8 Business Leaders Share the Quotes That Give Them Strength

Inspiring words that drive some of the leading minds in business.

Powerful quotes are more than just words — they can guide and ground you through your life, offering wisdom when you need it most. Here, 8 business leaders tell Thrive Global about the quotes that give them strength.

  1. Mark Cuban, businessman, investor, author and philanthropist

From Cuban’s Thrive Questionnaire

“Today is the youngest I will be. Live like it.” — Mark Cuban

2. Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder

From Branson’s Thrive Questionnaire

“Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.” — Victor Kiam

3. Julie Larson-Green, Microsoft first chief experience officer

From Larson-Green’s Thrive Questionnaire

“Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” — Coco Chanel

4. Andrew Yang, founder and CEO of Venture for America

From Yang’s Thrive Questionnaire

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead

5. Howard Schultz, executive chairman of Starbucks

From Schultz’s Thrive Questionnaire

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” — Robert F. Kennedy, 1966

6. Alexandra Cavoulacos, founder of Muse and author

From Cavoulacos’ Thrive Questionnaire

I’ve always loved the quote from Walt Disney — “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” I’ve had it it on my desk since before starting The Muse to remind me that there are no limits to what we can envision, create and build.

7. Samer Hamadeh, founder and CEO of Zeel

From Hamadeh’s Thrive Questionnaire

“Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never.” — Winston Churchill, 1941

8. Lynda Resnick, vice chair and co-owner of The Wonderful Company

From Resnick’s Thrive Questionnaire

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” — Pablo Picasso