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393 Inspiring Quotes by Robert Kiyosaki

  • Last updated Jul 27 2021

Welcome to our collection of quotes by Robert Kiyosaki.

Wikipedia Summary for Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Toru Kiyosaki (born April 8, 1947) is an American businessman and author. Kiyosaki is the founder of Rich Global LLC and the Rich Dad Company, a private financial education company that provides personal finance and business education to people through books and videos. The company's main revenues come from franchisees of the Rich Dad seminars that are conducted by independent individuals using Kiyosaki's brand name for a fee. He is also the creator of the Cashflow board and software games to educate adults and children about business and financial concepts.

Kiyosaki's seminars in the United States and Canada are conducted in collaboration with a company called Whitney Information Network and are contracted out to local companies as franchisees in other countries. However, some attendees have sued Kiyosaki on claims that his high-priced seminars did not deliver anything special.

Kiyosaki is the author of more than 26 books, including the international self-published personal finance Rich Dad Poor Dad series of books which has been translated into 51 languages and sold over 41 million copies worldwide. He has been criticized for advocating practices of debatable legality perceived as "get rich quick" philosophy. Kiyosaki is the subject of a class action suit filed by people who attended his seminars and has been the subject of two investigative documentaries by CBC Canada and WTAE USA. Kiyosaki's company, Rich Global LLC, filed for bankruptcy in 2012.

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A financial crisis is a great time for professional investors and a horrible time for average ones.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Doing more and more with less and less is one form of being generous. In fact, the easiest way to become rich is by being generous.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Leverage is the reason some people become rich and others do not become rich.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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People who refuse to open their minds to new strategies seldom become rich.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Building your own business is the best way to become rich. Then you can begin investing in other assets.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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Over a 10-year period, 99 out of 100 new entrepreneurs will fail. Only one will be left standing as others get pushed out of the market or burn out from working so hard. It's really sad.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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

--Robert Kiyosaki

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I mean, Hawaii is beautiful, but the world is full of beautiful places.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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Entrepreneurship is a process, not a job or profession. So be faithful to the process and remember that even when times are bad, the process will give you a glimpse of the future that lies ahead.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Until we have comprehensive financial education, we'll never see the end of our booms and busts.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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You can only choose between rich and poor. The middle class is gone.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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One of the biggest defects in life is the inability to ask for help.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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Unlike many of its European neighbors, Britain shares many of America's financial traits.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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I've actually taken companies public, I've actually busted companies, I've actually gone broke.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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Financial independence is about having more choices.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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A true capitalist doesn't have a job, because other people and other people's money work for them.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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The moment you stop learning you're dying.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Success is a poor teacher.

--Robert Kiyosaki

Longer Version:

Success is a poor teacher. We learn the most about ourselves when we fail, so don't be afraid of failing. Failing is part of the process of success. You cannot have success without failure.



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The moment you make passive income and portfolio income a part of your life, your life will change. Those words will become flesh.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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The rich don't work for money -- the rich invent money.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Toughness is not being a bully, it's having a backbone.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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If you want to change who you are, begin by changing the size of your dream. Even if you are broke, it does not cost you anything to dream of being rich. Many poor people are poor because they have given up on dreaming.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Before there is a business, a successful entrepreneur is designing this type of business in his or her mind's eye. According to my rich dad, this is the job of a true entrepreneur.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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'Credit' is another word for trustworthiness.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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The keys to success, in business and in life, are truthfulness, the ability to take and give, honest and well-intended feedback, strength of character and conviction in one's principles.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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I'd rather be a victor than a victim.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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People clinging to job security, savings, retirement plans, and other relics will be the ones financially-ravaged from 2010-2020, the most volatile world-changing decade in history.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Many U.S. investors are already investing overseas rather than at home.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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When I was young, many people worked for a company with a pension plan that covered them for as long as they lived. If they didn't have a pension plan, they could count on Social Security and Medicare.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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In the world of money and investing, you must learn to control your emotions.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Your mind, more than your actions, determines your net worth.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Direct sales offers the education my rich dad taught: build your own network rather than working for a network.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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If you or I fail at business, we fail. If we cheat and fail, we go to jail. But if you're rich and politically connected, your incompetence may be protected by a government bailout.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Tomorrows only exist in the minds of dreamers and losers.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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My Rich Dad said, 'All of us have the power of choice. I choose to be rich, and I make that choice every day.'

