100+ Best Powerful Motivational Business Quotes

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Most people dream of becoming a successful businessman. But to start a business or‌ to grow the business more, we have to go through a lot of difficult times in these two situations. This time we need some extra inspiration. So today we are sharing ‘Business Quotes’ from all the successful businessmen in the world. Which will help you to become a successful businessman by overcoming these difficult times.

Business Quotes :

  • “Business is a fight—a continual struggle—just as life is.”  ~Elbert Hubbard
  • “The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer.”  ~Peter Drucker
  • “He profits most who serves best.”  ~Arthur F. Sheldon
  • “Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants were princes, whose traffickers are the honourable of the earth?”  ~Bible
  • “Few people do business well who do nothing else.”  ~Chesterfield
  • “However successful a man may be in his own business, if he turns from that and engages ill a business which he don’t understand, he is like Samson when shorn of his locks his strength has departed, and he becomes like other men.”  ~P. T. Barnum
  • “We all, according as our business prospers or fails, are elated or cast down.”  ~Terence
  • “In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.”  ~Benjamin Franklin
  • “There is nothing more requisite in business than dispatch.”  ~Joseph Addison
  • “Only a monopolist could study a business and ruin it by giving away products.”  ~Scott McNealy

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  • “The great leaders are like the best conductors – they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.”  ~Blaine Lee
  • “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.”  ~Henry Ford
  • “If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business.”  ~B C Forbes
  • “Business today consists in persuading crowds.”  ~Gerald Stanley Lee
  • “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”  ~Warren Buffet
  • “As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth.”  ~John Greenleaf Whittier
  • “What I must understand is why someone will continue to get out of bed in the morning once they have all the money they could want. Do they love the business, or do they love the money?”  ~Warren Buffett
  • “If you cannot work with love but only with distaste it is better that you should leave your work.”  ~Kahlil Gibran
  • “In simplest terms, a leader is one who knows where he wants to go, and gets up, and goes.”  ~John Erksine

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Business Motivational Quotes :

  • “Business? It’s quite simple: it’s other people’s money.”  ~Alexandre Dumas
  • “Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.”  ~Jane Austen
  • “High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.”  ~Charles Kettering
  • “A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.”  ~John D. Rockefeller
  • “Promotion should not be more important than accomplishment, or avoiding instability more important than taking the right risk.”  ~Peter Drucker
  • “In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.”  ~Warren Buffet
  • “Don’t simply retire from something; have something to retire to.”  ~Harry Emerson Fosdick
  • “Do not craze yourself with thinking, but go about your business anywhere.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Nothing holds a company back – and the individuals working in it – more than a lack of interest in positive change. You cannot stand still: you either go backwards or forwards.”  ~John Adair
  • “Business makes a man as well as tries him.”  ~English Proverb
  • “Business has continued to be more interested in thinking, in general, than any other sector of society. The explanation for this is because there is a reality test. There is a bottom line. There are sales figures and profit figures. There are results.”  ~Edward de Bono
  • “All businesses operate below their true potential. That is unavoidable, given the fallibility of human beings.”  ~Robert Heller
  • “Live together like brothers, and do business like strangers.”
  • “We don’t have a monopoly. We have market share. There’s a difference.”  ~Steve Ballmer
  • “The difference between a boss and a leader: a boss says, ‘Go!’ -a leader says, ‘Let’s go!’.”  ~E M Kelly
  • “The Businessman is one who supplies something great and good to the world, and collects from the world for the goods.”  ~Elbert Hubbard
  • “A man’s success in business today turns upon his power of getting people to believe he has something that they want.”  ~Gerald Stanley Lee
  • “People will buy anything that is ‘one to a customer.’.”  ~Sinclair Lewis
  • “I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill.”  ~Sir Edward Appleton

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Inspirational Business Quotes :

