Here is a collection of the 300+ best entrepreneurship quotes to inspire and motivate you.

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What are The Best Entrepreneur Quotes?

Here’s a collection of some of the best quotes from seasoned entrepreneurs to inspire you when you need it the most.

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker

“Winners never quit and quitters never win.” – Vince Lombardi

“Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.” – Oprah Winfrey

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” – Bill Gates

“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

“One of the huge mistakes people make is that they try to force an interest on themselves. You don’t choose your passions; your passions choose you.” – Jeff Bezos

“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

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” – Vince Lombardi

“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” – Bill Cosby

“Success is not what you have, but who you are.” – Bo Bennet

“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.” – Warren G. Tracy’s student

“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

“There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.” – Christopher Morley

“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

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

“The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake- you can’t learn anything from being perfect.” – Adam Osborne

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell

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

“Choose a job that you like, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

Motivational Entrepreneur Quotes

Sometimes, all you need through the hard times is a little motivation. Here’s a list of quotes to keep you motivated.

“If we tried to think of a good idea, we wouldn’t have been able to think of a good idea. You just have to find the solution for a problem in your own life.” – Brian Chesky, Co-founder of Airbnb

“One of the greatest skills of leadership is being unflappable. Anytime you do anything in the world; there’s going to be criticism.” – Arianna Huffington, Co-found and editor-in-chief of Huffington Post Media Group

“When you are building a startup, it’s difficult. Particularly, a startup that is expanding at the rate of Tinder. You have to give 100%, and you have to be committed. Solving the problem has to be personal or else you’re going to disintegrate.” – Sean Rad, Co-founder of Tinder, Inc.

“Success depends on employees. For me knowing and connecting with my employees is very important.” – Divine Ndhlukula, founder and managing director of DDNS Security Operations Ltd

“Selling is not a pushy, winner-takes-all, macho act. It is an empathy-led, process-driven, and knowledge-intensive discipline. Because, in the end, people buy from people.” – Subroto Bagchi, Co-founder of Mindtree

“Ignore the hype of the startups that you see in the press. Mostly, it’s a pack of lies. Half of these startups will be dead in a year. So, focus on building your business so you can be the one left standing.” – Jules Pieri, Co-founder and CEO of The Grommet

“It’s important to realize that a brand is much more than a logo and slogan. A brand is who your company is: how you function and make decisions.” – Joanna McFarland, Co-founder of HopSkipDrive

“Do not focus on numbers. Focus on doing what you do best. It’s about building a community who wants to visit your site every day because you create value and offer expertise.” – Cassey Ho, Founder of Blogilates.com

“When in doubt, bootstrap. Using your own personal resources is the easiest way to start a business. You don’t have to convince investors about the merits of your idea. You just have to convince yourself.” – Ryan Holmes, Co-founder of Hootsuite

“You have to see failure as the beginning and the middle, but never entertain it as an end.” – Jessica Herrin, founder and CEO of Stella & Dot

“Starting a company extracts so much energy and conviction that not having a clear-cut goal and meaningful mission can hamper your success. This is why, at Virta, our mission was clearly defined: reverse early type-2 diabetes in 100 million people by 2025.” – Sami Inkinen, Co-founder of Virta Health

“If you know too much before the start, then you will get overwhelmed. Come up with an original idea, and don’t copy because there will be no passion. You need that otherworldly passion. Just start.” – Jeni Britton Bauer, Founder of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

“Don’t assume that borrowing lots of money can make your startup fly. There are many things to the business other than investors, and it’s possible to succeed with your startup without breaking the bank.” – Barnaby Lashbrooke, Founder of Time Etc.

“Don’t try to do everything by yourself, but try to connect with people and resources. Having that discipline and perseverance is really important.” – Chieu Cao, Co-founder of Perkbox

“It’s necessary to find a mentor who can invest time to know your personal capabilities and business model.” – Nigel Davies, Founder of Claromentis

“Don’t get distracted. Never tell yourself that you need to be the biggest brand in the whole world. Start by working on what you need at the present moment and then what you need to do tomorrow. So, set yourself manageable targets.” – Jas Bagniewski, Co-Founder of Eve Sleep

“My advice is to focus on the importance of forging a long-term relationship, whether with colleagues, partners, or customers. It is often easy to get caught up in short-term decisions.” -Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder of Care

“If you’re starting something on your own, you better have a passion for it, because this is hard work.” – Sallie Krawcheck, Co-founder of Ellevest

“Be nicer to your customers than your competitors.” – Richard Reed, Co-Founder of Innocent Drinks

“Passion, creativity, and resilience are the most crucial skills in business. If you’ve got those, you’re ready to embark on the journey.” – Jo Malone, Founder of Jo Malone

