Inspirational Quotes from Bernard Ebbers

I know what I don’t know. To this day, I don’t know technology, and I don’t know finance or accounting.

Bernard Ebbers

I put those people in place. I trusted them. I had no idea they would do anything like this.

Bernard Ebbers

No one will find me to have knowingly committed fraud.

Bernard Ebbers

We have the right assets for a fast-growing digital business.

Bernard Ebbers

I used practically all the money I had available.

Bernard Ebbers

I never thought anything like that would have gone on.

Bernard Ebbers

I have some assets that over time will be worth something. I’ve been in the process of selling others.

Bernard Ebbers

I wasn’t ever advised by Scott Sullivan of anything ever being wrong.

Bernard Ebbers

I didn’t have anything to apologize for.

Bernard Ebbers

We were a fast-growing company, and I was a demanding boss.

Bernard Ebbers

I expected results.

Bernard Ebbers

I know I lost my temper, but I tried to be human along the way.

Bernard Ebbers

I don’t know technology and engineering. I don’t know accounting.

Bernard Ebbers

I was a pretty good coach and working with marketing was like coaching.

Bernard Ebbers

The coach’s job is to get the best players and get them to play together.

Bernard Ebbers

I guess the one question I will not get today is: When are you going to do anything about cellular?

Bernard Ebbers

I just want you to know you aren’t going to church with a crook.

Bernard Ebbers

Our communications services revenue growth is being driven by continued strong top-line performance in data, Internet and international – three of the fastest growing and most profitable areas within communications services.

Bernard Ebbers

Our investments in data, Internet and international have been particularly timely and have positioned the company to post industry-leading incremental revenue gains.

Bernard Ebbers

We accelerated our capital spending in the fourth quarter, particularly in international and next-generation network deployment, which should not only sustain future revenue growth but also drive significant cost reductions across all communications services.

Bernard Ebbers

We very much regret that our merger with Sprint was not allowed to proceed.

Bernard Ebbers

The strength in our third-quarter financial results is cause for excitement. I’m particularly pleased that we continue to demonstrate impressive growth at the same time we are engaged in important merger discussions.

Bernard Ebbers