73 Inspiring Jordan Belfort Quotes [The Wolf of Wall Street]

Jordan Belfort, infamous for his white-collar crimes related to stock market manipulation, is a former Wall Street trader and founder of Stratton Oakmont.

Belfort’s unscrupulous activities eventually led to his arrest and subsequent guilty plea to fraud.

Belfort was sentenced to 4 years in prison but was released after serving for 22 months.


Despite his notorious reputation, Belfort managed to carve out a new path, becoming a motivational speaker and profiting from his life experiences.

He authored two memoirs, “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Way of the Wolf,” with the former adapted into a successful blockbuster film.

However, Belfort has faced criticism for allegedly profiting from the narrative of his crimes, fueling the controversy surrounding his public image.

Below you will find some popular Jordan Belfort quotes.

Best Jordan Belfort Quotes


Winners use words that say ‘must’ and ‘will’. ~ Jordan Belfort.

There’s no way to succeed in business without the highest ethical standards. ~ Jordan Belfort.

Just like that I made two grand, the other guys looked at me like I just discovered fire. ~ Jordan Belfort.

I want you to deal with your problems by becoming rich. ~ Jordan Belfort.

97% of the people who quit too soon are employed by the 3% who didn’t. ~ Jordan Belfort.

Money is the oxygen of capitalism and I wanna breathe more than any man alive. ~ Jordan Belfort.

Don’t hang up until the client either buys or dies. ~ Jordan Belfort.

You do not want to try to resolve their pain at this point. In fact, if anything, you want to amplify that pain. ~ Jordan Belfort.

If you try and fail, people will praise you for trying. If you fail to even try people will ignore you. ~ Jordan Belfort.

You need to see things as they are, not worse than they are, than see them better than they are and make them that way. ~ Jordan Belfort.

My name is Jordan Belfort. I was raised in a tiny apartment in Queens. At the tender age of 22 I headed to Wall Street. Within months I started my own firm out of an abandoned auto body shop. The year I turned 26, I made 49 million dollars which really pissed me off because it was three shy of a million a week. ~ Jordan Belfort.

Top Jordan Belfort Quotes

They were drunk on youth, fueled by greed, and higher than kites. ~ Jordan Belfort.

Whether you say, ‘I can’ or ‘I can’t,’ you’re right either way. ~ Jordan Belfort.

If you give people a good enough ‘why’, they will always figure out the how. ~ Jordan Belfort.

Without action, the best intentions in the world are nothing more than that: intentions. ~ Jordan Belfort.

One thing I can promise you is that I never ask my clients to judge me on my winners, I ask them to judge me on my losers because I have so few. ~ Jordan Belfort.

Create a vision that makes you wanna jump out of bed in the morning. ~ Jordan Belfort.

Give yourself no choice but to succeed. Let the consequences of failure become so dire and so unthinkable that you’ll have no choice but to do whatever it takes to succeed. ~ Jordan Belfort.


Remember: Success begins in your head. ~ Jordan Belfort.

I don’t think you’re cut out for this job. You look like a kid, and Wall Street’s no place for kids. It’s a place for killers. A place for mercenaries. So in that sense you’re lucky I’m not the one who does the hiring around here. ~ Jordan Belfort.

Perhaps I should have run the other way right then and there, realizing that a guy like this might bring out the worst in me. ~ Jordan Belfort.

I’ve got the guts to die. What I want to know is, have you got the guts to live? ~ Jordan Belfort.

Inside the restaurant young Strattonites carried on their time-honored tradition of acting like packs of untamed wolves. ~ Jordan Belfort.

Inspirational Jordan Belfort Quotes

Hard work beats talent. Every time! ~ Jordan Belfort.

He was a complicated man, my father; a man of great mental capacity who was driven to succeed yet humbled into mediocrity by his own emotional limitations. ~ Jordan Belfort.

The Wolf strikes again! ~ Jordan Belfort.

When you do something, you might fail. But that’s not because you’re a failure, it’s because you have not learnt enough ~ Jordan Belfort.

Best way to sell something: don’t sell anything. Earn awareness, respect and trust of those who might buy. ~ Jordan Belfort.

I believe in total immersion, if you want to be rich, you have to program your mind to be rich. You have to unlearn all the thoughts that were making you poor and replace them with new thoughts – rich thoughts. ~ Jordan Belfort.

You can watch me, mock me, try to block me but you cannot stop me. ~ Jordan Belfort.

You grow stronger from failure than you do from success. ~ Jordan Belfort.

In retrospect, I remember feeling somewhat relieved – that the chaos and insanity would finally be behind me. ~ Jordan Belfort.

Dream stompers are people who want to stomp on your hopes and dreams. Lose their phone numbers. ~ Jordan Belfort.

