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55 Inspirational Business Quotes from Successful People

Often times it can be a good idea to step back from your work and draw motivation from others.  So, for your reading enjoyment, I’ve put together a compilation of quotes that exemplify my personal beliefs on what it takes to become a successful marketer and business person.

  1. “The path to success is to take massive, determined action.”
    – Tony Robbins

  2. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” 
     Winston Churchill

  3. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
    – Thomas Edison

  4. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”
    – Bill Gates

  5. “As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.”
    – Donald Trump

  6. “Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.”
    – Zig Ziglar

  7. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

  8. “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” 
     Napoleon Hill

  9. “What helps people, helps business.”
    Leo Burnett

  10. “Content is king, but marketing is queen, and runs the household.”
    – Gary Vaynerchuk

  11. “I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.”
    Oprah Winfrey

  12. “Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition – in having put forth the best within you.”
     Henry J. Kaiser

  13. “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”
    – Tony Robbins

  14. “Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” 
     Salvador Dalí

  15. “If you’re willing to endure the short-term discomfort that stems from stepping outside your comfort zone and actually working like crazy for a while, you’ll get to where you want to go…”
    – Frank Kern

  16. “Success is getting what you want..
    Happiness is wanting what you get.” 
     Dale Carnegie

  17. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”
    – Steve Jobs

  18. “The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.
     Thomas A. Edison

  19. “Success is the sum of small efforts – repeated day in and day out.”
    – Robert Collier

  20. “Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.”
    – David Rockefeller

  21. “Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.”
     Zig Ziglar

  22. “Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions.”
    – Tony Robbins

  23. “All lasting business is built on friendship.”
    – Alfred A. Montapert

  24. “If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.”
    – Khalil Gibran

  25. “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it!”
    – Jonathan Winters

  26. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”
    – Jim Rohn

  27. “As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth.”
    – John Greenleaf Whittier

  28. “When times are bad is when the real entrepreneurs emerge.”
    – Robert Kiyosaki

  29. “The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to neither make money nor find much fun in life.”
    – Charles M. Schwab

  30. “You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.”
     Warren Buffett

  31. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”
     Dwight Eisenhower

  32. “YOU are the only person who can take you where you want to go. There is no Guru, teacher, mentor, author, speaker, shaman, or whatever who can or will do that for you.Ever…”
    – Frank Kern

  33. “The golden rule for every business man is this: Put yourself in your customer’s place.”
     Orison Swett Marden

  34. “Capital isn’t scarce; vision is.”
    – Sam Walton

  35. “I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.”
    – Bill Gates

  36. “Stop selling. Start helping.”
    – Zig Ziglar

  37. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
    – Gandhi

  38. “Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure it just means you haven’t succeeded yet.”
    – Robert H. Schuller

  39. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
    – Dale Carnegie

  40. “For a truly effective social campaign, a brand needs to embrace the first principles of marketing, which involves brand definition and consistent storytelling.”
    – Simon Mainwaring

  41. “If you wait until there is another case studying your industry,you will be too late.”
    – Seth Godin

  42. “The best marketing doesn’t feel like marketing.”
    – Tom Fishburne

  43. “Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – not the attitude of the prospect.”
    – W. Clement Stone

  44. “The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.”
     Henry Ford

  45. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”
     Bill Gates

  46. “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”
     Charles Darwin

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

  48. “The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.”
    – Henry Ford

  49. “Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.”
    – Peter Drucker

  50. “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”
    – Swami Vivekananda

  51. “A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.”
    – Richard Branson

  52. “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.”
    – Henry Ford

  53. “Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.”
    – W. Clement Stone

  54. “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.”
     Norman Schwarzkopf

  55. “The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do.”
     Dennis Waitley


  Feel free to leave a comment below to let me know which ones are your personal favorites.  

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Sean is one of the most recognized industry leaders in business and marketing. As a popular speaker, author, consultant he has helped over 50,000 students world wide find success in their businesses and has consulted with Fortune 500 companies and businesses of every size grow and thrive...

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