“If you are working on a product that’s going to be consumer-facing, then feedback is invaluable. You should be out there being brave and talking to people and asking for feedback as much as possible.” – Emily Brooke, Co-founder of Blaze

“In the age of transparency, honesty, and generosity, even in the form of an apology, generate goodwill.” – Alexander Asseily, founder of Jawbone

“You have to get good at ceding control and not taking things personally. Even seasoned entrepreneurs have struggled with that. I think it’s about not taking failures personally and also not taking successes personally.” – Leila Janah, Founder of Samasource and LXMI

“No matter how many customers you have, each is an individual. The day you start thinking of them as this amorphous ‘collection’ and stop thinking of them as people is the day you start going out of business.” – Dharmesh Shah, Co-Founder of HubSpot

“Your ability to attract, evaluate, and forge strong working relationships with co-founders, early employees, and investors often mean the difference between failure and success.” – Clara Shih, Co-founder of Hearsay Systems

“Fundraising is much easier now because of crowdfunding. Take advantage of that.” – Constantin Bisanz, Founder of Aloha

“Being a woman in business doesn’t come without challenges. My advice? Surround yourself with other supportive women that encourage you, share ideas, and get you motivated.” – Jessica Alba, Founder of The Honest Company

“If you can offer a free tier that provides a lot of value, it will naturally help your product to spread much more rapidly.” – Melanie Perkins, Co-founder of Canva

“I can name dozens of failures that we had over the years. Yet, with all these failures, we still managed to build Appster into one of the largest, and best companies in our industry. So, remember every time you fail, remind yourself these words: ‘Life won’t always go my way, but I will always find a way’.” -Josiah Humphrey, Co-founder of Appster

“If you tune it so that you have zero chance of failure, you usually also have zero chance of success. The key is to look at ways for when you get to your failure checkpoint, you know to stop.” – Reid Hoffman, cofounder of LinkedIn

“Some days you’re smiling and thinking you’re going to make this thing rock. Then the next day a pipe breaks and your costs look too high. You have to learn to keep your eyes on an ultimate goal. If you lose sight of that goal, you have to get out.” – Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and CEO of Chobani

“If something is important enough, or you believe something is important enough, even if you are scared, you will keep going.” – Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX

“One of the things I tend to do is open myself up to a variety of voices. I try to expose myself to the kind of culture shock that occurs when you talk to people who speak a different language.” – Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay

“If you start thinking you are good at something, that’s often the day you stop trying to be better and open the back door for someone to come after you. That’s why we always aim higher. We never feel like we’re done.” – Drew Houston, co founder and CEO of Dropbox

“Most of us want to tell our coworkers or friends, or husbands or wives, our ideas. For what reason? We want validation. But I feel ideas are most vulnerable in their infancy. Out of love and concern, friends and family give all the reasons or objections on why [you] shouldn’t do it. I didn’t want to risk that.” – Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx

“I’m always tweaking, always trying to make it better, constantly moving the levers and dials.” – Steve Ells, founder and co-CEO of Chipotle

“It starts with not having a hangover with the way things used to be.” – Kevin Plank, founder and CEO of Under Armour

“There is something artificial when everyone is agreeing with each other. It’s useful to indulge people who don’t agree, and see their viewpoint or force yourself to explain things better.” – David Sack, founder of Yammer

“If you are not getting traction on your idea, you try a few things. You try pushing harder, cleaning up something, building up to something aggressively — but if it doesn’t get traction, then don’t bother.” – Vijay Sharma, Founder of Paytm

“It’s very important for entrepreneurs to look for people in the company who are not afraid of failures, for example, intrapreneurs. They make a business more successful by thinking like an entrepreneur – but within a company.” – Chirag Kulkarni, Founder of Taco

“If we are going to be part of the solution, we have to engage the problems.” – Majora Carter, urban revitalization strategist and broadcast producer

“[Don’t] let anyone convince you that your dream, your vision to be an entrepreneur, is something that you shouldn’t do. What often happens is that people who are well meaning, who really care for us, are afraid for us and talk us out of it.” – Cathy Hughes, entrepreneur, radio and television personality, and business executive

“Five days a week, I read my goals before I go to sleep and when I wake up. There are 10 goals around health, family and business with expiration dates, and I update them every six months.” – Daymond John, founder, president, and CEO of FUBU

“There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it, for whatever success I have attained has been the result of much hard work and many sleepless nights.” – Madam C.J. Walker, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and political and social activist

Inspirational Entrepreneur Quotes

These quotes are sure to trigger innovative ideas when you need some inspiration.

