Quotes to Live By

Thanks to http://www.inc.com for some great ideas and quotes —

Have you ever read a quote that perfectly captures what you’re thinking or feeling during a given moment? Here are a few that speak to my both my creative and entrepreneurial sides:

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” –Albert Einstein

“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.” –Henry Ford

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” –Marcus Aurelius

“Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.” –Winston Churchill

Civilizations are not remembered by their business people, their bankers or lawyers.” They’re remembered by their arts.” –Eli Broad

“What other people think of me is none of my business.” –Gary Oldman

“Thought, not money, is the real business capital.” –Harvey S.” Firestone

“Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” –Richard Branson

“The winning strategy in any start-up business is, ‘Think big but start small.” ‘ –Carmen Busquets

“A shady business never yields a sunny life.” –B. C. Forbes

“My success just evolved from working hard at the business at hand each day.” –Johnny Carson

“If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.” –Ray Kroc

“If there’s one thing that’s certain in business, it’s uncertainty.” –Stephen Covey

“When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary.” –Ezra Pound

“Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.” –Andy Warhol

“A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” –Henry Ford

“The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.” –Peter Drucker

“Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.” –Thomas A.” Edison

“The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for them.” –Benjamin Jowett

“If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business.” –B. C. Forbes

“Details create the big picture.” –Sanford I.” Weill

“Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.” –Edward Gibbon

“No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.” –Andrew Carnegie

“When times are bad is when the real entrepreneurs emerge.” –Robert Kiyosaki

“All lasting business is built on friendship.” ~Alfred A. Montapert

“A company is only as good as the people it keeps.” ~Mary Kay Ash

“Word of mouth is the best medium of all.” ~William Bernbach

“Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.” –Paul Tournier

“Business is a combination of war and sport.” ~Andre Maurois

“Reason and judgement are the qualities of a leader.” –Tacitus

“If you can build up a business enough, it’s respectable.” –Will Rogers

“It’s not what you pay a man but what he costs you that counts.” –Will Rogers

“More business is lost every year through neglect than through any other cause.” –Rose Kennedy

“Test fast, fail fast, adjust fast.” –Tom Peters

“If it doesn’t sell, it isn’t creative.” –David Ogilvy

“Appreciate everything your associates do for the business.” –Sam Walton

“A man should never neglect his family for business.” –Walt Disney

“A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.” –Michael LeBoeuf

“Business has only two functions: marketing and innovation.” –Milan Kundera

“Good design is good business.” –Thomas J. Watson

“What helps people, helps business.” –Leo Burnett

“If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.” –Warren Buffett

“No man is a success in business unless he loves his work.” –Florence Scovel Shinn

“The purpose of a business is to create a customers.” –Peter Drucker

“The truth is that entrepreneurship is more like a roller coaster ride than a cruise.” –Vivek Wadhwa

“Marketing is a contest for people’s attention.” –Seth Godin

“Marketing is too important to be left to the marketing department.” –David Packard

“In marketing you must choose between boredom, shouting and seduction.” –Roy H. Williams

“Don’t blame the marketing department.” The buck stops with the chief executive.” –John.” D.” Rockefeller

“The Golden Rule finds no limit of application in business.” –James Cash Penney

“Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does.” –Jane Austen

“Would you want to do business with a person who was 99% honest? –Sydney Madwed

“The first mistake in public business is the going into it.” –Benjamin Franklin

“Although it’s easy to forget sometimes, a share is not a lottery ticket… it’s part ownership of a business.” –Peter Lynch

“In the end, all business can be reduced to three words: people, product and profits.” –Lee Iacocca


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