Sam Walton

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Samuel Moore Walton (29 March 1918 - 5 April 1992) Businessman; founder Wal-Mart.


  • Capital isn't scarce; vision is.
  • High expectations are the key to everything.
  • I had to pick myself up and get on with it, do it all over again, only even better this time.
  • I have always been driven to buck the system, to innovate, to take things beyond where they've been.
  • 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.
  • There is only one boss, and that is the Customer, and he can fire everybody from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.
    • Variant: 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.
  • There's a lot more business out there in small town America than I ever dreamed of.
  • We let folks know we're interested in them and that they're vital to us— 'cause they are.
  • We're all working together; that's the secret. And we'll lower the cost of living for everyone, not just in America, but we'll give the world an opportunity to see what it's like to save and have a better lifestyle, a better life for all. We're proud of what we've accomplished ; we've just begun.
  • Individuals don't win, teams do.

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