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500 Motivational Jack Ma Quotes On Success (2023)

1. “If you view everyone as your enemies, everyone around you will be your enemies.”


2. You cannot unify everyone’s thoughts, but you can unify everyone through a common goal.”


3. “I think in 10 years we’ll be bigger than Walmart.” , Alibaba CEO Jack Ma quotes


4. “Every technological revolution takes about 50 years.”


5. “The lessons I learned from the dark days at Alibaba are that you've got to make your team have value, innovation, and vision.”


6. A new wave is coming and jobs will be taken away.”


7. If we are a good team and know what we want to do, one of us can defeat ten of them.


8. “The opportunities that everyone cannot see are the real opportunities.” – Jack Ma


9. “Life is so short, so beautiful. Don’t be so serious about work. Enjoy the lives.”


10. “When people think too highly of you, you have the responsibility to calm down and be yourself.” – Jack Ma


11. “We appreciate yesterday, but we’re looking for a better tomorrow.”


12. “My investment philosophy is: do not lose money.” , Jack Ma quotes about money


13. If you want to win in the 21st century, yo have to empower others, making sure other people are better than you are. Then you will be successful.


14. “Today is cruel. Tomorrow is crueler and the day after tomorrow is beautiful.”


15. “We should never finish a 20 year program in two years.”


16. “Philanthropy is not about helping others, it’s about helping yourself. When you change, the world changes.” – Jack Ma


17. “It doesn’t matter if I failed. At least I passed the concept on to others. Even if I don’t succeed, someone will succeed.”


18. “A leader should never compare his technical skills with his employees.” ― Jack Ma


19. “I failed a key primary school test two times, I failed the middle school test three times, I failed the college entrance exam two times and when I graduated, I was rejected for most jobs I applied for out of college,”


20. “Be in love with the government, but don’t marry them.”


21. “I don’t want to be liked. I want to be respected.”


22. “No matter how tough the chase is, you should always have the dream you saw on the first day. It’ll keep you motivated and rescue you.”


23. “I hope in my next life I can be a woman..”


24. “I told my son, ‘You don’t need to be the top 3 in your class. Being in the middle is fine as long as your grades aren’t too bad. Only this kind of person has enough free time to learn other skills.” – Jack Ma


25. ” Forget about your competitors, just focus on your customers.”


26. “Life is so short, so beautiful. Don’t be so serious about work. Enjoy lives.”


27. “You need the right people with you, not the best people.”


28. “If trade stops, war starts”


29. You’ve to make consumers smart. An e. commerce portal doesn’t sell a product at cheaper rates, instead an offline shop sells it at a costlier prices.” – Jack Ma


30. “The opportunity lies in the places where complaints are.” ― Jack Ma


31. “Players should never fight. A real businessman or entrepreneur has no enemies. Once he understands this, the sky’s the limit.” – Jack Ma


32. If you are a wolf chasing rabbits, focus on one rabbit. Change yourself to catch the rabbit, but don’t change rabbits.


33. Spending money is much more difficult than making money.” ― Jack Ma


34. “I was just trying to do a small business it grow that big, take that much responsibility and got in so much trouble. Every day is as busy as a President and I don’t have any power and then I don’t have my life.”


35. “I call myself a blind man riding a blind tiger.”


36. “If you want to win in the 21st century, yo have to empower others, making sure other people are better than you are. Then you will be successful.”


37. “If you don't give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the greatest failure.”


38. “If you have never tried, how will you ever know if there’s any chance?”


39. Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.” — Jack Ma


40. “Reading can give you a good head start; this is often what your peers cannot obtain. Compared to others, readers are more likely to know other industries' strategies and tactics.”


41. “No matter how tough the chase is, you should always have the dream you saw on the first day. It’ll keep you motivated and rescue you (from any weak thoughts).”


42. “I don’t care about revenues. “


43. “A leader should be a visionary and have more foresight than an employee.”


44. “Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.” , Jack Ma quotes today is hard


45. Grow your mind, grow your culture, grow your values, grow your wisdom. I think China is going in this direction.


46. “If we are a good team and know what we want to do, one of us can defeat ten of them.” – Jack Ma


47. “It doesn’t matter if I failed. At least I passed the concept on to others. Even if I don’t succeed, someone will succeed.” – Jack Ma


48. “I always believe that customers are #1, employees are #2, and shareholders #3


49. “A leader should have higher grit and tenacity, and be able to endure what the employees can’t.” - Jack Ma


50. “If you can’t get used to being rejected – just like a boxer who cannot take the hits or punches, how can you ever win?”


51. “If there are nice rabbits on the ground and if you want to catch one, just focus on one.”


52. “The school teaches knowledge while starting a business requires wisdom. Wisdom is acquired through experience. Knowledge can be acquired through hard work.” ― Jack Ma


53. “You’ve to make consumers smart. An e-commerce portal doesn’t sell a product at cheaper rates, instead an offline shop sells it at a costlier prices.”


54. “Nếu bạn không chịu bắt tay vào làm thì chẳng có điều gì là khả thi cả”


55. “Of course, you’re not happy when people say ‘no.’ Have a good sleep, wake up, and try again.” – Jack Ma


56. “When we have money, we start making mistakes.”


57. “If we are a good team and know what we want to do, one of us can defeat ten of them.”


58. “A leader should never compare his technical skills with his employee’s.”


59. “We will make it because we are young and we will never, never give up.”


60. Opportunities lie in the place where the complaints are.


61. I am not good at math, have never studied management, and still cannot read accounting reports.


62. “You never know how much can you do in your life.” , Jack Ma quotes on life


63. Between the ages of 50 to 60 years old


64. “30% of all people will never believe you.”


