Famous Quotes for Business and Career

A quote from a successful person can be very motivating to others. Check out these nuggets of business and career advice from famous sources.

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

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas A. Edison

“My boss told me, ‘People will imitate you. They will try to do what you do. Never worry about them, because there’s only one you. So whatever you’re doing that makes you special, they can imitate it. But they can never be the same person, with the same delivery, with the same gifts.’” Megyn Kelly

“A good company runs as if it is a family. If your son messes up, you don’t kick him out of the house.” Richard Branson

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” Confucius

“Ethics do matter—I don’t care what they say about “it’s just business,” the world comes full circle. Be competitive, but stay true to your beliefs and principles. It always comes back around eventually.” Amber Schaub

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” Steve Jobs

“Go with your gut.” Richard Branson

“Change is always hard. There is always resistance.” Carly Fiorina

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” Bill Gates

“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” Yoda, Jedi Master

The age of a woman doesn’t mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles. Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game’s winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that’s why I succeed.” Michael Jordan

“Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” Winston Churchill

“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 safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, dream, discover.” Mark Twain

“The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.” Oprah Winfrey

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” Chinese proverb

Do you have another favorite quote that inspires you? Share it in the comments below or let us know which one of these stands out to you the most.

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