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70 Entrepreneur Quotes from Entrepreneurs to Motivate you

Ambition, a strong work ethic, drive, and inspiration are essential for success.

Entrepreneurs should cling tenaciously to their vision for their company; having a few sayings or mantras that inspire you to work harder to attain maximum growth will provide business owners with the support they need to flourish.

Great business leaders speak with conviction, displaying the methods they have employed to motivate themselves.

70 Inspiring Entrepreneur Quotes

Having successful role models to aspire to can help you maintain focus and steer clear of their pitfalls. Every entrepreneur and small business owner needs a little encouragement now and then, so we’ve gathered 70 quotes from successful entrepreneurs to give you the drive to pursue success.

20 Inspirational Entrepreneur Quotes

1. “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

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

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    3. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”
    Bill Gates, founder, and CEO of Microsoft

    4. “Your positive actions combined with positive thinking results in success.”– Shiv Khera

    5. “Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that count.”– Winston Churchill

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

    7. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from unsuccessful ones is perseverance.” – Steve Jobs

    8. “Your best teacher is your last mistake.” – Ralph Nader

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

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    10. “We are really competing against ourselves, we have no control over how other people perform.” – Pete Cashmore, founder, and CEO of Mashable

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

    12. “The greatest mistake a person can ever make is to be afraid of making one.”

    13. “Failure is not an option here. If things are not failing, you’re not innovating.” – Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla

    14. “Never let success get to your head and never let failure get to your heart.”– Drake

    15. “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.”– Lucie Ball

    16. “More is lost by indecision than wrong decision.” – Markus Cicero

    17. “I’ve learned that mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success.”– Jack Welch, chairman and CEO of General Electric

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    18. “You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe.”– Leymah Gbowee

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

    20. “Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.”
    Napoleon Hill

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    21. “I believe success is achieved by ordinary people with extraordinary determination.”

    22. “You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.”– Tina Fey

    23. “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt

    24. “If it makes you nervous, you’re doing it right.”

    25. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Hellen Keller

    26. “If you are really determined to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”

    27. “The only one who can tell you “you can’t win” is you and you don’t have to listen.”– Jessica Ennis

    28. “I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” – Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla

    29. “Live out of your imagination, not your history.”– Stephen Covey

    30. “Obstacles are those frightful objects you see when you take your eyes off the goal.”– Henry Ford

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    31. “Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

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

    33. “Resilience is when you address uncertainty with flexibility.”

    34. “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.

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

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    36. “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

    37. “I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” — Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon

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    38. “I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars — I look for 1-foot bars that I can step over.” – Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

    39. “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t — you’re right.” – Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motor Company

    40. “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” – Scott Belsky, co-founder of Behance

    41. “Great companies start because the founders want to change the world, not make a fast buck” – Guy Kawasaki

    42. “Don’t be afraid to assert yourself, have confidence in your abilities, and don’t let the bastards get you down.” – Michael Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg L.P.

    43. “Ambition is the first step to success; the second step is action.”

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

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    45. “Starting and running a business is as much about the innovation, drive, and determination of the people who do it, as it is about the product that they sell.”– Elon Musk

    46. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs

    47. “All our dreams will come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” let the bastards get you down.”– Walt Disney

    48. “Innovation is where imagination meets ambition.”

    49. “I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate.”– Jeff Bezos

    50. “Show me a person who never made a mistake, and I will show you a person who never did anything.” – William Rosenberg, founder of Dunkin’ Donuts

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    51. “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

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    52. “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

    53. “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

    54. “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

    55. 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

    56. “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

    57. “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

    58. “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 CanvaQuote

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    59. “Remain self-funded as long as possible.” — Garrett Camp, Co-founder of Uber, StumbleUpon, and Expa

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

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    61. “Sometimes, it doesn’t hurt to ask. I have been in the news many times just by calling on the news channel and asking them about featuring my business.” — Lori Cheek, Founder of Cheekd

    62. “Start as small as you can. When I started SkinnyMe Tea, I had $24 in the bank, and I was entirely self-funded. If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product; you’ve launched too late.” — Gretta Rose van Riel, Founder of Hey Influencers

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

    64. “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

    65. “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

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    66. “Only the paranoid survive.” — Andy Grove, former CEO of Intel

    67. “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

    68. “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

    69. “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.

    70. “Don’t let others convince you that the idea is good when your gut tells you it’s bad.” — Kevin Rose, co-founded Digg

    To Conclude

    Inspirational quotes can encourage you to work hard and be innovative which are both key tools for success. Owning and operating your own business is very challenging and can wear a person down quickly, to achieve success you must be focused, and above all, you must believe in yourself. We hope these 70 Entrepreneur Quotes have helped you in motivating you to achieve your goals.

    Gauri Singh Thakur
    Gauri Singh Thakur

    Hello Readers, I'm Gauri, graduated from Delhi University and have 3 years of experience as proficient content writer. I appreciate writing articles that help readers become better individuals.

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