65. “if you have never tried, how will you ever know if there’s any chance?” ― Jack Ma


66. You cannot unify everyone’s thoughts, but you can unify everyone through a common goal.


67. “Life is so short, so beautiful. Don’t be so serious about work. enjoy life.” ― Jack Ma


68. “When KFC came to China, 24 people went for the job, 23 people were accepted, I was the only guy.” ― Jack Ma


69. “If we go to work at 8 a.m. and go home at 5 p.m., this is not a high-tech company and Alibaba will never be successful. If we have that kind of 8-to-5 spirit, then we should just go and do something else.”


70. “You never know how much can you do in your life.”


71. A leader should be a visionary and have more foresight than an employee.


72. “A leader should be visionary and have more foresight than an employee.” – Jack Ma


73. “You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die.”


74. “If you don’t give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the Greatest Failure.”


75. When you are small, you have to be very focused and rely on your brain, not your strength.”


76. “If you don’t give up, You still have a Chance to Win. Giving up is a Great Failure.”


77. “Today, making money is very simple. But making sustainable money while being responsible to society and improving the world is very difficult.”


78. “Don’t try to be the best…Be the first.


79. “You’ve got to make your team have value, innovation, and vision.” – Jack Ma


80. “A leader should have higher grit and tenacity and be able to endure what the employees can’t.”


81. “Never ever compete on prices, instead compete on services and innovation.” – Jack Ma


82. “Everybody should have a dream.”


83. “You should learn from your competitor but never copy. Copy and you die.”


84. “When doing Sales, the first people who will trust you will be Strangers, Friends will be shielding against you, fair. weather friends will distance from you. Family will look down upon you.”


85. “We should never finish a 20 year program in two years.” – Jack Ma


86. “It’s very difficult to know the outside world, but you know yourself. You know your need and what you want. If I know myself better, I can change myself to meet the outside world.”


87. “Forget about your competitors, just focus on your customers.” – Jack Ma


88. If you want to be a great company think about what social problem you can solve. It’s about solving the social problems.


89. “You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die.” – Jack Ma


90. “I don’t want to die in my office. I want to die on the beach”


91. “Success can come at any time and any age”.


92. “You have got to keep trying, and if it doesn’t work, you always can revert back to what you were doing before.”


93. 40+ Best Inspiring Jack Ma Quotes Of Life”


94. “Today, people write about the successful stories of Alibaba. And I really don’t think we were so smart, we made so many mistakes and we were so stupid at times. So, someday, the book I personally really will want to write about is Alibaba’s 1001 mistakes. These are the things people should remember and people should learn.”


95. “A good boss is better than a good company.” – Jack Ma


96. “We appreciate yesterday, but we’re looking for a better tomorrow.” ― Jack Ma


97. “Success and profitability are outcomes of focusing on customers and employees, not objectives.”


98. “If you want your company to operate with wisdom and care, then women are best.”


99. “My job is to help more people have jobs.”


100. “Humans can never create another animal that is smarter than humans..”


101. “When we see something is coming, we have to prepare now.” “My belief is [that] you have to repair the roof while it is still [sunny].”


102. “You have got to keep trying, and if it doesn’t work, you always can revert back to what you were doing before.” ― Jack Ma


103. “We are never short of money. We lack people with dreams, who can die for those dreams.”


104. Adopt and change before any major trends or changes.


105. Once in your life, try something. Work hard at something. Try to change. Nothing bad can happen.


106. “First love is the sweetest, so is your first try at launching your own business.”


107. Remember that your past success may lead to your future failure. However, if you learn a lesson from every failure, then you may ultimately succeed.


108. “30% of all people will never believe you. Do not allow your colleagues and employees to work for you. Instead, let them work for a common goal.”


109. “It’s the customers that pay us the money, it’s the employees that drive the innovation. I remember the day before the IPO and a lot of people say ‘Jack, I keep the shares. We were long-term shareholders.’ but when the crisis came, these guys they ran away. My people stayed and customers stayed.”


110. “..and raise a bunch of kids. I think this is a good feeling. It’s also touching that my female friends tell me this is a good idea, that I should do it.”


111. “I don’t want people to have deep pockets but shallow minds.” – Jack Ma


112. “Never deceive others, in business or in life. In 1995, I was deceived by four companies — four companies that are now closed. A company cannot go far by deceit.”


113. “Never Give up. today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.” ― Jack Ma


114. “No matter how successful you are in your career, you must always remember that we are here to live. If you keep yourself busy working, you will surely regret it.”


115. If you don’t give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the Greatest Failure.”


116. “Today, making money is very simple. But making sustainable money while being responsible to society and improving the world is very difficult.” ― Jack Ma


117. “You never know how much can you do in your life.” – Jack Ma


118. “I’m not a tech guy. I’m looking at the technology with the eyes of my customers, normal people’s eyes.”


119. “I think we have to get used to being rejected. We’re not that good.”


120. “If you want to be a great company think about what social problem you can solve. It’s about solving the social problems.”


121. “We are never in lack of money. We lack people with dreams, who can die for those dreams.” ― Jack Ma


122. No matter what your current condition, how or where you grew up, or what education or training you feel you lack, you can be successful in your chosen endeavor. It is spirit, fortitude, and hardiness that matter more than where you start.


123. “In the age of AI, women’s attention to experience and detail can outperform machine learning, whereas men’s traits of rational thinking will be challenged by machines.”


124. “Once in your life, try something. Work hard at something. Try to change. Nothing bad can happen.” – Jack Ma


125. Today, making money is very simple. But making sustainable money while being responsible to the society and improving the world is very difficult.”


126. “Opportunity lies in the place where the complaints are.” – Jack Ma


127. “We should give the young people a chance.”


128. “When we have money, we start making mistakes.” – Jack Ma


129. “Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine. Most people die tomorrow evening.”


130. “We are never in lack of money. We lack people with dreams, who can die for those dreams.”


131. “Instead of learning from other people’s success, learn from their mistakes. Most of the people who fail share common reasons whereas success can be attributed to various different kinds of reasons.”


132. Life is so short, so beautiful. Don’t be so serious about work. Enjoy the lives.”


133. A leader should have higher grit and tenacity, and be able to endure what the employees can’t.”


134. “Never ever compete on prices, instead, compete on services and innovation.”


