99 Inspirational & Motivational Quotes On Entrepreneurship

99 Inspirational & Motivational Quotes On Entrepreneurship

Inspirational Quotes & Motivational Quotes for Entrepreneurs

Are you an Entrepreneur? If so I’ve mined the Internet for Best Quotes on Entrepreneurship to inspire and motivate you. I’m sharing 99 of them which I liked the most. Please feel free to leave your valuable comments below and let me know what do you feel about the same!

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Famous Quotes on Entrepreneurship

  1. I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. – Thomas Edison
  2. The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. – Vidal Sassoon
  3. Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming. – Richard Branson
  4. Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. – Jim Rohn
  5. An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it. – Roy Ash
  6. The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake – you can’t learn anything from being perfect. – Adam Osborne
  7. A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. – John C. Maxwell
  8. Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves. - E. Joseph Cossman
  9. Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. – Albert Einstein
  10. You can’t ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new. – Steve Jobs
  11. Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory. – Fortune Cookie
  12. Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. – Maya Angelou
  13. The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said. – Peter F. Drucker
  14. If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough. – Mario Andretti
  15. If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it’s moving you away from your goals. – Brian Tracy
  16. The entrepreneur builds an enterprise; the technician builds a job. – Michael Gerber
  17. As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big. – Donald Trump
  18. Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up. – Thomas J. Watson
  19. The link between my experience as an entrepreneur and that of a politician is all in one word: freedom. – Silvio Berlusconi
  20. Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill
  21. A man’s worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions. – Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
  22. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. – Napoleon Hill
  23. I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. – Bill Cosby
  24. In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. – Bill Cosby
  25. Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it. – W. Clement Stone
  26. Success is not in what you have, but who you are. – Bo Bennet
  27. Failure is not about insecurity. It’s about lack of execution. – Jeffrey Gitomer
  28. Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. – Henry Ford
  29. Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness. -  Napoleon Hill
  30. Regardless of who you are or what you have been, you can be what you want to be. – W. Clement Stone
  31. Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised and easier than you said. – Jim Rohn
  32. Try not to be a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. – Albert Einstein
  33. The best way to predict the future is to create it. – Peter Drucker
  34. You can do anything you wish to do, have anything you wish to have, be anything you wish to be. – Robert Collier
  35. A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. – John C. Maxwell
  36. For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth. – Bo Bennett
  37. Entrepreneurship is the last refuge of the trouble making individual. – Natalie Clifford Barney
  38. Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill
  39. I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night. – Henry Ford
  40. You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win. – Zig Ziglar
  41. Every choice you make has an end result. – Zig Ziglar
  42. Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. – Jim Rohn
  43. Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often. – Mark Twain
  44. Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are asking, What’s in it for me? – Brian Tracy
  45. A goal is a dream with a deadline. – Napoleon Hill
  46. Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice. – Peter Drucker
  47. Tell the world what you intend to do, but first show it. – Napoleon Hill
  48. The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. – Ralph Nader
  49. Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know. – Jim Rohn
  50. Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic. – Dale Carnegie

