great-thoughts-on-sales-business-and-success-ixThere’s a lot of wisdom, insight, encouragement, and humor out there. Here’s another sampling of my favorite quips and quotes.

“If you are not building value, you are losing sales.”—Laurie Brown

“When starting out, don’t worry about not having enough money. Limited funds are a blessing, not a curse. Nothing encourages creative thinking in quite the same way.”—H. Jackson Brown

“I have always recognized that the object of business is to make money in an honorable manner. I have endeavored to remember that the object of life is to do good.”—Peter Cooper

“Those things that hurt, instruct.”—Benjamin Franklin

“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.”
—Gail Sheehy

“I will not allow yesterday’s success to lull me into today’s complacency, for this is the great foundation of failure.”—Og Mandino

“When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.”—William Arthur Ward

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”
—Beverly Sills

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”—Alvin Toffler

“If eighty percent of your sales come from twenty percent of all of your items, just carry those twenty percent.”—Henry A. Kissinger

“There’s no business like show business, but there are several businesses like accounting.”—David Letterman

“Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one the second time.”—H.W. Shaw

“You may get skinned knees and elbows, but it’s worth it if you score a spectacular goal.”—Mia Hamm

“The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.”—Linus Pauling

“How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success?”—Elbert Hubbard

“He who is not every day conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson

“To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.”—Muhammad Ali

“Confront your problems head on. Issues that you run from, run your business.”—Jill Marcus

“I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God’s business.”—Michael J. Fox

“The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps—we must step up the stairs.”—Vance Havne

“If you don’t do it excellently, don’t do it at all. Because if it’s not excellent, it won’t be profitable or fun, and if you’re not in business for fun or profit, what the hell are you doing there?”—Robert Townsend

“Opportunities multiply as they are seized.”—Sun Tzu

“Whatever you fear most has no power.. it is your fear that has the power.”
—Oprah Winfrey

“I would rather have a good plan today than a perfect plan two weeks from now.”—George S. Patton

“There are two primary choices in life: accept conditions as they exist, or accept responsibility for changing them.”—Denis Waitley

“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.”—Benjamin Disraeli

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”—Maria Robinson

”The greatest mistake we make in living is living in constant fear that we will make one.”—John C. Maxwell

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”—T.S. Eliot

“Extend courtesy, thoughtfulness, and respect to everyone. Including yourself.”
—Don Cooper

For more inspirational quotations, check out Great Thoughts on Sales, Business and Success Volume I, Volume II, Volume III, Volume IV, Volume V, Volume VI, Volume VII, and Volume VIII.

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