166+ Best Robert Kiyosaki Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Robert Toru Kiyosaki is an American businessman and author. Profoundly inspirational Robert Kiyosaki quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Robert Kiyosaki Quotes

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

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

Rule One. You must know the difference between an asset and a liability, and buy assets. An asset is something that puts money in my pocket. A liability is something that takes money out of my pocket. – Robert Kiyosaki

You cannot be all things to all people. Be unique. Be different. Give to others what you want yourself. And do what you were made to do. – Robert Kiyosaki

There is a good life waiting for you. Its just waiting for you to grab it – Robert Kiyosaki

In school, you are given the lesson first. On the street, you’re given the mistake first and then it’s up to you to find the lesson, if you ever find it. – Robert Kiyosaki

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

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. – Robert Kiyosaki

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

Escape your situation through your mind and your actions. – Robert Kiyosaki

People don’t like the idea of thinking long term. Many are desperately seeking short term answers because they have money problems to be solved today. – Robert Kiyosaki

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

The rich buy assets. The poor only have expenses. The middle class buys liabilities they think are assets. The poor and the middle class work for money. The rich have money work for them. – Robert Kiyosaki

Schools teach you how to work for money, but don’t teach how to make money work for you – Robert Kiyosaki

Negative thoughts are not protecting you. They are making you smaller. – Robert Kiyosaki

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

Once a person stops searching for information and self-knowledge, ignorance sets in. – Robert Kiyosaki

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

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

If you want to be successful on the right side, when it comes to money, you have got to know the difference between facts and opinions. You must know numbers. You must know the facts. – Robert Kiyosaki

To be rich you have to know what it is to be poor. Getting financially literate is part of the price you have to pay to become rich – Robert Kiyosaki

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The world is full of smart, poor people. – Robert Kiyosaki

Before you can transform your wallet from poor to rich, you’ve got to transform your spirit from poor to rich. – Robert Kiyosaki

You can prosper, no matter what the economy is doing. – Robert Kiyosaki

There is gold everywhere, most people are not trained to see it – Robert Kiyosaki

Start small and dream big. – Robert Kiyosaki

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

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

I’m often asked how to start investing with little or no money. Please hear this as this is the hardest thing for people to understand: you do NOT invest with money! You invest with your mind! No matter what the field, your biggest asset is your mind. Once you have knowledge, you find deals, find your team and use other people’s money. You sell the deal and your team to get investment money. – Robert Kiyosaki

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

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

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

In most cases, when people make more money, they get deeper in debt. This is why money alone does not make you rich. – Robert Kiyosaki

French fries kill more people than guns and sharks, yet nobody’s afraid of French fries. – Robert Kiyosaki

Humility is the first step towards learning. You can’t learn until you are humble enough to realize there is something for you to learn. – Robert Kiyosaki

The losers in life think they have all the answers. They can’t learn because they’re too busy telling everyone what they know. – Robert Kiyosaki

Financial struggle is often the direct result of people working all their lives for someone else. – Robert Kiyosaki

Starting a business is like jumping out of an airplane without a parachute. In mid air, the entrepreneur begins building a parachute and hopes it opens before hitting the ground. – Robert Kiyosaki

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

The greatest secret of winners is that failure inspires winning; thus, they are not afraid of losing. – Robert Kiyosaki

Money is not the goal. Money has no value. The value comes from the dreams money helps achieve. – Robert Kiyosaki

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

Be careful who you get advice from. I get advice from people who are where I want to be. – Robert Kiyosaki

Learn to use your emotions to think, not think with your emotions – Robert Kiyosaki

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

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

What you think of me is none of my business. What is most important is what I think of myself. – Robert Kiyosaki

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

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

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

Building your own business is the best way to become rich. Then you can begin investing in other assets. – Robert Kiyosaki

Inside each of you is a rich person, a poor person & a middle class person. It is up to you to decide which person you become. – Robert Kiyosaki

Great opportunities are not seen with your eyes. They are seen with your mind. – Robert Kiyosaki

