Ziad K Abdelnour Quotes

The following are the Ziad K Abdelnour quotes from the book Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics.

  1. Trust is earned, respect is given, and loyalty is demonstrated. Betrayal of any one of those is to lose all three.”
  2. Always remember… Rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, and accepted by idiots.”
  3. “As you grow older, you realize it becomes less important to have more friends and more important to have real ones. People nowadays don’t know the true meaning of friendship and loyalty. People always suddenly miss you more once they see how much happier you are without them. Learn the real from the fake….and don’t worry about the mistakes you make. There are no mistakes in life, just lessons. The only people worthy to be in your life are the ones that help you through the hard times and laugh with you after the hard times pass.”
  4. “If someone is going out of his way to ignore you, he is not ignoring you, he is obsessed by you.”
  5. “One of the hardest decisions you’ll ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder.”
  6. “I don’t know how people can fake whole relationships… I can’t even fake a hello to somebody I don’t like”
  7. “Never explain yourself. Your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’t believe it.”
  8. “People are not who they say but rather who their actions reveal them to be….Be smart about it. Don’t fall for the bullshit.”
  9. “I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job because he will find an easy way to do it.”
  10. Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful idiots are always asking, “What’s in it for me”?”
  11. “Chase your dreams but always know the road that will lead you home again.”
  12. “Don’t promise when you’re happy, Don’t reply when you’re angry, and don’t decide when you’re sad.”
  13. “Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.”
  14. “Don’t wait for miracles. Your whole life is a miracle. Live it up and dare to leave an impact. There is no rehearsal.”
  15. “Sometimes you just need to distance yourself from people. If they care, they’ll notice. If they don’t, you know where you stand.”
  16. “There’s a story behind every person. There’s a reason why they’re the way they are. Think about that before you judge anyone.”
  17. “There’s no such thing as a perfect relationship. It’s about finding someone who matches you and will go through everything without giving up.”
  18. “Kill your enemies with success and bury them with a smile…. Never fails.”
  19. “If judging people on first impressions were an Olympic sport, they’d suspect me of using steroids.”
  20. “Don’t spend money on things… spend money on experiences. You’ll enjoy life a lot more!”
  21. “Don’t trust people whose feelings change with time… Trust people whose feelings remain the same, even when the time changes.”
  22. “You are only going to be as good as the people you surround yourself with, so be brave enough to let go those who keep weighing you down.”
  23. “Never let yourself be pushed around–but treat the good people great.”
  24. “Until you are broken, you don’t know what you’re made of.”
  25. “Don’t be afraid to make people mad. Your honesty will inspire your true followers. I piss off tons of people every day.”
  26. “If you want to know what a man is really like, take notice of how he acts when he loses money.”
  27. “Never blame anyone in life. The good people give you happiness. The worst people give you a lesson. The best people give you memories.”
  28. You may lose people you love. You may lose things you had.. but no matter what, never lose yourself.”
  29. Time decides who you meet in life, your heart decides who you want in your life, and your behavior decides who stays in your life.”
  30. “I’m strong because I know my weaknesses. I’m wise because I’ve been foolish. I laugh because I’ve known sadness.”
  31. “Don’t judge someone’s attitude until you’ve felt their pain.”
  32. “Before you Judge me, make sure you’re Perfect.”
  33. “I tried to be normal once… worst two minutes of my life.”
  34. “One fake friend can do more harm than 10 enemies… Be smart choosing your friends.”
  35. “Do you want to be super successful? Never appeal to people’s mercy or gratitude… Appeal only to their self-interest & see the results”
  36. “I’m not Democrat or Republican: I Vote Entrepreneur”
  37. “Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.”
  38. “Be careful who you trust, the devil was once an angel.”
  39. True Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders”
  40. “The real world doesn’t reward perfectionists. It rewards people who get things done.”
  41. “Don’t think outside the box. Think like there is no box.”
  42. “Real Learning comes from failures and mistakes…rarely from success.”
  43. “Sometimes being too nice is dangerous, you have to show your mean side once in a while to avoid getting hurt.”
  44. “If you have the power to make someone feel lost without you, it’s a wonderful feeling. Use it wisely.”
  45. “Three things you cannot recover in life: the WORD after it’s said, the MOMENT after it’s missed and the TIME after it’s gone. Now you know.”
  46. “There are only 2 paths to happiness in life. Utter Stupidity or Exceptional Wealth.”
  47. “It’s all about the ripple effects of “wealth creation”. What comes after you make it matters much more than before.”
  48. “Only idiots get bored when we’ve all got handheld devices containing infinite knowledge at our fingertips.”
  49. “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only option you have left.”
  50. “Until Americans stop getting distracted by the Republicans v/s Democrats melodrama, America will move forward towards war, empire & eventually collapse.”
  51. “Always remember …. The people who usually hide their feelings care the most.”
  52. “Unless you choose to do great things with your life it makes no difference how much money you make or how much power you have.”
  53. “Never judge someone based on what you’ve heard.”
  54. “One of Obama’s greatest failures will be his legacy of making millions completely dependent on government handouts, not work….So sad.”
  55. “Haters are sometimes people who can’t understand why everybody loves you.”
  56. “If you are bitter, that means they got the best of you. If they got the best of you, that means they won.”
  57. “Great change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over & release control over what you don’t.”
  58. “Don’t blame people for who they are, blame yourself for thinking they were different.”
  59. “I find it hilarious that if we lie to the government, it’s a crime. But if they lie to us its politics”
  60. “The best way to develop people is to constantly get them out of their comfort zone.”
  61. “5 rules to live a happier life: 1) Love yourself. 2) Do good. 3) Always forgive. 4) Harm no one. 5) Be positive.”
  62. “We fear rejection, want attention, crave affection and dream of perfection.”
  63. “If wealth is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.”
  64. “It is an oft-repeated axiom that a person can learn a whole lot about a society by how it treats its poor, but just as much may be learned by looking at how that same society treats its rich. Indeed, the economic future of the poor—and our nation—will be determined in the coming decades by how we treat the people in this country who create great wealth. It will be determined by our understanding of the so-called rich and by our need to foster and protect this minority of true wealth creators.”
  65. “Thanks to the people that walked into my life and made it better. And thanks to the ones who walked out and made it amazing”
  66. “A lot of men have lost money chasing women. But no man has ever lost women chasing money.”
  67. “I believe the crisis started when we started prioritizing redistribution of wealth instead of its creation.”
  68. “Funny how the U.S. sends in the military to fight “terrorists” in any country which has resources we want….”
  69. “Never let anyone define who you are.”
  70. “The longer the explanation, the bigger the lie… Always remember that.”
  71. “Never let success get to your head and never let failure get to your heart.”
  72. “After all is said and done, life isn’t significant except for its impact on other lives.”
  73. “Fake people talk about other people being fake. Real people worry about their business, and no one else’s.”
  74. “A man with money is no match against a man on a mission. After all, money can’t buy you immortality.”
  75. “Never let your feelings get too deep, people can change at any moment.”
  76. “Never underestimate the hidden power of one very determined person. There is nothing more powerful than determination and persistence.”
  77. “Power lasts ten years; influence not more than a hundred.”
  78. “When someone talks about their problems, it doesn’t just mean they’re complaining, it means they trust you enough to tell you.”
  79. “I personally believe mavericks are people who write their own rulebook.
  80. They are the ones who act first and talk later. They are fiercely independent thinkers who know how to fight the lizard brain (to use Seth Godin’s term). I don’t believe many are born, rather they are products of an environment or their experiences.
