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133 Robert Kiyosaki Quotes That Will Make You Rich

Robert Kiyosaki an entrepreneur, investor and bestselling author.

He is the founder of the Rich Dad Company, a private financial education company that provides personal finance and business education to people through books and videos.

His estimated net worth is $80 million.

Robert Kiyosaki is best known for his book Rich Dad Poor Dad, which has sold over 32 million copies and been translated into 51 languages in 109 countries. The book was even endorsed by the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith.

It advocates the importance of financial literacy (financial education), financial independence and building wealth through investing in assets, real estate investing, starting and owning businesses, as well as increasing one’s financial intelligence (financial IQ) to improve one’s business and financial aptitude.

While Kiyosaki has received a lot of endorsement and praise, he has also come under some heavy criticism for the validity of what he teaches.

That being said, there is so much you can learn from Robert Kiyosaki when it comes achieving wealth and success. Below I’ve compiled the best Robert Kiyosaki quotes and success advice that will make you rich. Enjoy!

133 Robert Kiyosaki Quotes

1. “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

2. “It’s more important to grow your income than cut your expenses. It’s more important to grow your spirit that cut your dreams.” – Robert Kiyosaki

3. “The most successful people in life are the ones who ask questions. They’re always learning. They’re always growing. They’re always pushing.” – Robert Kiyosaki

4. “Don’t be addicted to money. Work to learn. don’t work for money. Work for knowledge.” – Robert Kiyosaki

5. “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.” – Robert Kiyosaki

6. “Complaining about your current position in life is worthless. Have a spine and do something about it instead.” – Robert Kiyosaki

7. “The fear of being different prevents most people from seeking new ways to solve their problems.” – Robert Kiyosaki

8. “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

9. “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.” – Robert Kiyosaki

10. “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.” – Robert Kiyosaki

11. “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.” – Robert Kiyosaki

12. “The most life destroying word of all is the word tomorrow.” – Robert Kiyosaki

13. “I’d rather welcome change than cling to the past.” – Robert Kiyosaki

14. “The most successful people are mavericks who aren’t afraid to ask why, especially when everyone thinks it’s obvious.” – Robert Kiyosaki

15. “The more a person seeks security, the more that person gives up control over his life.” – Robert Kiyosaki

16. “Everyone can tell you the risk. An entrepreneur can see the reward.” – Robert Kiyosaki

17. “A plan is a bridge to your dreams. Your job is to make the plan or bridge real, so that your dreams will become real. If all you do is stand on the side of the bank and dream of the other side, your dreams will forever be just dreams.” – Robert Kiyosaki

18. “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.” – Robert Kiyosaki

19. “Your choices decide your fate. Take the time to make the right ones. If you make a mistake, that’s fine; learn from it & don’t make it again.” – Robert Kiyosaki

20. “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 person.” – Robert Kiyosaki

21. “Talk is cheap. Learn to listen with your eyes. Actions do speak louder than words. Watch what a person does more than what he says.” – Robert Kiyosaki

22. “You will make some mistakes but, if you learn from those mistakes, those mistakes will become wisdom and wisdom is essential to becoming wealthy.” – Robert Kiyosaki

23. “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

24. “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

25. “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

26. “Find the game where you can win, and then commit your life to playing it; and play to win.” – Robert Kiyosaki

27. “Start small and dream big.” – Robert Kiyosaki

28. “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

29. “If you want to be financially-free, you need to become a different person than you are today and let go of whatever has held you back in the past.” – Robert Kiyosaki

30. “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.” – Robert Kiyosaki

31. “Sight is what you see with your eyes, vision is what you see with your mind.” – Robert Kiyosaki

32. “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

33. “Never say you cannot afford something. That is a poor man’s attitude. Ask HOW to afford it.” – Robert Kiyosaki

34. “F.O.C.U.S – Follow One Course Until Successful” – Robert Kiyosaki

35. “Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow.” – Robert Kiyosaki

36. “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. 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

37. “The more I risk being rejected, the better my chances are of being accepted.” – Robert Kiyosaki

38. “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

39. “Losers quit when they fail. Winners fail until they succeed.” – Robert Kiyosaki

40. “The ability to sell is the number one skill in business. If you cannot sell, don’t bother thinking about becoming a business owner.” – Robert Kiyosaki

41. “Too many people are too lazy to think. Instead of learning something new, they think the same thought day in day out.” – Robert Kiyosaki

42. “There are no mistakes in life, just learning opportunities.” – Robert Kiyosaki

43. “The love of money is not the root of all evil. The lack of money is the root of all evil.” – Robert Kiyosaki

44. “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

45. “Making mistakes isn’t enough to become great. You must also admit the mistake, and then learn how to turn that mistake into an advantage.” – Robert Kiyosaki

