25 Inspirational Quotes By The Highest Performing CEO’s

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Inspiration can come to us from a number of different sources, in a variety of different forms. Inspiration can be vital to us. It is what makes our visions and ideas stand out from the competition. Yet if we are not cautious, in a blink of an eye, the inspiration can vanish like the sun descending on the day, giving way to the vast nothingness of the black of night.

There are a number of different ways of finding inspiration. They could be, taking a walk, talking to a friend, reading a book, or even by reading some inspirational words of wisdom and advice from others.

That is where we come in, if you are struggling to find your mojo, then why not take a look at some of these quotes to live by, given by famous CEO’s of multi million dollar fortune 500 companies.

In this article, we will give you 25 of the most awe inspiring, moving, and motivational quotes by famous CEO’s and business leaders, as a way of motivating you to go out and better yourself, and maximise your full potential. Every single one of the millionaire’s, or even billionaire’s that we are quoting in this article, had to start from somewhere, and who knows, with a little motivation and inspiration, maybe you can too. Here we go:

 

 

The Most Memorable CEO Quotes

 

Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo

Marissa Mayer CEO Quotes

 

 

 

“I always did something that I was a little not ready to do. I think that, that is how you grow. When there’s a moment of ‘Wow, I’m not so sure that I can do this, and you push through those moments, it’s then that you have a breakthrough. Sometimes that’s a sign that something really great is about to happen. You’re about to grow and learn a lot more about yourself.”

 

 

Denise Morrison, CEO of Campbell Soup

Denise Morrison CEO Quotes

 

 

 

“Balance suggests a perfect equilibrium. There is no such thing. That is a false expectation…. There are going to be priorities and dimensions of your life, how you integrate them is how you find true happiness.”

 

 

Pete Cashmore, CEO of Mashable

Pete Cashmore CEO Quotes

 

 

 

“We are really competing against ourselves, we have no control over how other people perform.”

 

 

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg CEO Quotes

 

 

 

“The question I ask myself like almost every day is, ‘Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?’… Unless I feel like I’m working on the most important problem that I can help with, then I’m not going to feel good about how I’m spending my time. And that’s what this company is.”

 

 

Sam Walton, CEO of Walmart

Sam Walton CEO Quotes

 

 

 

“High expectations are the key to absolutely everything.”

 

 

Kevin Plank, CEO of Under Armour

Kevin Plank CEO Quotes

 

 

 

“There’s an entrepreneur right now, scared to death, making excuses, saying, ‘It’s not the right time just yet.’ There’s no such thing as a good time. I started an apparel-manufacturing business in the tech-boom years. I mean, come on. Get out of your garage and go take a chance, and start your business.”

 

 

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple

Tim Cook CEO Quotes

 

 

 

“Life is fragile. We’re not guaranteed a tomorrow so give it everything you’ve got.”

 

 

Donald Trump, CEO of the Trump Organization

Donald Trump CEO Quotes

 

 

 

“Without passion, you don’t have any energy, and without energy, you simply have nothing”

 

 

Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

Warren Buffett CEO Quotes

 

 

 

“Rule No. 1: Never lose money; Rule No. 2: Don’t forget Rule No. 1.”

 

 

David Sarnoff, CEO of RCA

David Sarnoff CEO Quotes

 

 

 

“No man can be successful, unless he first loves his work.”

 

 

Ellen Kullman, CEO of Dupont

Ellen Kullman, CEO of Dupont CEO Quotes

 

 

 

“It’s not about having a specific set time; both personal and professional lives are 24/7. It’s simply, more about making the right allocation to each one and recognizing that it’s going to be different every single day”

 

 

Michael Dell, CEO of DELL

Michael Dell, CEO of DELL CEO Quotes

 

 

 

“You don’t need to be a genius or a visionary, or even a college graduate for that matter, to be successful. You just need framework and a dream.”

 

 

L.A Reid, LAFACE records co-founder & CEO of Epic Records

L.A Reid CEO Quotes

 

 

 

“Find your passion, and it’s no longer work.”

 

 

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon

Jeff Bezos CEO Quotes

 

 

 

“In business, what’s dangerous is not to evolve.”

