Selected Quotes about Smart

I've already figured out when I'm going to be No. 2 and No. 1. -- Sheldon Adelson

There's never been a real destination resort in Asia, and when we open the Venetian Macao, it will be the first. -- Sheldon Adelson

If I were to retire, I would keep my family's interest in the company the same and say, Don't sell. -- Sheldon Adelson

The art of politics consists in knowing precisely when it is necessary to hit an opponent slightly below the belt. -- Konrad Adenauer

My wheels are running. My investments are local, regional and international. -- Prince Alwaleed

We are using new technologies in meaningful ways. To build our new refinery in 60 percent of the time it took to build our first, we are training 20,000 people in a new generation of welding technology in six months. -- Mukesh Ambani

We will go there with an extremely open mind. If they are really serious... we should be able to find an agreement without too much difficulty. -- Bernard Arnault

There's always going to be dreams and goals I have, but I never really tell people what they are. -- Tyra Banks

Doing a job badly and then getting someone in to sort it out can be much more expensive than getting someone in to do the job properly in the first place. -- Sarah Beeny

I made a conscious decision to earn enough to be able to choose my husband rather than not have a career and marry someone who would have to earn enough for us both to live on. -- Sarah Beeny

You should always look at how the market is currently and build in your profit margin taking into account that the market might dip slightly. -- Sarah Beeny

To me, it’s very clear-cut - it’s your home or it’s an investment. But a lot of people on Property Ladder cannot see the distinction between the two. It would be like being a clothes designer who’s a size 20 and only making size-20 clothes. -- Sarah Beeny

I'm not a traditional politician, and I have a sense of humor. I'll try to soften it and become boring, maybe even very boring, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to. -- Silvio Berlusconi

Get me inside any boardroom and I'll get any decision I want. -- Alan Bond

We may need to solve problems not by removing the cause but by designing the way forward even if the cause remains in place. -- Edward de Bono

The winner is the chef who takes the same ingredients as everyone else and produces the best results. -- Edward de Bono

It is well known that "problem avoidance" is an important part of problem solving. Instead of solving the problem you go upstream and alter the system so that the problem does not occur in the first place. -- Edward de Bono

You can't dig a different hole by digging the same one deeper. -- Edward de Bono

An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore. -- Edward de Bono

Google actually relies on our users to help with our marketing. We have a very high percentage of our users who often tell others about our search engine. -- Sergey Brin

Your mind is tremendously efficient at weighing an enormous amount of information. We want to make smarter search engines that do a lot of the work for us. The smarter we can make the search engine, the better. Where will it lead? Who knows? -- Sergey Brin

When you have a pile of bills that you have no idea how you are going to pay, you cannot focus on the bills, because you will continue to attract more bills. You have to find a way that works for you to focus on prosperity, despite the bills around you. -- Rhonda Byrne

I enjoyed high school and college, and I think I learned a lot, but that was not really my focus. My focus was on trying to figure out what businesses to start. -- Steve Case

In today's knowledge-based economy, what you earn depends on what you learn. Jobs in the information technology sector, for example, pay 85 percent more than the private sector average. -- Bill Clinton

Keeping a personal journal a daily in-depth analysis and evaluation of your experiences is a high-leverage activity that increases self-awareness and enhances all the endowments and the synergy among them. -- Stephen Covey

Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers. -- Stephen Covey

The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. -- Stephen Covey

A hard back book costs more than almost any form of entertainment. In fact, I can’t think of a product that costs more to experience when it’s released. Which means you are going to have to work harder. -- Mark Cuban

Communicate with your fans or customers. They know we live in an ever changing world. If you tell them what you are thinking and why you are doing what you do, as I did with my blog regarding Nash leaving, they will respect and support you more. -- Mark Cuban

In business, one of the challenges is making sure that your product is the easiest to experience and complete a sale. -- Mark Cuban

There are no shortcuts. You have to work hard, and try to put yourself in a position where if luck strikes, you can see the opportunity and take advantage of it. -- Mark Cuban

Go to where the customers are rather than brining customers to you. Sure book readers go to bookstores, but we go other places. Time is short for all of us, so surprise me by being somewhere I don’t expect you to be. -- Mark Cuban

If you're soft and fuzzy, like our little characters, you become the skinny kid on the beach, and people in this business don't mind kicking sand in your face. -- Michael Eisner

It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err. -- Mahatma Gandhi

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win. -- Mahatma Gandhi

You have to be fast on your feet and adaptive or else a strategy is useless. -- Lou Gerstner

Watch the turtle. He only moves forward by sticking his neck out. -- Lou Gerstner

Over the past 12 month we have made a series of strategic decisions that have affected short term revenue, but will yield and are already yielding a more profitable portfolio. -- Lou Gerstner

If you're in business it's both a promise and a warning. It says that sometimes little things can cause some little guy to have an overnight success. -- Malcolm Gladwell

It will not be enough to rely on experts. Ordinary citizens must become experts too. It will take public opinion on a wide scale to ensure that world leaders act. -- Mikhail Gorbachev

The message from Wal-Mart today to the rest of the business community is there need not be any conflict between the environment and the economy. We will find the way not only to reconcile (those), but to find new profits and new opportunities as we do the right thing. -- Al Gore

All I have to do is be the best Al I can be, because I'm good enough, I'm smart enough and, doggone it, people like me. -- Al Gore

Just as you would not permit a fellow employee to steal a piece of office equipment, you shouldn't let anyone walk away with the time of his fellow managers. -- Andrew Grove

