Quotes About Business

Business is nothing else but a game. You engage yourself in a venture hoping that it would create something useful for others and at the same time gain some profit for yourself. However, business is not an easy game. The rules are strict. Perseverance is a necessity. Many have succeeded, but many more have failed. Rules must be obtained.

Some of them you can find in quotes and quotations, sayings and proverbs about business below. Read them closely and the quotes will reveal some of the key factors for success in business. There are many more business quotes and quotations, however these made an impression on me, helping me obtain greater insight into business practices and rules. You see, this is why I like quotes. Even business can be mastered by reading quotes and quotations, sayings, proverbs... Learn and enjoy!

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"Business is more exciting than any game." Lord Beaverbrook

"If you work just for money, you'll never make it, but if you love what you're doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours." Ray Kroc

"If you can run one business well, you can run any business well." Richard Branson

"It is not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, 'What are we busy about'?" Henry David Thoreau

"You're only as good as the people you hire." Ray Kroc

"The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer." Peter Drucker

"To open a shop is easy, to keep it open is an art." Chinese proverb

"In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product and profits. Unless you've got a good team, you can't do much with the other two." Lee Iacocca

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

"A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business." Henry Ford

"Our goal isn’t to create a business that is as large as possible, but rather a business that bothers us as little as possible." Tim Ferriss

"Commerce is a heaven, whose sun is trustworthiness and whose moon is truthfulness." Bahá'u'lláh

"The only sustainable competitive advantage is the ability to learn faster than the competition." Arie de Geus

"Take away my people, but leave my factories, and soon grass will grow on the factory floors. Take away my factories, but leave my people, and soon we will have a new and better factory." Andrew Carnegie

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

"Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision." Peter Drucker

"Beware the barrenness of a busy life." Socrates

"I found in running businesses that the best results come from letting high-grade people work unencumbered." Warren Buffett

"There are six billion people in the world. Even if your market is hand-made spoke shaves for left-handed woodworkers, there are more people in your market than you can ever hope to track down." Seth Godin

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

"In a knowledge economy, a good business is a community with a purpose, not a piece of property." Charles Handy

"That business purpose and business mission are so rarely given adequate thought is perhaps the most important cause of business frustration and failure." Peter Drucker

"There are lots of good reasons to abandon a project. Having a little competition is not one of them. Even if it's Google you're up against." Seth Godin

"The most successful businessman is the man who holds onto the old just as long as it is good, and grabs the new just as soon as it is better." Lee Iacocca

"The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do." Roy L. Smith

"Define your business goals clearly so that others can see them as you do." George Burns

"Thought, not money, is the real business capital, and if you know absolutely that what you are doing is right, then you are bound to accomplish it in due season." Harvey Firestone

"A lasting relationship with a woman is only possible if your're a business failure." John Paul Getty

"Treating people with respect will gain one wide acceptance and improve the business." Tao Zhu Gong

"There is no such thing as 'on the way out' as long as you are still doing something interesting and good; you're in the business because you're breathing." Louis Armstrong

"A committe is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled." Sir Barnett Cocks

"A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts." Richard Branson

"No one has a greater asset for his business than a man's pride in his work." Mary Parker Follet

"The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling." Ambrose Bierce

"Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes." Zig Ziglar

"A committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done." Fred Allen


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