Robert Kiyosaki quotes

  • The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Strength #Inspiring #Dream

  • There is more opportunity nowadays at easier and better prices than ever before. I have businesses in probably fifty countries throughout the world and it's never been easier to do business throughout the world. Never. I don't know what people are complaining about.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Country #Opportunity #People

  • Don't let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Inspirational #Winning #Losing

  • Making money has always been pretty easy for me, but today I don't need any more money. I still work, because money is important, but my work is more important than the money, now. And that's a very big difference. I just work because I enjoy my work.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Differences #Important #Today

  • If you want to change your life, begin by changing your words. Start speaking the words of your dreams, of who you want to become, not the words of fear or failure.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Dream #Want #Changing Your Life

  • I don't believe in giving people money. In Sunday school [you learn] that if you teach a man to fish, you feed him for life; but you give him a fish, you feed him for a day.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Believe #School #Sunday

  • Losers quit when they fail. Winners fail until they succeed.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Failure #Succeed #Loser

  • I don't like medicine. There's an old Irish proverb that goes, "If I knew where I was going to die, I wouldn't go there." I suspect that I'm going to die in a hospital, so every time I go past one, I drive really quickly to get away from those things. So I spend a lot of money on health: gyms, I go to naturopaths, acupuncturists; anybody else who's almost the alternative to medicine. I think by the time you need medicine, it's too late. That's my belief.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Past #Thinking #Medicine

  • Comfort kills ambition. Get uncomfortable and get used to it in your pursuit of your goals and dreams.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Dream #Ambition #Goal

  • I know how to make money. That's what I know. Not too many people know that, that well.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #People #Making Money #Wells

  • It's not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life,it's what you whisper to yourself that has the most power!
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Inspirational #Self Esteem #Inspire

  • I would not be well-known if I had just used my gift to make money for me. The moment I started to teach others - you teach people to fish - I think that's why my book Rich Dad, Poor Dad became an international bestseller, and things like this.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Dad #Book #Thinking

  • Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Inspirational #Today #Tomorrow

  • I can see being kind to people, but I don't think giving them money solves the problem. I think it makes the problem worse and it prolongs the ultimate, inevitable end anyway.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Thinking #Giving #People

  • It is said that the fear of public speaking is a fear greater than death for most people. According to psychiatrists, the fear of public speaking is caused by the fear of ostracism, the fear of standing out, the fear of criticism, the fear of ridicule, the fear of being an outcast. THE FEAR OF BEING DIFFERENT PREVENTS MOST PEOPLE FROM SEEKING NEW WAYS TO SOLVE THEIR PROBLEMS.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #People #Being Different #Criticism

  • Throughout history, every government that's printed money, the money has eventually gone to its ultimate value which is zero. Remember? The confederate dollar went to zero. The continental went to zero. That's what happens when you have a bank that's allowed to print as much money as it wants to.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Zero #Government #Gone

  • Nice guys do not finish last. Last place is for the cowards and those too full of fear to take action.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Nice #Guy #Coward

  • I believe in taking care of myself and teaching other people who want to learn. I don't believe in just printing money and giving money. I'm willing to teach those who are willing to learn. If you're not willing to learn, then go vote for Obama. I'm not Republican or Democrat, so don't get me wrong.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Believe #Teaching #Giving

  • Successful people ask questions. They seek new teachers. They're always learning.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Teacher #Inspiration #Successful

  • Ephemeralization means the ability to do everything with nothing, or leverage, or doing more with less. So, as a businessman, I'm constantly ephemeralizing, figuring out how I can do more and more for less and less.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Mean #Ability #Businessman

  • Do today what you want for your tomorrows
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Today #Want #Tomorrow

  • My task is how I can learn to make money from that by giving first. I'm always constantly looking at how I can do more and more for less and less.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Giving #Firsts #Tasks

  • Many novice real estate investors soon quit the profession and invest in a well-diversified portfolio of bonds. That's because, when you invest in real estate, you often see a side of humanity that stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and saving money shelter you from.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Real #Humanity #Novices

  • Jobs are a centuries-old concept created during the Industrial Revolution. Despite the reality that we're now deep in the Information Age, many people are studying for, or working at, or clinging to the Industrial Age idea of a safe, secure job.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Jobs #Reality #Ideas

  • In school we learn that mistakes are bad, and we are punished for making them. Yet, if you look at the way humans are designed to learn, we learn by making mistakes. We learn to walk by falling down. If we never fell down, we would never walk.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Inspirational #Mistake #Fall

  • The most successful people are mavericks who aren't afraid to ask why, especially when everyone thinks it's obvious.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Inspiration #Successful #Thinking

  • Look at the world of books nowadays. People just download books. They don't go to a bookstore. Amazon is wiping out Borders and Barnes and Noble. Those are brilliant examples of ephemeralization doing more with less at a better price.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Book #People #Example

  • People need to wake up and realize that life doesn't wait for you. If you want something, get up and go after it.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Inspiration #People #Waiting

  • As the owner of the company, I'm always focusing on how my company can do more for less. And it's one of the principles of the world.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Principles #World #Owners

