak to them.
Sam Walton
Control your expenses better than your competition. This is where you can always find the competitive advantage.
Sam Walton
All of us profit from being corrected - if we're corrected in a positive way.
Sam Walton
The way management treats associates is exactly how the associates will treat the customers.
Sam Walton
The key to success is to get out into the store and listen to what the associates have to say.
Sam Walton
Each Wal-Mart store should reflect the values of its customers and support the vision they hold for their community.
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
Share your profits with all your associates, and treat them as partners. In turn, they will treat you as a partner, and together you will all perform beyond your wildest expectations.
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
If everybody is doing it one way, there's a good chance you can find your niche by going exactly in the opposite direction.
Sam Walton
Maybe I was born to be a merchant, maybe it was fate. I don't know about that. But I know this for sure: I loved retail from the very beginning.
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
You can make a lot of mistakes and still recover if you run an efficient operation. Or you can be brilliant and still go out of business if you're too inefficient.
Sam Walton
I probably have traveled and walked into more variety stores than anybody in America.
Sam Walton
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