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Billionaire quotes: 10-figure advice from the world’s wealthiest.

“If you’re not stubborn, you will give up on experiments too soon.  And if you’re not flexible, you will pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve.” – Jeff Bezos

“Don’t compare yourself to anyone in this world.  If you do so, you are insulting yourself.” – Bill Gates

“All you have in business is your reputation.  So, it’s very important that you keep your word.” – Richard Branson

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say.  I just watch what they do.” – Andrew Carnegie

“You always hear the phrase ‘money doesn’t buy you happiness.’  But I always, in the back of my mind, figured a lot of money will buy you a little bit of happiness.  But it’s not really true.” – Sergey Brin

“Especially in technology, we need revolutionary change, not incremental change.” – Larry Page

“For me, businesses are like buses.  You stand on a corner and you don’t like where the first bus is going?  Wait 10 minutes and take another.  Don’t like that one?  They’ll just keep coming.  There’s no end to buses or businesses.” – Sheldon Adelson

“No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time.  You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.” – Warren Buffett

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case you have failed by default.” – J. K. Rowling

“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.” – Ross Perot

“Being confident and believing in your own self-worth is necessary to achieving your potential.” – Sheryl Sandberg

“Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.” – J. Paul Getty

“Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough.  Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that’s more productive.” – Donald Trump

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.  And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” – Steve Jobs

“I think that our fundamental belief is that for us growth is a way of life and we have to grow at all times.” – Mukesh Ambani

“The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement.  The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow.” – Ingvar Kamprad

“When it came rolling in, the money affected us all.  Not much, and not for long, because none of us was ever driven by money.  But that’s the nature of money.  Whether you have it or not, whether you want it or not, whether you like it or not, it will try to define your days.  Our task as human beings is not to let it.” – Phil Knight

“The most important aspect of my personality as far as determining my success goes has been my questioning of conventional wisdom, doubting experts and questioning authority.  While it can be painful in your relationship with your parents and teachers, it’s enormously useful in life.” – Larry Ellison

“People should only profit to the extent they make other people’s lives better.” – Charles Koch

“Whether you’ve found your calling, or if you’re still searching, passion should be the fire that drives your life’s work.” – Michael Dell

“I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better.  I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.” – Elon Musk

“Vision is perhaps our greatest strength.  It has kept us alive to the power and continuity of thought through the centuries.  It makes us peer into the future and lends shape to the unknown.” – Li Ka-shing

“There are very few people in the world who get to build a business like this.  I think trading that for some short-term gain isn’t very interesting.” – Evan Spiegel

“An open society is a society that allows its members the greatest possible degree of freedom in pursuing their interests compatible with the interests of others.” – George Soros

“When I look back on whatever my past has been and the successes, my greatest rewards have been the people and the relationships that I’ve had.  The money has been an accident.  I mean, it’s a good accident, but I happened to be playing a game that I love.” – Ray Dalio

“High expectations are the key to everything.” – Sam Walton

“Complacency is the worst.  I never allow myself to be content with what I have done, and I always tried to instill this in everyone around me.” – Amancio Ortega

“I think when it comes to decisions, I try not to be emotional – to drown out the noise and look at the important facts.” – David Tepper

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey

“When a small business grows like eBay did, it has a multiplier effect.  It creates other small businesses that supply it with intellectual capital, goods, and services.” – Meg Whitman

“If you want to do something different, you’re going to come up against a lot of naysayers.” – James Dyson

“We don’t have the luxury of time.  We spend more because of how we live, but it’s important to be with our family and friends.” – Sara Blakely

“You can worry about the competition or you can focus on what’s ahead of you and drive fast.” – Jack Dorsey

“I think in business, you have to learn to be patient.  Maybe I’m not very patient myself.  But I think that what I’ve learned the most is to be able to wait for something and get it when it’s the right time.” – Bernard Arnault

“Talent without effort is wasted talent.  And while the effort is the one thing you can control in your life, applying that effort intelligently is next on the list.” – Mark Cuban

“I don’t know why you should be proud of something.  It doesn’t make you any better or worse.  You are what you are.” – Michael Bloomberg

“Never give up.  Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.” – Jack Ma

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk.  In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg

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