62 Inspirational Quotes on Life and Business!

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Here are some really good motivational quotes to get your life and work based motivations up and out – right into a new day of championing and winning!  Look to the successes of others to bring your mood up a notch and really own the day.  Let’s get going!


62 Inspirational Quotes on Life and Business!

  1. The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer. – Nolan Bushnell
  2. The golden rule for every business man is this: “Put yourself in your customer’s place. – Orison Swett Marden
  3. 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! – C.J. Walker
  4. 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
  5. Life is too complicated not to be orderly. – Martha Stewart
  6. 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 what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do. – Dennis Waitley
  7. Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming. – Richard Branson
  8. Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching. – George Van Valkenburg
  9. There is no royal, flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it. For if I have accomplished anything in life, it is because I have been willing to work hard. – C.J. Walker
  10. Business is more exciting than any game. – Lord Beaverbrook
  11. Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized. – Albert Einstein
  1. If it really was a no-brainer to make it on your own in business there’d be millions of no-brained, harebrained, and otherwise dubiously brained individuals quitting their day jobs and hanging out their own shingles. Nobody would be left to round out the workforce and execute the business plan. – Bill Rancic
  2. A man should never neglect his family for business. – Walt Disney
  3. The only limits are, as always, those of vision. – James Broughton
  4. To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult. – Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth
  5. To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully. – Tryon Edwards
  6. Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. – Bill Gates
  7. Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. – Coco Chanel
  8. 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
  9. The good or ill of a man lies within his own will. – Epictetus
  10. I have known not a few men who, after reaching the summits of business success, found themselves miserable on attaining retirement age. They were so exclusively engrossed in their day to day affairs that they had no time for friend making. – B.C. Forbes
  11. If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example. – Ingvar Kamprad
  12. Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly and get on with improving your other innovations. – Steve Jobs
  13. You’ve got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It’s called perseverance. – Lee Iacocca
  14. The desire of knowledge, like the thirst for riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it. – Laurence Sterne
  15. Well, you know, I was a human being before I became a businessman. – George Soros (…this man is nuts!)
  16. Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. – Dwight Eisenhower
  17. If you did not look after today’s business then you might as well forget about tomorrow. – Isaac Mophatlane
  18. The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas of enthusiasm. – Thomas J. Watson
  19. Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games. – Babe Ruth
  20. Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness. – James Thurber
  21. To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted. – George Kneller
  22. To the degree we’re not living our dreams; our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves. – Peter McWilliams
  23. The enemy of the truth is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived, and dishonest – but the myth-persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. – John F. Kennedy
  24. Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition – in having put forth the best within you. – Henry J. Kaiser
  25. The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. – Confucius
  26. Hire character. Train skill. – Peter Schutz
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later. – Harold Geneen
  30. To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart. – Thomas Watson, Sr.
  31. You must be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi
  32. 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
  33. You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins. – Jim Stovall
  34. The only way around is through. – Robert Frost
  35. The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to neither make money nor find much fun in life. – Charles M. Schwab
  36. You must remain focused on your journey to greatness. – Les Brown
  37. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. – Theodore Roosevelt
  38. Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier. – Charles F. Kettering
  39. Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right! – Henry Ford
  40. You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills. – Jim Rohn
  41. Who likes not his business, his business likes not him. – William Hazlitt
  42. The new source of power is not money in the hands of a few, but information in the hands of many. – John Naisbitt
  43. 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 a dollar, is bound to succeed. – Henry Ford
  44. If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours. – Ray Kroc
  45. Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating. – Denis Waitley
  46. Management is nothing more than motivating other people. – Le Iacocca
  47. To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business. – J. Paul Getty
  48. To win without risk is to triumph without glory. – Pierre Corneille
  49. To succeed… You need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you. – Tony Dorsett
  50. Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business. – Zig Ziglar
  51. I wasn’t satisfied just to earn a good living. I was looking to make a statement. – Donald Trump

I cut around with the quotes over at this site and tried to pick the best ones I could.  Let’s see if these famous business, teamwork, leadership type quotes can get your smile going, encouraging beats going, and instill some wisdom into the next day round of work-like motivations!  Get on up and get to it already! Hope you like them!

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