Inspirational Business & Life Quotes
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Refuse to ever use the term â€œfailureâ€ again about yourself or anyone else. Remind yourself that when things didnâ€™t go as planned you didnâ€™t fail, you only produced a result. Then ask yourself this powerfully life-enhancing question, â€œWhat am I going to do with the results Iâ€™ve produced?â€ And proceed to act in such a way as to be grateful rather than resentful for those less than glorious results.
– Dr. Wayne Dyer
One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people donâ€™t go into government.
â€œI never did a dayâ€™s work in my life. It was all fun.â€
When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
â€œEverybody 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.â€
â€” Albert Einstein
â€ A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government strong enough to take away everything you have.â€
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
– Herm Albright
Oh, my friend, itâ€™s not what they take away from you that counts. Itâ€™s what you do with what you have left.
– Hubert Humphrey
A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life.
Any idea that concern for others, though a noble quality, is a matter for our private lives only, is simply short sighted. Compassion belongs to every sphere of activity, including, of course, the workplace
â€œOnly those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.â€ -Robert F. Kennedy
An organizationâ€™s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.
The entrepreneur builds an enterprise; the technician builds a job.
– Michael Gerber
Nobody talks of entrepreneurship as survival, but thatâ€™s exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking.
– Anita Roddick
I did something that challenged the banking world. Conventional banks look for the rich; we look for the absolutely poor. All people are entrepreneurs, but many donâ€™t have the opportunity to find that out.
– Muhammad Yunus
The link between my experience as an entrepreneur and that of a politician is all in one word: freedom.
– Silvio Berlusconi
Your reason and your passion are the rudder and sails of your seafaring soul. If either be broken, you can but toss and drift or else be held at a standstill in mid-seas. For reason, ruling alone, is a force confining. And passion, unattended is a flame that burns to its own destruction.
Most new jobs wonâ€™t come from our biggest employers. They will come from our smallest. Weâ€™ve got to do everything we can to make entrepreneurial dreams a reality.
Iâ€™ve always said that the better off you are, the more responsibility you have for helping others. Just as I think itâ€™s important to run companies well, with a close eye to the bottom line, I think you have to use your entrepreneurial experience to make corporate philanthropy effective.
– Carlos Slim Helu
The entrepreneur is our visionary, the creator in each of us. Weâ€™re born with that quality and it defines our lives as we respond to what we see, hear, feel, and experience. It is developed, nurtured, and given space to flourish or is squelched, thwarted, without air or stimulation, and dies.
To see the work is to know the workman
â€œFind a job you love and youâ€™ll never work a day in your life.â€
It is a fact that, in the West, we live in a capitalist society, but that does not mean that we cannot be guided by the idea of a social conscience in our work. Yes, fashion design requires consumers to consume, but we can do our bit for society by running our companies in a socially responsible way, and by creating products that promote respect for social and environmental issues. There is also the possibility for power and influence to be a force for change.
– Giorgio Armani
You are surrounded by simple, obvious solutions that can dramatically increase your income, power, influence and success. The problem is, you just donâ€™t see them.
– Jay Abraham
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; there is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
– Henry David Thoreau
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The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether itâ€™s the same problem you had last year.
– John Foster Dulles
Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life.
The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
– Ambrose Bierce
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
– Dale Carnegie
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
– Henry Ford
Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.
– Peter Drucker
I wanted to be an editor or a journalist, I wasnâ€™t really interested in being an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going.
â€œGood business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.â€
– Jack Welch
The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.
– Thomas A. Edison
Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
– Colin Powell
You can buy a personâ€™s hands but you canâ€™t buy his heart. His heart is where his enthusiasm, his loyalty is.
– Stephen Covey
Become a possibilitarian. No mater how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities-always see them for theyâ€™re always there.
– Norman Vincent Peale
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didnâ€™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
Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations
of our biggest buildings, but they cannot
touch the foundation of America.
These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent
the steel of American resolve.
America was targeted for attack because
we are the brightest beacon for freedom
and opportunity in the world.
And no one will keep that light from shining.
President George W. Bush
September 11, 2001
The bad news is time flies. The good news is youâ€™re the pilot.
– Michael Althsuler
Sometimes itâ€™s important to work for that pot of gold. But other times itâ€™s essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.
– Douglas Pagels, from These Are the Gifts Iâ€™d Like to Give to You
There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.
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â€œThere are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.â€
– Colin Powell
â€œWhen everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.â€
– Henry Ford