Your most expensive advice is the free advice you receive from your financially struggling friends and relatives. – Robert Kiyosaki

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

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

The only difference between a RICH person and a POOR person is how they use their time. – Robert Kiyosaki

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

Those who have safe and secure jobs pay more taxes than those who own the business that provides the jobs – Robert Kiyosaki

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

Friends and family will tell you why your ideas won’t work. Most are left-brained employees and specialists and NOT entrepreneurs. – Robert Kiyosaki

I can see being kind to people, but I don’t think giving them money solves the problem. I think it makes the problem worse and it prolongs the ultimate, inevitable end anyway. – Robert Kiyosaki

Money does not make you happy, but the lack of money can cause unhappiness. – Robert Kiyosaki

Don’t stop trying, learning, fighting, experimenting, doing, until the miracle happens. – Robert Kiyosaki

If you’re working for a good company and you’re happy there, and you’re being compensated accordingly, and your work satisfies you, you should stay there. – Robert Kiyosaki

John D. Rockefeller apparently became more of a tightwad the richer he got. I don’t know if it is true, but one story I read was about one of his sons having to wear his older sister’s clothes in order to save money. – Robert Kiyosaki

History reminds us that dictators and despots arise during times of severe economic crisis. – Robert Kiyosaki

We’ve all heard stories of lottery winners, rock stars, heirs and heiresses, and professional athletes becoming millionaire morons who wake up rich but are broke by nightfall. – Robert Kiyosaki

Education is what you learn after you leave school. – Robert Kiyosaki

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

If you or I fail at business, we fail. If we cheat and fail, we go to jail. But if you’re rich and politically connected, your incompetence may be protected by a government bailout. – Robert Kiyosaki

People who lie to themselves about investing are the same as overweight people who blame their genes for their obesity. – Robert Kiyosaki

The thing most people don’t pick up when they become an entrepreneur is that it never ends. It’s 24/7. – Robert Kiyosaki

It’s time to start thinking differently about money and debt and start the healing process – and the process toward wealth and freedom. ‘Freedom from Bad Debt’ can get you started. – Robert Kiyosaki

Financial freedom is available to those who learn about it and work for it – Robert Kiyosaki

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

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

Most people are happy being average. Most are happy being faceless in a sea of faces. – Robert Kiyosaki

If you don’t like the idea that most of the money spent on lottery tickets supports government programs, you should know that most of the earnings from mutual funds support investment advisors’ and mutual fund managers’ retirement. – Robert Kiyosaki

For something to collapse, not all systems have to shut down. In most cases, just one system is enough. For example, the human body is a system of systems. If just one system, such as the cardiovascular system, shuts down, death follows. – Robert Kiyosaki

People say ‘I want to be rich’. The question is, ‘Are you willing to do what it takes?’ – Robert Kiyosaki

Being politically correct means saying what’s polite rather than what’s accurate. I like to be accurate. – Robert Kiyosaki

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

People clinging to job security, savings, retirement plans, and other relics will be the ones financially-ravaged from 2010-2020, the most volatile world-changing decade in history. – Robert Kiyosaki

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

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

I do not live on false promises. I cannot afford to live on bad advice. – Robert Kiyosaki

Intelligent people should learn from their experiences. With people on the street, the bad experience has beaten them. – Robert Kiyosaki

Money is kind of a base subject. Like water, food, air and housing, it affects everything yet for some reason the world of academics thinks it’s a subject below their social standing. – Robert Kiyosaki

Our brains are either our greatest assets or our greatest liabilities. – Robert Kiyosaki

I would say raising capital is one of the weakest things for most entrepreneurs. – Robert Kiyosaki

A financial crisis is a great time for professional investors and a horrible time for average ones. – Robert Kiyosaki

I worked for Xerox for 4 years and after that I knew I was never going to be a corporate person. It wasn’t my environment. – Robert Kiyosaki

When times are bad is when the real entrepreneurs emerge. – Robert Kiyosaki

I have had a ‘real’ job for only four years of my life, which means I only collected a traditional paycheck for that very short period of time. – Robert Kiyosaki

