Who on Earth is Robert Kiyosaki?

Robert T. Kiyosaki is a Hawaian businessman, speaker and author known for his Rich Dad, Poor Dad series in which he explains the Cash Flow quadrant and the difference between assets and liabilities.

Books by Robert Kiyosaki

Quotes by Robert Kiyosaki

“A students work for the C students, and B students work for the government.”

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“Action first, mistakes second, lessons third.”

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“An asset is something that puts money in my pocket. A liability is something that takes money out of my pocket.”

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“An intelligent person hires people who are more intelligent than he is.”

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“As long as you have more cash flowing in than flowing out, your investment is a good investment.”

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“Be as wise as a serpent and as gentle as a dove.”

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“Busy people are often the most lazy.”

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“Cynics criticize, and winners analyze.”

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“Cynics never win.”

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“Don’t just look for money and a high-paying job. That’s selling yourself like a whore. The question I ask young people is, ‘What would you do for free? If you could do anything, what problems do you want to solve?’ Go find a way to solve it.”

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“Doubt is expensive.”

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“Entrepreneurs turn problems into profits.”

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“Everyone wants to go to Heaven, but no one wants to die.”

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“Failure inspires winners. Failure defeats losers.”

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

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“FOCUS – Follow One Course Until Successful”

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“Give more to receive more.”

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“Guilt is worse than greed, for guilt robs the body of its soul.”

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“Hoping gets you nothing in life. If you want more in life, it is your job to earn it.”

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“I have found that many people use arrogance to try to hide their own ignorance.”

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“I often meet people who are too busy to take care of their wealth. And there are people too busy to take care of their health. The cause is the same. They're busy, and they stay busy as a way of avoiding something they do not want to face.”

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“I’d rather welcome change than cling to the past.”

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“If you are afraid of making mistakes, you will not want to do anything.”

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“If you are not happy while getting rich, chances are you will not be happy when you do get rich. So whether you are rich or poor, make sure you are happy.”

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“If you don’t have to go to work, you have a lot of time to become rich. ”

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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.”

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“If you want to be a leader of people, then you need to be a master of words.”

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“If you want to be rich, choose your friends carefully. Don’t be friends with Chicken Littles. Choose friends based on what you can learn.”

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“If you want to change your life, begin by changing your words, and the best news of all is that words are free.”

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“In my opinion, a quitter is someone who quits simply because things have gotten tough.”

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

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“In the world of money the rich are sellers and the poor and middle class are buyers.”

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“Intelligence is the ability to take information and make it meaningful.”

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“Investing for capital gains is gambling.”

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“It's more important to grow your income than cut your expenses. It's more important to grow your spirit than cut your dreams.”

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“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!”

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“It’s not how much money you make. It’s how much money you keep.”

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“It’s what is in your head that determines what is in your hands.”

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“Job is an acronym for ‘Just Over Broke'.”

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“Joy is a more powerful motivator than fear.”

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“Life is sometimes tough when you do not fit the standard profile.”

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“Making mistakes is natural. Making mistakes is how we learn.”

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“Many people will not head down the street until all the lights are green. That is why they don't go anywhere.”

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“Most people fail to realize that in life, it's not how much money you make. It's how much money you keep.”

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“Most people go along with the crowd. They do things because everybody else does it.”

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“Most people spend their health to gain wealth. Then they spend their wealth trying to get back their health.”

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“One thing I suggest parents do is begin to encourage their child to find a way to retire by thirty.”

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“Opportunities repeat themselves because people repeat the same mistakes.”

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“Our lives are a reflection of our habits more than our education.”

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“Prepare for bad times and you will only know good times.”

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“Remember that anything important can't really be learned in the classroom. It must be learned by taking action, making mistakes, and then correcting them. That's when wisdom sets in.”

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“Rich people have money. Wealthy people have time.”

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“Sometimes you win and sometimes you learn.”

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“Start small, dream big.”

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“Students learn more by watching than they do by listening.”

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“Take away a person’s dreams, and you take away their life.”

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“Teaching is one of the best ways of learning.”

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“The lack of money is the root of all evil.”

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“The more people you serve, the richer you become.”

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“The most successful businesses usually do one of two things:
a) Solve a problem or
b) Fill a need”

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“The real world is simply waiting for you to get rich. Only a person's doubts keep them poor.”

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“The road to success is always under construction.”

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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.”

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“The trick of parenting is to find ways to make a child want to learn rather than forcing the child to learn.”

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“The words "I can't afford it" shut down your brain. "How can I afford it?" opens up the brain and forces it to think and search for answers.”

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“Think like a dairy farmer (cashflow), not like a cattle rancher (capital gains).”

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“To turn coal into a diamond requires heat and pressure.”

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“What I know makes me money. What I don't know loses me money. Every time I have been arrogant I have lost money. Because when I'm arrogant, I truly believe that what I don't know is not important.”

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“When I decided to exit the Rat Race, it was simply a question of "How can I afford to never work again?" and my mind began to kick out answers and solutions.”

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“When you know you are ignorant in a subject, start educating yourself by finding an expert in the field or a book on the subject.”

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“Whenever you find yourself avoiding something you know you should be doing, then the only thing to ask yourself is "What's in it for me?" Be a little greedy. It's the best cure for laziness.”

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

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“Without a strong reason or purpose, anything in life is hard.”

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“Work to learn – don’t work for money.”

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“Workers work hard enough to not be fired, and owners pay just enough so that workers won't quit.”

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“You do not get rich at work. You get rich by doing your homework.”

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“You know your financial intelligence is increasing if as you get older your money is buying you more freedom, happiness, health and choices in life.”

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“Your home is not an asset.”

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