Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
That's one of the nice things. I mean, part of the beauty of me is that I'm very rich. So if I need $600 million, I can put $600 million myself. That's a huge advantage. I must tell you, that's a huge advantage over the other candidates.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big?
If you're interested in 'balancing' work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable.
In the end, you're measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplish.
It's tangible, it's solid, it's beautiful. It's artistic, from my standpoint, and I just love real estate.
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're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
Anyone who thinks my story is anywhere near over is sadly mistaken.
When somebody challenges you, fight back. Be brutal, be tough.
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.
Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain about what he wants and sets out to get it, no holds barred. Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money.
If you look - look at - I mean, look at what's going on with your gasoline prices. They're going to go to $5, $6, $7 and we don't have anybody in Washington that calls OPEC and says, 'Fellas, it's time. It's over. You're not going to do it anymore.'
I do have my ducks in line if I want to do it, but I'd love to see the Republicans pick somebody that was going to win and take over this country and frankly, to use the expression, 'Make America great again.'
I could never have imagined that firing 67 people on national television would actually make me more popular, especially with the younger generation.
You know the funny thing, I don't get along with rich people. I get along with the middle class and the poor people better than I get along with the rich people.
Everything in life is luck.
I have made the tough decisions, always with an eye toward the bottom line. Perhaps it's time America was run like a business.
It's not like I'm anti-China. I just think it's ridiculous that we allow them to do what they're doing to this country, with the manipulation of the currency, that you write about and understand, and all of the other things that they do.
So Bush certainly wasn't the greatest, and Obama has not done the job. And he's created a lot of disincentive. He's created a lot of great dissatisfaction. Regulations and regulatory is going through the roof. It's almost impossible to get anything done in the country.
I like thinking big. If you're going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big.
All of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me - consciously or unconsciously. That's to be expected.
What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.
The Arab League tells us to go in and take out Qaddafi. We've spent billions of dollars already with respect to the Arab League. Billions of dollars, because they told us to do it. Why aren't they paying for it? They don't like Qaddafi, Qaddafi's been a terrible thorn in their side.
Do you mind if I sit back a little? Because your breath is very bad.
Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
With out passion you don't have energy, with out energy you have nothing.
As long as your going to be thinking anyway, think big.
I support health care for people. I want people well taken care of. But I also want health care that we can afford as a country. I have people and friends closing down their businesses because of Obamacare.
The debt limits have to come down. The whole world of debt has to be changed as far as this country is concerned. We have to create jobs and we have to create them rapidly because if we don't things are just going to head in a direction that's going to be almost impossible to recover from.
China gets their oil from Libya. Why isn't China involved? They're going out spending billions of dollars a day on trying to take over the world economically. And we're spending billions and billions and billions of dollars on policing the world. Why isn't China involved with Libya? That - we don't get oil from Libya, China does.
I mean, there's no arguing. There is no anything. There is no beating around the bush. 'You're fired' is a very strong term.
One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don't go into government.
Well, real estate is always good, as far as I'm concerned.
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.
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.
If you're going to be thinking, you may as well think big.
My big focus is China and OPEC and all of these countries that are just absolutely destroying the United States.
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.
I'm the No. 1 developer in New York, I'm the biggest in Atlantic City, and maybe we'll keep it that way.
People might not think that, but the Republicans have all of the cards. And this is the time to get rid of Obamacare. This is the time to make the great deal.
It's always good to be underestimated.
I have used the laws of this country just like the greatest people that you read about every day in business have used the laws of this country, the chapter laws, to do a great job for my company, for myself, for my employees, for my family, et cetera.
But I believe in fair trade, and I will tell you, I have many, many friends heading up corporations, and people that do just business in China, they say it's virtually impossible. It's very, very hard to come into China. And yet, we welcome them with open arms.
I saw a report yesterday. There's so much oil, all over the world, they don't know where to dump it. And Saudi Arabia says, 'Oh, there's too much oil.' They - they came back yesterday. Did you see the report? They want to reduce oil production. Do you think they're our friends? They're not our friends.
I feel a lot of people listen to what I have to say.
Obama and his attack dogs have nothing but hate and anger in their hearts and spew it whenever possible.
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
Getting things done in this country, if you want to build something, if you want to start a company, it's getting to be virtually impossible with all of the bureaucracy and all of the approvals.
I'm a bit of a P. T. Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
A certificate of live birth is not the same thing by any stretch of the imagination as a birth certificate.
Hillary Clinton was the worst Secretary of State in the history of the country. The world came apart under her reign as Secretary of State.
I was a great student at a great school, Wharton School of Finance.
The Obama representatives like Robert Gibbs attack people viciously, but people like me will not be silent and will answer them back.
Well, yes, I've fired a lot of people. Generally I like other people to fire, because it's always a lousy task. But I have fired many people.
I think Ronald Reagan was one of the great presidents, period, not just recently. I thought he had the demeanor. I thought he had the bearing. I thought he had the thought process.
Obama has no solutions. Obama has failed the country and its great citizens, and they don't like it when somebody such as myself speaks the truth about this - it hurts too much.
The first thing the secretary types is the boss.
People are so shocked when they find... out I am Protestant. I am Presbyterian. And I go to church, and I love God, and I love my church.
We - we need strength, we need energy, we need quickness and we need brain in this country to turn it around.
