The 50 Best Motivational Business Quotes

50quotesHaving a tough time staying positive today? Here is a compilation of our 50 most influential motivational quotes for business.












2. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” —Wayne Gretzky


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4. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” —Thomas A. Edison


5. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” —Warren Buffett








7. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by.And that has made all the difference.” —Robert Frost (from his poem “The Road Not Taken”)


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9. “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


11. “Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” Will Rogers

12. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” Dwight Eisenhower

13. “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” Napoleon Bonaparte

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15. “Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” Coco Chanel

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17. “Hire character. Train skill.” Peter Schutz

18. “Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.” Howard Aiken


20. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.” Dr. Seuss

21. “People don’t believe what you tell them. They rarely believe what you show them. They often believe what their friends tell them. They always believe what they tell themselves.” Seth Godin

22. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” David Brinkley

23. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas Edison

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25. “Do or do not. There is no try.” Yoda


26. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” Bill Gates

27. “If you would like to know the value of money, try to borrow some.” Benjamin Franklin

28. “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” Vidal Sassoon

29. “Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” Seth Godin

30. “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety–nine percent perspiration.” Thomas A. Edison

31. “The best teacher is experience and not through someone’s distorted point of view.” —Jack Kerouac, On the Road

32. “The ancient Romans had a tradition: whenever one of their engineers constructed an arch, as the capstone was hoisted into place, the engineer assumed accountability for his work in the most profound way possible: he stood under the arch.” Michael Armstrong

33. “Watch, listen, and learn. You can’t know it all yourself. Anyone who thinks they do is destined for mediocrity.” ―Donald Trump

34. “If beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, value is in the mind of the consumer.”
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35. “All success is a matter of implementation. All implementation is a matter of politics.” Tom Peters

36. “In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.” —Sheryl Sandberg

37. “Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.” — @jack

38. “You can’t out-spend the giants, but you can out-think, out-teach, and out-help them.” —Brian Halligan

39. “An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.” —Jack Welch

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41. “Awesome people don’t like average goals.” —Dharmesh Shah

42. “People who can focus, get things done. People who can prioritize, get the right things done.” —John Maeda

43. “If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.” —Kare Anderson

44. “You can’t manage creativity. You need to manage for creativity. You need to create the space for it to emerge.” —Arianna Huffington

45. “I’m here to build something for the long-term. Anything else is a distraction.” —Mark Zuckerberg

46. “When change comes knocking at your door, invite it in for a drink.” —Erin Daly

47. “No business plan survives first contact with a customer.” — Steve Blank


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Which one is your favourite? Share your own motivational business quotes in the comments!




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