“Don’t be cocky. Don’t be flashy. There’s always someone better than you.” – Tony Hsieh, CEO Zappos

“All humans are entrepreneurs not because they should start companies but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA.” – Reid Hoffman, co-founder LinkedIn

“Don’t take too much advice. Most people who have a lot of advice to give — with a few exceptions — generalize whatever they did. Don’t over-analyze everything.  I myself have been guilty of over-thinking problems. Just build things and find out if they work.” – Ben Silbermann, founder Pinterest

“Before dreaming about the future or making plans, you need to articulate what you already have going for you – as entrepreneurs do.” – Reid Hoffman, co-founder LinkedIn

“An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.” – Roy Ash, co-founder Litton Industries

“Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as survival, but that’s exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking. Running that first shop taught me business is not financial science; it’s about trading: buying and selling” – Anita Roddick, founder The Body Shop

“But as an entrepreneur, you have to feel like you can jump out of an aeroplane because you’re confident that you’ll catch a bird flying by. It’s an act of stupidity, and most entrepreneurs go play because the bird doesn’t come by, but a few times it does.” – Reed Hastings , CEO Netflix

“Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you.” – Tony Hsieh, CEO Zappos

“Openly share and talk to people about your idea. Use their lack of interest or doubt to fuel your motivation to make it happen.” – Todd Garland, Founder BuySellAds

“Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you’re generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make.” – Donald Trump

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs, founder, chairman and CEO Apple Inc.

“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’’ wake up in the middle of the night. But it’s hugely rewarding as you’re fulfilling something for yourself.” – Niklas Zennstrom, founder Skype and Kazaa

“Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” – Sara Blakely

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

“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

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.” – Steve Jobs

“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

“Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese.” – Billie Burke

“Find the smartest people you can and surround yourself with them.” – Marissa Meyer

“One of the most important things I have learned is that businesses don’t fail, entrepreneurs give up. Now sometimes, giving up is the right decision. But usually you just need to dig in and figure out how to make things better. Remember: Every day is a new opportunity to get up and do it better than yesterday!” – Adda Birnir

“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender, it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” – Stephen Covey

“Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton (founder of Hilton Hotels)

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” – Aristotle

“Take criticism seriously, but not personally.” – Hillary Clinton

“My best advice to entrepreneurs is this: Forget about making mistakes, just do it.” – Ajaero Tony Martins

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

“Don’t look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance.” – Anne Lamott

“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.” – Janis Joplin

“There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way.” – Christopher Morley

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a room with a mosquito.” – Lisa Lieberman-Wang

“Failure is just a resting place. It is an opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” – Katharine Hepburn

“It’s not about money or connections. It’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone when it comes to your business.” – Mark Cuban

“If Plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters.” – Claire Cook

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart

“Strive for authenticity over perfection.” – Sheryl Sandberg

“What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.” – Simon Sinek

“Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“I stand up on my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.” – Robin Williams 

“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

Woman Entrepreneur Quotes

I compiled a list of quotes from inspiring women entrepreneurs about what they’ve learned about success.

Here are the perfect quotes for women that are in need of some inspirational words of wisdom from some of the most influential women in their field.

“Fearlessness is not the absence of fear. It’s the mastery of fear. It’s about getting up one more time than we fall down.” – Arianna Huffington, editor in chief of The Huffington Post

“Follow your passion — and if you don’t know what it is, realize that one reason for your existence on earth is to find it.” – Oprah Winfrey

“I want every little girl who’s been told she’s bossy to be told again she has leadership skills.” – Sheryl Sandberg, COO at Facebook

“The difference between skill and talent: A skill is something you learn. Talent is what you can’t help doing.” – Caroline Ghosen, founder and CEO of career site Levo

“Build your business success around something that you love – something that is inherently and endlessly interesting to you.” – Martha Stewart, businesswoman, writer, and television personality

“In whatever you do, you’re not going to stand out unless you think big and have ideas that are truly original. That comes from tapping into your own creativity, not obsessing over what everyone else is doing.” – Sophia Amoruso, founder of Nasty Gal

“Surround yourself with a trusted and loyal team. It makes all the difference.” – Alison Pincus, cofounder of One Kings Lane

“Life-fulfilling work is never about the money – when you feel true passion for something, you instinctively find ways to nurture it.” – Eileen Fisher, fashion designer

“I wake up every morning and think to myself, ‘How far can I push the company forward in the next 24 hours'” – Leah Busque, founder and CEO of TaskRabbit

“Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as a survival, but that’s exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking. Running that first shop taught me business is not financial science; it’s about trading: buying and selling.” – Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop

“Knowing that things could be worse should not stop us from trying to make them better.” – Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook CEO, Author

“Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. And, when you stumble, keep faith. And, when you’re knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can’t or shouldn’t go on.” – Hillary Clinton, Presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee

“Life-fulfilling work is never about the money- when you feel true passion for something you instinctively find ways to nurture it.” – Eileen Fisher, Clothing designer and founder of Eileen Fisher Inc.

“Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist – while you guys were busy arguing about the glass of wine, I drank it! Sincerely, the opportunist!” – Lori Greiner, Inventor, Entrepreneur and Television Personality

“I have never worked a day in my life without selling. If I believe in something, I sell it and I sell it hard.” – Estee Lauder, Co-Founder of Estee Lauder Companies

“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” – Anne Sweeney, Co-Chair of Disney Media Networks

“I work really hard at trying to see the big picture and not getting stuck in ego. I believe we’re all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have a different purpose… When you connect with that love and that compassion, that’s when everything unfolds.” – Ellen DeGeneres, Comedienne

“You never lose in business, either you win or you learn.” – Melinda Emerson, the “SmallBizLady”

“My husband always tell me that I’m the most unrelenting person he’s ever met, and it’s true. If I make a commitment to something I will stick to it no matter what.” – Jenny Craig

“When my company started really growing, I didn’t have any help in my house at all. I had the upkeep of my daily life, I had a one year old and a three year old, and I had my house. So I had to prioritize.” – Julie Aigner Clark

“If you push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking risk, really amazing things can happen.” – Marissa Mayer

“I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.” – Virginia Rometty

“The comfort zone is a nice place, but nothing grows there. Take the leap today and start your business!” – Caroline Cummings

Business Entrepreneur Quotes

I compiled some of the best business quotes to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs.

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success achieved.” – Helen Keller

“The first one gets the oyster, the second gets the shell.” – Andrew Carnegie

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

 “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right!” – Henry Ford

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

“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

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison

“Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.” – Babe Ruth

“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon

“The only way around is through.” – Robert Frost

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin

“There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them.” – Seth Godin

“I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.” – G.K. Chesterton

Chesterton, Writer

“I don’t know the word ‘quit.’ Either I never did, or I have abolished it.” – Susan Butcher

“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” – Steve Jobs

“Almost everything worthwhile carries with it some sort of risk, whether it’s starting a new business, whether it’s leaving home, whether it’s getting married, or whether it’s flying into space.” – Chris Hadfield

“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rodgers

“The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.” – Barack Obama

“Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.” – William Durant

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

“Play by the rules, but be ferocious.” – Phil Knight

“Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson

“Every problem is a gift—without problems we would not grow.” – Anthony Robbins

“You only have to do a few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.” – Warren Buffett

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau

“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, NBA Hall of Famer

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” – Aristotle, philosopher

“If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.” – Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s

“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, aviation pioneer

“If you live for weekends or vacations, your shit is broken.” – Gary Vaynerchuk, entrepreneur

“Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” – Peter F. Drucker, author

“Winners never quit and quitters never win.” – Vince Lombardi, football player

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein, physicist

“Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” – Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks

“The hardest part about being an entrepreneur is that you’ll fail ten times for every success.” – Adam Horwitz, creator of Mobile Monopoly

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple

“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, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer

“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 the course along the way.” -Timothy Ferriss, author

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” – Beverly Sills, opera singer

“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, Jr., humanitarian and Civil Rights leader

“Dream big. Start small. But most of all, start.” – Simon Sinek, motivational speaker

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison, inventor

“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, Chairman of AXS TV

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve”. – Napoleon Hill, author

“Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small.” – Timothy Ferriss

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney, co-founder of the Walt Disney Company

“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn, motivational speaker

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin, writer

“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, writer and philosopher

“Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice.” – Peter Drucker, author

“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus, explorer

“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 directions that others haven’t.” – Tory Burch, fashion designer

“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.” – Simon Sinek, motivational speaker

“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group

“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, politician and businessman

“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, founder of Skype

“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, entrepreneur

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter F. Drucker, author

“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 other’s 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, co-founder and CEO of Apple

“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, entrepreneur

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein, physicist

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister

“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” – Bill Cosby, actor

“What is not started will never get finished.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer

“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, co-founder of AOL

“A hard thing is done by figuring out how to start.” – Rand Fishkin, founder of Moz

“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

“Done is better than perfect.” – Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook

“Any time is a good time to start a company.” – Ron Conway, startup investor

“The longer you’re not taking action the more money you’re losing.” – Carrie Wilkerson, keynote speaker

“Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.” – Napoleon Hill, author

“Have the end in mind and every day make sure you are working towards it.” – Ryan Allis, CEO at Hive

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” – Derek Bok, lawyer and educator

“Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” – Booker T. Washington, educator, author and advisor

“If you are going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister

“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, social reformer

“You can’t fall if you don’t climb. But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground.”

“Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy.” – Jimmy Spithill, yachtsman

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey, author and speaker

“Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” – Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States

“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair, real-estate developer

“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, founder of Facebook

“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, founder of Make A Stand

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou, poet and civil rights activist

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray, businessman and investor

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand, novelist

“I think I was very naïve early on, but that also meant I didn’t know what couldn’t be done.” – Matt Mickiewicz, founder of Flippa and 99 Designs

“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, writer and speaker

“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, British Prime Minister

“One of the huge mistakes people make is that they try to force an interest on themselves. You don’t choose your passions; your passions choose you.” – Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon

“Every single person I know who is successful at what they do is successful because they love doing it.” – Joe Penna, filmmaker

Entrepreneur Quotes for Success

As an entrepreneur, you will be faced with a lot of challenges and obstacles in your business but it’s how you choose to face them that matters. Here’s a collection of quotes that will inspire you to push hard towards the path of success.

“My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long university education that I never had — every day I’m learning something new.” – Richard Branson

“Genius is 1 percent inspiration, and 99 percent perspiration.” – Thomas Edison

“Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Fear is the disease. Hustle is the antidote.” – Travis Kalanick

“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” – Sheryl Sandberg

“Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” – Biz Stone

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” – Bill Gates

“Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” – Gloria Steinem

“The question I ask myself almost every day is, ‘Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?’” – Mark Zuckerberg

“You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame.” – Erica Jong

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

“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

“Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” – John Maxwell

“It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower.” – Paul Graham

“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth

“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray

“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” – Henry Ford

“The entrepreneur is essentially a visualizer and actualizer. He can visualize something, and when he visualizes it he sees exactly how to make it happen.” – Robert L. Schwartz

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs

“What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” – Bob Dylan

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

Famous Entrepreneur Quotes

The following is a list of inspirational quotes from some of our greatest predecessors because sometimes all we need as entrepreneurs is a little push to keep fighting.

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” -Steve Jobs

“It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.” -Henry Ford

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” – Bill Gates

“What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.” – Donald Trump

“A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.” – Charles Schwab

“The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.” – Andrew Carnegie

“Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.” – John D. Rockefeller

“The only thing worse than a bad investment is a bad investment made with borrowed money.” – David Chilton

“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” – Coco Chanel

“You don’t have to be a genius or a visionary or even a college graduate to be successful. You just need a framework and a dream.” – Michael Dell

“Do the impossible, because almost everyone has told me my ideas are merely fantasies.” – Howard Hughes

“Solving big problems is easier than solving little problems.” – Sergey Brin

“Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.” – Mark Zuckerberg

“My goal is to simplify complexity. I just want to build stuff that really simplifies our base human interaction.” – Jack Dorsey

“Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see farther.” – J.P. Morgan

Black Entrepreneur Quotes

Here are compelling quotes from the African American community who have attained success.

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey

“I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.” – Madam C.J. Walker

“Belief in oneself and knowing who you are, I mean, that’s the foundation for everything great.” – Jay-Z

“Many people don’t focus enough on execution. If you make a commitment to get something done, you need to follow through on that commitment.” – Kenneth Chenault

“If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.” – Beyonce Knowles

“If you wake up deciding what you want to give versus what you’re going to get, you become a more successful person. In other words, if you want to make money, you have to help someone else make money.” – Russell Simmons

“People from all walks of life and all over the world look at me and know my humble beginnings and know that everything I’ve done has been through hard work. People respect me as a marketer and brand builder.” – Sean Combs

“I want to stop transforming and just start being.” – Ursula Burns

“I built a conglomerate and emerged the richest black man in the world in 2008 but it didn’t happen overnight. It took me 30 years to get to where I am today. Youths of today aspire to be like me but they want to achieve it overnight. It’s not going to work. To build a successful business, you must start small and dream big. In the journey of entrepreneurship, tenacity of purpose is supreme.” – Aliko Dangote

“History has always been a series of pendulum swings, but the individual doesn’t have to get caught in that.” – Robert L. Johnson

Funny Entrepreneur Quotes

Brighten up your challenging day with these funny motivational quotes for entrepreneurs.

“When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard’, I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’” – Sydney Harris

“I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.” – Benjamin Franklin

“I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches.” – Alice Roosevelt Longworth

“By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.” – Robert Frost

“Age is of no importance unless you’re a cheese.” – Billie Burke

“Follow your passion, stay true to yourself, never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path then by all means you should follow that.” – Ellen DeGeneres

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

“It could be that your purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.” – Ashleigh Brilliant

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” – Marilyn Monroe

“If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving definitely isn’t for you.” – Steven Wright

“The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs, one step at a time.” – Joe Girard

“I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.” – Lily Tomlin

“Work until your bank account looks like a phone number.”

“Bad decisions make good stories.” – Ellis Vidler

“Think like a proton. Always positive.”

“Optimist: someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s more like a cha-cha.” – Robert Brault

“I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade… And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.” – Ron White

Positive Entrepreneur Quotes

Most of us just need a dose of inspiration to keep us motivated towards our goals.

“Your words control your life, your progress, your results, even your mental and physical health. You cannot talk like a failure and expect to be successful.” – Germany Kent

“When the vision is clear, the results will appear. Keep your mindset positive as you work your plan, flourish, and always remember why you started.” – Germany Kent

“The only way to get to where you want to go is to ruthlessly evaluate your where you are now. The key here is that your biggest obstacle in life is always yourself—not external factors.” – Isaiah Hankel, Black Hole Focus: How Intelligent People Can Create a Powerful Purpose for Their Lives

“Recognizing your own progress is a huge part of feeling motivated to do more. Your brain is a great tool for your success. It is hard at work and automating the new things you are doing even when you are taking a break.” – Prince Akwarandu

“If You Want To Reach An Agreement, Move From a Competitive Mindset to A Cooperative One” – Ludovic Tendron, The Master Key: Unlock Your Influence & Succeed in Negotiation

“If anybody tells you there is a rule, break it. That’s the only thing that moves things forward” – Hans Zimmer.

“The origin of innovation and entrepreneurship is a creative mindset” – Michael Harris PhD

Life of an Entrepreneur Quotes

A typical day in the life of an entrepreneur might include sales calls, press interviews, client meetings, and all other things. Below are some quotes from famous entrepreneurs that will give inspiration to many of us.

“As an entrepreneur, you never stop learning.” – Daymond John

“The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.” – Peter Drucker

“I have had some great successes and great failures. I think every entrepreneur has. I try to learn from all of them.” – Kevin O’Leary

“Anybody who is an entrepreneur is a person who essentially has impaired judgment. The odds of success are zilch.” – Tom Peters

“I’ve always defined myself not as a cartoonist, but as an entrepreneur. That was true before I tried cartooning. I always imagined cartooning would be how I got my seed capital. I always thought my other businesses would be the less dominant part of my life.” – Scott Adams

“As an entrepreneur, as an investor, I’m trying to be as educated as I can to where the progression of technological capability is going and what it does to these different categories that, me as an artist and an influencer, I can get involved and bring value.” – Nipsey Hussle

“As an entrepreneur, I have been known for taking risks throughout my career, but leaving the European Union is not one of the risks I would want the U.K. to take – not as an investor, not as a father, and not as a grandfather. I am deeply concerned about the impact of leaving.” – Richard Branson

For a successful entrepreneur it can mean extreme wealth. But with extreme wealth comes extreme responsibility. And the responsibility for me is to invest in creating new businesses, create jobs, employ people, and to put money aside to tackle issues where we can make a difference.” – Richard Branson

“An entrepreneur must deal with more uncertainty than a professional with a well-defined role.” – Peter Thiel

“The thing most people don’t pick up when they become an entrepreneur is that it never ends. It’s 24/7.” – Robert Kiyosaki

“I think if you’re an entrepreneur, you’ve got to dream big and then dream bigger.” – Howard Schultz

Mom Entrepreneur Quotes

Being an entrepreneur mom is hard. So if you’re feeling weary or just need a boost of motivation, check these mompreneur quotes below that might inspire you.

“It’s important that we share our experiences with other people. Your story will heal somebody else. When you tell your story, you free yourself and give other people permission to acknowledge their own story.” – Iyanla Vanzant

“It’s important to be willing to make mistakes. The worst thing that can happen is you become memorable.” – Sara Blakely

“Don’t get too busy building your business that you forget to spend quality time with your kids. “They way your kids spell love is T-I-M-E.” – Kerwin Rae

The way to take action is to believe in yourself before you achieve results. It is your belief that will create results, not the other way around.

“The true measure of a woman is in how much it takes to discourage her.” – Brooke Castillo

“Where there is no struggle, there is no strength” – Oprah Winfrey

“Never limit yourself. You can be a mom and pursue your dreams simultaneously.”

“I think every working mom probably feels the same thing. You go through big chunks of time where you’re thinking, “this is impossible – oh, this is impossible.” And then you just keep going and keep going and sort of do the impossible.” – Tina Fey

 “I think if you love what you do, and the choice you’ve made in your life, somehow that drives you forward to enjoy it all. Even in the chaos, exhaustion of it, and even when it seems out of balance.” – Angelina Jolie

 “There will be a few times in your life when all your instincts tell you to do something, something that defies logic, upsets your plans and may seem crazy to others. When that happens, you do it. Listen to your instincts and ignore everything else. Ignore logic, ignore the odds, ignore the complications and just go for it.” – Judith McNaught

NO ONE will ever care about your dreams more than you! If there’s a fire burning deep inside you whispering “go for it”, “do it” and it overwhelms your thoughts… momma, take the risk.

