100 Inspirational Quotes For Entrepreneurs

2. Dream audaciously. Have the courage to fail forward. Act with urgency. – Phil Knight

3. 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. –Steve Case

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

5. It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.- Theodore Roosevelt

5. Ideas are easy, implementation is hard- Guy Kawasaki

6.Never do things others can do and will do if there are things others cannot do or will not do. – Amelia Earhart

7. 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. –Steve Jobs

8. Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.
–Biz Stone, Twitter cofounder

9.A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. –Albert Einstein

10. I hate how many people think, “glass half-empty” when their glass is really four-fifths full. I’m grateful when I have one drop in the glass because I know exactly what to do with it. –Gary Vaynerchuk

11. I think if you’re an entrepreneur, you’ve got to dream big and then dream bigger. –Howard Schultz, Starbucks executive chairman.

12. If you’ve got an idea, start today. There’s no better time than now to get going. –Kevin Systrom, Instagram cofounder

13. Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. –Mark Twain

14. Here’s how I’m going to beat you. I’m going to outwork you. That’s it. That’s all there is to it. -Pat Summitt

15. What is not started today is never finished tomorrow. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

16. Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is. Know your business and industry better than anyone else in the world. Love what you do or don’t do it. –Mark Cuban

17. It’s just a matter of the pieces that you have around you and what you can do to elevate everybody else. –Kobe Bryant

18. If you love what you do and are willing to do what it takes, it’s within your reach. And it’ll be worth every minute you spend alone at night, thinking and thinking about what it is you want to design or build. –Steve Wozniak

19. Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is. –H. Jackson Brown

20. Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good. -Malcolm Gladwell

21 If you take one typewriter and build 100, you’ve made horizontal progress. If you have a typewriter and build a word processor, you have made vertical progress.- Peter Thiel

22. You Can’t just keep doing what works one time, everything around you is changing. To succeed stay in front of change.- Sam Walton

23. I am always doing that which I cannot do in order that I may learn how to do it. –Pablo Picasso

24. Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. –Stephen King

25. If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.- Malcolm Gladwell

26. Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion. – Jack Welch

27. Being a good listener is absolutely critical to being a good leader; you have to listen to the people who are on the front line. – Richard Branson

28. High expectations are the key to everything. –Sam Walton, Walmart founder

29. There is no perfect fit when you are looking for the next big thing to do. –Sheryl Sandberg

30. Never stop investing. Never stop improving. Never stop doing something new.- Bob Parsons, Godaddy Founder

31. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. –John Quincy Adams

32. Opportunities—the good ones—they’re messy and confusing and hard to recognize. They’re risky. They challenge you. –Susan Wojcicki, YouTube CEO

33. When you cease to dream, you cease to live. –Malcolm Forbes

34. All Rhodes Scholars had a great future in their past- Peter Thiel

35. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. –Aristotle

36. Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds. –Larry Bird

37. The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake. –Meister Eckhart

39. It only seems impossible until it’s done. –Nelson Mandela

40. Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion. –Jack Kerouac

41. Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. –Frank Zappa

42. Avoiding mistakes costs more than making them. –Omer Shai

43.There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.- Marianne Williamson

44. It ain’t over ‘til it’s over. –Yogi Berra

45. We led with our conviction rather than rational, because rational said it was impossible. –Daniel Ek, Spotify CEO and cofounder

46. When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor. –Elon Musk

47.We all need to get the balance right between action and reflection. With so many distractions, it is easy to forget to pause and take stock.- Queen Elizabeth

48. A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. –John Lennon, musician

49. It has long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. –Leonardo da Vinci

50.The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. – Amelia Earhart

51. If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.

52. Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway. –John Wayne

53. Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. –F. Scott Fitzgerald,

54. It is the greatest shot of adrenaline to be doing what you have wanted to do so badly. You almost feel like you could fly without the plane. –Charles Lindbergh

55. Take time to deliberate. But when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in. –Andrew Jackson, U.S. president

56. Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough- Oprah Winfrey

57. Culture drives great results. – Jack Welch

58. Success depends almost entirely on how effectively you learn to manage the game’s two ultimate adversaries: the course and yourself. –Jack Nicklaus

59. Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. –Thomas Jefferson

60. Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. – Helen Keller

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

62. People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe. –Simon Sinek

63. If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late. –Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn cofounder

64. The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been. –Henry Kissinger

65. A company shouldn’t be addicted to being shiny because being shiny doesn’t last. –Jeff Bezos

66. If everything is under control, you’re not going fast enough. –Mario Andretti

67. To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing. –Elbert Hubbard

68. Everyone has an idea. But it’s taking those first steps towards turning that idea into a reality that are always the toughest. –Daymond John

69. You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” You must do the thing you think you cannot do. –Eleanor Roosevelt

70. 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. – Martin Luther King

71. I love it when people doubt me. It makes me work harder to prove them wrong. –Derek Jeter

72. From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached. –Franz Kafka

73. Success is more permanent when you achieve it without destroying your principles. –Walter Cronkite

74. Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. –Benjamin Franklin,

75. The best revenge is massive success. –Frank Sinatra

76. If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.
–James Cameron

77. Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds. –Albert Einstein

78. Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small. –Tim Ferriss

79. If Google teaches you anything, it’s that small ideas can be big. –Ben Silbermann, Pinterest cofounder

80. If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. –John Wooden

81. In business, you’re the chief salesman. Create a sense of demand, rather than waiting to have demand. Barbara Corcoron

82. 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

83. I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once. I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times. –Bruce Lee

84. 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

85. We are really competing against ourselves. We have no control over how other people perform. –Pete Cashmore, Mashable founder

86. Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I’ll show you someone who never achieved much. –Joan Collins

87. You are what you think. So just think big, believe big, act big, work big, give big, forgive big, laugh big, love big, and live big. –Andrew Carnegie

88. I’ve learned that mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success. –Jack Welch

89. If you’re passionate about something and you work hard, then I think you will be successful. –Pierre Omidyar, eBay founder

90. 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, former Evernote CEO

91. It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. –Babe Ruth

92. Do not be embarrassed by your failures. Learn from them and start again. –Richard Branson

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

94. If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business. –Ray Kroc

95. If you can dream it, you can do it. –Walt Disney

96. I can accept failure—everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. –Michael Jordan

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

98. Success in a career is no longer a simple ascension on a path of steps. You need to climb sideways and sometimes down; sometimes you need to swing and jump from one set of bars to the next. –Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn cofounder

99. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. –Wayne Gretzky

100. Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
–Calvin Coolidge



Written By Josh Bobrowsky Cofounder & CEO