573 BEST Quotes for Business, Success and Motivation

Business Success quotes to INSPIRE your Life

Here you have more than 230 business success quotes and captions to inspire you succeed in your business. Who knows, you might just happen to be the next “Jeff Bezos” with an empire come out.

Whether you are re into a small or big business,an entrepreneur or an influencer, or just an Instagram influencer, check out these amazing success quotes to motivate you and also give you a good laugh for the day.

We also collected the best motivational songs as well as 67 coolest quotes about travel of all time.

With Instagram being one of the most used applications in business, boring captions and irrelevant posts will definitely make your followers scroll away.

Therefore, if you feel a little lift or think you might need a few tips and motivation in your business, well, let us help you out.

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  1. Success quotes from very famous people
  2. Short Business quotes
  3. Motivational business quotes
  4. Captions and quotes for businesswomen
  5. Business jokes to make you laugh
  6. Change in business quotes
  7. Business strategy captions and quotes
  8. Funny captions for business
  9. Business tips and quotes

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1. Success quotes from very famous people

There’s a lot to learn from famous people who already succeed. They have gone through the ups and downs already, so pay attention at their shared wisdom. We can all learn from. Here you have some success captions to inspire you:

  • “A bank is a place that will lend you money. If you can prove that you don’t need it.” – Bob Hope
  • “Almost everything worthwhile carries with it some sort of risk, whether it’s starting a new business, whether it’s leaving home, whether it’s getting married, or whether it’s flying into space.” – Chris Hadfield
  • “Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” – Coco Chanel
  • “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney
  • “Play by the rules, but be ferocious.” – Phil Knight
  • “You only have to do a few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.” – Warren Buffett
  • “If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today?” – Steve Jobs

If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today?

  • “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States
  • “The stars will never align, and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. ‘Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it’s important to you and you want to do it ‘eventually,’ just do it and correct course along the way.” — Tim Ferriss, Author of The 4-Hour Work Week
  • “I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.” – G.K. Chesterton
  • “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin
  • “Nobody drowned over his own sweat.” – Ann Landers
  • “The real test is not whether you avoid this failure because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.” – Barack Obama

The real test is not whether you avoid this failure because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere

  • “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success achieved.” – Helen Keller
  • “The last 10% it takes to launch something takes as much energy as the first 90%.” — Rob Kalin, founder of Etsy
  • “And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping? I’m working.” – Will Smith
  • “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein
  • “The first one gets the oyster, the second gets the shell.” – Andrew Carnegie
  • “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller
  • “Always look for the fool in the deal. If you don’t find one, it’s you.” – Mark Cuban, AXS TV Chairman, and entrepreneur
  • “The only way around is through.” – Robert Frost
  • “I don’t know the word ‘quit’. Either I never did, or I have abolished it.” – Susan Butcher

I don’t know the word ‘quit’. Either I never did, or I have abolished it

  • “Forget past mistakes. Also, forget failures. And forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.” – William Durant
  • “If you must have motivation, think of your paycheck on Friday.” – Noel Coward
  • “Get a mentor in the applicable field if you’re at all unsure of what you’re looking for.” – Kyle Bragger, founder of Forrst, and co-founder of Exposure
  • “Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rodgers
  • “I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.” – Oprah Winfrey
  • “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell
  • “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon
  • “Fall seven times and stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb

Fall seven times and stand up eight

  • “I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come indirectly through accident, except the phonograph. No, when I have fully decided that a result is worth getting, I go about it, and make trial after trial, until it comes.” – Thomas Edison
  • “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
  • “Work alone is noble.” – Thomas Carlyle
  • “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer
  • The secret to success is to know something nobody else knows.” – Aristotle Onassis
  • “Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.” – Babe Ruth
  • “Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.” – Napoleon Hill
  • “You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.” – Oprah Winfrey
  • “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty—six times I’ve been trusted to take the game—winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty—six times I’ve been trusted to take the game—winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed

  • “Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.” – Thomas A. Edison
  • “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
  • “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison
  • “If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.” – Abraham Lincoln

2. Short business quotes

Wanna keep it short and simple? Here are a few short business quotes you can check out:

  • Plans are nothing, planning is everything.
  • “Change before you have to.” – Jack Welch
  • Change is the only constant in life.
  • Big business starts small.
  • A goal without a plan is just a wish.
  • Keep grinding your day is coming.
  • One day or day one, the choice is yours.

