45+ Best Jordan Belfort Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Jordan Ross Belfort is an American author, motivational speaker, and former stockbroker. Profoundly inspirational Jordan Belfort quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

Famous Jordan Belfort Quotes

The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it. Jordan Belfort

I want you to back yourself into a corner. Give yourself no choice but to succeed. Let the consequences of failure become so dire and so unthinkable that you’ll have no choice but to do whatever it takes to succeed. Jordan Belfort

Without action, the best intentions in the world are nothing more than that: intentions. Jordan Belfort

Still, give them to me young, hungry, and stupid. And in no time, I will make them rich. Jordan Belfort

Winners use words that say ‘must’ and ‘will’. Jordan Belfort

Risk is what keeps us young. Joanna Lumley

When you live your life by poor standards, you inflict damage on everyone who crosses your path, especially those you love. Jordan Belfort

When the window of opportunity opens, that’s when you work twice as hard. Jordan Belfort

You don’t choose who you fall in love with, do you? And once you do fall in love that obsessive sort of love, that all consuming love, where two people can’t stand to be apart from each other for even a moment, how are you supposed to let a love like that pass you by? Jordan Belfort

If you give people a good enough ‘why’, they will always figure out the how. Jordan Belfort

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Successful people are 100% convinced that they are masters of their own destiny , they’re not creatures of circumstance, they create circumstance, if the circumstances around them suck they change them. Jordan Belfort

Yeah, that’s right; money is the greatest single problem-solver known to man. Jordan Belfort

If you want to be rich, never give up. People tend to give up. If you have persistence, you will come out ahead of most people. More importantly, you will learn. When you do something, you might fail. But that’s not because you’re a failure. It’s because you have not learnt enough. Do it differently each time. One day, you will do it right. Failure is your friend. Jordan Belfort

I believe in total immersion, if you want to be rich, you have to program your mind to be rich. You have to unlearn all the thoughts that were making you poor and replace them with new,  rich thoughts. Jordan Belfort

I want you to back yourself into a corner. Give yourself no choice but to succeed. Let the consequences of failure become so dire and so unthinkable that you’ll have no choice but to do whatever it takes to succeed. Jordan Belfort

You see, money doesn’t just buy you a better life, better food, better cars, better women, it makes you actually a better person. You can give generously to your church or political party of your choice. Jordan Belfort

Act as if! Act as if you’re a wealthy man, rich already, and then you’ll surely become rich. Act as if you have unmatched confidence and then people will surely have confidence in you. Act as if you have unmatched experience and then people will follow your advice. And act as if you are already a tremendous success, and as sure as I stand here today  you will become successful. Jordan Belfort

After all, it was the nature of twentieth century capitalism that everyone should scam everyone, and he who scammed the most ultimately won the game. On that basis, I was the undefeated world champ. Jordan Belfort

Whether you say, ‘I can’ or ‘I can’t,’ you’re right either way. Jordan Belfort

Let me give you some legal advice: Shut the fuck up! Agent Patrick Denham

No matter what happened to you in your past, you are not your past, you are the resources and the capabilities you glean from it. And that is the basis for all change. Jordan Belfort

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The easiest way to make money is  create something of such value that everybody wants and go out and give and create value, the money comes automatically. Jordan Belfort

You don’t choose who you fall in love with, do you? And once you do fall in love  that obsessive sort of love, that all consuming love, where two people can’t stand to be apart from each other for even a moment, how are you supposed to let a love like that pass you by? Jordan Belfort

I’ve got the guts to die. What I want to know is, have you got the guts to live? Jordan Belfort

There was this one time I was selling pot to this Amish dude. You know those guys who got like the beard with, like, no mustache or some bullshit? Well, he says that he only wants to make furniture. Alden Kupferberg

If you give people a good enough ‘why’, they will always figure out the how. Jordan Belfort

They’re gonna have to call in the national guard to take me out, cause I ain’t going nowhere! Jordan Belfort

Everything that has happened to you up to this point is irrelevant. It’s your past. Jordan Belfort

The nice thing about being rescued by Italians is that they feed you, make you drink red wine, then you get to dance. Jordan Belfort

If you try and fail, people will praise you for trying. If you fail to even try people will ignore you. Jordan Belfort

They were drunk on youth, fueled by greed, and higher than kites. Jordan Belfort

I want you to deal with your problems by becoming rich. Jordan Belfort

There were certain things that you just didn’t joke about; it was simply bad luck. It was like pissing in the fate god’s eye. If you did it long enough, he was certain to piss right back at you. And his urine stream was like a fucking fire hose. Jordan Belfort

Best way to sell something: don’t sell anything. Earn awareness, respect and trust of those who might buy. Jordan Belfort

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They’re gonna need a f*cking wrecking ball to take me out of here. They’re gonna need to send in the national guard or fucking swat team, cause I ain’t going nowhere! Jordan Belfort

Dream stompers are people who want to stomp on your hopes and dreams. Lose their phone numbers. Jordan Belfort

The name of the game, moving the money from the client’s pocket to your pocket. Mark Hanna

You need to see things as they are, not worse than they are, than see them better than they are and make them that way. Jordan Belfort

I don’t think you’re cut out for this job. You look like a kid, and Wall Street’s no place for kids. It’s a place for killers. A place for mercenaries. So in that sense, you’re lucky I’m not the one who does the hiring around here. Jordan Belfort

Average sucks. Jordan Belfort

One thing I can promise you is that I never ask my clients to judge me on my winners, I ask them to judge me on my losers because I have so few. Jordan Belfort

Create a vision that makes you wanna jump out of bed in the morning. Jordan Belfort

Just like that I made two grand, the other guys looked at me like I just discovered fire. Jordan Belfort

There are always patterns in everything, there are patterns in books, there are patterns in human behavior, there are patterns in success, there are patterns for everything in life. You just need to pay attention to them. Jordan Belfort

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