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35 Inspirational Phil Knight Quotes On Success



35 Inspirational Phil Knight Quotes On Success

Philip Hampson Knight is an American business magnate and philanthropist. A native of Oregon, he is the co-founder and current chairman emeritus of Nike, Inc., and previously served as chairman and CEO of the company. As of October 2019, Knight was ranked by Forbes as the 21st richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$37.6 billion. He is also the owner of the stop motion film production company Laika. May these Phil Knight Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “We knew we could fail; we just didn’t think we would.” Phil Knight

2. “When you really understand who you are, it enables you to fight and believe.” Phil Knight

3. “In running, the only equipment that really matters – at least the mentality was in those days – were the pair of shoes that you wore.” Phil Knight

4. “If there’s one thing, I’ve been pretty good at evaluating people.” Phil Knight

5. “I do believe that international trade agreements benefit both nations, always.” Phil Knight

6. “Obviously, the bulk of my Nike shares have been set up in a trust.” Phil Knight

7. “I’ve been fortunate to be around good people.” Phil Knight

8. “Any entrepreneur has to prepare for a lot of dark days, and they’ve got to really like what they are doing, and they have to have a reason for it to succeed.” Phil Knight

9. “I’m Phil Knight, and I don’t believe in advertising.” Phil Knight

10. “You can’t explain much in 60 seconds, but when you show Michael Jordan, you don’t have to. It’s that simple.” Phil Knight

11. “I didn’t say I’m walking away. I said I was stepping down as chairman. I won’t walk away. I’ll be carried away.” Phil Knight

12. “Running is a basic ingredient for your health, just as much as eating and sleeping, but going out for a run by yourself and taking a moment to think also creates a certain peace.” Phil Knight

13. “A shoe dog is somebody that really loves shoes, and that was me. I was a runner – that became important to me, and it’s been with me ever since.” Phil Knight

14. “No parent should have their child die before he or she does.” Phil Knight

15. “We could see that he was a charismatic guy who jumps over the moon and is very competitive, but nobody could have predicted what he would become to our culture.” Phil Knight

16. “Sports is like rock ‘n’ roll. Both are dominant cultural forces, both speak an international language, and both are all about emotions.” Phil Knight

17. “I think I’m not a natural-born salesman, for sure, but If I have a product I really believe in, I can overcome some of the shyness and get through the things that aren’t natural to me.” Phil Knight

18. “We took advantage of the running boom, which became the jogging boom, which became the fitness boom, and we’ve benefited from all of that.” Phil Knight

19. “I still get real nervous when I go in front of more than two people.” Phil Knight

20. “I don’t consider myself enigmatic, but I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about my public persona.” Phil Knight

21. “We wanted Nike to be the world’s best sports and fitness company. Once you say that, you have a focus. You don’t end up making wing tips or sponsoring the next Rolling Stones world tour.” Phil Knight

22. “Every businessman, or every person who has a passion for his work, is torn for the time spent at work and the time spent with your family.” Phil Knight

23. “I know when the Berlin wall went down and I walked into what was East Berlin and saw two big Nike banners – that gave me a chill.” Phil Knight

24. “I think everyone born in Oregon is an environmentalist by birth.” Phil Knight

25. “Up until the time I was 14 years old, I was sure that I was going to be a big-league baseball player. But that dream came to a rude awakening when I got cut from my high school baseball team.” Phil Knight

26. “There is an immutable conflict at work in life and in business, a constant battle between peace and chaos. Neither can be mastered, but both can be influenced. How you go about that is the key to success.” Phil Knight

27. “If you’re trying to get into the sports business, you really have to find a niche.” Phil Knight

28. “When I took the entrepreneurship class at Stanford, the first lecture was about an entrepreneur and his personality. They described it as being different than a businessman, who is an overall scientific manager.” Phil Knight

29. “At first, we couldn’t be establishment, because we didn’t have any money. We were guerrilla marketers, and we still are, a little bit. But, as we became No. 1 in our industry, we’ve had to modify our culture and become a bit more planned.” Phil Knight

30. “Meeting sports athletes that are the best in the world is a thrill to this day.” Phil Knight

31. “The trouble in America is not that we are making too many mistakes, but that we are making too few.” Phil Knight

32. “I think a businessman can be an artist just as much as a writer or a sculptor, so I’m real proud of what the company has become.” Phil Knight

33. “I’ve said many times that I might as well have webs between my toes.” Phil Knight

34. “If there was no Bill Bowerman, there would have been no me. He had about as much of an impact on my life as any one person could have. He taught me about competition and ingrained it in me. He taught me not to praise ordinary performances.” Phil Knight

35. “There is no drama like the drama on the athletic field.” Phil Knight

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

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