50 Powerful Tim Ferriss Quotes

Inspirational Tim Ferriss Quotes

Who is Tim Ferriss? Tim Ferriss is an American entrepreneur, motivational speaker and a best selling self help author. I first came across Tim Ferriss quotes through his book, The 4 Hour Work Week published in 2007. This is his best selling book. Ferris has gone on to publish other titles such as
  • 4 Hour body
  • 4 Hour Chef
  • Tool of Titans
  • Tribe of Mentors
You can discover more about Tim Ferris on his blog

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Tim Ferris quotesLearn the art of the pitch and of messaging. -Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferris quotesThis is not my phrase, but if you are stuck in the past, then you are depressed. If you are stuck in the future then you are anxious. -Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferris quotesInformation is useless if it is not applied to something important or if you will forget it before you have a chance to apply it. -Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferris quotesI’m not a fan of idleness, except in small doses. -Tim Ferriss 

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I think about willpower almost never. I realise for myself, trying to be more disciplined is pretty nebulous and it’s often a slippery target. For me, I’ve just thought about incentives. –Tim Ferriss 

Tim Ferris quotesThe opposite of love is indifference, and the opposite of happiness is boredom. –Tim Ferriss quotes

Tim Ferris quotesThe way we measure productivity is flawed. People checking their Blackberry over dinner is not the measure of productivity. –Tim Ferriss 

Tim Ferris quotesPeople are smarter than you think. Give them a chance to prove themselves. –Tim Ferriss 

Tim Ferris quotesEvery time I find myself stressed out, it’s because I do things primarily driven by growth. Tim Ferriss 

Tim Ferris quotesLife is too short to be small. –Tim Ferriss quotes

Which one of the Tim Ferriss quotes above was your favorite? I particularly liked, “Life is too short to be small.” I think in life we hold ourselves back a lot, worrying about what others might think and questioning our own abilities. Now is time to remember that in the larger scheme of things our lives are such a short period of time. Let go of your worries and go after your dreams. Live your life according to your terms and shake away those fears. They serve no purpose other than keeping us living a smaller version of what we can actually be! 


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Tim Ferris quotesI discourage passive skepticism,  which is the armchair variety where people sit back and criticise without ever subjecting their theories or themselves to real field testing. –Tim Ferriss 

Tim Ferris quotesPeople don’t want to be millionaires- they want to experience what they believe only millions can buy. –Tim Ferriss quotes

Tim Ferris quotesThe fishing is best where the fewest go and the collective insecurity of the world makes it easy for people to hit home runs while everyone is aiming for base hits. –Tim Ferriss 

Tim Ferris quotesAlternating periods of activity and rest is necessary to survive, let alone thrive. Capacity, interest and mental endurance all wax and wane. Plan accordingy. –Tim Ferris 

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Doing the unrealistic is easier than doing the realistic. –Tim Ferriss Quotes

Tim Ferris quotesI really feeel like knife skills-not just in the kitchen but in life-are really crucial. –Tim Ferriss Quotes

Tim Ferris quotesExcitement is the more practical synonym for happiness, and it is precislely what you should strive to chase. It is the cure-all. –Tim Ferriss 

Tim Ferris quotesI still feel there are much smarter self promoters out there than me. I am very methodical about my messaging and I know how to gain attention very quickly. –Tim Ferriss 

Tim Ferris quotesConverting your own passions into a job is the fastest method for eliminating any passion you once had. –Tim Ferriss 

Tim Ferris quotesMost people are good at a handful of things and utterly miserable at most. –Tim Ferriss 

From the pack above, I liked, “The fishing is best where the fewest go and the collective insecurity of the world makes it easy for people to hit home runs while everyone is aiming for base hits.” This is all about being able to strive for the top spot. Few people can push themselves to that top spot, there is a tendency to give up. Today, I am going to strive to do a little bit more!