46. “In today’s rapidly changing world, the people who are not taking risk are the risk takers.” – Robert Kiyosaki

47. “People need to wake up and realize that life doesn’t wait for you. If you want something, get up and go after it.” – Robert Kiyosaki

48. “If you want to be rich, simply serve more people.” – Robert Kiyosaki

49. “When people are lame, they love to blame.” – Robert Kiyosaki

50. “Face your fears and doubts, and new worlds will open to you.” – Robert Kiyosaki

51. “If you want to go somewhere, it is best to find someone who has already been there.” – Robert Kiyosaki

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

53. “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.” – Robert Kiyosaki

54. “Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.” – Robert Kiyosaki

55. “You get one life. Live it in a way that it inspires someone.” – Robert Kiyosaki

56. “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 limit who you are.” – Robert Kiyosaki

57. “When I started my last business, I didn’t receive a paycheck for 13 months. The average person can’t handle that pressure.” – Robert Kiyosaki

58. “Getting rich begins with the right mindset, the right words and the right plan.” – Robert Kiyosaki

59. “Business is like a wheel barrow. Nothing happens until you start pushing.” – Robert Kiyosaki

60. “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

61. “Finding good partners is the key to success in anything: in business, in marriage and, especially, in investing.” – Robert Kiyosaki

62. “If you’re going to be a winner in life, you have to constantly go beyond your best.” – Robert Kiyosaki

63. “Start a part-time business and make as many mistakes as you possibly can while you still have your daytime job.” – Robert Kiyosaki

64. “An example of good debt is the debt on the apartment houses I own. That debt is good only 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

65. “I explain the law of compensation like this: ‘Returns are minimal in spite of massive effort at the start, yet returns can be massive with minimal effort over time.'” – Robert Kiyosaki

66. “Losers are people who are afraid of losing.” – Robert Kiyosaki

67. “Real estate investing, even on a very small scale, remains a tried and true means of building an individual’s cash flow and wealth.” – Robert Kiyosaki

68. “Inside of every problem lies an opportunity.” – Robert Kiyosaki

69. “The rich are those who play to win. The middle class plays not to lose.” – Robert Kiyosaki

70. “I believe that one key to success is to accept truth, no matter how it’s spoken.” – Robert Kiyosaki

71. “Critics only make you stronger. You have to look at what they are saying as feedback. Sometimes the feedback helps, and other times, it’s just noise that can be a distraction.” – Robert Kiyosaki

72. “The thing I always say to people is this: ‘If you avoid failure, you also avoid success.'” – Robert Kiyosaki

73. “As long as you blame someone or something else – something outside you that’s bigger than you are – as the source of your problems, the problems won’t get solved.” – Robert Kiyosaki

74. “Learn to invest in investments where you can achieve an honest, legal advantage over other investors. When it comes to investing, why play on a level field?” – Robert Kiyosaki

75. “The only difference between a rich person and poor person is how they use their time.” – Robert Kiyosaki

76. “If you’ve failed, that means you’re doing something. If you’re doing something, you have a chance.” – Robert Kiyosaki

77. “Successful people don’t fear failure. But understand that it’s necessary to learn and grow from.” – Robert Kiyosaki

78. “Afraid of change? Then fail.” – Robert Kiyosaki

79. “When you are young, work to learn, not to earn.” – Robert Kiyosaki

80. “Remember, your mind is your greatest asset, so be careful what you put into it.” – Robert Kiyosaki

81. “If you want to be rich, think big, think differently.” – Robert Kiyosaki

82. “Money will never make you happy if you are an unhappy person.” – Robert Kiyosaki

83. “Don’t let the fear of losing, be greater than the excitement of winning.” – Robert Kiyosaki

84. “Losers quit when they fail, winners fail until they succeed.” – Robert Kiyosaki

85. “Successful people take big risks knowing that they might fall hard, but they might succeed more than they ever dreamed too.” – Robert Kiyosaki

86. “How can I afford this? Change your words; Change your life.” – Robert Kiyosaki

87. “Don’t waste a good mistake, learn from it.” – Robert Kiyosaki

88. “Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow.” – Robert Kiyosaki

89. “The problem with this world is not enough problem solvers. So, if you become a problem solver, you become rich.”- Robert Kiyosaki

90. “Fail harder. You cannot be successful without failure.” – Robert Kiyosaki

91. “The philosophy of the rich and poor is this: The rich invest their money and spend what is left. The poor spend their money and invest what is left.” – Robert Kiyosaki

92. “Do today what you want for your tomorrows.” – Robert Kiyosaki

93. “Don’t work for money; make it work for you.” – Robert Kiyosaki

94. “If you want to be rich, be friends with people who have the same mindset as you, or who at least won’t try to change your mindset to be more like theirs. Life is too short to spend time with people who don’t help you move forward.” – Robert Kiyosaki

