30 Motivational Business Quotes For Your Inspiration

We all need inspiration at one point or the other. And that’s why we have compiled some of the best motivational business quotes to teach, guide and uplift your spirit in the darkest of times. Enjoy.

1) “The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.” —Oscar Wilde

2) “The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate you away from those who are still undecided.” —Casey Stengel

3) “Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.” —Anthony Volodkin, Hype Machine founder

4) “Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop.” —Jeffrey Zeldman, A List Apart Publisher

5) “Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.” —Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO

 6) “Don’t play games that you don’t understand, even if you see lots of other people making money from them.” —Tony Hsieh,  Zappos

 7) “If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” —Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder 

 8) “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you’re right.” —Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company founder 

 9) “There’re lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: it’s to change the world.” —Phil Libin, Evernote CEO 

10) “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” —Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder

11) “First rule of leadership: everything is your fault.” – A Bug’s Life

 12) “Great leadership does not mean running away from reality. Sometimes the hard truths might just demoralize the company, but at other times sharing difficulties can inspire people to take action that will make the situation better.” – John Kotter

13) “If you see a bandwagon, it’s too late.” —James Goldsmith

 14) “Why join the navy if you can be a pirate?” —Steve Jobs

15) “The problem with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.” —Lilly Tomlin

 16) “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” —David Brinkley

17) “Don’t stay in bed unless you can make money in bed.” —George Burns

18) “There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them.” —Seth Godin

19) “The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do.” —Roy L. Smith

20) “People don’t believe what you tell them. They rarely believe what you show them. They often believe what their friends tell them. They always believe what they tell themselves.” —Seth Godin

21) “In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.” —Harold Geneen

22) “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” —Chris Grosser

23) “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.”—Ray Goforth

24) “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” —Steve Jobs

25) “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure–It is: Try to please everybody.” —Herbert Bayard Swope

26) “There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.”  —Sam Walton

27) “If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it.” —Charles Kettering

28) “One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.” —Arnold H. Glasow

29) “Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.” —W. Edwards Deming

30) “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” —Henry Ford