My Top 7 Business Quotes

We are surrounded by geniuses within the business environment – they may be your family or friends, a local business owner, a member of your team, a nationally or globally recognised genius.  They’re all here to learn from and to be inspired by.

Here are my top tips to get the best out of the quotes you read and hear:

  • Follow Tweeters who are known to share some great quotes.  Use #quote to search for them @Inspire_Us and @InspowerMinds are two of my favourites
  • Note great quotes down in a dedicated book
  • Listen out to what your peers are saying
  • Don’t forget to put the inspiration into practice!

And here are my seven favourite quotes – the ones that have thought provoked, inspired and firmly stuck in my head.  I hope you like them?!


 “If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.” Anita Roddick

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” Mark Twain

The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity. Peter Drucker

An organization, no matter how well designed, is only as good as the people who live and work in it.  Dee Hock

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”  Walt Disney

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill

I want to put a ding in the universe. Steve Jobs


I’m Allie Pennington, a self confessed quote geek!  I set up Call Sense UK in 2003 at the age of 28, providing businesses telecom equipment, lines and calls.  My business was awarded several accolades including a fantastic reward …I’d only just gone and got Anita Roddick as my business mentor!  She taught me so much and despite her untimely passing in 2007 – her words will inspire me for the rest of my life.

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