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Business quotes can be sources of motivation. But sometimes they can be hard to decipher or understand. Which of these business quote speak to you?
From Brainy Quote:
"The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell."
"If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work."
"A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it."
"A consultant is someone who saves his client almost enough to pay his fee."
Arnold H. Glasow
"The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer." – Nolan Bushnell
"The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it." – Debbi Fields
"Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming." – Richard Branson
"Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching." – George Van Valkenburg
"For all of its faults, it gives most hardworking people a chance to improve themselves economically, even as the deck is stacked in favor of the privileged few. Here are the choices most of us face in such a system: Get bitter or get busy." – Bill O’ Reilly
"To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult." – Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth
"Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning." – Bill Gates
"Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable." – Coco Chanel
"I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity." – Oprah Winfrey
"Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly and get on with improving your other innovations." – Steve Jobs
"Well, you know, I was a human being before I became a businessman." – George Soros
"Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games." – Babe Ruth
"Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness." – James Thurber
"In all realms of life it takes courage to stretch your limits, express your power, and fulfill your potential. It’s no different in the financial realm." – Suze Orman
"Hire character. Train skill." – Peter Schutz
"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." – Charles Darwin
"I don’t pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages." – Robert Bosch
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." – Mahatma Gandhi
"Let’s be honest. There’s not a business anywhere that is without problems. Business is complicated and imperfect. Every business everywhere is staffed with imperfect human beings and exists by providing a product or service to other imperfect human beings." – Bob Parsons
"You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins." – Jim Stovall
"The only way around is through." – Robert Frost
"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
"The noblest search is the search for excellence" – Lyndon B. Johnson
"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
"Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it." – Dwight D. Eisenhower
"The most serious mistakes are not being made as a result of wrong answers. The truly dangerous thing is asking the wrong question." – Peter Drucker
"Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business." – Zig Ziglar
And from the recent government shutdown:
"'We’re not going to be disrespected ... We have to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is.' — Rep. Marlin Stutzman, a conservative Republican from Indiana, explains to the Washington Examiner why the House GOP won't just send a 'clean' spending bill to the Senate."
--from New York Magazine
Sources: "101 Business Quotes," QuickSprout.com, October 29, 2013.
"BrainyQuote," BrainyQuote.com, October 29, 2013.
- Which of these quotes speak to you? Explain why.
- Pick three of the quote authors and research them on the internet. Who are they, and what have they accomplished?