Business is all about taking risks and meeting challenges.If you’re working hard to start or grow your business, having a motivational quote that really resonates with your current workload or situation can help you get through those challenges.Here I have compiled a list of 25 famous business quotes to inspire you and help you get through that working day.Feel free to copy them to your desktop and set as wallpaper or print later and stick on your noticeboard. Enjoy!

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

Bill Gates Business quote

Surviving a failure gives you more self-confidence. Failures are great learning tools.. but they must be kept to a minimum. – Jeffrey Immelt failure quotes

” You must remain focused on your journey to greatness.” – Les Brown

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“Management is nothing more than motivating other people.” – Le Iacocca

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“Why did I want to win? Because I didn’t want to lose!” – Max Schmelling

Inspirational Business Quotes

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

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“The absolute fundamental aim is to make money out of satisfying customers.” – John Egan

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“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” – Bill Gates 

famous Bill Gates Quotes

“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

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“I don’t pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages.” – Robert Bosch

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“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”  Theodore Roosevelt

Hard work quotes


“The noblest search is the search for excellence.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

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“f you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.” – Ray Kroc business success quotes

“Even if you’re on the right track you’ll get run over by others if just sit there.” – Will Rogers

famous motivational business quotes“Innovation is the distinction between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs quotes about leadership

There is no security on the earth, there is only opportunity.” – General Douglas MacArthur

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The golden rule for every business man is this: Put yourself in your customer’s place.” – Orison Swett Marden

business quotes about customer

“Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” – Peter F. Drucker

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The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon done

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“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

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“If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example.” – Ingvar Kamprad

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“What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

quotes by famous people

If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.”   Jack Dixon

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“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” – Stephen Covey

Stephen Covey Quotes about management

“Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right!” – Henry Ford

Henry Ford Quotes


What are your favourite business quotes for inspiration? Please share below.

Written by Caroline Baxter
Caroline Baxter is a serial Entrepreneur, Business Start Up Coach, and recent bestselling author on Amazon. Having started her first business aged 24, she now has multiple businesses in property, the motor trade and online and offline business consultancy. Caroline is now starting a series of live training events to support entrepreneurs looking to plan launch and grow their business