Robert Kiyosaki Quotes

This is a complete list of my favorite Robert Kiyosaki quotes.

Robert Toru Kiyosaki is an entrepreneur, investor and speaker who is mostly known for his book titled Rich Dad Poor Dad. He is the founder Rich Global LLC and the Rich Dad Company, which is a private company that provides financial education training through books, videos and other methods. Robert Kiyosaki’s financial education training programs have helped millions of people to achieve financial freedom and become masters at investing.

Some of the most popular books written by Robert Kiyosaki are Rich Dad Poor Dad, Cashflow Quadrant, Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing, Rich Dad’s Increase Your Financial IQ: Get Smarter with Your Money, Retire Young Retire Rich, Why We Want You to Be Rich, The Business of the 21st Century, Why “A” Students Work for “C” Students and Why “B” Students Work for the Government: Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Education for Parents, Rich Kid, Smart Kid and many more.

Here are some of the best inspirational Robert Kiyosaki quotes about network marketing, money, entrepreneurship, investment, debt, school, success, life and opportunity.

Robert Kiyosaki Rich Dad Poor Dad Quotes

Robert Kiyosaki Rich Dad Poor Dad quotes

1. I’d rather welcome change than cling to the past. -Robert Kiyosaki

2. 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

3. You’re only poor if you give up. The most important thing is that you did something. Most people only talk and dream of getting rich. You’ve done something. -Robert Kiyosaki

4. We all have tremendous potential, and we all are blessed with gifts. Yet, the one thing that holds all of us back is some degree of self-doubt. It is not so much the lack of technical information that holds us back, but more the lack of self-confidence. -Robert Kiyosaki

5. If you’re the kind of person who has no guts, you just give up every time life pushes you. If you’re that kind of person, you’ll live all your life playing it safe, doing the right things, saving yourself for something that never happens. Then, you die a boring old man.

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6. Workers work hard enough to not be fired, and owners pay just enough so that workers won’t quit. -Robert Kiyosaki

7. 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

8. 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

9. It is said that the fear of public speaking is a fear greater than death for most people. According to psychiatrists, the fear of public speaking is caused by the fear of ostracism, the fear of standing out, the fear of criticism, the fear of ridicule, the fear of being an outcast. THE FEAR OF BEING DIFFERENT PREVENTS MOST PEOPLE FROM SEEKING NEW WAYS TO SOLVE THEIR PROBLEMS. -Robert Kiyosaki

10. I like Texas and Texans. In Texas, everything is bigger. When Texans win, they win big. And when they lose, it’s spectacular.
If you really want to learn the attitude of how to handle risk, losing and failure, go to San Antonio and visit the Alamo. The Alamo is a great story of brave people who chose to fight, knowing there was no hope of success against overwhelming odds. They chose to die instead of surrendering. It’s an inspiring story worthy of study; nonetheless, it’s still a tragic military defeat. They got their butts kicked. A failure if you will. They lost. So how do Texans handle failure? They still shout, “Remember the Alamo!”

Robert Kiyosaki Quotes On Network Marketing

Robert Kiyosaki quotes on network marketing

11. Why I recommend network marketing? The network marketing industry offers many unique benefits to those who want more out of life. -Robert Kiyosaki

12. Network marketing gives people the opportunity, with very low risk and very low financial commitment, to build their own income-generating asset and acquire great wealth.

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13. Network marketing is the fastest growing business model in the world. -Robert Kiyosaki

14. For people choosing to use a network marketing system to build a business in the B quadrant, the price of entry is a lot lower, the risks are lower, and the education and support are there to guide you through this personal development process. -Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Kiyosaki Quotes About Money

Robert Kiyosaki quotes about money

15. Money is just an idea. -Robert Kiyosaki

16. The poor and the middle class work for money. The rich have money work for them. -Robert Kiyosaki

17. 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

18. Whenever you feel ‘short’ or in ‘need’ of something, give what you want first and it will come back in buckets. That is true for money, a smile, love, friendship. I know it is often the last thing a person may want to do, but it has always worked for me. I just trust that the principle of reciprocity is true, and I give what I want. -Robert Kiyosaki

19. There is a difference between being poor and being broke. Broke is temporary. Poor is eternal.

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20. At the point the money hits your hands, you have the power to determine your financial future. -Robert Kiyosaki

21. Today, wealth is in information. And the person who has the most timely information owns the wealth. -Robert Kiyosaki

22. Just know that it’s fear that keeps most people working at a job. The fear of not paying their bills. The fear of being fired. The fear of not having enough money. the fear of starting over. That’s the price of studying to learn a profession or trade, and then working for money. Most people become a slave to money… and then get angry at their boss. -Robert Kiyosaki

23. I can’t afford it’ shut down your brain. It didn’t have to think anymore. besides, it also brings up sadness. A helplessness that leads to despondency and often depression. ‘How can I afford it?’ opened up the brain. Forced it to think and search for answers. It also opens up possibilities, excitement and dreams and created a stronger mind and dynamic spirit. -Robert Kiyosaki

