Top 25 Bill Britt Quotes about Amway, Success and Life

What I want to do in today’s post is share some of my favorite Bill Britt quotes.

These are quotes from some of his Amway tapes and videos.

Bill Britt is an Amway legend.

He is the founder of Britt World Wide.

Over the period of his Amway career he built a team of more than 1.5 MILLION distributors.

He was a man’s man.

He frequently talked about values, religion, business, leadership, marriage and many other controversial subjects from the stage.

He was sometimes radical, but you always knew where he stood.

You either loved him or hated him.

That’s what I admired about him the most.

I was fortunate to spend a couple of years in Amway and my experience was enjoyable.

I never met Mr. Britt, nor was I part of his team, but I did listen to many of his tapes and I really admired him.

I even saw him speak a few times.

I looked up to him as a mentor and only dreamed that I could one day achieve success like he did.

I’ve been out of the Amway business for more than a decade now, but I still enjoy listening to Bill’s videos on YouTube from time-to-time.

Sadly, Mr. Britt passed away on January 23, 2013.

Even though he is no longer with us, his legacy continues.

My favorite Bill Britt quotes are listed below in bold and italics.

After each quote I will share my own two cents on the issue.

They are listed in no particular order.


# 1 If you couldn’t get excited about your country you couldn’t get excited about your business.

Bill was a true patriot who loved his country. He spent time in the military and believed everyone should be passionate about their own country, especially Americans.

# 2 The government didn’t teach me how to make it, just like they don’t teach anybody else how to make it.

Neither schools, colleges, nor the government itself, will teach anyone how to be successful in life.

# 3 The government school system taught me how to be broke.  

The problem with the school system is that it teaches people how to be employees, not entrepreneurs, even though we live in a capitalistic society.

# 4 The Constitution of the United States makes each citizen a king or queen.

Our government, and the politicians, work FOR the people and get their power from us.  We do not serve them. They exist to serve us: the people.

# 5 No one can make you succeed… all you have is an opportunity.

Each of us is responsible or our own lives and own success. Until we take responsibility for our lives and business we will never succeed.

# 6 To succeed in life you’ve got to grow bigger than the problems you must overcome.

Everyone has challenges, disappointments and setbacks.  The more you want to accomplish in life, the more of challenges you will have to overcome.

# 7 I believe the Amway business is the best business opportunity that has ever existed in the free world.  

Bill loved Amway and he believed it was free enterprise at its finest. I feel the same way about network marketing.

# 8 You don’t have to have any special talent… you don’t have to have any special gifts… you just have to keep on keeping on and learn from your experiences.  

Nobody is born a winner.  You don’t need any special gifts, other than a big burning desire to succeed, an open mind, and willingness to learn.

bill britt amway# 9 You’re not working for money, you’re working for happiness.

This is my favorite quote on this list.  Money won’t make you happy, but neither will being broke.  Money will allow you to buy things that you enjoy and give you more time to do what you want to do.

# 10 You’ve got what it takes… let me show you how to use what you’ve got.  

Bill could see the best in people.  He was a leader’s leader, a servant leader.  He knew how to tap the potential in other people.

# 11 Leaders aren’t born, they’re developed.  

I couldn’t agree more.  All true leaders have had a mentor and been taught leadership by someone else.  It is a learned skill.

# 12 Get out there and share your freedom with other people.  

Show the plan and share the dream. Get people dreaming about their own future.

# 13 If I can do it, you can do it.

If one person can be successful in the business anyone can.  It doesn’t mean everyone will, but the opportunity is there if you choose to make it happen and do the work.

# 14 Think of the difference a dream can make.

Dreams are what propel us to success and to work hard and overcome challenges.  If you don’t have a dream, life will be boring and un-fulfilling.

# 15 Success is how many people are better off because you lived.  

Life is about helping other people and leaving a legacy.

# 16 I’m proud.  I’m confident.  I’m bold.  I’ll get the job done.  That’s it.  PERIOD!

This is the attitude you need to have if you want to succeed in life and business.

# 17 An orderly society is not created by government.  An orderly society is only created by orderly people who are orderly in their hearts and in their minds.

It’s our job as citizens to ensure we create a safe and good society. We do that by voting in the right politicians, voting out the bad ones, and holding our government accountable.

# 18 It’s not the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.

It’s what is on the inside that matters most.  It’s your burning desire and drive to be successful that will determine whether you make it or not.

# 19 It’s how you handle things in your life that’s gonna make you what you finally become, because you will get knocked down, you will have problems, everybody’s got ‘em, and the difference between winners and losers is real simple, the winner always get up one more time than they got knocked down.

Life will be tough.  Get up one more time than you are knocked down and learn from every experience.

bill britt quotes# 20 They can say anything in the world they want to say about me, it’s what I think about me that I have to live with, not what they think about me.

Your own self-image is much more important than what any one person thinks about you.

# 21 When someone is down and out it’s not a time to step on somebody, it’s a time to lift somebody up, because all of us can get down and out.

Be someone who sees the best in others and lifts them up and inspires them to greatness.

# 22 Mistakes aren’t the end, they are the beginning.  

You have to fail your way to success if you ever want to succeed.

# 23 Let the dogs’ bark because this caravan is moving on PERIOD.

Have the attitude that you are going to make it no matter what.

# 24 Nothing can shine out until you can shine past where you are.

Don’t let your past hold you back from reaching success in the future.

# 25 Don’t speak what you have got that you don’t want, that’s what most people do, speak what you haven’t got that you do want.

Focus on the things you want in life, not on what you don’t currently have.

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Final Thoughts

In review, these are my top 25 favorite Bill Britt quotes of all time.

I hope you have enjoyed them as much as I did putting the list together.

Which quote is your favorite and why?

Also, is there a favorite quote that you know of that I didn’t mention?

If so, leave a comment and share it below.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Have a great day.

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2 thoughts on “Top 25 Bill Britt Quotes about Amway, Success and Life

  1. Kathy Marie Howell

    #10 “You’ve got what it takes…let me show you how to use what you’ve got.” it is my favorite! I do believe everyone has within them the ability to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Sometimes it takes someone else seeing it before we recognize it in ourselves.


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