165 Successful Business Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of successful business quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about 100 inspirational.

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Top 10 Successful Business Quotes (BEST)

  1. If I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard. — Madam C. J. Walker
  2. 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. — Madam C. J. Walker
  3. Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever. — Walt Disney
  4. Seven Deadly Sins Wealth without work Pleasure without conscience Science without humanity Knowledge without character Politics without principle Commerce without morality Worship without sacrifice. — Mahatma Gandhi
  5. I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it. — Bill Gates
  6. Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. — Albert Einstein
  7. There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs. — Zig Ziglar
  8. Success isn't about how much money you make, it's about the difference you make in people's lives. — Michelle Obama
  9. Give them quality. That's the best kind of advertising. — Milton S. Hershey
  10. People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success. — Norman Vincent Peale

Short Successful Business Quotes

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  • The biggest risk is not taking any risk. — Mark Zuckerberg
  • Poor people have big TV's. Rich people have big libraries. — Jim Rohn
  • Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. — Steve Jobs
  • The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision. — Peter Drucker
  • The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. — Barack Obama
  • If you're going to be thinking anyway, think big! — Donald Trump
  • There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women. — Madeleine Albright
  • Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes. — Zig Ziglar
  • We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone. — Ronald Reagan

Successful Business Image Quotes

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Successful business quote by Milton S. Hershey

Give them quality. That's the best kind of advertising. — Milton S. Hershey

Successful business quote by Jim Rohn

Poor people have big TV's. Rich people have big libraries. — Jim Rohn

Successful business quote My poor dad said, 'You need to know a lot about one speciali
My poor dad said, 'You need to know a lot about one speciality.' My rich dad said, 'You need to learn a little about a lot of things.'
Successful business quote by Thomas A. Edison

Success is 90% perspiration and 10% inspiration! — Thomas A. Edison

Successful business quote by Seneca

Great men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war. — Seneca

Successful business quote by Florence Scovel Shinn

No man is a success in business unless he loves his work. — Florence Scovel Shinn

Successful business quote To achieve you need a to-do list. To achieve greatness you n
To achieve you need a to-do list. To achieve greatness you need a not-to-do list. Use this tip for your personal success and business goals. Start writing down aspirations you don’t need to get done right now and use as monthly moonshot goals. I prefer to call this a “not-yet-list.” It helps keep your “to-do-list” shorter without losing sight of a great idea. Eventually items from the not-yet-list move to the to-do-list.
Successful business quote by Shiv Khera

Ninety percent of selling is conviction and 10 percent is persuasion. — Shiv Khera

Successful business quote by Yvon Chouinard

How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top — Yvon Chouinard

Successful business quote by Larry Page

Always deliver more than expected. — Larry Page

Successful business quote by Arianna Huffington

Failure is not the opposite of success; it's part of success. — Arianna Huffington

Successful business quote by Carol Bartz

If you think you can't, you're right. — Carol Bartz

Successful business quote by Bill Gates

To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks. — Bill Gates

Successful business quote Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.
Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.

Successful Business Woman Quotes

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I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations....I have built my own factory on my own ground. — Madam C. J. Walker

A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult. — Melinda Gates

I just want to be who I am. I think all women go through the belief that they need to be superwoman - that to be successful in any way, and I don't necessarily mean in business or anything, but just to be a successful person, you have to be superwoman. — Cindy McCain

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Failure is not the opposite of success; it's part of success. — Arianna Huffington

You are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped. — Melinda Gates

Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you're proud to live. — Anne Sweeney

I've always believed that one woman's success can only help another woman's success. — Gloria Vanderbilt

Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard. — Caterina Fake

My best successes came on the heels of failures. — Barbara Corcoran

Nobody talks of entrepreneurship as survival, but that's exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking. — Anita Roddick

100 Inspirational Quotes

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Better to live a day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep — Benito Mussolini

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My music, my songs are 100 percent inspired by girl power. — Paulina Rubio

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Whatever you do, always give 100%. Unless you're donating blood. — Bill Murray

No! Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try. — George Lucas

Nearly 100% of innovation-from business to politics-is inspired not by "market analysis" but by people who are supremely pissed off by the way things are. — Tom Peters

I will keep smiling, be positive and never give up! I will give 100 percent each time I play. These are always my goals and my attitude. — Yani Tseng

When we give 100% to every minute of every day, extraordinary things can happen. Dreams can turn into realities. — Chatri Sityodtong

We are a company that promotes 100% within the company. — James Sinegal

It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark. — Howard Ruff

Unless you have 100% customer satisfaction, you must improve. — Horst Schulze

Successful Business Man Quotes

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All progress depends on the unreasonable man. — George Bernard Shaw

