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Knock-out Quotes from America’s Most Successful Businessmen

We’ve all had those days when we’re feeling so down in the dumps.

We’re not in the mood and we feel like we need to do something just to get ourselves off our beds and start the day.

It’s a disaster if we don’t immediately find that inspiration we need to get moving. We know that we have to find it – real fast. Others would resort to going out and running some laps around the neighborhood. Others would prefer the mild, harmonious sound that music brings.

And yet there are those who’d love to hear that inspiring quote from personalities they admire.

Today, I’ll do a round up post of quotes from some of America’s wealthiest people at present. Their wealth may account to the majority of why they’re successful but surely, these men have the attitude and mindset that made their fortune in the end.

Browse through the list and get inspired.

Starting off with…

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”

billBill Gates

Bill Gates is the co-founder, former chief executive and the current chairman of the largest computer software company, Microsoft.

“I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.”


Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is the chairman, CEO and the largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway.

“I have had all of the disadvantages required for success.”

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Speaks At Oracle OpenWorld 2012

Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation (an enterprise software company).

“We must measure what leads to results, not simply what is easy to measure.”


Charles Koch

Charles Koch is the co-owner, chairman of the board, and chief executive of Koch Industries.

“I mean, the most important thing to me is imagination.”


S. Robson Walton

S. Robson Walton is the chairman of Walmart, the world’s largest retailer.

“I know how to make decisions and stand up to criticism every day.”


Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg is the 108th mayor of New York City, founder and owner of Bloomberg L.P. by 88%- the global financial data and media company.

“It’s unfair that I’ve been treated unfair – but it doesn’t stop me.”

Grand Opening Of Las Vegas Sands Corp.'s Marina Bay Sands Resort & Casino

Sheldon Adelson

Sheldon Adelson is the chairman and chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation.

“Work hard, have fun and make history.”


Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon.com.

“Always work hard on something uncomfortably exciting.”


Larry Page

Larry Page is an American computer scientist who is a co-founder and CEO of Google, the Search Engine giant.

“It’s clear there’s a lot of room for improvement, there’s no inherent ceiling we’re hitting up  on.”


Sergey Brin

Sergey Brin is a computer scientist who, alongside Larry Page, founded Google.

“In risk there is reward.”


Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn is the major shareholder of Icahn Enterprises, a diversified holding company.

It’s fine to feel dull. That’s natural. But if you know you got to do something important, then a pinch of what makes these guys harvest more success and inspiration will not hurt.

What about you? What’s your favorite line? Comment below and share your thoughts.


About kincaiddonovan

A college professor and a proud father of two; actively involved in catechism and group counseling; loves basketball and books.


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