Networking Sayings and Quotes

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


Networking is an investment in your business. It takes time and when done correctly can yield great results for years to come.     

Diane Helbig

All the time and effort put into networking can be all for naught if there is no follow-through. The same goes for sales. And leadership. And well, everything.     

Beth Ramsay

It's great to spend time at a networking event with someone you know and like. But that's not what you're there for. Your goal is to expand your network by meeting new people.

Beth Ramsay

Networking is not about just connecting people. It's about connecting people with people, people with ideas, and people with opportunities.     

Michele Jennae

Networking means the act of exchanging information with people who can help you professionally.     

Michele Jennae

The way of the world is meeting people through other people.

Robert Kerrigan

If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people.

Chinese Proverb

It's all about people. It's about networking and being nice to people and not burning any bridges.

Mike Davidson

The successful networkers I know, the ones receiving tons of referrals and feeling truly happy about themselves, continually put the other person's needs ahead of their own.     

Bob Burg

The currency of real networking is not greed but generosity.     

Keith Ferrazzi

Networking with integrity creates a greater willingness of all parties to be part of a human conduit to serve as energy and resource to one another. Sometimes you will give more than you receive and sometimes you will get back more than you give. It's not about keeping score.     

Chris London

Network selectively ' You never know when someone might say yes' is marketing for dummies. Take the time to build a profile of your ideal customers, and target your networking activities to reach them. Speak to those who are already predisposed to want what you offer. Almost any profile is better than anyone with a pulse'.

Steve Pavlina

Networking is an essential part of building wealth.

Armstrong Williams

My Golden Rule of Networking is simple: Don't keep score.

Harvey Mackay

Networking is rubbish; have friends instead.

Steve Winwood

It's not about finding great people, it's about becoming a great person.

Mark Yarnell

Networking is more about farming than it is about hunting.

Ivan Misner

Networking is an enrichment program, not an entitlement program.

Susan RoAne

Networking is the No. 1 unwritten rule of success in business.

Sallie Krawcheck

Networking that matters is helping people achieve their goals.

Seth Godin

Networking is simply the cultivating of mutually beneficial, give and take, win-win relationships. It works best, however, when emphasizing the "give" part.     

Bob Burg

Networking is marketing. Marketing yourself, marketing your uniqueness, marketing what you stand for.     

Christine Comaford-Lynch

Instead of better glasses, your network gives you better eyes.

Ronald Burt

The richest people in the world look for and build networks, everyone else looks for work.

Robert T. Kiyosaki

What makes networking work is that it sets up win-win situations in which all parties involved get to take something home. Networking is a sharing process. Until you understand that, you won't have much of a network.

Earl G. Graves, Sr.

The true value of networking doesn't come from how many people we can meet but rather how many people we can introduce to others.

Simon Sinek

I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people's efforts than 100% of my own efforts.

John D. Rockefeller

If people like you they'll listen to you, but if they trust you they'll do business with you.

Zig Ziglar

A really important part of networking is actually about what you bring to the table-not just what you want to get out of it. Contribution is a big part of networking success.

Gina Romero

Pulling a good network together takes effort, sincerity and time.

Alan Collins