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No man is a success in business unless he loves his work. — Florence Scovel Shinn

The true worth of a man is to be measured by the objects he pursues. — Marcus Aurelius

‎The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus. — Bruce Lee

The man who starts out simply with the idea of getting rich won't succeed, you must have a larger ambition. — John D. Rockefeller

The man who keeps busy helping the man below him won't have time to envy the man above him. — Henrietta Mears

The mother is the one supreme asset of national life; she is more important by far than the successful statesman, or business man, or artist, or scientist. — Theodore Roosevelt

I have no use for men who fail. The cause of their failure is no business of mine, but I want successful men as my associates. — John D. Rockefeller

First of all, a man, whether seeking achievement on the athletic field or in business, must want to win. He must feel that the thing he is doing is worthwhile; so worthwhile that he is willing to pay the price of success to attain distinction. — Branch Rickey

A man to carry on a successful business must have imagination. He must see things as in a vision, a dream of the whole thing. — Charles M. Schwab

Successful Business Owner Quotes

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How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top — Yvon Chouinard

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If you think you can't, you're right. — Carol Bartz

Sheer persistence is the difference between success and failure. — Donald Trump

Social media opens the floodgates to business owners to maximize their success. — Vladimer Botsvadze

Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me. — Arianna Huffington

Show me a person who never made a mistake, and I will show you a person who never did anything. — William Rosenberg

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. — Kevin Systrom

To be a successful business owner and investor, you have to be emotionally neutral to winning and losing. Winning and losing are just part of the game. — Robert Kiyosaki

Corporate executives and business owners need to realize that there can be no compromise when it comes to ethics and that there are no easy shortcuts to success. Their companies need ethics carefully sewn into their fabric. — Vivek Wadhwa

Every successful business creates or provides something of value that other people want or need at a price they're willing to pay, in a way that satisfies the purchaser's needs and expectations and provides the business sufficient revenue to make it worthwhile for the owners to continue operation. — Josh Kaufman

Business Success Quotes

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

If you genuinely want something, don't wait for it -- teach yourself to be impatient. — Gurbaksh Chahal

Success is not a destination: It is a journey. The happiest people I know are those who are busy working toward specific objectives. The most bored and miserable people I know are those who are drifting along with no worthwhile objectives in mind. — Zig Ziglar

My experience tells me the hard road is almost always the right road. — Shahid Khan

The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success are concentration, discrimination, organization, innovation and communication. — Harold Geneen

If you do not know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere — Henry A. Kissinger

Don't let the mistakes and disappointments of the past control and direct your future. — Zig Ziglar

The message of the Kaizen strategy is that not a day should go by without some kind of improvement being made somewhere in the company. — Masaaki Imai

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Success is 90% perspiration and 10% inspiration! — Thomas A. Edison

Successful Company Quotes

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If you can dream it, you can do it. Your limits are all within yourself. — Brian Tracy

It is better to be alone than in bad company. — Unknown Author

I decided to write the book to open the eyes of the people of how corrupt John D. Rockefeller company was and the unfair ways he used to be successful. I wanted the people to know the truth about the Standard Oil Company. — Ida Tarbell

The name Peace River itself is the monument of a successful effort on the part of the Company to bring about a better understanding between the Crees and the Beavers. — Ernest Thompson Seton

In a job negotiation, the implementation of that deal is your success that also causes the company to succeed. — Chris Voss

It’s one thing becoming successful, but it’s hard to stay that way. Who helped me? I helped myself. I have done every job in the company. — Estee Lauder

If life was so easy that you could just go buy success, there would be a lot more successful companies in the world. Successful enterprises are built from the ground up. — Lou Gerstner

An organization's strategy is simply its plan for success. It's nothing more than the collection of intentional decisions a company makes to give itself the best chance to thrive and differentiate from competitors. — Patrick Lencioni

The role of design at a company is to allow you to recreate yourself, to allow your company to find a new way of success before the old way fails. — Mark Parker

The biggest differentiator that sets your company apart from competitors is your commitment to long-term success. — Vladimer Botsvadze

Successful Businessman Quotes

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You may be a well-educated, clever and virtuous person, but those qualities will not necessarily make you a successful businessman. You must give your best to each and every task you take on, and reflect on your performance with an honest and unprejudiced eye. — Konosuke Matsushita

The difficulty with businessmen entering politics, after they've had a successful business career, is that they want to start at the top. — Harry S. Truman

The successful businessman must be able to foresee possibilities, to estimate with sagacity the outcome in the future. — Frank William Taussig