One day or day one, the choice is yours

  • I fear no one. But I respect everyone.
  • The harder I work the more I live.
  • A goal is a dream with a deadline.
  • Know your worth. Then add tax.
  • If you think you can, you can.
  • Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up – Chinese Proverb
  • Broken colors still color.

Broken colors still colors

  • Do what you were born to do.
  • A small business can go global, too.
  • “Hope is not a strategy.” – Vince Lombardi
  • Don’t count the days. Make the days count.
  • You can’t manage what you can’t measure.

3. Motivational success quotes

In our business (and in life), there would be moments where we lose track of our goals. It is during these times that we will need a little push. Stay motivated with these motivational quotes:

  • Write your goals and work on them every damn day.
  • The business of business is relationships; the business of life is human connection.
  • Don’t hire people just to fit the first job they will do. Hire people you want to share your life with.
  • Mindset is what separates the best from the rest.
  • Surround yourself only with people who force you to level up.
  • A character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”
    – Helen Keller
  • I act poorly. You look rich. We are both liars.
  • Whoever is trying to bring you down is already below you.
  • “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vince Lombardi
  • “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it!” – Jonathan Winters
  • “It is difficult, but not impossible, to conduct strictly honest business.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • Work so hard that one day your autograph will be called an autograph.

Work so hard

  • Turn off your devices and turn on your minds.
  • I’m great at multitasking. I can waste time, be unproductive, and procrastinate all at once.
  • Many people quit looking for work when they find a job.
  • It’s not who you know, it’s who you know.
  • When your work speaks for yourself, don’t interrupt.
  • “Simple, genuine goodness is the best capital to found the business of this life upon. It lasts when fame and money fail and is the only riches we can take out of this world with us.” ― Louisa May Alcott
  • “Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation.” – Peter Drucker
  • “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill
  • “Good brands reflect the histories of the time and the group of people that made them. They can not be copied. They can not be recycled.” ― Richard Branson
  • “Talent can be hired, money has to be earned. ” – Vishnu
  • Be the one who gets up and makes it happen. Not the one who sleeps and only dreams of success.

Make it happen

  • Meet someone new every day. You will grow in every way.
  • Worrying works! 90% of the things I worry about never happen.
  • A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.
  • To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.
  • “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne
  • To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.
  • Some cause happiness wherever they go. Others whenever they go.
  • “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou
  • Better an oops than a what if.

Better an oops than a what if

  • “When what you are deeply passionate about, what you can be best in the world at and what drives your economic engine] come together, not only does your work move toward greatness but so does your life. For, in the end, it is impossible to have a great life unless it is a meaningful life. And it is very difficult to have a meaningful life without meaningful work. Perhaps, then, you might gain that rare tranquility that comes from knowing that you’ve had a hand in creating something of intrinsic excellence that contributes. Indeed, you might even gain that deepest of all satisfactions: knowing that your short time here on this earth has been well spent and that it mattered.” ― James C. Collins
  • Starve your distractions. Feed your focus.
  • “Paying attention to simple little things that most men neglect makes a few men rich.” – Henry Ford
  • “There have been times when I could have succumbed to some form of bribe or could have had my way by offering one. But ever since that night in Dover prison I have never been tempted to break my vow. My Parents always drummed into me that all you have life is your reputation: you may be very rich, but if you lose your good name you’ll never be happy.” ― Richard Branson
  • Compete until your haters brag they know you.

4. Captions and success quotes for women

Who says success is only for men? If the boys can, certainly do the girls!

Get the girl power through these wonderful businesswoman captions and quotes:

  • ‘We need to accept that we don’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” – Arianna Huffington
  • “The most successful entrepreneurs I know are optimistic. It’s part of the job description.” Caterina Fake, Founder, Flickr
  • Be the kind of woman that makes other women want to up their game.
  • Being a successful woman in business means you get your power from within as a woman. Not from what others think, approve or expect from you.
  • “Option A is not available. So let’s kick the sh** out of option B.” – Sheryl Sandberg
  • “A successful woman needs a mix of design and practicality.” – Donatella Versace
  • Be a woman in business not a woman in someone’s business.

Be a woman in business