Great Larry Ellison Quotes

When you’re the first person whose beliefs are different from what everyone else believes, you’re basically saying, “I’m right, and everyone else is wrong.” That’s a very unpleasant position to be in. It’s at once exhilarating and at the same time an invitation to be attacked.


To model yourself after Steve Jobs is like, ‘I’d like to paint like Picasso, what should I do? Should I use more red?’


Great achievers are driven, not so much by the pursuit of success, but by the fear of failure.


The only way to get ahead is to find errors in conventional wisdom.


I believe people have to follow their Dreams-I did.


Life’s a journey. It’s a journey about discovering limits.


I think I am very goal oriented. I’d like to win the America’s cup. I’d like Oracle to be the No 1 software company in the world. I still think it is possible to beat Microsoft.


I love sailing. I like it more when I am winning.


What can a sales person say to somebody to get them to buy a product that they already use every day if they don’t like it? Nothing.


When you’re the first person whose beliefs are different from what everyone else believes, you’re basically saying, “I’m right, and everyone else is wrong.” That’s a very unpleasant position to be in. It’s at once exhilarating and at the same time an invitation to be attacked.


You cannot innovate by copying.