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

My partner Donald Trump says that married couples should always have a prenuptial agreement. True, a prenuptial is important if one partner is much richer than the other before marriage, but Kim and I don’t have one. – Robert Kiyosaki

While the Chinese people, as a rule, are good people, my business dealings with Communist Chinese officials have left me disturbed and concerned about the rise of the Chinese Empire. – Robert Kiyosaki

I am very concerned about the millions of baby boomers who are counting on the stock market to deliver them a safe, sound, long retirement. I am afraid the baby boomers who are counting on the stock market are in trouble. – Robert Kiyosaki

The rich continue to get rich the same way they always have – by understanding how money works and making their money work for them. – Robert Kiyosaki

If you are the kind of person who is waiting for the ‘right’ thing to happen, you might wait for a long time. It’s like waiting for all the traffic lights to be green for five miles before starting the trip. – Robert Kiyosaki

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

The best way to predict the future is to study the past, or prognosticate. – Robert Kiyosaki

Bad debt is debt that makes you poorer. I count the mortgage on my home as bad debt, because I’m the one paying on it. Other forms of bad debt are car payments, credit card balances, or other consumer loans. – Robert Kiyosaki

Many novice real estate investors soon quit the profession and invest in a well-diversified portfolio of bonds. That’s because, when you invest in real estate, you often see a side of humanity that stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and saving money shelter you from. – Robert Kiyosaki

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

Most businesses think that product is the most important thing, but without great leadership, mission and a team that deliver results at a high level, even the best product won’t make a company successful. – Robert Kiyosaki

Every time I hear a politician mention the word ‘stimulus,’ my mind flashes back to high school biology class, when I touched battery wires to a dead frog to make it twitch. – Robert Kiyosaki

The richest people in the world look for and build networks; everyone else looks for work. – Robert Kiyosaki

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

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. – Robert Kiyosaki

It was easy being healthy when I was young. I was full of energy, so sports and physical challenges were fun. But as I got older and the spring left my step, exercise became harder, and eating, drinking and watching TV became easier. By the time I was 50, I’d put on 50 pounds. – Robert Kiyosaki

I resigned from the Marine Corps and flying in 1974, even though I loved them both. I quit because I no longer wanted to fight for peace. Instead, I believe we can build a more sustainable peace by working for prosperity. – Robert Kiyosaki

Often, in the real world, it’s not the smart that get ahead but the bold. – Robert Kiyosaki

If you want to thrive in today’s economy, you must challenge the status quo and get the financial education necessary to succeed. – Robert Kiyosaki

You can’t take care of charity unless you take care of yourself first. – Robert Kiyosaki

I began playing Monopoly for real when I was 26 years old. Today, my wife and I have approximately 1,400 little green houses – each paying us monthly. You do not have to be a rocket scientist or have a Harvard degree to play Monopoly for real. – Robert Kiyosaki

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

During the Enron debacle, it was workers who took the pounding, not bankers. Not only did Enron employees lose their jobs, many lost their retirement savings. That’s because they were at the bottom of the investing food chain. – Robert Kiyosaki

For people who live in the suburbs and must commute long distances to work, their wealth will sink as energy prices rise. – Robert Kiyosaki

My company survives because I’ve learned to respect the ideas of people younger than me and recognize when my wisdom is obsolete. – Robert Kiyosaki

I want parents to teach that academic intelligence is essential, but so is financial intelligence. – Robert Kiyosaki

Most shareholders have little if any control over the companies in which they own stock, even if they own a million shares. – Robert Kiyosaki

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

Most of us are aware of the sacrificial slaughter of Bear Sterns. Some people call it a bailout, but I call it a handout – a government handout to some of the richest people on Earth, paid for by American taxpayers. – Robert Kiyosaki

Good entrepreneurs are community builders, actively involved with their communities and dedicated to the community’s well being. If you’re dedicated to your community, it will be dedicated to you. – Robert Kiyosaki

Assets put money in your pocket, whether you work or not, and liabilities take money from your pocket. – Robert Kiyosaki

