25 Memorable Business Quotes to Keep at the Tip of Your Tongue

Are you a fan of motivational quotes? Sometimes they offer just the wind in your sail that is needed to change a morning of grumpiness into an afternoon of productivity. Here are 25 of the best motivational quotes that are sure to inspire you to do more, be more and take your attitude to the next level.

  1. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”    —John D. Rockefeller
  2. “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.”    —Jim Rohn
  3. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”    —Vidal Sassoon
  4. “The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.”    —Anonymous
  5. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”    —Walt Disney
  6. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”    —Wayne Gretzky
  7. “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure; that is… Try to please everybody.” —Herbert Bayard Swope
  8. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”    —Thomas Edison
  9. “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”    —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  10. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”    —George Bernard Shaw
  11. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.”    —John Wooden
  12. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”    —Jimmy Johnson
  13. “Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.”    —Henry Ford
  14. “Capital isn’t scarce; vision is.”    —Sam Walton
  15. “Business opportunities are like buses. There’s always another one coming.”    —Richard Branson
  16. “The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.”    —Aristotle Onassis, Greek Shipping Magnate
  17. “To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.”    —George Kneller
  18. “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”    —Napoleon Bonaparte
  19. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.”    —Dr. Suess
  20. “If you see a bandwagon, it’s too late.”    —James Goldsmith
  21. “Please think about your legacy, because you’re writing it every day.”    —Gary Vaynerchuck
  22. “Do or do not. There is no try.”  —Yoda
  23. “Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those doing it.”    —Ancient Chinese Proverb
  24. “Don’t try to reach a destination. Try to experience the trip.”    —Being Caballerro
  25. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.”    —John Maxwell


And my longtime favorite:

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference.”    —Robert Frost (from his poem “The Road Not Taken”)

So there you have it, 25 memorable business quotes that should jack you up for the day. There were so many more… what’s your favorite?

Author: Anne Violette

Freelance writer, editor, ghostwriter of 27+ books, seasoned author, professional photographer and designer.

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