135. “No matter what one does, regardless of failure or success, the experience is a form of success in itself.”


136. “9 туулай байгаад чи нэгийг нь барьж авах гэж байгаа бол зөвхөн барихаар сонгосон нэг туулайн дээрээ л төвлөр. Шаардлагатай бол тактикаа өөрчил. Гэхдээ сонгосон туулайгаа өөрчилж болохгүй. Ингээд нэгийг бариад халаасласныхаа дараа бусдыг нь барихад болно.”


137. “Never deceive others, in business or in life. In 1995, I was deceived by four companies—four companies that are now closed. A company cannot go far by deceit.” – Jack Ma


138. “It’s very difficult to know the outside world, but you know yourself. You know your need and what you want. If I know myself better, I can change myself to meet the outside world.” – Jack Ma


139. “No matter how smart you are, you will encounter mistakes.”


140. “Spending money is much more difficult than making money


141. Instead of learning from other people’s success, learn from their mistakes. Most of the people who fail share common reasons (to fail) whereas success can be attributed to various different kinds of reasons.


142. “The world needs new leadership, but the new leadership is about working together.” ― Jack Ma


143. Between the ages of 30 to 40 years old


144. If you don’t give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the greatest failure.


145. It’s easier to win if you have people seeing things from different perspectives.


146. JACK MA”


147. If there are nine rabbits on the ground, if you want to catch one, just focus on one.


148. “I wanted a woman who could get me out of a Third World prison. Life's too short to hang out with people who aren't resourceful.”


149. Today is hard. Tomorrow will be worse. But the day after that will be beautiful. Most of your talent won’t make it past tomorrow.”


150. “A trade war would be a disaster for the world. It’s very easy to slip into a trade war.”


151. We should give the young people a chance.”


152. “The world will not remember what you say, but it will certainly not forget what you have done.” – Jack Ma


153. Only fools use their mouth to speak. A smart man uses his brain, and a wise man uses his heart.


154. “If there are nine rabbits on the ground, if you want to catch one, just focus on one.”


155. I don’t want to be liked. I want to be respected.”


156. “When KFC came to China, 24 people went for the job, 23 people were accepted, I was the only guy.”


157. “The quality of a good leader therefore is his vision, tenacity, and his capability.”


158. “Last century, people competed with muscle. This century, it’s not muscle, it’s wisdom. If a person wants to be successful he should have a high EQ. If he doesn’t want to lose quickly, he should have a high IQ, but if he wants to be respected, he should have a high LQ, the Q of love.” – Jack Ma


159. “We are never in lack of money. We lack people with dreams, who can die for those dreams.” – Jack Ma


160. If we want to change the world, we change ourselves.


161. Luck is very important. Of course, you can't wait for luck, because it won't come. While you start a journey, luck may eventually come to you.


162. “A real businessman or entrepreneur has no enemies. Once he understands this, then the sky’s the limit.”


163. Hour Work Week


164. Intelligent people need a fool to lead them. When the team's all a bunch of scientists, it is best to have a peasant lead the way. His way of thinking is different. It's easier to win if you have people seeing things from different perspectives.


165. “If there are nine rabbits on the ground, if you want to catch one, just focus on one.” – Jack Ma


166. “I call myself a blind man riding on a blind tiger.”


167. “If you are a wolf chasing rabbits, focus on one rabbit. Change yourself to catch the rabbit, but don’t change rabbits.”


168. “Intelligent people need a fool to lead them. When the team’s all a bunch of scientists, it is best to have a peasant lead the way. His way of thinking is different. It’s easier to win if you have people seeing things from different perspectives.” – Jack Ma


169. “I am going to enjoy some other things apart from business.”


170. Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.


171. “You should learn from your competitor but never copy. Copy and you die.” – Jack Ma


172. “We need to treat our dear Strangers better! And even more so to Friends who know what you are doing and yet still SUPPORT you!”


173. “If you want to grow, find a good opportunity if you want to be a great company, think about what social problem you could solve.” ― Jack Ma


174. “Your attitude is more important than your capabilities. Similarly, your decision is more important than your capabilities.” ~ Jack Ma


175. “The next 30 years are going to be critical for the world. Make the technology inclusive, make the world change. Pay attention to those people who are 30 years old. Those are the internet generation. They will change the world.” – Jack Ma


176. “If you are poor a 35 you deserve it.”


177. “If we are working together, that will make us understand each other, appreciate each other, help each other.” ― Jack Ma


178. “China is opening, opening the door. And internet is the best way to let the people understand what’s happening outside.” – Jack Ma


179. “Success and profitability are outcomes of focusing on customers and employees, not objectives.” ― Jack Ma


180. “Today is hard. Tomorrow will be worse. But the day after that will be beautiful. Most of your talent won’t make it past tomorrow.”


181. “I try to make myself happy, no, because I know that if I’m not happy, my colleagues are not happy and my shareholders are not happy and my customers are not happy.”


182. You never know how much you can do in your life.


183. No matter how tough the chase is, you should always have the dream you saw on the first day. It’ll keep you motivated and rescue you from any weak thoughts.


184. “What is 669? Sex for six days a week, six times and most importantly, [crowd chants: Jiu (meaning long-lasting)]”


185. “I failed so many times, people probably know that I applied for so many jobs, over 30 jobs, all rejected, not even got a chance: 24 of us interviewed for a KFC job, 23 got accepted, I was the only guy rejected,”


186. If you have different mindset, you will have a different outcome.


187. “Don’t hire the most qualified, hire the craziest.”


188. “Instead of learning from other people’s success, learn from their mistakes. Most of the people who fail share common reasons(to fail) whereas success can be attributed to various different kinds of reasons.”


