104 Best Business Quotes to start a business

Find the list of best inspirational business quotes that will help you to start a successful business with the help of some experts. Apart from these best business motivation quotes, you can also read our other motivational quotes on business leadership, business culture, business advice, don’t give up, moving on, and positive attitude.

Let’s read the collection of best business quotes.

1. “22% of current business-to-business salespeople will be replaced by search engines within the next five years.” ― Chris Murray

2. “A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.” ― Jeff Bezos

3. “A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.” ― Henry Ford

4. “A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.” ― Richard Branson

5. “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” ― Henry Ford

6. “A good businessman must have nose for business the same way a journalist has nose for news. In places where people see a lot of obstacles, I see a lot of opportunities. A good businessman sees where others don’t see.” ― Orji Uzor Kalu

7. “Accountants are in the past, managers are in the present, and leaders are in the future.” ― Paul Orfalea

8. “Anyone who believes that exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.” ― Kenneth Boulding

9. “Attack is the secret of defense; defense is the planning of an attack.” ― Sun Tzu

10. “Be honest. Be truthful. If you tell lies, you lose your credibility.” ― Timi Nadela

11. “Be yourself! Fill yourself up with light and fly!” ― Jodi Livon

12. “Being an entrepreneur is a mental job… It takes patients! YOU are doing more motivation to yourself than anyone on this planet.” ― Dee Williams

13. “Being trustworthy requires: Doing the right thing. And doing things right.” ― Don Peppers

14. “Besides, that MBA is a Masters of Business Administration, not a Masters of Business Leadership.” ― Dave Anderson

15. “Business is a game, played for fantastic stakes, and you’re in competition with experts. If you want to win, you have to learn to be a master of the game.” ― Sidney Sheldon

16. “Business is war and your past clients and customer’s great online reviews are your elite soldiers in battle.” ― Tom Kenemore

17. “Business should never be merely transactional -it should be transformational” ― Rasheed Ogunlaru

18. “Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.” ― Jane Austen

19. “Change is not always easy when patterns in our lives have existed so long.” ― Lolly Daskal

20. “Committing your goals to paper increases the likelihood of your achieving them by one thousand percent.” ― Brian Tracy

21. “Compassion is a lifetime business. You can’t say something like, “I will have compassion on Monday, Thursdays and Fridays only. But for the rest, I will be cruel”. That is hypocrisy.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

22. “Competition in business is a blessing, for without it, we wouldn’t be motivated to improve.” ― Nabil N. Jamal

23. “Don’t try to follow trends. Create them.” ― Simon Zingerman

24. “Don’t spend your time or money on being boring.” ― Candice Galek

25. “Don’t tell me you’re passionate about your job – show me that you’re passionate about helping people like me.” ― Chris Murray

26. “Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise” ― Ted Turner

27. “Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.” ― Napoleon Hill

28. “Failing conventionally is the route to go; as a group, lemmings may have a rotten image, but no individual lemming has ever received bad press” ― Warren Buffett

29. “Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure it just means you haven’t succeeded yet.” ― Robert H. Schuller

30. “Good brands reflect the histories of the time and the group of people that made them. They can not be copied. They can not be recycled.” ― Richard Branson

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31. “Great customer service is not just one part of your business, it should be in every part of your business!” ― Tom Kenemore

32. “Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.” ― Theodore Isaac Rubin

33. “I have a business appointment that I am anxious… to miss.” ― Oscar Wilde

34. “I used to use business to make money. But I’ve learned that business is a tool. You can use it to support what you believe in.” ― Po Bronson

35. “If one can call anticipation of enemy reactions based on a lifetime of professional training and on thinking and application “intuition,” he had it … He was a professional soldier, a student of history” ― William Duggan

36. “If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.” ― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

37. “If you are deliberately trying to create a future that feels safe, you will willfully ignore the future that is likely.” ― Seth Godin

38. “If you are going to be in business, you must learn about money: how it works, how it flows, and how to put it to work for you.” ― Idowu Koyenikan

39. “If you are in a competitive industry, great online reviews are not just nice to have, they are a requirement!” ― Tom Kenemore

40. “If you are in a position where you can reach people, then use your platform to stand up for a cause. HINT: social media is a platform.” ― Germany Kent

41. “If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” ― Zig Ziglar

42. “If you don’t earn their trust at the beginning, they sure as hell won’t trust you with their money at the end.” ― Chris Murray

43. “If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears.” ― Simon Sinek

44. “If you owe the bank $100 that’s your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that’s the bank’s problem.” ― J. Paul Getty

45. “If you spend your life trying to be good at everything, you will never be great at anything.” ― Tom Rath

