Raymond Dalio is an American billionaire investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist. Here are 27 Inspirational Ray Dalio Quotes.

Ray Dalio Quotes

1. “Listening to uninformed people is worse than having no answers at all.” Ray Dalio

2. “Every time you confront something painful, you are at a potentially important juncture in your life – you have the opportunity to choose healthy and painful truth or unhealthy but comfortable delusion.” Ray Dalio

3. “If you can’t successfully do something, don’t think you can tell others how it should be done.” Ray Dalio

4. “Don’t just pay attention to your job; pay attention to how your job will be done if you are no longer around.” Ray Dalio

5. “Having the basics, a good bed to sleep in, good relationships, good food – is most important, and those things don’t get much better when you have a lot of money or much worse when you have less. And the people one meets at the top aren’t necessarily more special than those one meets at the bottom or in between.” Ray Dalio

6. “The most important thing is that you develop your own principles and ideally write them down, especially if you are working with others.” Ray Dalio

7. “Remember that the only purpose of money is to get you what you want, so think hard about what you value and put it above money. How much would you sell a good relationship for? There’s not enough money in the world to get you to part with a valued relationship.” Ray Dalio

8. “Some people go through life collecting all kinds of observations and opinions like pocket lint, instead of just keeping what they need. They have ‘detail anxiety’, worrying about unimportant things.” Ray Dalio

9. “If you’re not failing, you’re not pushing your limits, and if you’re not pushing your limits, you’re not maximizing your potential.” Ray Dalio

Ray Dalio Quotes

10. “I learned that if you work hard and creatively, you can have just about anything you want, but not everything you want. Maturity is the ability to reject good alternatives in order to pursue even better ones.” Ray Dalio

11. “Remember that most people are happiest when they are improving and doing the things that suit them naturally and help them advance. So learning about your people’s weaknesses is just as valuable (for them and for you) as is learning their strengths.” Ray Dalio

12. “Time is like a river that carries us forward into encounters with reality that require us to make decisions. We can’t stop our movement down this river and we can’t avoid those encounters. We can only approach them in the best possible way.” Ray Dalio

13. “Choose your habits well. Habit is probably the most powerful tool in your brain’s toolbox.” Ray Dalio

14. “Most of life’s greatest opportunities come out of moments of struggle; it’s up to you to make the most of these tests of creativity and character.” Ray Dalio

15. “If you don’t look on yourself and think, ‘Wow how stupid I was a year ago,’ then you must not have learned much in the last year.” Ray Dalio

16. “There are two broad approaches to decision making: evidence/logic-based (which comes from the higher-level brain) and subconscious/emotion-based (which comes from the lower-level animal brain).” Ray Dalio

17. “Experience taught me how invaluable it is to reflect on and write down my decision-making criteria whenever I made a decision, so I got in the habit of doing that.” Ray Dalio

18. “You must not let your need to be right be more important than your need to find out what’s true.” Ray Dalio

Ray Dalio Quotes

19. “Recognize that having an effective idea meritocracy requires that you understand the merit of each person’s ideas.” Ray Dalio

20. “I believe one of the most valuable things you can do to improve your decision making is to think through your principles for making decisions, write them out in both words and computer algorithms, back-test them if possible, and use them on a real-time basis to run in parallel with your brain’s decision making.” Ray Dalio

21. “Great people are hard to find so make sure you think about how to keep them.” Ray Dalio

22. “Don’t worry about looking good – worry about achieving your goals.” Ray Dalio

23. “Remember that weaknesses don’t matter if you find solutions.” Ray Dalio

24. “By and large, life will give you what you deserve.” Ray

25. “Almost nothing can stop you from succeeding if you have flexibility and self-accountability.” Ray Dalio

26. “Most fundamental work principle: Make your passion and your work one and the same and do it with people you want to be with.” Ray Dalio

27. “Idealists who are not well grounded in reality create problems, not progress.” Ray Dalio

 


Best Ray Dalio Quotes

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“Having the basics, a good bed to sleep in, good relationships, good food – is most important, and those things don’t get much better when you have a lot of money or much worse when you have less. And the people one meets at the top aren’t necessarily more special than those one meets at the bottom or in between.” Ray Dalio
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“I learned that if you work hard and creatively, you can have just about anything you want, but not everything you want. Maturity is the ability to reject good alternatives in order to pursue even better ones.” Ray Dalio
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“Listening to uninformed people is worse than having no answers at all.” Ray Dalio

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