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50 Empowering And Motivational Quotes For Entrepreneurs

50 motivational quotes

As entrepreneurs, sometimes we need to remind ourselves why we’re working hard towards our dreams.

Just like everyone else, we all have our ups and downs. It’s not always easy to try and stay on track and focus, especially because a lot of self-discipline is required working for yourself.

I compiled 50 entrepreneurial quotes that I found truly empowering, inspiring and motivational which will help you along your journey to success, no matter what you’re trying to accomplish as an entrepreneur.

These quotes are about success, leadership, never giving up, following your passions and being great at what you do.


Here they are…

  1. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney

  2. Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try. – Unknown

  3. I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan

  4. History shows us that the people who end up changing the world – the great political, social, scientific, technological, artistic, even sports revolutionaries – are always nuts, until they are right, and then they are geniuses. – John Eliot

  5. 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. – Michael Gerber

  6. Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful. – Mark Victor Hansen

  7. Sometimes life’s going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. – Steve Jobs

  8. The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. – Albert Einstein

  9.  Try not to become a man of success but a man of value. – Albert Einstein

  10. You don’t have to get it right, you just have to get it going. – Mike Litman

  11. You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want. – Zig Ziglar

  12. Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything. – Napoleon Hill

  13. 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

  14. Life is not about ALL the wrong moves you made, Life is about the one right move that made ALL the difference. – James Lockhart

  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. In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. – Thomas Jefferson

  17. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  18. The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. – Unknown

  19. There is only one success–to be able to spend your life in your own way. – Christopher Morley

  20. Opportunities don’t happen, you create them. – Chris Grosser

  21. Whether you think you can or you can’t, you are right. – Henry Ford

  22. There’s no next time. It’s now or never. – Celestine Chua

  23. Your work is to discover your work and then, with all your heart, to give yourself to it. – Buddha

  24. I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy. – Tony Robbins

  25. A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided. – Tony Robbins

  26. If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. – Henry Ford

  27. Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything. – W. Clement Stone

  28. You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over. – Sir Richard Branson

  29. Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. – Dalai Lama

  30. Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations. – Steve Jobs

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

  32. You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – C. S. Lewis

  33. Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now. – Denis Waitley

  34. Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. – William James

  35. Either you run the day or the day runs you. – Jim Rohn

  36. If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. – Dale Carnegie

  37. Well done is better than well said. – Benjamin Franklin

  38. I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed. – Robert H. Schuller

  39. The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large. – Confucius

  40. You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win. – Ted Turner

  41. One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals. – Michael Korda

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

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

  44. Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile. – Gary Ryan Blair

  45. I was told to avoid the business all together because of the rejection. People would say to me, ‘Don’t you want to have a normal job and a normal family?’ I guess that would be good advice for some people, but I wanted to act. – Jennifer Aniston

  46. I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win. – Michael Jordan

  47. I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big. – Donald Trump

  48. Choose a job that you like, and you will never have to work a day in your life. – Confucious

  49. 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. – Anonymous

  50. Be nice to geeks, you’ll probably end up working for one. – Bill Gates

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What’s your favorite quote that helped you along your journey as an entrepreneur?

I’d love to know! Leave your quotes in the comment box below for all of us to read.

This Post Has 20 Comments
  1. Hi Aurelius. Thanks very much for the quotes. I am just starting my entrepreneurial journey and these quotes are absolutely great. I found it hard to pick one but if I had to, I would go with number eleven. Thanks again and keep up the good work.

  2. This is an inspiring list Aurelius, I can relate to #10 mainly because I’m stuck in shinny object land but am determined to get out and WILL!

    #10.You don’t have to get it right, you just have to get it going. – Mike Litman

    Here’s another one to add to your list:

    “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”
    Anatole France

    Have a productive week everyone!

    1. Thanks Yvette. Yes, #10 is my all time favorite quite which has helped me since the start. Thanks for dropping by and leaving your comment!

  3. “Progressive improvement beats delayed perfection” – Mark Twain

    You will be amazed by how far you move forward over time by taking many small steps. As well, you benefit from all those incremental improvements along the way.

  4. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. – Steve Jobs

  5. Hey Aurelius,

    Great quotes, I particularly liked number 22. There’s no next time. It’s now or never. – Celestine Chua.

    My fav quote is “shoot for the moon, because if you miss at least you end up in the stars” or something along those lines, can’t remember it exactly…but I love it because it reminds me to aim high.

    Sally 🙂 x

    1. Hey Sally. Long time no see!

      That’s right, now or never!

      And yes, I’ve heard that quote before…you’re pretty much spot on on that quote.

      Thanks for sharing!

  6. Just sharing with all.

    The harder you work, the luckier you get.

    -Gary Player

    The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.

    – Napoleon Hill

    I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.

    -Mohandas K. Ghandi

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