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204 Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success


Here is a list of 204 Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success. Lets take a look at them one by one


1 Steve Ballmer

Number 1 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Steve Ballmer

"We don't have a monopoly. We have market share. There's a difference."

2 Do Won Chang

Number 2 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Do Won Chang

"You can't go into business thinking that success will come to you in just one or two years."

3 Richard Branson

Number 3 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Richard Branson

"Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming."

4 Henry Ford

Number 4 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Henry Ford

"Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets."

5 Elon Musk

Number 5 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Elon Musk

"Great companies are built on great products."

6 Sam Walton

Number 6 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Sam Walton

"We're all working together; that's the secret."

7 Warren Bennis

Number 7 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Warren Bennis

"Trust is the lubrication that makes it possible for organizations to work."

8 Aristotle Onassis

Number 8 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Aristotle Onassis

"The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows."

9 Adena Friedman

Number 9 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Adena Friedman

"You can't be successful in business without taking risks. It's really that simple."

10 Paul Tournier

Number 10 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Paul Tournier

"Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can."

11 Edward Gibbon

Number 11 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Edward Gibbon

"Our work is the presentation of our capabilities."

12 Benjamin Cohen

Number 12 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Benjamin Cohen

"I've found that in business opportunities will constantly emerge or situations develop that make you revise your plans along the way."

13 Stephen Covey

Number 13 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Stephen Covey

"Employers and business leaders need people who can think for themselves - who can take initiative and be the solution to problems."

14 Lee Kuan Yew

Number 14 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Lee Kuan Yew

"If you deprive yourself of outsourcing and your competitors do not, you're putting yourself out of business."

15 Warren Buffett

Number 15 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Warren Buffett

"In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield."

16 Mark Twain

Number 16 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Mark Twain

"Prophesy is a good line of business, but it is full of risks."

17 John Ray

Number 17 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is John Ray

"Industry is fortune's right hand, and frugality its left."

18 Charles Baudelaire

Number 18 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Charles Baudelaire

"For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation."

19 Benjamin Franklin

Number 19 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Benjamin Franklin

"The first mistake in public business is the going into it."

20 Colin Powell

Number 20 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Colin Powell

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."

21 Ted Turner

Number 21 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Ted Turner

"My son is now an 'entrepreneur.' That's what you're called when you don't have a job."

22 Dale Carnegie

Number 22 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Dale Carnegie

"You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you."

23 Kevin O'Leary

Number 23 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Kevin O'Leary

"Business is war. I go out there, I want to kill the competitors. I want to make their lives miserable. I want to steal their market share. I want them to fear me and I want everyone on my team thinking we're going to win."

24 Dale Carnegie

Number 24 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Dale Carnegie

"You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you."

25 Jeff Bezos

Number 25 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Jeff Bezos

"There are two ways to extend a business. Take inventory of what you're good at and extend out from your skills. Or determine what your customers need and work backward, even if it requires learning new skills. Kindle is an example of working backward."

26 Jack Welch

Number 26 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Jack Welch

"An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage."

27 Thomas A. Edison

Number 27 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Thomas A. Edison

"Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless."

28 Jill Konrath

Number 28 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Jill Konrath

“I got lucky because I never gave up the search. Are you quitting too soon? Or, are you willing to pursue luck with a vengeance?”

29 Dennis Muilenburg

Number 29 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Dennis Muilenburg

"Our commitment to integrity, our commitment to diversity and inclusion, to respecting our teammates - that's what makes this business work."

30 Thomas Edison

Number 30 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Thomas Edison

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

31 Golda Meir

Number 31 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Golda Meir

“Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”

32 Steve Jobs

Number 32 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Steve Jobs

"Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people."

33 Bill Gates

Number 33 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Bill Gates

"The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency."

34 Will Rogers

Number 34 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Will Rogers

"It's not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts."

35 Mark Zuckerberg

Number 35 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Mark Zuckerberg

“If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.”

36 Elon Musk

Number 36 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Elon Musk

"When Henry Ford made cheap, reliable cars people said, 'Nah, what's wrong with a horse?' That was a huge bet he made, and it worked."

