Donald Trump quotes page 1
born June 14, 1946; American businessmagnate and
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real
excitement is playing the game.
I like thinking big. If you're going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big.
I wasn't satisfied just to earn a good living. I was looking to make a statement.
Most people think small because most people are afraid of success, afraid of making
decisions, afraid of winning. And that gives people like me a great advantage.
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present.
That's were the fun is.
Watch, listen, and learn. You can't know it all yourself... anyone who thinks they do is
destined for mediocrity.
I'm not running for office. I don't have to be politically correct. I don't have to be a nice
person. Like I watch some of these weak-kneed politicians, it's disgusting. I don't have to be
Well, real estate is always good, as far as I'm concerned.
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut no matter how good
something sounds on paper. The second is that you are generally better off sticking with
what you know and the third is that sometimes, your best investments are the ones you
Sometimes it pays to be a little wild.
Ever notice how your senses are heightened when you are in challenging situations? You're
experiencing an adrenaline rush that gives you extra energy. If you see every day as a
challenge, you'd be surprised how efficient you can become, and how much can be
I mean, there's no arguing. There is no anything. There is no beating around the bush.
"You're fired" is a very strong term.
One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don't go into
Show me someone without an ego, and I'll show you a loser.
Finding your purpose may be a lifelong pursuit or you may have discovered it when you were 5
years old. There's no absolute timeline for anyone. That's a good reason never to give up, to
keep on discovering things every day.
It doesn't hurt to get more education.
In the end, you are measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally
My style of deal making is quite simple and straightforward. I aim very high and then I just
keep pushing and pushing and pushing to get what I'm after. Sometimes, I settle for less than
I sought but in most cases, I still end up with what I want.
If you want to sell a car and you spend five dollars to wash and polish it and then apply a
little extra elbow grease, suddenly you find you can charge an extra four hundred dollars and
We took our strengths and promoted them to the skies. From day one, we set out to sell
Trump Tower not just as a beautiful building in a great location but as an event.
Sometimes by losing a battle, you will find a new way to win the war.
If you want to buy something; it's obviously in your best interest to convince the seller that
what he's got isn't worth very much.
If you really want to succeed, you'll have to go for it every day like I do. The big time isn't for
slackers. Keep up your mental stamina and remain curious. I think that bored people are
The old saying that "success breeds success" has something to it.
It's that feeling of
confidence that can banish negativity and procrastination and get you going the right way.
If you go for a home run on every pitch, you're also going to strike out a lot. I try never to
leave myself too exposed even if it means sometimes settling for a triple, a double or even on
rare occasions, a single.
Don't get sidetracked. If you do get sidetracked, get back on track as soon as possible.
Ultimately sidetracking kills you.
Sometimes you have to just get up and do it the right way, which is face to face. Face to
face can be a very big asset if you know how to do it. You have to be able to size up your
opponent. I call them an opponent because when they are on the other side of the table
that's what they are. They are an opponent. If you can't do that then it's called Get A Job.
I've always told people that to be successful you have to enjoy
what you're doing and right
now I really enjoy what I'm doing. I'm having too much fun with my life. Why would I want to
do something else? Why would I want to run for governor?
I was relentless even in the face of total lack of encouragement because much more often
than you think; sheer persistence is the difference between success and failure.
I decided that as long as I had to be in college, I might as well test myself against the best.
I am a great believer in asking everyone for an opinion before I make a decision. I ask, I ask,
I ask until I begin get a gut feeling about something. And that’s when I make a decision. I
have learned much more from conducting my own random surveys than I could ever have
learned from the greatest of consulting firms.