Robert Kiyosaki Quotes

69 Robert Kiyosaki Quotes to Inspire your Perspective on Making Money and Wealth

Robert Kiyosaki is a famous American author who has written many influential books and also become a famous speaker. His most popular and famous book is Rich Dad, Poor Dad. You can buy a copy here if you haven’t already read it. His goal in this book is to challenge the way people think about money. It is a controversial book that has as many advocates as it does critics. Often people read the book and become very inspired, especially with regard to real estate investing.  In the book, he tells the story of learning from two different “dads” – one is his real dad (the “poor dad”) and the other is his friend’s father (the “rich dad”). Much of the book focuses on Kiyosaki’s perspective in how he learned from his “rich dad” about what to do with money. In the book, he outlines 6 main money lessons that comprise the core of the book.

Robert Kiyosaki Quotes

  1. “How we handle fears, doubts, beliefs, strengths, and weaknesses determines if we become rich or poor.”
  2. “Question all advice that you hear and read.  Question the experts.  Question me and my team.  Think for yourself.”
  3. “In the real world, the smartest people are people who make mistakes and learn.  In school, the smartest people don’t make mistakes.”
  4. “Be careful taking on debt.  If you take on debt personally, make sure it’s small.  If you take on large debt, make sure someone else is paying for it.”
  5. “Everything the working class has been told to do, the rich do not do.  The rich understand money.  They work for positive cash flow, not a paycheck.”
  6. “No one can afford bad advice.”
  7. “You will make some mistakes, but, if you learn from those mistakes, those mistakes will become wisdom and wisdom is essential to becoming wealthy.”
  8. “Workers work hard enough to not be fired, and owners pay just enough so that workers won’t quit.”
  9. “The world is full of smart poor people.”
  10. “The most important word in the world of money is cash flow.  The second most important word is leverage.”
  11. “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.”
  12. “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.”
  13. “Watch what the idiots are doing, and do the opposite.”
  14. “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.”
  15. “It’s always about perspective.  Every setback offers a lesson.  Are you looking for it?”
  16. “It’s more important to grow your income than it is to cut your expenses.  And it’s more important to grow your spirit than cut your dreams.”
  17. “I’d rather welcome change than cling to the past.”
  18. “To be successful in business you must learn three management skills: (1) manage your cash flow; (2) manage your people; (3) manage your time.”
  19. “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.”
  20. “Complaining about your current position in life is worthless.  Have a spine and do something about it instead.”
  21. “If you’re working solely on earned income?  You’re playing with fire.”
  22. “Hoping drains your energy.  Action creates energy.”
  23. “Don’t be addicted to money.  Work to learn.  Don’t work for money.  Work for knowledge.”
  24. “If you want to become a rich person, don’t let the poor person inside of you do the talking.”
  25. “The fear of being different prevents most people from seeking new ways to solve their problems.”
  26. “No matter where you live, or your background, the only people who will thrive in the future are those who think like an entrepreneur.”
  27. “The trouble with school is they give you the answer, then they give you the exam.  That’s not life.”
  28. “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.”
  29. “If you think financial education is expensive, try ignorance.”
  30. “Broke is temporary; poor is eternal.”
  31. “The most successful people in life are the ones who ask questions.  They’re always learning.  They’re always growing.  They’re always pushing.”
  32. “The most life-destroying word of all is the word tomorrow.”
  33. “Winners are not afraid of losing.  But losers are.  Failure is part of the process of success.  People who avoid failure also avoid success.”
  34. “The more a person seeks security, the more that person gives up control over his life.”
  35. “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.”
  36. “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.”
  37. “The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire, the size of your dream, and how well you handle rejection along the way.”
  38. “Everyone can tell you the risk.  An entrepreneur can see the reward.”
  39. “When you’re forced to think, you expand your mental capacity.  When you expand your mental capacity, your wealth increases.”
  40. “The biggest challenge you have is to challenge your own self doubt and your laziness.  It is your self doubt and your laziness that defines and limits who you are.”
  41. “You’ll often find that it’s not mom or dad, husband or wife, or the kids that’s stopping you.  It’s you.  Get out of your own way.”
  42. “The problem with having a job is that it gets in the way of getting rich.”
  43. “The love of money is not the root of all evil.  The lack of money is the root of all evil.”
  44. “The wealthy buy luxuries last, while the poor and middle-class tend to buy luxuries first.  Why?  Emotional discipline.”
  45. “When times are bad is when the real entrepreneurs emerge.”
  46. “When I started my last business, I didn’t receive a paycheck for 13 months.  The average person can’t handle that pressure.”
  47. “There are no bad business and investment opportunities, but there are bad entrepreneurs and investors.”
  48. “It does not take money to make money.”
  49. “People need to wake up and realize that life doesn’t wait for you.  If you want something, get up and go after it.”
  50. “In today’s rapidly-changing world, the people who are not taking risk are the risk takers.”
  51. “Skills make you rich, not theories.”
  52. “The more I risk being rejected, the better my chances are of being accepted.”
  53. “When you pretend to be smart, you’re at the height of stupidity.”
  54. “The ability to sell is the number one skill in business.  If you cannot sell, don’t bother thinking about becoming a business owner.”
  55. “The only difference between a rich person and a poor person is how they use their time.”
  56. “The moment you make passive income and portfolio income a part of your life, your life will change.  Those words will become flesh.”
  57. “By all means, take a rest.  Recharge your battery this weekend.  Just know your competition might not feel the same way.  It’s what you’re doing while everyone else is relaxing that makes a difference.”
  58. “Financial struggle is often the direct result of people working all their lives for someone else.”
  59. “If you want to go somewhere, it is best to find someone who has already been there.”
  60. “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.”
  61. “If you want to be financially-free, become a different person than you are today and let go of whatever has held you back in the past.”
  62. “Find the game where you can win, and then commit your life to playing it; and play to win.”
  63. “One of the great things about being willing to try new things and make mistakes is that making mistakes keeps you humble.  And people who’re humble learn more than people who are arrogant.”
  64. “I keep hearing, ‘I’d rather be happy than rich.’  But why not be both?”
  65. “Retaining memorized information just long enough to pass a test will not define your true intelligence.”
  66. “Don’t waste a good mistake; learn from it.”
  67. “The poor, the unsuccessful, the unhappy, the unhealthy are the ones who use the word tomorrow the most.”
  68. “Choose your words wisely.  They become your actions and then your reality.”
  69. “Refuse to let those that matter least interfere with what matters most.”

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