37 Sam Graves

Number 37 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Sam Graves

"Small business is America's engine of job creation."

38 Elon Musk

Number 38 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Elon Musk

"It's OK to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket."

39 Fabrizio Moreira

Number 39 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Fabrizio Moreira

"It is surprising how little most small business values the customers. A positive feedback from the customer is critical to your business, and what's more important is their referral."

40 C. S. Lewis

Number 40 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is C. S. Lewis

"Joy is the serious business of Heaven."

41 Jack Ma

Number 41 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Jack Ma

"My vision is to build an e-commerce ecosystem that allows consumers and businesses to do all aspects of business online."

42 Brian Tracy

Number 42 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Brian Tracy

"The true measure of the value of any business leader and manager is performance."

43 Michael LeBoeuf

Number 43 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Michael LeBoeuf

"A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all."

44 Martin Luther King Jr.

Number 44 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Martin Luther King Jr.

“If you can’t fly then run. If you can’t run, then walk. And, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”

45 Sam Walton

Number 45 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Sam Walton

"Appreciate everything your associates do for the business."

46 Jeff Bezos

Number 46 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Jeff Bezos

“I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.”

47 Alain Wertheimer

Number 47 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Alain Wertheimer

"We're in the business of selling pleasure. We don't sell handbags or haute couture. We sell dreams."

48 Reid Hoffman

Number 48 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Reid Hoffman

“If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.”

49 Arvind Gupta

Number 49 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Arvind Gupta

"I promise you... nobody cares about your business except for you. Nobody."

50 Barack Obama

Number 50 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Barack Obama

“The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.”

51 Matthew Walker

Number 51 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Matthew Walker

"Creativity is, after all, lauded as the engine of business innovation."

52 Tom Preston-Werner

Number 52 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Tom Preston-Werner

“When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say ‘wow, that was an adventure,’ not ‘wow, I sure felt safe.’”

53 Michael Dell

Number 53 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Michael Dell

"Our business is about technology, yes. But it's also about operations and customer relationships."

54 John D. Rockefeller

Number 54 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is John D. Rockefeller

"A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship."

55 James Caan

Number 55 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is James Caan

"The most talented people that I've met in this business are always the nicest."

56 Sallie Krawcheck

Number 56 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Sallie Krawcheck

"Networking has been cited as the number one unwritten rule of success in business. Who you know really impacts what you know."

57 Richard Branson

Number 57 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Richard Branson

"Starting your own business isn't just a job - it's a way of life."

58 Robert Kiyosaki

Number 58 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Robert Kiyosaki

“When times are bad is when the real entrepreneurs emerge.”

59 Jeffrey Zeldman

Number 59 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Jeffrey Zeldman

“Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop.”

60 Roger Stone

Number 60 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Roger Stone

"In this business, if you don't pay your debts you're finished."

61 Og Mandino

Number 61 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Og Mandino

"Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough."

62 Jennifer Hyman

Number 62 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Jennifer Hyman

"Founders are often great storytellers because they're in the business of constantly selling a dream against all odds."

63 Ray Goforth

Number 63 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Ray Goforth

“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.”

64 Andy Warhol

Number 64 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Andy Warhol

"Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art."

65 Harold S. Geneen

Number 65 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Harold S. Geneen

"In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later."

66 Jim Rohn

Number 66 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Jim Rohn

“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.”

67 Freeman Dyson

Number 67 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Freeman Dyson

"Successful technologies often begin as hobbies. Jacques Cousteau invented scuba diving because he enjoyed exploring caves. The Wright brothers invented flying as a relief from the monotony of their normal business of selling and repairing bicycles."

68 Nelson Mandela

Number 68 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Nelson Mandela

"It always seems impossible until it's done."

69 Ryan Kavanaugh

Number 69 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Ryan Kavanaugh

"Nobody has a crystal ball, and part of evolving a business plan is to say, 'I might have said we're going left, but I see the opportunity and we're going right.'"

70 Henry Ford

Number 70 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Henry Ford

"A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business."

