Thoughts of tycoons

Published: Oct 7, 2018 06:31:26 AM IST
Updated: Oct 4, 2018 12:50:38 PM IST

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Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.
—Bill Gates

If people are not laughing at your goals, your goals are too small.
—Azim Premji

Once we realise that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.
—George Soros

The one thing all famous authors, world-class athletes, business tycoons, singers, actors and celebrated achievers in any field have in common is that they all began their journeys when they were none of these things.
—Mike Dooley

It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behaviour is better than yours, and you’ll drift in that direction.  
—Warren Buffett

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.  
—Jim Rohn

Paying attention to simple little things that most men neglect makes a few men rich.
—Henry Ford

Vision is perhaps our greatest strength... it has kept us alive to the power and continuity of thought through the centuries, it makes us peer into the future and lends shape to the unknown.
—Li Ka-Shing

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
—John D Rockefeller

You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.
—Richard Branson

I have had all of the disadvantages required for success.
—Larry Ellison

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