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100 Motivational Quotes for Entrepreneurial Success

I have to admit that I am a motivational quote junkie. I love waking up in the morning and being inspired by the words of wisdom of those that have struggled and succeeded.

Below is a selection of some of my favorites. I hope you find them inspirational. Feel free to add your favorites in the comment section.

  1. “A positive attitude is the foundation of a successful life.” – Keith Harrell
  2. “A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath them.” – Henry Kravis
  3. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” Pablo Picasso
  4. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
  5. “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” – Og Mandino
  6. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”Bill Gates
  7. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Ben Franklin
  8. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear–not absense of fear.” – Mark Twain
  9. “Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” – W. Clement Stone
  10. “Details create the big picture.” – Sanford I. Weill
  11. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller
  12. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John R. Wooden
  13. “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” – Woody Allen
  14. “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn
  15. “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett
  16. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth
  17. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Adair
  18. “Failure is success if we learn from it.” – Malcolm Forbes
  19. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” – Truman Capote
  20. “Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.” J. Paul Getty
  21. “Fortune sides with him who dares.” – Virgil
  22. “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort”. – FDR
  23. “Help shape the stories that people are telling about you.” Tony Hsieh
  24. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey
  25. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” – Florence Nightingale
  26. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson
  27. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison
  28. “If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.” – Mario Andretti
  29. “If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.” Jim Rohn
  30. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney
  31. “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” – Albert Einstein
  32. “If you have no critics you’ll likely have no success.” Malcolm X
  33. “If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie
  34. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill
  35. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs
  36. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
  37. “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” – Herman Melville
  38. “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  39. “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” – Charles Swindoll
  40. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin
  41. “Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.” – Washington Irving
  42. “Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.” – Nelson Mandela
  43. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryun
  44. “Much effort, much prosperity.” – Euripides
  45. “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” – Dale Carnegie
  46. “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” – Robert H. Schuller
  47. “Quality is not an act. It is a habit.” – Aristotle
  48. “Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.” – Theodore N. Vail
  49. “Society flourishes when people think entrepreneurially.” – Reid Hoffman
  50. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein
  51. “Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.” – Oliver Goldsmith
  52. “Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” George S. Patton
  53. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou
  54. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill
  55. “Success is that old ABC – ability, breaks, and courage.” – Charles Luckman
  56. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
  57. “The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra
  58. “The energy and devotion of the amateur comprises the fuel for the crowdsourcing engine.” – Jeff Howe
  59. “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” – Ralph Nader
  60. “The most beautiful word in English – Humility.” – Bruna Martinuzzi
  61. “The one thing that I know is that you win with good people.” – Don Shula
  62. “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vince Lombardi
  63. The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon
  64. “The real secret of success is enthusiasm.” – Walter Chrysler
  65. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain
  66. “The secret of my success is a two word answer: Know people.” Harvey S. Firestone
  67. “The secret of success is consistency of purpose.” – Benjamin Disraeli
  68. “The starting point of all achievement is desire.” Napoleon Hill
  69. “There is no success without hardship.” – Sophocles
  70. “They succeed, because they think they can.” – Virgil
  71. “To be prepared is half the victory.” Miguel de Cervantes
  72. “We become what we think about.” – Earl Nightingale
  73. “We fall forward to succeed.” – Mary Kay Ash
  74. “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” – Oscar Wilde
  75. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill
  76. “What’s dangerous is not to evolve.” – Jeff Bezos
  77. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu
  78. “Winners quit all the time. They just quit the right stuff at the right time.” – Seth Godin
  79. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  80. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C. S. Lewis
  81. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher
  82. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan
  83. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs
  84. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley
  85. “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” – Robert Kiyosaki
  86. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  87. “If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.” – Dhirubhai Ambani
  88. “If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it – teach yourself to be impatient.” – Gurbaksh Chahal
  89. “It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J. K Rowling
  90. “Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.” – Roger Babson
  91. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  92. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand
  93. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee
  94. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain
  95. “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” – Albert Einstein
  96. “All humans are entrepreneurs…because the will to create is encoded in human DNA” – Reid Hoffman
  97. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan
  98. “Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.” –Peter Drucker
  99. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” – John Wooden
  100. Number 100 is the quote you place below in the comment section.

About Jesse Torres (40 Articles)
Jesse Torres has spent over 20 years in leadership and executive management positions. Jesse maintains a wide range of skills that include risk management, internal audit, operations, information technology, marketing and public relations. Jesse has written books and articles related to entrepreneurship, marketing, and social media. Jesse is a contributing writer for Entrepreneur, a frequent speaker at conferences and is often interviewed by business publications. He holds a B.A. from UCLA and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School. He holds several certifications, including Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

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