  81. They are usually the people that find the accepted norm does not meet their requirements and have the self-confidence, appetite, independence, degree of self-reliance and sufficient desire to carve out their own niche in life.
  82. I believe a maverick thinker can take a new idea, champion it, and push it beyond the ability of a normal person to do so. I also believe the best mavericks can build a team, can motivate with their vision, their passion, and can pull together others to accomplish great things. A wise maverick knows that they need others to give full form to their views and can gather these necessary contributors around them.
  83. Mavericks, in my experience, fall into various categories – a/ the totally off-the-wall, uncontrollable genius who won’t listen to anyone; b/ the person who thinks that they have the ONLY solution to a challenge but prepared to consider others’ views on how to conquer the world &, finally, the person who thinks laterally to overcome problems considered to be irresolvable. I like in particular the third category.
  84. The upside is that mavericks, because of their different outlook on life, often see opportunities and solutions that others cannot. But the downside is that often because in life there is always some degree of luck in success (i.e. being in the right place at the right time), mavericks that fail are often ridiculed for their unorthodox approach. However when they succeed they are acclaimed for their inspiration. It is indeed a fine line they walk in life.”
  85. “Life is like a camera. Focus on what’s important. Capture the good times. And if things don’t work out, just take another shot.”
  86. “What’s wealth but the means of expanding one’s life? Why is the constant wealth bashing nowadays?”
  87. “Myth: Feeding the banking sector gobs of welfare cash will bring about a recovery. Fact: Our leaders are only dedicated to preserving power”
  88. “Always remember… How you handle obstacles will always be a key factor in determining your ability to achieve success.”
  89. “Never ask a question if you can’t handle the answer.”
  90. “Never make fun of people who are different…unless they have more money, power, and influence. Then you must.”
  91. “We are in an economic war. It is a war between those who create wealth and those who believe they have some sort of divine mandate to appropriate wealth. They don’t have such an authoritative command. I don’t think they ever did. We have tried their command-and-control methods for nearly a century because they said they knew better. It is now obvious that they didn’t.”
  92. “Advantage lies in a capacity to predict the future before your rivals can.”
  93. “Letting the banks go bust instead of perpetually bailing them out is the right way to go. Iceland Did It Right; All others are doing it wrong.”
  94. “Power doesn’t always roar… The art of exerting power is an art used in doses – the more hidden it is the more effective.”
  95. “Never forget who was with you from the start…The people who stick by you at your worst, deserve to enjoy being with you at your best.”
  96. “The wise never confuse information or data, however prodigious or cleverly deployed, with comprehensive knowledge or wisdom…Be wise.”
  97. “The best investors are visionaries—they look beyond the present. By the same token, vision remains vision until you focus, do the work, and bring it down to earth where it will do some good.”
  98. “The only guaranteed way to be a genius is to surround yourself with idiots.”
  99. “When you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.”
  100. “Some causes are worth fighting for, some are worth dying for.”
  101. Remember…Whoever is trying to bring you down is already below you.”
  102. “Learn to appreciate what you have, before time makes you appreciate what you had.”
  103. “Excuses are useless. Results are priceless.”
  104. “Almost every Fed chairman in the past 60 years has manipulated interest rates to brighten the economic outlook for incumbent presidents or newly elected presidents who won by large margins. The purchasing power of the U.S. dollar has fallen 94 percent in the past 100 years. The only way you can create inflation is by creating more money that is backed by the same reserve assets; the Fed is the only entity that can create more money. Ben Bernanke’s quantitative easing (QE) programs have pumped billions of unfunded dollars into the economy, thereby setting us up for massive inflation in the very near future. If this isn’t a form of financial terrorism, it is incompetence of the highest order.”
  105. “You’ve got to find it (the path to wealth) on your own…No one else can find it for you.”
  106. “We are on the edge of economic collapse unless we wake up and forcibly take back control of our government and economy. Over the past 100 years, the game has been rigged, slowly and piecemeal at first, always in the name of serving the greater good, preventing the next bubble or providing greater transparency and security. It is as if the American people are suffering from battered spouse syndrome; the politicians, the greedy bankers, and the Fed all lie to us while they steal our wealth and our liberty. Every time we call them on it, they promise to never do it again if we’ll just give them one more chance. So we let it slide and then act shocked when they do it to us again. Maybe we should have our collective head examined.”
  107. “Be a reflection of what you’d like to see in others. You get in return what you give.”
  108. “To be the best you must be able to handle the worst.”
  109. “If money can’t buy you happiness then you probably aren’t making enough.”
  110. “You are either going to go through the pain of disappointment or discipline in your life. The latter makes the pain worth it.”
  111. “In the end, what matters most is how well you lived, how well you loved, and how well you learned to let go.”
  112. “The best way to protect yourself and your family in this time of uncertainty is to create wealth for yourself.”
  113. “We have become a nation incapable of living within our means. We seem incapable of accepting the reality that owning a home is not and never was intended to be a right. It is a reward for working hard and saving up enough money to not only purchase a property but to maintain and improve it.”
  114. “Don’t let someone create you, because they might just destroy you.”
  115. “Some people get rich studying artificial intelligence. I make money studying natural stupidity.”
  116. “What we think, or what we know, or what we believe in, is at the end of the day of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.”
  117. “I believe the United States government is being systematically taken over by a revolutionary network. They call themselves Progressives, but we know they are really leftist radicals, dedicated to the demise of the free-market capitalist system. They have co-opted and bought off leaders of both the Republican and Democratic parties, established a dominant role in all three branches of government and thoroughly co-opted the mainstream media.”
  118. “Difference between rich and wealthy? Wall Street bankers are rich but they are no wealthy. Wealthy people are the ones writing their checks.”
  119. “You have three types of friends in life: Friends for a reason, friends for a season, and friends for a lifetime.”
  120. “The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every day think what can be done better tomorrow. Stay hungry.”
  121. “Never apologize for having high standards. People who really want to be in your life will rise up to meet them.”
  122. “Live for what you believe in … and die for it too.”
  123. “No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.”
  124. “May my haters live very long to see my continued success and make their lives miserable.”
  125. “Don’t ever be afraid to show who you really are, because as long as you are happy with yourself, no one else’s opinion matters.”
  126. “The biggest threat to American power, in the long run, is the persistent decline in its middle-class standard of living today.”
  127. “Everyone you meet comes with baggage, find someone who cares enough to help you unpack.”
  128. “If more people learned to understand their real business interests correctly and to act accordingly, we would have a much better world.”
  129. “Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose if you first get to know who you are.”
  130. “A negative mind will never give you a positive life.”
  131. “I am not a killer. I just win – Thoroughly – After all, winning isn’t everything but wanting to win is.”
  132. “Smart people think. Brave people talk. Great people act.”
  133. “I may not be the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick the smartest people to do business with and size them up very fast.”
  134. “When people tell you that this venerable firm or private investor invested X millions of dollars in that entity and that it is a good investment, be skeptical and stay open to the option of running as far as you can in the opposite direction. We have all seen the biggest names on Wall Street along with the largest sovereign wealth funds on the planet make the dumbest investments ever made. Do your due diligence; ask the right questions, and most important, check out the character of the people involved unless you want to end up being prey to another master of the universe à la Bernie Madoff.”
  135. “If the world economy is going to revive, I believe commodities are going to lead it back up. If the world economy is not going to revive, commodities are still the place to be—especially with governments printing so much money. Look at the 1970s. The world economy was in the tank, but commodities did very well.”
  136. “Until a person finds something to die for, he or she has nothing to live for.”
  137. A tiger never loses sleep over the opinion of sheep.”
  138. “Well behaved people and dreamers seldom make history. In fact, history has no place for such people.”