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Most people want everyone else in the world to change themselves. Let me tell you, it's easier to change yourself than everyone else.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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A goal is different from a wish. You may wish to be rich, but there's no responsibility for it. With a goal, it's on you to achieve it.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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

--Robert Kiyosaki

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In real estate, many investors love triple net leases. With NNN's investors receive income without the expenses of taxes, repairs and insurance. The tenant covers these costs.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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If you want to thrive in today's economy, you must challenge the status quo and get the financial education necessary to succeed.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Few people realize that luck is created.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Just as a fisherman must watch the ebb and flow of the tides, an investor and businessperson must be keenly aware of the subtle shifts in cash flow.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Asking Wall Street to provide financial education is the same as asking a fox to raise your chickens.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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An active investor is someone who actually lives off their investments as opposed to wages from a job.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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The trained mind is a rich mind.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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In military school, on day one you must memorize the mission of the Merchant Marine Academy.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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The reason so many financial advisors are called brokers is because they are often broker than you.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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The right decisions come from the right focus. You'll succeed if your focus is on the mission, not the money.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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What you think of me is none of my business. What is most important is what I think of myself.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Because students leave school without financial skills, millions of educated people pursue their profession successfully, but later find themselves, struggling financially.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Most small businesses failed because the owner was under skilled, not under capitalized.

--Robert Kiyosaki



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What I invest in, while not risky for me, may be too risky for most people.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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I still consider myself a little, fat kid from Hawaii.

--Robert Kiyosaki



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You make more money if you're generous.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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The most important word in the world of money is cash flow. The second most important word is leverage.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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

--Robert Kiyosaki


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Learn to invest in investments where you can achieve an honest, legal advantage over other investors. When it comes to investing, why play on a level field?

--Robert Kiyosaki

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If you want to be rich, think big, think differently.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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The reason so many people fail to achieve success is because they fail to fail enough times.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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I found in direct selling companies an education system designed to draw out the rich person in you.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Don't sacrifice your spirit for wealth. Grow your wealth by first growing your spirit.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Never stand idly while people commit what you know to be an injustice! Injustice only leads to more injustice!

--Robert Kiyosaki


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When you hear that something can't be done, ignore that advice and push forward.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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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

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It's not the smart that get ahead, but the bold.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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A smart entrepreneur knows they can not run a business on their own. They know that business is a team sport.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Money does not make you happy, but the lack of money can cause unhappiness.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Inside of every problem lies an opportunity.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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The primary reason in starting a business part-time is not so much to make a product great. The real reason for starting a part-time business is to make you a great businessperson.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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From 1945 to 1974, the Western world -- including America -- was more socialistic than capitalistic, more pro-labor than pro-business.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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The trouble with school is they give you the answer, then they give you the exam. That's not life.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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The moment you believe your own crap and excuses, you fail.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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I just don't like mutual funds. I think they're a rip-off.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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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

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The only person who is going to give you security and the life you want is you.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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I want parents to teach that academic intelligence is essential, but so is financial intelligence.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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I've been saying this for years: There is no longer such a thing as a safe and secure job.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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If you own a butcher shop, don't hire vegetarians. To hire the right people, you have to let the wrong people go.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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If you want to be rich, simply serve more people.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Most people have the opportunity of a lifetime flash right in front of them, and they fail to see it. A year later, they find out about it, after everyone else got rich.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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I believe that one key to success is to accept truth, no matter how it's spoken.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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If you want to go somewhere, it is best to find someone who has already been there.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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There is nothing more dangerous than a person with only one right answer.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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In business, success often depends upon the relative age of your ideas.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Everyone has the ability to build a financial ark to survive and flourish in the future. But you must invest time in your financial education to build an ark with a solid foundation.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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When success and incompetence meet, disaster is not far away.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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As capitalism falters, the rich move their money out of the country, violence increases, and politicians promising prosperity are elected.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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The rise in the price of gold is a sign that capitalism has stumbled.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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When I watch professional football, I love listening to John Madden because I know he knows what he's talking about. He's been both down in the trenches and in front of the bench as a coach. He knows the game.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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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

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For people who live in the suburbs and must commute long distances to work, their wealth will sink as energy prices rise.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Enjoy the time you have with your friends and family. That doesn't mean spend money you don't have on them. It means enjoy your time with them.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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The greatest story of all is Colonel Sanders. He didn't start until he was sixty-six on a freeway bypass for his chicken shop. Anything is possible!

