70 Best Motivational Business Quotes To Inspire You

By | 29.02.2016

Running a business is hard work, and it can be easy to get down orlose your motivation. With that in mind, here are 70 quotes that I have appreciated. I hope you find them insightful! I highlighted a few thatstood out to me (and I threw in a few funny ones for good measure).

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  1. Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy. – Norman Schwarzkopf
  2. A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost. – Unknown
  3. You are not your resume, you are your work. – Seth Godin
  4. Beware of any enterprise requiring new clothes. – Henry Thoreau
  5. One finds limits by pushing them. – Herbert Simon
  6. If you see a bandwagon, it’s too late. – James Goldsmith
  7. Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming. – Richard BransonTweet
  8. You must be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi
  9. You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong. – Warren Buffett
  10. 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
  11. There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them. – Seth Godin
  12. The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas of enthusiasm. – Thomas J. Watson
  13. Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. – Albert Einstein
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  15. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. – Theodore Roosevelt
  16. Change is not a threat, it’s an opportunity. Survival is not the goal, transformative success is. – Seth Godin
  17. Even if you are on the right track, You’ll get run over if you just sit there. – Will Rogers
  18. You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills. – Jim Rohn
  19. Look well to this day. Yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only avision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happinessand every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this day. – Francis Gray
  20. Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. – Albert Einstein
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  22. Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. – Dwight Eisenhower
  23. Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. – Napoleon Bonaparte
  24. To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart. – Sr. Thomas Watson
  25. Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try. – Unknown
  26. The first one gets the oyster the second gets the shell. – Andrew Carnegie
  27. Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right! – Henry Ford
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  29. A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts. – Richard Branson
  30. We generate fears while we sit. We over come them by action. Fear is natures way of warning us to get busy. – Dr. Henry Link
  31. People rarely buy what they need. They buy what they want. – Seth Godin
  32. Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition – in having put forth the best within you. – Henry J. Kaiser
  33. Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. – Coco Chanel
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  35. A man should never neglect his family for business. – Walt Disney
  36. Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quicklyand get on with improving your other innovations. – Steve Jobs
  37. The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do. – Roy L. Smith
  38. Business is more exciting than any game. – Lord Beaverbrook
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  40. 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 whatthey should have or would have done, or what they can’t do. – Dennis Waitley
  41. Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. – Cyril Northcote Parkinson/Parkinson’s Law.
  42. I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity. – Oprah Winfrey
  43. Ideas in secret die. They need light and air or they starve to death. – Seth Godin
  44. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer. – Unknown
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  46. My son is now an ‘entrepreneur’. That’s what you’re called when you don’t have a job. – Ted Turner
  47. 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 adollar, is bound to succeed. – Henry Ford
  48. For all ofits faults, it gives most hardworking people a chance to improvethemselves economically, even as the deck is stacked in favor of theprivileged few. Here are the choices most of us face in such a system:Get bitter or get busy. – Bill O’ Reilly
  49. Please think about your legacy, because you’re writing it every day. – Gary Vaynerchuck
  50. Victory goes to the player who makes the next–to–last mistake. – Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower
  51. I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big. – Donald Trump
  52. Surviving a failure gives you more self–confidence. Failures are great learning tools… but they must be kept to a minimum. – Jeffrey Immelt
  53. To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult. – Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth
  54. Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games. – Babe Ruth
  55. The only way around is through. – Robert Frost
  56. The new source of power is not money in the hands of a few, but information in the hands of many. – John Naisbitt
  57. The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’sas simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few whodecide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. Buttoday. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer. – Nolan Bushnell
  58. You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take – Wayne Gretzky
  59. Successful people are the ones who are breaking the rules. – Seth Godin
  60. To the degree we’re not living our dreams; our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves. – Peter McWilliams
  61. Saying no to loud people gives you the resources to say yes to important opportunities. – Seth Godin
  62. To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted. – George Kneller
  63. Business in a combination of War and sport.  – Andre Maurois
  64. To succeed… You need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you. – Tony Dorsett
  65. Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them more. – Oscar Wilde
  66. All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind. – Aristotle
  67. 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 habit. Unfortunately, so is losing. – Vince Lombardi
  68. There is no security on the earth, there is only opportunity. – General Douglas MacArthur
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  70. Never put off until tomorrow what you can avoid altogether. – Unknown
  71. Hire character. Train skill. – Peter Schutz
  72. For maximum attention, nothing beats a good mistake. – Unknown
  73. Early to bed and early to rise probably indicates unskilled labor. – John Ciardi
  74. Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats. – Howard Aiken
  75. 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.
  76. A calm sea does not make a skilled sailor. – Unknown
  77. The worst part of success is to try to find someone who is happy for you. – Bette Midler

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