  139. “Often in life we forget the things we should remember and remember the things we should forget.”
  140. “Those who are skilled in combat do not become angry. The wise win before the fight and the ignorant fight to win.”
  141. “Never allow your wounds to transform you into someone you are not.”
  142. “If you want to raise your standard of living, raise your standard of giving”
  143. “In Life, you don’t get what you deserve you get what you negotiate…”
  144. “My favorite people are the ones that can make any unfunny joke hilarious by just laughing.”
  145. “I learned over the years never to correct a fool or he will hate you; correct a wise man, and he will appreciate you.”
  146. “The natural state of our economy is prosperity. Freedom guarantees that. The only force capable of undermining it is government.”
  147. “There is a major difference between theoretical knowledge and experiential knowledge. Academics think they know how the economy should work; successful business owners know how the economy does work. They have been there and done it. Our government should be turning to those who have experiential knowledge when it comes to solving our fiscal problems. They would realize that many of their current policies may sound good but don’t work in the real world and must be abandoned. They would spend less and live within their means. They would be promoting the creation of more entrepreneurs and business owners, instead of hiring more bureaucrats, consulting more academics, and enlisting more lawyers to harass and prosecute the true wealth creators of this nation.”
  148. “It’s not rocket science. Hong Kong has 95% tax compliance because it’s code is only 4 pages long with a 15% flat tax.”
  149. “Your strategy for success must constantly move, change, and evolve.”
  150. “Talent attracts capital more effectively than capital attracts talent.”
  151. “Myth: Bail-in plans would recapitalize big banks. Fact: big banks are far too insolvent to remotely be in a position for such restoration.”
  152. “Myth: USDollar is money. Fact: Gold & Silver are money. USDollar is legal tender/debt brought down to low parcels for spending purposes.”
  153. “A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful, but when taken in excess it is always bad for your health.”
  154. “trade and wealth creation is not all upside. It is failure, too. Failure is a necessary component for growth and success. Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times but also hit 714 home runs. We need to let failing entities fail. Only then will successful people turn these enterprises back into wealth-creating vehicles again. “Too big to fail” is a concept that perpetuates failure and saps vitality from the rest of the wealth creators to do so.”
  155. “Until the Fed lets us have a real recession, as painful as that may be, we are never gonna have a recovery.”
  156. “If riding the bus or the subway doesn’t incentivize you to improve your station in life, nothing will.”
  157. “Even the most well-meaning government policies have unintended consequences that have harmed the economy. If government policies were today held accountable the way private businesses are, the scoreboard would say the government is failing to help people…and this is a fact.”
  158. “Having loads of money doesn’t make you a better person.. Spending it smart does.”
  159. “I’d rather look back at my past and say, “I can’t believe I did that!” instead of saying “I wish I did that.”
  160. “Seek respect, not attention. It lasts longer.”
  161. “I find it insane to say, “Work hard,” when the harder you work, the more you pay in taxes… Crazy.”
  162. “It’s okay to have flaws, that’s what makes you real.”
  163. “Female Viagra has been around for years…it’s called money.”
  164. “To be real successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish; then resolve to pay the price to get it.”
  165. “Never measure or compare yourself to anyone other than your past self, seek to always improve & you’ll be happy and successful.”
  166. “The single biggest reason why the vast majority of people go nowhere in life is because they don’t or won’t take risks. They take the easy way out, the path of least resistance. You don’t make it big that way. Ever.”
  167. “When you stop grabbing for things, sometimes the world just hands them to you, instead. Focusing on others is a true success.”
  168. “You can only control so much, in the end, the rest is up to fate.”
  169. “Our debts don’t leave us much in terms of choices. We can choose to pay now or try to pay later. But the longer we wait the steeper the bill”
  170. “I do not believe in the power of brand names or in emulating any of the brand name investors out there. It is a fact that all—if not at least most—of the biggest names in American finance and industry out there today have proven after the 2008 crisis to be some of the most incompetent people there are. Starting with the untouchable Goldman Sachs, who was bailed out by over $5 billion from Warren Buffett, to AIG and Citibank, who were bailed out by the hundreds of billions of dollars from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), having a name and a history does not make you the brightest and the best. All it takes is one nincompoop with a huge ego or a board of directors who think they are smarter than everyone else to destroy what has taken generations to build.”
  171. “We were born a nation of entrepreneurs. That is why so many people came to this country from so many different nations and cultures around the globe. The entrepreneur sees the opportunity, takes action, and successfully learns from the experience. They go on to create wealth. They become part of that demographic that is called “the rich.” They, not the government, drive the economy and create jobs. Only a mind with an envious, greedy perspective would consider punitively taxing the rich as a viable solution to our fiscal miasma. This is a solution springing from the fount of ignorance and deemed wise only by fools.”
  172. “The only reason people hold onto memories is because memories are the only things that don’t change, even when everyone else does.”
  173. “Maturity comes with experience, not age.”
  174. “When you don’t have any money, the problem is food. When you have money, it’s sex. When you have both it’s health.”
  175. “Always remember: Business is War. At the end of the day, the one with access to the best intel wins. This applies as much to business and politics as it does to the military. Ask every single billionaire and military or political strategist out there. They will all confirm that as fact.”
  176. “Socialism tends to destroy wealth. Socialism does this by draining its vitality away. It does this by destroying the desirability of wealth as a wholesome value. Socialism kills the chance that any community can survive by browbeating the concept of vested ownership, on which community survival is always dependent in the end.”
  177. “The wealth of America isn’t an inventory of goods; it’s an organic, living entity, a fragile, pulsing fabric of ideas, expectations, loyalties, moral commitments, visions, and people. To slice it up like an apple pie and redistribute it would destroy it just as surely as trying to share Stephen Hawking’s intellect by sharing slices of his brain would surely kill him.”
  178. “Never underestimate the power of human stupidity, especially when it comes to bureaucrats in a government who has no clue about money matters”
  179. “I believe the best gift you could ever give a woman is your time.”
  180. “After all is said and done, you are free to choose but you are not free from the consequence of your choice.”
  181. “Always remember… Perfection is not attainable, but if you chase perfection you can catch excellence and beyond. Be fearless…”
  182. “Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things happen when you don’t have a plan.”
  183. “Business Fights Poverty Better Than Charity Does”
  184. “Don’t chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing and work hard. The right people will come to you and stay.”
  185. “The ones who say “you can’t” and “you won’t” are probably the ones that are scared that you will.”
  186. “There isn’t anything noble about being superior to another person. True nobility is in being superior to the person you once were.”
  187. “Life is like an elevator. On your way up, sometimes you have to stop and let some people off.”
  188. “Most leadership writing today advises us on how to prosper within the system. I believe real leadership is about transforming the system.”
  189. “Forget the housing, bond or derivatives bubbles … Fraud Is the Biggest Bubble of all time”
  190. “There are no such things as secrets only truths that have yet to be revealed.”
  191. “Entrepreneurs are all unique. One way to build a business and turn it into a brand is to know who you are.”
  192. “Our education system is today run by left-wing elitists who believe the US is too big, too arrogant, and must be reigned-in… Real sad.”
  193. “Fight not for your own abundance, but for the abundance of others & you’ll see how your life will turn around.”
  194. “Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.”
  195. “There are few problems in the world that economic prosperity cannot help solve. Yet the engines of that prosperity are under fierce attack. The forces that seek power over others have gained the upper hand against those that seek freedom. By harming wealth creation, they cause even more strain on society. Historically, this is nothing new. State domination over its subjects has roots that connect statism, totalitarianism, communism, and socialism to more modern-day variants of liberalism and progressivism. It is a constant fight and we must win.”
