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10 Quotes from Henry Sy That Will Inspire You

Remembering a pioneering entrepreneur and philanthropist in his own words.
10 Quotes from Henry Sy That Will Inspire You
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Remembering a pioneering entrepreneur and philanthropist in his own words.

The inspiring story of Henry Sy is one that has touched the lives of many. Sy, who passed on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the age of 94, was a self-made billionaire and a respected businessman. A leading philanthropist, he established the Henry Sy Foundation to promote academic excellence. Here, a selection of Sy's most quotable words of wisdom.

ON PERSEVERANCE:

You have to have a dream, whether big or small. Then plan, focus, work hard and be very determined to achieve your goals. — SM Foundation

ON DOING HIS BEST:

Ever since I was a kid, Iâve always believed in doing my best, that one should aspire to be #1. —BrainyQuote

ON HARD WORK:

I never imagined attaining big success. Whatever I have achieved did not happen overnight; ever since my teen years I have devoted many, many years of my life to non-stop studying, diligent work, and dreaming of a better future. — Philippine Star, 2006

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ON BUSINESS:

My basic strategy is to stick to my core business, and to my area of expertise. My businesses are all relatedâretail, shopping centers, banking, real estate, and tourism development. Together they create synergy. — Philippine Star, 2008

ON SUCCESS:

Success is not just good luck: it is a combination of hard work, good credit standing, opportunity, readiness, and timing. Success will not last if you do not take care of it. — Philippine Star, 2004

ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP:

When you do well, do not change your ways. — Philippine Star, 2004

ON FAILURE:

There is no such thing as overnight success or easy money. If you fail, do not be discouraged; try again. — Philippine Star, 2004

ON WORK:

While I am not big with words, I am big and bold in dreams and vision. By nature, I am curious and adventurous. I like the excitement of change and new and better ideas. I look for excellence in performance. — Financial Chronicles

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ON PROBLEMS:

I don't give up easily. I look for solutions to problems. I want to make things happen. — Philippine Star, 2004

ON BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS:

In life and in business, you need to be a good-hearted and trust worthy. This is the way to build long-term relationships. — Financial Chronicles

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