Business Quotes and Truisms

Quotations are powerful. They can capture in very few words the essence of an issue or give an insight. Here are some that resonated with us. We don’t attribute them, so that they stand by themselves, and some may have even been tweaked by us!



  • Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure!

  • Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can’t …. you are right!

  • When two people in business ALWAYS agree, one of them is unnecessary.



  • The value of ideas lie in the using of them. They won’t keep. Something must be done with them.

  • Remember…. a good idea doesn’t care who has it!

  • New ideas are delicate. Consider them fully and carefully.  And remember, they can be easily killed by a sneer or a yawn at a meeting; they can be stabbed to death by a cynical quip or worried to death by a frown on the right person’s brow.

  • If you have an idea. Go as far as you can see, and when you get there you will see further. 

  • A brilliant idea which is too far ahead of its time is… a bad idea. Always test your ideas. Always substantiate instincts.



  • The company that innovates, and is lucky, will take the market.

  • The companies that are first to fail are those that don’t innovate and carry the anchors of the past.

  • Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.

  • Follow the crowd and you will never be followed by a crowd.

  • Innovation thrives on encouragement and dies with routine.



  • Imagination is more important than knowledge (Albert Einstein).


  • Do not underestimate your abilities. That’s your boss’s job.  :-)