Top 10 J.P. Morgan Quotes

John Pierpont Morgan Sr.(April 17, 1837 – March 31, 1913) was an American banker, businessman, and philanthropist. He is best known as the founder of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., one of the largest banks in the world.

Here are the JP Morgan’s top ten most inspirational quotes:


Go as far as you can see; when you get there you’ll be able to see farther.

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A wise man bridges the gap by laying out the path by means of which he can get from where he is to where he wants to go.

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Money equals business which equals power, all of which come from character and trust.


A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.

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Gold is money. Everything else is credit.

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The key to living a moral life is this: Do nothing in private that you would be ashamed to discuss openly with your mother.

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If you have to ask how much it costs, you can’t afford it.

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Anyone can be a millionaire, but to become a billionaire you need an astrologer.

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The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.

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The first thing [in credit] is character… before money or anything else. Money cannot buy it…. A man I do not trust could not get money from me on all the bonds of Christendom. I think that is the fundamental basis of business.

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Thank you JP Morgan!

Interesting JP Morgan Facts:

  • His uncle James Pierpont wrote “Jingle Bells” and founded Yale University.
  • He aided in the making of United States Steel Corporation and AT&T.
  • He helped the US Economy during the Panic of 1907.
  • The gemstone morganite is named after him.
  • JPMorgan Chase has $2.5 trillion in assets.
  • He was president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to which he donated anonymously.

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