189. “if you don’t give up, You still have a chance. Giving up is the greatest failure.” ― Jack Ma


190. “If you don’t give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the greatest failure.” – Jack Ma


191. “No matter what your current condition, how or where you grew up, or what education or training you feel you lack, you can be successful in your chosen endeavor. It is spirit, fortitude, and hardiness that matter more than where you start.” – Jack Ma


192. “When KFC came to China, 24 people went for the job. Twenty-three people were accepted. I was the only guy who wasn’t.”


193. “A peace talk is always difficult, always complicated.” – Jack Ma


194. Forget about your competitors, just focus on your customers.


195. “I try to make myself happy because I know that if I’m not happy, my colleagues are not happy and my shareholders are not happy and my customers are not happy.”


196. “Intelligent people need a fool to lead them. When the team’s all a bunch of scientists, it is best to have a peasant lead the way. His way of thinking is different. It’s easier to win if you have people seeing things from different perspectives.”


197. “A winner will never quit and a quitter will never win.”


198. “Forget about your competitors. Just focus on your customers.”


199. I’m not a tech guy. I’m looking at the technology with the eyes of my customers, normal people’s eyes.”


200. “You need the right people with you, not the best people.” ― Jack Ma


201. “Your attitude is more important than your capabilities. Similarly, your decision is more important than your capabilities.”


202. “You should find someone who has complementary skills to start a company with. You shouldn’t necessarily look for someone successful. Find the right people, not the best people.”


203. “If we work so hard and put all the money in the hospital to buy medicine – it will be a disaster. Why we should work? So without a healthy environment of this Earth, no matter how much money you make, no matter how wonderful you are, you have a bad disaster.”


204. “Never ever do business with the government. Be in love with them, never marry them.” , Jack Ma quotes about business


205. “Only fools use their mouth to speak. A smart man uses his brain, and a wise man uses his heart.” – Jack Ma


206. “All change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end.”


207. “If you want to invest in us, we believe customer number one, employee number two, shareholder number three. If they don’t want to buy that, that’s fine. If they regret, they can sell us.”


208. “No matter how tough the chase is, you should always have the dream you saw on the first day. It’ll keep you motivated and rescue you (from any weak thoughts).” – Jack Ma


209. It doesn't matter if I failed. At least I passed the concept on to others. Even if I don't succeed, someone will succeed.


210. The world is getting so small. Young people are mobile; they want to travel around the world. When you travel around the world, you exchange culture, you want to make friends, you want to exchange things.”


211. “The worst people to serve are the Poor people. Give them free, they think it’s a trap. Tell them it’s a small investment, they’ll say can’t earn much. Tell them to come in big, they’ll say no money. Tell them try new things, they’ll say no experience. Tell them it’s traditional business, they’ll say hard to do. Tell them it’s a new business model, they’ll say it’s MLM. Tell them to run a shop, they’ll say no freedom. Tell them run new business, they’ll say no expertise. They do have somethings in common: They love to ask google, listen to friends who are as hopeless as them, they think more than an university professor and do less than a blind man.


212. “I don’t want people to have deep pockets but shallow minds.”


213. “There will always be people who do not care about your Costs, Time, Effort, they rather let other people cheat them, allowing others to earn, than supporting someone they know. Cause in their heart, they will always be thinking, ‘How much did he earn from me?’ instead of “How much did he SAVE/MAKE for me?”


214. “There’s an examination for young people to go to university. I failed it three times. I failed a lot. So I applied to 30 different jobs and got rejected. I went for a job with the police; they said, ‘You’re no good.’ I even went to KFC when it came to my city. Twenty-four people went for the job.” ― Jack Ma


215. “Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big. Young people will have the seeds you bury in their minds, and when they grow up, they will change the world. – Jack Ma


216. “If we want to change the world, we change ourselves.”


217. “Customers are first, Employees are Second and the Shareholders are third.”


218. “A leader should incentivize, but not with money. You give trust, respect, appreciation, and correct, heartfelt advice.” – Jack Ma


219. “You have to get used to failure.”


220. “I find that when a person makes a mistake or fails, if he or she always complains or blames others, that person will never come back from the failure. But if the person checks inside, this person has hope.”


221. “Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.” - Jack Ma


222. “Today, making money is very simple. But making sustainable money while being responsible to the society and improving the world is very difficult.” – Jack Ma


223. “Without the internet, there would have been no Jack Ma, and no Alibaba or Taobao.”


224. “I come to this world not to work, but to enjoy this life. I don’t want to die in my office, I want to die on the beaches.” – Jack Ma


225. “If you want to be successful, learn from other people’s mistakes, not their successes. No matter how smart you are, you will encounter these mistakes, and you’ll know how to deal with them.” – Jack Ma


226. Never ever compete on prices, instead compete on services and innovation.


227. I don’t want to be liked. I want to be respected.


228. “If machines can do things better, we have to change the way we teach. The key things are value, believing, independent thinking, teamwork, care for others, making sure humans are different from machines.” – Jack Ma


229. “When you read too many success stories, you let it go to your head.”


230. I think we have to get used to being rejected. We’re not that good.


231. “I call Alibaba ‘1,001 mistakes.’”


232. “If you’ve never tried, how will you ever know if there’s any chance?”


233. “Do not allow your colleagues and employees to work for you. Instead, let them work for a common goal.”


234. “Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.” – Jack Ma


235. “I remember year 2001, we went to raise some $5 million from venture capitalists in the USA and got rejected.” “I said we [will] come back raising a little bit more.”


236. “The day you finally succeed, paying the bill for every get. together dinner, entertainment, you will realized: Everyone else is present except the Strangers.”


237. “I’m coming to this world not to work. I want to come to this world to enjoy my life. I don’t want to die in my office. I want to die on the beaches.”


238. “Your attitude is more important than your capabilities. Similarly, your decision is more important than your capabilities.” – Jack Ma


239. “If you put bananas and money in front of monkeys, monkeys will choose bananas because monkeys do not know that money can buy a lot of bananas. In reality, if you offer a job and a business to people, they would choose the job because most people do not know that a business can bring more money than wages. Profit is better than wages, for wages can make you a living but profits can bring you a fortune.”


240. “Today, making money is very simple. But making sustainable money while being responsible to the society and improving the world is very difficult.”


241. “Stay Hungry and Follow Your Dreams.” ― Jack Ma


242. “You worry, it comes. You don't worry, it comes. So what is the point of worry?”


243. When you read too many success stories, you let it go to your head.”


244. “I try to make myself happy because I know that if I’m not happy, my colleagues are not happy and my shareholders are not happy and my customers are not happy.” – Jack Ma


245. “The very important thing you should have is patience.”


246. “Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big. Young people will have the seeds you bury in their minds, and when they grow up, they will change the world.” ― Jack Ma


247. “I believe the most important thing for the media is to be objective, fair, and balanced. We should not report a story with preconceptions or prejudice.”


248. “Adopt and change before any major trends or changes.” – Jack Ma


249. “Upon our children – how they are taught – rests the fate – or fortune – of tomorrow's world.”


250. Jack Ma: “In carrying out e-commerce, the most important thing is to keep doing what you are doing right now with passion, to keep it up.”


251. “If you’ve never tried, how will you ever know if there’s any chance?” – Jack Ma


252. Once in your life, try something, work hard at something. Try to change. Nothing bad can happen.


253. “The very important thing you should have is patience.” – Jack Ma


254. “On the path to success, you will notice that the successful ones are not whiners, nor do they complain often.”


255. “If the customer loves you, the government will have to love you.”


256. “They called me crazy Jack. I think crazy is good. we’re crazy but we’re not stupid.”


257. If you are still poor at the age of 35, it’s your fault!”


258. “In my life, it’s not how much we’ve achieved, it’s how much we’ve gone through the tough days.” – Jack Ma


259. When we have money, we start making mistakes.”


260. “Let us treat STRANGERS who buys from us better from today. They are your BEST customers!”


261. The world will not remember what you say, but it will not forget what you have done.


262. “I don’t want people (in China) to have deep pockets but shallow minds.”


263. “If you are born poor it’s not your mistake, but if you die poor it’s your mistake.”


264. You never know that the things you’re doing are that meaningful to society.”


265. “I don’t want to be liked. I want to be respected.” – Jack Ma


266. “Today is cruel. Tomorrow is crueler. And the day after tomorrow is beautiful.” – Jack Ma


267. “I’m a normal guy.”


268. “As a young boy — even today — I never thought I would be here.” “When I look back, every problem I met when I was a kid benefited me.”


269. “A startup for entrepreneurs is like a baby, and I have five babies so far – experienced father.”


270. “We’re never in lack of money. We lack people with dreams, (people) who can die for those dreams.” – Jack Ma


271. “In carrying out e-commerce, the most important thing is to keep doing what you are doing right now with passion, to keep it up.”


272. “A leader should be visionary and have more foresight than an employee.” ~ Jack Ma


273. “The business schools teach a lot of skills about how to make money and how to run a business. But I want to tell people that if you want to run a business, you have to run the value first, to serve the others, to help the others – that’s the key.”


274. “A peace talk is always difficult, always complicated.” ― Jack Ma


275. “Stay hungry and follow your dreams.”


276. “You never know that the things you’re doing are that meaningful to society.”


277. “Before I’m 50 years old, my job is making money. After I’m 50 years old, my job is spending money, helping others, because you can’t spend all that money.” – Jack Ma


278. When you at over 60


279. It doesn’t matter if I failed. At least I passed the concept on to others. Even if I don’t succeed, someone will succeed.”


280. “Failure is the road you will travel to success. Just be sure to take the correct exit.” ― Jack Ma


281. “If you want to win in the 21st century, you have to empower others, making sure other people are better than you. Then you will be successful.” ― Jack Ma


282. “Right now there is a prime opportunity for all of us to change the rules of the game through e-commerce and shift the balance in favor of entrepreneurs like you. The Internet levels the playing field and gives everyone - be they big or small - a chance.”


283. “Forget about your competitors, just focus on your customers.”


284. “Leadership is your instinct, then it’s your training. Leaders are always positive, they never complain.” – Jack Ma


285. “I do everything to make sure my customer is happy, my employee is happy, society is healthy. I would focus on customers, I would focus on not making money, I would focus on making values.” – Jack Ma


286. “If Alibaba doesn’t get bigger and more successful than Walmart or Microsoft, I will regret it for the rest of my life. Our predecessors invested in us, it is therefore our (this generation’s) responsibilities to do better than them.”


287. “If you are still poor at the age of 35, it’s your fault!”


288. “Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big. Young people will have the seeds you bury in their minds, and when they grow up, they will change the world.” – Jack Ma


289. “My favorite movie is ‘Forrest Gump.’ He said nobody makes money catching whales, people make money catching shrimps. So we serve small business.” – Jack Ma


290. “The most unreliable thing in this world is human relationships.”


291. “If you want to be successful tomorrow, it’s impossible. If you want to be successful a year later, it’s impossible. But if you want to win 10 years later, you have a chance.” – Jack Ma


292. “If you want to be successful, learn from the other people’s mistakes, don’t learn from the successful stories.”


293. “If you don’t give up, you still have a chance.”


294. “My job is to help more people have jobs.” – Jack Ma


295. You need the right people with you, not the best people.”


296. “A real businessman or entrepreneur has no enemies. Once he understands this, the sky’s the limit.”


297. It’s very difficult to know the outside world, but you know yourself. You know your need and what you want. If I know myself better, I can change myself to meet the outside world.”


298. “If we are a good team and known what we want to do, one of us can defeat ten of them.”


299. “Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big. Young people will have the seeds you bury in their minds, and when they grow up, they will change the world.”


300. “We appreciate yesterday, but we’re looking for a better tomorrow.” – Jack Ma


301. “You never know how much you can do in your life.” ― Jack Ma


302. “Be the last man standing.”


303. “Never ever compete on prices, instead compete on services and innovation.”


