Corporate Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old corporate quotes, corporate sayings, and corporate proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Successful organizations make habits of things others don’t like to do, or don’t find time to do.     

Don House

Corporate culture is the only sustainable competitive advantage that is completely within the control of the entrepreneur. Develop a strong corporate culture first and foremost.

David Cummings

Corporations no longer try to fit square pegs into round holes; they just fit them into square cubicles.

Robert Brault

The corporate world has the resources to improve the world. It's where people live and work.

Douglas Conant

Just tasking a team to be creative won't get you to be innovative. It's having a corporate climate that gives people the space to experiment and take risks. Only then can you truly sustain it.     

Steve Brown

In the corporate world, if you have analysts, due diligence, and no horse sense, you've just described hell.     

Charlie Munger

Corporations do not pay taxes, they collect them, passing the burden to consumers as a cost of production. And corporate taxation is a feast of rent-seeking - a cornucopia of credits, exemptions and other subsidies conferred by the political class on favored, and grateful, corporations.     

George Will

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.      

Robert Frost

Corporate culture matters. How management chooses to treat its people impacts everything - for better or for worse.

Simon Sinek

You would be surprised at how many corporations "none of your business" applies to!     

Steven Magee

Large corporations welcome innovation and individualism in the same way the dinosaurs welcomed large meteors.     

Scott Adams

All corporatism - even when practised in societies where hard work, enterprise and cooperation are as highly valued as in Korea - encourages inflexibility, discourages individual accountability, and risks magnifying errors by concealing them.     

Margaret Thatcher

The real competitive advantage in any business is one word only, which is “people".

Kamil Toume

The silent workers get lost in the endless darkness of the corporate world.

Abhishek Ratna

The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do.      

Roy L. Smith

Corporations cannot commit treason, nor be outlawed, nor excommunicate, for they have no souls.     

Edward Coke

I think as a company, if you can get those two things right — having a clear direction on what you are trying to do and bringing in great people who can execute on the stuff — then you can do pretty well.

Mark Zuckerberg

In the corporate world, sometimes things aren’t exactly black and white when it comes to accounting procedures.     

George W. Bush

Corporate greed, corporate bullying cannot be tolerated - it's time for a global rule of law to guarantee fair trade, rights, minimum wages on which people can live with dignity, and safe and secure work.

Sharan Burrow

Corporations are people, my friend ... of course they are. Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to the people. Where do you think it goes? Whose pockets? Whose pockets? People's pockets. Human beings my friend.     

Mitt Romney

It takes more than capital to swing business. You’ve got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by — Advertising, Initiative, and Dynamics.      

Ren Mulford Jr.

A corporation, essentially, is a pile of money to which a number of persons have sold their moral allegiance.     

Wendell Berry

I believe the vulpine greed of the corporate world is cut from the very same cloth as the tyrant of history.      

Adam Nevill

Companies may never come up with a better office communication program than a lunch break.     

Amit Kalantri

An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.     

Jack Welch

That corporations are the creatures of the Crown must be universally admitted.

Lord Kenyon

It is unfortunate we can’t buy many business executives for what they are worth and sell them for what they think they are worth.     

Malcolm Forbes

Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.      

Ambrose Bierce

The corporate world is appallingly bad at capitalizing on the strengths of its people.     

Marcus Buckingham

Corporation: a miniature totalitarian state governed by a hierarchy of unelected officials who take a dim view of individualism, free speech, equality and eggheads. The backbone of all Western democracies.     

Rick Bayan