26 Best Motivational Business Quotations

Posted by on February 4, 2009 in Uncategorized [ 7 Comments ]

You know those sayings that just inspire you the minute you hear them? The ones that make you think, “I can do it!” Read below for some of the best motivational business quotations and be inspired. Enjoy!

  1. Business is more exciting than any game – Lord Beaverbrook
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. If you did not look after today’s business then you might as well forget about tomorrow – Isaac Mophatlane
  5. Being able to touch so many people through my businesses and make money while doing it, is a huge blessing – Magic Johnson
  6. 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
  7. Surviving a failure gives you more self-confidence. Failures are great learning tools.. but they must be kept to a minimum – Jeffrey Immelt
  8. 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
  9. It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change – Charles Darwin
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins:  cash and experience.  Take the experience first; the cash will come later – Harold Geneen
  15. To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart – Thomas Watson, Sr.
  16. The absolute fundamental aim is to make money out of satisfying customers – John Egan
  17. 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
  18. Hire character.  Train skill – Peter Schutz
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. You can fool all the people all the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough – Joseph E. Levine
  23. Industry is the soul of business and the keystone of prosperity – Charles Dickens
  24. 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
  25. 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, about capitalism
  26. You’re most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning – Bill Gates

7 thoughts on “26 Best Motivational Business Quotations





  1. avatarAlexander

    Although I’m a big Castaneda fan I really like the quote of Darwin:
    “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change”
    Great collection of quotes here! Thanks for sharing.


  2. avatarRuthann

    “I don’t pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages.”

    This quote gets to the heart of our success with our employees – shows that we value them and their contributions to our business. Couldn’t do what we do without them!




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