10 Powerful And Inspirational Business Quotes From The PH’s Best Entrepreneurs

Merong mga araw na hindi natin alam kung saan kukuha ng motivation para magpatuloy sa kanya kanya nating mga karera. Kaya naman minsan ay nakakatulong na makuha ng kahit konting nugget of wisdom mula sa mga taong successful. At kanino ka pa ba maniniwala kundi sa mga taong alam kung ano ang sinasabi nila, tama?

Pumili kami ng 10 sa pinaka impactful at inspirational quotes mula sa mga successful Filipino businessmen na sana ay mai-apply natin sa ating pang araw-araw na gawain.


1. John Gokongwei Jr., Chairman, JG Summit Holdings

“Success is not necessarily connections, or cutting corners, or chamba—the three Cs of bad business. Call it trite, but believe me: Success can be achieved through hard work, frugality, integrity, responsiveness to change, and most of all, boldness of dream. These have never been easy slogans for me. I have lived by them.”

2. Manny V. Pangilinan, Chairman, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation

“I was born poor, but poor was not born in me.”

3. Tony Tan Caktiong, Founder and chairman of Jollibee Foods Corporation

“Dreams are free. Why limit what you are aspiring for? But dreaming is not enough. One needs to put in enough energy and input. If you dream big and put your dreams into action you will indefinitely make mistakes. But don’t be scared to make mistakes. Just be quick to recognize them and learn from them as fast as you can. Learn from each mistake and it will not be a waste of time.”

4. Jaime Augusto de Zobel de Ayala, Chairman and CEO of Ayala Corporation

“No leader can do it alone. Leadership is not a solo act. In the story of every successful organization, institution, or community, you will not find a single example of exceptional achievement without the active involvement and support of many people.”

5. Andrew Tan, Chairman and CEO, Alliance Global Group Inc.

“I believe a truly successful man is he who has devoted his life to serving society. As a businessman, I believe you can serve society best by creating jobs for as many people as you can and giving them a chance to lead better lives.”

6. Beverly Tantiansu, Marketing Executive, e27.co

“If you keep telling yourself you are not ready, when will you be ready? You will never push yourself if you don’t start now.”

7. Lucio Tan, Chairman and CEO, LT Group Inc.

“The more bitter the lesson, the greater the future success.”

8. Henry Sy, Chairman and CEO, SM Investments Corporation

“There is no such thing as overnight success or easy money. If you fail, do not be discouraged; try again. When you do well, do not change your ways. Success is not just good luck: it is a combination of hard work, good credit standing, opportunity, readiness and timing. Success will not last if you do not take care of it.”

9. Enrique Razon, Chairman and CEO of International Container Terminal Services, Inc.

“You can’t overcome [crisis], you can only survive them. So we’ve set ourselves to be able to survive this. We expect crisis more often than other people do. I always expect to wake up to another crisis, so we’re always prepared for that. That’s always at the back of our minds.”

10. Ben Chan, Founder and chairman of Suyen Corporation.

“The real test of an entrepreneur is how far he can go when the tides of business turn for the worse. It is in times like these when he should be unafraid. Be aggressive. Know your market’s needs and serve them.”

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