24. Rule #1: You must know the difference between an asset and a liability, and buy assets. If you want to be rich, this is all you need to know. It is rule number one. It is the only rule. This may sound absurdly simple, but most people have no idea how profound this rule is. Most people struggle financially because they do not know the difference between an asset and a liability. “Rich people acquire assets. The poor and middle class acquire liabilities that they think are assets. -Robert Kiyosaki

25. Money is one form of power. But what is more powerful is financial education. Money comes and goes, but if you have the education about how money works, you gain power over it and can begin building wealth. The reason positive thinking alone does not work is because most people went to school and never learned how money works, so they spend their lives working for money.

Robert Kiyosaki Quotes About School

Robert Kiyosaki quotes about school

26. We only memorize historical dates and names, not the lesson. -Robert Kiyosaki

27. 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

28. I think it’s a tragedy that our schools don’t teach kids about money. I think it’s a tragedy that it has to come to an emergency before we evolve. -Robert Kiyosaki

29. We go to school to learn to work hard for money. I write books and create products that teach people how to have money work hard for them. -Robert Kiyosaki

30. The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money. The result is that people learn to work for money…but never learn to have money work for them. -Robert Kiyosaki

31. 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. -Robert Kiyosaki

32. We go to school to learn to work hard for money. I write books and create products that teach people how to have money work hard for them.

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

34. 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

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

36. I don’t believe in giving people money. In Sunday school [you learn] that if you teach a man to fish, you feed him for life; but you give him a fish, you feed him for a day. -Robert Kiyosaki

37. A problem with school is that you often become what you study. If you study, let say cooking, you become a chef. If you study law, you become an attorney, and a study of auto mechanics makes you mechanics. The mistake in becoming what you study is that, too many people forget to mind their own business. They spend their lives minding someone else’s business and making that person rich. -Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Kiyosaki Quotes On Investment

Robert Kiyosaki quotes on investment

38. Investing for capital gains is gambling. -Robert Kiyosaki

39. An investment needs to make sense today and tomorrow. -Robert Kiyosaki

40. There is always risk, so learn to manage risk instead of avoiding it. -Robert Kiyosaki

41. People who invest to win are also very careful about whom they take financial education from. -Robert Kiyosaki

42. Building or owning a business is by far the most rewarding but also the most stressful of all the three asset classes. -Robert Kiyosaki

43. The best part of playing the game of money, regardless of whether I was winning or losing, is that I got better at the game. -Robert Kiyosaki

44. Cashflow investing requires more financial sophistication. Anyone can buy something and hope the price will increase. Finding cash-flowing deals take knowledge of both potential income and expenses, and how to project the performance of the investment based on those variables. -Robert Kiyosaki

45. 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.

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46. A true investor buys to own the investment and pass it on for generations. -Robert Kiyosaki

47. Invest for cashflow and you’ll never worry about money. Invest for cashflow, and you will not be wiped out in boom and bust markets. Invest for cashflow and you’ll be a rich man. -Robert Kiyosaki

48. Investing is a continual process of searching, negotiating, financial and managing people and money. -Robert Kiyosaki

49. There are no bad business and investment opportunities, but there are bad entrepreneurs and investors. -Robert Kiyosaki

50. One of the ways to find great investments is to become an expert on the mistakes that other investors make. -Robert Kiyosaki

51. Rather than use net worth, I use cashflow to measure my wealth. The money my investments bring in every month is true wealth – not some perceived notion of value that may or may not be true. -Robert Kiyosaki

52. Most people invest money and do not invest much time. Donald [Trump] and I invest a lot of time before we invest much money. We prepare to invest. I realized that entrepreneurship is not risky. Being unprepared is risky. -Robert Kiyosaki

53. The stock market dominates the investment market for a period of twenty years. As the twentieth year approaches, the possibility of a market crash increases. After the crash, the stock market tends to stay down for ten years. During the ten years the stock market is down, commodities such as gold, silver, oil and property dominate the investment world. And every five years, there is some kind of major disaster. -Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Kiyosaki Quotes On Entrepreneurship

Robert Kiyosaki quotes on entrepreneurship

54. Leadership is what you need to learn next. -Robert Kiyosaki

55. Face your fears and doubts, and new worlds will open to you. -Robert Kiyosaki

56. Legal advice that prevents you from getting into trouble with the law is always less expensive than legal advice once you are in trouble. -Robert Kiyosaki

57. Excuses are a dime a dozen. That’s why unsuccessful people have so many excuses. If you cannot control your mind, you cannot control your life. -Robert Kiyosaki

58. Focus more on selling and less on buying. The reason so many millions of people are in financial trouble is because they love to buy and hate to sell. If you want to be rich, you must sell much more than you buy. This does not mean you should live below your means. Rather than live below your means, learn to sell, and you can expand your means and go for your dreams. If you sell more than you buy, you will not have to live below your means or cling to job security.

