Top 100+ Best Motivational Quotes For Businessman [2022]

Top 100+ Best Motivational Quotes For Businessman
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As anyone who is into the work of good management and solid business strategies, you probably know that there is a lot of thought-out quotes. While some are extremely old, many are relevant to even today’s most popular issues in business management.

Quotes are often times very important and truly inspirational as they let us see how other great businessmen reached their goals despite all difficulties, making things easier for us by paving the way with lessons learned from previous experience. Penn Book has collected the best quotes for businessman from some of the worlds to help you boost your businesses in the right direction.

Best Business Quotes to Inspire Entrepreneurs & Go-Getters

Best Business Quotes to Inspire Entrepreneurs & Go-Getters

Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill

Play by the rules, but be ferocious. – Phil Knight

Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. — Winston Churchill

Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. – Coco Chanel

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas Edison

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, founder, and CEO of O’Reilly Media

I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity. – Oprah Winfrey

I never dreamed about success. I worked for it. – Estée Lauder

Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.-Howard Schultz, Starbucks CEO

Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.– Oprah Winfrey

Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. – Will Rodgers

The real test is not whether you avoid this failure because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere. – Barack Obama

Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it. – William Durant

Be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi

Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you. – Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of lives coming attractions. –  Albert Einstein

Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games. – Babe Ruth

The success of a company is always about the team. All pieces that come from the team are necessary to bring the company forward and to reach new heights. – Sassa Akervall, CEO & Owner of Akervall Technologies Inc.

[Don’t] let anyone convince you that your dream, your vision to be an entrepreneur, is something that you shouldn’t do. What often happens is that people who are well-meaning, who really care for us, are afraid for us and talk us out of it. -Cathy Hughes, entrepreneur, radio and television personality, and business executive

Stay self-funded as long as possible.– Garrett Camp, founder of Expa, Uber, and StumbleUpon

Good Businessman Quotes About Success

Before dreaming about the future or making plans, you need to articulate what you already have going for you – as entrepreneurs do. – Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn

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

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. – Theodore Roosevelt

If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time. – Steve Jobs

Almost everything worthwhile carries with it some sort of risk, whether it’s starting a new business, whether it’s leaving home, whether it’s getting married, or whether it’s flying into space. – Chris Hadfield

It is not necessary to do extraordinary things to get extraordinary results. – Warren Buffett

Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once. – Drew Houston, co-founder, and CEO of Dropbox

My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long University education that I never had — every day I’m learning something new. – Richard Branson, founder Virgin Group

I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. – Steve Jobs, Co-founder, CEO, Chairman Apple Inc.

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. – Bill Cosby

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

The first one gets the oyster, the second gets the shell. – Andrew Carnegie

It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction. – Warren Buffett

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. – Steve Jobs, Co-founder, CEO, Chairman Apple Inc.

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

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. – Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself. – Oprah Winfrey, media proprietor

The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake – you can’t learn anything from being perfect – Adam Osborne

Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. -Napoleon Hill

Inspirational Business Quotes

Inspirational Business Quotes

You just have to pay attention to what people need and what has not been done. – Russell Simmons, found Def Jam Records

This quote is a great reminder that stepping out of your comfort zone and experiencing new things is the best way to learn. You can research, plan, and educate yourself, but the only true way to improve is to put yourself or your business out there and learn from what you experience. – Matt English, Digital Marketing Specialist at atlasRFIDstore

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

Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.– Arianna Huffington, president, and editor in chief The Huffington Post Media Group

If you start thinking you are good at something, that’s often the day you stop trying to be better and open the back door for someone to come after you. That’s why we always aim higher. We never feel like we’re done. -Drew Houston, co-founder and CEO of Dropbox

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. – Henry David Thoreau

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. – Anaïs Nin

Best Business Motivational Quotes from Business Leaders

Motivational Quotes from Business Leaders

There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them. – Seth Godin

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite. – G.K. Chesterton

Five days a week, I read my goals before I go to sleep and when I wake up. There are 10 goals around health, family, and business with expiration dates, and I update them every six months. -Daymond John, founder, president, and CEO of FUBU

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

In my experience as CEO, I found that the most important decisions tested my courage far more than my intelligence. Every time you make the hard, correct decision you become a bit more courageous, and every time you make the easy, wrong decision you become a bit more cowardly. – Ben Horowitz

I think a lot of business quotes focus on the end result or the success. Instead, we should see the journey to the end as part of the process as well; and, if we like it or not, our family is along for the ride as well. It’s important to have people speak these truths into your life so you don’t get lost along the way. – Jackie Martin, Co-Founder of Option Gray

In this day and age of information overload, we can learn just about anything for free. But what is the point if we do not DO anything with that knowledge? Did you really mean to do loads of research on how to start a business…and never act upon it? What was your original intention? Certainly, it wasn’t just to read about starting a business, so get out there, overcome the fear of failure and the fear of success…and get going! – Sabina King, Co-founder of VeppoCig

I don’t know the word ‘quit.’ Either I never did, or I have abolished it. – Susan Butcher

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney.