  • The richest people in the world build networks; everyone else is trained to look for work.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Inspiration #People #World

  • Right now, the technological world plus God or spirituality is evolving. I think America has become a little bit too corrupt, government's a little too corrupt, too greedy. Many corporations are too greedy. The labor unions are too greedy. That effects charities and religious organizations. I just think it's greed. That's why, in 1985, I had to figure out how to give before I received. The more I focus on giving, for less and less, the more and more I make.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Religious #Thinking #Government

  • When I started my last business, I didn't receive a paycheck for 13 months. The average person can't handle that pressure.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Inspirational #Average #Inspire

  • I'm actually a lot happier because I work as a teacher; more than just a capitalist making money for myself.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Teacher #Making Money #Capitalist

  • When you come to the boundaries of what you know, it is time to make some mistakes.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Mistake #Inspiration #Boundaries

  • If you had seen me back in high school, there's no way you would have ever said I would become an author or teacher because I was a horrible student.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Teacher #School #Way

  • Confidence comes from discipline and training.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Discipline #Training

  • If you took all of my money away, I would have it right back. I don't really care about money. I mean I do but why worry about it because I can make my own money all the time.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Mean #Worry #Care

  • Your poverty today is because of who you are. Want wealth? Let go of your anchors and inhibitions and change yourself.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Letting Go #Anchors #Want

  • You have a choice in life. Would you rather be lonely or miserable? I would rather be lonely. A lot of people are miserable in a marriage and they don't get along with their wife or husband and it's not worth it.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Lonely #Husband #Wife

  • Today is the word for winners and tomorrow is the word for losers
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Today #Tomorrow #Loser

  • I could be a school teacher and be rich. It has nothing to do with your money; it has to do with your knowledge. If I was a school teacher, I would be ten times richer because I have more time off! They get the summer off, holidays off, weekends off.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Summer #Teacher #School

  • Inside each of us is a David and a Goliath.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Inspiration #Goliath

  • I don't save money. Save is a four letter word! I like to borrow money because I can get richer faster on borrowed money. I have what is called retained earnings, so I don't have to save money. If I need money, I will go out and borrow it.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Four #Letters #Earning

  • Losers are those who are afraid of losing
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Losing #Loser

  • I can lose three million dollars because it's just paper. Thus, my lifestyle is not dependent up the stock market.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Three #Paper #Dollars

  • Learn how to learn, then learn what to learn
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

  • The harder you work for money, the more you are taxed, the harder your money works, the less it is taxed.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Harder

  • Great opportunities are not seen with your eyes. They are seen with your mind.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Eye #Opportunity #Mind

  • One of the things I didn't like about school is that every time they told a story about a rich guy in school, he was an evil guy. Our school system is programming us to think the rich are greedy and evil.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #School #Thinking #Evil

  • Success is not a stop sign.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Inspiring

  • Financial freedom is available to those who learn about it and work for it
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Financial #Financial Freedom

  • So many people operate in a world of right and wrong [that] they become polarized. You're conservative or you're liberal; and if you're one or the other, you can't be both. I just think that this idea of right and wrong is kind of a damaging idea.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Thinking #Ideas #People

  • Every time you think you can’t do something... someone else thinks they can.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Thinking

  • Most people try to get rich by being cheap and the price for that is that you live cheap and there is so much money out there; why would you want to live cheap?
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #People #Trying #Want

  • One of the best skills of an entrepreneur is the ability to question. By asking new questions, new answers are found.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Skills #Entrepreneur #Asking

  • I thrive on the adrenaline of excitement and danger. I just cannot stand boredom on the other side of it. Why am I a person who loves guns? I have no idea. Why do I like to go hunting? I don't know. It doesn't make sense to me. Why does somebody love golf, because that doesn't make sense to me either.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Golf #Gun #Hunting

  • People who dream small dreams continue to live as small people.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Dream #Inspiration #People

  • My father was a university professor and his thing was tenure. Any time I hear a university professor say tenure, I hear the word dinosaur. You're not supposed to be getting tenure. You're supposed to be figuring out how you can teach more students at a better price and more effectively. That's your job.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Jobs #Father #Dinosaurs

  • Humility is the first step towards learning. You can’t learn until you are humble enough to realize there is something for you to learn.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Humility #Humble #Firsts

  • People, who live below their means, save for a rainy day - the price is a cheap life. There are a lot of people who have a lot of money; but at the end of the process, they are still cheap; so they have made money their God.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Mean #Rainy Day #People

  • Giving a poor person money keeps them poorer longer...often forever; give them knowledge instead...
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Giving #Forever #Poor

  • I don't know why I am internally a violent person. I don't have the normal nerve endings most people do, which was very good for me as a pilot in Viet Nam. When most people are afraid, I'm actually quite excited about things. The more dangerous something is, the happier I am.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #People #Nerves #Pilots

  • Finding good partners is the key to success in anything: in business, in marriage and, especially, in investing.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Keys #Investing #Key To Success