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59. Be as wise as a serpent and as gentle as a dove. -Robert Kiyosaki

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

61. Today, businesses can do more business with fewer employees and thus become more profitable. -Robert Kiyosaki

62. The government wants us to create jobs… not look for a job. Our economy would collapse if everyone started looking for a job. For our economy to grow, we need people to create jobs. -Robert Kiyosaki

63. 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. 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

Robert Kiyosaki Quotes About Debt

Robert Kiyosaki quotes about debt

64. Good debt is a powerful tool but bad debt can kill you. -Robert Kiyosaki

65. I used debt to buy assets. Most people use debt to buy toys and liabilities. -Robert Kiyosaki

66. 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.

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

68. An example of good debt is the debt on the apartment houses I own. That debt is good as long as there are tenants to pay my mortgages. If tenants stop paying their rent my good debt turns into bad debt. -Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Kiyosaki Quotes About Life

Robert Kiyosaki quotes about life

69. When people are lame, they love to blame. -Robert Kiyosaki

70. Learn to use your emotions to think, not think with your emotions. -Robert Kiyosaki

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

72. 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

73. A lot of people are afraid to tell the truth, to say no. That’s where toughness comes into play. Toughness is not being a bully. It’s having backbone.

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74. If fear is too strong, the genius is suppressed. -Robert Kiyosaki

75. What do you think about me is not my business the important thing is what I think about myself. -Robert Kiyosaki

76. 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

77. The power of “can’t”: The word “can’t” makes strong people weak, blinds people who can see, saddens happy people, turns brave people into cowards, robs a genius of their brilliance, causes rich people to think poorly, and limits the achievements of that great person living inside us all. -Robert Kiyosaki

78. I find so many people struggling, often working harder, simply because they cling to old ideas. They want things to be the way they were; they resist change. I know people who are losing their jobs or their houses, and they blame technology or the economy or their boss. Sadly they fail to realize that they might be the problem. Old ideas are their biggest liability. It is a liability simply because they fail to realize that while that idea or way of doing something was an asset yesterday, yesterday is gone. -Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Kiyosaki Quotes About Success

Robert Kiyosaki quotes about success

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

80. FOCUS – Follow One Course Until Successful. -Robert Kiyosaki

81. You have to be smart. The easy days are over. -Robert Kiyosaki

82. Stop blaming me, thinking I’m the problem. If you think I’m the problem, then you have to change me. If you realize that you’re the problem, then you can change yourself, learn something and grow wiser. 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

83. 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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84. People who avoid failure also avoid success. -Robert Kiyosaki

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

86. There are those who make things happen, there are those who watch things happen and there are those who say ‘what happened? -Robert Kiyosaki

87. 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

Robert Kiyosaki Quotes On Financial Education

Robert Kiyosaki quotes on financial education

88. You will never know true freedom until you achieve financial freedom. -Robert Kiyosaki

89. The rich does not work for money, but money work for them…., While the poor work for money. Illiteracy, both in word and numbers, is the foundation of financial struggle….,Wealth is a person’s ability to survive so many number of days forward… or if I stopped working today, how could I survive?…,Wealth is the measure of cash flow from to asset column compared with the expense column. -Robert Kiyosaki

90. Academic qualifications are important and so is financial education. They’re both important and schools are forgetting one of them.

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91. The idea that “it takes money to make money” is the thinking of financially unsophisticated people. It does not mean that they’re not intelligent. They have simply not learned the science of money making money. Money is only an idea. If you want more money, simply change your thinking. -Robert Kiyosaki

92. I am concerned that too many people are focused too much on money and not on their greatest wealth, which is their education. If people are prepared to be flexible, keep an open mind and learn, they will grow richer and richer through the changes. If they think money will solve the problems, I am afraid those people will have a rough ride. Intelligence solves problems and produces money. Money without financial intelligence is money soon gone. -Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Kiyosaki Quotes On Opportunity

Robert Kiyosaki quotes on opportunity

93. Inside of every problem lies an opportunity. -Robert Kiyosaki

94. Don’t just try to find great opportunities. Find an opportunity and make it great. -Robert Kiyosaki

95. Don’t be so bitter about a bad experience from your past that you miss the opportunities in front of you. -Robert Kiyosaki

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

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97. There are no mistakes in life, just learning opportunities. -Robert Kiyosaki

98. Opportunities are all around you, you just need to be able to see them. -Robert Kiyosaki

99. Most people never get wealthy simply because they are not trained financially to recognize opportunities right in front of them. The rich have learned to recognize opportunities as well as how to create them. -Robert Kiyosaki

100. There is more opportunity nowadays at easier and better prices than ever before. I have businesses in probably fifty countries throughout the world and it’s never been easier to do business throughout the world. Never. I don’t know what people are complaining about. -Robert Kiyosaki