Need a little inspiration to get going on your new business idea? We've compiled 200 most inspiring entrepreneurship quotes to help you stay motivated.
Entrepreneurship quotes can help you get motivated to start your own business and take the leap of faith. They give you a different perspective, let you think big and most importantly show you how challenging yet rewarding entrepreneurship is. It makes you realize that starting a venture opens a door to a world of endless possibilities. To inspire you to learn more about entrepreneurship, make the right decisions faster, and to bring some drive into your life - we've curated this collection of 200 quotes that'll impress every aspiring entrepreneur.
“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs, Co-Founder of Apple
“Choose a job that you like, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” - Confucius, Philosopher
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” - Albert Einstein, Physicist
“Stay self-funded as long as possible.” - Garrett Camp, Co-Founder of Uber
“If you are going through hell, keep going. ” - Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister
“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.” - Michelangelo, Artist
“Business opportunities are like buses: there’s always another one coming.” - Richard Branson, Chairman and Founder of Virgin Group
“Visionary mind makes you the leader of entrepreneurship.”
“Enthusiasm and restless approach makes you the leader in entrepreneurship.”
“Expertise in their field and readiness to plunge into the fire-well of hard work help you to prove yourself in the field of entrepreneurship.”
“The Shooter should never be afraid of backfires of the pistol.”
“What you are today is the result of your yesterday.”
“Your orientation decides your future.”
“Your self belief can overreach your failure.”
“Giving space to negativity is inviting trouble.”
“Your passion may give wings to your idea.”
“Your change of idea would take you nowhere.”
“Your creativity would be a legacy for generations.”
“Imagination with action is like a dream with open eye.”
“Done is better than perfect.” - Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook
“Any time is a good time to start a company.” - Ron Conway, noted Startup Investor, SV Angel
“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” - Tony Robbins, Motivational Speaker
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” - Socrates, Greek Philosopher
“If you want to build a successful business, make sure you have three things—a big market opportunity, great people, and more than enough capital.” - Richard Harroch, Venture Capitalist, Author, and Entrepreneur
“Winners never quit and quitters never win.” - Vince Lombardi, Famed Football Coach
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” - Mark Twain, Writer
“Everyone has an idea, but it’s really about executing the idea and attracting other people to help you with the idea.” - Jack Dorsey, Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Twitter
“It’s not about money or connections. It’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone when it comes to your business. And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time.” - Mark Cuban
“Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress.” - Seth Godin
“If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings’.” - Dave Barry
“Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise.” - Ted Turner
“The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of a mistake.” - Meg Whitman, CEO of HP
“If Plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters.” - Claire Cook, Author
“I stand up on my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.” - Robin Williams
“If you had asked people what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse.” - Henry Ford
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” - Thomas Edison
“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” - Muhammad Ali
“Success is the result of combat efforts of the team.”
“If you want to achieve it then believe it before you see it.”
“A ship, if not sailing, maybe safe, but it serves no purpose.”
“Work on your own goals, if you don’t want to end up with others' goals.”
“Your efforts should be in a line with becoming valuable than becoming successful.”
“Wise man risks only to the extent of loss that he can afford.”
“Entrepreneur is a person having vision in her eyes and focus on her goals.”
“Having the skill of management coupled with risk-taking capacity makes a person successful entrepreneur.”
“Entrepreneur is a person who leads from the front.”
“Promptness in the decision and thought perception are the prime attributes for becoming a successful entrepreneur.”
“One who carries his organization and his manpower together makes a successful entrepreneur.”
“Entrepreneur is like a captain of a ship, sailing and sinking of a ship depends on his calibre and skill.”
“Accomplishment in his idea and willingness to implement them are the prime consideration for becoming a leader.”
“You may lack in resources but have the guts to take risk, only risks can take you to the front row of any organization.”
“Speculation and calculation of potential risk, innovation and creativity make you the perfect leader.”
“Working on framed modalities with an imaginative approach is entrepreneurship.”
“Ambition and passion are the instrumental in achieving your goal.”
