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‘I’ve got a rule of thumb: Anything that’s worth $4 billion and costs $1 billion – buy it,’

Saudi Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.


This article and internet resource on Angel-Investor-News is dedicated to all of the greatest leaders and angel investors of ALL time. No matter what your position is on the Forbes List – or even if you are on your way to becoming one of the 400, this list of famous quotations will help you along your way.

BIG IS BETTER! Greed is good! In a recessionary economy, with companies downsizing all the excess of the growth years – ‘Big is best’ now may well belong as a eulogy next to the Lehman brothers tombstone. This, however, does not mean that small is the answer!

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‘The only big companies that succeed will be those that obsolete their own products before somebody else does.’

Bill Gates Microsoft


‘The investment of money on the average return of less than three points above average should be restricted to the Ascots.’

BBA Group Mission Statement


‘Wall street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.’

Warren Buffet


They told me to buy this stock for the old age. It worked wonderfully. Within a week I was an old man.

Eddie Cantor, comedian and singer


‘Big companies are small companies that succeeded.’

Robert Townsend


‘Big business is not dangerous because it is big, but because its bigness is an unwholesome inflation created by privileges and exemptions which it ought not to enjoy.’

Woodrow Wilson 28th American President



Buy and annuity cheap, and make your life interesting to yourself and everybody else that watches the speculation.

Charles Dickens


‘Human life is proverbially uncertain; few things are more uncertain than the solvency  of a life-insurance company.’

Sir. Arthur Eddington (1882-1940)


‘The money that begets money.’

Thomas Fuller (1654-1732) Author and Doctor


‘The safest way to double your money is to fold over once and put it in your pocket.’

Elbert Hubbar (1856-1912), Author and businessman


Don’t gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell. If it doesn’t go up, don’t buy it.’

Will Rogers


‘Buy land they ain’t makin’ anymore of it.’

Will Rogers


If a company gets too large break it into smaller parts. Once people start not knowing the people in the building and it starts to become impersonal. Its time to break up a company.’

Richard Branson


‘Less is more.’

Robert Browning English Poet


‘Size works against excellence.

Bill Gates



‘In particular all our activities we seem to suffer from the inertia resulting from our great size. There are so many people involved and it requires such a tremendous effort to put something new into effect that a new idea is likely to be considered insignificant in comparison with the effort that it take to put it across. Sometimes I am almost forced to the conclusion that General Motors is so large and its inertia so great that it is impossible for us to be leaders’

Alfred P Sloan, General Motors chief



October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February.’

Mark Twain (creator of Huckleburry Finn)


In big industry new ideas are invited to rear their heads so they can be clobbered at once. The idea department of a big firm is a sort of lab for isolating dangerous viruses.

Marshall McLuhan



‘’If you can build a business up big enough, its respectable.

Will Rogers



‘Time has a way of changing our assets into liabilities.’

Peter Drucker, Author


‘Its not the size of the dog in the fight, it is the size of the fight in the dog’

Mark Twain (1835-1910), American novelist and canine commentator