Inspirational Business Quotes For Students and Professionals

It’s back to school time, and do you know what that means? After those first few days of orientation, it’s back to the grind and sometimes you need a little extra motivation to get you through the dire straights of studying. Or if you are a working professional, do you need that extra push to get through that all-important project?

Here is a list of our favorite motivational quotes for Business degree students (and even professionals):

On Leadership

“Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.” – Norman Schwarzkopf

“Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching.” – George Van Valkenburg

“Strength comes in numbers, but it only takes one voice to lead.” – Hillary Batchelder

“People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.” – Peter Drucker

“Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.” – Vince Lombardi

On Vision

“I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big.” – Donald Trump

“The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas of enthusiasm.” – Thomas J. Watson

“The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” – Benjamin Mays

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On Success

“A man grows most tired when standing still.” –  Chinese proverb

“Remove failure as an option and your chances for success become infinitely better.” – Joan Lunden

“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”  – Theodore Roosevelt

“You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you towards success? Or are they holding you back?” – W. Clement Stone

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

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Dr. Shannon Reece