“Going on a voyage in darkness with the lantern of imagination.”
“Jumping into the ocean with a vision in mind.”
“Flowing against the flow with guts.”
“Empty minds result in failure before the attempt.”
“Investment in time is the first step towards success.”
“Just thinking about sowing seeds never produces crops.”
“You may have all the resources in the world but you can’t deliver anything without vision.”
“Do your best, God does rest.”
“Unhappy customers are always a lesson to learn.”
“Genius never chases money, they chase their vision, money is incidental to their vision.”
“Best funding for an independent entrepreneur is self-funding.”
“Making an effort to climb the mountain is always more important than reaching the peak”
“The best virtue of a leader is unflappable.”
“Always make your goal to be polite and calm to your customer more than your competitor.”
“Crucial skills for a successful entrepreneur means having passion, optimism and creativity.”
“It is necessary to engage in a problem in order to be the part of the solution.”
“Your dreams can come true if you pursue them.”
“Genius start working on their goal than think over the things.”
“Never tell your problems to anyone … 20 percent don’t care and the other 80 percent are glad you have them” - Lou Holtz
“You can have everything you want in life if you just help enough people get what they want in life” - Zig Ziglar
“100 percent of the shots you don’t take, don’t go in” - Wayne Gretzky
“Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic” - Dale Carnegie
“Make your team feel respected, empowered, and genuinely excited about the company’s mission” - Tim Westergen
“Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress” - Seth Godin
“You must put your head into the lion’s mouth if the performance is to be a success” - Winston Churchill
“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity” -George SPatton
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere” - Albert Einstein
“That which does not kill us makes us stronger” - Friedrich Nietzsche
“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way” - John Maxwell
“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or to get all the credit for doing it” - Andrew Carnegie
“Screw it, let’s do it” - Richard Branson
“There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing” - Aristotle
“If you are offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on” - Sheryl Sandberg
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new” - Albert Einstein
“If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you” - Zig Ziglar
“Goals aren’t enough. You need goals plus deadlines: goals big enough to get excited about and deadlines to make you run. One isn’t much good without the other, but together they can be tremendous” - Ben Feldman
“Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it” - Dwight Eisenhower
“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t” - Jerry Rice
“We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hostsIt’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better” - Jeff Bezos
“If you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress” - Mark Zuckerberg
“If you’ve got an idea, start today. There’s no better time than now to get going. That doesn’t mean quit your job and jump into your idea 100 percent from day one, but there’s always small progress that can be made to start the movement” - Kevin Systrom
“Research indicates that workers have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company” - Zig Ziglar
“Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune” - Sam Walton
“The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks” - Mark Zuckerberg
“Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds” - Albert Einstein
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” - Maya Angelou
“Whatever you do, be different—that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur If you’re different, you will stand out” - Anita Roddick
“Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese” - Billie Burke
“Simplicity is the key to brilliance” - Bruce Lee
“I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars; I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over” – Warren Buffett
“The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work” - Oprah Winfrey
“Be so good they can’t ignore you” - Steve Martin
“Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen” - Conan O’Brien
“When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there but if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can often times arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions. Most people just don’t put in the time or energy to get there” - Steve Jobs
“Customers don’t expect you to be perfect they do expect you to fix things when they go wrong” - Donald Porter, British Airways
“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome” - Samuel Johnson
“Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion” - Jack Welch, Former CEO of GE
“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes, it is best to admit them quickly and get on with improving your other innovations” - Steve Jobs
“Social media is here, It’s not going away; not a passing fad, Be where your customers are: in social media” - Lori Ruff
“People want to do business with you because you help them get what they want. They don’t do business with you to help you get what you want” - Don Crowther, Social Media Expert
“Always deliver more than expected” - Larry Page
“You must be very patient, very persistent. The world isn’t going to shower gold coins on you just because you have a good idea. You’re going to have to work like crazy to bring that idea to the attention of people. They’re not going to buy it unless they know about it” - Herb Kelleher, Founder of Southwest Airlines
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one” - Mark Twain
“Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems” - Brian Tracy
“Do an evening review at the end of the day to reflect on what went well, and what you’d do differently next time” - Marilyn Suttle, Author
“Never work just for money or for power. They won’t save your soul or help you sleep at night” - Marian Wright Edelman, Activist
“You must take the time to do something that brings you joy. If you are saying to yourself, ‘I can’t do that because I have to pick up the kids, and run my business, and … and … who’s got time for fun? Are you insane?’ If you don’t have time for fun, you’ll be forced to take time for illness. Then what?” - Beth Ramsay, Author
“In business, you don’t get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate” - Anonymous
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure” - Colin Powell
“The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But todayThe true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer” - Nolan Bushnell
“You are what you think. So just think big, believe big, act big, work big, give big, forgive big, laugh big, love big, and live big” - Andrew Carnegie, Industrialist and Philanthropist
“Do or do not. There is no try” - Yoda
“Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons” - Woody Allen
“Business is like poker. You have to be able to read people. You have to understand the odds of a particular endeavor. You need to make calculated bets and you have to get lucky” - Richard Harroch
“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations” - Charles R Swindoll, Author
“What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try, Experiment, Iterate, Fail, Try again ,Change the world.” - Simon Sinek
“If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time-a tremendous whack” - Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister
“Even a correct decision is wrong when it was taken too late” - Lee Iacocca
“The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people” - Theodore Roosevelt, 26th USPresident
“Don’t wait for perfectionLife isn’t perfect. Do the best you can and ship. Real people ship, and then they test and then they ship again. Then you wake up one day and you have something insanely great” - Guy Kawasaki, Entrepreneur
“Success … is no longer a simple ascension of steps. You need to climb sideways and sometimes down, and sometimes you need to swing from the jungle gym and establish your own turf somewhere else on the playground” - Reid Hoffman, Founder of LinkedIn
“Be nice to geeks; you’ll probably end up working for one” – Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft
“To have a great idea, have a lot of them” - Thomas Edison, Inventor
“Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in” - Napoleon Bonaparte
“It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy” -Steve Jobs
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough” -Albert Einstein, Physicist
“Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised and easier than you said” -Jim Rohn, Entrepreneur, Author, and Motivational Speaker
“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are asking, what’s in it for me?” -Brian Tracy, Entrepreneur and Author
“When you’re first thinking through an idea, it’s important not to get bogged down in complexity thinking simply and clearly is hard to do” -Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group
“Behind every adversity is an opportunity. If you lament over the adversity, you will miss the opportunity” -Ajaero Tony Martins, Entrepreneur and Investor
“What business should you start today? One that you are passionate about, has a big market opportunity, can be up and running quickly, and that doesn’t require a lot of initial capital. Think Internet, apps, e-commerce, and mobile” -Richard Harroch, Venture Capitalist, Author, and Entrepreneur
“You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.” - Arnold Schwarzenegger
“Forget all the reasons why it won’t work and believe the one reason why it will.”