Never try to take a fortified hill, especially if the Army on top is bigger than you are. -- William Hewlett

As the funds you will expend have come from many places in the world, so let there be no territorial, religious, or color restrictions on your benefactions, but beware of organized, professional charities with high-salaried executives and a heavy ratio of expense. -- Conrad Hilton

The art of leadership... consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention. -- Adolf Hitler

How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think. -- Adolf Hitler

The ability to concentrate and to use time well is everything. -- Lee Iacocca

If you want to make good use of your time, you've got to know what's most important and then give it all you've got. -- Lee Iacocca

The trick is to make sure you don't die waiting for prosperity to come. -- Lee Iacocca

Talk to people in their own language. If you do it well, they'll say, 'God, he said exactly what I was thinking.' And when they begin to respect you, they'll follow you to the death. -- Lee Iacocca

Too often it's not the most creative guys or the smartest. Instead, it's the ones who are best at playing politics and soft-soaping their bosses. Boards don't like tough, abrasive guys. -- Carl Icahn

You learn in this business.. If you want a friend, get a dog. -- Carl Icahn

We must use time creatively — and forever realize that the time is always hope to do great things. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When people think of the outcomes of their decisions, they think much more short term than that. They think in terms of gains and losses. -- Daniel Kahneman

Businesses are not investing in trying to figure out what they’ve done wrong. That’s not an accident. They don’t want to know. -- Daniel Kahneman

Many people will admit that they made a mistake. But that doesn’t mean that they’ve changed their mind about anything in particular. It doesn’t mean that they are now able to avoid that mistake. -- Daniel Kahneman

You can do so much in 10 minutes' time.Ten minutes, once gone, are gone for good.. Divide your life into 10-minute units and sacrifice as few of them as possible in meaningless activity. -- Ingvar Kamprad

People say I am cheap, and I don't mind if they do. -- Ingvar Kamprad

Ikea people do not drive flashy cars or stay at luxury hotels. -- Ingvar Kamprad

Our idea is to serve everybody, including people with little money. -- Ingvar Kamprad

I would have to say from looking at the scene, as I've seen it, it appears there's a good chance it might be a total loss. -- Herb Kelleher

We have learned a great deal about this kind of effort. -- Dave Liniger

If a stock doesn't act right don't touch it; because, being unable to tell precisely what is wrong, you cannot tell which way it is going. No diagnosis, no prognosis. No prognosis, no profit. -- Jesse Livermore

I know from experience that nobody can give me a tip or series of tips that will make money for me than my own judgement. -- Jesse Livermore

Getting sore at the market doesn’t get you anywhere. -- Jesse Livermore

My plan of trading was sound enough and won oftener that it lost. If I had stuck to it I'd have been right perhaps as often as seven out of ten times. -- Jesse Livermore

If somebody had told me my method would not work I nevertheless would have tried it out to make sure for myself, for when I am wrong only one thing convinces me of it, and that is, to lose money. And I am only right when I make money. -- Jesse Livermore

It is literally true that millions come easier to a trader after he knows how to trade, than hundreds did in the days of his ignorance. -- Jesse Livermore

From my point of view, the investors are the big gamblers. They make a bet, stay with it, and if all goes wrong, they lose it all. -- Jesse Livermore

It's good to trust others but, not to do so is much better. -- Benito Mussolini

We just have to go at 100 miles an hour in all our businesses, be they television broadcasting, be they magazine publishing, be they subscription television, be they online, be they gaming. We just have to go at one hundred miles an hour. -- James Packer

Russia’s modern foreign policy is based on the principles of pragmatism, predictability and the supremacy of international law. -- Vladimir Putin

I would not pre-pay. I would invest instead and led the investments cover it. -- Dave Ramsey

I came to realize that my money problems, worries, and shortages largely began and ended with the person in my mirror. I realized also that if I could learn to manage the character I shaved with every morning, I would win with money. -- Dave Ramsey

People may oppose you, but when they realize you can hurt them, they'll join your side. -- Condoleezza Rice

The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee and I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun. -- John Rockefeller

I have ways of making money that you know nothing of. -- John Rockefeller

I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity. -- John Rockefeller

I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people's efforts than 100% of my own efforts. -- John Rockefeller

Luckily, and a long time ago, I learned the best path was to diversify, to be international and not to place all of my eggs in one basket. -- Sakip Sabanci

Get "money smart". It's not just how much you earn but also what you do with that counts. The best ways to make the most of your dollars have changed and there are plenty of new options available for you. -- Annette Sampson

Terrorists are using the Internet in an extraordinary way. We will target Internet cafes because we realize terrorists are going to these cafes because they have guaranteed anonymity there. -- Nicolas Sarkozy

Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas? -- Joseph Stalin

No matter how smart you are, no matter how comprehensive your education, no matter how wide-ranging your experience, there's simply no way to acquire all the wisdom you need to make your business thrive. -- Donald Trump

You can take the smartest kid at Wharton, the one who gets straight A's and has a 170 IQ, and if he doesn't have the instincts, he'll never be a successful entrepreneur. -- Donald Trump

Looking good is the best revenge. -- Ivana Trump

I made a tremendous amount of money on real estate. I'll take real estate rather than go to Wall Street and get 2.8 percent. Forget about it. -- Ivana Trump

If people see your weaknesses they will take advantage of them. -- Ivana Trump

I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow. -- Woodrow Wilson

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. -- Malcolm X

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes. -- Zig Ziglar

You can get everything in life you want if you will just give enough other people get what they want. -- Zig Ziglar

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