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Quotes from the Late Ross Perot, Former Two-Time Presidential Candidate

Donald Trump wasn't the first billionaire to run for president, the late Ross Perot was, who died Tuesday after battling leukemia. Perot started in the computer services industry, establishing the Electronic Data Systems Corp. which later became Perot Systems Corp.

In 1992 and 1996, he ran an independent and third-party presidential campaign which he both lost but were very strong runs nonetheless. Newsweek compiled some of his best quotes and here are some of them:

The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.
Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.
Spend a lot of time talking to customers face to face. You'd be amazed how many companies don't listen to their customers.

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