  196. “A simple “I’m proud of you” does wonders. It’s something that we don’t get to hear a lot, and probably what we need the most.”
  197. “The same one who mistreated you will end up needing you…. It is the circle of life.”
  198. “Happiness is not determined by what’s happening around you, but rather what’s happening inside you.”
  199. “Training, Books, Learning is all expensive. Being stupid though is still much more expensive.”
  200. “People are only loyal until it becomes convenient not to be.”
  201. “As you get older you’ll understand that it’s not about what you look like or what you own, it’s all about the person you’ve become.”
  202. “The real measure of your “wealth” is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money.”
  203. “The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as achievable.”
  204. “A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.”
  205. “Some people dream of success, others stay awake to achieve it.”
  206. “Funny how the U.S. sends in the military to fight “terrorists” in any country which has resources it wants….”
  207. “Never explain yourself to anyone. The person who likes you will not need it. The person who dislikes it will not believe it.”
  208. “Wealth comes from big goals and sustained action toward those goals every day….Never surrender.”
  209. “Sometimes people try to expose what’s wrong with you, because they can’t handle what’s right about you.”
  210. “Your past mistakes are meant to guide you, not define you.”
  211. “I believe the LIE that prosecuting bank fraud will destabilize the U.S economy is what is really destroying it.”
  212. “A good bank is the one that does good to its community and a bad bank is the one that feeds the avarice of corrupt individuals. Very simple.”
  213. “You know you have a transparency problem when citizens of a democracy need to rely on WikiLeaks for details on changes to laws.”
  214. “This Syrian circus/crisis we are going through is hilarious… It’s like watching some thug killing another person and asking him for his bullets but releasing him free.”
  215. “The Key point in making money is, you can tell some big shot where to go.”
  216. “I believe the lion’s share of the history of the 21st century is going to play out in the Asian Pacific region not the US.”
  217. “I believe if you don’t keep constantly pushing the envelope and outgrowing yourself you’re going to get real old sooner than you think.”
  218. “I remain fundamentally optimistic about Wall Street as a marketplace and as a vehicle for wealth creation. Its future will rightly depend on several variables, chief among them being human choices; whether they be rationally, emotionally, subjectively or objectively made. Financial engineering taught us that if it could be quantified, it could be qualified. We learned about how to use leverage and have abused that knowledge for a myriad of reasons. We became practitioners of the transaction-based model, but forgot that long before the abacus there was trust and integrity, anchors of relationship-based models common with Middle East and Asian markets. It goes back to a handshake, the first and enduring example of mutual consensus.”
  219. “I only back people with track record who can execute ruthlessly and flawlessly… Real killers…no matter the industry or company geography”
  220. “Bankruptcy cleans out the system. What’s wrong with that? South Korea went through this in the late 1990s. They didn’t have anyone to bail them out, and they had to go through the pain. Sweden did it in the early 1990s. Mexico did it. Russia did it. The list goes on and on. Competent people take over the assets from incompetent people and rebuild from a solid base. Business has always been survival of the fittest and Darwinism at its best. After all, this is what capitalism is all about.”
  221. “A great leader has brains, vision, guts, values … and a heart.”
  222. “I am afraid the greatest prison that people live in is the fear what other people think… Grow up & lose the fear.”
  223. “Alwasy remember…. We are engaged in a battle for the continuation of our capitalist, free-market economic model; our way of life; and our liberty. The enemy is anticapitalist, believes in big government, embraces collectivist ideologies, and has, over the past century, infiltrated every level of our government and most of the banking industry. They don’t care about patriotism, although they may sport the red, white, and blue and the stars and stripes on their bumper stickers. They don’t care about personal responsibility or civic duty. They don’t share your sense of honor. All they care about is power and control over your money and every aspect of your life.”
  224. “We’re taught by repetition but great innovators need to be great at doing the different.”
  225. “Words are useless without action. Stop fantasizing and just DO it. Be a “game changer” or get played like an idiot.”
  226. “Always remember… We are engaged in a battle for the continuation of our capitalist, free-market economic model; our way of life; and our liberty. The enemy is anticapitalist, believes in big government, embraces collectivist ideologies, and has, over the past century, infiltrated every level of our government and most of the banking industry. They don’t care about patriotism, although they may sport the red, white, and blue and the stars and stripes on their bumper stickers. They don’t care about personal responsibility or civic duty. They don’t share your sense of honor. All they care about is power and control over your money and every aspect of your life.”
  227. “I believe the free enterprise system is not an economic alternative. It’s a moral imperative.”
  228. “Just because the past didn’t turn out like you wanted it to, doesn’t mean the future can’t be better than you ever imagined.”
  229. “Patience is not the ability to wait but how you act while you are waiting.”
  230. “Why spend your life trying to fit in, when you are born to stand out?”
  231. “How can wealth persuade poverty to use its political freedom to keep wealth in power? Here lies the whole art of Conservative politics.”
  232. “Women worry about the things that men forget; Men worry about the things that women remember.”
  233. “After all is said and done, I believe the true measure of success is how many times you can bounce back from failure.”
  234. “Always remember: Power in the wrong hands can destroy the owner. The same power that gave victory to Samson is what destroyed him.”
  235. “A million men can tell a woman she is beautiful, but the only time she will listen is when it’s said by the man she loves.”
  236. “Don’t ever confuse my personality with my attitude. My personality is who I am. My attitude always depends on who you are.”
  237. “Getting to the future is always held up by those trying to protect the past.”
  238. “Markets go up. Markets go down. We always make money…. Get used to it”
  239. “Think like a maverick, Fight like a gladiator, Love with a humble heart and Die for a cause worth dying for… Be a “game changer”….The basic tenets of my life philosophy.”
  240. “Society is going to judge you anyway, so do whatever you want to do…. No guts no glory”
  241. “Fear and self-doubt are the greatest killers of personal genius.”
  242. “Myth: US housing market is in recovery. Fact: Big banks have been hiding their bloated home inventory, seized by virtue of home foreclosures.”
  243. “Keep people in your life who truly love you, motivate you, and make you happy. If you know people who do none of these things, let them go.”
  244. “We’ve been so afraid; so hell bent on destroying enemies; both foreign and domestic, we’ve hurt ourselves and our democracy. Time to wake up.”
  245. “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing – the ability to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.”
  246. “If everybody followed the rules, nothing would ever change. Without change there would be no progress”
  247. “Myth: Bernanke Fed is committed to stimulus until a recovery occurs. Fact: The current monetary policy assures further capital destruction”
  248. “Either find a way, or make one….You can bend but you can never break if you want to achieve excellence.”
  249. “The American dream is what has kept Americans from rebelling against corporate corruption.Now that 2/3 of us know it’s dead, expect anything.”
  250. “Challenge conventional wisdom. There is almost always a better way.”
  251. “If you need an alarm clock, you need a new job.”
  252. “We live in an era of smart phones and stupid people…. Go figure.”
  253. “Did anyone of those bullish investors ever think what would happen to the Treasury market if the Fed ever became a net seller of bonds?”
  254. “Life doesn’t get easier, you just get stronger.”
  255. “Wealth creation is not a business suited to those whose skill set consists of voting “present.” It requires decision making, risk taking, hard information, discipline, insight, and intelligence.”
  256. “Nations with too many laws, endless regulations, just cannot grow or generate enough jobs. Wake up…”
  257. “Blessed is the man who devotes his life to something bigger than himself and finds himself surrounded by friends who share his passion.”