Motivational Jordan Belfort Quotes

There’s only 1 way to get rich, quick! But not through a get rich quick scheme. There’s a difference. ~ Jordan Belfort.

Work until your bank account looks like a phone number. ~ Jordan Belfort.

If money isn’t everything work at McDonald’s. ~ Jordan Belfort.

When it’s all said and done, it’s the energy we send out into the universe that often comes back to us. That’s a universal law, love. ~ Jordan Belfort.

Don’t follow the path. Blaze the trail. ~ Jordan Belfort.

Act as if you are already a tremendous success, and as sure as I stand here today – you will become successful. ~ Jordan Belfort.


Have you got the guts to live? ~ Jordan Belfort.

The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullsh*t story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it. ~ Jordan Belfort.

When the window of opportunity open, that’s when you work twice as hard. ~ Jordan Belfort.

I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute. ~ Jordan Belfort.

Everything that has happened to you up to this point is irrelevant. It’s your past. ~ Jordan Belfort.

Famous Jordan Belfort Quotes

It was as if I was bulletproof or something. How many times had I cheated death? ~ Jordan Belfort.

If you want to be rich, never give up. People tend to give up. If you have persistence, you will come out ahead of most people. More importantly, you will learn. When you do something, you might fail. But that’s not because you’re a failure. It’s because you have not learnt enough. Do it differently each time. One day, you will do it right. Failure is your friend. ~ Jordan Belfort.

Yeah, that’s right; money is the greatest single problem-solver known to man… ~ Jordan Belfort.

Money is the tool, my child, not the mason; it can help you make acquaintances but not true friends; and it might buy you a life of leisure but not a life of peace. ~ Jordan Belfort.

I want you to back yourself into a corner. Give yourself no choice but to succeed. Let the consequences of failure become so dire and so unthinkable that you’ll have no choice but to do whatever it takes to succeed. ~ Jordan Belfort.

The story you tell yourself is exactly what holds you back from being successful. ~ Jordan Belfort.

Successful people are 100% convinced that they are masters of their own destiny, they’re not creatures of circumstance, they create circumstance, if the circumstances around them suck they change them. ~ Jordan Belfort.

Average sucks. ~ Jordan Belfort.

If I earn a million dollars a week and the average American earns a thousand dollars a week, then when I spend twenty thousand dollars on something it’s the equivalent of the average American spending twenty dollars on something, right? ~ Jordan Belfort.

I had considered changing my phone number, but I was so far behind on my phone bill that NYNEX was after me too. ~ Jordan Belfort.

Do not let there be a shred of doubt in your mind. Chase your dreams. ~ Jordan Belfort.

Inspiring Jordan Belfort Quotes

Act as if! Act as if you’re a wealthy man, rich already, and then you’ll surely become rich. Act as if you have unmatched confidence and then people will surely have confidence in you. Act as if you have unmatched experience and then people will follow your advice. And act as if you are already a tremendous success, and as sure as I stand here today – you will become successful. ~ Jordan Belfort.

You don’t choose who you fall in love with, do you? And once you do fall in love – that obsessive sort of love, that all-consuming love, where two people can’t stand to be apart from each other for even a moment – how are you supposed to let a love like that pass you by? ~ Jordan Belfort.

People don’t buy stock; it gets sold to them. Don’t ever forget that. ~ Jordan Belfort.

No matter what happened to you in your past, you are not your past, you are the resources and the capabilities you glean from it. And that is the basis for all change. ~ Jordan Belfort.

It’s business. Leave your emotions at the door. ~ Jordan Belfort.

Every person around here, they want to get rich and they want to get rich quickly. They all want something for nothing. ~ Jordan Belfort.

You wanna know what money sounds like? Go to a trading floor on Wall Street. ~ Jordan Belfort.

Money doesn’t just buy you a better life, better food, better cars, better p*ssy – it also makes you a better person. ~ Jordan Belfort.

Still, give them to me young, hungry, and stupid. And in no time, I will make them rich. ~ Jordan Belfort.

When you live your life by poor standards, you inflict damage on everyone who crosses your path, especially those you love. ~ Jordan Belfort.

See those little black boxes? They’re called telephones. I’m gonna let you in on a little secret about these telephones. They’re not gonna dial themselves. Okay? Without you, they’re just worthless hunks of plastic. Like a loaded M16 without a trained Marine to pull the trigger. ~ Jordan Belfort.

Playing it safe and taking no risks is a shortcut to poverty. ~ Jordan Belfort.

Pay close attention to people who don’t clap when you win. ~ Jordan Belfort.


There’s no nobility in poverty. ~ Jordan Belfort.

The easiest way to make money is – create something of such value that everybody wants and go out and give and create value, the money comes automatically. ~ Jordan Belfort.

So these were the 73 top Jordan Belfort quotes on success and motivation.

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