  • I grew up playing football and hunting; and went to military school and then into the Marine Corps. Kindness is not a valued trait. That`s why I had to learn kindness. As I grow older I'm finding it's something I definitely need to put focus on, thought and practice. Kindness actually comes from the heart, so it's really stretching inside of me. It's been quite a magical journey for me to learn to be kinder in my dealing[s] with other people.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Football #Kindness #Military

  • Knowing you need to make a change isn't enough. You've got to find the guts to do it.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Knowing #Needs #Making Changes

  • We live in a global community and we can't really remain isolated. I believe that when we hold a very narrow view about our attitudes of politics or culture or religion, then we cut out the opportunity to really engage with other points of view.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Attitude #Believe #Cutting

  • You won't learn if you think you already know everything.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Thinking

  • As one of my teachers, Buckminster Fuller, says, we were given a right foot and a left foot, not a right foot and a wrong foot. The point is that, there's always two points of view out there, and we need to increase our ability to allow another point of view. Then we have a better chance for peace.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Teacher #Views #Two

  • There’s a bit of hidden magic in every mistake. The magic is called learning.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Mistake #Magic

  • I think there's just too much greed in the world today [and] that's why we have problems.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Thinking #Greed #Today

  • The economy is in tatters; your job is in trouble - if you still have a job. And you know what? I've been saying it for years.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Jobs #Years #Trouble

  • I'm not a Republican or a Democrat, but George Bush has just put us so greatly into debt; now Obama's going to make it even worse. So, it's basically highway robbery, and I think it's a tragedy.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Thinking #Tragedy #Debt

  • I wasn't born a natural entrepreneur. I had to be trained.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Inspiring #Entrepreneur #Natural

  • I think it's a tragedy that our schools don't teach kids about money. I think it's a tragedy that it has to come to an emergency before we evolve.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #School #Kids #Thinking

  • If I had to do it all over again, rather than build an old style type of business, I would have started building a network marketing business.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Style #Marketing #Building

  • The thing most people don't pick up when they become an entrepreneur is that it never ends. It's 24/7.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Inspiring #People #Entrepreneur

  • Capitalism is about producing a better product at a better price. As individuals, we have to keep producing better products at a better price, also, or we're obsolete.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Individual #Obsolete #Capitalism

  • Being an entrepreneur is simply going from one mistake to the next. You must have the fortitude to continue on.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Mistake #Inspiration #Entrepreneur

  • One of the most important things a real investor needs to say is this; “I want my money back and I also want to keep my investments.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Real #Important #Want

  • There are fast ideas and slow ideas, just as there are fast trains and slow trains. When it comes to money, most people are on the slow train looking out the window watching the fast train pass them by. If you want to become rich quickly, your plan must include fast ideas.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Ideas #People #Want

  • One of the primary reasons why people struggle financially is because they cannot control their emotion of fear.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Struggle #People #Insightful

  • Most people struggle financially because they take advice from sales people, not rich people.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Struggle #People #Advice

  • Money will never make you happy if you are an unhappy person.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Insightful #Unhappy #Make You Happy

  • Nine out of ten businesses fail; so I came up with a foolproof plan - create ten businesses.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Design #Nine #Failing

  • The rich buy assets. The poor only have expenses. The middle class buys liabilities they think are assets. The poor and the middle class work for money. The rich have money work for them.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Thinking #Class #Rich

  • Don't bury your failures, let them inspire you.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Inspirational #Inspire

  • Rule One. You must know the difference between an asset and a liability, and buy assets. An asset is something that puts money in my pocket. A liability is something that takes money out of my pocket.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Differences #Pockets #Assets

  • Financial struggle is often the direct result of people working all their lives for someone else.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Inspiration #Struggle #People

  • Before you can transform your wallet from poor to rich, you've got to transform your spirit from poor to rich.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Spirit #Rich #Poor

  • Critics only make you stronger. You have to look at what they are saying as feedback. Sometimes the feedback helps, and other times, it's just noise that can be a distraction.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Inspiring #Stronger #Looks

  • It does not take money to make money.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Inspiration #Doe #Making Money

  • The unique ability to take decisive action while maintainign focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Leadership #Unique #Focus

  • Often, in the real world, it's not the smart that get ahead but the bold.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Motivational #Smart #Real

  • If you want to be rich, don’t allow yourself the luxury of excuses.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Luxury #Want #Rich

  • Getting rich begins with the right mindset, the right words and the right plan.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Inspiration #Rich #Mindset

  • Business and investing are team sports.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Sports #Team #Inspiration

  • Network marketing gives people the opportunity, with very low risk and very low financial commitment, to build their own income-generating asset and acquire great wealth.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Commitment #Opportunity #Giving

  • Money is not the goal. Money has no value. The value comes from the dreams money helps achieve.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Dream #Goal #Helping

  • When you are young, work to learn, not to earn.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Inspirational #Young

  • To me, a spouse should be a life partner AND a business partner. Just like any good partner, her strengths must make up for my weaknesses and vice versa.
    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    #Weakness #Vices #Should