Social Entrepreneur Quotes

Here are some entrepreneur quotes that will inspire you to create an impact while leading well.

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” – Pericles

“It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.” – Ernest Hemingway

“If you don’t stick to your values when they are being tested, they’re not values: they’re hobbies.” – Jon Stewart

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Helping, fixing and serving represent three different ways of seeing life. When you help, you see life as weak. When you fix, you see life as broken. When you serve, you see life as whole. Fixing and helping may be the work of the ego, and service the work of the soul.” – Rachel Naomi Remen

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“Be somebody who make everybody feel like a somebody.” – Robby Novak

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Top Young Entrepreneur Quotes

Here are inspirational quotes from the youngest and brightest entrepreneurs and what they think of success.

“I think one of the things we did that was important was that we worked really hard to identify the right problem before identifying the solution. … If you find a problem that people talk about emotionally as a serious problem in their lives … you can take that leap to developing the solution.” – Liam Don, co-founder of ClassDojo

“Attend as many events as possible and do your research beforehand. Knowing who you’ll be meeting with and understanding how they may be able to help you is vital. With preparation, you are instantly set up for a productive and efficient conversation once you’re face-to-face.” – Kegan Schouwenburg, founder of Sols 

“Your team needs to be accountable without throwing one another under the bus. Reward those who both acknowledge their own slip-ups and offer solutions to fix them. Some of the best learning can come after mistakes are identified and ultimately lead to a better product/process in the end.” – Al Goldstein, CEO of Avant

“Reaching out to the right people and getting connected to influential and intelligent people has helped us do more than we ever could have done alone.” – Alex White, co-founder of Next Big Sound

“Don’t let someone else’s vision of success force you to stray from the path you worked to be on. Carve your own path and you’ll always be heading in the right direction.” -Michelle Phan, co-founder of Ipsy.

“You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” I’d encourage female entrepreneurs to find people that they admire and spend lots of time with those people that are more successful than they are and smarter than they are, because those are the people I’ve learned the most from.” – Nanxi Liu, CEO of Enplug

“Don’t wait until you have all the answers because you will never have all the answers.” – Zoe Barry, founder of ZappRx

“Be ready to work! Business is not simply built on innovation — we’ve had a great idea in a great industry that’s required quite a bit of “perspiration” and late nights to achieve.” – Adam Lyonz, founder of The Zebra

“As you start working on your company, you start working on yourself. Because this company is a reflection of who you are, and every single one of your insecurities are somehow going to be challenged; they are somehow going to bubble up to the surface. And you are going to have to defeat them in real time, in order to be successful at what you’re building.” – Anda Gansca, founder of Knotch

“Just be yourself. Work hard, and do something you love. Focus: do less, but do it better. And give back when you can.” – Jordan Fliegel, Founder of CoachUp

“One of the things I preach a lot about is getting in early. This means be opportunistic with things when you see something new coming onto the scene, or when you can sense that a trend is on the rise.” – Jesse Tevelow, co-founder of PlayQ

“Don’t try to count everything. Concentrate on bottom-line numbers. Collect lots of data. Feel free to change.” – Douglas Hanna, founder of Help.com

“Choose the people you work with carefully; they are more important than what you do!” – Jonathan Neman, co-founder of Sweetgreen

“Find an incredible co-founder. I think both of us have found that we do better work together than we ever could alone.” Noah Ready-Campbell, CEO of Twice  

Entrepreneur Quotes FAQs

What are some great inspiring entrepreneur quotes?

Inspirational quotes from some of the greatest entrepreneurs .

“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” – William Faulkner

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” – Og Mandino

“Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.” – William Shakespeare

“You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan

“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

“Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.” – Dorothy Height

“Big dreams create the magic that stir men’s souls to greatness.” – Bill McCartney

“If we cannot see the possibility of greatness, how can we dream it?” – Lee Strasberg

“You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.” – Zig Ziglar

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

“The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it’s a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free.” – Charles R. Swindoll

“No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history.” – William Hazlitt

What are some great female entrepreneur quotes?

Quotes from some of the best female entrepreneurs.

Do what you love, and success will follow. Passion is the fuel behind a successful career.” – Meg Whitman, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

“Build something you’re passionate about. As an entrepreneur, you have to have the passion and drive to stay the course.” – Alexandra Chong, CEO and founder of Lulu

“Comfort zone is a nice place, but nothing grows there. Take the leap today and start your business!” – Caroline Cummings, CEO and founder of Varo Ventures

“I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.” – Virginia Rometty, CEO of IBM

“Our emerging workforce is not interested in command and control leadership. They don’t want to do things because I said so, they want to do things because they want to do them.” – Irene B. Rosenfeld, Mondelez International, Inc.

