Top 40 Alan Sugar Quotes of 2020

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“You can’t stop people printing what they want to print.”

― Alan Sugar

“I don’t make enemies, it’s just I’m not afraid to speak my mind, which can sometimes mean people don’t like what I am saying.”

― Alan Sugar

“I came from a socially deprived background when I was 15, 16 years old, but one thing I knew was one – you don’t abuse a policeman, and two – you don’t steal things.”

― Alan Sugar

“I never experienced any feelings of closeness and caring from my parents.”

― Alan Sugar

“If you lock me in the room with a piano teacher for a year I might be able to knock out a rendition of ‘Roll Out The Barrel,’ but will I ever be a concert pianist? No.”

― Alan Sugar

“I believe employment regulations for women, whereby the prospective employer is not able to inquire about the interviewee’s status regarding children, childcare, or indeed their intention of becoming a parent, are counterproductive.”

― Alan Sugar

“Once you decide to work for yourself, you never go back to work for somebody else.”

― Alan Sugar

“Among some of the youngsters, I think reality TV has installed that culture into them and inspired a few of them into wanting to be ‘TV celebrities.’”

― Alan Sugar

“Nobody can honestly say that they never lie.”

― Alan Sugar

“I have always been an honest trader. I come from a school of traders where there was honour in the deal. No contracts, just a handshake and that’s it, done. That’s the way I prefer to do business but it’s not always possible these days, sadly.”

― Alan Sugar

“You’ve got to admire Sir Richard Branson. He is a completely different style of businessman to me, but you have got to admire what he has achieved.”

― Alan Sugar

“Money is all right but once you have it you learn it’s not the be all and end all.”

― Alan Sugar

“The only people whose opinions I worry about are my wife, my children, and my employees.”

― Alan Sugar

“My mother was a housewife. My father was a garment worker.”

― Alan Sugar

“I’m a commercial person, not an academic.”

― Alan Sugar

“Well, it’s not hard to be number one entertaining Jew. Some of them are quite bleeding bloody miserable, really.”

― Alan Sugar

“I don’t like this young crudeness now which is supposed to be comedy on Friday nights.”

― Alan Sugar

“I like to keep fit.”

― Alan Sugar

“I like things in their proper places.”

― Alan Sugar

“I like to be a very fair person.”

― Alan Sugar

“I am tired of hustling.”

― Alan Sugar

“I’m not that hands-on as a grandfather.”

― Alan Sugar

“Why work when you can fill out a few forms and get paid for doing nothing?”

― Alan Sugar

“Youngsters have got to stop thinking about becoming the next Zuckerberg. It’s a trillion-to-one chance. What they need is mater and pater to say, ‘Get a job, son.’”

― Alan Sugar

“It will take a brave person to cull the benefits system and analyse who deserves and who doesn’t.”

― Alan Sugar

“There is a lot of luck in football. Following England is like following Wycombe Wanders or Leyton Orient. You hope for the best and hope you are lucky.”

― Alan Sugar

“I did not come into football to make money. I had already made millions.”

― Alan Sugar

“My main regret about my years in football was keeping my mouth shut like a little mouse, not daring to speak out because I was told you left the managers to get on with the job and that the chairman must never interfere with the manager’s decisions or the performance of his team.”

― Alan Sugar

“I have principles and I am not going to be forced to compromise them.”

― Alan Sugar

“There’s too much of a culture that exists out there, what I call an expectancy culture, of things being provided.”

― Alan Sugar

“Not everybody needs to go to university; they can get out and start working straight away.”

― Alan Sugar

“Look, I’m a member of the House of Lords and I’m the first to admit that I don’t understand how one gets new laws through.”

― Alan Sugar

“When I was a kid, a policeman was someone you looked up to and respected.”

― Alan Sugar

“I have no patience at all.”

― Alan Sugar

“The entrepreneurial instinct is in you. You can’t learn it, you can’t buy it, you can’t put it in a bottle. It’s just there and it comes out.”

― Alan Sugar

“It is torment to be segregated out because of some bit of clothing that you’re wearing.”

― Alan Sugar

“I get angry when people bring derisory actions against me.”

― Alan Sugar

“I’ve just got an exceptional memory, if I say so myself.”

― Alan Sugar

“In America, everybody thinks they’re an entrepreneur. That’s the problem. It’s not a title that anybody should call oneself.”

― Alan Sugar

“I don’t like paying 50 per cent of tax.”

― Alan Sugar
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