"I hate politics. It's slimy. Any job where people pander for votes, I don't like. The country has gotten so partisan that if you're not on my side, you're the enemy. The only thing I ever try to support is a third party, like Unity08. We need more parties and more choice."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Mark Cuban on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Mark Cuban on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Mark Cuban on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Mark Cuban on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Mark Cuban on Joseph Stalin
"Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is. Know your business and industry better than anyone else in the world. Love what you do or don't do it."
"I still work hard to know my business. I'm continuously looking for ways to improve all my companies, and I'm always selling. Always."
"Being rich is a good thing. Not just in the obvious sense of benefitting you and your family, but in the broader sense. Profits are not a zero sum game. The more you make, the more of a financial impact you can have."
"The number-one job of the hedge-fund manager is not to make sure that you can retire with a smile on your face - it's for him to retire with a smile on his face."
"It is so much easier to be nice, to be respectful, to put yourself in your customers' shoes and try to understand how you might help them before they ask for help, than it is to try to mend a broken customer relationship."