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Top 10 Best Business Quotes

By on Nov 5, 2012 in Business, Quotes | 17 comments

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

10. “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.”

– Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

2. “Rule No. 1: never lose money; rule No. 2: don’t forget rule No. 1″
- Warren Buffet, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

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

Do you have a favorite quote about business? If so, share it with us by leaving a comment with the quote.

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    17 Comments

  1. Write down your goals for the day and then GET STUFF DONE! – Pete Sveen

    Pete Sveen

    November 5, 2012

    • Nice one Pete! Goal setting is key to getting things done!

      Deacon

      November 5, 2012

  2. “We are the sum total of the five people we spend the most time with” – Jim Rohn

    I’m a big fan of Jim Rohn’s quotes but especially this one since we always need to remind ourselves to be surrounded by people who inspire and motivation us. That are positive and encourage us and our work!

    Carrie Smith

    November 5, 2012

    • That is a good one and so true as well!

      Deacon

      November 5, 2012

  3. Love the Confucius one. So true. There is one that I like to and will try to poorly translate that says “the one who starts first hits twice”, meaning that if you are the first to launch a successful business, even though competitors come after you, you will always be a reference in your market.

    Pauline

    November 5, 2012

    • I love that one too! It is amazing how much power the customer has. If the customer decides to go somewhere else, than that business needs to step up it’s game or it will be out of business.

      Deacon

      November 5, 2012

  4. Great quotes! I’m a big Richard Branson fan so it’s great to see him on here.

    Money Bulldog

    November 5, 2012

    • Richard Branson has some great insight. I always enjoy learning from people that have been successful and that are willing to share what they have learned with the rest of the world.

      Deacon

      November 5, 2012

  5. My favorite quote I don’t espouse: “This is business….if you want a friend, buy a dog.” – Gordon Gecko, Wall Street. It makes me laugh, though.

    AverageJoe

    November 5, 2012

  6. Great Quotes! Here are a few inspirational quotes:
    The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business–or almost anywhere else for that matter.
    Lee Iacocca

    Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
    Aldous Huxley

    It is not enough to take steps which may some day lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise.
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Who aims at excellence will be above mediocrity; who aims at mediocrity will be far short of it.
    Burmese Saying

    Joshua P

    November 8, 2012

  7. Great quotes! Makes me want to read more biographies to glean from their wisdom.

    Brent Pittman

    November 10, 2012

    • I know what you mean. Biographies are a great resource to learn from those who have been successful in life.

      Deacon

      November 12, 2012

  8. These actually make me feel like I should be doing so much more with my life :s
    I guess I should get started – there is no time like the present.

    Glen @ Monster Piggy Bank

    November 12, 2012

  9. I’m so glad that I read this today. Great Monday or any day stuff!
    I agree with lots of the comments above. I really like Richard Branson. Oppotunties are always there if you choose to see them.

    Noel

    November 12, 2012

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