70 Business Quotes For Success To Inspire The Entrepreneur In You

A business is an organization or entity that sells goods or services for a profit. The important part of this definition is that a business is something that operates to make a profit in every field. Not all businesses are successful enough to make a profit, but their main purpose is to generate profits.

To all the businessmen out there here are 70 Business Quotes for success.

  1. “Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War
  2. “If I love you, what business is it of yours?” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  3. “Amid the chaos, there is also opportunity” ― Sun-Tzu, A Arte da Guerra
  4. “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
  5. “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” ― Sheryl Sandberg
  6. “Rejection is an opportunity for your selection.” ― Bernard Branson
  7. “Done is better than perfect.” ― Sheryl Sandberg
  8. “If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.” ― Dave Barry
  9. “Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.” ― Criss Jami
  10. “The best way to predict your future is to create it” ― Peter Drucker
  11. “When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.” ― sun Tzu
  12. “Knowledge is power is time is money.” ― Robert Their
  13. “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” ― Warren Buffett
  14. “Advertising is legalized lying.” ― G. Wells
  15. “who wishes to fight must first count the cost” ― Sun Tzu
  16. “Don’t blow off another’s candle for it won’t make yours shine brighter.” ― Jaachynma N.E
  17. “My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people’s.” ― Oscar Wilde
  18. “The type of person you are is usually reflected in your business. To improve your business, first improve yourself.” ― Idowu Koyenikan
  19. “I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. I read and think. So I do more reading and thinking and make fewer impulse decisions than most people in business. I do it because I like this kind of life.” ― Warren Buffett
  20. “The strength of the team is each member. The strength of each member is the team.” ― Phil Jackson
  21. “You have to work on the business first before it works for you.” ― Idowu KoyenikanBusiness quote
  22. “I would prefer a sword to fight a duel, but a pen to plan a war.” ― Robert Their
  23. “We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.” ― Sheryl Sandberg
  24. “There’s no luck in business. There’s only drive determination, and more drive.” ― Sophie Kinsella
  25. “Simple, genuine goodness is the best capital to found the business of this life upon. It lasts when fame and money fail and is the only riches we can take out of this world with us.” ― Louisa May Alcott
  26. “Rouse him, and learn the principle of his activity or inactivity. Force him to reveal himself, to find out his vulnerable spots.” ― Sun Tzu
  27. “Business is a game, played for fantastic stakes, and you compete with experts. If you want to win, you have to learn to be a master of the game.” ― Sidney Sheldon
  28. “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” ― Peter F. Drucker
  29. “I’m a fake fact factory. The things I make are the things I make up. Also, as a side business, I make love. I just made that up.” ― Dora J. Arod
  30. “The whole secret lies in confusing the enemy so that he cannot fathom our real intent.” ― Sun Tzu
  31. “Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important.” ― Jaachynma N.E.
  32. “Love should be treated like a business deal, but every business deal has its terms and its currency. And in love, currency is a virtue. You love people not for what you do for them or what they do for you. You love them for the values, the virtues, which they have achieved in their character.” ― Ayn Rand
  33. “Once poverty is gone, we’ll need to build museums to display its horrors to future generations. They’ll wonder why poverty continued so long in human society – how a few people could live in luxury while billions dwelt in misery, deprivation, and despair.” ― Muhammad Yunus
  34. “Attack is the secret of defense, defense is the planning of an attack.” ― Sun Tzu
  35. “If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn’t have a job if he was any smarter.” ― John Gottman 
  36. “Fortune does favor the bold and you’ll never know what you’re capable of if you don’t try.” ― Sheryl Sandberg
  37. “There are roads which must not be followed, armies which must not be attacked, towns which must not be besieged, positions which must not be contested, commands of the sovereign which must not be obeyed.” ― Sun Tzu
  38. “The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer.” ― Peter Drucker
  39. “Practice does not make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.” ― Vince Lombardi
  40. “Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.” ― Jane Austen
  41. “Truth builds trust.” ― Marilyn Suttle
  42. “Great results, can be achieved with small forces.” ― Sun Tzu
  43. “If you’re waiting until you feel talented enough to make it, you’ll never make it.” ― Criss Jami
  44. “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
  45. “A photograph shouldn’t be just a picture, it should be a philosophy.” ― Amit Kalantri
  46. “It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.” ― Isaac Asimov
  47. “To escape fear, you have to go through it, not around.” ― Richie Norton
  48. “The absence of a message sometimes is a presence of one.” ― Hasse Jenner
  49. “If you are deliberately trying to create a future that feels safe, you will fully ignore the future that is likely.” ― Seth Godin
  50. “I have a business head and a body for sin. Unfortunately, the sin appears to be gluttony.” ― Jenny Colgan
  51. “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
  52. “The purpose of bureaucracy is to compensate for incompetence and lack of discipline.” ― Jim Collins
  53. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” ― Albert Einstein
  54. “When [what you are deeply passionate about, what you can be best in the world at, and what drives your economic engine] come together, not only does your work move toward greatness but so does your life. For, in the end, it is impossible to have a great life unless it is a meaningful life. And it is very difficult to have a meaningful life without meaningful work. Perhaps, then, you might gain that rare tranquility that comes from knowing that you’ve had a hand in creating something of intrinsic excellence that contributes. Indeed, you might even gain that deepest of all satisfactions: knowing that your short time here on this earth has been well spent and that it mattered.” ― Jim Collins
  55. “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
  56. “Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship…the act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.” ― Peter Drucker
  57. “If those who are sent to draw water begin by drinking themselves, the army is suffering from thirst. One may know the condition of a whole army from the behavior of a single man.” ― Sun Tzu
  58. “If you’re creative, if you can think independently if you can articulate passion, if you can override the fear of being wrong, then your company needs you more than it ever did. And now your company can no longer afford to pretend that isn’t the case. So, dust off your horn and start tooting.” ― Hugh MacLeod
  59. “Cream always rises to the top. So, do good leaders”.” ― John Paul Warren
  60. “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
  61. “There is enough dough in the world to make bread for us all to eat together.” ― Habeeb Akande
  62. “That is why enemies can be great motivators. They serve as fuel for your fire.” ― Simon Zingerman
  63. “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
  64. “As long as politics is the shadow of big business, the attenuation of the shadow will not change the substance.” ― John Dewey
  65. “Businesspeople are like sharks, not just because we’re gray and slightly oily, or because our teeth trail the innards of those we have eviscerated, but because we must move forward or die. ” ― Stanley Bing
  66. “An entrepreneur without funding is a musician without an instrument.” ― Robert A. Rice Jr.
  67. “Happiness is a good business these days, more you talk crap about happiness a large number of crowd you will gather.” ― Santosh Kalwar
  68. “We first become salesmen as children in the confession booths of our parents.” ― Criss Jami
  69. “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
  70. “The rock and roll business is pretty absurd, but the world of serious music is much worse.” ― Frank Zappa


Gary is an Internet Entrepreneur and E-mail marketing expert. He loves giving tips from his personal experience and the experiences of others on Business, Life, Culture, and Lifestyle.

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