36 of Our Favorite Business Quotes

Business is a pretty interesting field. It’s a little bit of advertising. It’s a little bit of psychology. It’s a little bit of customer success. It’s really a little bit of everything, mixed with a whole lot of creativity. And, sometimes you just need to be inspired. To help light that creative spark, we’ve compiled 36 of our favorite business quotes.

There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them. – Seth Godin

There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them. – Seth Godin (Tweet this!)

 

You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. -Maya Angelou

You can’t use up creativity. The More you use, the more you have. -Maya Angelou (Tweet this!)

 

"If you believe in something it won't feel like work." - Kevin Rose

If you believe in something it won’t feel like work. – Kevin Rose (Tweet this!)

 

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. - Henry Ford

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. – Henry Ford (Tweet this!)

 

Nothing happens until you decide. Make a decision and watch your life move forward. - Oprah

“Nothing happens until you decide. Make a decision and watch your life move forward.” – Oprah (Tweet this!)

 

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily. - Zig Ziglar

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily. – Zig Ziglar (Tweet this!)

 

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. -Henry David Thoreau

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. –Henry David Thoreau (Tweet this!)

 

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. – Ralph Waldo Emerson (Tweet this!)

 

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. - Walt Disney

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney (Tweet this!)

 

Business is more exciting than any game. -Lord Beaverbrook

Business is more exciting than any game. -Lord Beaverbrook (Tweet this!)

 

The golden rule for every business man is this: "Put yourself in your customers place." - Orison Swett Marden

The golden rule for every business man is this: “Put yourself in your customers place.” – Orison Swett Marden (Tweet this!)

 

We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action. Fear is natures way of warning us to get busy. – Dr. Henry Link

We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action. Fear is natures way of warning us to get busy. – Dr. Henry Link (Tweet this!)

 

Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming. - Richard Branson

Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming. – Richard Branson (Tweet this!)

 

Please think about your legacy, because you’re writing it every day. – Gary Vaynerchuck

Please think about your legacy, because you’re writing it every day. – Gary Vaynerchuck (Tweet this!)

 

Life is too complicated not to be orderly. - Martha Stewart

Life is too complicated not to be orderly. – Martha Stewart (Tweet this!)

 

People want to do business with you because you help them get what they want. They don’t want to do business with you to help you get what you want. -Don Crowther

People want to do business with you because you help them get what they want. They don’t want to do business with you to help you get what you want. -Don Crowther (Tweet this!)

 

What makes you weird makes you unique and therefore makes you stand out. - Dan Schawbel

What makes you weird makes you unique and therefore makes you stand out. – Dan Schawbel (Tweet this!)

 

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. - Dale Carnegie

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. – Dale Carnegie (Tweet this!)

 

The best way to predict the future is to invent it. - Alan Kay

The best way to predict the future is to invent it. – Alan Kay (Tweet this!)

 

Passion is the gasoline of social media. - Jay Baer

Passion is the gasoline of social media. – Jay Baer (Tweet this!)

 

Details create the big picture. -Sanford I. Weill

Details create the big picture. -Sanford I. Weill (Tweet this!)

 

Try, try, try and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything. - W. Clement Stone

Try, try, try and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything. – W. Clement Stone (Tweet this!)

 

Make Each Day Your Masterpiece. - John Wooden

Make Each Day Your Masterpiece. – John Wooden (Tweet this!)

 

It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference. - Tom Brokaw

It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference. – Tom Brokaw (Tweet this!)

 

 Listening is one of the most important things a brand can do online. If your brand is just broadcasting its own agenda, it isn’t truly engaging in a conversation. - Jeremy Goldman

Listening is one of the most important things a brand can do online. If your brand is just broadcasting its own agenda, it isn’t truly engaging in a conversation. – Jeremy Goldman (Tweet this!)

 

Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching. -George Van Valkenburg

Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching. -George Van Valkenburg (Tweet this!)

 

Social media isn’t something that you ‘do’, instead you have to ‘be’ social. - Peter Thomson

Social media isn’t something that you ‘do’, instead you have to ‘be’ social. – Peter Thomson (Tweet this!)

 

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. – Ralph Waldo Emerson (Tweet this!)

 

Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, 'Make me feel important.' Never forget this message when working with people. -Mary Kay Ash

Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, ‘Make me feel important.’ Never forget this message when working with people. -Mary Kay Ash (Tweet this!)

 

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” -Napoleon Hill

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. -Napoleon Hill (Tweet this!)

 

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

An organization’s ability to learn and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.-Jack Welch (Tweet this!)

 

Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless. -Thomas A. Edison

Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless. -Thomas A. Edison (Tweet this!)

 

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

Even if you are on the right track, You’ll get run over if you just sit there. – Will Rogers (Tweet this!)

 

A man should never neglect his family for business. – Walt Disney

A man should never neglect his family for business. – Walt Disney (Tweet this!)

 

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. --Winston Churchill

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. -Winston Churchill (Tweet this!)

 

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means you haven't succeeded yet. -Robert H. Schuller

Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure it just means you haven’t succeeded yet. -Robert H. Schuller (Tweet this!)

 

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About Melissa Megginson

Melissa Megginson is resident Marketing Manager and Cat Lady at Tailwind, the leading Pinterest tool for brands. Melissa specializes in content creation, social media, blogging, PR outreach and pretty much all things marketing. Find her on Twitter and Instagram at @MelMegg.