My father was a very successful businessman, but he was ruined in the stock market crash. A big stockbroker jumped out the window and fell on his pushcart. — Jackie Mason

To be a successful businessman, you must have remarkable talents; and if you have such talents, why waste them on business? — Yisroel Salanter

I will certainly not join politics. I would like to be remembered as a clean businessman who has not partaken in any twists and turns beneath the surface, and one who has been reasonably successful. — Ratan Tata

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

A sense of thrift is essential to success in business. The businessman must discipline himself to practice economy whenever possible, in his personal life as well as his business affairs. — J. Paul Getty

People who come up with "It may not work" or "What are we going to do if it fails?" do not have the credentials to be businessmen. If there is only a 1 percent chance of success, a true businessperson sees that 1 percent as the spark to light a fire. — Kim Woo-jung

I think, as everyone knows, Charles Kushner is one of the most successful businessmen in the United States and one of the great philanthropists of this century. — Jared Kushner

Successful Entrepreneurs Quotes

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The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope. — Barack Obama

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Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. — Stevie Wonder

Work hard at your job and you can make a living. Work hard on yourself and you can make a fortune. — Jim Rohn

Failure is success if we learn from it. — Malcolm Forbes

The biggest risk is not taking any risk... In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks. — Mark Zuckerberg

A talented entrepreneur with bad habits eventually becomes an employee. An average employee with great habits can eventually become a great entrepreneur. — Patrick Bet-David

The key to success for everything in business, science and technology is never to follow the others. — Masaru Ibuka

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Always deliver more than expected. — Larry Page

Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success. — Biz Stone

You can listen to what people say, sure. But you will be far more effective if you listen to what people do. — Seth Godin

Profitable Business Quotes

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The farmer and manufacturer can no more live without profit than the labourer without wages. — David Ricardo

If one day we must sell something, first we want to turn it around and make it profitable. — Bernard Arnault

So this is the goal: To make money by increasing net profit, while simultaneously increasing return on investment, and simultaneously increasing cash flow. — Eliyahu M. Goldratt

Picking the right customer to sell to is one of the highest leverage things you can do to make more money. — Alex Hormozi

Our confidence in Tesla has grown as we've done research on what ride-sharing potentially could add. It could limit the risks significantly, it's a much more profitable business than electric vehicles. — Cathie Wood

Let woman then go on-not asking favors, but claiming as a right the removal of all hindrances to her elevation in the scale of being-let her receive encouragement for the proper cultivation of all her powers, so that she may enter profitably into the active business of life. — Lucretia Mott

The untold secret of McDonald’s is that when you sell a restaurant to a franchisee, sales typically go up a lot because the franchisees do a much better job managing the store. — Bill Ackman

No offer? No business. No life. Bad offer? Negative profit. No business. Miserable life. Decent offer? No profit. Stagnating business. Stagnating life. Good offer? Some profit. Okay business. Okay life. Grand Slam Offer? Fantastic profit. Insane business. Freedom. — Alex Hormozi

If God rewarded the righteous immediately, we would soon be engaged in business, not godliness...we would be pursuing not piety,but profit. — Clement of Alexandria

But I would argue that the best businesses are the ones that are for-profit, sustainable and ethical so you can attract the best people. — Naval Ravikant

Successful Life Quotes

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Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. — Swami Vivekananda

Realistic expectations for life are that we are going to be better today than we were yesterday, be better tomorrow than we were today. That's a plan for success. So [the key is] simple: just work. — Jim Harbaugh

I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed. — Booker T. Washington

Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway. — Earl Nightingale

Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. — Nido R Qubein

When you can’t change the direction of the wind — adjust your sails — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Science is the most reliable guide for civilization, for life, for success in the world. Searching a guide other than the science is meaning carelessness, ignorance and heresy. — Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

If you can't figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose. — T. D. Jakes

What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us. — Henry David Thoreau

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Failing for SuccessThomas A. Edison

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More Successful Business Quotes

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Businesses must reconnect company success with social progress. Shared value is not social responsibility, philanthropy, or even sustainability, but a new way to achieve economic success. It is not on the margin of what companies do but at the center. We believe that it can give rise to the next major transformation of business thinking. — Michael Porter

The magic formula that successful businesses have discovered is to treat customers like guests and employees like people. — Thomas J. Peters

You can take my factories, burn up my buildings, but give me my people and I'll build the business right back again. — Henry Ford

I have far more respect for the person with a single idea who gets there than for the person with a thousand ideas who does nothing. — Thomas A. Edison

Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline. — James C. Collins

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