Words of Wisdom for Your Business

Are you struggling to fit any inspiration in between your busy working days? Whether you’re starting up, running or working for a business, or taking it to the next level, these quotes should certainly get you focused:



Disneyland is a work of love. We didn’t go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money. – Walt Disney 

If you don’t do it excellently, don’t do it at all. Because if it’s not excellent, it won’t be profitable or fun, and if you’re not in business for fun or profit, what the hell are you doing there? 

Robert Townsend

Ambition and Risk-taking

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work. – Robert Orben

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

Hard Work

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. – Thomas Jefferson

Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.Sam Ewing

The Secrets of Business

The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows. – Aristotle Onassis

There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.  – Sam Walton

The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed. – Henry Ford

The winner is the chef who takes the same ingredients as everyone else and produces the best results. Edward de Bono

Keeping Moving

Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana – Bill Gates

About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends – Herbert Hoover

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. – Mark Twain

Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops. – Thomas J. Watson

Your Business Team

A company is only as good as the people it keeps – Mary Kay Ash)

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


Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.  Zig Ziglar

Fuel is not sold in a forest, nor fish in a lakeChinese proverb

For every sale you miss because you’re too enthusiastic, you will miss a hundred because you’re not enthusiastic enough. – Zig Ziglar

To me, job titles don’t matter. Everyone is in sales. It’s the only way we stay in business. – Harvey Mackay

People that pay for things never complain. It’s the guy you give something to that you can’t pleaseWill Rogers

Problems Ahead

When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters. One represents danger, and the other represents opportunityJohn F. Kennedy

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learningBill Gates

One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency – Arnold H. Glasow

Success and Failure 

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligentlyHenry Ford

The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had last yearJohn Foster Dulles 

The Moral of the Story

Finally, we’ll share with you a short tale about bears in the woods that applies to every business: 

Two campers are walking through the woods when a huge brown bear suddenly appears in the clearing about 20 metres in front of them. The bear sees the campers and begins to head towards them. The first man drops his rucksack, scoops out a pair of trainers, and frantically begins to put them on. The second man says, “What are you doing?! Trainers won’t help you outrun that bear”. “I don’t need to outrun the bear,” the first man says, “I just need to outrun you”. 

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