25 Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneurs



Inspiration can come in many forms.

While no amount of YouTube videos or quotes can substitute for execution, sometimes we all need a little external push to help us refocus our efforts and come back stronger – and more productive – than ever.

Thus, here are 25 inspirational quotes for entrepreneurs, or anyone else who is stuck in a rut with their business.

25 Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneurs

“Timing, perseverance, and 10 years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” – Biz Stone, Co-founder of Twitter

“The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.” – Walt Disney, founder, The Walt Disney company

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

“Don’t worry about failure. You only have to be right once.” – Drew Houston, founder of Dropbox

“You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky, Hall of Fame hockey player

“Write drunk; edit sober.” – Ernest Hemingway, author

“The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.” – Jessica Hische, lettering artist

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu, philosopher

“Give value. Give value. Give value. And then ask for business.” – Gary Vaynerchuk, entrepreneur

“People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories, and magic.” – Seth Godin, author

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

“Amateurs practice until they can get it right; professionals practice until they can’t get it wrong.” – Harold Claxton, music professor




“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill, politician

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela, politician

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady

“Be so good they can’t ignore you.” – Steve Martin, comedian

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

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.” — Richard Branson, entrepreneur

“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, founder, Amazon

“Of all sad words of mouth or pen, the saddest are these: it might have been.” – John Greenleaf Whittier, poet

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” – Estee Lauder, businesswoman

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” – Suzy Kassem, author

“Chase the vision, not the money. The money will end up following you.” – Tony Hsieh, founder, Zappos

“Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt, former U.S. President


What did I miss?

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