5 Quotes on Business…from Signers of the Declaration of Independence


This 4th of July, the United States celebrated its 239th birthday.  Hopefully you’re reading this with memories of holiday weekend filled with fun and some relaxation with family and friends and no trips to the emergency room.

In honor of our founding fathers we thought we would share a few timeless quotes that apply to business, from some of the more notable names who signed one of the greatest documents ever drafted.


Core Values never change….

“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock”.

– Thomas Jefferson


The power of Effective Communication….

“The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions.”

– John Hancock


Keep your Mind Sharp….

“Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.”

– John Adams


Make Continuous Improvement part of your business…

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.”

– Benjamin Franklin


Remember Passion and Emotion trump logic and numbers…

Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.”

– Samuel Adams


We hope you had a great 4th.  If you want to watch one of the best readings of the Declaration of Independence in recent years, check out this version by Morgan Freeman.   Please feel free to leave any comments in the space below.

Chris Steinlage Kansas City Business Coach