  51. All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea. – Napoleon Hill
  52. Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit. – Napoleon Hill
  53. The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. – Confucius
  54. One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. – Andre Gide
  55. Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it. - Jim Rohn
  56. If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got! – Alan Scott
  57. Vision without action is daydreaming and action without vision is a nightmare. – Anon
  58. Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. – Dale Carnegie
  59. Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. – Benjamin Franklin
  60. If you want to reach a goal, you must ‘see the reaching’ in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal. – Zig Ziglar
  61. The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch. – Jim Rohn
  62. An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  63. There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way. – Christopher Morley
  64. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney
  65. I’d say it’s been my biggest problem all my life.. it’s money. It takes a lot of money to make these dreams come true. – Walt Disney
  66. Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything. – W. Clement Stone
  67. Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together. – Napoleon Hill
  68. Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process. – Jim Rohn
  69. Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. – Bill Gates
  70. If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful. – Jeff Bezos
  71. Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless. – Tim Blixseth
  72. I’ve always worked very, very hard, and the harder I worked, the luckier I got. - Alan Bond
  73. Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you. – Mark Cuban
  74. Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone. – Thomas Carlyle
  75. You won’t get anything unless you have the vision to imagine it. – John Lennon
  76. Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea. – Jim Rohn
  77. If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough. – Mario Andretti
  78. If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share. – W. Clement Stone
  79. Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success – Henry Ford
  80. Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have – Zig Ziglar
  81. The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same. – Colin R. Davis
  82. Success is how high you bounce after you hit bottom. – General George Patton
  83. If you are going to ask yourself life-changing questions, be sure to do something with the answers. – Bo Bennett
  84. In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create. – David Ogilvy
  85. Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will. – Zig Ziglar
  86. In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm. In the real world all rests on perseverance. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  87. Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. – Cicero
  88. Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together. – Napoleon Hill
  89. The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. – Benjamin Disraeli
  90. Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. – Marion C. Garretty
  91. I’ve learned that mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success. – Jack Welch
  92. You take on the responsibility for making your dream a reality. – Les Brown
  93. I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. – Michael Jordan
  94. Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be. – Jack Welch
  95. If you don’t have a competitive advantage, don’t compete. – Jack Welch
  96. As a rule, we find what we look for; we achieve what we get ready for. – James Cash Penney
  97. Money won’t make you happy… but everybody wants to find out for themselves. – Zig Ziglar
  98. It is always the start that requires the greatest effort. – James Cash Penney
  99. If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. – Jim Rohn
  100. 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. – Unknown
  101. You must fall in love with what you do, because being an entrepreneur is a lot of hard work, and overcoming a lot of adversity. From that love will come the dedication that will get you out of bed at 4 a.m. because of a great idea you just had and get you to work till 11 p.m. and not feel tired. – Unknown
  102. The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. – Albert Einstein
  103. 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
  104. Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right. – Henry Ford
  105. What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. – Napoleon Hill
  106. Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration. – Thomas Edison
  107. Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers. – Stephen R. Covey
  108. Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. – Jim Rohn
  • http://theinterviewingedge.com Mark Ste. Marie

    I really enjoyed these. Great collection.

    Mark Ste. Marie
    Interview Skills Training
    The Interviewing Edge

    • Sansithaa

      Greetings from Malaysia,

      Great inspiring list. I am an undergraduate student, searching for quotes related to entrepreneur. I intend to use few of the quotes in my assignment. There are some information that I can refer from your site. Hope to get your permission, I will remember to cite accordingly. Thank you very much for sharing.

      • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

        Sure! Please go ahead… and let me know if you need any assistance from my side. Thank you! :)

  • shercy ramos

    “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. – Maya Angelou” I like this quote. I believe that loving yourself will not only make you successful, it is already being successful. When you love yourself, you become passionate also with what your’re doing.

  • http://www.adaliaconfidenceandsuccessblog.com Adalia John

    I love your image. I found it on Google image and wanted to use it for a posting on my blog but I could never find the owner. Do you own this image? Your quotes are will be helpful to me for future postings and such.

    To your continued success,

  • http://www.minterest.org/ Mahesh Mohan

    Adalia John,

    No I don’t own that image I think I found it from Google Images itself.

    Thanks!

  • K K Goyal

    It is a superb collection of best quotes. I could not stop myself reading from first to last. Surprisingly, I felt like looking for more… Good job

  • http://www.maheshone.com/ Mahesh Mohan

    Goyal… it’ just the beginning… 2010 is Minterest,

  • Anupam Laha

    Excellent collection. Could not resist myself to go through from 1 to 99. Expecting more such inspirational quotes.

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    I love inspirational quotes especially as an entrepreneur. This keeps me going and motivated.

  • Ankit

    Damm Good Collection…
    Reading these keeps me motivated and inspires me to take the unusual path and move out of my comfort zone.

  • http://hubpages.com/hub/15-Random-Quotes-On-Entrepreneurship Entrepreneur quotes

    I am currently studying entrepreneurship as a part of my management study programmme. Honestly, you have compiled a nice list of inspirational quotes. I am going to have to take a print out of this. I also have written a article on entrepreneur quotes but could only find 15. You can read the article under my name. Would appreciate your feedback.

  • http://teachingentrepreneurshiponline.blogspot.com Jaran Barnes

    These are really great motivational quotes for the entrepreneur

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  • http://teachingentrepreneurshiponline.blogspot.com Jaran Barnes

    These are really great motivational quotes for the entrepreneur

    “Teaching entrepreneurship online around the world”

    http://teachingentrepreneurshiponline.blogspot.com

  • http://www.billigegolfbolde.dk Casper Titleist

    Nice quotes! Very motivating! :-)
    Love it. I will definitely use some of them on my Twitter account. Thanks for sharing.

  • Antonio

    Excellent quotes! Thank you for the push.

  • Kalengo 1

    Very well thought sayings.Hope to come up with one in the near future.Am inspired and motivated………..

