Best Business Quotes: Taxlinked Members Share Their Own!

Best Business Quotes: Taxlinked Members Share Their Own!

At one point or another during our professional lives, we’ve all read a quote or two that has stayed with us.

Some of them have served as extra motivation during our long hours at the office. Others have helped us keep our perspective during trying times.

We’ve asked our members to let us know which quotes have struck a chord and here’s what they’ve shared with us!

If you have a best business quote you’d like to contribute to this discussion, we’d love to hear from you in this post’s comment section.

Best Business Quotes for Maintaining Perspective

Stuart Gibson, Editor at Tax Notes International in the US Stuart Gibson, Editor at Tax Notes International in the US, mentioned two unattributed quotes that help him maintain perspective.

The first is “The plural of ‘anecdote’ is not ‘data,’” and the second is “Change is inevitable, progress is optional.”

Daria Ostapengo from Oneworld Ltd in Cyprus With the same goal in mind, Daria Ostapengo from Oneworld Ltd in Cyprus posted one of her favorite Henry David Thoreau passages: "It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about?"

Belinda Wong from Leader Corporate Services Limited in Hong Kong Belinda Wong from Leader Corporate Services Limited in Hong Kong, on the other hand, shared a quote from China’s I-Ching or Classic of Changes.

Belinda mentioned that the I-Ching lists 3 distinct types of change: “(a) Change; (b) Easy Change, and; (c) No change,” and then asks herself: “Can anyone in business survive (c)?”

Best Business Quotes for Hard Work

Several members chose quotes that highlight the merits of hard work and persistence.

Kamal Hawabhay from GWMS Ltd in Mauritius Kamal Hawabhay from GWMS Ltd in Mauritius, for example, focused on actions, urging professionals to pay heed to the Latin phrase “Acta non verba” or “Deeds Not Words.”

Panagiotis Spatiotis in Greece Furthermore, Panagiotis Spatiotis in Greece contributed an unattributed quote that motivates him to work harder: "The harder you work, the more luck you seem to have."

Haig Varbedian from Quality Group of Companies in Cyprus Haig Varbedian from Quality Group of Companies in Cyprus mirrored this sentiment with his quote “Success requires: Patience, persistence and perseverance and when needed some perspiration…”

Paolo Motto from Studio Motto Professionisti Associati in Italy Likewise, Paolo Motto from Studio Motto Professionisti Associati in Italy added his own inspirational passage on hard work: “It always seems impossible until it is done.”

Alexander Andonov from Sovereign Trust (Cyprus) Limited - Sovereign Group's Cyprus Branch/Office in Cyprus Alexander Andonov from Sovereign Trust (Cyprus) Limited - Sovereign Group's Cyprus Branch/Office in Cyprus looks at hard work from a different perspective, maybe placing greater stress on efficiency rather than killing oneself to get the job done.

Alexander shared a quote by Microsoft’s Bill Gates, which says: "I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it."

Best Business Quotes for Teamwork & Making a Difference

Others lauded the value of teamwork via their choice of best business quotes.

For instance, Paolo Motto shared the quote: “Talent wins games, teamwork wins championships,” while Kamal also contributed: “The secret to success is to work less as an individual and more as a team!”

Alexander Andonov shared a second quote, one by US First Lady Michelle Obama, which focuses on making a difference as his main priority.

The quote reads: "Success isn't about how much money you make; it's about the difference you make in people's lives."

Best Business Quotes on the Economy

Several members were more explicit, posting best business quotes that referred specifically to the economy or the financial world.

Spyridon Binias from KRONOS Investment Group in Greece, for example, shared a passage by former UK leader Winston Churchill, which says, “Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.”

Thomas Azzara from New Providence Estate Planners, Ltd.Thomas Azzara from New Providence Estate Planners, Ltd., on the other hand, in a clear call to individuals to tax plan outside the US, quoted financial giant JPMorgan/Chase: "Because stock of a foreign corporation is not subject to U.S. estate tax, holding U.S. situs assets through a foreign corporation constitutes a planning opportunity."

Best Business Quotes: Paradise Lost Edition!

Peter Ninov, who is based in Bulgaria

Peter Ninov, who is based in Bulgaria, shared an inspirational quote from John Milton’s Paradise Lost, which could be potentially applied to the business world and he says keeps him constantly charged.

“And, re-assembling our afflicted powers,
Consult how we may henceforth most offend
Our enemy, our own loss how repair,
How overcome this dire calamity,
What reinforcement we may gain from hope,
If not, what resolution from despair."

Hope you found these best business quotes stimulating and please make sure to share your own in the comments’ section!

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