71 Peter Drucker

Number 71 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Peter Drucker

"The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity."

72 Marcus Lemonis

Number 72 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Marcus Lemonis

"People are the core of every business. Businesses are based on relationships, and relationships are based on people. I would go to an average restaurant run by amazing people over an outstanding restaurant run by awful people."

73 Kerry Stokes

Number 73 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Kerry Stokes

"Ethics or simple honesty is the building blocks upon which our whole society is based, and business is a part of our society, and it's integral to the practice of being able to conduct business, that you have a set of honest standards."

74 Soren Skou

Number 74 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Soren Skou

"When we talk about 'smart transportation,' it is more than moving cargo from A to B. Digitization within transport and logistics means seamless service to our customers, visibility in the supply chain, and driving a more efficient business."

75 David Karp

Number 75 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is David Karp

“An entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create.”

76 Walt Disney

Number 76 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Walt Disney

"A man should never neglect his family for business."

77 Helen Keller

Number 77 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Helen Keller

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”

78 Steve Jobs

Number 78 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Steve Jobs

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."

79 Wayne Huizenga

Number 79 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Wayne Huizenga

“Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.”

80 Biz Stone

Number 80 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Biz Stone

“Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.”

81 John F. Kennedy

Number 81 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is John F. Kennedy

"My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government - he promised Dad he'd go straight."

82 Anand Mahindra

Number 82 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Anand Mahindra

"Sustainability has to be a way of life to be a way of business."

83 Aubrey McClendon

Number 83 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Aubrey McClendon

"I just wanted to be a businessman, and to me, the best way to understand business was to be an accountant."

84 Warren Buffett

Number 84 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Warren Buffett

"The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective."

85 Peter Drucker

Number 85 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Peter Drucker

"People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year."

86 Joel Spolsky

Number 86 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Joel Spolsky

“Nothing works better than just improving your product.”

87 Richard Branson

Number 87 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Richard Branson

"All you have in business is your reputation - so it's very important that you keep your word."

88 Ross Perot

Number 88 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Ross Perot

"Business is not just doing deals; business is having great products, doing great engineering, and providing tremendous service to customers. Finally, business is a cobweb of human relationships."

89 William Blake

Number 89 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is William Blake

"I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create."

90 Paulo Coelho

Number 90 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Paulo Coelho

"When I write a book, I write a book for myself; the reaction is up to the reader. It's not my business whether people like or dislike it."

91 Stephen Covey

Number 91 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Stephen Covey

"If there's one thing that's certain in business, it's uncertainty."

92 Karen Civil

Number 92 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Karen Civil

"Being in this business and surviving day-to-day can be a constant struggle. It's about learning how to be your own super hero, put on your own cape, and be a well-rounded individual."

93 Elon Musk

Number 93 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Elon Musk

"Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time. Sometimes it will be ahead, other times it will be behind. But brand is simply a collective impression some have about a product."

94 Harvey Mackay

Number 94 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Harvey Mackay

"Your workforce is your most valuable asset. The knowledge and skills they have represent the fuel that drives the engine of business - and you can leverage that knowledge."

95 Peter Drucker

Number 95 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Peter Drucker

"The purpose of a business is to create a customer."

96 Tupac Shakur

Number 96 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Tupac Shakur

"There's nobody in the business strong enough to scare me."

97 Thomas J. Watson

Number 97 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Thomas J. Watson

"To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business and your business in your heart."

98 Larry Ellison

Number 98 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Larry Ellison

“See things in the present, even if they are in the future.”

99 John Tesh

Number 99 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is John Tesh

"The world is full of people who have dreams of playing at Carnegie Hall, of running a marathon, and of owning their own business. The difference between the people who make it across the finish line and everyone else is one simple thing: an action plan."

100 Fabrizio Moreira

Number 100 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Fabrizio Moreira

"Business is all about the customer: what the customer wants and what they get. Generally, every customer wants a product or service that solves their problem, worth their money, and is delivered with amazing customer service."

101 Jeff Bezos

Number 101 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Jeff Bezos

"A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well."