Somebody made the statement that Donald Trump has built or owns the greatest collection of golf courses, ever, in the history of golf. And I believe that is 100 percent true.
I have a great relationship with the Mexican people.
I've got the hottest brand in the world.
If people can just pour into the country illegally, you don't have a country.
People love me. And you know what, I have been very successful. Everybody loves me.
So we really need jobs now. We have to take jobs away from other countries because other countries are taking our jobs. There is practically not a country that does business with the United States that isn't making - let's call it a very big profit. I mean China is going to make $300 billion on us at least this year.
You know that ISIS wants to go in and take over the Vatican? You have heard that. You know, that's a dream of theirs, to go into Italy.
I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct. I've been challenged by so many people, and I don't frankly have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn't have time either.
When Michael Jackson died, I knew him very well. And everybody was talking about Michael Jackson. They didn't know him. They knew nothing. Some of them never even met him. And I sort of laughed to myself.
Our military has to be strengthened. Our vets have to be taken care of. We have to end Obamacare, and we have to make our country great again, and I will do that.
I think George Will is somebody that said recently that the Republicans will not lose, as a Republican, that the Republicans will not win the election. I think it was a terrible statement.
Our politicians are stupid. And the Mexican government is much smarter, much sharper, much more cunning. And they send the bad ones over because they don't want to pay for them. They don't want to take care of them. Why should they when the stupid leaders of the United States will do it for them?
I wasn't satisfied just to earn a good living. I was looking to make a statement.
Well, I am a Republican, and I would run as a Republican. And I have a lot of confidence in the Republican Party. I don't have a lot of confidence in the president. I think what's happening to this country is unbelievably bad. We're no longer a respected country.
Every time you walk down the street people are screaming, 'You're fired!'
Obama does not like the issue of where he was born.
We need a great president.
The 1990's sure aren't like the 1980's.
It's a great thing when you can show that you've been successful and that you've made a lot of money and that you've employed a lot of people.
As far as single payer, it works in Canada. It works incredibly well in Scotland.
A lot of people feel very good about Mitt Romney and I think he's going to do a great job.
Mitt - what I speak to Mitt Romney about is jobs. What I speak to Mitt Romney about is China, because he's got a great view on China and how they're trying to destroy our country by taking our jobs and making our product and manipulating their currency, so that it makes it almost impossible for our companies to compete.
I have an attention span that's as long as it has to be.
I think Les Moonves is the most highly overrated person in television.
Today, and I'm very strongly against tax increases.
I am very, very proud to say that I am pro-life.
I have a great, great company. I employ thousands of people. And I'm very proud of the job I did.
In July of 2004, I came out strongly against the war with Iraq because it was going to destabilize the Middle East.
Hillary Clinton is not going to be able to create jobs, I will tell you right now.
I deal with foreign countries. I made a lot of money dealing against China. I've made a lot of money dealing against many other countries.
I don't like losers.
I get called all these horrible names by Lindsey Graham, who I don't even know.
Many agree that the worst thing that could ever happen is if Russia and China get closer.
I have a great relationship with Roger Ailes.
Somebody said I am the most popular person in Arizona because I am speaking the truth.
I have great respect for the Pope. I like the Pope. I actually like him.
I have had lobbyists, and I have had some very good ones. They could do anything.
If I were a liberal Democrat, people would say I'm the super genius of all time. The super genius of all time. If you're a conservative Republican, you've got to fight for your life. It's really an amazing thing.
I have respect for Senator McCain. I used to like him a lot. I supported him. I raised a lot of money for his campaign against President Obama.
The Veterans Administration is a scandal. It's corrupt, and what's going on is a disgrace. And, believe me, if I win, if I become president, that will end. The veterans will be treated properly.
I have very good executives and great children. They're very good.
I built a great company, one of the - some of the most iconic assets in the world, $10 billion of net worth, more than $10 billion of net worth, and frankly, I had a great time doing it.
I love Wisconsin. It's a great place.
I was a Democrat for a period of time early on. And then I was also an independent. And then I became a Republican.
I'm worth far too much money. I don't need anybody's money.
If I don't get along with Democrats, I'm sort of, like, out of business.
If I was the governor of New Jersey, the George Washington Bridge would not have been shut.
Saudi Arabia makes a billion dollars a day, okay? They make a billion dollars a day.
Iran is not getting rid of any of its nuclear plants. They're not getting rid of anything.
Mexico's making a fortune off the United States.
Obamacare is, number one and maybe least importantly, it's costing the country a fortune.
Politicians can't manage. All they can do is talk.
Private jets cost a lot of money.
So many people are on television that don't know me, and they're like experts on me.
The Iranians and Persians are excellent at the art of negotiation.
The Pope, I hope, can only be scared by God.
Years ago, I predicted that Iran would take over Iraq. Iran and Iraq used to fight back and forth.
I give to everybody. When they call, I give. And do you know what? When I need something from them two years later, three years later, I call them, they are there for me.
I own buildings. I'm a builder; I know how to build. Nobody can build like I can build. Nobody. And the builders in New York will tell you that. I build the best product. And my name helps a lot.
I played golf with my friends, and then I started to play with the hustlers. And I learned a lot. I learned about golf; I learned about gambling. I learned about everything.