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50 Success Quotes for Entrepreneurs

Below you will find 50 inspirational success quotes for current or aspiring entrepreneurs to start the new year off the right way.

It doesn’t matter if you want, or have, a home based business, an online home business, a brick-and-mortar offline business, or any other type of business. All that matters is that you are succeeding as an entrepreneur, and living by these quotes will be very helpful in achieving your goals.

1. “Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.” -Henry Ford

2. “Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.” -Jawaharlal Nehru

3. “Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.” -Napoleon Hill

4. “Have the end in mind and every day make sure your working towards it.” -Ryan Allis

5. “If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.” -John D Rockefeller

6. “There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.” -Christopher Morley

7. “The best use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts it.” -William James

8. “Anyone who has never made a mistake, has never tried something new.” -Albert Einstein

9. “Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” -Peter F. Drucker

10. “Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.” -Unknown

11. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” -Thomas Edison

12. “It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.” -John Crowe

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

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

15. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” -Vince Lombardi

16. “Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!” -Paul J. Meyer

17. “The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.” -Nolan Bushnell

18. “Keep away from small 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

19. “Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” -Booker T. Washington

19. “To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.” -Bunker Hunt

20. “Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’” -Brian Tracy

21. “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching.” -Mooie

22. “What is not started will never get finished.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

23. “The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do.” -Dennis Waitley

24. “What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” -Napoleon Hill

25. “Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.” -Joseph Sugarman

26. “I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.” -George Patton

27. “Effective people are not problem-minded; they’re opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.” -Stephen Covey

28. “A professional is a person who can do his best at a time when he doesn’t particularly feel like it.” -Alistair Cooke

29. “I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.” -John D. Rockefeller

30. “I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.” -Frank Lloyd Wright

31. “You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn’t correct. We all start with all there is. It’s how we use it that makes things possible.” -Henry Ford

32. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” -Les Brown

33. “To guarantee success, act as if it were impossible to fail.” -Dorothea Brande

34. “Life is a series of problem-solving opportunities. The problems you face will either defeat you or develop you depending on how you respond to them.” -Rick Warren

35. “I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you’re a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you’ll win – if you don’t you won’t.” -Bruce Jenner

36. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” -John Maxwell

37. “Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing there is a solution paves the way to a solution.” -Dr. David Schwartz

38. “All successful men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.” -Brian Tracy

39. “Never be afraid to tread the path alone. Know which is your path and follow is wherever it may lead you; do not feel you have to follow in someone else’s footsteps.” -Eileen Caddy

40. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.” -Aristotle

41. “Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves.” -Zig Ziglar

42. “Opportunities multiply as they are seized.” – Sun Tzu

43. “Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.” -David Bly

44. “Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses… on your powers, instead of your problems.” -Paul J. Meyer

45. “The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.” -Aristotle Onansis

46. “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” -Henry David Thoreau

47. “Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity.” -Reed Markham

48. “If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.” -Henry Ford

49. “Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing. It’s when you’ve had everything to do and you’ve done it.” -Margaret Thatcher

50. “The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: Concentration, Discrimination, Organization, Innovation and Communication.” -Michael Gerber

Whether last year was a good year for you or not just know that this year will be amazing! You will take your business to new heights and nothing can stand in your way!

Dedicated to your success,
Trent Brownrigg

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8 Responses to “50 Success Quotes for Entrepreneurs”

  1. Love this! Thanks for sharing these great success quotes. As an entrepreneur myself they are very inspirational.

  2. Thanks for this post. We entrepreneurs need all the success quotes we can get this new year to move forward.

  3. Hi, Trent:

    Thanks for this inspirational list of entrepreneur quotes! I am a quote collector, too, and have lists of quotes in the hundreds posted by members in several popular online forums. I’ll remember your list, here, in case I need a few new ones!

    :) GT Bulmer
    StarrBizz.com

  4. Hi Trent,

    Thanks for a great list of entrepreneur quotes that are really inspirational. I have printed them out and stuck them on the wall behind my computer so that I can be inspired everyday.

    Michelle Jayes

  5. Hi Trent,
    Thanks for the inspirational quotes, they will definitely inspire me as I go through the year making extra money from home.

  6. Great list. Students studying entrepreneurship and actually launching start-ups while in school will love these quotes. We will share will them. Thank you.

  7. Awesome! Very encouraging and motivating for entrepreneurs!

    Thanks

  8. GREAT! I love success quotes. Just can’t get enough. Thanks for the post. Awesome!

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