107 Incredible Shark Tank Quotes

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shark tank quotesI love watching Shark Tank.

I remember the first season and when it ended, prayed that they renewed it for another season.

Luckily, I wasn’t the only one that fell in love with the show.

The show consistently ranks as the most watched show in its time slot.

And through its many seasons, it has won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program twice and an Emmy for Outstanding Structured Reality Program four times.

The show has a set of regular sharks, including Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O’Leary, Daymond John, and Robert Herjavec.

It also boasts a rotating cast of additional sharks, including Rohan Oza, Daniel Lubetzky, Anne Wojcicki, Matt Higgins, Katrina Lake, Maria Sharapova, and more.

While there are many great lines from the show, this post highlights general quotes from many of the sharks that will inspire and motivate you to greatness.

107 Amazing Shark Tank Quotes

Mark Cuban Quotes

#1. “Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is. Know your business and industry better than anyone else in the world. Love what you do or don’t do it.” – Mark Cuban

#2. “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Mark Cuban

#3. “Creating opportunities means looking where others are not.” – Mark Cuban

#4. “You just got to stay focused and believe in yourself and trust your own ability and judgment.” – Mark Cuban

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#5. “It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. You only have to be right once and then everyone can tell you that you are an overnight success.” – Mark Cuban
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#6. “Always wake up with a smile knowing that today you are going to have fun accomplishing what others are too afraid to do.” – Mark Cuban

#7. “Know your core competencies and focus on being great at them.” – Mark Cuban

#8. “Treat your customers like they own you. Because they do.” – Mark Cuban

#9. “If you’re prepared and you know what it takes, it’s not a risk. You just have to figure out how to get there. There is always a way to get there.” – Mark Cuban

It’s not whom you know Mark Cuban

#10. “It’s not whom you know. It’s not how much money you have. It’s very simple. It’s whether or not you have the edge and have the guts to use it.” – Mark Cuban

#11. “Success is about making your life a special version of unique that fits who you are, not what other people want you to be.” – Mark Cuban

#12. “One of the most underrated skills in business right now is being nice.” – Mark Cuban

#13. “It’s not about money or connections. It’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone. And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time.” – Mark Cuban

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#14. “Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it all away from you.” – Mark Cuban
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#15. “Effort is measured by setting goals and getting results.” – Mark Cuban

Barbara Corcoran Quotes

#16. “Finding opportunity is a matter of believing it’s there.” – Barbara Corcoran

#17. “Stop putting it off! Procrastination breeds guilt, guilt breeds depression, and depression breeds failure.” – Barbara Corcoran

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#18. “The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend feeling sorry for themselves.” – Barbara Corcoran
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#19. “Some of the worst pitches are the people who talk all fancy who’ve been to business school.” – Barbara Corcoran

#20. “If you’re minding someone else’s business, no one is minding yours.” – Barbara Corcoran

#21. “Your heart must always be in it. That’s part of an entrepreneurs DNA.” – Barbara Corcoran

My best successes came on the heels of failures

#22. “My best successes came on the heels of failures.” – Barbara Corcoran

#23. “I consider rejection a lucky charm.” – Barbara Corcoran

#24. “If I could set a world record, it would be that I have 150 business partners, all with thriving businesses of their own, that started with nothing, and I made the difference to make them all billionaires.” – Barbara Corcoran

#25. “When you’re building a business, you’re either all in, or you’re not.” – Barbara Corcoran

#26. “All the best things that happened to me after I was rejected. I knew the power of getting past no.” – Barbara Corcoran

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#27. “Stop comparing yourself to everyone else around you.” – Barbara Corcoran
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#28. “In business, you’re the chief salesman. Create a sense of demand, rather than waiting to have demand.” – Barbara Corcoran

#29. “You don’t need an MBA to launch a business. You need street smarts and grit.” – Barbara Corcoran

#30. “Procrastination is the enemy of success and the guilt of not doing something always steals your energy.” – Barbara Corcoran

Lori Greiner Quotes

#31. “You are wise when you listen, especially to people with experience.” – Lori Greiner

#32. “There’s something the same about success and defeat. Both should make you want to work harder.” – Lori Greiner

There are no no’s, just how can I Lori Greiner

#33. “There are no no’s, just how can I. You can attain any goal you set out to accomplish. The power of believing in yourself and perseverance goes a long way. There’s always a solution to every challenge.” – Lori Greiner

#34. “I always recommend, if you can, to patent or protect whatever your idea is.” – Lori Greiner

#35. “I’ve always believed you hire character and train skill.” – Lori Greiner

#36. “I had a history for starting something and maybe getting halfway done. Then I’d see the same thing I was doing on the bestseller list. My ideas were right, but I hadn’t them fast enough.” – Lori Greiner