  258. “There is something really good to say about humility. Being confident and humble is a great combination, maybe the best of all!”
  259. “There is a difference between skill and talent. Master the skill to allow the talent out.”
  260. “I only love when money makes a difference and not makes you different.”
  261. “Money is a tool that can either fix or damage your life. Use it wisely.”
  262. “The longer you fight, the stronger you become.”
  263. “There’s no need to be perfect to inspire others. Let people get inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.”
  264. “When life gives you lemons, order the lobster tail.”
  265. “Play The Game or Get Played.”
  266. “Time has now come which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves.”
  267. “Building companies rules of the game have all changed today. It used to cost millions of dollars to do anything substantial. You’d get VC backing & then you’d hire the team to build it. Now it’s deploy or die.”
  268. “I am not interested in power for power’s sake. Only interested in power that will allow people to liberate themselves from Big Brother.”
  269. “Lots of folks want success without sacrifice. Life doesn’t work that way. Be willing to pay the price for your dreams.”
  270. “Never measure your life by possessions. Measure it by the hearts you’ve touched, the smiles you created & the love you shared.”
  271. “The secret to making money isn’t working at a high-paying job, it’s finding creative solutions to people’s problems.”
  272. “The NSA is the only branch of the government that actually listens to people.”
  273. “Behind each person is an utter mystery, supreme value. The more we recognize this the better we ALL get.”
  274. “To become a business tycoon you must believe you’re the best. If you’re not, act like it & you’ll become.Believe in yourself & never give up”
  275. “There’s a huge misconception that innovation is mostly about inventing or coming up with cool new things. More often than not, innovation is about figuring out what people really need or want but can’t have or afford.”
  276. “There is nothing inherently evil in the process of making money, and the notion is illogical, but that is one of the underlying tenets in our present education system. We are taught from an early age that making money is hard and that those who make lots of money are morally suspect. American culture studies programs at some of the nation’s leading universities have even gone so far as to teach the absurd and illogical notion that the rich became rich because they enjoy privilege earned on the backs of African slaves. Minority millionaires like entrepreneur Herman Cain, Earl Graves, Sr., and Reginald F. Lewis prove the utter nonsense of this notion, yet this is the illogical Progressive philosophy that has permeated our education system.”
  277. “If you’re always telling people why you can’t do something, if you parse everything and nitpick, I’ve got news for you: You’re not going anywhere. If you want to make it in this world, learn to say, “sure, no problem.” Practice. It’s good for you. When is the last time you went on a limb trusting your gut feeling?”
  278. “I believe that to create real wealth one must be willing to abandon one’s limited thinking, remove the boundaries around our abundance, and stop outlining how it is to appear in our lives. Remember not to create boundaries and remember not to define the outcome. Most importantly, stop letting people who are motivated by jealousy and envy dictate what your limitations are.”
  279. “History has shown time and time again that there is no such thing as all things being equal. That is why Jefferson wrote that our inalienable rights were life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Nothing is guaranteed in life, especially happiness.”
  280. “Wealth creation is not a mathematical formula, as the truth seeking quant geeks still want everyone to believe. In the end, their lack of real-world experience and pride corrupted their mathematical genius and destroyed them. You may be able to digitize a daVinci, but that does not make it daVinci. Creating wealth is personal. It is creating assets, creating value, or whatever act of self-perpetuation that drives us to create a legacy.”
  281. “I do not believe in diversification. Take a close look at some of the greatest entrepreneurs in U.S. history. Henry Ford never diversified; Bill Gates didn’t diversify. I strongly believe that the best way to create real wealth is to put one’s eggs in one basket and watch that basket (the right one) very carefully. In fact, one can go broke diversifying.”
  282. “The debt ceiling is not what causes our problems, it’s the only thing that might help solve our problems.”
  283. “I do not believe in supporting bailouts without strong ramifications. It is a fool’s fantasy to think we can live in a globally connected economy and never have a situation arise where the government prudently steps in to prevent a failure that might lead to catastrophic ramifications. In most cases, I believe it would be much better to let bailed-out companies fail when they have mismanaged themselves, rather than waste taxpayer money propping up greedy idiots who are trying to salvage their own bonuses; however, there are exceptions to almost every rule. The wiser course would be to penalize the CEO or board of directors who drove the company to the brink of failure. The most obvious punishment would be the elimination of any “golden parachutes” or bonuses for the executive and seizure of all company-derived assets, including any attempts to hide company assets in the spouse’s name. When C-level executives come to the realization that managing a company is not a game and
    that there are serious consequences for their actions, we will see fewer instances of requests for bailouts.”
  284. “I strongly believe in the fact that there’s still plenty of money and plenty of private equity capital available around the globe. What are in short supply are great entrepreneurs and great teams. A trading opportunity or a company’s biggest challenge is and has always been the team behind it. There’s enormous change under way in every facet of the world. Some is technology driven, some is market driven. All that change creates unprecedented opportunity, but to take full advantage of such opportunities I mostly focus on the team. The right teams and right people behind those opportunities always win. There is no secret sauce. Trading and investing has, in my experience, boiled down to building relationships and exchanging value. It consists of striking the right balance between backing and interacting with the right teams with the right business model at the right time and with the right amount of money.”
  285. “I strongly believe that the best economic policy for any administration is the one that seeks to produce more entrepreneurs,
    not just more minimally educated college graduates with nowhere to go. Nothing against recent college graduates, but many
    of today’s best universities are no longer providing the basics of a classical liberal education.
  286. That is why the single most important economic issue of our time—and one that impacts the poor and middle class alike—will be
    how we treat the entrepreneurs and wealth creators among us, from both the government and the private-sector viewpoints.”
  287. “Too many people today on Wall Street go for the quick buck at the expense of their reputation and client satisfaction, the
    rationale being “let’s make the money while we can and retire early in the sun.” For me, this is not a sprint but a marathon, besides the fact that, in my definition, overnight success is 15 years. Anyone who does not understand the basic tenets of this philosophy is not someone I can or will do business with.”
  288. “History clearly shows that governments that have tried to contain, regulate, or otherwise
    usurp capital have failed. It is the same with brainpower; no one has a monopoly on brainpower. Controlling brainpower is like
    herding cats. Brainpower creates capital, and capital fuels brainpower. It is a fundamental dynamic principle. Great ideas, solutions, insights, or inventions will develop only where they are nurtured and properly rewarded.”
  289. “The only thing that is or should be equal in the creation of wealth is the opportunity to participate. Everything else is naturally and rightfully dependent on personal and often exclusively inherent advantages and disadvantages. The imagined outcomes and side benefits are impossible to guarantee. The shared human experience should have taught us, by any objective standard, that making a mirage your focus will undermine your chances of finding gold.”
  290. “The question is not whether we should or should not regulate; it is how much should we regulate and who the regulators should
    be. We went overboard on deregulation under Reagan. Under Bush, many people lost in the casino. Now we have the Obama administration overreacting and overreaching with regulation that does the exact opposite of wealth creation. If we are to have change we can believe in, then we could start by replacing the majority of the lawyers in regulatory agencies with actual experienced, successful business veterans. They would have recognized the early warning signs of many of the financial debacles created by the bubble-bust cycle.”
  291. “You will never solve problems unless you face them head on.”