--Robert Kiyosaki

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If you are not happy while getting rich, chances are that you will not be happy when you do get rich.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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Education is more valuable than money, in the long run.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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The power of our thoughts may never be measured or appreciated, but it became obvious to me as a young boy that there was value and power in being aware of my thoughts and how I expressed myself.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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I believe that every one of us has a gift. And I believe that mine is the ability to take the complex and make it simple.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Getting rich is about fun. It's a game, and you have to treat it that way.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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You do not have to be a rocket scientist to know that it is hard for a market to keep going up when more and more people are getting out.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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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

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The richest people in the world look for and build networks; everyone else looks for work.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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As a young kid, I really wanted to be rich.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Success takes an investment in time, dedication, and sacrifice. This is true education. It is a process.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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If you're working for a good company and you're happy there, and you're being compensated accordingly, and your work satisfies you, you should stay there.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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No one achieves great things by following the crowd. Have a spine. Strike your own path.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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A game is like a mirror that allows you to look at yourself.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Education is cheap; experience is expensive.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Money is a powerful force. don't use it against you. If your self-discipline and financial intelligence are low, money will run over you. It will be smarter than you to take over your life.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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When your own mind tells you to quit, you must ignore your negative thoughts and press on.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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I have had a 'real' job for only four years of my life, which means I only collected a traditional paycheck for that very short period of time.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Tax season always means a deluge of tax advice. Unfortunately, most of it is futile and lightweight.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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One of the great things about being willing to try new things and make mistakes is that making mistakes keeps you humble. People who are humble learn more than people who are arrogant.

--Robert Kiyosaki



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If you #‎ fail , learn. If you succeed, relish your #‎ success . You can only know the sweet taste of #‎ victory after many bitter struggles.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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Every time I hear a politician mention the word 'stimulus,' my mind flashes back to high school biology class, when I touched battery wires to a dead frog to make it twitch.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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If the investor is uneducated, anything he or she invests in will be risky. So it's not the investment that is risky. It's the investor.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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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

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Finding your entrepreneurial spirit and making it strong is more important than the idea or business you are developing.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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In fact, I have a problem with too much money... I can't reinvest it fast enough, and because I reinvest it, more money comes in. Yes, the rich do get richer.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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'Socialize' means we turn more of our personal powers over to Big Brother, not free enterprise.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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You have to look for teachers. If you want to be a mechanic, go hang out with mechanics.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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You can either blame everybody else or you can take a look at yourself and determine where you can improve.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Most small-business owners have no financial education when they started. They weren't trained to be entrepreneurs.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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If your business is to grow and prosper, as a leader, you need to focus on people development.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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The more a person seeks security, the more that person gives up control over his life.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Inside each of you is a rich person, a poor person and a middle class person. It is up to you to decide which person you become.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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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


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The problem with this world is not enough problem solvers. So, if you become a problem solver you become rich.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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The benefit of living in a free society is that we all have the choice to be rich, poor, or middle
class. The decision is up to you.

--Robert Kiyosaki



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When employees unite, they form a union but when business owners unite, they form a team.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Sitting and watching a game show, or betting on your lucky numbers is not the price that most of the top 1% paid to become rich.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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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

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Once again, the 90 10 rule of money applies -- 10% of the borrowers in the world use debt to get richer -- 90% use debt to get poorer.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Being politically correct means saying what's polite rather than what's accurate. I like to be accurate.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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The dollar has lost over 90 percent of its value since the Fed was created.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Your Mentors in life are important, so choose them wisely.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Commodities such as gold and silver have a world market that transcends national borders, politics, religions, and race. A person may not like someone else's religion, but he'll accept his gold.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Don't bury your failures, let them inspire you.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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If you must work for money, find a way to work and be happy. That is financial intelligence.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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True leaders inspire us to be bigger and do things we are afraid of doing.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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My rich dad believed we should all learn to take care of ourselves.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Although I don't like the way the Chinese do business, I continue to do business in China. I have to. They're the next world power.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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All depends on how determined we are to be successful.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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We were not taught financial literacy in school. It takes a lot of work and time to change your thinking and to become financially literate.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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If you change your thoughts you can change your actions.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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Quitting is the easiest thing to do.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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Everything the working class has been told to do, the rich do not do. That is my message.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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The idea of working all your life, saving, and putting money into a retirement account is a very slow plan.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Don't let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Life isn't fair. It never will be. Quit trying to make it fair. You don't need it to be fair. Go make life unfair to your advantages.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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When you are forced to think, you expand your mental capacity. When you expand your mental capacity, your wealth increases.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Money has a language of its own.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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At the height of the Enron mania, the company's market value was $65 billion. Once the dust cleared, the final value was $0.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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Trouble brews when we steal from the poor and give to the rich.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Financial planners are salespeople. They are NOT teachers. Get your education from someone NOT getting a commission.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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The primary reason I'm in real estate, oil, gold, and silver is because the U.S. dollar has become the peso the world. It's becoming more and more worthless as the U.S. is the world's biggest debtor nation.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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As I said, I wish I could say it was easy. It wasn't, but it wasn't hard either. But without a strong reason or purpose, anything in life is hard.