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right! – Henry Ford

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure. – Colin Powell

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. – Albert Schweitzer

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

Dear entrepreneurs! You have to have greater professionalism, responsibility and a service-oriented mindset to grow and thrive your business. ― Lord

Most of us want to tell our coworkers or friends, or husbands or wives, our ideas. For what reason? We want validation. But I feel ideas are most vulnerable in their infancy. Out of love and concern, friends and family give all the reasons or objections on why [you] shouldn’t do it. I didn’t want to risk that. -Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx

I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying. – Jeff Bezos, founder, and CEO of Amazon

There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it, for whatever success I have attained has been the result of much hard work and many sleepless nights. -Madam C.J. Walker, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and political and social activist

It inspires me that doing takes a lot of hard work but it’s worth it in the end. – Antennagear, LLC

Before dreaming about the future or making plans, you need to articulate what you already have going for you – as entrepreneurs do.– Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn

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Entrepreneur Quotes That’ll Get You Out of Bed in the Morning

Entrepreneur Quotes That'll Get You Out of Bed in the Morning

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney

I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was and began to direct all my energy to finish the only work that mattered to me. Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one area where I truly belonged. I was set free, because my greatest fear had been realized, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter, and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. – J.K. Rowling

There is something artificial when everyone is agreeing with each other. It’s useful to indulge people who don’t agree, and see their viewpoint or force yourself to explain things better. -David Sack, founder of Yammer

This quote inspires me to continue to move forward and that business, as well as life, will be filled with setbacks, challenges, failures as well as successes. That there will always be people who get in your way, are negative, and armchair quarterback from the sidelines, however, they are just a footnote in the lives of the successful and embody the other famous quote the world needs ditch diggers. – Scott Anderson, Director of Marketing at Ball Chain Manufacturing Co., Inc

Powerful Quotes

Being a woman in business doesn’t come without challenges. My advice? Surround yourself with other supportive women that encourage you, share ideas, and get you motivated. -Jessica Alba, Founder of The Honest Company

This quote constantly reminds me that I am not working solely to gain wealth for myself but to share the wealth with others who are in need. Being of service to others and to the planet makes me feel good about myself. I know that I am adding value to the universe and not just selfishly taking things away. When I first realized this, I started looking for small ways to make a positive difference in the world around me. This completely changed my life for the better! – Sebastian Mitchell Tarver, President of Boybeads

When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue. -Josh James, co-founder and CEO Omniture, founder and CEO Domo

Running a successful business also requires that you are keeping your customers and employees happy. Running an honest business is the mark of some of the best entrepreneurs of all time.

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. – Vidal Sassoon

The only way around is through. – Robert Frost

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 over-thinking problems. Just build things and find out if they work. – Ben Silbermann, founder of Pinterest

Openly share and talk to people about your idea. Use their lack of interest or doubt to fuel your motivation to make it happen.– Todd Garland, Founder BuySellAds

Everyone has an idea – it’s those who are focused and work hard that make those ideas come to life.- Naseem Dalal. Owner of Rhinoleather

There are lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: it’s to change the world. – Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote

If you are not getting traction on your idea, you try a few things. You try pushing harder, cleaning up something, building up to something aggressively — but if it doesn’t get traction, then don’t bother. -Vijay Sharma, Founder of Paytm

Reminds me to quickly learn to form my mistakes, and be attentive to the lessons from others’ mistakes. It helps me to never repeat the same mistakes again. – Akosua Asare, CEO and Founder of Essence Luxe Couture

When in doubt, bootstrap. Using your own personal resources is the easiest way to start a business. You don’t have to convince investors about the merits of your idea. You just have to convince yourself. -Ryan Holmes, Co-founder of Hootsuite

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently… A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large. -Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.– Steve Jobs, Co-founder, CEO, Chairman Apple Inc.

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

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer. -Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and Chuck-E-Cheese’s

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. – Mark Twain

In carrying out e-commerce, the most important thing is to keep doing what you are doing right now with passion, to keep it up. – Jack Ma

So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.
– Caterina Fake, co-founder Flickr

An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it. – Roy Ash, co-founder Litton Industries

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