“In 1995 I had $7 bucks in my pocket and knew two things: I’m broke as hell and one day I won’t be.” - Dwayne Johnson
“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” - Albert Einstein
“Well, I think the golden rule I can think of is the fact that you must follow your passion and do something that’s close to your heart.” - Kumar Mangalam Birla
“All humans are entrepreneurs not because they should start companies but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA.”– Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder
“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.”– Michelangelo
“The good news about entrepreneurship is that your fate is in your hands. The bad news is that your fate is in your hands!”– Guy Kawasaki
“What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone, know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.”– Dave Thomas
“The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.”– Debbi Fields
“When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say ‘wow, that was an adventure,’ not ‘wow, I sure felt safe.’”– Tom Preston-Werner, Github co-founder
“Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.”– William C. Durant
“Entrepreneurship is like a computer game in which you have to master every level before achieving success. Startups repeatedly stumble and have to go back to the drawing board. The best way to skip some levels and to increase the odds of survival is to learn from others who have already played the game.”– Vivek Wadhwa
“No matter what the industry you choose to ultimately invest all your time and energy in, be sure you’re the owner, founder, and CEO. Remember, if you don’t own it, you can’t control it nor can you depend on it.”– Brandi L. Bates
"The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.”– Peter Drucker
“Don’t play games that you don’t understand, even if you see lots of other people making money from them.”– Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO
"My way of fighting the competition is the positive approach. Stress your own strengths, emphasize quality, service, cleanliness and value, and the competition will wear itself out trying to keep up.”– Ray Kroc
“I’m not the smartest guy you’ve ever met, or the hardest-working. I was a mediocre student. I’m not technical at all – I can’t write a word of code. What sets me apart, I think, is a tolerance for risk and an intuition about what will happen in the future. Seeing where things are headed is the essence of entrepreneurship.”– Nick Hanauer
“Business is about creating VALUE for people. And earning money is the OUTCOME of creating value for people!”– Kevin J. Donaldson
“There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them.”– Seth Godin
“I was raised with a sense of entrepreneurship – my father owned a roofing business, and I grew up with the idea that you never want someone telling you what you can and cannot do.”– Anthony Mackie
Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.”– Mary Kay Ash, Founder Mary Kay Cosmetics
“The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”– Nolan Bushnell
Eighty to 90 percent of success in a company has nothing to do with business at all – it’s all personal.”– Carol Roth
“Business doesn’t just magically happen, at least not all the time. You’ve got to make it happen. You’ve got to learn to be a better salesperson. You’ve got to learn to be a marketer. You’ve got to understand finances. You have a lot that will go into owning it.”– Chris Brogan
“Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.”– Jim Rohn
“I want to sit with 80- and 90-year-old people more than anyone. They have played this game before. Not one of them has told me, ‘I wish I had more money.'”– Gary Vaynerchuk
“To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don’t, you’re going to regret it.” – Catherine Cook, co-founder of MyYearbook
“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that’s why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
“There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” – Aristotle
“If you’re not a risk-taker, you should get the hell out of business.” – Ray Kroc
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese proverb
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart
“If you live for weekends or vacations, your shit is broken.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
“Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” – Peter F. Drucker
“Winners never quit and quitters never win.” – Vince Lombardi
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein
“Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” – Howard Schultz
“The hardest part about being an entrepreneur is that you’ll fail ten times for every success.” – Adam Horwitz
“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth
“For all of the most important things, the timing always sucks. Waiting for a good time to quit your job? The stars will never align and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. “Someday” is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it’s important to you and you want to do it “eventually,” just do it and correct course along the way.”- Timothy Ferriss
“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” Beverly Sills
“If you can’t fly then run if you can’t run then walk if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King
“Dream big. Start small. But most of all, start.” – Simon Sinek
“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.”- Anonymous
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison
“It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. It doesn’t matter how many times you almost get it right. No one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you because all that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are.” – Mark Cuban
“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve”. – Napoleon Hill
“Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small.” – Tim Ferriss
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney
“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer
“Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice.” – Peter Drucker
“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – unknown
“If you ain’t making waves, you ain’t kickin’ hard enough.” – Unknown
“Being an entrepreneur isn’t just a job title, and it isn’t just about starting a company. It’s a state of mind. It’s about seeing connections others can’t, seizing opportunities others won’t, and forging new direction that others haven’t.” – Tory Burch
“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.” – Simon Sinek
“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson
“Many people dream about being an entrepreneur, starting their own business, working for themselves, and living the good life. Very few, however, will actually take the plunge and put everything they’ve got into being their own boss.” – Fabrizio Moreira
“If you want to be an entrepreneur, it’s not a job, it’s a lifestyle. It defines you. Forget about vacations, about going home at 6 pm – last thing at night you’ll send emails, first thing in the morning you’ll read emails, and you’ll wake up in the middle of the night. But it’s hugely rewarding as you’re fulfilling something for yourself.” – Niklas Zennstrom
