Charles R. Schwab Quotes

There is nothing else that so kills the ambitions of a person as criticisms from superiors. I never criticize anyone. I believe in giving a person incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I have yet to find a person, however great or exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than he would ever do under a spirit of criticism.


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.


The man who trims himself to suit everybody will soon whittle himself away.


Nobody wants to be passive; indexing is not passive – much more goes into indexing than watching a stock become the next buggy whip.


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


A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.


We are all salesmen every day of our lives. We are selling our ideas, our plans, our enthusiasms to those with whom we come in contact.


I am like a chief. I like to taste the food. If it tastes bad, I don’t serve it. I’m constantly monitoring what we do, and I’m always looking for better ways we can provide financial services, ways that would make me happy if I were a client.


The best place to succeed is where you are with what you’ve got.


At the end of every day, having a clientele that speaks well of you, that’s the largest source of business. I don’t care what kind of business you’re in. Clients referring us to their friends or relatives is so much more powerful than any advertising we could ever do.


Most of the mutual fund investments I have are index funds, approximately 75%.


I couldn’t read. I just scraped by. My solution back then was to read classic comic books because I could figure them out from the context of the pictures. Now I listen to books on tape.


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


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


Many times I can see a solution to something differently and quicker than other people. I see the end zone and say ‘This is where I want to go.’


The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor find much fun in life.


Passion is the great slayer of adversity. Focus on strengths and what you enjoy.