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35 Inspirational Howard Hughes Quotes On Success

Last Updated May 2023

35 Inspirational Howard Hughes Quotes On Success

Howard Hughes was an American business magnate, investor, record-setting pilot, engineer, film director, and philanthropist, known during his lifetime as one of the most financially successful individuals in the world. He first became prominent as a film producer, and then as an influential figure in the aviation industry. Later in life, he became known for his eccentric behavior and reclusive lifestyle—oddities that were caused in part by a worsening obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), chronic pain from a near-fatal plane crash, and increasing deafness. As a film tycoon, Hughes gained fame in Hollywood beginning in the late 1920s, when he produced big-budget and often controversial films such as The Racket, Hell’s Angels, and Scarface. Later he controlled the RKO film studio. Hughes formed the Hughes Aircraft Company in 1932, hiring numerous engineers and designers. He spent the rest of the 1930s and much of the 1940s setting multiple world air speed records and building the Hughes H-1 Racer and H-4 Hercules (the Spruce Goose). He acquired and expanded Trans World Airlines and later acquired Air West, renaming it Hughes Airwest. Hughes was included in Flying Magazine’s list of the 51 Heroes of Aviation, ranked at No. 25. Today, his legacy is maintained through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Howard Hughes Corporation. May these Howard Hughes Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.” Howard Hughes

2. “It is as though we have grown wings.” Howard Hughes

3. “The only time an aircraft has too much fuel onboard is when it is on fire.” Howard Hughes

4. “My father told me, never have partners.” Howard Hughes

5. “A million dollars isn’t what it used to be.” Howard Hughes 

6. “Passion will make you crazy, but is there any other way to live?” Howard Hughes

7. “If I have made a mistake in the design, then I’m the one who should pay for it. I certainly would not ask somebody else to fly a plane if I were afraid to do it myself.” Howard Hughes

8. “I am willing to go beyond all limitations.” Howard Hughes

9. “If we worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true really is true, then there would be little hope for advance.” Howard Hughes

10. “If you have a workforce that enjoys each other, they trust each other, they trust management, they’re proud of where they work – then they’re going to deliver a good product.” Howard Hughes

11. “When I grow up, I’m gonna make the biggest movies, fly the fastest planes ever built, and be the richest man in the world.” Howard Hughes

12. “For the first time in my life, I’m free. No one will ever again tell me what to do.” Howard Hughes

13. “I’m not a paranoid deranged millionaire. Goddamit, I’m a billionaire.” Howard Hughes

14. “Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.” Howard Hughes

15. “Play off everyone against each other so that you have more avenues of action open to you.” Howard Hughes

16. “One day, I’m going to own my own god damn airline.” Howard Hughes

17. “Sometimes I truly fear that I am losing my mind. And if I did it it would be like flying blind.” Howard Hughes

18. “We don’t have a monopoly. Anyone who wants to dig a well without a Hughes bit can always use a pick and shovel.” Howard Hughes

19. “I have learned you cannot fulfill a great purpose like the building of Nevada and make ice-cream on the front porch every night too.” Howard Hughes

20. “I have my own religion. My conception of religion is being to the other fellow what you would like for him to be to you and do what you think is necessary to be the type of man that God could appreciate.” Howard Hughes

21. “I am by nature a perfectionist, and I seem to have trouble allowing anything to go through in a half-perfect condition. So if I made any mistake it was in working too hard and in doing too much of it with my own hands.” Howard Hughes

22. “This is a business. The purpose of a business is to make money. If it happens to make art, too, that would be secondary and accidental.” Howard Hughes

23. “The Hercules’ was a monumental undertaking. It is the largest aircraft ever built. I put the sweat of my life into this thing.” Howard Hughes

24. “In one fell swoop, we have shrunken the earth.” Howard Hughes

25. “Setting off unknown to face the unknown, against parental opposition, with no money, friends, or influence, ran it a close second. Clichés like ‘blazing trails,’ flying over ‘shark-infested seas,’ ‘battling with monsoons,’ and ‘forced landings amongst savage tribes’ became familiar diet for breakfast. Unknown names became household words, whilst others, those of the failures, were forgotten utterly except by kith and kin.” Howard Hughes

26. “I want to be remembered for only one thing: my contribution to aviation.” Howard Hughes

27. “The human brain is still undergoing rapid adaptive evolution.” Howard Hughes

28. “I am my own man, and I’ll go where I please and do what I please.” Howard Hughes

29. “It’s so important to experience what your customers are experiencing and listen to their suggestions.” Howard Hughes

30. “Living in dreams of yesterday, we find ourselves still dreaming of impossible future conquests.” Howard Hughes

31. “Every man has his price, or a guy like me couldn’t exist.” Howard Hughes

32. “Money can’t buy happiness.” Howard Hughes

33. “Do the impossible, because almost everyone has told me my ideas are merely fantasies.” Howard Hughes

34. “It is hard enough for anyone to map out a course of action and stick to it, particularly in the face of the desires of one’s friends; but it is doubly hard for an aviator to stay on the ground waiting for just the right moment to go into the air.” Howard Hughes

35. “Adventure is the essence of life. Howard Hughes

I hope you enjoyed these Howard Hughes Quotes On Success. Do let us know which one was your favorite in the comments section below.

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My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.

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