Ten Favourite Business Quotes

Here’s a list of some of my favourite business related quotes.  My criteria for a great quote is a statement that is so simple in it’s telling, yet deep in meaning and steeped in a common sense. Enjoy

1. “One hour per day of study will put you at the top of your field within three years. Within five years you’ll be a national authority. In seven years, you can be one of the best people in the world at what you do.”— Earl Nightingale

2. “A mission statement is only important to the person who writes it. Your customer cares about your actions. “- Scott Stratten

3. “Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from
having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.”— David Allen

4. “Emphasize the error, not the person committing it.”— Terri Lonier

5. “Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” —   Edward Stanley

6. “Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.”— Unknown Author

7. “Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done. “ – Peter Drucker

8. “Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, and never know too much to learn something new.”- Og Mandino

9. “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.“- Harry S. Truman

10.  “The best time to plant a tree… was twenty years ago. The second best time, is today. “ – Chinese Proverb

Copyright © Greg Weatherdon 2011

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6 Responses to Ten Favourite Business Quotes

  1. Bill Sivell says:

    Great list Greg. I loved #6, probably my favourite on the list. 2 quotes I wanted to pass your way:
    1) a message from my University professor years ago in my last year of school regarding advice on graduating and getting a job, “Do what your told and do it well”
    2) a personal quote, something I truly believe in, “Good things happen to good people”


    • says:

      Hey Bill,

      Thanks for reading and commenting, I appreciate it. # 6 really does capture the essence of being self employed. Your prof sound like someone I would like to meet.. sound, practical advice. Your 2nd quote is something I use frequently and truly believe.

      Thanks for the contribution.


  2. Sondra says:

    I love your list Greg! However, #1 & #2 resonates to me more due a change in career. I do find myself an hour or more per day studying because I don’t want to make any errors. And keeping in line with #2 on your list, my mission statement is only important to me because my clients only cares about my actions.

    You are inspiring ….keep up the good work.


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