Popular Charles R. Schwab Quotes

Kindness is more powerful than compulsion.


I quickly learned that if I kept at it and plowed right through the rejections I would eventually get somebody to buy my wares.


I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.


It’s fun to play around… it’s human nature to try to select the right horse… But for the average person, I’m more of an indexer… The predictability is so high… For 10, 15, 20 years you’ll be in the 85th percentile of performance. Why would you screw it up?


“When a man has put a limit on what he will do, he has put a limit on what he can do.”


“If more persons would get so enthused over their day’s work that some one would have to remind them to go out to lunch there would be more happiness in the world and less indigestion”


“I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement.” – Charles Schwab


“The man who fails to give fair service during the hours for which he is paid is dishonest. The man who is not willing to give more than this is foolish.” – Charles Schwab


“The man who has done less than his best has done nothing.”


“I quickly learned that if I kept at it and plowed right through the rejections I would eventually get somebody to buy my wares.”


“I have always felt that the surest way to qualify for the job just ahead is to work a little harder than any one else on the job one is holding down.” – Charles Schwab


“Nothing is more fatal to success than taking one’s job as a matter of course.”


“The men who miss success have two general alibis: ‘I’m not a genius’ is one; and the other, ‘There aren’t the opportunities today there used to be’.”


“The inventor, the man with a unique, specialized talent, is the only real super-genius. But he is so rare that he needs no consideration.”