And when I say we, I really mean... me, Steve M Nash - "Hello!"
Again, politely, I suggest you only read a few business quotations at a time, lest you lose yourself here and end up wasting a lot of time (tch, tch! - no business can afford waste now, can it!)
NB: all of these free inspirational quotes are hand-picked (by me) - thousands of inspirational business quotes were not, ahem, fit for purpose! Enjoy!...
"In the business world, everyone is paid
in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come
-- Harold S. Geneen
"Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'certainly I can!' - and get busy and find out how to do it."
-- Theodore Roosevelt
"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success."
-- Henry Ford
(Learn more about success here! Or... carry on reading these inspirational business quotes...)
"They say the chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken. The chains you put around yourself now have enormous consequences as you go through life."
-- Warren Buffett
"No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals."
-- Brian Tracy
"Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success."
-- Napoleon Hill
"Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities."
-- Walter Scott
"Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius."
-- An Wang
"Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently."
-- Henry Ford
(That's right, so there really is no need to suffer from fear of failure, is there!)
"I feel sorry for the person who can't get genuinely excited about his work. Not only will he never be satisfied, but he will never achieve anything worthwhile."
-- Walter Chrysler
"You have to trust in something -- your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."
-- Steve Jobs
"The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to achieving your dreams."
-- Og Mandino
"Management is nothing more than motivating other people."
-- Lee Iacocca
"Formula for success: Underpromise and overachieve."
-- Tom Peters
(Ah, the formula for success. Bit like the laws of success, really - 'magical'!)
"To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time."
-- Leonard Bernstein
"Do not think a man has done his full duty when he has performed the work assigned him. A man will never rise if he does only this. Promotion comes from exceptional work."
-- Andrew Carnegie
(If all this business sounds a bit serious to you, then try out these funny inspirational quotes!)
MORE inspirational business quotes (if you really insist), but first a little something from Napoleon Hill a la YouTube...
"Leaders are made, not born. You learn
to become a leader by doing what other excellent leaders have done before you.
You become proficient in your job or skill, and then you become proficient at
understanding the motivations and behaviors of other people."
"You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay? Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change."
-- Jim Rohn
"Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along."
-- Napoleon Hill
(Yep, commit to it! Right now! Or, learn more about fear of commitment here!)
"Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."
-- Vince Lombardi
"An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he'll quickly learn how to chew it."
-- Roy Ash
"If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm."
-- Vince Lombardi
"A goal properly set is halfway reached."
-- Abraham Lincoln
(Which is Abraham's gentle way of getting you to learn more about goal setting!)
"You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit."
"If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs and build your wings on the way down."
-- Ray Bradbury
"There are two kinds of failures: Those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought."
-- Laurence Peter
"As long as you're going to be thinking anyway, think big."
-- Donald Trump
"When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world."
-- George Washington Carver
"We are told never to cross a bridge till we come to it, but this world is owned by men who have 'crossed bridges' in their imagination far ahead of the crowd."
-- Speakers Library
"The man who never makes a mistake always takes orders from one who does."
-- Daisy Bates