101 Business Motivational Quotes

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101 Motivational Quotes that will thrill you

In business, there are good and bad times, but life goes one in any of the conditions. If business is not really working out, then here are quotes to keep you going as a man with vision.

1: 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. – Nolan Bushnell

2: My son is now an ‘entrepreneur’. That’s what you’re called when you don’t have a job. – Ted Turner

3: The golden rule for every business man is this: “Put yourself in your customer’s place.” – Orison Swett Marden

4: I had to make my own living and my own opportunity! But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them! – J. Walker

5: The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it. – Debbi Fields

6: Life is too complicated not to be orderly. – Martha Stewart

7: The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do. – Dennis Waitley

8: Business opportunities are like buses: there’s always another one coming. – Richard Branson

9: Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching. – George Van Valkenburg

10: There is no royal, flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it. For if I have accomplished anything in life, it is because I have been willing to work hard. – J. Walker

11: Business is more exciting than any game. – Lord Beaverbrook

12: Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized. – Albert Einstein

13: We are currently not planning on conquering the world. – Sergey Brin

14: If it really was a no-brainer to make it on your own in business, there’d be millions of no-brained, harebrained, and otherwise dubiously brained individuals quitting their day jobs and hanging out their own shingles. Nobody would be left to round out the workforce and execute the business plan. – Bill Rancic

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15: It takes more than capital to swing business. You’ve got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by — Advertising, Initiative, and Dynamics. – Ren Mulford Jr.

16: For all of its faults, it gives most hardworking people a chance to improve themselves economically, even as the deck is stacked in favor of the privileged few. Here are the choices most of us face in such a system: Get bitter or get busy. – Bill O’ Reilly

17: A man should never neglect his family for business. – Walt Disney

18: The only limits are, as always, those of vision. – James Broughton

18: To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult. – Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth

19: I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big. – Donald Trump

20: Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as survival, but that’s exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking. Running that first shop taught me business is not financial science; it’s about trading: buying and selling. – Anita Roddick

21: To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully. – Tryon Edwards

22: Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. – Bill Gates

23: Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. – Coco Chanel

24: The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time. – Henry Ford

25: The good or ill of a man lies within his own will. – Epictetus

26: I have known not a few men who, after reaching the summits of business success, found themselves miserable on attaining retirement age. They were so exclusively engrossed in their day to day affairs that they had no time for friend making. – C. Forbes

27: The cynic says, “One man can’t do anything”. I say, “Only one man can do anything.” – John W. Gardner

28: I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity. – Oprah Winfrey

29: If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example. – Ingvar Kamprad

30: Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly and get on with improving your other innovations. – Steve Jobs

31: You’ve got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough, I can have it. It’s called perseverance. – Lee Iacocca

32: The desire of knowledge, like the thirst for riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it. – Laurence Sterne

33: Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were. – David Rockefeller

34: Well, you know, I was a human being before I became a businessman. – George Soros

35: Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. – Dwight Eisenhower

36: If you did not look after today’s business, then you might as well forget about tomorrow. – Isaac Mophatlane

37: The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas of enthusiasm. – Thomas J. Watson

38: Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games. – Babe Ruth

39: Being able to touch so many people through my businesses, and make money while doing it, is a huge blessing. – Magic Johnson

40: Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness. – James Thurber

41: The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. – Carlos Castaneda

42: The great leaders are like the best conductors – they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players. – Blaine Lee

43: To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted. – George Kneller

44: To the degree we’re not living our dreams; our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves. – Peter McWilliams

45: The enemy of the truth is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived, and dishonest – but the myth-persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. – John F. Kennedy

46: Long-range planning works best in the short term. – Doug Evelyn

47: The NBA is never just a business. It’s always business. It’s always personal. All good businesses are personal. The best businesses are very personal. – Mark Cuban

48: You can fool all the people all the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough. – Joseph E. Levine

49: A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts. – Richard Branson

50: The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity. – Peter F. Drucker

51: No enterprise can exist for itself alone. It ministers to some great need, it performs some great service, not for itself, but for others…or failing therein, it ceases to be profitable and ceases to exist. – Calvin Coolidge

52: Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition – in having put forth the best within you. – Henry J. Kaiser

53: Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing. – Vince Lombardi

54: In all realms of life, it takes courage to stretch your limits, express your power, and fulfill your potential. It’s no different in the financial realm. – Suze Orman

55: The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. – Confucius

56: The first one gets the oyster; the second gets the shell. – Andrew Carnegie

57: Hire character. Train skill. – Peter Schutz

58: 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. – Bill Gates

59: Look well to this day. Yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this day. – Francis Gray

60: Surviving a failure gives you more self-confidence. Failures are great learning tools.. but they must be kept to a minimum. – Jeffrey Immelt

61: 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

62: It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. – Charles Darwin

63: Industry is the soul of business and the keystone of prosperity. – Charles Dickens

64: I don’t pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages. – Robert Bosch

65: 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

66: In business, I’ve discovered that my purpose is to do my best to my utmost ability every day. That’s my standard. I learned early in my life that I had high standards. – Donald Trump

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

68: To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart. – Thomas Watson, Sr.

69: The absolute fundamental aim is to make money out of satisfying customers. – John Egan

70: 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. – Michael Dell

71: I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well. – Alan Greenspan

72: You must be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi

73: Let’s be honest. There’s not a business anywhere that is without problems. Business is complicated and imperfect. Every business everywhere is staffed with imperfect human beings and exists by providing a product or service to other imperfect human beings. – Bob Parsons

74: You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins. – Jim Stovall

75: The only way around is through. – Robert Frost

76: You only have to do very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong. – Warren Buffett

77: The noblest search is the search for excellence – Lyndon B. Johnson

78: The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is likely to neither make money nor find much fun in life. – Charles M. Schwab

79: You must remain focused on your journey to greatness. – Les Brown

80: Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. – Theodore Roosevelt

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81: Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier. – Charles F. Kettering

82: Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right! – Henry Ford

83: You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills. – Jim Rohn

84: Who likes not his business, his business likes not him. – William Hazlitt

85: The new source of power is not money in the hands of a few, but information in the hands of many. – John Naisbitt

86: The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed. – Henry Ford

87: It’s through curiosity and looking at opportunities in new ways that we’ve always mapped our path at Dell. There’s always an opportunity to make a difference. – Michael Dell

88: If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours. – Ray Kroc

89: Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating. – Denis Waitley

90: Management is nothing more than motivating other people. – Le Iacocca

91: Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

92: The most serious mistakes are not being made as a result of wrong answers. The truly dangerous thing is asking the wrong question. – Peter Drucker

93: Why did I want to win? Because I didn’t want to lose! – Max Schmelling

94: To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business. – Paul Getty

95: To win without risk is to triumph without glory. – Pierre Corneille

96: To succeed… You need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you. – Tony Dorsett

97: 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. – Zig Ziglar

98: I wasn’t satisfied just to earn a good living. I was looking to make a statement. – Donald Trump

99: Whether it’s Google or Apple or free software, we’ve got some fantastic competitors and it keeps us on our toes. – Bill Gates.

100: For you to be great, you have to be the first to try and succeed in your idea before you tell others to act like you. – gudtalent Chrisent.

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