Top 50 Motivational Quotes For Entrepreneurs

50 of the Best Motivational Business Quotes

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Feeling unmotivated today? In truth, we all have those days where we question if the “uphill battle of entrepreneurship” is worth it. Before reading on, we can assure you that it most certainly is! But don’t take it from us, rather take the word of experienced entrepreneurs that have faced the uphill, and gone on to conquer the mountain. Today we have put together a list of the Top 50 Motivational Quotes for Entrepreneurs. These quotes come from the people that have pushed through their motivation-deprived days and now have the recognition to show for it. As Vince Lombardi once said “Winners never quit and quitters never win”. Being an Entrepreneur is far from easy, and nobody gets handed success on a silver platter. You always need to be the hardest worker in the room, even when you are feeling unmotivated, as that is what it takes to be a true entrepreneur. 

Without further ado, let’s get into the first motivational business quote:

1. Sizwe Nzima – “In my experience, in Africa there is space for innovation. And you don’t have to look far, especially when you are at a disadvantage. Look around you. You might be experiencing a problem that is a need in the community.”

2. Richard Branson – “My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long University education that I never had – everyday I’m learning something new.”

3.  Michael Jordaan – “Businesses that are spoilt with too much capital make the wrong decisions…Constraints are the most wonderful things in business, because constraints allow you to be innovative and come up with different solutions.”

4. Warren Buffet – “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”

5. Mark Twain- “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.”

6. Joanna McFarland – “It’s important to realize that brand is much more than a logo and slogan. A brand is who your company is: how you function and make decisions.”

7. Thomas Edison – “Genius is 1 percent inspiration, and 99 percent perspiration.”

8. Justin Stanford – “At the beginning you need to get creative. Many start-ups struggle because they look and act like a small business. To be big you need to think (and act) big.”

9. Barnaby Lashbrooke – “Don’t assume that borrowing lots of money can make your startup fly. There are many things to the business other than investors, and it’s possible to succeed with your startup without breaking the bank.”

10.  Jas Bagniewski – “Don’t get distracted. Never tell yourself that you need to be the biggest brand in the whole world. Start by working on what you need at the present moment and then what you need to do tomorrow. So, set yourself manageable targets.”

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11. Oprah Winfrey – “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.

12. Mark Zuckerberg – “The question I ask myself almost every day is, ‘Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?

13. Dharmesh Shah – “No matter how many customers you have, each is an individual. The day you start thinking of them as this amorphous ‘collection’ and stop thinking of them as people is the day you start going out of business.”

14. Helen Keller – “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”

15. Albert Schweitzer – “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”

16. Robert H. Schuller – “Tough times never last, but tough people do.”

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

18. Ralph Waldo Emmerson – “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.”

19. Theodore Roosevelt – “The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred with dust and sweat; who strives valiantly, who errs and may fall again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming.”

20. Henry Ford – “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”

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21. Farrah Gray – “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.”

22. Hamdi Ulukaya – “Some days you’re smiling and thinking you’re going to make this thing rock. Then the next day a pipe breaks and your costs look too high. You have to learn to keep your eyes on an ultimate goal. If you lose sight of that goal, you have to get out.”

23. Elon Musk – “If something is important enough, or you believe something is important enough, even if you are scared, you will keep going.”

24. Madam C.J. Walker – “There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it, for whatever success I have attained has been the result of much hard work and many sleepless nights.”

25. Arianna Huffington – “One of the greatest skills of leadership is being unflappable. Anytime you do anything in the world; there’s going to be criticism.”

26. Jeni Britton Bauer – “If you know too much before the start, then you will get overwhelmed. Come up with an original idea, and don’t copy because there will be no passion. You need that otherworldly passion. Just start.”

27. John A. Shedd – “A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”

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

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

30. Vince Lombardi – “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.”

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31. Albert Einstein – “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

32. Dave Thomas – “What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone, know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.”

33. Tim Ferriss – “The stars will never align, and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. ‘Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it’s important to you and you want to do it ‘eventually,’ just do it and correct course along the way.”

34. Wayne Huizenga – “Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.”

35. Reid Hoffman – “All humans are entrepreneurs not because they should start companies but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA.”

36. Sara Blakely – “Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else.”

37. Tony Robbins – “People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.”

38. Thomas J. Watson – “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.”

39. Bill Cosby – “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”

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

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41.  Jeff Bezos – “Because, you know, resilience – if you think of it in terms of the Gold Rush, then you’d be pretty depressed right now because the last nugget of gold would be gone. But the good thing is, with innovation, there isn’t a last nugget. Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities.”

42. Warren Buffet – “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

43. Nadir Khamissa – “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” “It is all about creating value for customers. And if you can’t do that, then you shouldn’t be in business.”

44. Mike Mlombwa – “Younger people are always in a hurry to do things. They want to become billionaires in two years, but in another two years, they collapse. That is why I always advise business people that only time allows you to get there.”

45. Martin Luther King – “The Ultimate Measure of a Man Is Not Where He Stands In Moments Of Comfort And Convenience, But Where He Stands At Times Of Challenge And Controversy.”

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

47. Steve Case – “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.”

48. Nolan Bushnell – “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, not a dreamer.”

49. Henry Ford – “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently… A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.”

50. Anita Roddick – “Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as survival, but that’s exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking. Running that first shop taught me business is not financial science; it’s about trading: buying and selling”

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You should take as much from these Motivational Business Quotes as you can, one day it might be your turn to share a quote for a Forbes top 10 list. We know it’s not going to be easy to get there, but getlion is here to help you reach and achieve your entrepreneurial goals. There are many traits of a great entrepreneur, but the first (and arguably biggest) is self-motivation. It’s like our superpower! Once you understand where to find it, you can apply it to your entrepreneur journey each day. getlion exists to do more than motivate, but also to empower you through our free business app (Known as #1 of the Best Business Apps in 2021). A comprehensive business app that has been designed to aid entrepreneurs on their journey to success. A business app where entrepreneurs get to develop themselves along with their businesses. By using our app, you gain access to various rewards, finding & applying for funding, accessing new markets and enjoying discounted services from over 30 industry-leading partners. In today’s competitive world, it’s our mission to grow the number of entrepreneurs and to increase their chance of succeeding.