More Motivational Quotes for Business Success


After I had finished collating the set of Motivational Quotes for Business, I realized that I probably like way to many quotes. On second thought, I don’t think anyone can have “too much” motivation so here is my second set of 100 Motivational Quotes for Business.


  1. Anything that is measured and watched, improves.” —Bob Parsons, GoDaddy founder
  2. Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from. – Seth Godin
  3. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. –Confucius
  4. It doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.” – Brian Tracy
  5. It is never too late to be what you might have been. –George Eliot
  6. It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. – Charles Darwin
  7. It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings. –Ann Landers
  8. It takes 20 years to become an overnight success.– Eddie Cantor
  9. 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
  10. It takes more than capital to swing business. You’ve got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by — Advertising, Initiative, and Dynamics. – Ren Mulford Jr.
  11. It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower.” —Paul Graham, YCombinator co-founder
  12. It’s how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.” – Charlotte Whitton
  13. It’s more effective to do something valuable than to hope a logo or name will say it for you.” —Jason Cohen, Smart Bear Software founder
  14. It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. —Scott Belsky, Behance co-founder
  15. It’s not that we need new ideas, but we need to stop having old ideas. —Edwin Land, Polaroid co-founder
  16. It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. –Abraham Lincoln
  17. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live. –Mae Jemison
  18. Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers. – Voltaire
  19. Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy. – Norman Schwarzkopf
  20. Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching. – George Van Valkenburg
  21. Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. – Dwight Eisenhower
  22. Life has two rules: #1. Never quit #2. always remember rule # 1.” – Unknown
  23. Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. –Charles Swindoll
  24. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. –Maya Angelou
  25. The NBA is never just a business. It’s always business. It’s always personal. All good businesses are personal. The best businesses are very personal. – Mark Cuban
  26. The new source of power is not money in the hands of a few, but information in the hands of many. – John Naisbitt
  27. The number of followers you have does not make you better than anyone else. Hitler had millions, Jesus had 12– Unknown
  28. The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.– Napoleon Hill
  29. The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
  30. The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. ~ Vidal Sassoon
  31. The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something.” —Seth Godin, Squidoo founder, author and blogger
  32. The only way around is through. – Robert Frost
  33. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. – Steve Jobs
  34. The past is a ghost, the future a dream. All we ever have is now. –Bill Cosby
  35. The person who doesn’t read is no better off than the person who can’t read.” – Unknown
  36. The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it. –Chinese Proverb
  37. The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. – Captain Jack Sparrow
  38. The problem with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat. – Lilly Tomlin
  39. The purpose of a business is to create a customer who creates customers. – Shiv Singh
  40. The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. –Ayn Rand
  41. The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.—Marc Benioff, Salesforce CEO
  42. The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do. – Roy L. Smith
  43. The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus. ~ Bruce Lee
  44. The tiny seed knew that in order to grow, it needed to be dropped in dirt, covered in darkness, struggle to reach the light. – Sandra Kring
  45. The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. – Carlos Castaneda
  46. The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat. – Lily Tomlin
  47. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.– Nolan Bushnell
  48. The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. –Mark Twain
  49. The value of an idea lies in the using of it. —Thomas Edison, General Electric Co-
  50. The very first company I started failed with a great bang. The second one failed a little bit less, but still failed. The third one, you know, proper failed, but it was kind of okay. I recovered quickly. Number four almost didn’t fail. It still didn’t really feel great, but it did okay. Number five was PayPal. – Max Levchin
  51. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. —Walt Disney, Disney founder
  52. The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do. – Dennis Waitley
  53. The worst part of success is to try to find someone who is happy for you. – Bette Midler
  54. The start is what stops most people. – Don Shula
  55. Theory is splendid but until put into practice, it is valueless.—James Cash Penney, J.C. Penney founder
  56. There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.– Colin Powell
  57. There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. ~ Beverly Sills
  58. There are no traffic jams along the extra mile. –Roger Staubach
  59. There are two rules for success: 1) Never tell everything you know. – Roger H. Lincoln
  60. There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.- Kenneth H. Blanchard
  61. There is no security on the earth, there is only opportunity. – General Douglas MacArthur
  62. There is no such thing as failure, only results! – Anthony Robbins
  63. There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that
    which should not be done at all. – Peter Drucker
  64. There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. –Aristotle
  65. There’s 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
  66. There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them. – Seth Godin
  67. There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team. —Jason Fried, 37signals founder
  68. They often believe what their friends tell them. They always believe what they tell themselves. – Seth Godin
  69. Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out. ~ John Wooden
  70. Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it.” – Chinese Proverb
  71. Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. – Carl Bard
  72. Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success. —Biz Stone, Twitter co-founder
  73. To be good or bad doesn’t count: life out in this world doesn’t depend on that. It depends on a relation of forces based on violence. And survival is violence. You’ll wear leather shoes because someone has killed a cow and skinned it to make leather. – Unknown
  74. To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart. ~ Thomas Watson, Sr.
  75. To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business. – J. Paul Getty
  76. To succeed… You need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you. ~ Tony Dorsett
  77. To the degree we’re not living our dreams; our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves. – Peter McWilliams
  78. To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted. – George Kneller
  79. To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult. – Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth
  80. To win without risk is to triumph without glory. – Pierre Corneille
  81. Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. –Les Brown
  82. Trust your instincts. —Estee Lauder, Estee Lauder founder
  83. Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value. – Albert Einstein
  84. Turn a perceived risk into an asset. —Aaron Patzer, Mint founder
  85. 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
  86. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. –Robert Frost
  87. Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything. – Unknown
  88. Victory goes to the player who makes the next–to–last mistake. – Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower
  89. Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. – Japanese Proverb
  90. We are currently not planning on conquering the world. —Sergey Brin, Google co-founder
  91. We are really competing against ourselves, we have no control over how other people perform. —Pete Cashmore, Mashable founder and CEO
  92. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.- Aristotle
  93. We become what we think about. –Earl Nightingale
  94. We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. –Plato
  95. We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within. ~ Earl Nightingale
  96. We generate fears while we sit. We over come them by action. Fear is natures way of warning us to get busy. – Dr. Henry Link
  97. We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them. — Abigail Adams
  98. We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their actions. – Stephen M.R. Covey
  99. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. –Marie Curie
  100. When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. –John Lennon


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