#37. “Know your product or business idea and show it quickly.” – Lori Greiner

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#38. “A brilliant idea doesn’t guarantee a successful invention. Real magic comes from a brilliant idea combined with willpower, tenacity, and a willingness to make mistakes.” – Lori Greiner
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#39. “I roll out of bed in the morning whenever I want, and I work right away because to me, that’s the life. That’s freedom. The whole point for me is that I love the freedom of being an entrepreneur that I do what I want to do when I want to do it.” – Lori Greiner

#40. “In business, it is most often all about getting your foot in the door and once you do, everything opens up and things start to naturally progress into bigger and more opportunities.” – Lori Greiner

#41. “Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week.” – Lori Greiner

#42. “I have an innate instinct for knowing what’s going to work.” – Lori Greiner

Robert Herjavec Quotes

#43. “I like to invest in people that I like to hang with.” – Robert Herjavac

#44. “What inspires me is that belief we can all achieve what we set our mind to.” – Robert Herjavac

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#45. “A goal without a timeline is simply a dream.” – Robert Herjavac
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#46. “Entrepreneurs create the tangible from the intangible.” – Robert Herjavac

#47. “People who succeed in life have a need for something greater than themselves.” – Robert Herjavac

#48. “I don’t think anybody ever started a great business because they wanted to make a little more cash. They had a dream. They wanted a better life.” – Robert Herjavac

It’s the thousand little, non-sexy, non-exciting, mundane things that you have to do in order to be recognized, that make you succeed

#49. “It’s the thousand little, non-sexy, non-exciting, mundane things that you have to do in order to be recognized, that make you succeed.” – Robert Herjavac

#50. “When I was a waiter, I wanted to be the best waiter I could be and worked to be better at it every day.” – Robert Herjavac

#51. “I don’t look at failure as death. I don’t look at failure as finality. I just look at it and pick myself up.” – Robert Herjavac

#52. “I’m a very nice guy, but don’t mistake my kindness for weakness.” – Robert Herjavac

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#53. “Tough times never last. Tough people always do.” – Robert Herjavac
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#54. “If you’re hard on yourself, life will be easy on you.” – Robert Herjavac

#55. “Business is a sprint until you find an opportunity, then it’s the patience of a marathon runner.” – Robert Herjavac

#56. “I don’t think anyone wakes up and says, ‘I want my life to suck today.'”– Robert Herjavac

#57.“To succeed in business you have to do three things. Work your butt off, be extravagant with your dreams but practical with your expenses, and avoid thinking about failure.” – Robert Herjavac

Daymond John Quotes

#58. “Align yourself with the right people, forge the right relationships and you’ll set yourself up for the long run.” – Daymond John

#59. “We all want the freedom to make our own decisions.” – Daymond John

#60. “I really do enjoy giving worthy people an opportunity of a lifetime.” – Daymond John

Don’t wait for the perfect time Daymond John

#61. “Don’t wait for the perfect time. You will wait forever. Always take advantage of the time that you’re given and make it perfect.” – Daymond John

#62. “The easiest thing to sell is the truth.” – Daymond John

#63. “Mentors by far, are the most important aspects of businesses.” – Daymond John

#64. “The thing that I’ve learned is, try to make all the mistakes with your own money and on a small level.” – Daymond John

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#65. “Make sure you’re doing something that you love, that you’re willing to do for the rest of your life. If you’re doing it for the money, that’s the only thing you won’t make.” – Daymond John
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#66. “As an entrepreneur, you never stop learning.” – Daymond John

#67. “I do today what people won’t so I achieve tomorrow what other people can’t.” – Daymond John

#68. “I value an entrepreneur I can get behind and trust because I know they are attempting to move forward in life.” – Daymond John

#69. “I thought, well, if this kid wants my jacket, maybe someone else will want my sneaker or my jeans. Right away, I started thinking like a wholesaler.” – Daymond John

#70. “You are born a chooser.” – Daymond John

I believe the last thing I read at night will likely manifest when I’m sleeping

#71. “I believe the last thing I read at night will likely manifest when I’m sleeping. You become what you think about the most.” – Daymond John

#72. “Success is waking up every day and doing what you want to do.” – Daymond John

#73. “Learn as many mistakes and what not to do while your business or product is small. Don’t be in such a hurry to grow your brand. Make sure that you and the market can sustain any bumps that may occur down the road.” – Daymond John

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#74. “If people haven’t laughed at your dreams, then you aren’t dreaming big enough, just keep pushing forward.” – Daymond John
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#75. “Everyone has an idea, but it’s taking those first steps toward turning that idea into a reality that are always the toughest.” – Daymond John

#76. “Poor people put a low value on themselves and their efforts.” – Daymond John

