30+ Best Ross Perot Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Henry Ross Perot was an American business magnate, self-made billionaire, philanthropist, politician, and two-time independent candidate for U.S. president. He was the founder and chief executive officer of Electronic Data Systems and Perot Systems. Inspirational Ross Perot quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Most Famous Ross Perot Quotes

Modern politics has become little more than shirking responsibility and blaming somebody else.

The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.

One voice is tiny, and alone it cannot be heard above the din of politics as usual. The peoples voice, when it cries as one, is a great roar.

Something in human nature causes us to start slacking off at our moment of greatest accomplishment. As you become successful, you will need a great deal of self-discipline not to lose your sense of balance, humility and commitment.

I came from an environment where if you see a snake, you kill it. At General motors, if you see a snake, the first thing you do is to hire a consultant on snakes.

Business is not just doing deals, business is having great products, doing great engineering, and providing tremendous service to customers. Finally, business is a cobweb of human relationships.

The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, the public debt should be reduced and the arrogance of public officials should be controlled.

Keep in mind our Constitution predates the Industrial Revolution. Our founders did not know about electricity, the train, telephones, radio, television, automobiles, airplanes, rockets, nuclear weapons, satellites, or space exploration. There’s a lot they didn’t know about. It would be interesting to see what kind of document they’d draft today. Just keeping it frozen in time won’t hack it.

Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success.

Life is never more fun than when you’re the underdog competing against the giants.

Anybody can cut prices, but it takes brains to produce a better article.

War has rules, mud wrestling has rules , politics has no rules.

When building a team, I always search first for people who love to win. If I can’t find any of those, I look for people who hate to lose.

Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.

Inspirational Ross Perot Quotes

In business, people are held accountable. In Washington, nobody is held accountable. In business, people are judged on results. In Washington, people are measured by their ability to get reelected.

So many people spend their lives chasing money and end up as the richest men in the cemetery. I don’t want to be like that.

If we really want to know who is responsible for the mess we’re in, all we have to do is look in the mirror. You and I own this country, and we are responsible for what happens to it.

Inventories can be managed, but people must be led.

Guys, just remember, if you get lucky, if you make a lot of money, if you get out and buy a lot of stuff–it’s gonna break. You got your biggest, fanciest mansion in the world. It has air conditioning. It’s got a pool. Just think of all the pumps that are going to go out. Or go to a yacht basin any place in the world. Nobody is smiling, and I’ll tell you why. Something broke that morning. The generator’s out, the microwave oven doesn’t work, Things just don’t mean happiness.

We must return immigration to a logical, orderly process where people fill out their applications and wait for approval. We must make sure illegal immigrants stop storming our borders. We must establish the correct criteria, such as our need for certain job skills or education, for granting the right to immigrate into the United States.

Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial.

The most successful people in the world aren’t usually the brightest. They are the ones who persevere.

This planet is our home. If we destroy the planet, we’ve destroyed our home, so it is fundamentally important.

There is no accountability in the public school system, except for coaches. You know what happens to a losing coach. You fire him. A losing teacher can go on losing for 30 years and then go to glory.

I was born rich. Not in tangible things, but rich in the parents I had.

The best way to make money is not to have money as your primary goal. I’ve seen great people come into the business world primarily motivated to make money. Almost without exception they failed.

Modern politics has become little more than shirking responsibility and blaming somebody else.

If you see a snake, just kill it , don’t appoint a committee on snakes.

My role in life is that of the grain of sand to the oyster-it irritates the oyster and out comes a pearl.

Spend a lot of time talking to customers face to face. You’d be amazed how many companies don’t listen to their customers.

The debt is like a crazy aunt we keep down in the basement. All the neighbors know she’s there, but nobody wants to talk about her.

Talk is cheap. Words are plentiful. Deeds are precious.

Don’t run your life by what’s legal or illegal. Run your life based on what’s right or wrong.

Action is greater than writing. A good man is a nobler object of contemplation than a great author. There are but two things worth living for: to do what is worthy of being written, and to write what is worthy of being read.

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