Quotes and Insights by Jay Gould


  • American Rascal: How Jay Gould Built Wall Street’s Biggest Fortune




  • “No man can control Wall Street. Wall Street is like the ocean. No man can govern it. It is too vast. Wall Street is full of eddies and currents. The thing to do is to watch them, to exercise a little common sense, and … to come out on top.”
  • “A little money and perseverance will make any man rich.”
  • “I do not want processes, but results.”
  • “There isn’t any secret. I avoid bad luck by being patient.”
  • “Work never hurt anybody.”
  • “There are magicians’ skills to be learned on Wall Street, and I mean to learn them.”
  • “The best workers generally look forward to advancement in the ranks or save money enough to go into business on their own account.”
  • “People who think they can regulate all mankind… cause much trouble to both employers and employees by their interference.”