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13 Powerful Quotes About Business and Life

Musty library full of books

There is pure gold in the hard earned wisdom of others.

That’s why I love quotes so much.

Quotes are also a great example of the fact that often times, less is more. 

Sometimes we don’t need reams of text, we just need to read something beautiful and useful that strikes a chord in our soul.

Below are some quotes about business and life that I personally find both powerful and beautiful.

I hope you enjoy them.

Orange stained glass star
“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”
Tony Robbins
Female hand writing in notebook
“Are you a born writer? Were you put on earth to be a painter, a scientist, an apostle of peace? In the end the question can only be answered by action. Do it or don't do it. It may help to think of it this way. If you were meant to cure cancer or write a symphony or crack cold fusion and you don't do it, you not only hurt yourself, even destroy yourself. You hurt your children. You hurt me. You hurt the planet. You shame the angels who watch over you and you spite the Almighty, who created you and only you with your unique gifts, for the sole purpose of nudging the human race one millimeter farther along its path back to God. Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It's a gift to the world and every being in it. Don't cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you've got.”
Steven Pressfield
Author: The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle
Small seedling in soil
“Plan for what it is difficult while it is easy, do what is great while it is small.”
Sun Tzu
Old book with yellowed pages
“The only thing that’s keeping you from getting what you want is the story you keep telling yourself.”
Tony Robbins
Sweaty muscled man holding his head in his hands
“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.”
C.S. Lewis
Graphic of dancer on tightrope at night
"Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it."
Oprah Winfrey
Beautiful sunflower with light behind
“Keep your face always toward the sunshine and the shadows will fall behind you.”
Walt Whitman
Hand painting with a paint brush
"With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice."
Oprah Winfrey
Man abseiling up rock face of mountain
“The power of positive thinking is the ability to generate a feeling of certainty in yourself when nothing in the environment supports you.”
Tony Robbins
Baby playing with magnets on a fridge
“Goals are like magnets. They’ll attract the things that make them come true.”
Tony Robbins
Person with dirty hand and dirty knee
“I win or I learn, but I never lose.”
Marie Forleo
Everything is Figureoutable
Open diary showing the words don't wish for it work for it
“If you talk about it, it’s a dream. If you envision it, it’s possible. If you schedule it, it’s real.”
Tony Robbins
Gold star lit by string lights
“The most pernicious aspect of procrastination is that it can become a habit. We don't just put off our lives today; we put them off till our deathbed. Never forget: This very moment, we can change our lives. There never was a moment, and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our destiny. This second we can turn the tables on Resistance. This second, we can sit down and do our work.”
Steven Pressfield
The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle