George Soros Quotes.

1. "I'm only rich because I know when I'm wrong."
- Quote by George Soros

2. "It is much easier to put existing resources to better use, than to develop resources where they do not exist."
- Quote by George Soros

3. "Misconceptions play a prominent role in my view of the world."
- Quote by George Soros

4. "It's not whether you're right or wrong, but how much money you make when you're right and how much you lose when you're wrong."
- Quote by George Soros

5. "How good are markets in predicting real-world developments? Reading the record, it is striking how many calamities that I anticipated did not in fact materialise. Financial markets constantly anticipate events, both on the positive and on the negative side, which fail to materialise exactly because they have been anticipated. It is an old joke that the stock market has predicted seven of the last two recessions. Markets are often wrong."
- Quote by George Soros

6. "I commissioned two political experts to advise me about what I could do to oppose the re-election of President Bush."
- Quote by George Soros

7. "In my view, philanthropy goes against the grain; therefore it generates a lot of hypocrisy and many paradoxes. Here are some examples: Philanthropy is supposed to be devoted to the benefit of others, but philanthropists are primarily concerned with their own benefit; philanthropy is supposed to help people, yet it often makes people dependent and turns them into objects of charity; applicants tell foundations what they want to hear, then proceed to do what the applicant wants to do."
- Quote by George Soros

8. "Everybody says that I have a lot of power. But what does that power consist of?... Can I influence governments? I am beginning to be able to..." (1995)"
- Quote by George Soros

9. "I developed a theory of salesmanship based on the principle that one must not on any account identify oneself with the merchandise one is selling. Selling is a game where you score when you make a sale. If you allow your ego to be involved, the customer can brush you off and you lose; but if you do not identify yourself with your work you will be able to redouble your efforts when you are rejected, and if you make a sale you come out the winner."
- Quote by George Soros

10. "As I like to put it, we have hit pay dirt. The effort to cure the resource curse is a good example of what private foundations working with NGOs can accomplish."
- Quote by George Soros

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