46. “If you want to change the fruits, you will first have to change the roots. If you want to change the visible, you must first change the invisible.” ― T. Harv Eker

47. “If you’re trying to create a company, it’s like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.” ― Elon Musk

48. “If you’re waiting until you feel talented enough to make it, you’ll never make it.” ― Criss Jami

49. “If your opponent is of choleric temper,  seek to irritate him.  Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant.” ― Sun Tzu

50. “In an effort to eliminate the possibility of any rival growing up, some monopolists would sacrifice democracy itself.” ― Henry Wallace

51. “In business, it is better to be consistently bad than inconsistent.” ― Len Peters

52. “In the long run managements stressing accounting appearance over economic substance usually achieve little of either.” ― Warren Buffett

53. “Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship…the act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.” ― Peter Drucker

54. “Innovative ideas are the golden wealth of a growing business” ― Wayne Chirisa

55. “Intelligent men never do a business; only a fool kills his own beautiful instincts for the sake of a word profit.” ― Thiruman Archunan

56. “International business, once allowed to stalk uncontrolled, killed the local, the small, the quirky.” ― Alexander McCall Smith

57. “It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.” ― Isaac Asimov

58. “It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.” ― Adam Smith

59. “Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.” ― Thomas A. Edison

60. “Knowledge is power is time is money.” ― Robert Thier

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61. “Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.” ― Sun Tzu

62. “Live what you love and what you love will fill your life.” ― Jodi Livon

63. “Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.” ― Andy Warhol

64. “Move not unless you see an advantage; use not your troops unless there is something to be gained; fight not unless the position is critical.” ― Sun Tzu

65. “Never let your fear of the unknown and things being too difficult make your choices for you in life. One of the saddest lessons in life is finding out that your fear made the situation worse than what it was and a braver person stole the dream you gave up on.” ― Shannon L. Alder

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

67. “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves it s amazing what they can accomplish.” ― Sam Walton

68. “Present your product and service simple and direct. Eliminate senseless small talk that takes up valuable time.” ― Timi Nadela

69. “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” ― Warren Buffett

70. “Rejection is an opportunity for your selection.” ― Bernard Branson

71. “Self-awareness is the key to find our uniqueness. The latter increases our chance to succeed in our personal, career, and business lives…” ― Assegid Habtewold

72. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” ― Albert Einstein

73. “Success is nothing if you don’t have the right people to share it with; you’re just gonna end up Lonley.” ― Selena Gomez

74. “Success seems to be connected to action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” ― Conrad Hilton

75. “The best way to predict your future is to create it” ― Peter Drucker

76. “The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.” ― Brian Tracy

77. “The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.” ― Peter Drucker

78. “The future belongs to the competent. It belongs to those who are very, very good at what they do. It does not belong to the well-meaning.” ― Brian Tracy

79. “The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of a mistake” ― Meg Whitman

80. “The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer.” ― Peter Drucker

81. “The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work ot make it better.” ― Barbra Pletcher

82. “The rock and roll business is pretty absurd, but the world of serious music is much worse.” ― Frank Zappa

83. “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” ― Phil Jackson

84. “The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.” ― Confucius

85. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” ― Colin Powell

86. “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

87. “There’s no luck in business. There’s only drive, determination, and more drive.” ― Sophie Kinsella

88. “To be a leader one has to have followers. To get others to follow is a skill, not a command.” ― Mark Villareal

89. “To become successful, one must put themselves in the paths of giants!” ― Lillian Cauldwell

90. “To earn more, you must learn more.” ― Brian Tracy

91. “Using your talent, hobby or profession in a way that makes you contribute with something good to this world is truly the way to go.” ― Simon Zingerman

92. “We all need salespeople who deliver value that wasn’t there before they arrived.” ― Chris Murray

93. “We can be competitive and aim to destroy our opponent or competition, but we can still respect our rivals and even be friends.” ― Ben Tolosa

94. “We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.” ― Sheryl Sandberg

95. “Web design is not just about creating pretty layouts. It’s about understanding the marketing challenge behind your business.” ― Mohamed Saad

96. “When the business people get done with the arts, all that’s left will be entertainment.” ― Daniel R. Thorne

97. “When we are able to see the choices we make through the eyes of self-acceptance, we are transformed.” ― Jodi Livon

98. “When you depersonalize abrasive behavior and see it as a call for help you become a catalyst for the best kind of change.” ― Marilyn Suttle

99. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” ― Mark Twain

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

101. “You become what you think about” ― Napoleon Hill

102. “You can ensure the safety of your defense if you only hold positions that cannot be attacked.” ― Sun Tzu

103. “You can’t tax business. Business doesn’t pay taxes. It collects taxes.” ― Ronald Reagan

104. “You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.” ― Steve Jobs

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