31 Top-Notch James Cash Penney Quotes

James Cash Penney was an American businessman and entrepreneur. Known best as the founder of J. C. Penny, James was also a Freemason for most of his adult life. He received many awards during his life and was involved in the founding of the University of Miami. Here is a look at some of the best James Cash Penney quotes to ever be recorded.

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

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

“Courteous treatment will make a customer a walking advertisement.”

“Do not primarily train men to work. Train them to serve willingly and intelligently.”

“Every great business is built on friendship.”

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


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

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

“How can we expect our children to know and experience the joy of giving unless we teach them that the greater pleasure in life lies in the art of giving rather than receiving.”

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

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

“I do not believe in excuses. I believe in hard work as the prime solvent of life’s problems.”

“I will have no man work for me who has not the capacity to become a partner.”

“In every man s life there lies latent energy. There is, however, a spark that, if kindled, will set the whole being afire, and he will become a human dynamo, capable of accomplishing almost anything to which he aspires.”

“In retailing, the formula happens to be a basic liking for human beings, plus integrity, plus industry, plus the ability to see the other fellow’s point of view.”

“In setting up a business under the name and meaning of the Golden Rule, I was publicly binding myself, in my business relations, to a principle which had been a real and intimate part of my family upbringing. Our idea was to make money and build business through serving the community with fair dealing and honest value.”

“It is the service we are not obliged to give that people value most.”

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

“Success cannot come from standstill men. Methods change and men must change with them.”

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

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

“The best way to stop a bad habit is never to begin it.”

“The disciplined are free.”

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

“The Golden Rule finds no limit of application in business.”

“The greatest teacher I know is the job itself.”

“The keystone of successful business is cooperation. Friction retards progress.”

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

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

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

“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.”

Here is a look at the business legend and history of American businessman and entrepreneur James Cash Penney. Founder of the J.C. Penny stores in 1902, there is a rich history in the beginning journey of this Department Store.

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