Some may consider the business card to be obsolete in the current digital world, but the physical reminder of an encounter with another person is still invaluable. Send the email or text, but hand a prospective client or business associate a token that represents you and your whole work ethos. Color, style and font are all essential as first impressions are the most important, but it can also be smart to put a quote on the reverse side that will be memorable. Here are some of our favourite quotes for business cards – feel free to share!
“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley
“Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso
“Today will never happen again. Don’t waste it with a false start or no start at all.”
– Og Mandino.
“All things are ready, if our minds be so.” – Henry V
“Put your future in good hands, ours.” – (anon)
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Gandhi
“Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live.” – Chamfort
“Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.” – Jim Rohn
“Diligence is the mother of good fortune.” – Benjamin Disraeli
“The great advantage of a hotel is that it’s a great refuge from home life” – George Bernard Shaw
“Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.” – George Edward Woodberry
“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure” – William Feather
“I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.”” – Maya Angelou
“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein