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10 Notable Business Quotes

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“Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.”
—Earl Nightengale, author and motivational speaker

“Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.
—Gary Ryan Blair, author and business coach

“A budget tells us what we can’t afford, but it doesn’t keep us from buying it.”
—William Feather, author

“Hell, there are no rules here—we’re trying to accomplish something.”
—Thomas A. Edison, inventor

“The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.”
—Napoleon Hill, author

“Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.”
—Thomas Carlyle, essayist

“High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.”
—Charles Kettering, inventor

“If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business.”
—B. C. Forbes, journalist

“Carpe per diem—seize the check.”
—Robin Williams, comedian

Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.”
—Peter Drucker, author

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John Scranton is an insurance agency marketing expert and vice president of StartUpSelling, Inc. which helps small businesses with lead generation, sales, marketing, website design and branding. For more information and tips from John, visit, or go to his blog at