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A collection of quotes to inspire you to set up your business and dream big.

Motivational Business Quotes To Help You Dream Big

Businesses are the anchors for a civilization. The trading of goods and services in exchange of something of equal value dates to thousands of years. Commerce, then, is not a new industry, and businesses have informed our values since time immemorial. Today, a business shapes the identity of a nation and is fundamental to the survival of any economy. A business can range from a small store in a town to mammoth global corporations. Apart from providing labor, a business also helps a country build itself. Across the world, many third-world countries have started moving up the ladder with the help of corporations. The complex society we live in today needs booming businesses all over the place to survived. If you are looking for some inspiration about setting up your own business or simply want to read successful stories, you are in the right place. Scroll through these quotes and let them have a positive impact on your life.

Everybody's business is nobody's business, and nobody's business is my business.

Clara Barton

If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does.

Lewis Carroll

Whoever wants music instead of noise, joy instead of pleasure, soul instead of gold, creative work instead of business, passion instead of foolery, finds no home in this trivial world of ours.

Hermann Hesse

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.

Mahatma Gandhi

I like to combine the dramatic emotional warmth of strings with the grooves and body business of drums and bass.

David Byrne

I do seem to like to combine the dramatic emotional warmth of strings with the grooves and body business of drums and bass.

David Byrne

Imitation is the sincerest form of show business.

Roseanne Barr

If the First Amendment means anything, it means that a state has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his house, what books he may read or what films he may watch.

Thurgood Marshall

It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way.

Ernest Hemingway

What people in the world think of you is really none of your business.

Martha Graham

What is learned on the athletic field is not forgotten, nor are the lessons of character that are forged there ever lost. Consider the contributions in the field of public life, business, law, medicine, and the military of those who actively participated in athletics.

Robert F. Kennedy

I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.

William Blake

Music is everybody's business. It's only the publishers who think people own it

John Lennon

My father was a small-businessman, and if he didn't get up and go to work, there would be no business.

Hillary Clinton

I'm a fighter. I believe in the eye-for-an-eye business. I'm no cheek turner. I got no respect for a man who won't hit back. You kill my dog, you better hide your cat.

Muhammad Ali

He’s always asking: ‘Is that new? I haven’t seen that before.’ It’s like, Why don’t you mind your own business? Solve world hunger. Get out of my closet.

Michelle Obama

If you have learned how to disagree without being disagreeable, then you have discovered the secrete of getting along - whether it be business, family relations, or life itself.

Bernard Meltzer

I don't think we should be about the business of denying voters in Michigan and Florida the right to be heard.

Hillary Clinton

The whole point of being in this business and being blessed and being successful is that you're able to do things for your friends or your family, which means that they can have something special in their lives, too.

Elton John

Now I know what a ghost is. Unfinished business, that's what.

Salman Rushdie

You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place or worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed - that has nothing to do with the business of the State.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah

When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope we use.

Joseph Stalin

I had a personal email when I was in the Senate, as the vast majority of senators do. It was very convenient. I did all of my business on personal emails.

Hillary Clinton

Movie studios aren't making too many dramas anymore; they're in the superhero business. Material for television is much, much stronger for actors now.

Julianne Moore

There is nothing more provocative than minding your own business.

William S. Burroughs

A desire not to butt into other people's business is at least eighty percent of all human wisdom.

Robert A. Heinlein

Artists are notoriously snooty and suspicious of anything coming from the business community.

David Byrne

Getting attention is my business. My whole life's predicated on, 'Hey, look at me!'

Jerry Lewis

Advice? I don't offer advice. Not my business. Your life is what you make it.

Betty Friedan

Little girls think it's necessary to put all their business on MySpace and Facebook, and I think it's a shame...I'm all about mystery.

Stevie Nicks

Never do business with a religious son-of-a-bitch. His word ain't worth a shit -- not with the Good Lord telling him how to fuck you on the deal.

William S. Burroughs

It's a difficult business, finding out what's true about the world, the universe.

Richard Dawkins

The way I run my business seems to be easier than the way I run my life.

Donald Trump

And I trusted someone to look after me on the business side of life.

