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8 Inspirational George Clooney Quotes on Leadership, Failure and Staying Humble

The actor-slash-entrepreneur has some words of wisdom for entrepreneurs.
8 Inspirational George Clooney Quotes on Leadership, Failure and Staying Humble
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Actor, director, producer, humanitarian, entrepreneur -- is there anything that George Clooney doesn’t do? With such a long list of accomplishments, there are a number of things you can learn from the successful Hollywood star.

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Clooney’s breakout role was as Dr. Doug Ross on NBC’s ER. Putting his name on the map and landing him two Emmy awards, Clooney has gone on to star in, direct and produce a number of films, including Ocean’s Eleven, Syriana, Michael Clayton and Up in the Air, to name a few. Now an Academy Award-winning actor, Clooney has gone on to get his feet wet in business, famously launching tequila company Casamigos, which he sold to Diageo for a whopping $1 billion last year.

Related: 17 Inspirational Quotes from Oscar-Winning Movies

From entrepreneurship to acting, Clooney’s hats are many and to learn how he’s found success in various industries, check out these eight inspirational quotes.

8 Inspirational George Clooney Quotes on Leadership, Failure and Staying Humble

On leadership

On leadership
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"In the end, it's more fun to be the painter than the paint." -- George Clooney
8 Inspirational George Clooney Quotes on Leadership, Failure and Staying Humble

On failure

On failure
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“Failures are infinitely more instructive than successes.” -- George Clooney
8 Inspirational George Clooney Quotes on Leadership, Failure and Staying Humble

On courage

On courage
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“The simple truth is everyone has an opinion, everyone has the right to voice it and they should if they want to.” -- George Clooney

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8 Inspirational George Clooney Quotes on Leadership, Failure and Staying Humble

On confidence

On confidence
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"I had to stop going to auditions thinking, 'Oh, I hope they like me.' I had to go in thinking I was the answer to their problem." -- George Clooney
8 Inspirational George Clooney Quotes on Leadership, Failure and Staying Humble

On growth

On growth
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"You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak.” -- George Clooney
8 Inspirational George Clooney Quotes on Leadership, Failure and Staying Humble

On living life to the fullest

On living life to the fullest
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“You have only a short period of time in your life to make your mark, and I’m there now.” -- George Clooney

Related: 10 Inspirational Quotes from Successful Actress-Turned-Entrepreneur Jessica Alba

8 Inspirational George Clooney Quotes on Leadership, Failure and Staying Humble

On hard work

On hard work
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“The only failure is not to try.” -- George Clooney
8 Inspirational George Clooney Quotes on Leadership, Failure and Staying Humble

On being humble

On being humble
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"I watch Batman & Robin from time to time. It's the worst movie I ever made, so it's a good lesson in humility." -- George Clooney
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  • 8 Inspirational George Clooney Quotes on Leadership, Failure and Staying Humble
  • 1. On leadership
  • 2. On failure
  • 3. On courage
  • 4. On confidence
  • 5. On growth
  • 6. On living life to the fullest
  • 7. On hard work
  • 8. On being humble
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