Today, I will be sharing with you some business and investment lessons from a real estate billionaire; Donald Trump. But before we pick the wisdom of Donald Trump, let’s have a quick glance at his bio.

Short Bio of Donald Trump: Donald Trump is a real estate billionaire developer and famous for his role in The Apprentice reality show. He’s the founder of the Trump Organization and he’s best known for his outspoken, unyielding and aggressive attitude. Donald Trump is a degree holder and so therefore, he’s not on our list of school drop out billionaires.

Donald Trump will be best remembered as the man who staged a come back after going bankrupt twice. Below are some of the best Donald Trump quotes, business and investment lessons.

Donald Trump Quotes and Real Estate Investment Lessons

1. “A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn’t exactly been one of moderation.”

2. “Anyone who thinks my story is anywhere near over is sadly mistaken.”

3. “I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big.”

4. “Everything in life is luck.”

5. “Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you are generally better off sticking with what you know and the third is that sometimes, your best investments are the ones you don’t make.”

6. “I don’t make deals for the money. I’ve got enough much more than I’ll ever need. I do it to do it.”

7. “I have made tough decisions, always with an eye on the bottom line. Perhaps it’s time America was run like a business.”

8. “I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That’s where the fun is.”

9. “I was not satisfied just to earn a good living. I was looking to make a statement.”

10. “I’m the NO 1 developer in New York. I’m the biggest in Atlantic City, and maybe we will keep it that way.”

11. “If you are interested in balancing work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable.”

12. “In the end, you are measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplished.”

13. “It’s tangible, it’s solid, and it’s beautiful. It’s artistic from my standpoint and I just love real estate.”

14. “Money was never a big motivation for me except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.”

15. “One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace. Good people don’t go into government.”

16. “Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away. Move on to something else that’s more productive.”

17. “Sometimes by losing a battle, you will find a new way to win the war.”

18. “The point is that you can’t be too greedy.”

19. “Well yes, I have fired a lot of people. Generally I like other people to fire because it’s always a lousy task. But I’ve fired many people.”

20. “What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.”

21. “When somebody challenges you, fight back. Be brutal, be tough.”

22. “I was relentless even in the face of total lack of encouragement because much more often than you think; sheer persistence is the difference between success and failure.”

23. “Get in, get it done; Get it done right and get out.”

24. “I learned a lot about discipline and about channeling my aggression into achievement.”

25. “I decided that as long as I had to be in college, I might as well test myself against the best.”

26. “I had loftier dreams and visions. And there was no way to implement them building houses in the boroughs.”

27. “I don’t believe you can ever get hurt by buying a good location at a low price.”

28. “Sometimes, the word ‘organization’ made it sound more bigger.”

29. “We won by wearing everyone else down. We never gave up and the opposition slowly began to melt away.”

30. “Always look out for yourself.”

31. ‘My style of deal making is quite simple and straightforward. I aim very high and then I just keep pushing and pushing and pushing to get what I’m after. Sometimes, I settle for less than I sought but in most cases, I still end up with what I want.”

32. “You can’t be scared. You do your thing and hold your ground; you stand up tall and whatever happens happens.’

33. “My experience is that if you are fighting for something you believe in; even if it means alienating some people along the way, things usually work out.”

34. ‘Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals.”

35. “Most of my people at first favored putting paintings on the wall. To me, that was old fashioned, unoriginal and not just very exciting.”

36. “Most people think small because most people are afraid of success, afraid of making decisions, afraid of winning. And that gives people like me a great advantage.”

37. “Sometimes it pays to be a little wild.”

38. “We took our strengths and promoted them to the skies. From day one, we set out to sell Trump Tower not just as a beautiful building in a great location but as an event.”

39. “If you go for a home run on every pitch, you’re also going to strike out a lot. I try never to leave myself too exposed even if it means sometimes settling for a triple, a double or even on rare occasions, a single.”

40. “If you want to sell a car and you spend five dollars to wash and polish it and then apply a little extra elbow grease, suddenly you find you can charge an extra four hundred dollars and get it.”

Donald Trump Quotes and Real Estate Investment Lessons

41. “If you want to buy something; it’s obviously in your best interest to convince the seller that what he’s got isn’t worth very much.”

42. “When I build for somebody, I always add $50 million or $60 million onto the price.”

43. “I couldn’t sell him on my experience or my accomplishment, so instead I sold him on my energy and enthusiasm.”

44. “I am a great believer in asking everyone for an opinion before I make a decision. I ask, I ask, I ask until I begin get a gut feeling about something. And that’s when I make a decision. I have learned much more from conducting my own random surveys than I could ever have learned from the greatest of consulting firms.”

45. “I knew if I was patient and kept my eyes open; a better opportunity would eventually arise.”

46. “The results have been spectacular because I have paired both instinct and logic.”

47. ‘Somewhere out there are a few men with more innate talent at golf than Jack Nicklaus or women with greater ability at tennis than Chris Evert or Martina Navratilova but they will never lift a club or swing a racket and therefore will never find out how great they could have been. Instead, they will be content to sit and watch stars perform on television.”

48. “What I admire most are people who put themselves directly on the line.”

49. “Watch, listen and learn. You can’t know it all yourself. Anyone who thinks they do is destined for mediocrity.”

50. “It pays to trust your instinct.”

51. “If you don’t tell people about your success, they probably won’t know about it.”