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25 Inspirational Quotes By The Highest Performing CEO’s

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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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

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“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

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“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

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

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook

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“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

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“High expectations are the key to absolutely everything.”

Kevin Plank, CEO of Under Armour

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“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

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

Donald Trump, CEO of the Trump Organization

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

Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

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

David Sarnoff, CEO of RCA

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

Ellen Kullman, CEO of Dupont

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“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

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“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

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

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon

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

Andrew Mason, CEO of Groupon

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“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

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

Frederick W Smith, CEO of Fedex

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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

Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle

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

Samuel R Allen, CEO of Deere

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

Klaus Kleinfeld, CEO of Alcoa

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“Only successful businesses can create and secure jobs.”

Steve Case, CEO of America Online

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“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.

I am the the Founder of Addicted2Success.com and I am so grateful you're here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances. I'm proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 200 million lives in the last 10 years.

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30 Most Famous Quotes of All Time to Motivate You

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It seems in the last decade or so, motivational quotes and inspirational quotes are front and center on Facebook and Instagram feeds. It’s no wonder why. They really do have that impactful kick to make you get up and do stuff!

I know for me, it was all these quotes that I kept reading that:

  • pushed me out of my comfort zone
  • gave me courage to smash goals
  • helped me believe in myself
  • soothed my broken heart sometimes
  • helped me out of rock bottom, and
  • kept me strong in times of trouble

Legends like Les Brown, Joel Brown and Tony Robbins motivated the crap out of me. I stayed strong and focused because of their powerful words. I mean, they did quote all these inspirational words to motivate us, no?

Of course they did. So I’ve searched high and low for the best and most empowering famous quotes of all time in hopes they inspire you like they did me. 

Do quotes really help?

The answer is yes and no. No they won’t work if you read them, brush them off and never feel the power of their words.

Yes they will work if you make them work for you and you want them too. Quotes are like affirmations. Many of us recant affirmations either as part of our morning routine, evening routine or just whenever we need a boost. 

When you read them and repeat them out loud and feel each and every word in every ounce of your being, they work!! Besides, I’m living proof they help. Empowering quotes have helped me out of rock bottom twice, depression a few times, and helped me smash and achieve goals. 

So yes, they work. And these most famous quotes I’ve chosen are famous for a reason. They have inspired, motivated and empowered millions of people around the world to chase their dreams, believe in themselves and never give up. 

Without further ado…

10 famous quotes on taking action and not giving up

1. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ~Walt Disney

2. Anybody who ever accomplished anything big or new or worth raising a celebratory fist in the air did it from their comfort zone. They risked ridicule and failure and sometimes even death. ~Jen Sincero

3. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, either way, you’re right. ~Henry Ford

4. The woman I am today would like to thank the woman I was 5 years ago for not giving up. You’re awesome. ~Iva Ursano

5. I’ll try is the battle cry of wimps. ~Tony Robbins

6. You must be the change you wish to see in the world ~Ghandi

7. If you judge people, you have no time to love them. ~Mother Teresa

8. Those who dare to fail miserably, can achieve greatly. ~John Kennedy

9. Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. ~Dalai Lama

10. I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage, or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time. ~Brené Brown

10 famous quotes on life

11. There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. ~Maya Angelou

12. If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have, you’ll never have enough. ~Oprah Winfrey

13. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. ~Lao Tzu

14. The mind is everything. What you think you become. ~Buddha

15. Everything you do and every decision you make should be from a place of good. You should always be striving to make the world a better place. ~Les Brown

16. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. ~Mae West

17. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. ~Paulo Coelho

18. When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. ~Franklin D.Roosevelt

19. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. ~Napoleon Hill

20. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~George Bernard Shaw

10 famous quotes on success

21. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. ~Mark Twain

22. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. ~Walt Disney

23. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~Martin Luther King Jr

24. Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies. ~Nelson Mandela

25. If you surround yourself with positive people who build you up, the sky’s the limit. ~Joel Brown

26. Tough times never last but tough people do. ~Robert H. Schuller

27. You miss 100% of the shots you never take. ~Wayne Gretzky

28. If you’re going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

29. I have not failed. I just found 10,000 that won’t work. ~Thomas A. Edison

30. Often our most rewarding dreams are staring us right in the face but for some reason we focus on how hard things are, how we are scared of the unknown and what would happen if we failed. ~Joel Brown

Write them out!

I always tell people to write that out and stick it in a place you will see it and read it everyday. That’s how quotes work. 

My favourite famous quote of all time and one you should read over and over again, Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, either way you’re right. Read that when self doubt creeps in. 

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