  • daniib

    Awesome list of quotes. Just found a small typo, number 20 & 38 are the same quote: “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill”

  • http://www.maheshone.com/ Mahesh Mohan

    Thanks danib will change it soon!

  • http://www.sundhedslex.dk Ole Madsen

    Great collection of evergreen quotes. I was totally inspired and read it all from first to last. Now I will try and look for more quotes on the net… Good job

  • http://www.attractyourniche.com Cindy Schulson

    Fantastic collection of quotes. I will definitely use some of these in my upcoming book. Thanks for sharing!

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    Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up. – Thomas J. Watson.
    I like this quote.I fully agree with this quote because if someone make my friend due to my success so this is wrong, be my friend to make me successful.

  • http://www.workfromhomeideas.co.za Teresa Schultz

    Awesome list of quotes for entrepreneurs, thanks. I think many if not all of these inspiring quotes are also great openers for people writing articles on entrepreneurship – pick a quote and think up an article that goes with it, as well as as an opener for when people post links on Facebook or Twitter or elsewhere – posting just a link is boring and cold – so jazz it up a bit with a quote first.

  • http://www.organicsseo.com Organic seo

    These quote are vital to boost any entrepreneurs. I have noted few inspirational quotes for me. The few rest quotes, I will use send amongst my friends on regular basis, so that they will also take benefit of it.

  • http://www.emedoutlet.net Andy King

    I liked:
    1. I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. 2. Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. 3. As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big. 4. A goal is a dream with a deadline. and many more…

    As I am starting my own business, your post will help me alot.

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    Remember that failure is an event, not a person.
    -Zig Ziglar

  • http://www.indiabroadband.net/ Alex

    The only reason we have great things in life is because we also have bad things. In order to appreciate success, you must learn to deal with failure.WOW! you really have very nice quotes and inspirational specially #7 I really appreciate that you share this.

  • MacKenzie

    As an entreprenuer from the age of 21, i have had to step out my comfort zone many of times. Its doing this that I have noticed myself improve every year. “If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.”

    Great quotes, thanks for the boost. Best luck to all.

  • http://navlen.dk Kasper

    Motivating – alot of them i have heard before, but a couple of new ones as well. thx for the list.

  • amy

    Thank you for the list it was great.

    • http://businessforsalesingapore.org Jeremy

      Love the quotes especially the one by Jim Rohn. You have to risk the ununsual. If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking too much space!

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    nice article…..really nice… :-) but this article was more nice-

  • http://www.pimpmyhead.dk Peter

    Lesson learned :) very nice collection of quotes.

  • http://howzzdat.com Rinkesh

    Awesome list. Keep it up :)

  • omar

    i really love Thomas J. Watson quotes it really inspires me

  • Joel Pogson

    I just want to submit a short motivational quote from myself.

    “Your potential is as big as your dreams and your commitment to making them a reality.”

    Joel Pogson

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Good one!

  • Tom

    Nice list! Though it’s only 97 quotes – the ones by Churchill and Andretti are in there twice : )

    • Tom

      96. The one Ford one is in there twice too.

  • http://www.nextuc.com/why-nextuc/team-collaboration Jonathan Trent

    I’m glad Thomas Edison’s quote was put at the top of the list. I love that one. It provides a great perspective for not giving up and not seeing your setbacks as failures.

  • http://www.ad-video.dk/videoproduktion Tanja Falsig

    I JUST LOVE “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”

    THIS IS EXCACTLY TRUE

  • http://www.sportnordica.dk Frederik

    Very inspiring quotes! Thanks mate!

  • http://www.theworldtoptens.com Arslan@Top 10 List

    Very inspiring quotes. I love quotes and especially quotes about enterpreneurs and motivation really inspire me. My fav among them is first of Thomas Edison. And i would like to add one more quote…

    “inaction only breeds fear and doubt. Action breeds courage and determination. If you want to conquer fear, stop thinking. Go out and take action. Just fo it.”

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Great quote! Will surely add to the list on the next update! Thanks! :)

  • http://www.theworldtoptens.com/popular-top-10-lists Arslan @Top 10 lists

    Very inspirational quotes. Love ‘em. Mine favorite is that of Thomas Edison and Richard Branson. Done good job.

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Yeah, Einstein too! :)

  • ziad k abdelnour

    nice and good quotes,

    “There’s a story behind every person. There’s a reason why they’re the way they are. Think about that before you judge anyone.”

    Thank you