  • “Here’s the rule for bargains: “Do other men, for they would do you.” That’s the true business precept.”
  • “The man of business knows that only by years of patient, unremitting attention to affairs can he earn his reward, which is the result, not of chance, but of well-devised means for the attainment of ends.”  ~Andrew Carnegie
  • “Business is a lot like a game of tennis – those who serve well usually end up winning.”
  • “Well, you know, I was a human being before I became a businessman.”  ~George Soros
  • “The company must not throw money away on huge bonuses for executives or other frivolities but must share its fate with the workers.”  ~Akio Morita
  • “Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions.”  ~Tony Robbins
  • “If you cannot work with love but only with distaste it is better that you should leave your work.”  ~Kahlil Gibran
  • “Nothing recedes like success.”  ~Walter Winchell
  • “Your greatest and most powerful business survival strategy is going to be the speed at which you handle the speed of change. That speed of change is trend.”  ~Ajaero Tony Martins
  • “If all you have is a hammer in the toolbox, everything looks like a nail.”  ~Bernard Baruch
  • “A poorly implemented feature hurts more than not having it at all.”  ~Noah Everett
  • “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.”  ~Mary Kay Ash
  • “A company will get nowhere if all of the thinking is left to the management.”  ~Akio Morita
  • “One can get anything if he is willing to help enough others get what they want.”  ~Zig Ziglar
  • “Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.”  ~Ross Perot
  • “The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows.”  ~Aristotle Onassis
  • “All the things I love is what my business is all about.”  ~Martha Stewart
  • “Money is like an arm or leg- use it or lose it.”  ~Henry Ford
  • “The executive exists to make sensible exceptions to general rules.”  ~Elting E. Morison
  • “The remarkable thing about management is that a manager can go on for years making mistakes that nobody is aware of, which means that management can be a kind of a con job.”  ~Akio Morita

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Business Success Quotes :

  • “If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we’d all be millionaires.”  ~Abigail Van Buren
  • “A person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the man doing it.”  ~Chinese Proverb
  • “If you think that you are going to love something, give it a try. You’re going to kick yourself in the butt for the rest of your life if you don’t.”  ~Joe Penna
  • “A branding program should be designed to differentiate your cow from all the other cattle on the range. Even if all the cattle on the range look pretty much alike.”  ~Al Ries
  • “Money is kind of a base subject. Like water, food, air and housing, it affects everything yet for some reason the world of academics thinks it’s a subject below their social standing.”  ~Robert Kiyosaki
  • “There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”  ~Aristotle
  • “If you develop your skill you will earn a living; but if you develop your gift you will make a fortune.”  ~Dr. Lucas D. Shallua
  • “In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.”  ~David Ogilvy
  • “Let us work towards not only bringing civility back in style, but ultimately making it a lifestyle.”  ~Cindy Ann Peterson
  • “Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.”  ~Chinese Proverb
  • “If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example.”  ~Ingvar Kamprad
  • “Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.”  ~Woodrow Wilson
  • “In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins:  cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.”  ~Harold Geneen
  • “You know, trading always keeps you on your feet, it keeps you alert. That’s one of the reasons why I like to trade.”  ~Rakesh Jhunjhunwala
  • “Behind every adversity is an opportunity. If you lament over the adversity, you will miss the opportunity.”  ~Ajaero Tony Martins
  • “An open mind leaves a chance for someone to drop a worthwhile thought in it.”
  • “The way to get started in business is to stop talking and just start doing!”  ~Bill Todd of BTodd.com
  • “Posture is Paramount.”  ~Cindy Ann Peterson
  • “Don’t waste your life in doubts and fears: Spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour’s duties will be the best preparation for the hours or ages that follow it.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Japanese attitudes toward work seem to be critically different from American attitudes.”  ~Akio Morita

Powerful Business Quotes :

  • “Broaden your vision, and maintain stability while advancing forward. That is my philosophy.”  ~Li Ka Shing
  • “If you fail to plan, you may as well plan to fail.”  ~Audra Krell
  • “The best way out is always through.”  ~Robert Frost
  • “A goal properly set is halfway reached.”  ~Abraham Lincoln
  • “Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”  ~Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Greatness is won, not awarded.”  ~Guy Kawasaki
  • “The American system of management, in my opinion, also relies too much on outsiders to help make business decisions., and this is because of the insecurity that American decision makers feel in their jobs, as compared with most top Japanese corporate executives.”  ~Akio Morita
  • “Here is a simple but powerful rule – always give people more than what they expect to get.”  ~NELSON BOSWELL
  • “Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.”  ~Gary Ryan Blair
  • “Why join the navy if you can be a pirate?”  ~Steve Jobs
  • “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
  • “The only thing holding you back is you. Commit to developing the mindset of a winner, set your goals and chase them down. Remember, a dog in the hunt ain’t got no fleas!”  ~Andy Albright
  • “Although your customers won’t love you if you give bad service, your competitors will.”  ~KATE ZABRISKIE
  • “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing it is stupid.”  ~Albert Einstein
  • “See the world as it is, rather than what you would like it to be.”  ~Rakesh Jhunjhunwala
  • “Try not to be a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”  ~Albert Einstein
  • “Earning the Right is a commitment to be the sales professional that your customer really needs.”  ~Chris Murray
  • “But how many times have you heard that Cheung Kong’s finances were in trouble over the last fifty years? Never; the reason is, we are always prepared for the worst. That is my policy.”  ~Li Ka Shing
  • “When the magic of the brand is truly felt by the workforce, it can be called brandful.”  ~Julia Gometz
  • “Do it, document it, delegate it.”  ~Michael McCafferty

