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900 Inspirational Entrepreneur Quotes To Motivate You (2023)

1. “If you really want to grow as an entrepreneur, you’ve got to learn to delegate.” Richard Branson


2. “Entrepreneurship is "risky" mainly because so few of the so-called entrepreneurs know what they are doing.”


3. “When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue.”


4. “So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.” - Caterina Fake, co-founder of Flickr


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


6. “Don't die without fulfilling your purpose.”


7. “An entrepreneur is someone who will jump off a cliff and assemble an airplane on the way down.” — Reid Hoffman, American Internet entrepreneur.


8. “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


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


10. “Openly share and talk to people about your idea. Use their lack of interest or doubt to fuel your motivation to make it happen.”


11. “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” – Guy Kawasaki, American marketing specialist, author, and Silicon Valley venture capitalist


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


13. “I’ve trained my people in mentoring entrepreneurs and made myself obsolete.” — Ram Shriram


14. “When you cease to dream you cease to live.”


15. “A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.” – Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur


16. “If you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress.”


17. Don't you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct.


18. “Many people have serious academic degrees but cannot find a job, and sadly their degrees are so limited that they cannot even think about how to create a job for themselves.”


19. “Diversity, when leveraged to solve problems in new ways, is a magnificent thing.” – Tiffany Dufu, Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less


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


21. “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.” — Michelle Ruiz


22. “Always deliver more than expected.” —Larry Page, co-founder of Google


23. “I’ve also learned that the biggest lessons came from my biggest mistakes.”


24. “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” – Zig Ziglar


25. “Every single person I know who is successful at what they do is successful because they love doing it.”


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


27. “We entrepreneurs are loners, vagabonds, troublemakers. Success is simply a matter of finding and surrounding ourselves with those open-minded and clever souls who can take our insanity and put it to good use.”


28. “There is no better measure of your values than how you spend your time.” - Scott Belsky, co-founder of Behance


29. “When times are bad is when the real entrepreneurs emerge.”


30. “A work-in-progress generates its own energy field. You, the artist or entrepreneur, are pouring love into the work; you are suffusing it with passion and intention and hope.” – Steven Pressfield


31. “Learn from failure. If your are an entrepreneur and your first venture wasn’t a success, welcome to the club”


32. “The most successful entrepreneurs I know are optimistic. It’s part of the job description.” ― Caterina Fake, founder of Flickr


33. “The choice is yours. Don't let your pronouncements destroy your destiny rather let them build your future up!”


34. “It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.” -Steve Jobs, Co-Founder of Apple


35. “This defines entrepreneur and entrepreneurship - the entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.”


36. Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Our chief want in life, is someone who shall make us do what we can. This is the service of a friend. With him, we are easily great.”


37. “Behind every adversity is an opportunity. If you lament over the adversity, you will miss the opportunity.” -Ajaero Tony Martins, Entrepreneur and Investor


38. “Don’t pass up something that’s attractive today because you think you will find something better tomorrow.” - Warren Buffett


39. “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.”


40. “Startups are the truest passion projects.” - Vinay Kanchan


41. “As ever, the accountant in me saw the risk, the entrepreneur saw the possibility. So I split the difference and kept moving forward.”


42. “Ideas are cheap. Ideas are easy. Ideas are common. Everybody has ideas. Ideas are highly, highly overvalued. Execution is all that matters.”


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


44. “My number one piece of advice is: you should learn how to program.”


45. “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)


46. “Dear entrepreneurs: Pricing is branding. Branding is a mindset. Your mindset, not the market, determines how much money you make or don’t make. Think about that.”―Richie Norton


47. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing—that’s why we recommend it daily.” - Zig Ziglar, author, salesman, and motivational speaker


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


49. “Corporate culture is the only sustainable competitive advantage that is completely within the control of the entrepreneur.”


50. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”


51. “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” — Guy Kawasaki, entrepreneur and co-founder of Alltop


52. “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” — Guy Kawasaki, entrepreneur, and co-founder of Alltop


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


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


55. “I think it is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. Since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition.” —Larry Page, co-founder of Google


56. “Management is about human beings. Its task is to make people capable of joint performance, to make their strengths effective and their weaknesses irrelevant.” - Peter Drucker


57. “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” -Vince Lombardi


58. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.”


59. “I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” —Elon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla


60. “As a leader, it’s a major responsibility on your shoulders to practice the behavior you want others to follow.” - Himanshu Bhatia, founder & CEO of Ricovr Healthcare


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


62. “God comes down in the evenings to chat with man, enjoy man's company and find out how man faired in the course of the day.”


63. “The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.” – Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce


64. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” -Albert Einstein, Physicist


65. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”


66. “It is not the genius at the top giving directions that makes people great. It is great people that make the guy at the top look like a genius.” - Simon Sinek, author and motivational speaker


67. “Empower yourself and realize the importance of contributing to the world by living your talent. Work on what you love. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.”


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


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


70. “Don’t worry about funding if you don’t need it. Today it’s cheaper to start a business than ever.”- Noah Everett, TwitPic app founder


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


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


74. “I could certainly say that I’ve never underestimated myself, there’s nothing wrong with being ambitious.” – Angela Merkel, politician


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


76. “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


77. “Example is not the main thing in influencing other people; it’s the only thing.” – Abraham Lincoln


78. “The next big thing is the one that makes the last big thing usable.”


79. “Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life.”


80. “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!”


81. “Simplicity is the key to brilliance.” -Bruce Lee, Martial Arts Expert


82. ”Successful entrepreneurs are givers and not takers of positive energy.” – Anonymous


83. “Opportunities will come and go, but if you do nothing about them, so will you.”


84. “If you find yourself drawn to an event against all logic, go. The universe is telling you something.” – Gloria Steinem, journalist and activist


85. “Chip Conley, the renowned entrepreneur who founded Joie de Vivre Hotels, explains, “Being a giver is not good for a 100-yard dash, but it’s valuable in a marathon”


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


87. “Show me a person who never made a mistake, and I will show you a person who never did anything.”


88. “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” -Yoda, Star Wars


89. If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can't hear them anymore.


90. “Capitalism – which in its purest form is entrepreneurism even among the poorest of the poor – does work; but those who make money from it should put back into society, not just sit on it as if they are hatching eggs.”


91. “A hard thing is done by figuring out how to start.”


92. “Hire character. Train skill.”


93. “When entrepreneurial ideas are coupled with the right people, we can change the world.” - Richard Branson’s Facebook account


94. Marian Wright Edelman: “Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.”


95. “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


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


97. “Customers don't expect you to be perfect. They do expect you to fix things when they go wrong.” -Donald Porter, British Airways


98. “Running a start-up is like eating glass. You just start to like the taste of your own blood.”


99. 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.


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


101. “Over-deliver every time.”


102. “What I've learned from running is that the time to push hard is when you're hurting like crazy and you want to give up. Success is often just around the corner.”


103. “If you want to change this world, this community we all live in, then get up and do it. And just start something.” – Anne Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube


104. “The path to diversity begins with supporting, mentoring, and sponsoring diverse women and men to become leaders and entrepreneurs.” — Denise Morrison


105. Jack Ma: “In carrying out e-commerce, the most important thing is to keep doing what you are doing right now with passion, to keep it up.”


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


107. Dream big. Start small. But most of all, start.


108. “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 99 Designs


109. “To be successful, you have to be out there, you have to hit the ground running.” – Richard Branson


110. “Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice.” – Peter Drucker, management consultant, educator, and author


111. “If you are an entrepreneur and just starting out, you have a golden opportunity to think deeply about the influence you want to have on the world.” – Leila Janah, Give Work: Reversing Poverty One Job at a Time


112. “The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.” -Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. President


113. “Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember – the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you.” – Zig Ziglar


114. “It’s a common misconception that money is every entrepreneur’s metric for success. It’s not, and nor should it be.” – Richard Branson


115. “Once you figure out the question, then the answer is relatively easy.” – Elon Musk, from Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance


116. “The trend of design toward simplicity and accessibility in software happened for a reason—simple sells, simple’s usable and simple scales.”


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


118. “Winners never quit and quitters never win.”


119. “A poorly implemented feature hurts more than not having it at all.”


120. “Become one with eternity. Become part of your environment. Take off your clothes. Forget yourself, make love. Self-destruction is the only way to peace.” – Yayoi Kusama, abstract artist


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


122. “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, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and social activist


123. “No more romanticizing about how cool it is to be an entrepreneur. It’s a struggle to save your company’s life – and your own skin – every day of the week” – Spencer Fry


124. “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” —Albert Einstein, inventor


125. “I wanted to be an editor or a journalist, I wasn’t really interested in being an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going.” – Richard Branson


126. “Visionary decision-making happens at the intersection of intuition and logic.”


127. “Leaders are innovative, entrepreneurial, and future-oriented. They focus on getting the job done.” Brian Tracy


128. “Starting a business is a huge amount of hard work … You had better enjoy it.” —Richard Brandson, founder of the Virgin Group


129. “The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of a mistake.” – Meg Whitman, serial entrepreneur and former CEO of eBay and HP


130. “When you’re first thinking through an idea, it’s important not to get bogged down in complexity. Thinking simply and clearly is hard to do.” -Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group


131. “A leadership culture is one where everyone thinks like an owner, a CEO or a managing director. It’s one where everyone is entrepreneurial and proactive.” – Robin S. Sharma


132. “Lend your friend $20, if he doesn’t pay you back then he’s not your friend. Money well spent.” – Ted Nicolas


133. 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.


134. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”


135. “The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.”


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


137. “In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination.” —Steve Case, former CEO of AOL


138. “Entrepreneurs are great at dealing with uncertainty and also very good at minimizing risk. That’s the classic entrepreneur.” – Mohnish Pabrai.


139. “Innovation is the specific tool of entrepreneurs, the means by which they exploit change as an opportunity for a different business or a different service.”


