Motivational Quotes For Entrepreneurs

Need some inspiration for your business?

Whether you are a startup or seasoned vet, we have compiled over 1000 of the best inspirational and motivational quotes for entrepreneurs.

As a business owner, you know that the most important tool you have is your mind because without it, you cannot solve problems or make good decisions.

Each day you will be faced with a set of challenges and obstacles and how you choose to face them will not only determine the future of your business, but your character as well.

Only 50% of all new businesses will make it to their fifth year.

Do you want to be one of them?

This is why we have compiled a list of entrepreneur quotes for success.

Use this page as your daily meditation when you start the day and your mind will be primed for success.

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“One day you will wake up and there won’t be any time to do the things you’ve always wanted to do. Do it now.” – Paulo Coelho

“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.”

“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

“I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that. But I would regret not trying.” – Jeff Bezos

“At first they’ll ask you why your’e doing it. Later they’ll ask how you did it.”

“A person who sees a problem is a human being; a person who finds a solution is visionary; and the person who goes out and does something about it is an entrepreneur.” – Naveen Jain

“If something stands in your way between you and your success, move it. Never be denied.” – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” – Elon Musk

“We are never in lack of money. We lack people with dreams who can die for those dreams.” – Jack Ma

“Success is what happens after you have survived all of your disappointments.”

“Trust the timing of your life.”

“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

“From my very first day as an entrepreneur, I’ve felt the only mission worth pursuing in business is to make people’s lives better.” Richard Branson

“It takes twenty years to build a reputation. And five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffet

“Failure is not falling down but refusing to not get back up.” – Chinese Proverb

“In every success story, you will find someone who made a courageous decision.”

“Be so good they can’t ignore you.” -Steve Martin

“When it gets difficult is often right before you succeed.”

“I would say, as an entrepreneur everything you do – every action you take in product development, in marketing, every conversation you have, everything you do – is an experiment. If you can conceptualize your work not as building features, not as launching campaigns, but as running experiments, you can get radically more done with less effort.” –
Eric Ries

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

“The very best thing you can do for the whole world is to make the best of yourself.”

“Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week for someone else.” – Lori Greiner

“All things equal, people will do business with, and refer business to, people they know trust and like.” – Bob Burg

“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

“The art of delegation is one of the key skills any entrepreneur must master.” Richard Branson

“Successful people build each other up. They inspire, motivate, and push each other. Unsuccessful people just hate, blame, and complain.”

“Almost every successful person begins their journey with two core beliefs: the future can be better than the present, and I have the power to make it so.”

“Stay positive. Work hard. Make it happen.”

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

“We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.” -Jeff Bezos

“I just love it when people say I can’t do it, there’s nothing that makes me feel better because all of my life, people have said that I wasn’t going to make it.” – Ted Turner

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again. Except this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” – Martin Luther King

“I’d rather hustle 24/7 than slave 9 to 5”

“Being an entrepreneur means the ability to think out of the box by putting away our fear of any risk, including financial.” Ciputra

“There are a lot of things that go into creating success. I don’t like to do just the things I like to do. I like to do things that cause the company to succeed. I don’t spend a lot of time doing my favorite activities.” -Michael Dell

“Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in life. It’s about what you inspire others to do.”

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to just try one more time.” – Thomas Edison

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

“Hustle until your haters ask if you are hiring.” – Steve Maraboli

“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

“Sometimes you need to burn bridges to stop yourself from crossing them again.”

“The things you regret most in life are the risks you didn’t take.”

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

If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you can’t do it, say yes and learn to do it later. – Richard Branson

Failure is not the opposite of success. Its part of success.

Goals may give focus, but dreams give power. – John Maxwell

Ideas are shit. Execution is the game. – Gary Vaynerchuk

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

“Everyone has an idea, but it’s really about executing the idea and attracting other people to help you with the idea.” -Jack Dorsey

An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it. – Roy Ash

Successful people have fear.
Successful people have doubts.
Successful people have worries.
They just don’t let these feelings stop them.
– T Harv Ecker

Focus on being productive instead of busy. – Tim Ferris

Don’t wait for opportunity. Create it.

Get big quietly, so you don’t tip off potential competitors. — Chris Dixon

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

An entrepreneur isn’t someone who owns a business. It’s someone who makes things happen. – Tim Ferris

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. -Tony Robbins

Price is what you pay. Value is what you get. – Warren Buffet

Stop selling. Start helping. – Zig Ziglar

I think, as an entrepreneur, you have to see the unlimited amount of potential but concentrate on your day and just keep building. Jon Oringer

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

Your reputation is more important than your paycheck, and your integrity is worth more than your career. — Ryan Freitas

Bill Gates (and his successor at Microsoft, Ray Ozzie) are famous for taking annual reading vacations. During the year they deliberately cultivate a stack of reading material—much of it unrelated to their day-to-day focus at Microsoft—and then they take off for a week or two and do a deep dive into the words they’ve stockpiled. By compressing their intake into a matter of days, they give new ideas additional opportunities to network among themselves, for the simple reason that it’s easier to remember something that you read yesterday than it is to remember something you read six months ago. ― Steven Johnson


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