Lee Iacocca Quotes (26 quotations)

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1. Are we going to be a services power? The double-cheeseburger-hold-the-mayo kings of the whole world? - Lee Iacocca

2. How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness is in fact for most men at all times the secret motive of all they do, and of all they are willing to endure. - Lee Iacocca

3. I gotta tell ya, with our $2.4 billion in profits last year, they gave me a great big bonus. Really, it's almost obscene. - Lee Iacocca

4. I have to act to live. - Lee Iacocca

5. If a guy is over 25 percent jerk, he's in trouble. And Henry was 95 percent. - Lee Iacocca

6. If I had to sum up in a word what makes a good manager, I'd say decisiveness. You can use the fanciest computers to gather the numbers, but in the end you have to set a timetable and act. - Lee Iacocca

7. If I had to sum up in one word what makes a good manager, I'd say decisiveness. You can use the fanciest computers to gather the numbers, but in the end you have to set a timetable and act. - Lee Iacocca

8. If you want to make good use of your time, you've got to know what's most important and then give it all you've got. - Lee Iacocca

9. In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else. - Lee Iacocca

10. Management is nothing more than motivating other people. - Lee Iacocca

11. My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life. - Lee Iacocca

12. One of the things the government can't do is run anything. The only things our government runs are the post office and the railroads, and both of them are bankrupt. - Lee Iacocca

13. People want economy and they will pay any price to get it. - Lee Iacocca

14. Talk to people in their own language. If you do it well, they'll say, 'God, he said exactly what I was thinking.' And when they begin to respect you, they'll follow you to the death. - Lee Iacocca

15. The ability to concentrate and to use time well is everything. - Lee Iacocca

16. The affections are like lightning: you cannot tell where they will strike till they have fallen. - Lee Iacocca

17. The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. - Lee Iacocca

18. The speed of the boss is the speed of the team. - Lee Iacocca

19. The trick is to make sure you don't die waiting for prosperity to come. - Lee Iacocca

20. There is no substitute for accurate knowledge. Know yourself, know your business, know your men. - Lee Iacocca

21. Trouble shared is trouble halved. - Lee Iacocca

22. We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems. - Lee Iacocca

23. We at Chrysler borrow money the old-fashioned way. We pay it back. - Lee Iacocca

24. We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need? - Lee Iacocca

25. When future historians look back on our way of curing inflation they'll probably compare it to bloodletting in the Middle Ages. - Lee Iacocca

26. You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you anywhere. - Lee Iacocca

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