140. “There’s a silly notion that failure’s not an option at NASA. Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.” - Elon Musk


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


142. “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


143. “A full belly is little worth where the mind is starved.” - Mark Twain


144. “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


145. “The most successful entrepreneurs I know are optimistic. It’s part of the job description.”


146. “There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.” – Jason Fried, founder of 37signal


147. “I suffer from the delusion that every product of my imagination is not only possible, but always on the cusp of becoming real.”


148. “You can't fear what you haven't figured out yet, and sometimes naïveté can be the best business strategy of all.” – Jaclyn Johnson, WorkParty: How to Create & Cultivate the Career of Your Dreams


149. “He is the only option for better living.”


150. “All leaders are readers.” —Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur


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


152. “No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team”


153. “So cheer up Beloved; for your God is able, He is the maker of all things.”


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


155. “Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” – Jack Canfield, American author, motivational speaker, corporate trainer, and entrepreneur


156. “If people haven’t laughed at your dreams, then you aren’t dreaming big enough. Just keep pushing forward.” - Daymond John, founder, President, and CEO of FUBU


157. “Traditions are like cliches. They are everywhere. They may sometimes even be correct, but often they are justified by nothing except constant repetition.” —Peter Theil, co-founder of PayPal


158. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey, TV host


159. “The path to diversity begins with supporting, mentoring, and sponsoring diverse women and men to become leaders and entrepreneurs.” — Denise Morrison, Business Executive and former President of Campbell Soup Company.


160. “Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company”


161. “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” -Jack Welch, Former CEO of GE


162. “Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.” — Peter Drucker


163. “If you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress.” -Mark Zuckerberg, Founder of Facebook


164. “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.”


165. “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently… A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.”


166. “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


167. “Players should never fight. A real businessman or entrepreneur has no enemies. Once he understands this, the sky's the limit."


168. “The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.” - Vince Lombardi, football coach and NFL executive


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


170. I'm Pat Walls and I created Starter Story - a website dedicated to helping people start businesses. We interview entrepreneurs from around the world about how they started and grew their businesses.


171. “How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top.”


172. “If you’re not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” – Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder


173. If you push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking a risk, really amazing things can happen.


174. “Every feature has some maintenance cost, and having fewer features lets us focus on the ones we care about and make sure they work very well.”


175. “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” – Chris Grosser


176. “The best customer service is if the customer doesn’t need to call you, doesn't need to talk to you. It just works.” - Jeff Bezos


177. “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


178. “For women to succeed in politics, business, and entrepreneurial ventures they have to battle against a stereotype of being heartless and unfeminine.” ― Karla Crome


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


180. “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.”


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


182. “Money is always eager and ready to work for anyone who is ready to employ it.” – Idowu Koyenikan


183. “Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.”- Carol Burnett


184. The test of leadership is, is anything or anyone better because of you? —Mark Sanborn, author, professional speaker, and entrepreneur


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


186. “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.”


187. “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”


188. “I believe photos is one of the underlying things in every social network that becomes successful.”


189. “The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.” – Nolan Bushnell


190. “Any time is a good time to start a company.” -Ron Conway, noted Startup Investor, SV Angel


191. “Within the hearts of men, loyalty and consideration are esteemed greater than success. ” —Bryant H. McGill, author and entrepreneur


192. “The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there. People will follow.” – Seth Godin, Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us


193. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”


194. “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-founder of The Huffington Post


195. “Learn from failure. If you are an entrepreneur and your first venture wasn’t a success, welcome to the club.” Richard Branson


196. Mi Oon: “We all have things we must do that we don’t really care to do and things we must do that we don’t mind doing, then there’s the goofing off.”


197. “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” - Winston Churchill


198. “An entrepreneur is someone who has a vison for something and a want to create” – Kyle Bragger


199. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” - Henry Ford


200. “Your status has changed. Your Name is changed! You are a new creation.”


201. “It’s time for you to move, realizing that the thing you are seeking is also seeking you.” - Iyanla Vanzant, inspirational speaker


202. “The transition strategies are more important than understanding what the outcome state will be.”


203. “To be great is to be misunderstood.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance and Other Essays


204. “It’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission.” – Grace Hopper


205. “If you are offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” -Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook


206. “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


207. “We led with our conviction rather than rational, because rational said it was impossible.”


208. “My experience has shown me that the people who are exceptionally good in business aren’t so because of what they know, but because of their insatiable need to know more.”


209. Bo Schembechler: “The Team! The Team! The Team!”


210. “One of the things I’ve learned about vision is people will grab it mentally or, have a crab mentality.”


211. Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”


212. Ni'Kesia Pannell is an entrepreneur, multi-hyphenate freelance writer, and self-proclaimed Slurpee connoisseur that covers news and culture for The Kitchn.


213. “The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.” —Andrew Carnegie, American businessman


214. “Don't say negative things about your spouse and children.”


215. “A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath them.” —Henry Kravis


216. “I have a great relationship with the Mexican people.”


217. “Successful entrepreneurs are givers and not takers of positive energy.” —Anonymous


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


219. “The last 10% it takes to launch something takes as much energy as the first 90%.” — Rob Kalin, American entrepreneur.


