Business Success Sayings and Quotes

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

In statesmanship get formalities right, never mind about the moralities.     

Mark Twain

The ethics of excellence are grounded in action - what you actually do, rather than what you say you believe. Talk, as the saying goes, is cheap.     

Price Pritchett

Each man has his own fortune in his hands; as the artist has a piece of rude matter, which he is to fashion to a certain shape. But the art of living rightly is like all arts: the capacity alone is born with us; it must be learned, and practiced with incessant care.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I am not interested in power for power's sake, but I'm interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.     

Martin Luther King, Jr.

To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality.     

John Locke

I like to see a man* proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so his place will be proud of him.     

Abraham Lincoln

Let each one of us leave every other kind of knowledge and seek and follow one thing only, if peradventure he may be able to learn and find some one who will make him able to learn and discern between good and evil, and so to choose always and everywhere the better life as he has opportunity.     


Equality is not the empirical claim that all groups of humans are interchangeable; it is the moral principle individuals should not be judged or constrained by the average properties of their group.     

Steven Pinker

There is no such thing as a minor lapse of integrity     

Tom Peters

Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.     

Isaac Asimov

Live one day at a time emphasizing ethics rather than rules.     

Wayne Dyer

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.     

Dalai Lama XIV

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.     

Ann Landers

True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what's right.     

Brigham Young

If you really want to be happy, always try to do what's right.     

Bill Blackman

I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.     

George Washington

Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics -- a rational ethics -- as a precondition of rebirth.     

Ayn Rand

No artist has ethical sympathies. An ethical sympathy in an artist is an unpardonable mannerism of style.     

Oscar Wilde

I think it's unethical to take money for poor quality performance.     

Alvin Burger

Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.     

Sigmund Freud

There's a thin line between narcissism, even if it's a healthy narcissism, and entertainment.     

Richard Lewis

Nice people don't necessarily fall in love with nice people.     

Jonathan Franzen

For the most part people are not curious except about themselves.     

John Steinbeck

I like to be admired from afar, and then complimented up close.     

Gena Showalter

He's satisfied with himself. If you have a soul you can't be satisfied.     

Graham Greene

This conversation with myself has an overwhelming aroma of narcissism.     

Tawny Lara

It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love.     


Self-love for ever creeps out, like a snake, to sting anything which happens . . . to stumble upon it.     

George Gordon Noel Byron

To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.     

Oscar Wilde

I don't care what you think unless it is about me.     

Kurt Cobain