Best Entrepreneurship Quotes

Discover some of the best entrepreneurship quotes to fuel your quest of starting a business and keep the fire burning. Entrepreneurship is far from easy, but you get to develop your strength as the journey unfolds. None of these entrepreneurs started knowing it all, yet through consistency, self-belief, and a capacity to adapt, they created successful companies and new products.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10-“I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.” – Michael Phelps

11-“If you don’t understand the details of your business you are going to fail” – Jeff Bezos

12-“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that’s why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

13-“If you ain’t making waves, you ain’t kickin’ hard enough.”

14-“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

25-“Many people dream about being an entrepreneur, starting their own business, working for themselves, and living the good life. Very few, however, will actually take the plunge and put everything they’ve got into being their own boss.” – Fabrizio Moreira

26-“Dream more than others think practical. Expect more than others think possible. Care more than others think wise.” – Howard Schultz

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

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

29-“A hard thing is done by figuring out how to start.”– Rand Fishkin

30-“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

31-“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

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

33-What’s the worst that could happen? Everyone turned me down. Big deal.” – J.K. Rowling

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

35-“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

36-“Instead of freaking out about these constraints, embrace them. Let them guide you. Constraints drive innovation and force focus. Instead of trying to remove them, use them to your advantage.”

37-“Life is not fair; get used to it.”-Bill Gates

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

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

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

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

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

43-“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.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

44-“Any time is a good time to start a company.” – Ron Conway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

52-“If you are going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

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

54-“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

55-“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”– Robert H. Schuller

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

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

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

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

60-“You just have to pay attention to what people need and what has not been done.”– Russell Simmons

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

62-“Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.” – Oprah Winfrey

63-“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

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

65-“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey

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

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

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

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

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

71-“There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.’” –Mandy Hale

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

73-“The Team! The Team! The Team!” – Bo Schembechler

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

75-“That’s been one of my mantras—focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex; you have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.”– Steve Jobs

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

77-“If you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford.

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

79-“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.”– Milton Hershey

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

81-“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”-Mahatma Gandhi

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

83-”Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.”– Thomas Edison

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

85-“I became successful due to several reasons. I never gave up and I never let anyone or anything get in my way. I use the power of positive thinking to tackle obstacles and challenges so they don’t defeat me”- Lillian Vernon

86-“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”– Steve Jobs

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

88-“If you can’t admit a failure, you’re not an entrepreneur. You are not a good business person. There’s nothing brilliant about what you are doing.”– Mark Cuban

89-“Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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

91-“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

92-“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.”-Mi Oon

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

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

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

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

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

98-“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

99-“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”– Mark Twain

100-Because, you know, resilience – if you think of it in terms of the Gold Rush, then you’d be pretty depressed right now because the last nugget of gold would be gone. But the good thing is, with innovation, there isn’t a last nugget. Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities.”-Jeff Bezos

101-“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

102-“Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.”-Drew Houston

103-“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

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

105-“People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn’t they?.”– Bill Gates

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

107-“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

108-“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.”-Jack Ma

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

110-“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”-Albert Einstein

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

112-“Knowledge without action is meaningless”– Abu Bakr

113-If you are the kind of person who is waiting for the ‘right’ thing to happen, you might wait for a long time. It’s like waiting for all the traffic lights to be green for five miles before starting the trip.”– Robert Kiyosaki

114-“I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.”-Oprah Winfrey

115-“I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.”– Estee Lauder

116-“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it.”

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

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

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

120-A company shouldn’t get addicted to being shiny, because shiny doesn’t last.”– Jeff Bezos

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

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

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

125-“Everything started as nothing.” – Ben Weissenstein

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