--Robert Kiyosaki



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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

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If you realize that you're the problem, then you can change yourself, learn something and grow wiser. Don't blame other people for your problems.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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When you think about it, three of our biggest financial decisions in life are made at times of peak emotional excitement: deciding to get married, buying a home, and having kids.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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The fear of being different prevents most people from seeking new ways to solve their problems.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Don't be addicted to money. Work to learn. don't work for money. Work for knowledge.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Intention is for achievers. Hope is for the hopeless.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Once a person gains experience and a good reputation, it takes less and less money to create bigger and bigger investments.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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The philosophy of the rich and the poor is this: the rich invest their money and spend what is left. The poor spend their money and invest what is left.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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You get rich because you do things most people will not do. Success requires sacrifice. You must be willing to make those sacrifices.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Inside each of us is a David and a Goliath.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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How you earn your money and build your career is how you earn your destiny and build your legacy.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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You can always quit, so why quit now.

--Robert Kiyosaki

full moon during day

French fries kill more people than guns and sharks, yet nobody's afraid of French fries.

--Robert Kiyosaki

cluster of stars in the sky

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

--Robert Kiyosaki

flowers beside yellow wall

Find the game where you can win, and then commit your life to playing it; and play to win.

--Robert Kiyosaki

green grass field

People with vision master the ability to see through to the heart of issues and investments. They value transparency.

--Robert Kiyosaki

brown desert under sunny sky

I have a problem with too much money. I can't reinvest it fast enough, and because I reinvest it, more money comes in. Yes, the rich do get richer.

--Robert Kiyosaki

brown sand under blue sky during daytime

The problem with a job is that relying on others to give you a living is the biggest risk of all.

--Robert Kiyosaki


yellow sunflower under blue sky during daytime

In most cases, when people make more money, they get deeper in debt. This is why money alone does not make you rich.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Those who are humble enough to learn anew will succeed in this new age.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Just as we can learn from our mistakes, we can gain character from our disappointments.

--Robert Kiyosaki


pink and yellow flower painting

I don't invest in ideas because ideas are a dime a dozen. I could steal the idea pretty quickly.

--Robert Kiyosaki



blue and white abstract painting

Intelligent people should learn from their experiences. With people on the street, the bad experience has beaten them.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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The environmentalists say capitalism is killing our oceans, air, land, and forests. Capitalists argue that they provide food, fuel, and building materials for a growing world.

--Robert Kiyosaki

snow mountains under nightsky

Giving a poor person money keeps them poor.

--Robert Kiyosaki

Longer Version:

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


yellow and blue painted wall

Great opportunities are not seen with your eyes. They are seen with your mind.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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Saying that financial literacy means diversification is just another example of the fox teaching the chickens.