Elton John

Now I know that Wal-Mart's policies do not reflect the best way of doing business and the values that I think are important in America.

Hillary Clinton

I grew up in east Tennessee, and everybody knew everybody's business.

Kenny Chesney

I've got to keep breathing. It'll be my worst business mistake if I don't.

Steve Martin

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

If I don't get along with Democrats, I'm sort of, like, out of business.

Donald Trump

I think that if I had grown up and had been in show business and the movies twenty five, thirty years earlier, I think I would have made a lot more musical movies.

Christopher Walken

When I'm out of politics I'm going to run a business, it'll be called rent-a-spine

Margaret Thatcher

Because this business of becoming conscious, of being a writer, is ultimately about asking yourself, How alive am I willing to be?

Anne Lamott

Business is a game, played for fantastic stakes, and you're in competition with experts. If you want to win, you have to learn to be a master of the game.

Sidney Sheldon

A marriage ends up being a business deal: no matter how long or short it is, somebody owes somebody money.

Goldie Hawn

Comcast rents modems directly to consumers, thereby competing directly with companies like Zoom. It has every reason to make Zoom modems more expensive or even to drive companies like Zoom out of business.

Bernie Sanders

My philosophy is: It’s none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.

Anthony Hopkins

Greed is good! Greed is right! Greed works! Greed will save the U.S.A.!

Michael Douglas

I've always studied business. Even when I was a ball player, I'd read business journals and the business sections of newspapers.

Magic Johnson

As a result of the digital age and the decline of first-class mail, there is no question that the Postal Service must change and develop a new business model.

Bernie Sanders

I love business. I love helping urban communities grow. I love putting people to work of color. I love making sure - like right now the whole mortgage crisis, I want to help people get back into their homes.

Magic Johnson

I had tremendous success in show business - star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 'The Apprentice' was one of the most successful shows.

Donald Trump

I still have a lot to learn - about the business, about music, and about myself. Its exciting.

Britney Spears

[T]he definition of 'crazy' in show business is a woman who keeps talking even after no one wants to fuck her anymore.

Tina Fey

If MSNBC went off the air tomorrow, what difference would it make? If the 'Huffington Post' went out of business tomorrow, what difference would it make?

Alec Baldwin

I always wanted to be a zookeeper when I was growing up, and I've wound up a zookeeper! I've been working with the Los Angeles Zoo for 45 years! I'm the luckiest old broad on two feet because my life is divided absolutely in half - half animals and half show business. You can't ask for better than two things you love the most.

Betty White

If we must have a tyrant, let him at least be a gentleman who has been bred to the business, and let us fall by the axe and not by the butcher's cleaver.

Lord Byron

I have made the tough decisions, always with an eye toward the bottom line. Perhaps it's time America was run like a business.

Donald Trump

I would rather die than have my fans see me without a pair of heels on. And that's show business.

Lady Gaga

Being able to touch so many people through my businesses and make money while doing it, is a huge blessing.

Magic Johnson

I'm not asking any of you to make drastic changes to every single one of your recipes or to totally change the way you do business. But what I am asking is that you consider reformulating your menu in pragmatic and incremental ways to create healthier versions of the foods that we all love.

Michelle Obama

No, I regret nothing, all I regret is having been born, dying is such a long tiresome business I always found.

Samuel Beckett

Poetry is nobody’s business except the poet’s, and everybody else can fuck off.

Philip Larkin

I think much has been made of this alter ego business. I mean, I actually stopped creating characters in 1975 - for albums, anyway.

David Bowie

I used to say that I wanted someone cute and nice, an actor too, so he'd get it. But now I think it would be good for me to date someone who's not in the business.

Selena Gomez

I laugh all the time - at things, people, stuff, whatever. But, I don't laugh onstage because then it's serious business.

Steven Alexander Wright

If the community is happy, then they support your business and if your business is doing well, then you can give back even more to the community.

Magic Johnson

I don't want to be obnoxious with my ambition or sound like I expect any sort of entitlement here. Hollywood is not in the business of humoring people.

Jason Bateman

I'm actually very snobbish about directors. I have to say 'no' all the time. 'No' is the most powerful word in our business. You've got to protect yourself.

