James Cash Penney - Quotes

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Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.

Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.

The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.

The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.

The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success.

The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success.

Responsibilities are given to him on whom trust rests. Responsibility is always a sign of trust.

Responsibilities are given to him on whom trust rests. Responsibility is always a sign of trust.

Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership.

Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership.

As a rule, we find what we look for; we achieve what we get ready for.

As a rule, we find what we look for; we achieve what we get ready for.

The keystone of successful business is cooperation. Friction retards progress. ---->>>

Change is vital, improvement the logical form of change. ---->>>

Courteous treatment will make a customer a walking advertisement. ---->>>

I do not believe in excuses. I believe in hard work as the prime solvent of life's problems. ---->>>

There's no better friend to any merchant than a fair competitor. ---->>>

Clock watchers never seem to be having a good time. ---->>>

Luck is always the last refuge of laziness and incompetence.

Luck is always the last refuge of laziness and incompetence.

The greatest teacher I know is the job itself.

The greatest teacher I know is the job itself.

I cannot remember a time when the Golden Rule was not my motto and precept, the torch that guided my footsteps. ---->>>

A merchant who approaches business with the idea of serving the public well has nothing to fear from the competition.

A merchant who approaches business with the idea of serving the public well has nothing to fear from the competition.

The well-satisfied customer will bring the repeat sale that counts. ---->>>

Men are not great or small because of their material possessions. They are great or small because of what they are. ---->>>

I believe in trusting men, not only once but twice - in giving a failure another chance.

I believe in trusting men, not only once but twice - in giving a failure another chance.

Success cannot come from standstill men. Methods change and men must change with them. ---->>>

Every man must decide for himself whether he shall master his world or be mastered by it.

Every man must decide for himself whether he shall master his world or be mastered by it.

The five separate fingers are five independent units. Close them and the fist multiplies strength. This is organization.

The five separate fingers are five independent units. Close them and the fist multiplies strength. This is organization.

I never trust an executive who tends to pass the buck. Nor would I want to deal with him as a customer or a supplier.

I never trust an executive who tends to pass the buck. Nor would I want to deal with him as a customer or a supplier.

It is always the start that requires the greatest effort. ---->>>

The men who have furnished me with my greatest inspiration have not been men of wealth, but men of deeds. ---->>>

The Golden Rule finds no limit of application in business. ---->>>

No business can succeed in any great degree without being properly organized. ---->>>

The thought in my mind was that I must be a good merchant. If I were a good merchant, the rest would probably take care of itself. ---->>>

Salesmanship is limitless. Our very living is selling. We are all salespeople. ---->>>

Salesmanship, too, is an art; the perfection of its technique requires study and practice. ---->>>

Determine to do some thinking for yourself. Don't live entirely upon the thoughts of others. Don't be an automaton. ---->>>

Do not primarily train men to work. Train them to serve willingly and intelligently. ---->>>

It is the service we are not obliged to give that people value most. ---->>>

No matter what his position or experience in life, there is in everyone more latent than developed ability; far more unused than used power. ---->>>

Success will always be measured by the extent to which we serve the buying public. ---->>>

The best of merchandise will go back to the shelf unless handled by a conscientious, tactful salesman. ---->>>

Exchange ideas frequently. ---->>>

No serious-minded man should have time for the mediocre in any phase of his living. ---->>>

There has never been a time when a career in the Penney Company was not a challenge that brought out the best in a man. ---->>>

The problem with the bronco is to get on and stay on. This is the problem with the Golden Rule-to understand and apply. ---->>>

Too many would-be executives are slaves of routine. ---->>>

I believe a man is better anchored who has a belief in the Supreme Being. ---->>>

I was long brought up to think that it was nothing short of a crime to miss a sale. ---->>>

We can serve our customers well only if our buying jobs are right. You cannot sell if you haven't ordered wanted goods into your store. ---->>>

We get real results only in proportion to the real values we give. ---->>>

It was always my practice to train salespeople under my direct supervision, and to treat children with the utmost consideration. ---->>>

The disciplined are free. ---->>>

Theory is splendid but until put into practice, it is valueless. ---->>>

A store's best advertisement is the service its goods render, for upon such service rest the future, the good-will, of an organization. ---->>>

My definition of an executive's job is brief and to the point. It is simply this: Getting things done through other people. ---->>>

No company can afford not to move forward. It may be at the top of the heap today but at the bottom of the heap tomorrow, if it doesn't. ---->>>

Selling is our No. 1 job. Never get away from selling a lot of merchandise personally. The more you sell the more you learn. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: September 16, 1875
Birthplace: Hamilton, Missouri, U.S.
Die: 02-12, 1971
Occupation: Businessman
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James Cash "J. C." Penney Jr. (September 16, 1875 – February 12, 1971) was an American businessman and entrepreneur who founded the J. C. Penney stores in 1902.(wikipedia)