--Robert Kiyosaki



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The biggest trap, the biggest dungeon in life isn't laziness or bad luck, it's comfort.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Most people struggle financially because they take advice from sales people, not rich people.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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By giving kids an allowance, you teach that child to work for money rather than learn to create money.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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If you are not doing what you love, then start doing it, even if it is only part-time.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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To be rich you have to know what it is to be poor. Getting financially literate is part of the price you have to pay to become rich.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Something's very wrong with a nation that would rather spend money on war than take care of its children.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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In the information age, the richest people are entrepreneurs. We may not become a king or queen, but we can all be entrepreneurs.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Most of us are aware of the sacrificial slaughter of Bear Sterns. Some people call it a bailout, but I call it a handout -- a government handout to some of the richest people on Earth, paid for by American taxpayers.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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To be a successful business owner and investor, you have to be emotionally neutral to winning and losing. Winning and losing are just part of the game.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Don't be afraid of your worst times. If you learn from them, you'll look back on them as the best times.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Face your fears and doubts, and new worlds will open to you.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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In the simplest terms, inflation occurs when there's too much money in the system. On the flip side, deflation occurs when there are too few dollars in circulation.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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When my book 'Rich Dad's Prophecy' was released in 2002, most financial newspapers and magazines trashed it because I discussed a looming stock market crash.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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This 90 10 rule holds true in almost anything financial. Take the game of golf, for example. Ten percent of the professional golfers make 90 percent of the money.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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What you think is real is your reality.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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Every time the Fed implements 'quantitative easing,' a.k.a. printing more money, two things go up: taxes and inflation. When taxes and inflation go up, more jobs are lost.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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When you combine boring with fear, you have fun.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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To obtain financial freedom, one must be either a business owner, an investor, or both, generating passive income, particularly on a monthly basis.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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

--Robert Kiyosaki

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I'm always amazed at how many people assume a business has to lose money before it makes money.

--Robert Kiyosaki

raging waves through shores

Sometimes, what is right for you at the beginning of your life is not the right thing for you at the end of your life.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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The key to financial freedom and great wealth is a person's ability or skill to convert earned income into passive income and or portfolio income.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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No one cares about it more than you. Give it the attention it needs.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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The only difference between a RICH person and a POOR person is how they use their time.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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Most people spend their lives building financial houses of straws, which are susceptible to wind, fire, rain and big bad wolves.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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By 2003, every fool was getting into real estate. The checkout girl at my local supermarket handed me her newly printed real estate agent business card.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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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

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Too many people are too lazy to think. Instead of learning something new, they think the same thought day in day out.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Over the years I have found that many of the richest people in the world began their lives with the habit of tithing.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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The greatest secret of winners is that failure inspires winning; thus, they are not afraid of losing.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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The state of the economy is not the issue when it comes to growing a business. The relevant questions are always: 'What business are you in? Furthermore, is it adapting to the times?'

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Don't bother with New Year's resolutions if you don't have the discipline to put a plan in place to actually achieve them.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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One of the main reasons people are not rich is that they worry too much about things that might never happen.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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If you are moving, even fire will not hurt you. If you are standing still near the fire, even though you are not in the fire, the heat will eventually get to you.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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A man is not a financial plan.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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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


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Schools teach you how to work for money, but don't teach how to make money work for you.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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It's time to start thinking differently about money and debt and start the healing process -- and the process toward wealth and freedom. 'Freedom from Bad Debt' can get you started.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Life will get in the way. Count on it. Be prepared for it. Maintain focus and press on towards your goal.

--Robert Kiyosaki

stars on outer space

Be worried if no one is criticizing you. Your job in life is to ignore the 33% who will never like you and do your best to convince the 33% who don't care either way to join the 33% who love you.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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When people are lame, they love to blame.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Some people worry. Others prepare.

--Robert Kiyosaki

adult Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog

At my lowest point, I was nearly $700,000 in debt.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Most investors say "Don't take risks." The rich investor takes risks.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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My partner Donald Trump says that married couples should always have a prenuptial agreement. True, a prenuptial is important if one partner is much richer than the other before marriage, but Kim and I don't have one.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Take risks, be bold and let your genius convert your fear into power and brilliance.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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If you think you know it all, you really know nothing.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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Business and investing are team sports.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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If you work for money, you give the power to your employer. If your money works for you, you keep and control the power.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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In today's rapidly changing world, the people who are not taking risk are the risk takers.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Our global economy is much more fragile than many of us realize.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Passion pushes you to learn more, create more and to create better. Best of all, it's contagious.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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The problem with real estate is that it's local. You have to understand the local market.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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Dreams are not easy. Dreams are painful. They force work and commitment. They are challenging and motivating.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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The financial education taught in schools is funded and taught by the big banks and corporations. It's like having the cat train the mice.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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I worked for Xerox for 4 years and after that I knew I was never going to be a corporate person. It wasn't my environment.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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The thing I always say to people is this: 'If you avoid failure, you also avoid success.'

