The Best 50 Robert Kiyosaki Quotes to Excel in Business

Learn from the best Robert Kiyosaki business inspirational business quotes. Kiyosaki is best known for his New York Times bestseller, Rich Dad Poor Dad, which remains one of the most popular financial books in history.
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Robert Kiyosaki (born 8 August 1947) is an American entrepreneur, internationally renowned author, speaker, and educator. He has advised the leaders of companies including General Electric, P&G, Microsoft, Boeing, and Walmart just to name a few, on topics of entrepreneurism, business strategy, wealth building, and asset protection.

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Kiyosaki is the founder and current president of the Rich Dad Company, which focuses on international education and training related to financially securing one's future.

Kiyosaki is best known for his New York Times bestseller, Rich Dad Poor Dad, which remains one of the most popular financial books in history.

Through the conveyor belt metaphor in his bestseller "Rich Dad Poor Dad" he advocates financial independence as the key to educational and professional achievement.

He is the author of several other financial-themed books, including "Rich Dad's CASHFLOW Quadrant", "The Kiyosaki Method", "Mind-Sets for Wealth", and

"Why We Want You to be Rich When We Grow Up".

With such a rich resume, there is a lot to pick from. Here are the best Robert Kiyosaki inspirational business quotes:

1. "More money seldom solves someone’s money problems." - Robert Kiyosaki.

2. “In the real world, the smartest people are people who make mistakes and

learn. In school, the smartest people don’t make mistakes.” – Robert Kiyosaki

3. "The most life-destroying word of all is the word tomorrow."- Robert Kiyosaki.

4. “Successful people ask questions. They seek new teachers. They’re always learning.” – Robert Kiyosaki

5. “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

6. "An asset puts money in my pocket. A liability takes money out of my pocket."- Robert Kiyosaki

7. “The trouble with school is they give you the answer, then they give you the exam. That’s not life.” - Robert Kiyosaki

8. “It’s more important to grow your income than cut your expenses. It’s more important to grow your spirit that cut your dreams.” – Robert Kiyosaki

9. “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

10. "A person can be highly educated, professionally successful, and financially illiterate."- Robert Kiyosaki

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11. “Hoping drains your energy. Action creates energy.” - Robert Kiyosaki

12. “It’s easier to stand on the sidelines, criticize, and say why you shouldn’t do something. The sidelines are crowded. Get in the game.” – Robert Kiyosaki

13. “Successful people don’t fear failure. But understand that it’s necessary to learn and grow from.” – Robert Kiyosaki

14. “Afraid of change? Then fail.” – Robert Kiyosaki

15. "By not understanding money, the vast majority of people allow its awesome power to control them." - Robert Kiyosaki

16. "An intelligent person hires people who are more intelligent than he is." - Robert Kiyosaki

17. “If you’re still doing what mommy and daddy said for you to do (Go to school, get a job, and save money), you’re losing.” – Robert Kiyosaki

18. “Complaining about your current position in life is worthless. Have a spine and do something about it instead.” – Robert Kiyosaki

19. “Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.” – Robert Kiyosaki

20. “If you want to be rich, you need to develop your vision. You must be standing on the edge of time gazing into the future.” – Robert Kiyosaki

21. Money is not the goal. Money has no value. The value comes from the dreams money helps achieve.” – Robert Kiyosaki

22. "A mistake is a signal that it is time to learn something new, something you didn't know before." - Robert Kiyosaki

23. “I’d rather welcome change than cling to the past.” – Robert Kiyosaki

24. “The most successful people are mavericks who aren’t afraid to ask why, especially when everyone thinks it’s obvious.” – Robert Kiyosaki

25. “When you are young, work to learn, not to earn.” - Robert Kiyosaki

26. “Remember, your mind is your greatest asset, so be careful what you put into it.” - Robert Kiyosaki

27. “Broke is temporary, poor is eternal.” - Robert Kiyosaki

28. "One of the reasons the rich get richer, the poor get poorer, and the middle-class struggles in debt are that the subject of money is taught at home, not in school." - Robert Kiyosaki

29. "I develop my financial IQ because I want to participate in the fastest game and biggest game in the world." – Robert Kiyosaki

30. “The fear of being different prevents most people from seeking new ways to solve their problems.” - Robert Kiyosaki

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31. “The richest people in the world build networks. Everyone else is trained to look for work.” - Robert Kiyosaki

32. "My educated dad stressed the importance of reading books, while my rich dad stressed the need to master financial literacy." - Robert Kiyosaki

34. "The massive loss of jobs in recent times proves how shaky the middle class really is financially." - Robert Kiyosaki

35. "Most people fail to realize that in life, it’s not how much money you make. It’s how much money you keep." - Robert Kiyosaki

36. “If you want to be rich, you need to develop your vision. You must be standing on the edge of time gazing into the future.” - Robert Kiyosaki

37. “The more a person seeks security, the more that person gives up control over his life.” – Robert Kiyosaki

38. “Everyone can tell you the risk. An entrepreneur can see the reward.” – Robert Kiyosaki

39. “If you want to be rich, think big, think differently.” – Robert Kiyosaki

40. “The primary difference between rich people and poor people is how they handle fear.” Robert Kiyosaki

41. "If my wife and I were to buy a bigger, flashier house, we realize it wouldn’t be an asset. It would be a liability since it would take money out of our pocket." - Robert Kiyosaki

42. “Often, the more money you make the more money you spend; That’s why more money doesn’t make you rich – assets make you rich.” - Robert Kiyosaki

43. “Talk is cheap. Learn to listen with your eyes. Actions do speak louder than words. Watch what a person does more than what he says.” – Robert Kiyosaki

44. “Money is really just an idea.” – Robert Kiyosaki

45. “Money will never make you happy if you are an unhappy person.” Robert Kiyosaki

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46. “Money only magnifies who you really are.” Robert Kiyosaki

47. “Every successful person in life began by pursuing a passion, usually against all odds.” Robert Kiyosaki

48. "People often work harder than they need to because they learned how to work hard, but not how to have their money work hard for them."- Robert Kiyosaki

49. "Cash flow tells the story of how a person handles money." - Robert Kiyosaki

50. "Rich people acquire assets. The poor and middle class acquire liabilities that they think are assets." - Robert Kiyosaki

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