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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Alan Sugar on business, funny, one-liners, net-worth, apprentice, people, mind, caring, culture, lie, reality, principles and compromise.

43 Alan Sugar Quotes That Spur You Not To Settle For The Average

Born On: March 24, 1947
Born In: London Borough of Hackney
Alan Sugar is a famous British business magnate, political adviser, media personality, and politician. He became a billionaire in 2015 as per the ‘Sunday Times Rich List.' In 2016, he was ranked as the 95th richest person in the UK. He has also been a part of BBC TV series titled ‘The Apprentice,’ which has annually been aired since 2005. Though he remains proud of his Jewish heritage, yet Sugar is an atheist. In 2000 New Year Honours, he was knighted ‘for services to the Home Computer and Electronic Industry’. Here is a collection of famous quotes and sayings by Alan Sugar who started from humble beginnings and stands today as a business tycoon. Read through the quotes and thoughts by Alan Sugar that will incite you to work religiously towards fulfilling your dreams.
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I know you're Belgian, that's where those waffles come from

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Regrettably, all the people I know in Florida don't know about anything outside their great country. Plus they expect everyone to understand what they're talking about

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Once you decide to work for yourself, you never go back to work for somebody else.

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We're interested in the mass-merchandising of anything. If there was a market in mass-produced portable nuclear weapons, we'd market them too

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In America, everybody thinks they're an entrepreneur. That's the problem. It's not a title that anybody should call oneself.

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I've just got an exceptional memory, if I say so myself.

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I get angry when people bring derisory actions against me.

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It is torment to be segregated out because of some bit of clothing that you're wearing.

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If you lock me in the room with a piano teacher for a year I might be able to knock out a rendition of 'Roll Out The Barrel,' but will I ever be a concert pianist? No.

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Look, I'm a member of the House of Lords and I'm the first to admit that I don't understand how one gets new laws through.

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There's too much of a culture that exists out there, what I call an expectancy culture, of things being provided.

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I did not come into football to make money. I had already made millions.

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There is a lot of luck in football. Following England is like following Wycombe Wanders or Leyton Orient. You hope for the best and hope you are lucky.

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It will take a brave person to cull the benefits system and analyse who deserves and who doesn't.

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Why work when you can fill out a few forms and get paid for doing nothing?

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I am tired of hustling.

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I like to be a very fair person.

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I like things in their proper places.

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I like to keep fit.

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I don't like this young crudeness now which is supposed to be comedy on Friday nights.

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Youngsters have got to stop thinking about becoming the next Zuckerberg. It's a trillion-to-one chance. What they need is mater and pater to say, 'Get a job, son.'

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I don't like paying 50 per cent of tax.

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I have no patience at all.

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I'm not that hands-on as a grandfather.

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My mother was a housewife. My father was a garment worker.

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The only people whose opinions I worry about are my wife, my children, and my employees.

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When I was a kid, a policeman was someone you looked up to and respected.

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Money is all right but once you have it you learn it's not the be all and end all.

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Well, it's not hard to be number one entertaining Jew. Some of them are quite bleeding bloody miserable, really.

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Not everybody needs to go to university; they can get out and start working straight away.

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I'm a commercial person, not an academic.

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Nobody can honestly say that they never lie.

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Among some of the youngsters, I think reality TV has installed that culture into them and inspired a few of them into wanting to be 'TV celebrities.'

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I came from a socially deprived background when I was 15, 16 years old, but one thing I knew was one - you don't abuse a policeman, and two - you don't steal things.

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I never experienced any feelings of closeness and caring from my parents.

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I have principles and I am not going to be forced to compromise them.

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The entrepreneurial instinct is in you. You can't learn it, you can't buy it, you can't put it in a bottle. It's just there and it comes out.

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You've got to admire Sir Richard Branson. He is a completely different style of businessman to me, but you have got to admire what he has achieved.

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You can't stop people printing what they want to print.

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I don't make enemies, it's just I'm not afraid to speak my mind, which can sometimes mean people don't like what I am saying.

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I have always been an honest trader. I come from a school of traders where there was honour in the deal. No contracts, just a handshake and that's it, done. That's the way I prefer to do business but it's not always possible these days, sadly.

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I believe employment regulations for women, whereby the prospective employer is not able to inquire about the interviewee's status regarding children, childcare, or indeed their intention of becoming a parent, are counterproductive.

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My main regret about my years in football was keeping my mouth shut like a little mouse, not daring to speak out because I was told you left the managers to get on with the job and that the chairman must never interfere with the manager's decisions or the performance of his team.

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