  292. “Commerce is considered by classical economists to be a positive-sum game. The act of selling and buying always benefits both the seller and the buyer. It is unfortunate that popular culture has propagated the Marxist myth that one person gains in business at the expense of another, that capitalism is evil because it is a zero-sum game—somebody wins while someone else loses. When liberals make the argument that capitalism is the cause of all of our problems, they are either speaking out of abject ignorance or being totally disingenuous to protect their interests. We have not had true free-market capitalism in this country on any wide scale. Where we have had economic successes in this nation’s history, it has been those times when people
    have done something outside of the government’s involvement. Every time the federal government has been involved, it has created chaos, waste, and corruption.”
  293. “Central planning inevitably leads to economic chaos and failure. Friedrich Hayek called the delusion that a single person or a group of government planners could possibly possess the knowledge to plan an entire economy a “fatal conceit.” The overwhelming historical evidence is that the more freedom a nation has, the more economic opportunities will exist and the more dynamic that nation’s economy will be. Likewise, the more regulations, controls, taxes, government run industries, protectionism, and other forms of interventionism that exists, the poorer the country will become.”
  294. “I strongly support liquidating the corporation that is the Federal Reserve and returning to a monetary system based on a market produced precious metal, like gold, which is represented by a currency printed and managed by the U.S. Treasury Department as stipulated by our Constitution. The assets currently owned by the Fed should be liquidated and parceled out on a pro-rata basis to its creditors. All we need is the will.”
  295. “People succeed or fail on the merits in America, not on who they know or whose reelection campaign they supported. This absolutely American principle must be reestablished and permanently fortified. There can be no more “too big to fail.” If you are reckless, greedy, and arrogant, the American taxpayer should not bail you out.”
  296. “This nation was founded on the principle of wealth creation. As a young Henry Clay said in the House of Representatives in 1812, “It [wealth creation] is a passion as unconquerable as any with which nature has endowed us. You may attempt to regulate—you cannot destroy it.” That is supposed to be the federal government’s primary objective. It is supposed to promote the creation of an environment conducive to the creation of wealth—not job creation, not bailouts, not subsidies, not expansion of the federal bureaucracy, and not providing lifetime support to those who choose not to take advantage of the innumerable
    opportunities that exist in this nation for them to create a better, more productive life for themselves.”
  297. “Great wealth is often created by the launching of great surprises, not by the launching of great enterprises.”
  298. “Make the money, don’t let the money make you.. Change the game, don’t let the game change you”
  299. “George Bernard Shaw once said: “Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.” When liberals make the argument that capitalism is the cause of all of our problems, they are either speaking out of abject ignorance or being totally disingenuous to protect their own political interests. We have not had true free-market capitalism in this country on any wide scale. Where we have had economic successes in this nation’s history, it has been those times when people have done something outside of the government’s involvement. Every single time the federal government has been involved, it has created chaos, waste, and corruption. The historical record is overwhelmingly one of gross incompetence.”
  300. “Since the dawn of the twentieth century, we have been told that the federal government has the answers to solve all of society’s problems. We have been promised, by supposedly serious men who have sworn an oath before God and man, that if we just give Washington, D.C., more of our money and more of our personal freedom, the problems of poverty, illiteracy, racism, unemployment, crime, and corruption will all be solved. Today, each and every one of these problems is worse than it has ever been. The federal government and its blood-sucking bureaucracies do not have a solution to the problem, they are the problem.”
  301. “My Only Boss is Money”
  302. For those who understand, no explanation is needed. For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.”
  303. “The recession, which started in 2007, is ongoing. The underlying fundamental causes of the meltdown have not been addressed. Banks are still not lending. Companies are still not hiring. Congress has still not seriously addressed the growing debt. Neither has Congress checked its own out-of-control spending. The much lauded reforms installed by Frank-Dodd are nothing more than another expansion of federal government control over the engines of wealth creation.”
  304. “I think this mass surveillance by the NSA was never about terrorism: It’s all about economic spying & social control. It’s all about POWER.”
  305. “The Boston Consulting Group recently released a study showing that there were 5.2 million households in America that could be classified as millionaires.1 I would love to see a candidate for national office, especially president, come out and announce that his platform was squarely oriented toward creating wealth, that in 8 to 10 years we would have 50 million millionaires in America.”
  306. “When you’re rich, ‘crazy’ is just ‘eccentric’.”
  307. “One of the advantages of living in a constitutional federal republic is that we have the ability, if not the duty, as citizens to repair or replace those acts of legislation under which we have agreed to live. We must act when it has become evident that said legislation no longer serves us as a people or advances the principles upon which this nation was founded, one of these being “the pursuit of happiness,” which may only be secured through wealth creation. If it burdens the debt obligation of the government, it cannot be creating wealth. If it does not advance the cause of regaining American competitive dominance in the global marketplace, it is not creating wealth. If legislation and regulation were proposed that taught people how to fish instead of providing fish, then the unemployed would find a way to create jobs for each other. Wealth creation is mankind’s natural objective when given the opportunity and the tools.”
  308. “I am not in the market to create jobs, build an empire, or leave a legacy; those are the positive fallout of successful economic warfare. My prime objective is wealth creation.”
  309. “Always remember…the stronger your position in life, the more enemies you’re gonna have .. while friends come and go.”
  310. “I believe if you’re not a very curious person by nature, its unlikely you’ll become rich at all or make it to the top. Smart is curious.”
  311. “The more we ignore Assad and negotiate an appeasement with Iran, the more Sunni and Shia extremists will multiply and flood Syria.”
  312. “Forget all the reasons why it won’t work and believe the one reason why it will.”
  313. “One of the greatest accomplishments in life is doing what people say you can’t do.”
  314. “Success is not found in what you have achieved but rather in who you have become”
  315. “Have the backbone to go after what you want in life. It’s too easy to settle.”
  316. “Life is not something that “has” meaning. It’s something we give meaning to. You don’t “end up” with a meaningful life, you create it.”
  317. “No one can go back and make a brand new start. However, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”
  318. “Never allow society to turn you into a person you are not.”
  319. “You want something real bad? Go after it with ferocity like if your life depended on it and never ever surrender. Only a question of time.”
  320. “My best ideas come when I distance myself from day-to-day operations. It gives me more focus.”
  321. “Funny how so many rookies out there still judge condition of the US economy on the rigged “stock market”. I frankly find it hilarious.”
  322. “Dream big, but stay humble.”
  323. “Listen to what people say when they are mad, that’s when the truth comes out.”
  324. “In a time of deceit telling the “truth” is a revolutionary act…Keep doing it.”
  325. “The new source of power is not money in the hands of a few, but information in the hands of many. Educate and Empower & see the results.”
  326. “Frankly speaking, making money isn’t hard in itself… What’s real hard is to earn it doing something worth devoting one’s life to”
  327. “The problem is never the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Think before you rush into action.”
  328. “The primary near-term security concern of the United States is the global economic crisis and its geopolitical implications.”
  329. “Wanna run a killer business? Design it from the start so that it’s leverageable, expandable, predictable & financeable – & you’re unstoppable.”
  330. “Look how many of our young are ill prepared to enter adult life today. This was designed by progressives to create government dependency.”
  331. “Life is way too short not to love what you do, why you do it, and who you do it with.”
  332. “You can’t be for big government, big taxes, and big bureaucracy and still be for wealth creation”
  333. “How easily someone is offended is directly proportional to how stupid they are.”
  334. “Building a business doesn’t mean getting venture capital funding. It means finding customers and making money.”
  335. “We live in a society that is based on 30-second sound bites. We have technology that puts all of the information of humankind at our fingertips, but we have the attention span of a three-year-old at a carnival midway on the Fourth of July. We throw around a lot of words like democracy, federal, republic, nationalist, socialist, liberal, and right-wing—but do we really know what they mean?”
  336. “You know you’re a good leader when people follow you out of curiosity.”
