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Robert Kraft Quotes

Robert Kraft Wisdom

Robert Kraft quotes: advice from CEO of The Kraft Group and owner of the New England Patriots, Robert Kraft.

“I know what I don’t know.  I hire competent people and let them make decisions.”

Tom Brady is a person of great integrity and a great ambassador of the game both on and off the field.”

“If you choose to do things that you are passionate about, you will not only do them better, but most importantly, you’ll be a significantly happier person.”

“I’m driven by my passion – my family, my philanthropy, and the New England Patriots winning.  That’s my life.”

“It’s not the great stars that win; it’s the great teams that win.  It’s the teams that subjugate their ego to the team and put the team first.”

“Hang out with good people, do good things, and always put the team first.”

“Sometimes, life is unfair, and you have to suck it up and move on and not use it as an excuse.”

“Anyone who starts piercing the bubble of happiness, get ’em out of your life.”

“Self-study, in a sense of learning by yourself without anybody teaching you anything, has an enormous value.”

“One of my beliefs about leadership is it’s not how many followers you have, but how many people you have with different opinions that you can bring together and try to be a good listener.”

“A lot of people have their big dreams and get knocked down and don’t have things go their way.  And you never give up hope, and you really just hold on to it.  Hard work and perseverance.  You just keep getting up and getting up, and then you get that breakthrough.”

“I think when you spend up to $10 million, that’s real money.”

“People are tweeting, texting, and emailing, and not connecting.  There are very few ways for communities to come together.  It happens at concerts and at sporting events.”

“I try to stay very busy.  I basically work seven days a week.  I try to do new things, to meet new people.”

“I try to hire good people and let them do their job and don’t question how they do things.”

“I’m a pretty strong person.”

“We play by the rules, we play hard, and we prepare hard.  The work ethic of our team and preparation is like no other in my opinion and we try to make our fans in America proud.”

“Envy and jealousy are incurable diseases.  The haters still hate.  And I understand it, and we’ll do our best to keep them in that position.”

“If you’re running businesses anywhere in the world, people who really do well are the people who have mental toughness.”

“When I was graduating from college, the things I valued most were family, faith, and philanthropy.  I refer to them as the three Fs, phonetically speaking.”

“Life is about collecting good people around you.  You can’t have enough good people.”

“Whenever you can get a competitive, first-grade person to join your team, you never know what happens.”

“I like making money, but it’s a scorecard.  I’m not driven by that.”

“While I believe in second chances and giving players an opportunity for redemption, I also believe that playing in the NFL is a privilege, not a right.”

“No one’s going to feel sorry for me because I’ve been so blessed.”

“When you do well, everybody’s after you, and sometimes the motives are legitimate, and sometimes not.”

“I really don’t hold grudges.  I mean, I remember everything, but I move on.”

“I’m passionate about owning a football team in my hometown.”

“I’m not a Starbucks guy.  I’m a Dunkin’ Donuts guy, but I like to pay for the coffee of the other folks behind me in line.  It typically costs me less than $10, and makes the other people feel good, but more importantly, it makes me feel so good, and random acts of kindness change the world one person at a time.”

“I’m a fan at heart.”

“You don’t have to wait for a tragedy to occur to rush to help those in need.”

“Dream a big dream, a bold dream.  Don’t play conservatively between the 40 yard lines.  Don’t just play it safe.”

“I realize that my worst day is pretty good.”

“I tell you, I would never sit in judgment of anyone as long as they’re good folks.  I would never judge their life, because it’s important to know their feelings.”

“Working class people and lower income people we have to help more.”

“The greatest decisions I’ve made in my life are by instinct.  I remember when I hired Bill I had a lot of people telling me it was a mistake.  But he and I had established a rapport in ’96 when he coached the secondary.  You need a coach that understands economics, that understands the impact of the salary cap, and how to make those difficult decisions that allow you to sustain success over the long term.  I don’t think there’s anyone better than Bill at doing that.”

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