Business Quotes

Our searchable collection of quotes and aphorisms aims to be the best, not the biggest. Perfect for making a convincing point after a negotiation course, or in your speech or presentation.

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trial.
Confucius

Watch your thoughts; they become your words. Watch your words; they become your actions. Watch your actions; they become your habits. Watch your habits; they become your character. Watch your character for it will become your destiny. If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?
Hillel

Formal education will earn you a living. Self-education will earn you a fortune.
Jim Rohn

To find yourself, think for yourself.
Socrates

The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle.
Motto of U.S. Navy Seals

I have had dreams and I have had nightmares. I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.
Jonas Salk MD

Life isn't a matter of milestones but of moments.
Rose Kennedy

We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.

When you're finished changing, you're finished.
Benjamin Franklin

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my axe.
Abraham Lincoln

I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.
George Burns

If you're going through hell, keep going.
Winston Churchill

There is nothing training cannot do. Nothing is above its reach. It can turn bad morals to good; it can destroy bad principles and recreate good ones; it can lift men to angel ship.
Mark Twain

In business, you don't get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate.
Chester L Karrass

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Elbert Hubbard

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
Richard Bach

Perception is a mirror not a fact. And what I look on is my state of mind, reflected outward.
"A Course in Miracles"

The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws
Tacitus – The Annals of Imperial Rome

First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. And then they attack you and want to burn you. And then they build monuments to you.
Nicholas Klein

Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes



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