Motivating Quotes about Business

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  • "A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship."Unknown
  • "Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion." – Jack Welsh
  • "In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later." – Harold Geneen

  • "He (the businessman) is the only man who is forever apologizing for his occupation." – Henry Louis Mencken
  • "As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth." – Paul Keating
  • "Define your business goals clearly so that others can see them as you do." – George Burns
  • "Don't forget until too late that the business of life is not business but living." – Barry Forbes
  • "It is very easy to manage our neighbour's business, but our own sometimes bothers us." – Unknown
  • "Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile." – Gary Ryan Blair
  • "In business for yourself, not by yourself." – William James
  • "Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust." – Zig Ziglar
  • "Capital isn't that important in business. Experience isn't that important. You can get both of these things. What is important is ideas." – Harvey Firestone
  • "If you want success, then don't rely on other people to do what YOU can do!" – Sasha Azevedo
  • "Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation." – Milan Kundera
  • "If you don't drive your business, you will be driven out of business." – B.C. Forbes
  • "In this business, it takes time to be really good – and by that time, you're obsolete." – Cher
  • "Every business and every product has risks. You can't get around it." – Lee Lococca
  • "Business is like sex. When it's good, it's very, very good; when it's not so good, it's still good." – Goerge Katona
  • "It is very sad for a man to make himself servant to a single thing; his manhood all taken out of him by the hydraulic pressure of excessive business." – Theodore Parker
  • Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away costs." – Henry Ford
  • "In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative original thinker unless you can also sell what you create. Management cannot be expected to recognize a good idea unless it is presented to them by a good salesman." – David Ogilvy
  • "If you've got $20 million coming in and $30 million going out, sooner or later your wife's going to say, "Hey, what are you doing?" – Unknown
  • "If you don't do it excellently, don't do it at all. Because if it's not excellent, it won't be profitable or fun, and if you're not in business for fun or profit, what the hell are you doing there?" – Robert Townsend
  • "I don't now any other business that tells you not to go in and buy their product." – Jack Valenti
  • "Let your secret sympathies and your compassion be always with the under dog in the fight – this is magnanimity; but bet on the other one – this is business." – Mark Twain
  • "Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!" – Thomas Edison
  • "It is difficult, but not impossible, to conduct strictly honest business." – Mahatma Gandhi


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