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Quotations From SUE SANDERS

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  • 1.
    It's really amazing what a money reputation will do for your social standing ...
    Sue Sanders, U.S. oil producer. Our Common Herd, ch. 21 (1940). Having earned, lost, and then again earned, large amounts of money, Sanders was reflecting on people's changed treatment of her when her fortunes improved.

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  • 2.
    With ruin staring you in the face, there is nothing worse to live through than a siege of waiting and hoping. If you manage to live through it, nothing can ever jar your nerves after that.
    Sue Sanders, U.S. oil producer. Our Common Herd, ch. 20 (1940). Of panic in the oil production business in the early 1920s.
  • 3.
    Nothing succeeds like reports of success.
    Sue Sanders, U.S. oil producer. Our Common Herd, ch. 24 (1940).

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  • 4.
    ...the hard work and poverty of my childhood ... turned out to be my greatest asset in later years. Nothing could ever seem too hard after that.
    Sue Sanders, U.S. oil producer. Our Common Herd, ch. 30 (1940). Through the death of her father when she was five and marriage to a luckless farmer when she was fourteen, Sanders had experienced great financial and emotional stress. Separating from her husband at age eighteen, with their two babies in tow, she went on to become a successful businesswoman.

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    When a doctor refuses money, even the most ethical ones, you usually start driving a good bargain with the undertaker.
    Sue Sanders, U.S. oil producer. Our Common Herd, ch. 30 (1940). An insight gained from a siege of bad health which was erroneously expected to cause her death.

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