Business Quotes to Guide You On Your Way

by on August 29th, 2012

The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled. -Andrew Carnegie

The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee, and I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun. -John D. Rockefeller

We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. -Walt Disney

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. -Henry Ford

People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity no matter how impressive their other talents. -Andrew Carnegie

One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success. -Thomas Edison

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

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment, and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing. -Thomas Edison

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

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. -Henry Ford

You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. -Walt Disney

Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket. -Andrew Carnegie

In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield. -Warren Buffet

I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress. -Mark Zuckerberg

As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big. -Donald Trump

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 Buffet

Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you’re generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make. -Donald Trump

A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason. -JP Morgan

Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it. -Warren Buffet

Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see farther. -JP Morgan

Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one. -Bill Gates

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected. -Steve Jobs

It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. -Bill Gates

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. -Steve Jobs

Learn as many mistakes and what not to do while your business or product is small. Don’t be in such a hurry to grow your brand. Make sure that you and the market can sustain any bumps that may occur down the road. -Daymond John

You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and by falling over. -Richard Branson

I was well motivated. What I wanted to do was work for myself. I had 22 jobs before I started my business at the age of 23, and I didn’t want one more boss telling me what to do. So I was motivated simply because I didn’t want a boss. -Barbara Corcoran

As much as you need a strong personality to build a business from scratch, you also must understand the art of delegation. I have to be good at helping people run the individual businesses, and I have to be willing to step back. The company must be set up so it can continue without me. -Richard Branson

Treat your customers like they own you. Because they do. -Mark Cuban

I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity. -Oprah Winfrey

The only thing any entrepreneur, salesperson or anyone in any position can control is their effort. -Mark Cuban

People first, then money, then things. -Suze Orman

It’s not in the dreaming, it’s in the doing. -Mark Cuban

What I know is, if you do work that you love and the work fulfills you, the rest will come. -Oprah Winfrey

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