Funny Business Quotes: The Key to Success


A meeting on the agenda can make or break your day. Some meetings are full of vibrant ideas while others can seem tedious. However, all meetings have the potential to be positive influences in the workplace with a clear direction and train of thought. One way to establish this is to reference funny business quotes. Not only can opening or closing a meeting with funny business quotes soften the meeting’s tone, but also inspire or energize attendees. Finally, funny business quotes can be a great attachment to follow-up emails as a key to keeping everyone on track in a gentle manner.

Check out these funny business quotes and considering sharing their wit or wisdom next time you have a meeting or important email to send:


“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” – Henry Ford

“If you see a bandwagon, it’s too late.” – James Goldsmith

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley

“I learned long ago, never wrestle with a pig, you get dirty; and besides, the pig likes it.” – George Bernard Shaw

“By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.” – Robert Frost

“Don’t stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed.” – George Burns

“Beware of any enterprise requiring new clothes.” – Henry Thoreau

“Speak the truth, but leave immediately after.” – Unknown

“The two most beautiful words in the English language are ‘check enclosed.’” – Dorothy Parker

“If you break 100, watch your golf. If you break 80, watch your business.” – Joey Adams

“A budget tells us what we can’t afford, but it doesn’t keep us from buying it.” – William Feather

“Accept that some days you’re the pigeon, and some days you’re the statue.” – Scott Adams

“Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.” – Warren Buffet

“Take the competition seriously, but not yourself.” – Richard Branson

“Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.” – Karl Marx

“If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.” – Bill Gates

“After all is said and done, usually more is said than done.” – Unknown

  • Nannie Amo

    Haha! Loved these. I like using these kinds of quotes in my presentations.