25 Inspirational Nassef Sawiris Quotes

25 Inspirational Nassef Sawiris Quotes

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Nassef Onsi Sawiris is an Egyptian billionaire businessman, the youngest of Onsi Sawiris’ three sons. As of April 2019, his net worth was estimated to be $7.5 billion, and the fourth richest African in 2019, according to Forbes.

Inspirational Nassef Sawiris Quotes:


1. “My character and my behaviour are not for politics. I say what I think. I’m too liberal.” Nassef Sawiris


2. “Any government has to be friendly with investors and the business community. They provide jobs, new investments; they keep the country running.” Nassef Sawiris


3. “The race for excellence has no finish line.” Nassef Sawiris


4. “An easy life does not make men, nor does it build nations. Challenges make men, and it is these men who build nations.” Nassef Sawiris


5. “A true leader does not derive power from his position, but from his ethics, from people’s love for him, and from his knowledge, education and excellence in his field of work.” Nassef Sawiris


6. “I used to sleep in the desert once every week, now it is every two weeks, most of the time alone. It’s beautiful. What I enjoy is taking my food and cooking for myself.” Nassef Sawiris


7. “Determination, strategy, and vision for the future are our real resources in the quest for excellence and success.” Nassef Sawiris


8. “I would like to extend to you our deep appreciation and thanks for the position the United States has taken in support of the democratization process that has taken place in Tunisia, in Egypt, and what is attempting to take place in Libya.” Nassef Sawiris


9. “Growth can only be achieved, by matching and surpassing the existing quality, even if that means besting your own records.” Nassef Sawiris


10. “It has saved us so much hassle, not to mention the money we have saved and jobs we have created.” Nassef Sawiris


11. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” Nassef Sawiris


12. “I would look at the $3bn-4bn we spend importing steel pipes, find out who was importing them, and tell them: ‘Guys, we are stopping those imports. But we will give you five years and help you produce steel in Nigeria fully integrated from iron ore.’ And it’s easy. We did it in cement. We did it in sugar.” Nassef Sawiris


13. “Someone might have a very good business plan, and it would work, but he can’t find the money.” Nassef Sawiris


14. “In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider.” Nassef Sawiris


15. “Do not rebuke mockers, or they will hate you; rebuke the wise, and they will love you. Everybody thought the government was crazy.” Nassef Sawiris


16. “We in the Middle East like to talk politics, we like to argue. Just look at the three prophets. Moses, Jesus, and Mohammad. They are all from this small region which creates problems all the time.” Nassef Sawiris


17. “Based on 30 years of experience with the Iranians, they will give you 100 words. Trust only one of the 100.” Nassef Sawiris


18. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” Nassef Sawiris


19. “The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.” Nassef Sawiris


20. “You can only be as good as you dare to be bad.” Nassef Sawiris


21. “Be prepared to sacrifice, and work harder than you’ve ever thought possible. Be prepared to work around the clock, to be laughed at, called a dreamer, and to be told several times that your ideas will not work.” Nassef Sawiris


22. “Focus on making your product or service awesome. I see a lot of guys go into business with a ‘how can I make money approach. But if you go in there saying ‘how can I make something awesome’, the money will follow.” Nassef Sawiris


23. “There has to be a balance in life. A balance of business, family, and the opportunity to learn and teach.” Nassef Sawiris


24. “If you see oppression of the poor, and justice and righteousness trampled in a country, do not be astounded.” Nassef Sawiris


25. “Who is the wise man? He who sees what’s going to be born.” Nassef Sawiris

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