30 inspirational business partnership quotes

March 14, 2023

Millions of successful companies have built strategic business partnerships to increase the value of their services and products whilst reducing their costs. To better illustrate the importance of business partnerships we have gathered some of the best business partnership quotes from famous entrepreneurs and world leaders. 

Business partnership quotes to keep you motivated

Business partnerships are often crucial strategies that enable companies to expand into new markets, increase their customer reach, and earn higher revenues. Collaborating with other businesses through strategic partnerships has been a widely-used tactic among successful entrepreneurs to increase the success of their businesses.

We have compiled a selection of insightful quotes from accomplished entrepreneurs and influential leaders around the globe. These quotes provide valuable perspectives on the benefits of business partnerships and how these can lead to increased success and growth.

Business partnership quotes

  1. “Business is not about one’s own success or failure, but how successful we make our partners.”Donald Trump, 45th US president
  2. “Partnership is not a legal contract between two equal individuals. It’s an emotional alliance between two people who are committed to each other’s success.” – Warren Buffet, businessman, investor, and philanthropist
  3. “Success is best when it’s shared.” – Howard Schultz, businessman, author, and former CEO of Starbucks
  4. “A friendship founded on a business is better than a business is founded on friendship.” – John D. Rockefeller, businessman, investor, and philanthropist
  5. “All lasting business is built on friendship.” – Alfred A. Montaper,  engineer, philosopher, and author
  6. “It’s rare to find a business partner who’s selfless. If you’re lucky it happens once in a lifetime.” – Michael Eisner, former CEO of The Walt Disney Company
  7. “The best partnerships aren’t dependent on a more common goal but on a shared path of equality, desire, and no small amount of passion.” – Sarah MacLean, New York Times bestselling author
  8. “If your business partners aren’t working as hard as you, it’s not a partnership it’s a sinking ship.” – Julian Hall, entrepreneur
  9. “While it’s important to be aware of and sensitive to cultural differences when conducting business internationally, the principles of transparency, trust, and partnership are universal.” – Dan Quayle, 44th vice president of the US
  10. “I had a female business partner once. Didn’t work.” – Mel Gibson, actor and film director
  11. “Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people.” – Steve Jobs, entrepreneur, business magnate, and investor, media proprietor
  12. “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company
  13. “Individually we’re one drop, but together we’re an ocean.” – Ryonosoke Satoro, entrepreneur
  14. “Collaboration is the essence of life. The wind, bees, and flowers work together, to spread the pollen.” – Amit Ray, Indian author and “spiritual master”
  15. “I know that the podcast is typically something I can do forever because it’s mine; it’s just me and my producer and business partner, so it’s our business.” – Marc Maron, American stand-up comedian
  16. “I don’t think most people want me to have a business relationship as a senator where my business partners can reap the benefit of my position and I one day get the share the profits.” -Lindsey Graham, American lawyer and politician serving
  17. “I’m no longer an artist, I’m a business partner.” – Pitbull, musician/rapper
  18. “For many, my behavior has been a major disappointment, my behavior has caused considerable  worry  to my business partners, and everyone involved in my business, but most importantly to the younger people we influence, I apologize.” – Tiger Woods, professional golfer
  19. “I’m very open with my business partners, just like I’m with my husband.” – Dolly Parton, singer/songwriter, actress
  20. “”Contract law is essentially a defensive scorched-earth battleground where the constant question is, If my business partner was possessed by a brain-eating monster from beyond spacetime tomorrow, what’s the worst thing they could do to me?” “ – Charles Stross, writer
  21. “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” – Peter Drucker, management consultant, educator, and author
  22. “Success on any level begins when you accept responsibility for creating life what you want. You’re the only person who can truly make it happen. Not your boss, your business partner, your financial planner, or your spouse of life-partner. Just you.” – Paul Clitheroe, television and radio presenter
  23. “The man who’ll use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.” – Henry Ford founder of the Ford Motor Company
  24. “To me, a spouse should be a life partner and a business partner. Just like any good partner, her strengths must make up for my weaknesses and vice versa.” – Robert Kiyosaki, entrepreneur, and author
  25. “It’s literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” – Napoleon Hill, entrepreneur, and author
  26. “The success combination in business is: do what you do better.., and: do more of what you do …” – David Joseph Schwartz, motivational speaker, and coach
  27. “Just one great partnership with the right person can have an incredible impact on your business success.” – Janine Ogg and Jo Foster, entrepreneurs
  28. “Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.” – Thomas J. Watson, CEO of IBM
  29. “If one of the partners in a partnership is losing his shirt while the other is counting his money, it’s no longer a partnership.” – Giovanni Bisignani, former CEO of the International Air Transport Association
  30. “The partnership makes a commitment. You do your part and we’ll do ours and not impoverish you.” – Greg Olssen, American football sportscaster


From all these business partnership quotes we can clearly highlight the importance of teamwork and collaboration.

By keeping these words of wisdom in mind, we hope that you can stay motivated and continue to reap the benefits of business partnerships. It’s important to bear in mind that cultivating strong relationships through business partnerships requires dedication, perseverance, and hard work. However, with a positive mindset and a willingness to put in the effort, you can achieve great success and harvest the rewards of your collaborative efforts.

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