“Success comes down to hard work plus passion, over time. If you work really, really hard over a long period of time, it will pay off.” – Stanley Tang
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” Henry Ford
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter F. Drucker
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs
“The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.” -Nolan Bushnell
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein
“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”- Winston Churchill
“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” Bill Cosby
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”- Mark Twain
“What is not started will never get finished.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“You shouldn’t focus on why you can’t do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions.” – Steve Case
“A hard thing is done by figuring out how to start.”- Rand Fishkin
“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.” – Michelangelo
“Any time is a good time to start a company.” – Ron Conway
“The longer you’re not taking action the more money you’re losing.” – Carrie Wilkerson
“Go Big, or Go Home.” – Eliza Dushku
“Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.” – Napoleon Hill
“Have the end in mind and every day make sure you are working towards it.” – Ryan Allis
“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” – Derek Bok
“Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” – Booker T. Washington
“If you are going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill
“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching.” – Mooie
“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” – Florence Nightingale
“You can’t fall if you don’t climb. But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground.” Unknown
“Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy.” – Jimmy Spithill
“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey
“Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair
“If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.” – Mark Zuckerberg
“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” – Chinese proverb
“Stick with it, even on the bad days.” – Vivienne Harr
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou
“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray
“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand
“Everything started as nothing.” – Ben Weissenstein
“I think I was very naïve early on, but that also meant I didn’t know what couldn’t be done.” – Matt Mickiewicz
“There’s no committee that says, ‘This is the type of person who can change the world – and you can’t.’ Realizing that anyone can do it is the first step. The next step is figuring out how you’re going to do it.” – Adora Svitak
“Never give in-never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” – Winston Churchill
“One of the huge mistakes people make is trying to force an interest on themselves. You don’t choose your passions; your passions choose you.” – Jeff Bezos
“Every single person I know who is successful at what they do is successful because they love doing it.” – Joe Penna
"It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure"
"If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door"
"Many people want to change their financial situation but aren’t willing to change their choices… and this ultimately changes nothing"
"Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you"
"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else"
"The ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones who do"
"Tough times never last, but tough people do"
"If you can dream it, you can do it"
"Skills are cheap"
"Success is not final; failure is not fatal"
"You have to believe it before you see it"
"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation"
"Whatever the bad situation right now, it will just pass by, don’t just give up"
"I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from non-successful ones is pure perseverance"
"Every problem is a gift – without problems, we would not grow"
"It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure"
"Be the change you wish to see in the world"
"Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel"
"Remember why you started"
"You have to see failure as the beginning and the middle, but never entertain it as an end"
"We overestimate how much we can accomplish in a day, and we underestimate how much we can do in a year"
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fail"
"There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others"
"If you want something done, give it to the busiest person in the office"
"Always deliver more than expected"
"An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it"
"There are two types of people in life: Entrepreneurs, and people who work for entrepreneurs"
"Nothing will work unless you do"
"No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team"
"A life without a passion has no solid foundation, always remember why you started"
"Some people dream of success while other people get up every morning and make it happen"
"A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for"
"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing"
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars"
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work"
"If you don’t have big dreams and goals, you’ll end up working for someone that does"
"It inspires me that “doing” takes a lot of hard work but its worth it in the end"
"Lean in, speak out, have a voice in your organization, and never use the word, ‘sorry’"
"Age is of no importance unless you’re a cheese"
"Get to work… and you’ll likely find that magical idea hiding in your blood, sweat, and tears"
"Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once"
"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred with dust and sweat; who strives valiantly, who errs and may fall again and again because there is no effort without error or shortcoming"
"Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right"
"Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait, the grip of your hand and the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas"
"The most successful entrepreneurs I know are optimistic"
"To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business and your business in your heart"
“Live a few years of your live like no one else is willing to so that you can live the rest of your life like no one else can”
We hope that these entrepreneur quotes have inspired you to start working on your business model. These maxims help you realize and value the hard-work that you’ve got to put into your business, particularly when it hasn’t paid off financially quite yet. These words will also encourage you to get back up when you are down, and motivate you to keep trying and be resilient. Most importantly these time tested adages will also help you put into perspective about how far you’ve come and how far you still want to go in your journey.
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