--Robert Kiyosaki

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If you must invest in paper, learn to be an options trader. Then you will know how to make money whether the markets are going up or down.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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The single most powerful asset we all have is our mind. If it is trained well, it can create enormous wealth in what seems to be an instant.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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In 'Unfair Advantage: The Power of Financial Education' and 'Why A Students Work for C Students,' I reveal the secrets of the wealthy and what schools will never teach you about money.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Going into our fear and confronting our greed, our weaknesses, our neediness is the way out. And the way out is through the mind, by choosing our thoughts.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Be careful when you take on debt. If you take on debt personally, make sure it is small. If you take on large debt, make sure someone else is paying for it.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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

--Robert Kiyosaki

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A winning strategy must include losing.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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The main cause of poverty is self-inflicted fear and ignorance.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.

--Robert Kiyosaki

green leafed vegetable on brown wooden surface

Bad debt is debt that makes you poorer. I count the mortgage on my home as bad debt, because I'm the one paying on it. Other forms of bad debt are car payments, credit card balances, or other consumer loans.

--Robert Kiyosaki

man on running field

Military school was great and especially great for leadership and then I spent two years in Vietnam.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Being prepared for a job is a good idea for the short term, but it is not enough for the long term.

--Robert Kiyosaki



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If you want to be rich, don't allow yourself the luxury of excuses.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Most people are happy being average. Most are happy being faceless in a sea of faces.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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The boundaries of a person's reality often do not change until that person forsakes what he or she feels confident in and then goes blindly with faith.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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The ability to sell is the number one skill in business. If you cannot sell, don't bother thinking about becoming a business owner.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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If you can ask a young man to give his life for his country, you can lead people.

--Robert Kiyosaki

white boat on sea under white sky during daytime

When President George W. Bush attempted to reform Social Security, that proposal was more unpopular with Americans than the Iraq war. People love their entitlements.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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When I was young, people lived from paycheck to paycheck. Today, it seems like they live from credit card payment to credit card payment.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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There may be less of a chance of losing all the money you put into a mutual fund than there is of losing all the money you put into lottery tickets, but you're never going to win big in a mutual fund.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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You can tell a person's past, present and future by listening to the words they use.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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I wasn't born a natural entrepreneur. I had to be trained.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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The rich are those who play to win. The middle class plays not to lose.

--Robert Kiyosaki

woman holding Pug puppy

As a precious metal, silver is also money.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Don't stop trying, learning, fighting, experimenting, doing, until the miracle happens.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Regardless of what our national credit rating is, people will always want a roof over their heads, food on their tables, fuel for their cars, and clothes on their backs.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Don't be so bitter about a bad experience from your past that you miss the opportunities in front of you.

--Robert Kiyosaki

macro photography of green bird on tree branch

I'm a real estate guy.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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When President Obama speaks about raising taxes on the rich, he speaks about high-income employees and small business owners, not entrepreneurs who build big businesses.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Money and investing can be complex, confusing, and often boring subjects.

--Robert Kiyosaki

raging waves through shores

Making money is a common sense. It's not rocket science. But unfortunately, when it comes to money, common sense is uncommon.

--Robert Kiyosaki

brown grass field during daytime

The problem with having a job is that it gets in the way of getting rich.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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Don't work for money; make it work for you.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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One of the most stupid things to do is to pretend you are smart. When you pretend to be smart, you are at the height of stupidity.

--Robert Kiyosaki

man riding on boat on body of water

There is gold everywhere, most people are not trained to see it.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Millions of Americans and people around the world, especially young people who face intense financial challenges today, haven't been taught how to take control of their financial future.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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More important than the how we achieve financial freedom, is the why. Find your reasons why you want to be free and wealthy.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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If you want a solid future, you need to create it. You can take charge of your future only when you take control of your income source. You need your own business.

--Robert Kiyosaki

stars across the sky view at the desert

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

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Starting a business is like jumping out of an airplane without a parachute. In mid air, the entrepreneur begins building a parachute and hopes it opens before hitting the ground.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Congratulations on your job at the bank! Yes. You work for the bank. After taxes, your largest expense is your mortgage and credit-card debt.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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

--Robert Kiyosaki

black and white window illustration

Does God say, "cut back on the sunsets?" No, our Maker is abundant.