 

 

Andrew Mason, CEO of Groupon

Andrew Mason CEO Quotes

 

 

 

“I’ve been very lucky, from the beginning. I’ve found that as long as you’re fundamentally good – as long as you’re not being bad to people – people give you a lot of room to be yourself, because being yourself is being honest. And that’s what people want to see.”

 

 

Robert Iger, CEO of Walt Disney

Robert Iger Disney CEO Quotes

 

 

 

“The heart and soul of a company is creativity and innovation.”

 

 

Frederick W Smith, CEO of Fedex

Frederick W Smith, Fedex CEO CEO Quotes

 

 

 

“Leaders get out in front and stay there by raising the standards by which they judge themselves – and by which they are willing to be judged.”

 

 

Jeremy Stoppelman, CEO of Yelp

Jeremy Stoppelman CEO Yelp Quotes

 

 

 

“You have to be very nimble and very open minded. Your success is going to be very dependent on how your adapt.”

 

 

Larry Page, CEO of Google

Larry Page Google CEO Quotes

 

 

 

“If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things. You’re excited to get up in the morning.”

 

 

Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of General Electric

Jeffrey Immelt GE CEO Quotes

 

 

 

“Surviving a failure allows you more self confidence. Failing is a great learning tool, but it must be kept to an absolute minimum.”

 

 

Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft

Steve Ballmer CEO Quotes

 

 

 

“Great companies with the way they work, first start with great leaders.”

 

 

Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle

Larry Ellison Oracle CEO Quotes

 

 

 

“When you innovate, you must prepare yourself for everybody to tell you that you’re nuts.”

 

 

Samuel R Allen, CEO of Deere

Samuel R Allen, CEO of Deere CEO Quotes

 

 

 

“Pessimists may be right in the end, but an optimist has a much better time getting there.”

 

 

Klaus Kleinfeld, CEO of Alcoa

Klaus Kleinfeld CEO Quotes

 

 

 

“Only successful businesses can create and secure jobs.”

 

 

Steve Case, CEO of America Online

Steve Case CEO Quotes

 

 

 

“It’s not about how to get started; it’s about how to get noticed.”

 

 

So there you have it, certain people have been known to say that these are quotes to live by, not just to be inspired by. Why not have a read and see what you make of them. Hopefully they will be just what you need to have you leaping out of bed in a morning, ready to tackle whatever lies ahead of you head on. Good luck with whatever your goals and aims are for the future, and until next time.

Thanks for checking out these Unforgettable CEO quotes.

 

Joel Brown is the CEO and Founder of Addicted2Success.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Joel started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances. Follow Joel Brown on Twitter or keep upto date with him on Facebook:Facebook.com/JoelBrownA2S

8 Comments

  1. Antony Mungai

    March 6, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    it is better choose to live a meaningful life. one that’ ll make the world move forward touching the lives of others in positive way.

  2. Muhammad Amin

    December 1, 2013 at 3:45 am

    I agree with Mr. David Sarnoof CEO of RCA as of his quotation “No man can be successful, unless he first loves his work.” I want to add here one thing “loves” means involvement, without involvment result will be reverse.

  3. Captain Technology (@capttechnology)

    November 7, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Personally I would like to see some inspirational quotes from those who didn’t make it to the top.

  4. Suhel (@Foxute)

    August 11, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Take the idiot Donald Trump out and put it Elon Musk

  5. aryanbd1

    July 25, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    wow its great information thanks for sharing bro

  6. Andy

    July 22, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    All a bit dull for me. My favorite CEO quote as anonymous and probably one best bits of advice I ever heard: “I wanted to create a happy working atmosphere so I sacked anybody who wasn’t happy”

  7. Hal Edwards

    July 22, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Frequent quote from Southwest Airlines Founder, and CEO Herbert D. Kelleher
    “Take care of your Employees and they will take care of the Customers”

  8. Rachel Hunter (TraderRach)

    July 22, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Hi Joel. Thanks for providing wise words from some truly inspirational people. L.A. Reid’s got it right with “Find your passion, and it’s no longer work”. Cheers Rachel

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