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10 Inspiring Quotes From the Fearless Jeff Bezos Here's some wisdom from the super human.

By Rose Leadem

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Jeff Bezos

From Amazon to Blue Origin to The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos is considered by many, one of the most successful and influential leaders today. And we think he is just getting started.

Worth $72.8 billion, the third richest man in the world, continues to push boundaries in markets and explore new ways to innovate at his current companies. For instance, Amazon just began producing top-notch movies and entertainment, landing itself three Oscars.

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With Bezos' savvy business tactics, modern approach and motivation to change the world, we could learn a thing or two from the billionaire.

Check out these 10 inspiring quotes from the man who does everything.

On innovation

"You have to be willing to be misunderstood if you're going to innovate." -- Jeff Bezos

On challenges

"When it's tough, will you give up, or will you be relentless?" -- Jeff Bezos

On risk

"If you never want to be criticized, for goodness' sake don't do anything new." -- Jeff Bezos

Related: 10 Motivational Quotes from Facebook Genius Mark Zuckerberg

On empowerment

"In the end, we are our choices. Build yourself a great story." -- Jeff Bezos

On failure

"Failure and invention are inseparable twins." -- Jeff Bezos

On creativity

"One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out." -- Jeff Bezos

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On leadership

"Part of company culture is path-dependent -- it's the lessons you learn along the way." -- Jeff Bezos

On success

"A company shouldn't get addicted to being shiny, because shiny doesn't last." -- Jeff Bezos

On mindset

"Cleverness is a gift, kindness is a choice. Gifts are easy -- they're given after all. Choices can be hard." -- Jeff Bezos

On time

"Life's too short to hang out with people who aren't resourceful." -- Jeff Bezos

Related: 10 Barack Obama Quotes on Hard Work, Success, Motivation and More

Rose Leadem is a freelance writer for 

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