Best Larry Ellison Quotes

Best Larry Ellison Quotes

Larry Ellison quotes are all about business, his own and that of his competitors as he shares a wealth of knowledge. He talks about former competitors like Steve Jobs who is now deceased and he also mentions Microsoft and Bill Gates.

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Larry Ellison is an American philanthropist, investor and business magnate. He co-founded a technology company called Oracle Corporation and is its chief technology officer. Like Elon Musk and other billionaires he has made his fortune through technology. Below are a list of quotes from him.

Best Larry Ellison Quotes

“A corporation’s primary goal is to make money. Government’s primary role is to take a big chunk of that money and give to others.”
by Larry Ellison

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“Building Oracle is like doing math puzzles as a kid.”
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“I have had all the disadvantages required for success.”
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“I think after a certain amount, I’m going to give almost everything I have to charity. What else can you do with it? You can’t spend it, even if you try. I’ve been trying.”
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“If an innovative piece of software comes along, Microsoft copies it and makes it part of Windows. This is not innovation; this is the end of innovation.” 
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“It’s Microsoft versus mankind, with Microsoft having only a slight lead.”
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“The most important aspect of my personality as far as determining my success goes; has been my questioning conventional wisdom, doubting experts and questioning authority. While that can be painful in your relationships with your parents and teachers, it’s enormously useful in life.” 
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“We will still be enormously profitable and by far the most profitable enterprise software company.”
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““I believe people have to follow their dreams—I did.”
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“You can’t worry about it, you can’t panic when you look at the stock market’s decline or you get frozen like a deer in the headlights. All you can do is all you can do."
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“Because software is all about scale. The larger you are, the more profitable you are. If we sell twice as much as software, it doesn’t cost us twice as much to build that software. So the more customers you have, the more scale you have. The larger you are, the more profitable you are.”
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“Everyone thought the acquisition strategy was extremely risky because no one had ever done it successfully. In other words, it was innovative.”
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“I have run engineering since day one at Oracle, and I still run engineering. I hold meetings every week with the database team, the middle ware team, the applications team. I run engineering and I will do that until the board throws me out of there.”
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“I think I am very goal oriented. I’d like to win the America’s cup. I’d like Oracle to be the No 1 software company in the world. I still think it is possible to beat Microsoft.”
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“If you do everything that everyone else does in business, you’re going to lose. The only way to really be ahead, is to ‘be different’.”
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“Life’s a journey. It’s a journey about discovering limits.”
by Larry Ellison

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“There’s a wonderful saying that’s dead wrong. ‘Why did you climb the mountain? ‘I climbed the mountain because it was there.’ That’s utter nonsense. You climbed the mountain because you were here and you were curious if you could do it. You wondered what it would be like.”
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“When I do something, it is all about self-discovery. I want to learn and discover my own limits.”
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“You have to act and act now.”
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“Being first is more important to me. I have so much money. Whatever money is, it’s just a method of keeping score now. I mean, I certainly don’t need more money.”
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“Five years from now, I don’t know how I’ll think.”
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“I think you might see us growing much deeper into banking. You might see us acquiring companies in the banking area. You might see us acquiring companies in the retail area. I think you might see us acquiring companies in the telecommunications. I think you will see us getting stronger in business intelligence.”
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“Microsoft is already the most powerful company on earth but you ain’t seen nothing yet.”
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