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

“You have to hard your heart in the business and the business in your heart.” --An Wang

“In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” --Warren Buffett

The golden rule for every business owner is this: Put yourself in your customer's place.” --Orison S. Marden

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” --Henry Ford

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” --Winston Churchill

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” --Albert Einstein

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” --Winston Churchill

Finally, one of the best quotes I've found in awhile:

“Entrepreneurship is the last refuge of the trouble-making individual.” --Natalie Clifford Barney

Are there any you'd add to this list? Please let me know in the comments below!

 

 

Published on: Dec 19, 2014
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