304. The most unreliable thing in this world is human relationships.”


305. “Instead of learning from other people’s success, learn from their mistakes. Most of the people who fail share common reason to fail, whereas success can be attributed to various different kinds of reasons.”


306. “Today is cruel. Tomorrow is crueler. And the day after tomorrow is beautiful.” , Jack Ma quotes today is cruel


307. “If you have different mindset, you will have a different outcome.”


308. “Hire the person best suited to the job, not the most talented. This can be a very painful lesson. There’s no point putting in a Boeing jet engine when you need to run a tractor.”


309. “Put the customers first, the employees second, and the shareholders third.” , Alibaba founder Jack Ma quotes


310. “We’re never in lack of money. We lack people with dreams, (people) who can die for those dreams.”


311. “Life is so short, so beautiful. Don’t be so serious about work. Enjoy your lives.”


312. “I want to change history, do something important in my life, and influence individuals like we have with millions of small businesses on Alibaba. Then they love and respect you because you made their life important.” – Jack Ma


313. “Before you’re 30, work for a small company, learn passion, learn to dream.”


314. Success and profitability are outcome of focusing on customers and employees, not objectives.


315. “Only fools use their mouth to speak. A smart man uses his brain, and a wise man uses his heart.”― Jack Ma


316. “Alibaba is not just a job. It’s a dream. It’s a cause. Let the Wall Street investors curse us if they want.”


317. “I try to make myself happy because I know that if I’m not happy, my colleagues are not happy and my shareholders are not happy and my customers are not happy.” ― Jack Ma Quotes


318. As entrepreneurs, if you're not optimistic, you're in trouble. So the people I choose, they have to be optimistic.


319. “Nếu gặp phải một đối thủ mạnh, tôi nghĩ rằng việc cần làm không phải là thách thức đối thủ mà là cộng sinh với anh ta, làm những việc đối thủ không làm được, phục vụ tốt anh ta, tồn tại trước, thách thức sau, đây chính là quy luật kinh doanh cơ bản của tất cả các thương gia. Khi anh còn đứng chưa vững mà đã đi thách thức đối thủ của mình thì không thể giành chiến thắng, chỉ có tồn tại trước, thách thức sau, như vậy cơ hội thắng mới càng lớn.”


320. Follow or work in a small company before you turn 30


321. “Charity should not be done for publicity—it should be done quietly and anonymously.” – Jack Ma


322. You don’t have to be the top student in your class, being mediocre is just as fine, just as long as your grades aren’t too bad. Use your free time to learn other stuff.”


323. Never ever compete on prices, instead compete on services and innovation.”


324. “Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.” — Jack Ma


325. “What is the point of being on this Earth if you are going to be like everyone else?”


326. When you are small, you have to be very focused and rely on your brain, not your strength.


327. “As entrepreneurs, if you’re not optimistic, you’re in trouble. So the people I choose, they have to be optimistic.” – Jack Ma


328. “When everybody else believe it you have no chance. When only few people believe it, you believe it, you prove it, that’s your chance.”


329. Today is cruel. Tomorrow is crueler and the day after tomorrow is beautiful.


330. “I’m not a tech guy. I’m looking at the technology with the eyes of my customers, normal people’s eyes.” , Jack Ma quotes on technology


331. Customers are first, Employees are Second and the Shareholders are third.


332. A real businessman or entrepreneur has no enemies. Once he understands this, then sky’s the limit.”


333. “We will make it because we are young and we will never give up.”


334. “Before I left China, I was educated that China was the richest, happiest country in the world. So when I arrived Australia, I thought, ‘Oh my God, everything is different from what I was told.’ Since then, I started to think differently.”


335. Don’t hire the most qualified, hire the craziest.


336. “I always tell myself that we are born here not to work, but to enjoy life. We are here to make things better for one another.” – Jack Ma


337. “The world needs new leadership, but the new leadership is about working together.”


338. “One of the secret sauces of Alibaba’s success is that we have a lot of women.”


339. Before you’re 30, work for a small company, learn passion, learn to dream.”


340. “Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big. Young people will have the seed you bury in their minds, and when they grow up, they will change the world.”


341. “It doesn’t matter how wealthy or powerful you are, if you can’t enjoy the sunshine, you can’t be truly happy.”


342. “I talk to all of my people, early days: ‘Don’t make me happy, don’t love me. Make your customer happy, make your customer love you, and I will love you any minute.’”


343. “When you are small, you have to be very focused and rely on your brain, not your strength.” – Jack Ma


344. “Success and profitability are outcomes of focusing on customers and employees, not objectives.” – Jack Ma


345. “You should find someone who has complementary skills to start a company with. You shouldn’t necessarily look for someone successful.”


346. “As entrepreneurs, if you’re not optimistic, you’re in trouble.” “So the people I choose, they have to be optimistic.”


347. I am going to enjoy some other things apart from business.


348. No matter what one does, regardless of failure or success, the experience is a form of success in itself.”


349. “Adopt and change before any major trends or changes.”


350. “..especially when you have so many smart people, it’s impossible to make another smart people.”


351. If you want to grow, find a good opportunity. Today, if you want to be a great company, think about what social problem you could solve.


352. “When people think too highly of you, you have the responsibility to calm down and be yourself.”


353. “I want to change history, do something important in my life, and influence individuals like we have with millions of small businesses on Alibaba. Then they love and respect you because you made their life important.”


354. “Women balance the logic and the instinct. I would say this is the ‘secret sauce’ of the company.” “Men think about themselves more; women think about others more.”


355. “When Selling to close friends and family, no matter how much you’re selling to them, they will always feel you’re earning their money, no matter how cheap you sell to them, they still wouldn’t appreciate it.”


356. "Your attitude is more important than your capabilities. Similarly, your decision is more important than your capabilities.” ― Jack Ma


357. “If you want to grow, find a good opportunity. Today, if you want to be a great company, think about what social problem you could solve.”