I do know that throughout history, all paper money has eventually come back to its true value, which is zero. – Robert Kiyosaki

I’m a cash flow guy. If it doesn’t make me money today, forget about it. – Robert Kiyosaki

Demographics show that we are entering a battle between young and old. I call it the ‘Age War.’ The young want to hang onto their money to grow their families, businesses, and wealth. The old want the tax and investment dollars of the young to sustain their old age. – Robert Kiyosaki

In business, success often depends upon the relative age of your ideas. – Robert Kiyosaki

In 1997, in Rich Dad, Poor Dad, I stated, ‘Your home is not an asset.’ Real estate agents sent me hate mail. – Robert Kiyosaki

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

Deflation isn’t good, and inflation is easier to cure than deflation. – Robert Kiyosaki

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. – Robert Kiyosaki

If I have cash and I can’t figure a way to put it into real estate or my business, I hold it in gold and silver. – Robert Kiyosaki

Losers are people who are afraid of losing. – Robert Kiyosaki

In the world of money and investing, you must learn to control your emotions. – Robert Kiyosaki

So the Marine Corps really did teach me to conquer fear, and then to go for higher causes, higher purposes. – Robert Kiyosaki

Giving a poor person money keeps them poor. – Robert Kiyosaki

Everything the working class has been told to do, the rich do not do. That is my message. – Robert Kiyosaki

Pricey oil makes clear that wealth really is energy in various forms. – Robert Kiyosaki

Generous people can become more generous as they become richer, giving away vast fortunes to worthwhile causes as Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are doing. – Robert Kiyosaki

By 2003, every fool was getting into real estate. The checkout girl at my local supermarket handed me her newly printed real estate agent business card. – Robert Kiyosaki

Many gold and silver experts will recommend you buy numismatic coins – rare and old coins. If you are not a rare coin expert, I’d encourage you to stay away from them. New investors often pay too much for rare coins that are not really rare. – Robert Kiyosaki

Even though the risks of death are higher driving than flying, many people would rather drive simply because they feel they have more control driving. The facts are that only a few hundred people die a year flying, and 44,000 are killed a year driving. – Robert Kiyosaki

The Nasdaq bubble and crash were followed by the real estate bubble then subprime crash, which led to the unprecedented printing of trillions of dollars in an attempt to prevent a global depression. – Robert Kiyosaki

Whole new businesses will emerge around breakthrough products as revolutionary technologies accelerate capitalism’s creative destruction of slower industries. – Robert Kiyosaki

The subprime disaster was a result of financial bombs – derivatives – exploding in financial institutions such as AIG and Lehman Brothers, as well as banks and financial institutions throughout the world. – Robert Kiyosaki

If you can ask a young man to give his life for his country, you can lead people. – Robert Kiyosaki

Commodities such as gold and silver have a world market that transcends national borders, politics, religions, and race. A person may not like someone else’s religion, but he’ll accept his gold. – Robert Kiyosaki

If you look at anyone who has achieved great success and wealth, people like Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, or Lance Armstrong, they have all focused intensely in order to win. – Robert Kiyosaki

Over a 10-year period, 99 out of 100 new entrepreneurs will fail. Only one will be left standing as others get pushed out of the market or burn out from working so hard. It’s really sad. – Robert Kiyosaki

World War II broke out in 1939, and many people credit that war with saving the economy. – Robert Kiyosaki

Jobs are a centuries-old concept created during the Industrial Revolution. Despite the reality that we’re now deep in the Information Age, many people are studying for, or working at, or clinging to the Industrial Age idea of a safe, secure job. – Robert Kiyosaki

All empires come to an end, and the American one is no exception. – Robert Kiyosaki

When I was young, people lived from paycheck to paycheck. Today, it seems like they live from credit card payment to credit card payment. – Robert Kiyosaki

As a precious metal, silver is also money. – Robert Kiyosaki

When President George W. Bush attempted to reform Social Security, that proposal was more unpopular with Americans than the Iraq war. People love their entitlements. – Robert Kiyosaki

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