50 Inspiring Entrepreneurship Quotes from The Best Brains

A compilation of the top 50 Inspiring Entrepreneurship Quotes.

Starting a company is an emotional roller coaster with incredible highs and devastating lows, but one thing that always helps me get through the ups and downs is connecting with some of the best brains.

Words of encouragement, particularly when said by the most successful entrepreneurs, have enormous potential to put our path into context. They serve as a reminder that every successful entrepreneur experiences challenges, and it is their capacity to overcome those challenges that distinguishes them. Whatever motivates you to become an entrepreneur, the reality is that you need motivation.

Inspiring Entrepreneurship Quotes

  1. “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

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

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

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

5. “Everything started as nothing.” – Ben Weissenstein, 

6. “Make it happen now, not tomorrow. Tomorrow is a loser’s excuse.” –Farrah Gray

7. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” –Jim Rohn

8. “Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it, and eventually, the confidence will follow.”-Carrie Fisher

9. “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

10. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” – Jim Rohn

11. “Fall down seven times, get up eight.” -Japanese Proverb

12. “If you’ve never tried, how will you ever know if there’s any chance?” –Jack Ma

13. “What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

14. “Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work.” -Robert Orben

15. “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” -Mark Twain

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

17. “We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.” – Jim Rohn

18. “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.” -Henry Ford

19. “Don’t you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct.” -Barbara Ann Corcoran

20. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” -Estée Lauder

Inspiring Entrepreneurship Quotes

21. “Dream big. Start small. But most of all, start.” -Simon Sinek

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

23. “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

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

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

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

27. “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,

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

29. “The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.” -Reid Hoffman

30. “Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” -Howard Schultz

Inspiring Entrepreneurship Quotes

31. “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

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

33. “Show me a person who never made a mistake, and I will show you a person who never did anything.” -William Rosenberg

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

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

36. “If you broke a lot of rules as a kid, you’d probably make a great entrepreneur.” – Harley Finkelstein.”

37. “To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don’t, you’re going to regret it.” – Catherine Cook

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

39. “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” – Scott Belsky 

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

41. “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, 

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

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

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

45. “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

46. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” -Henry David Thoreau

47. “Whatever you do, don’t play it safe. Don’t do things the way they’ve always been done. Don’t try to fit the system. If you do what’s expected of you, you’ll never accomplish more than others expect.” -Howard Schultz

48. “There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.” -Jason Fried

49 “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,

50. “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

My favorite inspiring entrepreneurship quotes are, “The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.” and “Tough times never last, but tough people do.”

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