102 Mark Parker

Number 102 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Mark Parker

"The biggest sources of opportunity are collaboration and partnership. And today, with digital communication, there is more of that everywhere. We need to expose ourselves to that as a matter of doing business."

103 Michael Eisner

Number 103 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Michael Eisner

"Many people you think are individual achievers in fact have either a strong spousal partner over many years or a business partner who's either in the background, not given enough publicity or less egocentric."

104 Irina Shayk

Number 104 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Irina Shayk

"In my business, you should be very strong in mind. You have to be sure about yourself and about your work and your career, and you have to be strong inside because so many people come around and try to say bad things about you."

105 Gautam Adani

Number 105 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Gautam Adani

"Business is all about risk taking and managing uncertainties and turbulence."

106 Mark Zuckerberg

Number 106 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Mark Zuckerberg

"I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress."

107 Richard Branson

Number 107 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Richard Branson

"From my very first day as an entrepreneur, I've felt the only mission worth pursuing in business is to make people's lives better."

108 Guy Kawasaki

Number 108 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Guy Kawasaki

"A large social-media presence is important because it's one of the last ways to conduct cost-effective marketing. Everything else involves buying eyeballs and ears. Social media enables a small business to earn eyeballs and ears."

109 Mark Cuban

Number 109 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Mark Cuban

"I love to compete. To me, business is the ultimate sport. It's always on. There is always someone trying to beat me."

110 Zig Ziglar

Number 110 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Zig Ziglar

"Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business."

111 Magic Johnson

Number 111 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Magic Johnson

"When you are a successful business person, you are only as good as your team. No one can do every deal alone."

112 Bradley Whitford

Number 112 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Bradley Whitford

"Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth."

113 Stan Lee

Number 113 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Stan Lee

"I was stupid in a business way. I should have been greedier."

114 Clayton M. Christensen

Number 114 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Clayton M. Christensen

"The reason why it is so difficult for existing firms to capitalize on disruptive innovations is that their processes and their business model that make them good at the existing business actually make them bad at competing for the disruption."

115 Norman Vincent Peale

Number 115 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Norman Vincent Peale

"Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy."

116 Fabrizio Moreira

Number 116 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Fabrizio Moreira

"Many people dream about being an entrepreneur, starting their own business, working for themselves, and living the good life. Very few, however, will actually take the plunge and put everything they've got into being their own boss."

117 Napoleon Hill

Number 117 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Napoleon Hill

"Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit."

118 Daniel Lubetzky

Number 118 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Daniel Lubetzky

"Empathy is one of our greatest tools of business that is most underused."

119 Smedley Butler

Number 119 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Smedley Butler

"I served in all commissioned ranks from a second Lieutenant to a Major General. And during that time, I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street, and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism."

120 Noam Chomsky

Number 120 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Noam Chomsky

"Debt is a trap, especially student debt, which is enormous, far larger than credit card debt. It's a trap for the rest of your life because the laws are designed so that you can't get out of it. If a business, say, gets in too much debt, it can declare bankruptcy, but individuals can almost never be relieved of student debt through bankruptcy."

121 Eleanor Roosevelt

Number 121 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Eleanor Roosevelt

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

122 Joanna McFarland

Number 122 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Joanna McFarland

"It’s important to realize that brand is much more than a logo and slogan. A brand is who your company is: how you function and make decisions."

123 David Droga

Number 123 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is David Droga

"We win more business, not because of pitching but because clients say, 'We like the work you're doing.'"

124 Andrew Yang

Number 124 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Andrew Yang

"Building a successful business requires a combination of human capital, financial resources, market opportunity, persistence, community support, and even luck."

125 Zig Ziglar

Number 125 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Zig Ziglar

"The successful business executive can handle challenges and solve problems at a remarkable clip."

126 Clara Shih

Number 126 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Clara Shih

"Your ability to attract, evaluate, and forge strong working relationships with co-founders, early employees, and investors often mean the difference between failure and success."

127 Niklas Zennstrom

Number 127 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Niklas Zennstrom

"When a business becomes successful seemingly overnight, no one knows about all the months and years you've invested, all the projects you've tried before that didn't work."

