There is no such thing as overnight success or easy money. If you fail, do not be discouraged; try again. When you do well, do not change your ways. Success is not just good luck: it is a combination of hard work, good credit standing, opportunity, readiness and timing. Success will not last if you do not take care of it.

— Henry Sy

The most pioneering Henry Sy quotes that are glad to read

You have to have a dream, whether big or small.

Then plan, focus, work hard and be very determined to achieve your goals.


In life and in business, you need to be good-hearted and trustworthy, and to have integrity. This is the way to build long-term relationships. It is also important to be optimistic and to look at challenges as opportunities.


There is no substitute for hard work. There is no such thing as overnight success or easy money.


I started with shoes, and with hard work and discipline, the business prospered.

I moved to the department store business and again, things went well.


My basic strategy is to stick to my core business, and to my area of expertise.

My businesses are all related - retail, shopping centers, banking, real estate and tourism development. Together they create synergy.


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I have always believed that if we do well, we must also do something to help others in society.