220. “The presence of God is so important in the life of believers. There is abundance of all you need to make your life comfortable in His presence.”


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


222. “Success is defined in units of fun. It’s all about being happy.”


223. “The greatest solution of all is to live and work in partnership with yourself, your family and friends, your work and community, your nation, your world, nature, and spirit.”


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


225. “High expectations are the key to everything.”


226. “Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.”


227. Unknown: “Never underestimate the power of a t-shirt.”


228. “Overcoming fear is the first step to success for entrepreneurs. The winners all exemplify that, and the hard work and commitment they have shown underlines what is needed to set up a business.” – Richard Branson


229. “As a founder, lay all the possible scenarios — from best to worst — in front of you, so you don’t get surprised when something happens.” -Brian Wong, Co-founder of Kiip


230. “I find it best to dive right in and learn the hard way.” —Pete Cashmore, founder of Mashable


231. “God rewards every act of obedience to His Will.”


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


233. “It’s not about how many years of experience you have. It’s about the quality of your years of experience.”


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


235. Don't wait until it's perfect. Perfection is the enemy of entrepreneurship.


236. “Turn a perceived risk into an asset.” —Aaron Patzer, founder of Mint.com


237. “Never tell your problems to anyone … 20 percent don’t care and the other 80 percent are glad you have them.” -Lou Holtz, Football Coach


238. “Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.” —Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook


239. “Every morning there are flowers of potentials. Your thoughts and interactions give them shape and reality.”


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


241. “The world’s most successful entrepreneurs play hard, but they work even harder.” – Ben Parr


242. “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.” -Andrew Carnegie, Industrialist and Philanthropist


243. “Stay self-funded as long as possible.” -Garrett Camp, Co-Founder of Uber


244. “If you've never tried, how will you ever know if there's any chance?"


245. “This defines entrepreneur and entrepreneurship – the entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.” – Peter F. Drucker


246. “I’ve learned that mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success.”


247. “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” – Derek Bok


248. “Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough."


249. “Never make a big decision without sleeping on it.” – Martha Stewart, The Martha Rules: 10 Essentials for Achieving Success as You Start, Build, or Manage a Business


250. “The earlier you start, the more time you have to mess up.” —Emil Motycka, founder of Motycka Enterprises


251. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney


252. “Always deliver more than expected.” -Larry Page, Co-Founder of Google


253. ‘Corporate culture is the only sustainable competitive advantage that is completely within the control of the entrepreneur.’ — David Cummings, Co-Founder, Pardot


254. “There’s a lot of pressure to look like the last company that was successful.” —Ben Silbermann, co-founder of Pinterest


255. “What is our job as entrepreneurs if not to change things that are crazy?” — Bill Drayton


256. “We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action. Fear is nature’s way of warning us to get busy.”– Dr. Henry Link


257. “I don’t have big ideas. I sometimes have small ideas, which seem to work out.”


258. “I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars — I look for 1-foot bars that I can step over.”


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


260. “True authority and true leadership come from knowing who you are and not pretending to be anything else.” – Robert Iger, The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company


261. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb


262. “To never forget that the most important thing in life is the quality of life we lead.” – Tony Hsieh


263. “The way to measure your progress is backward against where you started, not against your ideal.” - Dan Sullivan, entrepreneur


264. “Dominate in your domain; You can do it.”


265. “I’m a firm believer in shades of gray.”


266. My business is booming because of your leadership and entrepreneurial skill. I’m thankful for the way the Lord has gifted you to us.


267. Abu Bakr: “Knowledge without action is meaningless”


268. The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.


269. “Do you know great minds enjoy excellence, average minds love mediocrity and small minds adore comfort zones?” – Onyi Anyado


270. Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right.


271. “It's time to put yourself out there, because you never know what amazing things will come your way.” – Joy Deangdeelert Cho, Blog, Inc.: Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community


272. “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 of LinkedIn


273. Life is like the monkey bars: you have to let go to move forward. Once you make the decision to leap into entrepreneurship, be sure to loosen your grasp on old concepts so you can swing your way to new ones.


274. “If Google teaches you anything, it’s that small ideas can be big.” —Ben Silbermann, co-founder of Pinterest


275. “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky, NHL Hall of Famer


276. “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


277. “Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.”


278. “Get a mentor in the applicable field if you’re at all unsure of what you’re looking for.” – Kyle Bragger, software engineer and entrepreneur


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


280. “It’s a common misconception that money is every entrepreneur’s metric for success. It’s not, and nor should it be.”


281. “You are on the eve of a complete victory. You can’t go wrong. The world is behind you.” - Josephine Baker, entertainer and civil rights activist


282. “Don’t doubt yourself; doubt the people who doubt you.” – Jessica DiLullo Herrin, Find Your Extraordinary: Dream Bigger, Live Happier, and Achieve Success on Your Own Terms


283. “One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.”