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Tim Ferris quotesI take notes like some people take drugs. –Tim Ferriss Quotes

Tim Ferris quotesMost people are fast to stop you before you get started but hesitate to get in the way if you are moving. –Tim Ferriss Quotes

Tim Ferris quotesAs far as income goes there 3 currencies in the world; most people ignore two. The 3 currencies are time, income and mobility,  descending order of importance. Most people focus exclusively on income. –Tim Ferriss Quotes

Tim Ferris quotesThe blind quest for cash is a fool’s errand. –Tim Ferriss Quotes

Tim Ferris quotesI encourage active skepticism when people arebeing skeptical because they are trying to determine the best course of action. They are tyring to identify the next step for themselves or other people. –Tim Ferriss Quotes

Tim Ferris quotesI didn’t even like white wine. Then I tasted it and bought a case. It was the first case of any wine I had ever bought. –Tim Ferriss Quotes

Tim Ferris quotesI open each class with an explanation of the singular importance of being a dealmaker. The manfiesto of the dealmaker is simple. Reality is negotiable. –Tim Ferriss Quotes

Tim Ferris quotesThe bottom line is that you only have the rights you fight for. –Tim Ferriss Quotes

Tim Ferris quotesUnbeknownst to most fun loving bipeds, not all stress is bad. Indeed the New Rich don’t aim to eliminate all stress. Not in the least. –Tim Ferriss Quotes

Tim Ferris quotesWork is an activity that is financially driven or one that you would like to do less off. –Tim Ferriss Quotes

This one was my favorite out of the above, “Most people are fast to stop you before you get started but hesitate to get in the way if you are moving“. I think I agree with Ferriss here that if you are determined no one can stop you. If you are undecided then there will be plenty that can take you off course. However, if are unwavering in your decision you become unstoppable. 

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tim ferris quotesDifferent is better wen it more effective or more fun. –Tim Ferriss

tim ferris quotesDon’t follow a model that doesn’t work. If the recipe sucks, it doesn’t matter how good a cook you are. –Tim Ferriss 

Tim Ferris quotesI gauge success in years, not weeks. The weekend box-office approace to book launches is short sighted and encourgaes crappy books. –Tim Ferriss Quotes

Tim Ferris QuotesThe start of the day is often the best time to get things done. This is somewhat related to willpower. -Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferris quotesThere are certain things I will automate, but when it comes to quality control, I want to keep a very close eye. –Tim Ferriss Quotes

Tim Ferris quotesRather than spend my life on data entry and typing, I also take photos on my Iphone of business cards, whine labels, menus or anything I want to have searchable on the run. –Tim Ferriss Quotes

Tim Ferris quotesIf you let pride stop you, you will hate life. –Tim Ferriss Quotes

Tim Ferris quotesRelative income uses two variables, the dollar and time, usually hours. –Tim Ferriss Quotes

Tim Ferris quotesBe bold and don’t worry about what people think. They don’t do it that often anyway. –Tim Ferriss 

Tim Ferris quotesTo have an uncommon lifestyle, you need to develop the uncommon habit of making decisions, both for yourself and others. –Tim Ferriss Quotes

Tim Ferriss says, “Be bold and don’t worry about what peiple think. They don’t do it that often anyway“. Often we worry about what others think of us, but the truth is that most people are busy thinking about their own lives. They have their own errands, their own challenges and their own aspirations. 

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Tim Ferris quotesFor most people life would be boring without meaningful work. –Tim Ferriss Quotes

Tim Ferris quotesFear is your friend. It is an indicator. Sometimes it shows you what you shouldn’t do, more often than not it shows you what you should do. –Tim Ferriss Quotes

Tim Ferris quotesMAssive elimination is the most important step and the most neglected step for entrepreneurs. –Tim Ferriss Quotes

Tim Ferris quotesLanguage learning deserves special mention. It is, bar none, the best thing you can do to hone clear thinking. –Tim Ferriss Quotes

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The best entrepreneurs I have met are all good communicators. It’s perhaps one of the very few unifying factors. –Tim Ferriss Quotes

tim ferris quotesIf you see distraction externally, you end up creating an internally distracted state. –Tim Ferriss Quotes

tim ferris quotesIf you spend your time, worth $20-$25 per hour, doing something that someone else will dof for $10 per hour, it’s simply a poor use of resources. –Tim Ferriss Quotes

tim ferris quotesI think time management as a label encourages people to view each 24 hour period as slot in which they should pack as much as possible. –Tim Ferriss Quotes

tim ferris quotesDoing something unimportant well does not make it important. –Tim Ferriss Quotes

tim ferris quotesDon’t suffer fools or you will become one. –Tim Ferriss Quotes

I think this Tim Ferris quote, “If you see distraction externally, you end up creating an internally distracted state.”  is in line with what most new thought teachers teach. 

Teachers like James Allen and Abraham Hicks all proclaim that our thoughts create our own world. The more negativity you notice, the more you will see of it. If you believe people are crooks then you will encounter crooks etc. The more you see and acknowledge how good people are, the more you will experience nice people in your life. These are the teachings based on the Law of Attraction. 

I hope you have found some inspiration in these quotes, please remember to share!