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All Quotes by author - Kenneth Langone
" America has thrived on capitalism, and America will thrive again on capitalism. "
" America is a powerful country. America is a great country. We have enormous resiliency. Any time we have had our back to the wall, we have come out a winner. "
" A million dollars in the presidential election is a spit in the ocean. It's not a lot of money. "
" Buy a stock at two, have it go to 30. You feel like you're on top of the world. "
" Dick Grasso would be a superb mayor of the City of New York. He loves the city. "
" I decided I was going to go to Wall Street, and I was introduced to some people... I met a guy who knew a bond trader at Pressprich, and he got me to meet him and the guy that ran their sales department, Jack Collin. "
" I don't need a job. I don't want an appointment. I don't want to be on a commission. I don't want to be ambassador to nowhere. "
" I learned playing poker that you never count your winnings because that's when you start to lose. "
" I'm a stockholder. I own a lot of stocks. "
" I'm nuts, I'm rich, and boy, do I love a fight! "
" I worked hard to get where I am. And I started with nothing. "
" My connection was we never want to put ourselves in a position as a nation where we pit group against group. "
" My own feeling on the consumer is that he - he or she looks at what it costs them to pay their bills every month as opposed to how much debt they have. "
" Nothing so enchants attorneys general, their eyes generally fixed on higher public office, as slinging accusations against successful financial executives. Preening press conferences and fawning media coverage are virtually guaranteed, whether or not the charges have substance. "
" People can't live on $7.50 an hour. "
" Rich people in one country don't act the same as rich people in another country. "
" The biggest single challenge to America and our future is income inequality. We've got to fix it. "
" The essence of business to me is great people run great companies. Mediocre people don't do a very good job. "
" We had 90 percent taxes before in America. All right? Didn't work. "
" We ought to look at Social Security. We ought to ask ourselves the question, is there inherently something wrong with Social Security that a man like me is eligible for Social Security? There's something wrong with the system. "
" We took the position we wanted our people to be better than minimum wage, so we're going to pay better than minimum wage, and we still do that. "
" When a New York attorney general brings a lawsuit against a prominent business person, there are two things you can count on out of that office - lots of political bluster and little accountability. "
" When then-New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer sued me in 2003 over my stewardship as a director of the New York Stock Exchange, the NYSE's legal expenses were more than $100 million, which made it perhaps the priciest litigation in the state's history. "
" You can have a phenomenal technology with bad people; you're not gonna have much success. You can have mediocre technology with great people; they'll figure out a way to make a buck. "
" You only have to worry about going to jail if you break the law. That's pretty simple. "
" You want to close the income inequality gap in part? Give us better educated kids out of high school. Give us kids that can challenge and succeed in the challenge with technology. You give us those kinds of kids, and watch the needle move. "
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