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Inspirational Business Quotes

Positive thinking creates a positive frame of mind and a positive frame of mind can help produce positive results. For many captains of industry and successful entrepreneurs, it all starts with the spark of an idea and a mindset that does not know the meanings of the words quit or lose. Their positivity has been the inspiration behind others, for these are the one who have turned the impossible into possible. Here are some of our favorites. Feel free to pass these along to your teammates and customers.

“Great things in business are never done by one person. They are done by a team of people.” – Steve Jobs (1955–2011)

“Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it all away from you.” – Mark Cuban

“If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.” – Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney (1901–1966)

“To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks.” – Bill Gates

“Spend a lot of time talking to customers face to face. You’d be amazed how many companies don’t listen to their customers.” – Ross Perot

“A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.” – Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948)

“Highly engaged employees make the customer experience. Disengaged employees break it.” – Timothy R. Clark

“I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress.” – Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO

“If you are born poor it’s not your mistake. But if you die poor it’s your mistake.” – Bill Gates

“My best days are those that I get to spend with associates and customers in our stores, distribution centers and call centers. Watching our culture and values in action is an amazing thing – it’s our competitive advantage.” – Craig A. Menear, Home Depot CEO

“A complaint is a chance to turn a customer into a lifelong friend. I say that seriously, not as some press release baloney.”— Sir Richard Branson, Chairman of Virgin Group

“Don’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the further you get.” — Michael Phelps, Olympic Gold-Medal Swimmer

“Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” — Drew Houston, Dropbox Co-Founder and CEO

“Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember, the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you.” — Zig Ziglar (1926-2012)

“Great ideas come from everywhere if you just listen and look for them. You never know who is going to have a great idea.” — Sam Walton, Founder of Walmart

“If you don’t educate yourself, you’ll never get out of the starting block because you’ll spend all your money making foolish decisions.” — Daymond John

“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” — Vince Lombardi (1913-1970)

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” — Warren Buffet

“It’s hard to beat a person that never gives up.” — Babe Ruth

“Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.” — Mark Twain

“Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.” — Satchel Paige

“Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.” — Stewart Brand, Author

“Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.” — Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX

“Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers .” — Tony Robbins

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” — Michael Jordan

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” — Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO

“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” — Vidal Sassoon

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” — Dolly Parton

“There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that, once unleashed, can make any vision, dream, or desire a reality.” — Tony Robbins

“You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” — Ted Turner