128 Bill Gates

Number 128 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Bill Gates

“I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one.”

129 Tadashi Yanai

Number 129 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Tadashi Yanai

"The biggest part of my job now is to quickly develop successors, and around the world I am working to develop new business leaders in the company."

130 William Wycherley

Number 130 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is William Wycherley

"Go to your business, pleasure, whilst I go to my pleasure, business."

131 James Cash Penney

Number 131 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is James Cash Penney

"The keystone of successful business is cooperation. Friction retards progress."

132 Subroto Bagchi

Number 132 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Subroto Bagchi

"Selling is not a pushy, winner-takes-all, macho act. It is an empathy-led, process-driven, and knowledge-intensive discipline. Because, in the end, people buy from people."

133 Melanie Perkins

Number 133 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Melanie Perkins

"If you can offer a free tier that provides a lot of value, it will naturally help your product to spread much more rapidly."

134 Dale Carnegie

Number 134 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Dale Carnegie

"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."

135 An Wang

Number 135 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is An Wang

"Markets change, tastes change, so the companies and the individuals who choose to compete in those markets must change."

136 Bob McDonnell

Number 136 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Bob McDonnell

"Success in business today requires real-time, mobile access to business opportunities."

137 Clara Barton

Number 137 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Clara Barton

"Everybody's business is nobody's business, and nobody's business is my business."

138 H. P. Lovecraft

Number 138 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is H. P. Lovecraft

"I never ask a man what his business is, for it never interests me. What I ask him about are his thoughts and dreams."

139 Jeni Britton Bauer

Number 139 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Jeni Britton Bauer

"If you know too much before the start, then you will get overwhelmed. Come up with an original idea, and don’t copy because there will be no passion. You need that otherworldly passion. Just start."

140 Jo Malone

Number 140 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Jo Malone

"Passion, creativity, and resilience are the most crucial skills in business. If you’ve got those, you’re ready to embark on the journey."

141 Tom Perez

Number 141 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Tom Perez

"Employers have recognized for some time that it's smart business to have a diverse workforce - one in which many views are represented and everyone's talents are valued. Well, disability is part of diversity."

142 Dennis Crowley

Number 142 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Dennis Crowley

"We learned many things while building FourSquare. One of the most important lessons is to be clear to investors about what the company will and will not do. And be open about the priorities of the things that have to be done."

143 Ivana Trump

Number 143 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Ivana Trump

"In business, you have to be strong. If you are weak, people are going to take advantage."

144 Hamdi Ulukaya

Number 144 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Hamdi Ulukaya

"Some days you're smiling and thinking you're going to make this thing rock. Then the next day a pipe breaks and your costs look too high. You have to learn to keep your eyes on an ultimate goal. If you lose sight of that goal, you have to get out."

145 John Rampton

Number 145 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is John Rampton

"Your customers are the lifeblood of your business. Their needs and wants impact every aspect of your business, from product development to content marketing to sales to customer service."

146 Orison Swett Marden

Number 146 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Orison Swett Marden

"The golden rule for every business man is this: 'Put yourself in your customer's place.'"

147 Nigel Davies

Number 147 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Nigel Davies

"It’s necessary to find a mentor who can invest time to know your personal capabilities and business model."

148 Robert Kiyosaki

Number 148 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Robert Kiyosaki

"Start a part-time business and make as many mistakes as you possibly can while you still have your daytime job."

149 Julia Hartz

Number 149 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Julia Hartz

"Creating a strong company culture isn't just good business. It's the right thing to do, and it makes your company better for all stakeholders - employees, management, and customers."

150 Jack Dorsey

Number 150 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Jack Dorsey

“Everyone has an idea, but it’s really about executing the idea and attracting other people to help you with the idea.”

151 Barnaby Lashbrooke

Number 151 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Barnaby Lashbrooke

"Don’t assume that borrowing lots of money can make your startup fly. There are many things to the business other than investors, and it’s possible to succeed with your startup without breaking the bank."