284. “As a founder, lay all the possible scenarios — from best to worst — in front of you, so you don’t get surprised when something happens.” —Brian Wong, co-founder of Kiip


285. “The test of leadership is, is anything or anyone better because of you?” —Mark Sanborn, author, professional speaker, and entrepreneur


286. “I’m always tweaking, always trying to make it better, constantly moving the levers and dials.” —Steve Ells, founder of Chipotle Mexican Grill


287. “Entrepreneurship is “risky” mainly because so few of the so-called entrepreneurs know what they are doing.” – Peter Drucker


288. Warren Buffett: “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”


289. “Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship...the act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.”


290. “Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.” - Oprah Winfrey


291. “100 percent of the shots you don’t take, don’t go in.” -Wayne Gretzky, Hockey Legend


292. “Don't set your goals by what other people deem important.”


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


294. A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath them.” ~ Henry Kravis


295. Walt Disney: “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”


296. “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” - Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur and motivational speaker


297. “Watch, listen and learn. You can’t know it all yourself. Anyone who thinks they do is destined for mediocrity.”


298. “Turn a perceived risk into an asset.”


299. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” -Mark Twain, Author


300. “I’m here to build something for the long-term. Anything else is a distraction.”


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


302. “Goals aren’t enough. You need goals plus deadlines: goals big enough to get excited about and deadline to make you run. One isn’t much good without the other, but together they can be tremendous.” -Ben Feldman, Actor


303. “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, founder and CEO of Dell Technologies


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


305. “Real change will come when powerful women are less of an exception. It is easy to dislike senior women because there are so few.” – Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead


306. “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


307. “When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.” – Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich


308. “People tend to think that in order to start a new business they have to come up with something new and dazzling, but that’s a myth – and it’s often propagated by venture capitalists.”


309. “When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say ‘wow, that was an adventure,’ not ‘wow, I sure felt safe.’”


310. “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” —Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric


311. “1. Build stuff. 2. Make a lot of things. 3. Make a list of said things. 4. Make said list longer.” —Sahil Lavingia, founder of Gumroad


312. “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” -Vince Lombardi, Famed Football Coach


313. “It’s almost always harder to raise capital than you thought it would be, and it always takes longer. So plan for that.”


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


315. “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” — Guy Kawasaki, entrepreneur and co-founder of Alltop


316. “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, Founder of The Body Shop


317. “Dream big. There is nothing seen that wasn’t imagined. There’s no overnight success. You have to start by dreaming big and working towards your goal.” – Folorunso Alakija, Nigerian businesswoman


318. John A. Shedd: “A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”


319. “Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you.”


320. “I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.”


321. “Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide.” - Marva Collins, educator and businesswoman


322. “It is within everyone’s grasp to be a CEO.” —Martha Stewart, television personality and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia


323. “In the journey of entrepreneurship, tenacity of purpose is supreme.”


324. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” – Estée Lauder


325. “One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.” —Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon


326. “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


327. “The walls of your comfort zone are lovingly decorated with your lifelong collection of favorite excuses.” – Jen Sincero, You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth


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


329. “There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” -Aristotle, Greek Philosopher and Scientist


330. “A vision is something you see and others don’t. Some people would say that’s a pocket definition of lunacy. But it also defines entrepreneurial spirit.” —Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop


331. “An entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create.” – David Karp, founder of Tumblr


332. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” —Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft Corporation


333. “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 (see more Mark Zuckerberg quotes)


334. “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.”


335. “Being an #‎ entrepreneur is not a get-rich scheme; it takes #‎ strength of character to keep going.” — Robert Kiyosaki


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


337. It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.


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


339. “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” -Steve Martin, Comedian and Actor


340. “My advice for anyone thinking of starting their own business is, above all, don’t wait. If you get an idea in the shower in the morning, try to make it the next day.” - Harley Finkelstein


341. “You have to work on the business first before it works for you.”


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


343. “I want every little girl who’s been told she’s bossy to be told again she has leadership skills.” —Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, founder of LeanIn.Org


344. “An entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create.” — David Karp


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


346. “When you walk in distinction, even the photocopying machine can’t replicate your unique quality.”


347. “An entrepreneur is an innovator, a job creator, a game-changer, a business leader, a disruptor, an adventurer.” Richard Branson


348. “The thing that motivates me is a very common form of motivation. And that is, with other folks counting on me, it’s so easy to be motivated.” - Jeff Bezos


349. “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


350. Richard Branson advised that entrepreneurs should also take some time off from work and enjoy the company of their family or friends. Norbert Richards, Richard Branson Unofficial


351. “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


352. “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, Boxing Champion


353. “Build something you're passionate about. As an entrepreneur, you have to have the passion and drive to stay the course."


354. “You don't need to go running from pillar to post looking for what God looks like.”


355. “Let your words glorify God and edify your hearers and then beautify your life.”


356. “If you’ve never tried, how will you ever know if there’s any chance?” — Jack M


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


358. “So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.” —Caterina Fake, co-founder of Flickr and Hunch


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


360. “Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” —Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks Coffee Company


361. “Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see farther.” —J.P. Morgan, American financier and founder of J.P. Morgan bank


362. “I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world. I run my world.”- Beyonce, singer


363. “Too many people measure how successful they are by how much money they make or the people that they associate with. In my opinion, true success should be measured by how happy you are.” - Richard Branson


364. “You recreate your world to your taste with God's Word in your mouth.”


