Richard M. DeVos, Sr.

Richard M.
DeVos, Sr.
1926

American Businessman, Co-Founder of Amway (restructured as Alticor), Owner of the Orlando Magic NBA Basketball Team

Author Quotes

The riches of life, the love and joy and exhilaration of life can be found only with an upward look. This is an exciting world. It's cram-packed with opportunity. Great moments wait around every corner.

You make up your mind before you start that sacrifice is part of the package.

The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.

The easiest thing to find on God's green earth is someone to tell you all the things you cannot do.

Life . . . It tends to respond to our outlook, to shape itself to meet our expectations.

If you have a dream, give it a chance to happen.

If I had some idea of a finish line, don't you think I would have crossed it years ago?

Money cannot buy peace of mind. It cannot heal ruptured relationships, or build meaning into a life that has none.

It is impossible to win the race unless you venture to run, impossible to win the victory unless you dare to battle.

The richness of life; the love and joy and exhilaration of life can be found only with an upward look. This is an exciting world. It is cram-packed with opportunity. Great moments wait around every corner.

If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying, "Here comes number seventy-one!"

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A word of optimism and hope. A "yes you can do it" when things are tough.

You make up your mind before you start that sacrifice is part of the package to be successful.

Author Picture
First Name
Richard M.
Last Name
DeVos, Sr.
Birth Date
1926
Bio

American Businessman, Co-Founder of Amway (restructured as Alticor), Owner of the Orlando Magic NBA Basketball Team