152 Steve Jobs

Number 152 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Steve Jobs

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

153 Henry Ford

Number 153 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Henry Ford

“If you had asked people what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse.”

154 Mark Twain

Number 154 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Mark Twain

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into smaller manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”

155 Steve Ells

Number 155 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Steve Ells

"I'm always tweaking, always trying to make it better, constantly moving the levers and dials."

156 Emily Brooke

Number 156 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Emily Brooke

"If you are working on a product that’s going to be consumer-facing, then feedback is invaluable. You should be out there being brave and talking to people and asking for feedback as much as possible."

157 Michael Bloomberg

Number 157 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Michael Bloomberg

“Don’t be afraid to assert yourself, have confidence in your abilities, and don’t let the bastards get you down.”

158 Michael Dell

Number 158 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Michael Dell

“There are a lot of things that go into creating success. I don’t like to do just the things I like to do. I like to do things that cause the company to succeed. I don’t spend a lot of time doing my favorite activities.”

159 Brian Wong

Number 159 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Brian Wong

"As a founder, lay all the possible scenarios -- from best to worst -- in front of you, so you don’t get surprised when something happens."

160 Bo Bennett

Number 160 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Bo Bennett

“Success is not in what you have, but who you are.”

161 Mary Kay Ash

Number 161 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Mary Kay Ash

“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.”

162 Kevin Systrom

Number 162 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Kevin Systrom

“If you’ve got an idea, start today. There’s no better time than now to get going. That doesn’t mean quit your job and jump into your idea 100 percent from day one, but there’s always small progress that can be made to start the movement.”

163 Sheila Lirio Marcelo

Number 163 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Sheila Lirio Marcelo

"My advice is to focus on the importance of forging a long-term relationship, whether with colleagues, partners, or customers. It is often easy to get caught up in short-term decisions."

164 Nolan Bushnell

Number 164 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Nolan Bushnell

“The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”

165 Evan Williams

Number 165 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Evan Williams

“User experience is everything. It always has been, but it’s undervalued and underinvested in. If you don’t know user-centered design, study it. Hire people who know it. Obsess over it. Live and breathe it. Get your whole company on board.”

166 Leila Janah

Number 166 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Leila Janah

"You have to get good at ceding control and not taking things personally. Even seasoned entrepreneurs have struggled with that. I think it’s about not taking failures personally and also not taking successes personally."

167 Marc Benioff

Number 167 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Marc Benioff

“The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.”

168 Sara Blakely

Number 168 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Sara Blakely

"Most of us want to tell our coworkers or friends, or husbands or wives, our ideas. For what reason? We want validation. But I feel ideas are most vulnerable in their infancy. Out of love and concern, friends and family give all the reasons or objections on why [you] shouldn't do it. I didn't want to risk that."

169 Drew Houston

Number 169 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Drew Houston

“Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.”

170 Oprah Winfrey

Number 170 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Oprah Winfrey

“Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.”

171 Lori Cheek

Number 171 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Lori Cheek

"Sometimes, it doesn’t hurt to ask. I have been in the news many times just by calling on the news channel and asking them about featuring my business."

172 Steve Jobs

Number 172 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Steve Jobs

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”

173 David Sack

Number 173 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is David Sack

"There is something artificial when everyone is agreeing with each other. It's useful to indulge people who don't agree, and see their viewpoint or force yourself to explain things better."

174 Jim Rohn

Number 174 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Jim Rohn

“Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised and easier than you said.”

175 Brian Tracy

Number 175 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Brian Tracy

“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are asking, what’s in it for me?”

176 Seth Godin

Number 176 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Seth Godin

“The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something.”

177 Richard Branson

Number 177 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Richard Branson

“When you’re first thinking through an idea, it’s important not to get bogged down in complexity. Thinking simply and clearly is hard to do.”

178 Reid Hoffman

Number 178 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Reid Hoffman

“Success … is no longer a simple ascension of steps. You need to climb sideways and sometimes down, and sometimes you need to swing from the jungle gym and establish your own turf somewhere else on the playground.”