365. “If you ain’t making waves, you ain’t kickin’ hard enough.” – Anonymous


366. “I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.” —Oprah Winfrey, American talk show host, entrepreneur and philanthropist


367. “No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.” – Regina Brett


368. “A confident woman wears a smile and has this air of comfortability and pleasantness about her.”


369. “If Google teaches you anything, it’s that small ideas can be big.”


370. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”


371. “If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things. You’re excited to get up in the morning.” - Larry Page, CEO of Google


372. “Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds.” -Albert Einstein, Physicist


373. “If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.” -Zig Ziglar, Motivational Speaker


374. “Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” — Thomas Edison, entrepreneur and inventor


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


376. “The hardest part about being an entrepreneur is that you’ll fail ten times for every success.”


377. “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”— Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker


378. “No more romanticizing about how cool it is to be an entrepreneur. It’s a struggle to save your company’s life – and your own skin – every day of the week.” — Spencer Fry


379. “I don't look to jump over 7-foot bars; I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over." -Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway


380. “Nothing can stop the power of a committed and determined people to make a difference in our society. Why? Because human beings are the most dynamic link to the divine on this planet.”


381. “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, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway


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


383. “The biggest risk is not taking any risk... In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” -Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Founder


384. “Some entrepreneurs think how can I make a lot of money? But the better way is to think how can I make people’s lives a lot better? If you get it right, the money will come.”


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


386. “We are really competing against ourselves, we have no control over how other people perform.”


387. “Don't call yourself discouraged anymore;it's no longer your name.”


388. “It is an acceptance of being uncomfortable that drives change.”


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


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


391. “The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something.”


392. “Make your team feel respected, empowered, and genuinely excited about the company’s mission.” -Tim Westergen, Founder of Pandora


393. “I believe that listening is one of the most important skills for any teacher, parent, leader, entrepreneur or, well, just about anyone who has a pulse.”


394. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” - Thomas Edison


395. “Youngsters want to change the world. Elders want to enjoy their works. The entrepreneur sells anything needed by both to win their desires.” – Toba Beta


396. “To win without risk is to triumph without glory.”


397. “I dream, I test my dreams against my beliefs, I dare to take risks, and I execute my vision to make those dreams come true.” - Walt Disney


398. “Don’t try to be original, just try to be good.” —Paul Rand, art director and graphic designer


399. It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.


400. “The reason I became successful is because I touched. I touched my community.” —Gary Vaynerchuk, founder of VaynerMedia; co-founder of Resy


401. “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


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


403. “Social media really grew up.”


404. “When you go to buy, don’t show your silver.” – Chinese Proverb


405. “There are lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: it’s to change the world.”


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


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


408. “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


409. “The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success.” — James Cash Penney, American businessman and entrepreneur.


410. “No matter what, expect the unexpected. And whenever possible, be the unexpected.” - Lynda Barry, cartoonist, author, and motivational speaker


411. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” - Jim Rohn, entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker


412. “Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.”


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


414. “Education around entrepreneurship should start early, at secondary level, and be very robust by college level.” — Stephen A. Schwarzman


415. “Don’t start a business unless it’s an obsession and something you love. If you have an exit strategy, it’s not an obsession.” - Mark Cuban


416. “It all starts with a great idea and teamwork.” — Garrett Camp, Canadian entrepreneur.


417. “The path to diversity begins with supporting, mentoring, and sponsoring diverse women and men to become leaders and entrepreneurs.”


418. “I definitely see a correlation between how many things a company gets right and how fast a company grows.” - Garrett Camp, co-founder of Uber


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


420. “Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.” —Orrin Woodward, entrepreneur and author


421. “If you don't love what you do, you won’t do it with much conviction or passion.” - Mia Hamm


422. “An idea can only become a reality once it is broken down into organized, actionable elements.” - Scott Belsky


423. “Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations.”


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


425. “Your decision not to join the crowd may be what God is waiting for to grant you revelation on how to deliver your family, your country, business, profession or even your church!”


426. “Don’t make decisions based on fear.”


427. “Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” - Seth Godin


428. “People are going to have to become entrepreneurial; they’re going to have to become their own bosses. The days of working for a corporation, you get a pension after 30 years and health benefits [are] gone.” – Suze Orman


429. “Don't blow off another's candle for it won't make yours shine brighter.”


430. “What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone, know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.”-Dave Thomas


431. “Watch, listen, and learn. You can’t know it all yourself. Anyone who thinks they do is destined for mediocrity.” – Donald Trump


432. “All humans are entrepreneurs not because they should start companies but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA.” — Reid Hoffman


433. “Men love women who are courageous for it means they can go all the way with him in his pursuit of his good dreams and intentions.”


434. “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.”


435. “The most successful entrepreneurs I know are optimistic. It’s part of the job description.” ― Caterina Fake


436. “It is always the start that requires the greatest effort.”