358. “The very important thing you should have is patience.” ― Jack Ma


359. The very important thing you should have is patience.”


360. “You should always have the dream you saw on the first day. It’ll keep you motivated and rescue you from any weak thoughts.”


361. “I love Forrest Gump. (He is) simple, and never gives up.”


362. “Fools use their mouth to speak. A smart man uses his brain, and a wise man uses his heart.”


363. “When you are small, you have to be very focused and rely on your brain, not your strength.”


364. “I always find people smarter than I am. Then my job is to make sure smart people can work together. Stupid people can work together easily, smart people can’t.” – Jack Ma


365. “You cannot unify everyone’s thoughts, but you can unify everyone through a common goal.”


366. “Your attitude is more important than your capabilities. Similarly, your decision is more important than your capabilities.” ― Jack Ma


367. “If you are poor at 35 you deserve it.”


368. “Life is so short, so beautiful. Don’t be so serious about work. Enjoy the lives.” , Jack Ma quotes about life


369. “I hate to hire people who come as experts because there’s no experts of future, they’re always experts of yesterday.” “There are no best people. The best people are always in your company, you train them to become best.”


370. “A new wave is coming and jobs will be taken away.”


371. “Always keep in mind these three principles: what you want to do, what you should do, and for how long you should do it.”


372. “I believe in two principles: Your attitude is more important than your capabilities. Similarly, your decision is more important than your capabilities!” – Jack Ma


373. “If you want to win in the 21st century, you have to empower others, making sure other people are better than you. Then you will be successful.” , Jack Ma quotes on success


374. “You never know that the things you’re doing are that meaningful to society.” – Jack Ma


375. “We should keep on going along the path of globalization. Globalization is good… when trade stops, war comes.”


376. “If you cannot get used to failure — just like a boxer — if you can’t get used to [being] hit, how can you win?”


377. “Once in your life, try something, work hard at something. Try to change. Nothing bad can happen.”


378. “Spending money is much more difficult than making money.”


379. “Teachers always want their students to exceed them, so the responsible thing … for me and the company to do is to let younger, more talented people take over in leadership roles.”


380. “If you have a different mindset, you will have a different outcome.”


381. “If you want to be a great company, think about what social problem you can solve. It’s about solving social problems.” ― Jack Ma


382. “I am a very simple guy, I am not smart. Everyone thinks that Jack Ma is a very smart guy. I might have a smart face but I’ve got very stupid brains.”


383. “Grow your mind, grow your culture, grow your values, grow your wisdom.”


384. “You don’t have to be the top student in your class, being mediocre is just as fine, just as long as your grades aren’t too bad. Use your free time to learn other stuff.”


385. If you don’t do it, nothing’s possible.


386. “I went for a job with the police; they said, ‘you’re no good,'”


387. “You’ve got to make your team have value, innovation, and vision.”


388. “I never thought the money I have belongs to me. It belongs to society.”


389. Your attitude is more important than your capabilities. Similarly, your decision is more important than your capabilities.


390. “If you don’t give up, you still have a chance. And, when you are small, you have to be very focused and rely on your brain, not your strength.”


391. “Nobody wanted to believe Jack ma.”


392. My job is to help more people have jobs.


393. If we go to work at 8 am and go home at 5 pm, this is not a high. tech company and Alibaba will never be successful. If we have that kind of 8. to. 5 spirit, then we should just go and do something else.”


394. “I believe when you have $1 million, that’s your money – when you have $20 million, you start to have a problem. When you have $1 billion, that’s not your money, that’s the trust society gave you. They believe you can manage the money better than the government and others.”


395. “I call myself a blind man riding on a blind tiger.” – Jack Ma


396. “It doesn’t matter if I failed. at least I passed the concept on to others. even if I don’t succeed, someone will succeed.” ― Jack Ma


397. “A great opportunity is often hard to be explained clearly; things that can be explained clearly are often not the best opportunities.” – Jack Ma


398. “Life is so short, so beautiful. Don’t be so serious about work. Enjoy the lives.” – Jack Ma


399. “If you don’t give up, you still have a chance.” – Jack Ma


400. Spending money is much more difficult than making money.” – Jack Ma


401. “Instead of learning from other people’s success, learn from their mistakes. Most of the people who fail share common reasons(to fail) whereas success can be attributed to various kinds of reasons.”


402. “I even went to KFC when it came to my city. Twenty-four people went for the job. Twenty-three were accepted. I was the only guy…”.


403. “Without internet, there would have been no Jack Ma, and no Alibaba or Taobao.” – Jack Ma


404. I always find people smarter than I am. Then my job is to make sure smart people can work together. Stupid people can work together easily, smart people can't.


405. “There are big problems that change the world. If we are working together, that will make us understand each other, appreciate each other, help each other.”


406. “I don’t care about revenues.”


407. “Within every setback or obstacle or disadvantage there is the seed of an equal or opposite or greater advantage or benefit.”


408. Stay hungry and follow your dreams.


409. “The world will not remember what you say, but it will not forget what you have done.”


410. A leader should have higher grit and tenacity, and be able to endure what the employees can’t. — Jack Ma


411. “Strategies for Influence” explores and shares a Mini-MBA of Big Ideas from the Leaders of Influence that can help you with your Career, Business, and Leadership. Click on any of the links below to explore the Big Ideas that have influenced our work and culture.


412. The very important thing you should have is patience.


413. “Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.”


414. On the path to success, you will notice that the successful ones are not whiners, nor do they complain often.


415. “Once in your life, try something. Work hard at something. Try to change. Nothing bad can happen.”


416. “A good boss is better than a good company.”


417. “I even don’t dare to watch our stock price, because this is what other people think who you are. I dare not watch it. I think, let the market take care of themselves; we should take care of the business.”


418. “I’m a normal guy.” – Jack Ma


419. “Look at CHALLENGES as OPPORTUNITIES.” ― Jack Ma


420. “I’m not a tech guy. I’m looking at the technology with the eyes of my customers, normal people’s eyes.” – Jack Ma


421. “Instead of learning from other people’s success, learn from their mistakes.”


