It’s Worth Quoting: 50 Quotes for the Business Minded

It’s Worth Quoting: 50 Quotes for the Business Minded

Our attitude is more than 50% of our eventual performance; so I like to use inspirational quotes to get the day started off the right way. Here is a sampling of 50 of my favorites.


Ormond Rankin

  1. “When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.” Tuli Kupferberg

  2. “In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product and profits. Unless you’ve got a good team, you can’t do much with the other two.”  ~Lee Iacocca

  3. “Biggest question: Isn’t it really ‘customer helping’ rather than customer service? And wouldn’t you deliver better service if you thought of it that way?” ~ Jeffrey Gitomer

  4. Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it . . . ; Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine.” ~David Ogilvy

  5. “Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.” ~Walt Disney  

  6. “Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

  7. “If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will.” ~Bob Hooey

  8. “He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.” ~Aristotle

  9. “Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.” ~Peter F. Drucker

  10. “Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.” ~Viktor Frankl

  11. “Success in life is a matter not so much of talent or opportunity as of concentration and perseverance.” ~C. W. Wendte

  12. “It’s not about your ability, only your availability; and, if you prove your dependability, you will increase your capability.” ~Revision of quote by: Neal A. Maxwell

  13. “Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” ~ John Wooden

  14. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” ~Will Rodgers

  15. “The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.” ~Benjamin Mays

  16. “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” ~ Benjamin Franklin  

  17. “Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.” ~Earl Shoaf

  18. “You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people to get what they want.” ~Zig Ziglar

  19. “I want to make a difference with people who want to make a difference, doing something that makes a difference.” ~John Maxwell

  20. “Leadership responsibility: If you own a biz, you’re the head of the org. Good or bad, your company will LOOK and ACT like you do.” ~Dave Ramsey

  21. “Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.” ~Jim Rohn

  22. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. “ ~Albert Einstein

  23. “Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday ~Brian Tracy

  24. “Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted. “ ~David Bly

  25. “You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight. “ ~Jim Rohn

  26. “Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think. “ ~Tim Ferriss

  27. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. “ ~William James

  28. “The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.” ~Arthur C. Clarke

  29. “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

  30.  “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” ~ Warren Buffett  

  31. “Change is inevitable but growth is optional.” ~John C. Maxwell

  32. “Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.”  ~Mark Victor Hansen

  33. “There is less to fear from outside competition than from inside inefficiency, discourtesy and bad service.” ~Anonymous

  34. “Nobody counts the number of ads you run; they just remember the impression you make.” ~William Bernbach

  35. “If you only do what you know you can do – you never do very much.” ~Tom Krause

  36. “Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look at what they can do when they stick together.” ~Vesta Kelly

  37. A leader is a dealer in hope.” ~Napoleon Bonaparte

  38. “Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.” ~Peter F. Drucker

  39. “The key is not to prioritize what’s on the schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” ~Stephen Covey

  40. ”f you don’t change the direction you are going, then you’re likely to end up where you’re heading” ~John C. Maxwell

  41. “Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement. ~Brian Tracy

  42. “Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average.” ~Jim Rohn

  43. “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” ~Lou Holtz

  44. “Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” ~Japanese Proverb

  45. “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” ~Winston Churchill

  46. “Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don’t count on harvesting golden delicious.” ~Bill Meyer

  47. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” ~Confucius

  48. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse.” ~Florence Nightingale

  49. “The leader’s flame that burns so bright in battle is not his alone. It comes from the interplay of his forces and those of the members of the team. Both contribute essentials which produce leadership.” ~Matthew Rigway

  50. “Destiny is not a matter of chance, it’s a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” ~William Jennings Bryan

4 Responses to “It’s Worth Quoting: 50 Quotes for the Business Minded”
  1. Love quotes of wisdom. Thanks. Mine is

    ‘Until you realize you are (say your name here) Incorporated, all you will ever do is make other people money.’

  2. Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it. Jim Rohn

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