50 Inspiring Business Quotes (BOOKMARK)

50 Inspiring Business Quotes

1. “There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else” -Sam Walton

2. “The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant” -Max de Pree

3. “Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations” -Steve Jobs

4. “One of the challenges in networking is everybody thinks it’s making cold calls to strangers. Actually, it’s the people who already have strong relationships with you, who know you’re dedicated, smart, a team player, who can help you” -Reid Hoffman

5. “An organization, no matter how well designed, is only as good as the people who live and work in it” -Dee Hock

6. “Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – not the attitude of the prospect” -W. Clement Stone

7. “Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art” -Andy Warhol

8. “Profit in business comes from repeat customer, customers that boast about your project or service, and that brings friends with them” -W. Edwards Deming

9. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all” -Dale Carnegie

10. “Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless” -Thomas A. Edison

Success is Not Final

12. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary” -Vidal Sassoon

13. “I failed my way to success” -Thomas A. Edison

14. “One finds limits by pushing them” -Herbert Simon

15. “To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart” -Sr. Thomas Watson

16. “A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts” -Richard Branson

17. “People rarely buy what they need. They buy what they want” -Seth Godin

18. “The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do” -Roy L. Smith

19. “If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings‘” -Dave Barry

20. “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get” -Warren Buffett

21. “Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane” -Criss Jami

22. “We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change” -Sheryl Sandberg

23. “If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want” -Zig Ziglar

24. “Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise” -Ted Turner

25. “You become what you think about” -Napoleon Hill

26. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful” -Albert Schweitzer

27. “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse” -Jim Rohn

28. “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure – It is: try to please everybody” -Herbert Bayard Swope


30. “Do one thing every day that scares you” -Anonymous

31. “People are definitely a company’s greatest asset. It doesn’t make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps” -Mary Kay Ash

32. “Our work is the presentation of our capabilities” -Edward Gibbon

33. “If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable” -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

34. “The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell” -Confucius

35. “Don’t let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn’t go with it” -Colin Powell

36. “Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can’t miss” -Lee Lacocca

37. “It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference” -Tom Brokaw

38. “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration” -Thomas A. Edison

39. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things! And powerful things at that, when mixed with definiteness of purpose, and burning desire, can be translated into riches” -Napoleon Hill

40. “In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later” -Harold Geneen

41. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning” -Bill Gates

42. “Do or do not. There is no try” -Yoda

43. “If you spend your life trying to be good at everything, you will never be great at anything” -Tom Rath

44. “Don’t blow off another’s candle for it won’t make yours shine brighter” -Jaachynma N.E. Agu

45. “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success” -Henry Ford

46. “Action is the foundational key to all success” -Pablo Picasso

47. “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it” -Bruce Lee

48. “Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally” -David Frost

Success is how you bounce

50. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other” -Abraham Lincoln

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