My Top 50 Favorite MLM and Network Marketing Quotes of All Time

Today, I want to share my Top 50 Favorite MLM Quotes of all time that I have found by reading books, watching YouTube videos and just by spending time in this industry.  There are a few golden nuggets in here, so please follow along closely.  The quotes are listed in no particular order.

# 1 “I’d rather have 1% of 100 people’s efforts than 100% of my own.” ~ J. Paul Getty

# 2 “For people choosing to use a network marketing system to build a business in the B quadrant, the price of entry is a lot lower, the risks are lower, and the education and support are there to guide you through this personal development process.” ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki, Entrepreneur and Author

# 3 “Failures are divided into two classes – those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.” ~ John Charles Salak

# 4 “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” ~ Winston Churchill

# 5 “In today’s world, working for yourself is actually the safer route, and working for a corporation has become the riskier propositions.” ~ Paul Zane Pilzer, Nobel Prize Winning Economist and Author

# 6 “You want an organization that grows without you, that doesn’t even need you, one that doesn’t even know who you are.” ~ Art Jonak

# 7 “The fact is that the people who are already successful in whatever they do, tend to also be successful in network marketing.” ~ Richard Bliss Brooke

# 8 “It’s hard to build momentum on your team if you change systems every few weeks, or even every few months.” ~ Randy Gage

# 9 “When you advertise consistently, at least you are giving yourself a chance to succeed.” ~ Larry Chiappone

# 10 “New distributors crave direction and they respond incredibly well to simple assignments.” ~ Eric Worre

# 11 “Spend the first two weeks of the month selling your company’s products and spend the last two weeks heavily recruiting those who express and interest in your income opportunity.” ~ Jan Ruhe, Top Earner, Discovery Toys

# 12 “It’s not about finding great people, it’s about becoming a great person” ~ Mark Yarnell

# 13 “You need to take full responsibility for your network marketing business.  Decide today never to blame anyone or anything else for your lack of results.” ~ Eric Worre

# 14 “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” ~ Napoleon Hill

# 15 “Nothing motivates a person to leave network marketing faster than not making enough money in the first few months as they build their business.” ~ Mary Christensen

# 16 “How the prospect perceives you is the most important factor in his decision to join.” ~ “Big Al” Tom Schreiter

# 17 “The more people from your group that attend events, the more money you’re going to make in our profession.” ~ Eric Worre

# 18 “Observe the masses and do the opposite.” ~ Holton Buggs

# 19 “We are convinced that rejection causes more people to fail in MLM than any other factor, and often they fail literally before they ever begin because their approach is from the head, not the heart.” ~ Mark Yarnell

# 20 “Unless, as a part-timer, you are approaching at least five to ten prospects per day, you are not serious about succeeding in this business.” ~ Mark Yarnell

# 21 “I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed; and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying.” ~ Tom Hopkins

# 22 “You don’t build a business – you build people – and then people build the business.” ~ Zig Ziglar

# 23 “Action cures fear.” ~  Dr. David Schwarz

# 24 “You can have everything you want in life if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” Zig Ziglar

# 25 “A winner is one who accepts his failures and mistakes, picks up the pieces, and continues striving to reach his goals.” ~ Dexter Yager

# 26 “I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.” ~ Alexander the Great

# 27 “Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.” ~ Margaret Thatcher

# 28 “To add value to others, one must first value others.” ~ John Maxwell

# 29 “Leadership is influence.” ~ John Maxwell

# 30 “The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” ~ Ray Kroc

# 31 “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” ~ Ralph Nader

# 32 “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” ~ Dale Carnegie

# 33 “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” ~ Dale Carnegie

# 34 “I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.” ~ Brian Tracy

# 35 “Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki

# 36 “It’s better to attempt something great and fail than attempt to do nothing and succeed.” ~ Dave Severn, Amway Diamond

# 37 “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” ~ Jim Rohn

# 38 “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” ~ Jim Rohn

# 39 “A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.” ~ General Patton

# 40 “After I sponsor someone it’s more important for me to go out and help them sponsor someone than it is for me to sponsor someone else.” ~ Don Failla

# 41 “One third of your recruits will do absolutely nothing.  One third will do a little.  And one third will make a good income.  Usually one of them will build a group of thousands.” ~ Jordan Adler

# 42 “Don’t beg and don’t chase – you are looking for those who are looking for what you have.” ~ Sarah Robbins

# 43 “Performing specific goals and activities daily separates leaders from distributors.” ~ “Big Al” Tom Schreiter

# 44 “The astute business owner understands that the purpose of a sale is to generate a customer. The lousy business owner thinks that the purpose of a customer is to generate a sale. One lasts much longer and has much more fun than the other.” ~ Dan Kennedy

# 45 “If you advertise with products you will get customers.  If you advertise with a business opportunity you will get business people.  If you advertise with a vision you will get leaders.” ~ Gabi Steiner

# 46 “Keep in mind it only takes a few power partners to change your life.” ~ Sarah Robbins

# 47 “It’s a lot easier to create a residual income of $2,500 per month than it is to get a million dollars in the bank.” ~ Steve Fisher

# 48 “Watch the feet, not the lips.” ~  Jeff Roberti

# 49 “All the energy and time you put into trying to get your weaker team members to grow is time wasted.  You are better off using that time to help your motivated distributors and to recruit a few new people to get started in the business.” ~  Jordan Adler

# 50 “The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself.” Peter Drucker

If you take your time and read over each one of these quotes closely, you will discover some great things you can apply to your network marketing business.

Once again, these are my Top 50 Favorite MLM Quotes of all time.  I hope you enjoyed them. If you have a quote that you would like to share, just leave a comment to this page.  Also, I’d love to hear which quote on this list is your favorite one.  Thanks.

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Chuck Holmes is a Network Marketing Professional, author, and blogger. He's been in the industry since 2002. He is one of the top producers in his network marketing company. He is happily married and lives in Florida with his beautiful wife, Rachel. He enjoys flea markets, reading, writing, walking, fishing and funny movies. You can call Chuck during business hours at (352) 503-4816 EST or you can email him at

6 thoughts on “My Top 50 Favorite MLM and Network Marketing Quotes of All Time

  1. I love all these quotes. Many of them I have written down and saved myself. #3 was told to me by my uncle when I first joined my current company and he knew I was serious.

    Thanks for taking the time to share these!

  2. I have always been a huge fan of quotes. I believe you and I are similar in this attitude as I read many of your blog posts. Many of the quotes you have listed can be used in many every day life situations. I want to offer my 2 cents on a few of these:

    #1 by J. Paul Getty says to me work smart, not hard.

    #3. I must add one more class… Those who thought, did and quit before finishing.

    #6. I am in total agreement with this quote. If the organization knows you and needs you to survive, too much is on your shoulders and failure is imminent.

    #12. Yes, if you are a great person, those behind you will want to be just like you.

    All of these are great quotes. I believe you could make articles around each and every one.

      • I have a question Chuck: In the 2nd quote Robert Kiyosaki mentioned network marketing in the B quadrant. What exactly is the B quadrant? I may be asking a stupid question, but the real stupid question is the one that isn’t asked.

        I really like number 14 too. Don’t wait because the time will never be completely right. This is so true. So many of us procrastinate thinking that there will be a better time, but it never comes.

        • The B quadrant is owning a business that doesn’t require you to run it.

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