  337. “All of us, try to eliminate risk from our lives. The sad thing about risk is that when you eliminate risk you also eliminate the future.”
  338. “Passion isn’t enough for financial success. Your passion needs to make you money.”
  339. “Always remember: No matter how carefully you choose your words, they’ll always end up being twisted by others.”
  340. “I believe the only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.”
  341. “Don’t roll the dice if you can’t pay the price.”
  342. “We are today engaged in a war. It is an economic war over our sovereignty as human beings with inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The “pursuit of happiness” means the right to create wealth through our labor and to enjoy the fruits thereof. The battle now is over who has the moral, the ethical, and the legal right to the fruits of our labor. Are we to be free, or are we to be slaves? Just whose money is it anyway?”
  343. “After analyzing our current crisis and studying well-established historical precedents, I must conclude that the global bankers have only three possible cards left to play. The first is admitting culpability and working to restore the American economic engine to its free-market potential. History has taught us that the ruling class rarely admits error and never concedes power. The second is to foment so much civil unrest and fear that the general population will be clamoring for a global dictator who will provide them food, shelter, and security in exchange for their individual freedom and sovereignty. I see the emerging militancy of the labor union movement playing right into this scenario. The final play is global conflict where they can try and control the outcome by means of funding both sides.”
  344. “Sometimes you never know the real value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”
  345. “Society is going to judge you no matter what you do.”
  346. “I really cannot tolerate people who always find excuses or reasons why certain things won’t work. Find reasons and solutions to make it work.”
  347. “Unfortunately most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
  348. “If you are filled with pride, then you have no room for wisdom.”
  349. “It is usually the roughest road that leads to the heights of greatness.”
  350. “For all the hopeful dreamers morons out there… Stop praying for God to make things happen for you. Just make them happen.”
  351. “Remember this… People too weak to follow their own dreams, will always find a way to discourage yours.”
  352. “Life is all about moments of impact and how they change our lives forever.”
  353. “Always remember: When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves.”
  354. “For Lebanon to have any future, gotta adopt a resolute policy v/s terrorism. Whoever plots against the land should bear the consequences.”
  355. “Always remember … You are not designed for everyone to like you. Get used to it.”
  356. “Capitalism is the most powerful tool for positive social change.”
  357. “Knowledge in youth is wisdom in age.”
  358. “Hezbollah is not a mammoth force, there is only so much they can do in Syria. Iranian role more critical for the regime.”
  359. “Don’t turn around. Don’t look back. Keep moving forward. Keep pushing. The pot of gold is at the end of the rainbow, not the beginning”
  360. “Assad’s failure to meet deadline on destroying chemical weapons is just the latest example of Obama’s failed Syria policy.”
  361. “You can make excuses and you can make money, but you cannot make both.”
  362. “The things you do for yourself are gone when you’re gone, but the things you do for others become legacy.What do you wanna be remembered as?”
  363. “Time travel is one of Assad’s major achievements, the problem is he only perfected it one way: backward.”
  364. “For all the secret societies lunatics out there who think they know anything, why don’t you chill..We’re ALL guests on Earth, not Management.”
  365. “100 Years Is Enough: Time to Make the Fed a Public Utility”
  366. “Why are so many very smart people not also rich? I guess they are too busy calculating risks rather than getting into action.”
  367. “Power people wear power like a coat of arms. If can’t sense them on the spot you don’t know what power is.”
  368. “We need to empower every single child no matter who you are, no matter where you come from to have the best education and the best future.”
  369. “Always follow your heart … But take your brain with you too…. Be smart.”
  370. “How you gather, manage and use intel in life determines whether you win or lose. That’s the # 1 rule for the mavericks in business.”
  371. “Be a good person but do not waste time to prove it.”
  372. “Be dissatisfied with what is, but remain visionary of what can be done.”
  373. “People come and go, but life is simply about seeing who cares enough to stay.”
  374. “In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.”
  375. “If a problem can be solved by writing a check, it’s not a problem, it’s an expense.”
  376. “Revenge is always the weak pleasure of a little and narrow mind.”
  377. “As long as enough people can be frightened, then all people can be ruled. I am afraid that’s how it works in a democracy.”
  378. “I believe Money is too important to leave in the hands of government officials.”
  379. “Root cause of inequality is the mass scale digital disruption advantage as means of wealth creation is concentrated.”
  380. “Drugs have destroyed many people. But wrong government policies have destroyed many more.”
  381. “Create enterprise, live on your own terms, and you’ll find the key to happiness.”
  382. “I believe the more personally removed people are from a major financial event, the less it is to affect their appetite for risk.”
  383. “When you want to turn around a company, make sure that the solution is coming from the inside.”
  384. “Being a good leader today doesn’t mean you’ll be a good leader 10 years from now. You have to adapt to the times.”
  385. “It’s never better to make somebody poorer, even if they’re rich.”
  386. “The future belongs to those who innovate.”
  387. “Don’t practice until you get it right. Practice until you can’t get it wrong…ever.”
  388. “The odds will always favor the man with a plan.”
  389. “Figure out what you do best, and build a team second to none around that… # 1 Requirement in building first class companies.”
  390. “Earning an education is not the same as gaining a skill set.”
  391. “The question of the right to privacy must be one of the defining issues of our time.”
  392. “I don’t see any dearth of women leaders, it’s a question of what we consider a woman leader.”
  393. “If you have the guts to do anything,then you better save enough to face the consequences. Becoming bigger than life requires guts & instinct.”
  394. “The 2 greatest equalizers in life: Education and the Internet.”
  395. “Always remember… When you do what you fear most, then you can do anything.”
  396. “Financial crises are not natural disasters. They are man-made disasters.”
  397. “Lebanese freedom of speech : You get to say whatever you like as long as the authorities approve of it… Hilarious.”
  398. “Capitalism without Bankruptcy is like Catholicism without Hell.”
  399. “People comment today that we shouldn’t focus on money so much but rather think of our fellow people who are less fortunate. So much baloney.”
  400. “Make your money on the buy, not the sell; this is true in any investment whether it’s real estate, business, or the stock market.”
  401. “In a victory speech, I always like to thank the opposition, because without their help and stupidity, I couldn’t have won.”
  402. “We need a reset in the way the economy grows around the world.”
  403. “The best relationship is when you can completely act yourself and they can still love you for who you are.”
  404. “I get the real moronic progressive economic plan now. The more we spend the richer we are. How brilliant… Go figure these idiots.”
  405. “Biggest mistake Reagan ever did re: foreign policy? 1984 decision to appease Hezbollah with Lebanon withdrawal”
  406. “If you want to know where your heart is, look where your mind goes when it wanders.”
  407. “Never worry about what you can’t control…Focus on what you can.”
  408. “I believe the people who are most successful are those committed to bringing out the best in other people through awakening & empowerment.”
  409. “Almost 1/2 the world’s wealth ($110 trillion) is owned by just 1% of ts population”
  410. “I believe “Leadership” is creating the environment for the greatness in people to emerge.”
  411. “Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are; it solely relies on how you think.”
  412. “If you look at big companies, only 1/3 of them will exist in 2 decades.”
  413. “Higher education is an advantage, no longer a guarantee.”
  414. “I believe if we let go of Assad now, we might as well forget the whole region.”
  415. “FINAO. My word for my companies. Failure Is Not An Option.”
  416. “When backing companies, I always look for industries that are ripe for disruption.”
  417. “I believe Innovation is more likely to emerge from a culture of encouragement.”
  418. “Any definition of a successful life must include service to others.”
  419. “Age is just reality we create for ourselves.”