437. “Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.” - Napoleon Hill


438. “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.”


439. “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, founder of The Body Shop


440. “What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone, know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.” —Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy’s


441. “Do what you love and success will follow. Passion is the fuel behind a successful career.” —Meg Whitman, former CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise


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


443. “If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it’s moving you away from your goals.”


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


445. “Corporate culture is the only sustainable competitive advantage that is completely within the control of the entrepreneur. Develop a strong corporate culture first and foremost.”


446. “The price of inaction is far greater than then cost of a mistake.” -Meg Whitman, CEO of HP


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


448. “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.”


449. “Business opportunities are like buses: there’s always another one coming.” - Richard Branson


450. “Life is short, and it’s up to you to make it sweet.” - Sadie Delany, educator and civil rights pioneer


451. “You don’t get what you wish for; you get what you work for.”


452. “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, American businesswoman and entrepreneur.


453. “There is no substitute for hard work.” — Thomas Edison, entrepreneur and inventor


454. “If you never want to be criticized, for goodness’ sake don’t do anything new.” – Jeff Bezos


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


456. “To be successful online, you have to be nimble and evolve where the opportunities are. You have to layer revenue streams.”


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


458. “Fail often so you can succeed sooner.”


459. “A savvy entrepreneur will not always look for investment money, first.” — Daymond John


460. “An entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create.” – David Karp, Founder of Tumblr.


461. “I’d rather invest in an entrepreneur who has failed before than one who assumes success from day one.” — Kevin O’Leary


462. “Your reputation is more important than your paycheck, and your integrity is worth more than your career.”


463. Corporate culture is the only sustainable competitive advantage that is completely within the control of the entrepreneur. Develop a strong corporate culture first and foremost.


464. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou, Author and Poet


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


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


467. “Success in life is not for those who run fast, but for those who keep running and always on the move.” – Bangambiki Habyariman


468. “We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.” – J.K Rowling, writer, and author


469. “I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected in all of my femaleness because I deserve to be.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, activist and writer


470. “The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow”


471. “Success in life is not for those who run fast, but for those who keep running and always on the move.”


472. “An average man is egoistic, proud and has strong self esteem. They always require partners who massage their ego not those who will drag their ego to the mud.”


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


474. "A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath them.” —Henry Kravis"


475. “Your mouth is not given to you for feeding alone; it is given to you to programme events and circumstance around you.”


476. “The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that changes really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” — Mark Zuckerberg, Internet entrepreneur and co-founder of Facebook.


477. “I think it is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. Since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition.”


478. “We have to laugh. Because laughter, we already know, is the first evidence of freedom.” – Rosario Castellanos, poet and author


479. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.”- Michael John Bobak


480. “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, Business Entrepreneur Quotes


481. “We don’t make money when we sell things. We make money when we help customers make purchase decisions.” – Jeff Bezos, The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon


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


483. “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.”


484. “Find something you love and do it better than everyone else.”


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


486. “Failure is not about insecurity, it’s about lack of execution.”


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


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


489. “In the world of business, the people who are most successful are those who are doing what they love.” - Warren Buffett


490. “I never dreamt of success. I worked for it.” – Estee Lauder


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


492. “We led with our conviction rather than rational, because rational said it was impossible.” —Daniel Ek, co-founder of Spotify


493. “We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” - Arianna Huffington


494. “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” -Tony Robbins, Motivational Speaker


495. “Solving big problems is easier than solving little problems.”


496. “An entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create.” — David Karp, founder, and CEO of Tumblr


497. “The difference between skill and talent: A skill is something you learn. Talent is what you can’t help doing.” —Caroline Ghosn, founder of Levo


498. “Make your team feel respected, empowered and genuinely excited about the company’s mission.”


499. ”Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.”


500. “It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It’s also a very clear path to happiness.” – Sheryl Sandberg, CFO of Facebook (now Meta)


501. “Fear is the disease. Hustle is the antidote.” —Travis Kalanick, co-founder of Uber, Scour and Red Swoosh


502. “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” - Anthony J. D'Angelo


503. “I think entrepreneurship is our natural state – a big adult word that probably boils down to something much more obvious like “playfulness.””


504. “There’s lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: it’s to change the world.” – Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote


505. “Business opportunities are like buses: there’s always another one coming.” -Richard Branson, Chairman and Founder of Virgin Group


506. “Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.” – Anthony Volodkin, founder of HypeMachine


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


508. “Success is not what you have, but who you are.”


509. “My goal is to simplify complexity. I just want to build stuff that really simplifies our base human interaction.” —Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter and founder of Square


510. “An intelligent woman is a goldmine! She has the ability to learn, reason and understand things better and faster than her contemporaries. She is competent, alert and can reason out stuffs easily.”


511. “Comparison is the thief of joy. Comparison will rob your motivation and kill your joy faster than everything else.”- Sean Cannell


512. “Great products sell themselves.”


513. “The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.”