179 Sara Blakely

Number 179 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Sara Blakely

“Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else.”

180 Herb Kelleher

Number 180 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Herb Kelleher

“You must be very patient, very persistent. The world isn’t going to shower gold coins on you just because you have a good idea. You’re going to have to work like crazy to bring that idea to the attention of people. They’re not going to buy it unless they know about it.”

181 Catharina Bruns

Number 181 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Catharina Bruns

“Empower yourself and realize the importance of contributing to the world by living your talent. Work on what you love. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.”

182 William Rosenberg

Number 182 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is William Rosenberg

“Show me a person who never made a mistake, and I will show you a person who never did anything.”

183 Caterina Fake

Number 183 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Caterina Fake

“So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.”

184 Pierre Omidyar

Number 184 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Pierre Omidyar

"One of the things I tend to do is open myself up to a variety of voices. I try to expose myself to the kind of culture shock that occurs when you talk to people who speak a different language."

185 Richard Branson

Number 185 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Richard Branson

“My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long University education that I never had — every day I’m learning something new.”

186 Henry Ford

Number 186 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Henry Ford

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently… A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large."

187 Richard Harroch

Number 187 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Richard Harroch

“What business should you start today? One that you are passionate about, has a big market opportunity, can be up and running quickly, and that doesn’t require a lot of initial capital. Think Internet, apps, e-commerce, and mobile.”

188 Phil Libin

Number 188 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Phil Libin

“There are lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: it’s to change the world.”

189 Steve Jobs

Number 189 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Steve Jobs

“When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can often times arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions. Most people just don’t put in the time or energy to get there.”

190 Todd Garland

Number 190 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Todd Garland

“Openly share and talk to people about your idea. Use their lack of interest or doubt to fuel your motivation to make it happen.”

191 Ingvar Kamprad

Number 191 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Ingvar Kamprad

“The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow.”

192 Reed Hastings

Number 192 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Reed Hastings

“But as an entrepreneur, you have to feel like you can jump out of an aeroplane because you’re confident that you’ll catch a bird flying by. It’s an act of stupidity, and most entrepreneurs go play because the bird doesn’t come by, but a few times it does.”

193 Pierre Omidyar

Number 193 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Pierre Omidyar

“If you’re passionate about something and you work hard, then I think you will be successful.”

194 Vince Lombard

Number 194 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Vince Lombard

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.”

195 Mark Cuban

Number 195 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Mark Cuban

“Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you.”

196 Tim Westergen

Number 196 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Tim Westergen

“Make your team feel respected, empowered and genuinely excited about the company’s mission.”

197 Dave Thomas

Number 197 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Dave Thomas

“What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone, know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.”

198 Niklas Zennstrom

Number 198 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Niklas Zennstrom

“If you want to be an entrepreneur, it’s not a job, it’s a lifestyle. It defines you. Forget about vacations, about going home at 6 pm – last thing at night you’ll send emails, first thing in the morning you’ll read emails, and you’’ wake up in the middle of the night. But it’s hugely rewarding as you’re fulfilling something for yourself.”

199 Tim O’Reilly

Number 199 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Tim O’Reilly

“Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations.”

200 Tony Hsieh

Number 200 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Tony Hsieh

“Don’t play games that you don’t understand, even if you see lots of other people making money from them.”

201 Richard Harroch

Number 201 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Richard Harroch

“It’s almost always harder to raise capital than you thought it would be, and it always takes longer. So plan for that.”

202 Ben Silbermann

Number 202 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Ben Silbermann

“Don’t take too much advice. Most people who have a lot of advice to give — with a few exceptions — generalize whatever they did. Don’t over-analyze everything. I myself have been guilty of over-thinking problems. Just build things and find out if they work.”

203 Tim Ferriss

Number 203 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Tim Ferriss

“The stars will never align, and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. ‘Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it’s important to you and you want to do it ‘eventually,’ just do it and correct course along the way.”

204 Jason Cohen

Number 204 on the list of Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes About Business and Success is Jason Cohen

“It’s more effective to do something valuable than to hope a logo or name will say it for you.”


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