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25 Inspiring Quotes For Business & Life

Every once in a while, we all need to step back from the daily grind of business and look at the big picture. Here is a selection of insightful quotes to help you do just that - from great business leaders and philosophers of our time...

High expectations are the key to everything.

Sam Walton
Founder of Wal Mart


Babe Ruth

Yesterday's home runs don't win today's games.

Babe Ruth
Legendary Home Run hitter and Baseball Hall of Famer



Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go.

Josh Billings
Humor writer and lecturer in the United States



Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.

Dwight David Eisenhower
34th President of the United States


Michael Jordan



I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot... when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.

Michael Jordan
Greatest basketball player of all time




People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.

Peter Drucker
Social ecologist and father of modern management



William Edwards Deming

If you do not know how to ask the right question, you discover nothing.

William Edwards Deming
American Business philosopher & consultant



If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.

Nora Roberts
Bestselling Amercian author


Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out
how far one can go.

Thomas Stearns Eliot
Poet & Nobel Pirze winner (1888 - 1965)


People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.

Zig Ziglar
American author, salesperson, and motivational speaker


Mark Twain


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain
American lecturer and writer (1835 - 1910)




Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.

Jim Rohn
American entreprenuer, author, and motivational speaker



Jay Abraham


You are surrounded by simple, obvious solutions that can dramatically increase your income, power, influence and success. The problem is, you just don't see them.

Jay Abraham
America's highest paid marketing consultant




You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.

Maya Angelou
An American poet, memoirist, and actress


Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.

Norman Vincent Peale
A Protestant preacher and author



Bill Gates

It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed
the lessons of failure.

Bill Gates
Founder of Microsoft





Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd President of the Uniteded States


Henry Ford

It’s not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It’s the customer who pays the wages.

Henry Ford
American lecturer and writer (1863 - 1947)



Money is only a tool.
It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.

Ayn Rand
Russian-born American novelist, philosopher, and screenwriter.



Seneca the Younger

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.

Seneca the Younger
Advisor to Emperor Nero (4 BC - AD 65)




Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.

William A. Ward
American author


Anatole France

You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; and just so, you learn to love by loving. All those who think to learn in any other way deceive themselves.

Anatole France
French author (1844 - 1924)


The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them … into the impossible.

Arthur C. Clarke
A British science fiction author, inventor, and futurist


Wayne Gretzky

100% of the shots you don't take,
don't go in.

Wayne Gretzky
All time leading NHL goal scorer