Business Quotes to Take You to the Next Level

Everyone knows that to succeed in business you need to have what many don’t have: The right attitude. By reading these business quotes from successful people who have done what you are doing may help in re-affirming your desired goal and outcome.


“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”



“It is impossible to win the race unless you venture to run, impossible to win the victory unless you dare to battle.”

Richard M DeVos


“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”

Theodore Roosevelt


“You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.”

Charles Bixton


“To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe.”

Anatole France


“The best we can do is size up the chances, calculate the risks involved, estimate our ability to deal with them, and then make our plans with confidence.”

Henry Ford


“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”

Winston Churchill


“A customer votes everyday with his dollar. Our job is make sure he votes for us.”

Henry Ford


“The secret to business is to know something that nobody else knows.”



“The best business advice I can give the young is to find out what you love doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.”



“Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.”

Bruce Barton


“Great minds must be ready not only to take opportunities but to make them.”

Charles Colton


“A mans worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions.”

Marcus Antoninus


“Curiosity is looking over other peoples affairs and overlooking your own.”

Herman L Wayward


“Every problem contains the seed of it’s own solution.”

Dr Norman Vincent Peale


“Eighty percent of success is showing up.”

Woody Allen


“It’s not what you are that holds you back; it’s what you think your not.”

Denis Waitley


“Even ir your on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”

Will Rogers


“I’m not a driven businessman, but a driven artist. I never think about money. Beautiful things make money.”

Lord Acton


“The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind ahead even more than teamwork.”

Igor Sikorsky


“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”

Colin Powell


“An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn’t happen today.”

Laurence J. Peter


“Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn’t always have to be their top priority.”

William A. Ward


“Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.”

Thomas A. Edison


“The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers.”

Edgar R. Fiedler


“The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.”

Josh Billings


“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


“I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill.”

Edward Appleton


“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”

Les Brown


“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”

Colin Powell


“The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.”

Aristotle Onassis


“If you make a living, if you earn your own money, you’re free – however free one can be on this planet.”

Theodore White


“One’s mind has a way of making itself up in the background, and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do.”

A. C. Benson


“Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense. This makes you look smart.”

Scott Adams


“Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.”

Henry Ward Beecher


“Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.”

Thomas Carlyle


“A budget tells us what we can’t afford, but it doesn’t keep us from buying it.”

William Feather


“Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.”

Peter Drucker


“The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.”



“The best measure of a man’s honesty isn’t his income tax return. It’s the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.”

Arthur C. Clarke


“Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.”

Napoleon Hill


“Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.”

Edward Gibbon


“A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.”

Henry Ford


“Business, that’s easily defined – it’s other people’s money.”

Peter Drucker


“The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out, starting with himself.”

Blaine Lee


“It’s not your salary that makes you rich, it’s your spending habits.”

Charles A. Jaffe


“All lasting business is built on friendship.”

Alfred A. Montapert


“Business is a combination of war and sport.”

Andre Maurois


“To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.”

Andre Malraux


“The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.”

Walter Lippmann


“Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.”

Tim Berners-Lee


“Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.”

Paul Tournier


“One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.”

Arnold H. Glasow


“In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.”

Harold S. Geneen


“If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business.”

B. C. Forbes


“Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.”

Don Marquis


“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

Abraham Lincoln


“For a lot of people, the weekly paycheck is “take-home pay” because home is the only place they can afford to go with it.”

Charles A. Jaffe


“Don’t simply retire from something; have something to retire to.”

Harry Emerson Fosdick


“What we actually learn, from any given set of circumstances, determines whether we become increasingly powerless or more powerful.”

Blaine Lee

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