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2. On Beginnings 3. 1.0I bought that building ten years ago. My first realestate deal. Sold it 2 years later, made an 800,000dollar profit. It was better than sex. At the time, Ithought that was all the money in the world; nowit's a day's pay. 4. 2.0Every battle is won before it's ever fought. Thinkabout it. 5. On Greed 6. 3.0Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed isright. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts throughand captures the essence of evolutionary spirit.Greed in all its forms, greed for life, for money, forlove, knowledge has marked the upward surge ofmankind. And greed, you mark my words, willsave that other malfunctioning corporationcalled the USA. 7. 4.0Someone reminded me I once said "Greed isgood". Now it seems it's legal. Because everyoneis drinking the same Kool Aid. 8. On the Animal within the rest of us 9. 5.0Jesus Christ...if this guy owned a funeral parlor,no one would die! This turkey is totally brain-dead! 10. 6.0You ever wonder why fund managers can't beatthe S&P 500? Because they're sheep, and sheepget slaughtered. 11. 7.0Bulls make money. Bears make money. Pigs?They get slaughtered. 12. On Love & Friendship 13. 8.0We're smart enough not to buy into the oldest mythrunning - Love. Fiction created by people to keepthem from jumping out of windows. 14. 9.0And if you need a friend, get a dog. It's trenchwarfare out there pal. 15. On Information 16. 10.0Stop sending me information, and start gettingme some. 17. 11.0I wanna be surprised. Astonish me pal. NewInfo - I don't care where, or how you get it - justget it. 18. 12.0The most valuable commodity I know of, isinformation 19. 13.0Tell me something I don't know, it's my birthday.Surprise me. 20. 14.0The mother of all evil is speculation. 21. 15.0I don't throw darts at a board - I bet on surethings. 22. Getting Real 23. 16.0Now you're not naive enough to think we're livingin a democracy, are you buddy? It's the freemarket. And you're a part of it. You've got thatkiller instinct. Stick around pal, I've still got a lotto teach you. 24. 17.0You're walking around blind without a cane, pal.A fool and his money are lucky enough to gettogether in the first place. 25. 18.0Stop telling lies about me and I'll stop telling thetruth about you. 26. 19.0Well, ladies and gentlemen we're not here toindulge in fantasy but in political and economicreality. 27. 20.0Idealism kills every deal. 28. On Managing Time 29. 21.0And I'm not talking a $400,000 a year workingWall Street stiff flying first class and beingcomfortable, I'm talking about liquid. Richenough to have your own jet. Rich enough not towaste time. Fifty, a hundred million dollarsbuddy. A player, or nothing. 30. 22.0I look at a hundred deals a day. I choose one. 31. 23.0What's worth doing, is worth doing for money. Ifit's a bad bargain, nobody gains. 32. 24.0It's all about bucks, kid. The rest is conversation. 33. 25.0The one thing I learned in jail is that money isnot the prime asset in life. Time is. 34. 26.0Lunch is for wimps! 35. On Money 36. 27.0Money never sleeps, pal.He later updated this toMoney is a bitch that never sleeps! 37. 28.0It's not a question of enough, pal. It's a zero sumgame, somebody wins, somebody loses. Moneyitself isn't lost or made, it's simply transferredfrom one perception to another. 38. 29.0It's not about the money. It's about the gamebetween people. 39. 30.0I don't like losses, sport. Nothing ruins my daymore than losses. 40. Describing Himself 41. 31.0I am not a destroyer of companies; I am aliberator of them. 42. 32.0I create nothing. I own. 43. 33.0In my book, you either do it right, or you geteliminated. 44. 34.0The richest one percent of this country owns halfour country's wealthOne third of that comesfrom hard work, two thirds comes frominheritance, interest on interest accumulating towidows and idiot sons and what I do, stock andreal estate speculation. It's bullshit. We make therules, pal. The news, war, peace, famine,upheaval, the price per paper clip. We pick thatrabbit out of the hat while everybody sits out therewondering how the hell we did it. 45. What he expects from his employees 46. 35.0Most of these Harvard MBA types - they don'tadd up to dogshit. Give me guys that are poor,smart, hungry - and no feelings. You win a few,you lose a few, but you keep on fighting. 47. 36.0You had what it took to get into my office; Thereal question is whether you got what it takes tostay. 48. 37.0Its not always the popular guy who gets the jobdone. 49. 38.0Christmas is over, and business is business. 50. 39.0Hey, hey, stay positive, pal. Most people, theylose, they whine and quit. But you got to be therefor the turns. Everybody's got good luck,everybody's got bad luck. Don't run when youlose. Don't whine when it hurts. It's like the firstgrade, Jerry. Nobody likes a crybaby. 51. On Capitalism 52. 40.0This painting here? I bought it ten years ago forsixty thousand dollars, I could sell it today for sixhundred. The illusion has become real, and themore real it becomes, the more desperately theywant it. Capitalism at its finest! 53. Endgame 54. 41.0What the hell, so we only make ten million. 55. On Revenge 56. 42.0When I get a hold of the son of a bitch wholeaked this, I'm gonna tear his eyeballs out andI'm gonna suck his fucking skull. 57. Got a favourite quote you'd like to convert in to a canvas print?Do check the Startup Quotes Canvas Print on Engrave: go ahead and create your own Quotable Quote Canvas Print.