Here are more than 900 best business quotes and captions to wake the sleeping urge in you for business. We may not know, you might just happen to be the best “Bill Gates” that is waiting to come out.
So whether you’re into a small or big business, a person planning to start a market, an entrepreneur or an influencer, or just a simple organic Instagram user, check out these amazing business quotes not just to inspire and motivate you, but also give you a good laugh for the day.
There’s a lot to learn from famous people. They, too, have gone through the ups and downs that we can all learn from.
“Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill
“Respect is how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress.” – Richard Branson
“Every problem is a gift – without problems, we would not grow.” – Anthony Robbins
“Some people dream of success while other people get up every morning and make it happen.” – Wayne Huizenga
“Always deliver more than expected.” – Larry Page, Co-Founder of Google
“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffet
“To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business and your business in your heart.” – Thomas Watson, Jr
“Chase the vision, not the money. The money will end up following you.” – Tony Hsieh
“All lasting business is built on friendship.” – Alfred A.Montaper
“Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision. And relentlessly drive it to completion.” – Jack Welch
“Never go to business purely to make money. If that’s the motive you’re better off doing nothing.” – Richard Branson
“Happy employees lead to happy customers, which leads to more profits.” – Vaughn Aust
“In business, what’s dangerous is not to evolve.” – Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon
“Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation.” – Peter Drucker
“Stopping advertising to save money is like stopping your watch to save time.” – Henry Ford
“Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston S. Churchill
“Don’t take too much advice. Most people who have a lot of advice to give — with a few exceptions — generalize whatever they did. Don’t over-analyze everything. I myself have been guilty of over-thinking problems. Just build things and find out if they work.” — Ben Silbermann, founder of Pinterest
“Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.” — Anthony Volodkin, founder of Hype Machine
“What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone, know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.” — Dave Thomas, Founder of Wendy’s
“If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large.” – Jeff Bezos
“Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.” — Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter
“If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.” — Zig Ziglar, author, salesman, and motivational speaker
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” — Steve Jobs, co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc.
“If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” — Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn
“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” — Bill Gates, Co-Founder of Microsoft
“If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.” — Mark Zuckerberg, Founder of Facebook
“Wonder what your customer really wants? Ask. Don’t tell.” — Lisa Stone, Co-Founder, and CEO of BlogHer
“There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.” — Jason Fried, 37signals founder and co-author of Rework
“The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.” — Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn Co-founder
“Get five or six of your smartest friends in a room and ask them to rate your idea.” — Mark Pincus, CEO of Zynga
“Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations.” — Tim O’Reilly, founder, and CEO of O’Reilly Media
“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” — Steve Jobs, co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc.
“Don’t try to be original, just try to be good.” — Paul Rand, Graphic Designer
“Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” — Guy Kawasaki, entrepreneur, and co-founder of Alltop
“Every day that we spent not improving our products was a wasted day.” — Joel Spolsky, co-founder of Stack Overflow
“Don’t play games that you don’t understand, even if you see lots of other people making money from them.” — Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos
“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.” — Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft
“Only take advice from people who have done what you want to do.” – Elon Musk
“Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.”— Biz Stone, Co-Founder of Twitter
“You have to be patient, persevere and ultimately never, ever, give up no matter how long it takes to get the change you are seeking.” – Dandapani
“If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.” – Angelina Jolie
“You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” – John Maxwell
“If you don’t believe you are the best, then you will never achieve all that you are capable of.” – Cristiano Ronaldo
“The only difference between a rich person and poor person is how they use their time.” – Robert Kiyosaki
“The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.” – Napoleon Hill”When you learn how much you’re worth, you’ll stop giving people discounts.” – Hellen Keller
“We are never in lack of money. We lack people with dreams, who can die for those dreams.” – Jack Ma
“Things aren’t scary. Sometimes people are just scared. We often confuse the two.” – Chris Hadfield
“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.” – Warren Buffet
“A company shouldn’t get addicted to being shiny, because shiny doesn’t last.” – Jeff Bezos
“The secret of business is to know something nobody else knows.” – Aristotle Onassis
“There is no shortage of remarkable ideas. What’s missing is the will to execute them.” – Seth Godin
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Melton Berle
“I told my son, ‘You don’t need to be the top 3 in your class. Being in the middle is fine as long as your grades aren’t too bad. Only this kind of person has enough free time to learn other skills.” – Jack Ma
2. Short business quotes
Sometimes we all just want to keep it short and simple. Here are a few short business quotes you can check out.
Make more moves and lesser announcements.
Business is a combination of war and sport.
Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.
Be okay with change.
Every boss started as a worker.
Risk takers are money makers.
Defeat is when you give up on yourself.
Make passion your paycheck.
Every master was once a beginner.
Business grows when they are well-loved.
Quality is not an act. It is a habit.
The first rule of business, stay out of mine.
Work HARD. Dream BIG.
If dreams don’t scare you, they are too small.
“Don’t be evil.” – Larry Page
Start your day with a smile.
You’re already a success.
Stretch your awareness with what’s possible.
“Carpe per diem – seize the check.” – Robin Williams