Contracts are merely guidelines. If in breach of contract, you’ll need a lawyer, so try to associate with reputable people.

Nobody kills the goose that lays the golden eggs.

Whoever has the gold unfortunately makes the rules.

Never ask someone to do something you wouldn’t do.

Never follow the herd.

Don’t let the tail wag the doggie.

Never take on a direct partner.

Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.

America is the best country in the world for opportunity. Take advantage of it, or find other happiness. Never take advantage of go-getters.

Pace yourself, don’t run like a horse and stop like a donkey.

A leopard never changes his spots.

Always be prepared to sacrifice your leisure time to get ahead.

Never rely on personnel to do important business tasks unless you are a publicly traded company, essentially bribing for performance with investors money.

There are two ways to make substantial income: the pirate league, or the monster league.

Create an alliance and associate only with people that respect you and that are not jealous or lacking ambition.

Don’t do business with desperate people.

Never talk the talk unless you’re willing to sacrifice on the walk.

Never start a new concept that other companies are doing.

Pigs get fat; Hogs get slaughtered.

Never loan money to friends. You’re better off giving it to them. The common denominator is common sense.

Hire people smarter and better than you. Delegate responsibilities to them. Profit.

Loose lips sink ships!

A true leader is accessible – no job too big, no job too small.

If you make a mistake, admit it. Just don’t make too many.

Always, always take the high road. Be tough but fair and never lose your sense of humor.

Givers need to set limits, because takers rarely do.

Money doesn’t make you happy–only comfortable when miserable.

MCKE: Make it, Collect it, Keep it, and Enjoy It.