You could have brilliant ideas that even yield the possibility of transforming the entire business environment. However, you success depends largely on your attitude towards the work to be done. This refers to business ethics which is a broad topic covering how you interact with your customers, conduct your business and even produce and/or deliver your services. Business ethics have the possibility to either make or break your chances for success. In this article we compile a number of business ethics quotes which highlight the significance of ethics in business. These business ethics quotes should help you in your decision making process. The below business ethics apply whether you are running a goat farming business, a butchery business or any other business.

  1. “A business is successful to the extent that it provides a product or service that contributes to happiness in all of its forms.” – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  2. “A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him.” – Albert Schweitzer
  3. “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” – Henry Ford
  4. “A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world. – Albert Camus
  5. “Those who climb the corporate ladder of lies and deception will sooner or later fall off the shaky steps.”― Khang Kijarro Nguyen
  6. “A person who is fundamentally honest doesn’t need a code of ethics. The Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount are all the ethical code anybody needs.” – Harry S. Truman
  7. “Even the most rational approach to ethics is defence less if there isn’t the will to do what is right.” – Alexander Solzhenitsyn
  8. “Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.” – Jane Addams
  9. “Relativity applies to physics, not ethics.” – Albert Einstein
  10. “It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities” – Josiah Charles Stamp
  11. “The market has no morality”- Michael Heseltine
  12. “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” – Steve Jobs
  13. “Ethics is not definable, is not implementable, because it is not conscious; it involves not only our thinking, but also our feeling”. –Valdemar W. Setzer
  14. “If ethics are poor at the top, that behaviour is copied down through the organization.” — Robert Noyce
  15. “Your money is just a condition to get my business, your professionalism is the price.”― Amit Kalantri
  16. “Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.” – Samuel Johnson
  17. “The primary aim of business is not to earn profit but to serve people–the customers and society at large–to fulfil their needs!” ― Dr. Vivencio Ballano
  18. “Shelving hard decisions is the least ethical course.” – Sir George Adrian Cadbury
  19. “Economics without ethics is a caricature. Ethics without economics is a fairy tale.”– Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski
  20. “Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.” – Potter Stewart
  21. “Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.” – Albert Schweitzer
  22. “Ethics must begin at the top of an organization. It is a leadership issue and the chief executive must set the example.” – Edward Hennessy
  23. “Globalization means that business strategy and business ethics cannot be separated from each other.” – Ofra Strauss
  24. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” Warren Buffett
  25. “Unless today is well lived, tomorrow is not important.”― Alan Sakowitz,
  26. “The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.” – Zig Ziglar
  27. “Ethics must begin at the top of an organization. It is a leadership issue and the chief executive must set the example.” – Edward Hennessy
  28. “There is no such thing as business ethics. There is only one kind — you have to adhere to the highest standards”. –Marvin Bower
  29. “Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.” – Spencer Johnson
  30. “We are all judged by what we finished, not by what we started.” – Sarunas Budrikas

Be inspired by the above business ethics quotes.