Brad Pitt

We are still living with a double standard. I know it. Every woman I know knows it, whether you're in the media as a woman, or you're in the professions or business or politics.

Hillary Clinton

I understand the appeal of a businessman president. But Trump's business plan is a disaster in the making.

Michael Bloomberg

Am I a homophobe? Look, I work in show business. I am awash in gay people, as colleagues and as friends.

Alec Baldwin

I don't like business talkers, you know, people who are constantly like, 'Blah blah blah movies.' I find it incredibly boring.

Zooey Deschanel

My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration: set the kitchen timer for twenty minutes, cry, rant, and rave, and at the sound of the bell, simmer down and go about business as usual.

Phyllis Diller

If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business.

Benjamin Lincoln

Some people work hard in this business and become really popular, really big stars but they never receive an award from within the business. Somehow, when your colleagues and friends believe in you to the point of handing you an award it means so much more.

Sharon Stone

My walk is a public one. My business is in the world, and I must mix in the assemblies of men or quit the post which Providence seems to have assigned me.

William Wilberforce

Let us give Nature a chance; she knows her business better than we do.

Michel de Montaigne

Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.

John Maynard Keynes

So long as you don't feel life's paltry and a miserable business, the rest doesn't matter, happiness or unhappiness.

D. H. Lawrence

If a man's character is to be abused, say what you will, there's nobody like a relative to do the business.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Well, there's different shades of Hollywood, sure. I mean, I'm working in this business but I'm not Hollywood.

Shia LaBeouf

The comic book world is a tough business.

Shia LaBeouf

If you or I fail at business, we fail. If we cheat and fail, we go to jail. But if you're rich and politically connected, your incompetence may be protected by a government bailout.

Robert Kiyosaki

If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.

Khalil Gibran

For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.

T S Eliot

Helping doing business easier, we choose the name Alibaba because it is a global company. It is founded in China, but it was created for the world.

Jack Ma

Our focused customers are small business and young people. We did a great job in China. How can we help those young people in India, in Pakistan, in Africa. If they can use in the same ways.

Jack Ma

Put it this way: If I asked, 'How's business?' and you say, 'Boomin' or 'Amazing,' I already know the answer.

DJ Khaled

What happens in Britain, what happens in the world, matters a lot to us in our core business.

Satya Nadella

We don't collect a lot of your data and understand every detail about your life. That's just not the business that we are in.

Tim Cook

From the time I was wee big, my mother was one of the first members of Mary Kay Cosmetics. Women going door-to-door and letting housewives have their own business - that was really a breakthrough. It was huge.

Robin Wright

Moms and dads don't last forever. If you've got unfinished business, we need to face that, and that's not easy. Every child wants to love their mother and their father. Love is the most important thing, and when they feel rejected and unloved, that hole can never be filled by anyone else.

Goldie Hawn

While the Chinese people, as a rule, are good people, my business dealings with Communist Chinese officials have left me disturbed and concerned about the rise of the Chinese Empire.

Robert Kiyosaki

The one person who's disappeared out of the business is the A&R man. Because the listener at home becomes the A&R man. He's the one who chooses what tracks he wants on the album. And that's cool.

Jimmy Page

I genuinely believe that if you want to get in the film business, get in the film business.

Daniel Craig

There are shows that are monolithic successes on TV that nobody in the business ever watches one episode of.

Alec Baldwin

When you lack a certain vitality in the film business, there's no hiding it. It's like you've had your limb chopped off. How do you hide the fact that you're missing an arm?

Alec Baldwin

I've been through my highs, I've been through my lows; I've been through the gamut of all things in this business. Being too thin. Being bigger. I've been criticized for being on both sides of the scale. It's noise I block out automatically. I love my body.

Christina Aguilera

Bottom line, we will continue to innovate and grow our fan base with Xbox while also creating additive business value for Microsoft.

Satya Nadella

The sad thing about any business I suppose, but in mine you see it particularly, is that you're always asked to do what you've already done.

Jeremy Irons

The Internet is the Viagra of big business.

Jack Welch

I am going to enjoy some other things apart from business.

Jack Ma

Short cycle business are being impacted by credit, and are being impacted by gasoline prices, food, distribution businesses, chemical business.

Jack Welch