Looking for some business motivation? Here are some of my favorite inspirational business quotes some with pictures! Great for small business social media posts, includes great motivational sayings for entrepreneurship. Some of them are funny, some serious and some powerful.
I admit it, I am a major quote nerd! I love to find really great quotes that I can use for inspiration, or to motivate me or to remind myself that there ARE giants who have gone before me and who experienced some of the same doubts and fears that I have today.
I think for someone like me who spends a lot of time alone behind a keyboard, reaching out to people and hearing their words of wisdom is a very powerful driving force!
Additional Resource: Free Printable Business Motivational Posters
Please feel free to share the quotes with pictures freely, all I ask is that you leave the attribution to Marketing Artfully on there!
Inspirational Business Quotes
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
Vince Lombardi, Legendary Football Coach
What makes the dawn come up like thunder? Courage!
Cowardly Lion, from The Wizard of Oz
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
Erica Jong, Author
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
George Woodberry, Poet
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
George Allen, football coach
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
There is always space for improvement, no matter how long you've been in the business.
Oscar De La Hoya
Business Motivational Quotes
But everyone doesn't deserve their own audience. That's something that's earned.
The difference in winning and losing is most often… not quitting.
Walt Disney, Animator
In order for you to profit from your mistakes, you have to get out and make some.
You can't be half brave. You can't fly on the ground. You have to shift from “should” or “someday” or “going to” and do something.
Obsess over how much you can give with your time rather than how little of your time you can give.
Sam Parker, Co-founder of JustSell.com
Great Business Quotes
You can't be successful in business without taking risks. It's really that simple.
The secret of business, especially these days, is to focus relentlessly on your unfair advantage – the thing you do that others don't.
John Rollwagen, executive
If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.
And when things start to happen, don't worry. Don't stew. Just go right along. You'll start happening too.
Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.
The mode in which the inevitable comes to pass is through effort.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., American judge
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
Arnold H. Glasow
When I was young, I observed that nine out of 10 things I did were failures, so I did 10 times more work.
George Bernard Shaw, Writer and Critic
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
Frank A. Clark
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, Writer
Goals are like magnets. They'll attract the things that make them come true.
I don't think anything is unrealistic if you believe you can do it.
Mike Ditka, Football Coach
Business Success Quotes
If you're trying to create a company, it's like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.
The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions.
Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.
J. M. Barrie, Dramatist
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.
Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.
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, Author
Funny Business Quotes
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and it annoys the pig.
George Bernard Shaw
Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
If you see a bandwagon, it’s too late.
Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them more.
There’s no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn’t tell you about it?
The problem with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.
So there you have it! My favorite inspirational business quotes that help with my business motivation. I update these when I find new great ones (hint, hint…if you have a good one I missed let me know!
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