  420. “Successful entrepreneurs figure out when to drive their ideas forward & when to listen to constructive criticism.”
  421. “Never put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.”
  422. “The Lebanese banking system helps Iran, Syria & Hezbollah evade sanctions.”
  423. “Every successful venture is based on an unoriginal idea, beautifully executed.”
  424. “The next time you think you’re perfect, try walking on water.”
  425. “Swag is not about what you want people to think about you, its already knowing what they think about you.”
  426. “I believe Government should encourage competition, NOT prop up the weak when the going gets tough.”
  427. “Money is only something you need if you don’t die tomorrow.”
  428. “There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither one works. Don’t bother.”
  429. “Remember… People can always threaten your very life but they can never take away your dreams.”
  430. “Your best friends should bring out the best in you. If they don’t, lose them; they are no friends.”
  431. “If you’re going to do something, do something that matters. Don’t waste your time doing stupid things with even bigger losers going nowhere.”
  432. “Make decisions even with incomplete info. You’ll never have all the info you need. What matters is what you do with the info you have.”
  433. “Most people quit because they look how far they have to go, not how far they have come.”
  434. “You can take what life gives you or you can take what you want from life. Your choice.”
  435. “If you can’t fire your best friend or your brother, don’t hire them.”
  436. “Dodd-Frank is the most restrictive financial regulation since the Great Depression—but it won’t stop another bubble.”
  437. “If you make a hiring mistake, make the change quickly. Don’t ignore problems. Don’t assume it will get better.”
  438. “Great companies are formed by great people. It’s not about attracting great people; it’s about retaining them.”
  439. “There are so many mistakes you can learn only by making them yourself. There is no substitute for experience.”
  440. “Derivatives – The risk never leaves the system – It finds taker who believes the risk is acceptable….until they lose everything.”
  441. “Socialism tends to destroy wealth. Socialism does this by draining its vitality away. It does this by destroying the desirability of wealth as a wholesome value. Socialism kills the chance that any community can survive by browbeating the concept of vested ownership, on which community survival is always dependent in the end.”
  442. “You need to be loyal to the people who have helped you in the past & gave you a break when you were not a big player.”
  443. “Once you find your dream, risk everything to make it come true.”
  444. “An idea is like a virus. Resilient. Highly contagious. The smallest seed of an idea can grow. It can grow to define…or destroy you.”
  445. “Your state of mind is the most important factor in the outcome of your life.”
  446. “Work smart, stay informed, never give up, and great things will happen.”
  447. “You always invest the money you earn. That’s the only way you can really speed up your fortune.”
  448. “Never look at an opportunity at face value & pass it on that basis. Examine the income vs. the profit vs. expenses then make your decision.”
  449. “What is the difference between a parasite and a liberal? The spelling!”
  450. “I Believe The Failure To Punish Wall Street Criminals Is The Core Cause Of Our Sick Economy.”
  451. “NEVER accept “conventional wisdom” when it comes to finance. If others keep failing, why do you want to follow them?”
  452. “Risk is what you control and fortune is really all about risk. Bottom Line: Fortune comes from big money bets on very low probability events”
  453. “If what you do doesn’t make others better at what they do then you are not living up to your potential.”
  454. “Sometimes the hardest things in life are what make you the strongest.”
  455. “Our MANDATE at Blackhawk is to create mega-millionaires. Period. More wealth for our clients, more power for all of us …the People.”
  456. “Why do people look to the government to fix the economy? It’s mind-boggling.”
  457. “There are two things you should never waste your time on: things that don’t matter and people that think you don’t matter.”
  458. “No one is fearless. The difference between achievers and everyone else is that they take action despite their fears.”
  459. “No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Governments’ programs once launched unfortunately never disappear…Get real.”
  460. “The difference between the Haves and Have-nots? The will to sacrifice and to do what others won’t…. Very simple.”
  461. “Make a list of goals for every year, tick them off & reward yourself when you achieve each one. Will give much discipline in your life.”
  462. “I may die young, but at least I’ll die smart…. If you can’t be seven feet tall, be seven feet smart…Best advice I can ever give you.”
  463. “People aren’t born good or bad. It’s the way you live your life that matters and how many people you inspire and empower after you’re gone.”
  464. “At $4 trillion, and roughly only $55 billion in equity, the Fed is leveraged about 77-to-1. They define the word “leverage”
  465. “People with higher ratios of positive to negative emotions are more likely to flourish in life.”
  466. “No matter how far down a path you go, if it’s the wrong path, turn around and go back home – before it is too late.”
  467. “No matter the situation, never let your emotions overpower your intelligence.”
  468. “The Fed’s policies have been an unqualified success for financiers and an abject failure for the bottom 99.5% who have to work for a living.”
  469. “Affordable Care Act” roll out isn’t Obama’s fault. It’s what happens when you elect a President without any real-world business experience.”
  470. “Nothing happens by mistake the universe has a divine plan…Stay attuned to it.”
  471. “Difference between being Rich and Being Wealthy? Time…Nothing is more important than TIME… can’t buy it back ever.”
  472. “Any deal that recognizes Iran “right” to enrich is a prelude to fiasco and tragedy.”
  473. “The illusion of choice is the greatest magic trick ever performed.”
  474. “Building a business is like creating a picture & striving to be picture perfect in everything you do.”
  475. “Keep cool. Anger is not an argument.”
  476. “Worry is a down payment on a problem you may never have. It doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, just empties today of its strength.”
  477. “Putting your pride first makes the results come in second, at best.”
  478. “There are situations where the best solution still doesn’t make everyone happy. The trick is understanding what’s best.”
  479. “I believe one of the best ways to achieve justice is to expose injustice.”
  480. “Time is a currency you can only spend once.”
  481. “Unless you’re involved in the system of coercive force, with money alone you don’t get power.”
  482. “You determine how far you go in life, nobody else.”
  483. “Courage is not the absence of fear; only a fool has no fear. Courage is seeing the fear and continuing to proceed.”
  484. “Some lessons are painful, some are painless.. but, all are priceless.”
  485. “Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise.”
  486. “We always look for operators with a combination of guts, passion and genius.”
  487. “Would the child you were yesterday admire the person you are today? If not, adjust for desired results.”
  488. “Job tip: If you were the employer, what kind of person would you most desire as an employee? Be that person.”
  489. “Your place in history depends on what you do for others, not what others do for you.”
  490. “People keep asking me …How to instantly become a better writer? It’s simple: Use “power words” and see for yourself.”
  491. “You shouldn’t retire until your money starts making more money than you made in your best year.”
  492. “Nothing ever stays the same. Just because things aren’t good now doesn’t mean they will be that way forever….Never quit.”
  493. “Being happy isn’t necessarily about getting there, it’s how you get there.”
  494. “If there’s a proven track record, the odds are higher that success can be repeated. This is what we investors always hope for.”
  495. “Achievers move forward at all times. Achievement is not a plateau, it’s a beginning.”
  496. “Always Remember… Once You Give Up Your Rights, You Can Never Get Them Back. Once You Turn On That Police State, You Can Never Turn It Off.”
  497. “The trouble with school is they give you the answer, then they give you the exam. That’s not life….”
  498. “Don’t be scared to be intelligent. Knowledge is sexy and powerful.”
  499. “You call my Wall Street words “cuss words”… I call them “sentence enhancers”.”
  500. “Money does not change people, it unmasks them.”
  501. “You can’t make people work harder. People have to want to work hard and make a difference. Purpose matters.”
  502. “Never erase your past. It shapes who you are today and will help you to be the person you’ll be tomorrow.”