422. You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die.”


423. “Success and profitability are outcome of focusing on customers and employees, not objectives.”


424. “Life is so short, so beautiful. Don’t be so serious about work. Enjoy life.”


425. “The man who chases two rabbits, catches neither.”


426. A real businessman or entrepreneur has no enemies. Once he understands this, the sky’s the limit.


427. If you can’t get used to being rejected – just like a boxer who cannot take the hits or punches, how can you ever win”


428. “A leader should never compare his technical skills with his employees.”


429. “If you want to win in the 21st century, you have to empower others, making sure other people are better than you. Then you will be successful.”


430. “Without internet, there would have been no Jack Ma, and no Alibaba or Taobao.”


431. “It’s easier to win if you have people seeing things from different perspectives.”


432. When I am myself, I am happy and have a good result.


433. “You need the right people with you, not the best people.” – Jack Ma


434. “Only fools use their mouth to speak. A smart man uses his brain, and a wise man uses his heart.”


435. “I found that the more you care about your team, the team will care about you and the team will care about their customers.”


436. “If you view everyone as your enemies then everyone around you will be enemies.”


437. “The opportunities that everyone cannot see are the real opportunities.”


438. Jack Ma Quotes About Life, Money & Leadership”


439. My job is to help more people have jobs.”


440. “Opportunity lies in the place where the complaints are.”


441. “If the customer loves you, the government will have to love you.” ― Jack Ma


442. If we are a good team and know what we want to do, one of us can defeat ten of them.”


443. The opportunities that everyone cannot see are the real opportunities.


444. “Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big. Young people will have the seeds you bury in their minds, and when they grow up, they will change the world.”


445. You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die.


446. My favorite movie is 'Forrest Gump.' He said nobody makes money catching whales, people make money catching shrimps. So we serve small business.


447. Never ever do business with the government. Be in love with them, never marry them.”


448. “A leader should be visionary and have more foresight than an employee.”


449. “If the customer loves you, the government will have to love you.” – Jack Ma


450. “If you don’t do it, nothing’s possible.” – Jack Ma


451. “If you want your business to succeed, it is critical to appoint enough female leaders.”


452. “Never ever do business with the government. Be in love with them, never marry them.”


453. “A real businessman or entrepreneur has no enemies. Once he understands this, then sky’s the limit.” , Jack Ma quotes business


454. “Most people die tomorrow evening.”


455. We are never in lack of money. We lack people with dreams, who can die for those dreams.


456. “If you’re doing business, not that simple to only buy. You have to create something. You have to create something that never exist for the future.”


457. “When I am myself, I am happy and have a good result.”


458. “Try to find the right people, not the best people.” – Jack Ma


459. “In the 21st century, no matter whoever you are or whatever your organization is, you should not pursue size and power. You should be good. Kindness is the strongest power,”


460. Be a good student before you turn 20


461. “Instead of learning from other people’s success, learn from their mistakes. Most of the people who fail share common reasons to fail, whereas success can be attributed to various different kinds of reasons.” – Jack Ma


462. I call myself a blind man riding a blind tiger.


463. Jack Ma: “In carrying out e-commerce, the most important thing is to keep doing what you are doing right now with passion, to keep it up. ”


464. “Reform when you are in best shape and before the downturn sets in. It will be too late to fix the roof once it starts raining. Borrow an umbrella while the sun is still shinning.”


465. “Players should never fight. A real businessman or entrepreneur has no enemies. Once he understands this, the sky’s the limit.” —Jack Ma, co-founder of Alibaba Group


466. “Never ever do business with the government. Be in love with them, never marry them.” – Jack Ma


467. “If you don’t do it, nothing’s possible.”


468. “A leader should have higher grit and tenacity, and be able to endure what the employees can’t.” – Jack Ma


469. If you want your life to be simple, you shouldn't be a leader.


470. We should never finish a 20 year program in two years.”


471. You should find someone who has complementary skills to start a company with. You shouldn’t necessarily look for someone successful.


472. “Opportunities lie in the place where the complaints are.”


473. Between the ages of 40 to 50 years old


474. Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big. Young people will have the seeds you bury in their minds, and when they grow up, they will change the world.”


475. A good boss is better than a good company.


476. You should learn from your competitor. But never copy. Copy and you die.


477. “When I am myself, I am happy and have a good result.” ― Jack Ma


478. “Try to find the right people, not the best people.”


479. “Customer first, employees second, and investor third.”


480. “Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.”


481. Opportunity lies in the place where the complaints are.”


482. Before you’re 30, work for a small company, learn passion, learn to dream.


483. “if you want your company to operate with wisdom, with care, then woman are the best.” ― Jack Ma


484. I don’t want people (in China) to have deep pockets but shallow minds.”


485. “In life, we must 669”


486. “I am not good at math, have never studied management, and still cannot read accounting reports.”


487. “In carrying out e-commerce, the most important thing is to keep doing what you are doing right now with passion, to keep it up” – Jack Ma


488. Try to find the right people, not the best people.


489. “A peace talk is always difficult, always complicated.”


490. “Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.”


491. “My biggest mistake was I made Alibaba”


492. “I hope 15 years later people forget about ecommerce because they think it’s like electricity.”


493. Forget about your competitors. Just focus on your customers.


494. “Without the internet, there would have been no Jack Ma, and no Alibaba or Taobao.” ― Jack Ma


495. Philanthropy is not about helping others, it's about helping yourself. When you change, the world changes.


496. “A leader should have higher grit and tenacity, and be able to endure what the employees can’t.”


497. “If you don’t give up, you still have a chance.”


498. Never ever do business with the government. Be in love with them, never marry them.”


499. My job is to help more people have jobs.”


500. “I try to make myself happy because I know that if I’m not happy, my colleagues are not happy and my shareholders are not happy and my customers are not happy.” ― Jack Ma Quotes

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