--Robert Kiyosaki

shallow focus photography of stack of books

Losers are those who are afraid of losing.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Jim Cramer is a very smart man. I watch his show. I just do not follow his advice.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Criticism is easier to take when you realize that the only people who aren't criticized are those who don't take risks.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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You will make some mistakes but, if you learn from those mistakes, those mistakes will become wisdom and wisdom is essential to becoming wealthy.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Retarget your money. When your money comes in, you need to have already targeted where you are going to invest or doodad temptation will set in.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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It's easier to aim to please and say what others want to hear than to form an opinion and fight for it, even if it means taking a risk or losing your job.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Ken Lay, the disgraced former chairman of Enron, found a way to escape his legal problems: He died after being convicted of fraud and conspiracy charges.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Excessive fear and self-doubt that were the greatest detractors of personal genius.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Silver is used in the electronics industry and is consumed daily; stock piles of silver are dwindling.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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It's not being homeless that matters. It's about who you are. Keep striving and you become somebody. Quit and you also become somebody.. but not the same person.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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If you do not like Real Estate, all you have to do is make hamburgers, build a business around that hamburger, and franchise it.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Most shareholders have little if any control over the companies in which they own stock, even if they own a million shares.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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The avoidance of money is just as psychotic as being attached to money.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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When times are bad is when the real entrepreneurs emerge.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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My dad seemed comfortable with his decision to be a 'have-not,' but I knew that I wasn't.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Skills make you rich, not theories.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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You cannot be successful without failure.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Emotions are what make us human. Make us real. The word 'emotion' stands for energy in motion. Be truthful about your emotions, and use your mind and emotions in your favor, not against yourself.

--Robert Kiyosaki



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The better you are at communicating, negotiating, and handling your fear of rejection, the easier life is.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Instead of labeling and discriminating against one or the other, we need to learn to blend our gifts and complement our geniuses.

--Robert Kiyosaki


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We've all heard stories of lottery winners, rock stars, heirs and heiresses, and professional athletes becoming millionaire morons who wake up rich but are broke by nightfall.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Working hard to earn more money and then giving it away in higher taxes isn't financially intelligent, even if you do put some of it into a retirement account.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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People who pay the price for security may never really feel secure rather the more their insecurity grows inside them because they are paying the price for action but not their internal reaction.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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If you want to get richer quicker, then solve bigger problems!

--Robert Kiyosaki

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In my opinion, the United States and many Western nations have a financial disaster coming, caused by our educational system's failure to adequately provide a realistic financial education program for students.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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You cannot improve your future if you are not willing to try something new and risk making mistakes and learning from them.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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By pursuing the things you love, all the other things in life will fall into order.

--Robert Kiyosaki

foggy mountains

Many entrepreneurs do not realize that many of the problems their businesses face today began yesterday, long before there was a business.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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If you're going to be a winner in life, you have to constantly go beyond your best.

--Robert Kiyosaki

city lights from hill

The good news is that it doesn't cost much money to change your thinking. In fact, it can be done for free.

--Robert Kiyosaki

closeup photo of bird beside purple petal flowers

So the Marine Corps really did teach me to conquer fear, and then to go for higher causes, higher purposes.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Start a part-time business and make as many mistakes as you possibly can while you still have your daytime job.

--Robert Kiyosaki

brown mountain at nighttime

The most life destroying word of all is the word tomorrow.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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One of the reasons the rich get richer, the poor get poorer and the middle class struggles in debt is because the subject of money is taught at home, not at school.

--Robert Kiyosaki


green leafed tree on body of water under starry sky

When we're passionate about something, we innovate, create, and continue on with our dreams.

--Robert Kiyosaki

green leafed plant

You cannot be all things to all people. Be unique. Be different. Give to others what you want yourself. And do what you were made to do.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Have the courage to say what needs to be said to who it needs to be said to. You'll both be better for it.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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Even if the economy crashes, we will still burn oil.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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My family wasn't rich, so when it comes to money, I tend to think, 'Err on the side of caution.'

--Robert Kiyosaki


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There is a good life waiting for you. Its just waiting for you to grab it.

--Robert Kiyosaki

sunflower with clear glass vase on gray table

When America stopped importing from China, China stopped importing from the rest of the world. This affects Asian countries as well as Australia, Brazil, and other suppliers of raw materials.

--Robert Kiyosaki

silhouette photography of person in gray sailing boat in the middle of body of water

Everybody could be an entrepreneur, but very few will become very rich entrepreneurs.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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A good leader is always looking for people smarter and more experienced than they are. If you are the smartest one in the room, then you are stupid.

--Robert Kiyosaki

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