January 30, 2013
11 Timeless Quotes By Famous CEOs

The world of business may constantly evolve, but true principles never change. If you’re aiming to pull ahead in 2013, here are a few quips from big-time CEOs about how to become—and stay—successful.

For more inspiration, check out the original Forbes article featuring additional historical figures, entrepreneurs and creative businessmen.

Bezos “If you want to be inventive — you have to be willing to fail.” – Jeff Bezos
Bill Gates “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” – Bill Gates
Bloomberg  “As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.” – Donald Trump
Duke “Remembering you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.” – Steve Jobs
Page “It’s not about how to get started; it’s about how to get noticed.” – Steve Case
Tillerson “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson
Immelt  “The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something.” – Nolan Bushnell
Larry Ellison “In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.” – David Ogilvy
Murdoch “If you don’t have a competitive advantage — don’t compete.” – Jack Welch
Bezos  “You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” – Walt Disney