95. “Watch what the idiots are doing, and do the opposite.” – Robert Kiyosaki

96. “If you want to be rich, don’t allow yourself the luxury of excuses.” – Robert Kiyosaki

97. “Change your focus from making money, to serving more people. Serving more people makes the money come in.” – Robert Kiyosaki

98. “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, “ said rich dad.” – Robert Kiyosaki

99. “If you want to change your life, begin by changing your words. Start speaking the words of your dreams, of who you want to become, not the words of fear or failure.” – Robert Kiyosaki

100. “If you want to change who you are, begin by changing the size of your dream. Even if you are broke, it does not cost you anything to dream of being rich. Many poor people are poor because they have given up on dreaming.” – Robert Kiyosaki

101. “You don’t achieve success by “taking it easy” or “working on it later.” You achieve it thru persistence and hard work.” – Robert Kiyosaki

102. “Criticism is easier to take when you realize that the only people who aren’t criticized are those who don’t take risks.” – Robert Kiyosaki

103. “You and only you are responsible for your life choices and decisions.” – Robert Kiyosaki

104. “No one achieves great things by following the crowd. Have a spine. Strike your own path.” – Robert Kiyosaki

105. “The only person who is going to give you security and the life you want is you.” – Robert Kiyosaki

106. “There are people who are not wealthy because they want to be comfortable.” – Robert Kiyosaki

107. “You get rich because you do things most people will not do. Success requires sacrifice. You must be willing to make those sacrifices.” – Robert Kiyosaki

108. “By pursuing the things you love, all the other things in life will fall into order.” – Robert Kiyosaki

109. “It’s not about the money. Its about creating a business out of your life’s purpose and mission.” – Robert Kiyosaki

110. “The right decisions come from the right focus. You’ll succeed if your focus is on the mission, not the money.” – Robert Kiyosaki

111. “Always remember that no matter what anyone is saying to you from the outside, the most important conversation is the one you are having with yourself on the inside.” – Robert Kiyosaki

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

113. “It’s not what you have to “do” that needs to change. It’s first how you “think” that needs to change. It’s who you have to “be” in order to “do” what needs to be done.” – Robert Kiyosaki

114. “Be worried if no one is criticizing you. Your job in life is to ignore the 33% who will never like you and do your best to convince the 33% who don’t care either way to join the 33% who love you.” – Robert Kiyosaki

115. “Don’t buy luxuries until you’ve built the assets to afford them.” – Robert Kiyosaki

116. “To obtain financial freedom, one must be either a business owner, an investor, or both, generating passive income, particularly on a monthly basis.” – Robert Kiyosaki

117. “Comfort kills ambition. Get uncomfortable and get used to it in your pursuit of your goals and dreams.” – Robert Kiyosaki

118. “Take responsibility for your finances or get used to taking orders for the rest of your life. You’re either a master of money or a slave to it. Your choice.” – Robert Kiyosaki

119. “Your poverty today is because of who you are. Want wealth? Let go of your anchors and inhibitions and change yourself.” – Robert Kiyosaki

120. “Your mindset matters. If you don’t have the mindset of a wealthy person (“How can I afford it?”) versus a poor person (“I can’t afford it.”), you will never achieve wealth.” – Robert Kiyosaki

121. “An intelligent person hires people who are more intelligent than he is.” – Robert Kiyosaki

122. “Learn to use your emotions to think, not think with your emotions.” – Robert Kiyosaki

123. “The word accounting comes from the word accountability. If you are going to be rich, you need to be accountable for your money.” – Robert Kiyosaki

124. “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.” – Robert Kiyosaki

125. “Think of something new you’ve actually learned in the past week; if you can’t think of anything, get comfortable where you’re at because you’re not going anywhere. To stop learning is to stop living.” – Robert Kiyosaki

126. “The good news is that it doesn’t cost much money to change your thinking. In fact, it can be done for free.” – Robert Kiyosaki

127. “You choose the life you live. If you don’t like it, it’s on you to change it because no one else is going to do it for you.” – Robert Kiyosaki

128. “Every time you quit, someone else gets your prize. Every time you make a mistake, you get closer to yours.” – Robert Kiyosaki

129. “Life will get in the way. Count on it. Be prepared for it. Maintain focus and press on towards your goal.” – Robert Kiyosaki

130. “Be careful when you take on debt. If you take on debt personally, make sure it is small. If you take on large debt, make sure someone else is paying for it.” – Robert Kiyosaki

131. “Many people start a business only to make money. Just to make money is not a strong enough mission.” – Robert Kiyosaki

132. “The reason so many people fail to achieve success is because they fail to fail enough times.” – Robert Kiyosaki

133. “One of the main reasons people are not rich is that they worry too much about things that might never happen.” – Robert Kiyosaki

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