Business Quotes, It all seems easy and simple until you are really about to start a business. Setting up a business is tough by all means (emotionally, financially, and practically).
There is so much one has to do when it comes to starting a business. The universal truth is that no success comes without failure.
Hence, you are going to fall down and experience failure, the key is to keep going and not giving up.
However, as we are human beings, we do get tired and sometimes want to give up. In such circumstances, these business quotes will surely help you out to stay stronger.
I have collected the best business quotes from successful businessmen. Have a look at these business quotes and boost your morale up!
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain
“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
“Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.” — Wayne Huizenga, prolific American business person, owner of Blockbuster Video and the Miami Dolphins.
“Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation.” – Milan Kundera
“Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other.” – Bill Gates
“My philosophy is it’s none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am, and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.” – Anthony Hopkins
“When a team takes ownership of its problems, the problem gets solved. It is true on the battlefield, it is true in business, and it is true in life.” – Jocko Willink
“Fall seven times and stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb
“Always think outside the box and embrace opportunities that appear, wherever they might be.” — Lakshmi Mittal, Chairman & CEO of ArcelorMittal
“Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it’s business, baseball, the theater, or any field. If you don’t love what you’re doing and you can’t give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You’ll be an old man before you know it.” – Al Lopez
“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.” – Thomas Paine
“Business is all about the customer: what the customer wants and what they get. Generally, every customer wants a product or service that solves their problem, worth their money, and is delivered with amazing customer service.” – Fabrizio Moreira
“There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.” – Sam Walton
“Networking has been cited as the number one unwritten rule of success in business. Who you know really impacts what you know.” – Sallie Krawcheck
“Before you can become a millionaire, you must learn to think like one. You must learn how to motivate yourself to counter fear with courage. Making critical decisions about your career, business, investments and other resources conjure up fear, fear that is part of the process of becoming a financial success.” – Thomas J. Stanley
“Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop.” – Jeffrey Zeldman, entrepreneur and web designer
“The biggest hurdle is rejection. Any business you start, be ready for it. The difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is the successful people do all the things the unsuccessful people don’t want to do. When 10 doors are slammed in your face, go to door number 11 enthusiastically, with a smile on your face.” – John Paul DeJoria
“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” – Ray Goforth
“Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” – Robert Kiyosaki
“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.” – Thomas J. Watson
“If you’re interested in the living heart of what you do, focus on building things rather than talking about them.” – Ryan Freitas, co-founder of About.me
“People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.” – Tony Robbins
“Ethics or simple honesty is the building blocks upon which our whole society is based, and business is a part of our society, and it’s integral to the practice of being able to conduct business, that you have a set of honest standards.” – Kerry Stokes
“The real test is not whether you avoid this failure because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.” – Barack Obama
After reading half of the business quotes, you must know that nothing comes easy and we need to believe in ourselves even if the whole world is against of our ideas. All these leaders and businessmen are successful today because they were never afraid of failure and society perception.
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller
“No more romanticizing about how cool it is to be an entrepreneur. It’s a struggle to save your company’s life – and your own skin – every day of the week.” – Spencer Fry, co-founder of CarbonMade
“The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.” – Socrates, father of Western philosophy
“If you can push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking a risk, really amazing things can happen.” – Marissa Mayer, president & CEO of Yahoo!
“Don’t take too much advice. Most people who have a lot of advice to give — with a few exceptions — generalize whatever they did. Don’t over-analyze everything. I myself have been guilty of over-thinking problems. Just build things and find out if they work.” – Ben Silbermann, founder of Pinterest
“Ideas are a commodity. Execution of them is not.” – Michael Dell, chairman, and CEO of Dell
“If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.” – Zig Ziglar, author, salesman, and motivational speaker
“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton
“Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.” –Charles F. Kettering
“The stars will never align, and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. ‘Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it’s important to you and you want to do it ‘eventually,’ just do it and correct course along the way.” – Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Work Week
“The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.” – Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States
“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn, one of America’s foremost business philosophers
“If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.” – Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook
“When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue.” – Josh James, CEO and co-founder of Omniture
“The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow.” – Ingvar Kamprad, founder of IKEA
“Get big quietly, so you don’t tip off potential competitors.” – Chris Dixon, an investor at Andreessen Horowitz
“Don’t play games that you don’t understand, even if you see lots of other people making money from them.” – Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos
“Politeness and civility are the best capital ever invested in business. Large stores, gilt signs, flaming advertisements, will all prove unavailing if you or your employees treat your patrons abruptly. The truth is, the more kind and liberal a man is, the more generous will be the patronage bestowed upon him.” – P. T. Barnum
“I got lucky because I never gave up the search. Are you quitting too soon? Or, are you willing to pursue luck with a vengeance?” – Jill Konrath, speaker, author and thought leader
“Anything that is measured and watched, improves.” – Bob Parsons, founder of GoDaddy
“Human beings have an innate inner drive to be autonomous, self-determined and connected to one another. And, when that drive is liberated, people achieve more and live richer lives.” – Daniel Pink, author
“If you can’t fly then run. If you can’t run, then walk. And, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr., leader of the civil rights movement
“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, co-founder of Microsoft
“The biggest sources of opportunity are collaboration and partnership. And today, with digital communication, there is more of that everywhere. We need to expose ourselves to that as a matter of doing business.” – Mark Parker
There are successful entrepreneurs but it doesn’t mean that they never tasted failure. They faced failure but decided never to give up. Following are the most successful and well-known entrepreneurs.
“That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex, you have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.” – Steve Jobs
He was born on 24th February 1955 and passed away on October 5, 2011. He was the Cheif Executive Officer (CEO), Chairman, and Co-founder of the most famous brand, Apple. The American entrepreneur was also the chairman and major shareholder of Pixar. This is not it, the man of excellence has done much more than this.