When you’re going through a rough patch in your business, the exact right quote can be a balm to your soul.
Here’s the thing I’d love for you to remember: Hundreds of thousands of people have trod the path ahead of you, and left behind their advice, guidance, and encouragement.
Let’s listen to some wise business guides today.
What follows are some of the most inspiring business quotes I’ve found.
You can enjoy them on screen. They’re set up to be easily shared on Pinterest with a single click on the images. And I’ve created free printable bookmarks out of the designs I created so you can keep them close by. See below for how you can get the bookmarks in your inbox.
The quotes are divided into four sections:
- Getting started: when you need encouragement to take your first steps
- Getting things done: when you want to keep your momentum going
- Relationships: because your business is only as strong as your network
- Forging ahead: motivation for your future journey
I enjoyed designing these for you! I hope you find something here that inspires you today.
Inspiring business quotes for getting started
Beverly Sills reminds us that every amazing outcome starts with a decision to begin.
“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” –Beverly Sills
Ivan Turgenev tells us that there’s never a “perfect” moment to start — don’t wait for perfect conditions … start now!
“If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything, is ready, we shall never begin.” –Ivan Turgenev
Anais Nin says that the risk of inaction is never fully blooming. Who wants to be a bud forever? Not me.
“And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” –Anais Nin
And the beautiful soul of Anne Frank left us this wise thought.
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world?” –Anne Frank
Inspiring business quotes for getting things done
Julie Andrews strikes me as someone who shows up fully prepared. Based on the quote below, it sounds like she embraces a disciplined approach.
“Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.” –Julie Andrews
Elbert Hubbard knows the big secret to getting things done. It’s getting ultra-clear on what you’re aiming for and chipping away at it day-by-day.
“Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal.” –Elbert Hubbard
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Inspiring quotes for business relationships
Richard Moss reminds us that focused attention on the person in front of us is a precious gift.
“The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.” –Richard Moss
Eleanor Roosevelt reminds us that we teach others how to treat us.
“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.” –Eleanor Roosevelt
And even the peace-loving Gandhi says healthy boundaries make healthy minds.
“I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” –Mohandas K. Gandhi
Inspiring business quotes for forging ahead
Apple products feel so perfect, don’t they? It might surprise you to hear Steve Jobs’ take on making mistakes (even Apple makes them).
“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.” – Steve Jobs
Unfortunate circumstances are inevitable in business and in life. James Feibleman reminds us that we have a choice about how we interpret them.
“That some good can be derived from every event is a better proposition than that everything happens for the best, which it assuredly does not.” –James Kern Feibleman
And finally, Mary Pickford reminds us to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and start all over again.
“If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.” –Mary Pickford
Tuck one (or more!) of these inspiring quotes into your favorite book!
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