Business Quotes In English :

  • “The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.”  ~Ambrose Bierce
  • “In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.”  ~Benjamin Franklin
  • “Be Shameless. Experiment. This is the only way to identify your true passion.”  ~Vishwas Mudagal
  • “He who begins many things finishes but few.”  ~German Proverb
  • “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts; therefore guard accordingly.”  ~Marcus Aurelius
  • “The investor and the employee are in the same position, but sometimes the employee is more important, because he will be there for a long time whereas an investor will often get in and out on a whim in order to make a profit.”  ~Akio Morita
  • “Most new jobs won’t come from our biggest employers. They will come from our smallest. We’ve got to do everything we can to make entrepreneurial dreams a reality.”  ~Ross Perot
  • “History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict, victory is always with economics. Vested interests have never been known to have willingly divested themselves unless there was sufficient force to compel them.”  ~B R Ambedkar
  • “Running a start-up is like eating glass. You just start to like the taste of your own blood.”  ~Sean Parker
  • “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”  ~David Brinkley
  • “Mass demand has been created almost entirely through the development of advertising.”  ~Calvin Coolidge
  • “I have far less than people think, but far more than I need.”  ~Rakesh Jhunjhunwala
  • “A jade stone is useless before it is processed; a man is good-for-nothing until he is educated.”  ~Chinese Proverb
  • “Testing assumptions allows you the power to create possibilities.”  ~Lisa A. Mininni
  • “I wasn’t lucky. I worked hard to achieve the goals I set for myself.”  ~Li Ka Shing
  • “Everybody sells something to somebody every day, whether it’s a product, a service or just a case of making sure that they get their own way.”  ~Chris Murray
  • “A ship in harbor is safe. But that’s now what ships are built for.”  ~William Shedd
  • “Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets.”  ~Henry Ford
  • “The worst days of those who enjoy what they do are better than the best days of those who don’t.”  ~Jim Rohn
  • “Without customers, you don’t have a business. You have a hobby.”  ~Don Peppers & Martha Rogers

Best Business Quotes :

  • “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
  • “Probably the number one reason why businesses fail is because the entrepreneur is trying to do too many things. They don’t know their skill sets.”  ~Idaho Press-Tribune
  • “We do not go to work only to earn an income,but to find meaning in our lives. What we do is a large part of what we are.”  ~Alan Ryan
  • “Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.”  ~Henry Ford
  • “Market is above individuals. The market is rational. An individual can never be smarter than the market.”  ~Rakesh Jhunjhunwala
  • “If plan ‘A’ fails Remember you have 25 letters left.””
  • “We don’t have a monopoly. We have market share. There’s a difference.” ~Steve Ballmer
  • “The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps – we must step up the stairs.”  ~Vance Hayner
  • “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.”  ~Peter Drucker
  • “If you see an opportunity, grab it today!”  ~Rakesh Jhunjhunwala
  • “The mind that is anxious about future events is miserable.”  ~Seneca
  • “Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”  ~Andrew Carnegie
  • “I’m not sure I knew what an entrepreneur was when I was ten, but I knew that starting little businesses and trying to sell greeting cards or newspapers door-to-door or just vending machine kind of thing is. There’s just something very intriguing to me about that.”  ~Steve Case
  • “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
  • “Business social responsibility should not be coerced; it is a voluntary decision that the entrepreneurial leadership of every company must make on its own.”  ~John Mackey
  • “In a perfect world we don’t want to be overly dependent on any single asset or be so dependent on the cycle or where one asset is the bulk of this company.”  ~James Packer
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