70+ Business Quotes To Your New Inspiration

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Business generally refers to activities involved in producing, buying, selling, or providing goods and services to customers with the goal of making a profit. It includes all the activities and operations that are necessary to run an enterprise, such as manufacturing, marketing, sales, accounting, finance, and management.

Businesses can be categorized into various types based on their ownership structure, industry, size, and other factors. Some common types of businesses include sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies (LLCs).

The main goal of a business is to create value for its customers while generating revenue and profits for its owners or shareholders. A successful business must satisfy its customers’ needs and wants, offer high-quality products or services, maintain efficient operations, and manage its resources effectively.

Business Quotes

1. “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.”
– Richard Branson

2. “Every problem is a gift—without problems we would not grow.”
– Anthony Robbins

3. “You only have to do a few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.”
– Warren Buffett

4. “The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.”
– Socrates

5. “Always deliver more than expected.”
– Larry Page

6. “Don’t take too much advice. Most people who have a lot of advice to give—with a few exceptions—generalize whatever they did. Don’t over-analyze everything. I myself have been guilty of overthinking problems. Just build things and find out if they work.”
– Ben Silbermann

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

8. “Every time we launch a feature, people yell at us.”
– Angelo Sotira

9. “Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.”
– Anthony Volodkin

10. “What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone, know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.”
– Dave Thomas

11. “If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large.”
– Jeff Bezos

12. “If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.”
– Zig Ziglar

13. “If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.”
– Reid Hoffman

14. “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.”
– Thomas Edison

15. “The stars will never align, and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. ‘Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it’s important to you and you want to do it ‘eventually,’ just do it and correct course along the way.”
– Tim Ferriss

16. “Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.”
– Jack Dorsey

17. “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

18. “Always look for the fool in the deal. If you don’t find one, it’s you.”
– Mark Cuban

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

20. “If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.”
– Mark Zuckerberg

21. “If you define yourself by how you differ from the competition, you’re probably in trouble.”
– Omar Hamoui

22. “Wonder what your customer really wants? Ask. Don’t tell.”
– Lisa Stone

23. “When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue.”
– Josh James

24. “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.”
– Scott Belsky

25. “Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”
– Golda Meir

26. “There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.”
– Jason Fried

27. “The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.”
– Reid Hoffman

28. “Chase the vision, not the money. The money will end up following you.”
– Tony Hsieh

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

30. “Nothing works better than just improving your product.”
– Joel Spolsky

31. “Get five or six of your smartest friends in a room and ask them to rate your idea.”
– Mark Pincus

32. “Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations.”
– Tim O’Reilly

33. “Get big quietly so you don’t tip off potential competitors.”
– Chris Dixon

34. “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”
– Steve Jobs

35. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”
– Helen Keller

Business Quotes

36. “Don’t try to be original, just try to be good.”
– Paul Rand

37. “Always think outside the box and embrace opportunities that appear, wherever they might be.”
– Lakshmi Mittal

38. “Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop.”
– Jeffrey Zeldman

39. “The last 10% it takes to launch something takes as much energy as the first 90%.”
– Rob Kalin

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

41. “Best startups generally come from somebody needing to scratch an itch.”
– Michael Arrington

42. “Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.”
– Wayne Huizenga

43. “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.”
– Guy Kawasaki

44. “An entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create.”
– David Karp

45. “Get a mentor in the applicable field if you’re at all unsure of what you’re looking for.”
– Kyle Bragger

46. “Every day that we spent not improving our products was a wasted day.”
– Joel Spolsky

47. “Anything that is measured and watched improves.”
– Bob Parsons

48. “Stay self-funded as long as possible.”
– Garrett Camp

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

50. “Timing, perseverance, and 10 years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.”
– Biz Stone

51. “Human beings have an innate inner drive to be autonomous, self-determined, and connected to one another. And when that drive is liberated, people achieve more and live richer lives.”
– Daniel Pink

52. “Fortunes are built during the down market and collected in the upmarket.”
– Jason Calacanis

53. “It’s more effective to do something valuable than to hope a logo or name will say it for you.”
– Jason Cohen

54. “No more romanticizing about how cool it is to be an entrepreneur. It’s a struggle to save your company’s life—and your own skin—every day of the week.”
– Spencer Fry

55. “You can’t make anything viral, but you can make something good.”
– Peter Shankman

57. “Don’t worry about funding if you don’t need it. Today, it’s cheaper to start a business than ever.”
– Noah Everett

58. “Data beats emotions.”
– Sean Rad

59. “I never dreamed about success, I worked for it.”
– Estee Lauder

60. “I try not to make any decisions that I’m not excited about.”
– Jake Nickell

61. “See things in the present, even if they are in the future.”
– Larry Ellison

62. “You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea.”
– Larry Page

63. “Ideas are commodities. Execution of them is not.”
– Michael Dell

64. “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.”
– Henry Ford

65. “All humans are entrepreneurs not because they should start companies but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA.”
– Reid Hoffman

66. “The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.”
– Bill Gates

67. “In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination.”
– Steve Case

68. “Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.”
– Oprah Winfrey

69. “No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.”
– Reid Hoffman

70. “Don’t be cocky. Don’t be flashy. There’s always someone better than you.”
– Tony Hsieh

71. “Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things differently from everybody else.”
– Sara Blakely

72. “Diligence is the mother of good luck.”
– Benjamin Franklin

73. “A person who is quietly confident makes the best leader.”
– Fred Wilson

74. “Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.”
– Howard Schultz