50 Inspiring Business Quotes to Start Your Week With

50 Inspiring Business Quotes to Start Your Week With


the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.

Okay, so I know this isn’t your normal social media business post and it could be considered fluff. But I don’t care.

Lately I’ve been doing work for a client and his non-profit. They incorporate inspiration and inspirational stories into their organization and their marketing. From working with them, I’ve found and bookmarked some awesome business quotes that will get any business owner off their rears and hustling.

So out of the bajillion quotes/verses/sayings in the world wide web, I’ve selected fifty of my favorites to share with you here. Feel free to tweet them if you like!


There’s nothing cheap about loyalty. — Ryan Bingham {TWEET}


Your reputation is more important than your paycheck, and your integrity is worth more than your career. –Ryan Freitas {TWEET}


The value of an idea lies in the using of it. –Thomas Edison {TWEET}


Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. –Steve Jobs {TWEET}


The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow. –Ingvar Kamprad {TWEET}


Don’t try to be original, just try to be good. –Paul Rand {TWEET}


If you’re interested in the living heart of what you do, focus on building things rather than talking about them. –Ryan Freitas {TWEET}


The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something. –Seth Godin {TWEET}


The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be. –Reid Hoffman {TWEET}


Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. –Mary Kay Ash {TWEET}


Theory is splendid but until put into practice, it is valueless. –James Cash Penney {TWEET}


Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. –Bill Gates {TWEET}


Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. –Albert Einstein {TWEET}


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. –Mark Twain {TWEET}


When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me. –Erma Bombeck {TWEET}


If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. –Oprah Winfrey {TWEET}


Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results. — George S. Patton {TWEET}


The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it. –Theodore Roosevelt {TWEET}


Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain’t the lead dog, the scenery never changes. –Lewis Grizzard {TWEET}


Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. — Benjamin Franklin {TWEET}


Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. — Cicero {TWEET}


I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate. –George Burns {TWEET}


A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. –John C. Maxwell {TWEET}


There are two rules for success. 1) Never tell everything you know. — Roger H. Lincoln {TWEET}


Most successful people have little interest in listening to those individuals who cannot add value to a situation or topic but force themselves into a conversation just to hear themselves speak. Good communicators address both the what and how aspects of messaging so they don’t fall prey to becoming the smooth talker who leaves people with the impression of form over substance. — Mike Myatt {TWEET}


Do the work. Out-work. Out-think. Out-sell your expectations. There are no shortcuts. — Mark Cuban {TWEET}


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 Buffett {TWEET}


There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. –Colin Powell {TWEET}


Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure. It just means you haven’t succeeded yet. –Robert H. Schuller {TWEET}


Hire character. Train skill. –Peter Schutz {TWEET}


What we actually learn, from any given set of circumstances, determines whether we become increasingly powerless or more powerful. –Blaine Lee {TWEET}


It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. –Charles Darwin {TWEET}


Too little confidence, and you’re unable to act; too much confidence, and you’re unable to hear. — John Maeda {TWEET}


My goal is not to fail fast. My goal is to succeed over the long run. They are not the same thing. — Marc Andreessen {TWEET}


Never try to be a thought leader. There’s no value in that. Instead, try to add value. — Chris Brogan {TWEET}


You can’t out-spend the giants, but you can out-think, out-teach, and out-help them. — Brian Halligan {TWEET}


Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to. — Sir Richard Branson {TWEET}


Do what is necessary to be resilient. You will get knocked down. What matters is that you get back up. — Hillary Clinton {TWEET}


Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence, making sure that impact lasts in your absence. — Sheryl Sandberg {TWEET}


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


Success is not a straight line, it’s much more of a dance and being open to possibilities. — Arianna Huffington {TWEET}


You only and always have three choices in any situation: change, accept or leave. — Kare Anderson {TWEET}


Honesty is a very expensive gift, don’t expect it from cheap people. — Warren Buffett {TWEET}


I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big. — Donald Trump {TWEET}


If you’re competitor focused, you have to wait until there is a competitor doing something. Being customer focused allows you to be more pioneering. — Jeff Bezos {TWEET}


Don’t be threatened by people smarter than you. — Howard Schultz {TWEET}


Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles. — Steve Jobs {TWEET}


Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. — Ferris Bueller {TWEET}


There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder. — Ronald Reagan {TWEET}


Now that I’ve shared 50 quotes I like, share one of yours!


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