Thomas Peterffy Quotes

Thomas Peterffy Quotes

Yes, in socialism the rich will be poorer – but the poor will also be poorer. People will lose interest in really working hard and creating jobs.


I had an extremely boring time doing 20 to 30 trades a day while everyone was talking about baseball or basketball. So I stood there fantasizing about a device that could do the same thing I was doing.


I always preferred computer programmers because I knew how to talk to them. I never knew how to talk to salesmen because I never believed them.


You win a few, you lose a few.


It seems like people don’t learn from the past.


Never bend the rules. You bend the rules a little bit and then it’s a slippery slope.


I paid $1.9 billion in taxes in my lifetime.


My charitable donations go to educational efforts, such as Teach for America, Vanderbilt University, Berkshire School.