When you think of United States Presidents, you normally do not think of business leaders. While some may have come from a business background, their job is to lead the country. However, many quotes that have come from past Presidents can be adopted to fit business situations.
If you are an experienced entrepreneur or just getting ready to start a business, here are some quotes that can help inspire you.
"Accomplishment will prove to be a journey, not a destination." - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Eisenhower offers a glimpse into the world of entrepreneurship. True entrepreneurs know there is no end, just a long wrong you continue to travel. You must continuously improve and find ways to go forward. If you ever settle for where you are, you cease being a true entrepreneur.
"Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for tis better to be alone than in bad company." - George Washington
This is one of my favorite quotes from Washington. It reminds me that in business, you must do things right. Cutting corners or doing things unethically will not be rewarding. In fact, you will receive the highest gratification when you succeed from doing right, rather than getting ahead from doing wrong.
Here are some additional quotes from U.S. Presidents that can be applied to business situation.