Top 41 Best Business Quotes of All Time

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Here is a list of the top ten best quotes about business:

1. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker, Management Consultant and Author

2. “Rule No. 1: Never lose money; rule No. 2: Don’t forget rule No. 1.” – Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

3. “Change before you have to.” – Jack Welch, Former CEO of General Electric

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

5. “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, Founder of Walmart

6. “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. ” – Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motor Company

7. “Choose a job that you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

8. “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, Founder of Apple, Inc.

9. “All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney, Founder of The Walt Disney Company

10. “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group

11. “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

12. “I learned to never kick someone when they’re down. Everyone makes mistakes, and some are real whoppers. But that makes them whopping opportunities, too.” — Jack Welsh

13. “You need to have a culture instead of a payroll so that people watch themselves. What does this? Not money, but enhanced self-esteem.” — Steve Wynn

14. “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” — Jim Rohn

15. “Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.” — Tony Hsieh

16. “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure, or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.” — Thomas J. Watson

17. “People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.” — Tony Robbins

18. “Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember–the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you.” — Zig Ziglar

19. “The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well.” — John D. Rockefeller Jr.

20. “You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.” — Oprah Winfrey

21. “If someone is out in the desert walking around, they’re going to be thirsty. You just have to ask them what they want to drink.” — Arthur Blank

22. “I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come indirectly through accident, except the phonograph. No, when I have fully decided that a result is worth getting, I go about it, and make trial after trial, until it comes.” — Thomas Edison

23. “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

24. “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

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

26. “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

27. “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 different from everybody else.” — Sara Blakely

28. “So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.” — Caterina Fake

29. “I think that the most important issue that will reshape our lives in the years ahead will be how man-made and artificial intelligence compete and work together.” — Ray Dalio

30. “Sometimes the best way to make money is when most people say you are wrong and nuts.” — Carl Icahn

31. “Most people fail in science because they talk themselves out of doing the experiment. Ideas are a dime a dozen. What makes the difference is the execution of the idea.” — Craig Venter

32. “Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” — Howard Schultz

33. “It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. It doesn’t matter how many times you almost get it right. No one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you because all that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are.” — Mark Cuban

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

35. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

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

37. “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

38. “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

39. “If you can push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking a risk, really amazing things can happen.” — Marissa Mayer

40. “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

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

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These are really inspirational!

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