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


515. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” - Simon Sinek


516. “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


517. “An entrepreneur is an innovator, a job creator, a game- changer, a business leader, a disruptor, an adventurer”


518. Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar. —Orrin Woodward, entrepreneur and author


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


520. “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.”


521. “Have the end in mind and every day make sure you’re working towards it.”


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


523. “Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.”


524. “If you start with nothing and end up with nothing, there’s nothing lost.”


525. “Appreciate where you are in your journey, even if it’s not where you want to be. Every season serves a purpose.”


526. “The type of person you are is usually reflected in your business. To improve your business, first improve yourself.”


527. “When you cease to dream you cease to live.” – Malcolm Forbes, chairman and editor in chief of Forbes Magazine.


528. Always a reason to shop. For #NationalShopSmall, we’re celebrating the entrepreneurs and artists who have been a favorite of ours for years.


529. “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.”


530. “Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that is the one that is going to help you grow.” – Caroline Myss


531. “Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.” -Woody Allen, Actor and Director


532. “I firmly believe that smart leaders and clever entrepreneurs have the knack of engineering their luck — it’s also known as risk-taking.” – Richard Branson


533. “I think I was very naïve early on, but that also meant I didn’t know what couldn’t be done.”


534. “When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say ‘wow, that was an adventure,’ not ‘wow, I sure felt safe.’” —Tom Preston-Werner, co-founder of Github


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


536. “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.”


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


538. “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.”


539. “People are the most important thing. Business model and product will follow if you have the right people.” -Adam Neumann, Co-founder of WeWork


540. “Focusing on one thing and doing it really, really well can get you very far.”


541. “What is not started will never get finished”


542. “Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop.” — Jeffrey Zeldman, entrepreneur and web designer


543. “You can have everything you want in life if you just help enough people get what they want in life.” -Zig Ziglar, Motivational Speaker


544. “Anything can be done, as long as you truly believe it.”


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


546. “Never work just for money or for power. They won’t save your soul or help you sleep at night.” -Marian Wright Edelman, Activist


547. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” —Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur and motivational speaker


548. “The earlier you start, the more time you have to mess up.”


549. “Be nice to geeks; you'll probably end up working for one.” -Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft


550. “If you want swashbuckling action in your life, become an entrepreneur and give it a go”


551. “The things we fear the most in organizations- fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances – are the primary sources of creativity.”


552. “Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else.”


553. Albert Einstein: “Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”


554. “Don’t worry about funding if you don’t need it. Today it’s cheaper to start a business than ever.”


555. “If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.’” -Dave Barry, Humorist


556. “Man is like a bride unto God. God is jealous when man veers away from Him.”


557. “It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower.” —Paul Graham, co-founder of Y-Combinator


558. “Do one thing every day that scares you.”- Anonymous


559. ”I wanted to be an editor or a journalist, I wasn’t really interested in being an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going.” – Richard Branson


560. “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 and founder of Eileen Fisher Inc


561. “The question I ask myself almost every day is, ‘Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?’” —Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook


562. “If you want to build a successful business, make sure you have three things—a big market opportunity, great people, and more than enough capital.” -Richard Harroch, Venture Capitalist, Author, and Entrepreneur


563. A company’s culture is the foundation for future innovation. An entrepreneur's job is to build the foundation.


564. “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far go together", African Proverb”


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


566. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”


567. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” -John Maxwell, Motivational Speaker and Author


568. Mandy Hale: “There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.”


569. “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.”


570. “Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” —Coco Chanel, founder of Chanel


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


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


573. “Be ready to revise any system, scrap any method, abandon any theory, if the success of the job requires it.” —Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company


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


575. “Social media is here. It’s not going away; not a passing fad. Be where your customers are: in social media.” -Lori Ruff, Chief Brand Evangelist


576. “Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.”


577. “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


578. “The most successful people in the world today are entrepreneurs”


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


580. “Money is always eager and ready to work for anyone who is ready to employ it.”


581. “Entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create.”


582. “I find it best to dive right in and learn the hard way.”


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


584. “Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” – Coco Chanel


585. “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”- Winston Churchill


586. “Be there first, be there fast, build market share—no matter how expensive—and you win,” yelled the entrepreneurs.”


587. “Ask the most successful entrepreneurs and leaders what their secret is and invariably they all say the same thing: “I trust my gut.”


588. “Words are directed to your personalities namely; - God, your hearers, devil and yourself.”


589. “In my opinion, no one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or ‘get rich’ in business by being a conformist.” —J. Paul Getty, founder of Getty Oil Company


590. “Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.” —Stephen Covey, educator and businessman


591. Successful entrepreneurs are givers and not takers of positive energy. ~Anonymous


592. “If you had asked people what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse.” -Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motor Company


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


594. “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” -George S. Patton, U.S. General


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


596. “Get big quietly, so you don’t tip off potential competitors.”


597. “To escape fear, you have to go through it, not around.”


598. “Players should never fight. A real businessman or entrepreneur has no enemies. Once he understands this, the sky’s the limit.” —Jack Ma, co-founder of Alibaba Group


599. “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


600. “Please think about your legacy, because you’re writing it every day.” – Gary Vaynerchuck