“We need to start work with the idea that we’re going to learn every day. I learn, even at my position, every single day.” – Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director, and CEO, ICICI Bank

“If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.” – Marissa Mayer, Former President and CEO of Yahoo!

“No matter how senior you get in an organization, no matter how well you’re perceived to be doing, your job is never done.” – Abigail Johnson, President, and CEO, Fidelity Investments

“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” – Audre Lorde

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

 “People don’t take opportunities because the timing is bad, the financial side unsecure. Too many people are overanalyzing. Sometimes you just have to go for it.” – Michelle Zatlyn, Co-founder of CloudFlare

.“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

“Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as a survival, but that’s exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking. Running that first shop taught me business is not financial science; it’s about trading: buying and selling.” – Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop

“Next time, ask: what’s the worst that will happen? Then push yourself a little further than you dare. Once you start to speak, people will yell at you. They will interrupt you, put you down and suggest it’s personal. And the world won’t end … And the speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had. And you will lose some friends and lovers, and realize you don’t miss them. And new ones will find you and cherish you … And at last you’ll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.” – Audre Lorde

What are some great entrepreneur quotes for women?

Quotes for women entrepreneurs which inspires success!

“An important attribute of success is to be yourself. Never hide what makes you, you.” – Indra Nooyi, CEO, PepsiCo

“Don’t just stand for the success of other women – insist on it.” – Gail Blanke, President, and CEO, Lifedesigns

“If one girl with courage is a revolution, imagine what feats we can achieve together.” – Queen Rania of Jordan

What are some short entrepreneur quotes?

Short entrepreneur quotes for your inspiration.

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” – Woody Allen

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

“We rise by lifting others.” – Robert G. Ingersoll

“Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

“As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.” – Donald Trump

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill

“To win without risk is to triumph without glory.” – Corneille

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

“What is not started will never get finished” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“When you cease to dream you cease to live.” – Malcolm Forbes

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” – Bill Gates

“As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.” – Donald Trump

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Sally Berger

“It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.” – Steve Jobs

“Remember why you started.” – Anonymous

“Screw it, let’s do it.” – Richard Branson

“Go Big, or Go Home.” – Eliza Dushku, actress

“Everything started as nothing.” – Ben Weissenstein, entrepreneur

What are some good morning entrepreneur quotes?

Quotes to help you get up in the morning and be productive.

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“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

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart

“Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” – Chris Grosser

“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” – Oscar Wilde

“Being motivated costs you nothing, but can get you everything.” – Murray Newlands

“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” – Florence Nightingale

“Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” – W. Clement Stone

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” – Beverly Sills

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” – Robert Collier

What are some girl entrepreneur quotes?

Quotes to inspire the younger generation of entrepreneurs.

“My best successes came on the heels of failures,” – Barbara Corcoran

“I wake up every morning and think to myself, ‘How far can I push the company forward in the next 24 hours.” – Leah Busque, CEO, and founder of TaskRabbit

“With kids, they don’t do what you want them to do when you want them to do it. Organizations don’t necessarily, either. You’ve got to listen. You’ve got to learn how to influence.” – Ellen J. Kullman, formerly Chair and Chief Executive Officer of DuPont.

“To love what you do and feel like it matters, how could anything be more fun?” – Katherine Graham, former CEO of The Washington Post

“I realized that if I was willing to step up and be in the spotlight, I’d be able to make everyone else around me much more powerful as well.” – Alaina Percival, CEO of Women Who Code

“Our theory is, if you need the user to tell you what you’re selling, then you don’t know what you’re selling, and it’s probably not going to be a good experience.” – Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company.

“Lean in, speak out, have a voice in your organization, and never use the word, ‘sorry.’” – Trish Bertuzzi, CEO of The Bridge Group

What are some powerful entrepreneur quotes?

Powerful quotes to inspire you to always aim for success.

“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” – Wilma Rudolph

“To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.” – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.” – Edmund Hillary

“Mediocrity will never do. You are capable of something better.” —Gordon B. Hinckley

What are some Steve Jobs entrepreneur quotes?

Be inspired by some of the best Steve Jobs quotes about entrepreneurship.

“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.” – Steve Jobs, co-founder Apple

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs, co-founder Apple

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs, co-founder Apple

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs, co-founder Apple

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs, co-founder Apple

I’m as proud of many of the things we haven’t done as the things we have done. Innovation is saying no to a thousand things.” – Steve Jobs, co-founder Apple 

“Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.” – Steve Jobs, co-founder Apple

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” – Steve Jobs, co-founder Apple

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