#77. “If I’ve learned one thing in this life it’s this. Even if you lose, don’t lose the lesson.” – Daymond John

Kevin O’Leary Quotes

#78. “I like to take risks. That’s how I make money. But they are calculated risks.” – Kevin O’Leary

#79. “Business is war. I go out there, I want to kill the competitors. I want to make their lives miserable. I want to steal their market share. I want them to fear me and I want everyone on my team thinking we’re going to win.” – Kevin O’Leary

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#80. “I’m not trying to make friends. You want a friend? Buy a dog. I’m trying to make money.” – Kevin O’Leary
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#81. “Here’s how I think of my money, as soldiers. I send them out to war every day. I want them to take prisoners and come home, so there’s more of them.” – Kevin O’Leary

#82. “Don’t cry about money, it never cries for you.” – Kevin O’Leary

#83. “It pains me to see good entrepreneurs chase bad opportunities.” – Kevin O’Leary

#84. “What are the most important qualities that make a successful entrepreneur? The ability to communicate. The ability to express your idea with certainty. That’s how you become a leader even if you are unsure. Your ability to explain your vision and your direction is the attribute you need the most. Articulate your idea in 90 seconds or less.” – Kevin O’Leary

#85. “Money has no grey areas. You either make it or you lose it.” – Kevin O’Leary

#86. “Nobody has a monopoly on good ideas.” – Kevin O’Leary

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#87. “We need physical exercise to prepare our brain for long periods of concentration.” – Kevin O’Leary
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#88. “There is a discipline required as an entrepreneur about working to optimize the business. There is no balance in life as an entrepreneur. You can’t expect to work 9 to 5. That’s never going to happen. You have to expect that it is going to consume your life for a period of time. That’s the downside, but the upside is that you buy yourself freedom in perpetuity.” – Kevin O’Leary

#89. “So much of life is a negotiation. So even if you’re not in business, you have opportunities to practice all around you.” – Kevin O’Leary

#90. “Money equals freedom.” – Kevin O’Leary

#91. “I have had some great successes and great failures. I think every entrepreneur has. I try to learn from all of them.” – Kevin O’Leary

#92. “I’m not planning on giving my kids any of my wealth. They know when their education is over, I’m pushing them out of the nest. The bird you see dead under the nest is the one who didn’t think about the future.” – Kevin O’Leary

Daniel Lubetzky Quotes

#93. “Learning how to contract your power and personality is of incredible importance.” – Daniel Lubetzky

#94. “I can’t tell you exactly why my work ethic is the way that it is, but I know that I will always work harder than anyone else I know.” – Daniel Lubetzky

#95. “When you’re bringing an idea to fruition, there are two distinct phases, the skeptic phase and the evangelist phase. During the first phase, you have to be willing to ask the hardest questions, like is this idea worth pursuing? But once you are convinced, you flip a switch. It’s about getting it done.” – Daniel Lubetzky

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#96. “Failure holds the seeds for greatness. So long as you water those seeds with introspection, they can be the root of your success.” – Daniel Lubetzky
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#97. “Emotional intelligence is a very important skill set, not just to be happier but also to succeed professionally.” – Daniel Lubetzky

#98. “Kindness boggles my mind. It’s the only force in nature that increases simultaneously for the giver and the receiver.” – Daniel Lubetzky

#99. “Tasting failure, even when you truly believe in a project, is a critical part of the growth process.” – Daniel Lubetzky

#100. “It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from. There’s no substitute for hard work.” – Daniel Lubetzky

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#101. “I cannot think of any venture I have initiated where an earlier failure wasn’t an important precursor to an eventual success.” – Daniel Lubetzky
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#102. “It’s very important for people to know what gives them meaning. But it’s hard for people to figure out if you’re not connecting with yourself and taking the time to just be introspective and daydream.” – Daniel Lubetzky

Anne Wojcicki Quotes

#103. “If you want to change this world, this community that we all live in, then get up and do it. And just start something.” – Anne Wojcicki

#104. “The reality is that the only way change comes is when you lead by example.” – Anne Wojcicki

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#105. “Big challenges are an accumulation of small challenges.” – Anne Wojcicki
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#106. “I need to solve the problem. It’s no different from how am I going to get my son out the door when he needs to go to school. It’s a bigger version of that same type of problem.”– Anne Wojcicki

#107. “It’s just the reality. Everyone’s going to die and everyone’s going to get sick at some point. But I do believe that there are choices you can make in life that will make you as healthy as possible.” – Anne Wojcicki

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed these 107 Shark Tank quotes.

There are many quotes in this list that I have taped on my walls to remind me to keep pushing through my failures and motivate and inspire when I feel like giving up.

Also be sure to check out the many other motivational and inspirational quotes we have compiled for you on this site.

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