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15 Wonderful Entrepreneur Quotes That Will Get You Into Gear

How do you describe success?  Is it by working anywhere in the world?  Being your own boss and making your own schedule?  Leading others into running a business in the most efficient way possible?  Making large quantities of money?

The truth is, there really is no right or wrong answer to this question.  Success is a relative term, and everyone views it differently.  As a business owner, there will be times when it feels like success is a complete and total myth.  Clients will be scarce or dissatisfied with a service you provided, expenses will exceed revenue, or just when you've figured out the key to a social media platform's algorithm it'll all change and you'll lose 100 followers.

It's ok.  It may not seem so in the moment, but it is (or it will be very soon).  If you're in one of those bubbles where it seems like success is just entirely too difficult to obtain, read below to find our list of 15 entrepreneur quotes that will get you into gear!  

1.  "Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?" - Frida Kahlo

2.  “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

3.  “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

4.  "We're all products of what we want to project to the world..." - Cindy Sherman

5.  "If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress." - Barack Obama

6.  “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” - Albert Einstein

7.  “Fearlessness is like a muscle.  I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.” – Arianna Huffington

8.  "If you have an opportunity to use your voice you should use it." - Samuel L. Jackson

9.   "Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it." - Salvador Dali

10.  "I had to make my own living and my own opportunity.  But I made it!  Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come.  Get up and make them." - Madam C.J. Walker

11.  "If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow." - Beyonce Knowles

12.  “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” – Bill Gates

13.  "Self-deprecation is not the answer to humility." - Viola Davis

14.  "Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art." - Andy Warhol

15.  "You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage.  Instead, it's important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages." - Michelle Obama

There!  We hope these entrepreneur quotes helped if you're feeling a little down about things right now, or that they will come in handy for you in the future.  Are there any quotes that help you when times get a little tough?  Leave the quote in the comments, as we'd love to read them!


  1. This is just what I needed today. Sometimes when you're trying to get a business off the ground and floundering it's importnat to know that there were others before you who felt the exact same way. I especially liked the Mark Twain quote.

  2. Excellent quotes. I think the one that motivates me the most is the one from Dali (#9). Striving for perfection can stop you in your tracks as you realize you will never get it. It reminds me of a quote , but I am not sure of who said it "Perfection is the enemy of good enough".

  3. Wow! What a stimulus to a growing business owner. This has helped me today to be more positive and helps me refocus. Thanks for the inspiration. Love Mark Twain!

  4. Very good quotes and very relevant for an aspiring business owner!

  5. There are a lot of wonderful quotes here, I think my favorite is number six.

  6. These quotes are so inspiring! As a small business owner I can relate that things can get pretty tough out there at times. But having some great words of wisdom from strong and successful individuals always helps clear the road ahead! Thanks for sharing!

  7. #11 is it for me. We learn to grow when things are not going as planned, and that's what set the losers and winners apart.

  8. I love this! Some days as a blogger, it’s difficult to keep going when my numbers are small. Seems like all companies out there want huge numbers. That’s depressing at times. But when I look at the bigger picture of what I’ve built in just a few months, I know I’m clearly headed in the right direction. Because I started with nothing, and I’ve turned it into something. I just have to keep going and pushing through. This was exactly what I needed to read today. Thank you!

  9. My favorite was the one from Barack Obama. I've never seen most of these before - thanks for sharing!

  10. One of my favorite quotes when things get tough and you start to flounder about, with no real plan:

    "Now is not the time to be inactive. Now is the time to be PROACTIVE." Basically saying we can stand around all day panicking over this situation...or we can take steps to try and diffuse it before it becomes a BIGGER problem than it already is.

  11. I love the second quote. You will never know what you could have accomplished if you don't take a chance and try.

  12. Have no fear of perfection, you'll never achieve it. My new mantra ❤️

  13. I love this one, "We're all products of what we want to project to the world..." If we show that we are successful and happy with what we are doing, that's what the world will see in us.

  14. You made my day truly. Wonderful reading through all the 15. Some I had come across earlier.

  15. These are wonderful quotes, indeed. #8 resonates with me.. I would add a Steve Jobs quote, "Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice”

  16. Loved and truly believe in quote #1 and #4 ! Thanks for sharing such wonderful and inspiring quotes.

  17. I needed these today! Sometimes it's hard to just keep going! But these quotes will definitely help!


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