35 Inspirational Ted Turner Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Ted Turner Quotes On Success

Ted Turner is an American media mogul and philanthropist. As a businessman, he is known as the founder of the Cable News Network (CNN), the first 24-hour cable news channel. In addition, he founded WTBS, which pioneered the superstation concept in cable television. As a philanthropist, he is known for his $1 billion dollar gift to support the United Nations, which created the United Nations Foundation, a public charity to broaden domestic support for the UN. May his quotes inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “Life is a game. Money is how we keep score.” Ted Turner

2. “There is no greater legacy that we can leave our children and grandchildren than a peaceful and safer world.” Ted Turner

3. “If you treat people with dignity, respect, and friendliness, you can turn enemies into friends. An enemy is nothing but a friend in disguise.” Ted Turner

4. “Just because your ratings are bigger doesn’t mean you are better.” Ted Turner

5. “You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” Ted Turner

6. “Exposure to defeat is a very important thing. Anyone who doesn’t look to get beaten is doing a disservice to himself.” Ted Turner

7. Life is like a B-movie. You don’t want to leave in the middle of it, but you don’t want to see it again.” Ted Turner

8. “There is nothing wrong with being fired.” Ted Turner

9. “The worst thing you can do if you want to start a fight is to use derogatory terminology.” Ted Turner

10. “When you lose small businesses, you lose big ideas. People who own their own businesses are their own bosses. They are independent thinkers. They know they can’t compete by imitating the big guys; they have to innovate. So they are less obsessed with earnings than they are with ideas.” Ted Turner

11. “When our time’s up, it’s up. All the money in the world won’t buy you one more day.” Ted Turner

12. “To be happy in this world, first you need a cell phone and then you need an airplane. Then you’re truly wireless.” Ted Turner

13. “If I had to predict, the way things are going, I’d say the chances are about 50-50 that humanity will be extinct or nearly extinct within 50 years. Weapons of mass destruction, disease, I mean this global warming is scaring the living daylights out of me.” Ted Turner

14. “I believe in pulling together to make the country better right rather than pulling, tearing it apart for partisan reasons. I think the country comes first.” Ted Turner

15. “The biggest thing I learned from losing? Winning’s better.” Ted Turner

16. “If you can get yourself where you’re not afraid of dying, then you can move forward a lot faster.” Ted Turner

17. “Struggling hard to achieve something is the most fun I get.” Ted Turner

18. “We have to do more than keep media giants from growing larger; they are already too big. We need a new set of rules that will break these companies to pieces.” Ted Turner

19. “The next most dangerous thing [after nuclear proliferation] is probably global warming, and then, right behind that is overpopulation. We need to get serious about family planning and trying to alleviate poverty, to get clean, renewable energy, probably with solar panels to the billion and a half people in the world who don’t have access to electricity.” Ted Turner

20. “Never set goals you can reach in your lifetime.” Ted Turner

21. “I’m no genius. I’m not at all; I just happen to look five or 10 years ahead and think things through.” Ted Turner

22. “I see what keeps people young: work!” Ted Turner

23. “I don’t measure success in numbers, but I consider my contributions of more than $1.3 billion to various causes over the years to be one of my proudest accomplishments and the best investment I’ve ever made. Those dollars have improved lives, saved species, fought disease, educated children, inspired change, challenged ideas and opened minds; at the time of my death, virtually all of my wealth will have gone to charity.” Ted Turner

24. “Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise.”Ted Turner

25. “Be sure to set your goals so high that you can’t possibly accomplish them in one lifetime. That way you’ll always have something ahead of you. I made the mistake of setting my goals too low, and now I’m having a hard time coming up with new ones.” Ted Turner

26. “I mean, there’s no point in sitting around and crying about spilt milk. Gotta move on.”

27. “The chance for mistakes is about equal to the number of crew squared.” Ted Turner

28. “I regret that I wasn’t more successful with my marriages, but it is what it is.” Ted Turner

29. “If you had the most prestige and you were the network that everybody turned to in times of a crisis, that was the most important position, in the news business to hold.” Ted Turner

30. “If you panic that’s a good way to lose. You have to stay in control.” Ted Turner

31. “It’s going to cost trillions of dollars to rework the energy sources all over the world. We’re going to have to move away from fossil fuels.” Ted Turner

32. “To succeed you have to be innovative.” Ted Turner

33. “Man should be judged by the deeds done to help his fellow man.” Ted Turner

34. “I didn’t care what or how much adversity life threw at me. I intended to get to the top.” Ted Turner

35. “The more good I do, the more money has come in. You have to learn to give.” Ted Turner

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