101 Best Entrepreneurship Quotes Ever

December 18, 2012 | No Comments » | Topics: Motivation

By Nicholas Tart

Success Quotes

  1. “There are two rules for success. 1) Never tell everything you know.” Roger H. Lincoln 
  2. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” Vidal Sassoon 
  3. “Every single person I know who is successful at what they do is successful because they love doing it.” Joe Penna 
  4. “Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity.” Will Smith
  5. “Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.” Thomas J. Watson 
  6. “To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.” Thomas J. Watson 
  7. “If hard work is the key to success, most people would rather pick the lock.”Claude McDonald 
  8. “Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.” Earl Wilson 
  9. “The road to success is always under construction.” Arnold Palmer 
  10. “Anything the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” Napoleon Hill
  11. “Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.” Napoleon Hill 
  12. “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.” Henry Ford 

Failure Quotes

  1. “Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.” Robert T. Kiyosaki 
  2. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas Edison 
  3. “Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life.” John F. Kennedy 
  4. “The biggest failure you can have in life is not trying at all.” Emil Motycka
  5. “I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.” George Burns 

Leadership Quotes

  1. “Leaders don’t force people to follow, they invite them on a journey.” Charles S. Lauer 
  2. “Example is not the main thing in influencing other people; it’s the only thing.” Abraham Lincoln 
  3. “Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching.” George Van Valkenburg 
  4. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” Dwight D. Eisenhower 
  5. “The difference between a boss and a leader: a boss says, ‘Go!’ -a leader says, ‘Let’s go!’.” E. M. Kelly 
  6. “I am more afraid of an army of one hundred sheep led by a lion than an army of one hundred lions led by a sheep.” Charles Maurice 

Wisdom Quotes

  1. “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.” Bertrand Russell
  2. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”Aristotle 
  3. “Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.” Stanislaw Lem 
  4. “A ship in harbor is safe. But that’s now what ships are built for.” William Shedd 
  5. “If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.”Lucius Annaeus Seneca 
  6. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky 
  7. “I’m not a businessman. I’m a business, man.” Jay-Z 
  8. “The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps – we must step up the stairs.” Vance Hayner 
  9. “Do not wait to strike until the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” William B. Sprague 
  10. “It’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission.” Grace Hopper
  11. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” Mark Twain 
  12. “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching.” Mooie 

Humorous Quotes

  1. “I think it’s wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly.”Steven Wright 
  2. “Ever notice how it’s a penny for your thoughts, yet you put in your two-cents? Someone is making a penny on the deal.” Steven Wright 
  3. “Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.” Karl (maybe Groucho) Marx 
  4. “I used to sell furniture for a living. The trouble was, it was my own.” Les Dawson 
  5. “Marking dynamos for repair $10,000.00—2 hours labor $10.00; knowing where to mark $9,990.00.” Invoice from Charles Steinmetz 
  6. “By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.” Robert Frost 
  7. “My son is now an ‘entrepreneur’. That’s what you’re called when you don’t have a job.” Ted Turner 
  8. “I didn’t go to college, but if I did, I would’ve taken all my tests at a restaurant, ’cause ‘The customer is always right.’” Mitch Hedberg 

Money Quotes

  1. “Formal education will make you a living. Self education will make you a fortune.” Jim Rohn 
  2. “The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a millionaire in the first place.” Jim Rohn 
  3. “If you’re not learning while you’re earning, you’re cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.” Napoleon Hill 
  4. “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” Henry Ford
  5. “After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts.” Aristotle 
  6. “I treat business a bit like a computer game. I count money as points. I’m doing really well: making lots of money and lots of points.” Michael Dunlop
  7. “All of my friends were doing babysitting jobs. I wanted money without the job.” Adam Horwitz 
  8. “I don’t pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages.” Robert Bosch 
  9. “Lend your friend $20. If he doesn’t pay you back then he’s not your friend. Money well spent.” Ted Nicolas 
  10. “Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.” Will Smith 

Practical Quotes

  1. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” Agatha Christie 
  2. “Hire character. Train skill.” Peter Schultz 
  3. “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” Dwight D. Eisenhower 
  4. “You’ve got to stop doing all the things that people have tried, tested, and found out don’t work.” Michael Dunlop 
  5. “I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others… I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.” Thomas Edison 
  6. “If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions.” Catherine Cook 
  7. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” Bill Gates 
  8. “One can get anything if he is willing to help enough others get what they want.” Zig Ziglar 
  9. “An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.” Roy Ash 
  10. “The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.” Nolan Bushnell 
  11. “Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, ‘Certainly, I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.” Theodore Roosevelt 

Motivational Quotes

  1. “Everything started as nothing.” Ben Weissenstein 
  2. “If you start with nothing and end up with nothing, there’s nothing lost.”Michael Dunlop 
  3. “Start today, not tomorrow. If anything, you should have started yesterday.”Emil Motycka 
  4. “Make it happen now, not tomorrow. Tomorrow is a loser’s excuse.” Andrew Fashion 
  5. “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 
  6. “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
  7. “Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.” Babe Ruth 
  8. “You should always stay hungry. Stay hungry, so you can eat.” Syed Balkhi
  9. “If you’re not living life on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.”Anonymous 
  10. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Peter Drucker 
  11. “I wasn’t satisfied just to earn a good living. I was looking to make a statement.” Donald Trump 
  12. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas Edison 
  13. “You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.” Jim Rohn 
  14. “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.” Mark Twain 
  15. “Not a single person whose name is worth remembering lived a life of ease.”Ryan P. Allis 
  16. “If you think that you are going to love something, give it a try. You’re going to kick yourself in the butt for the rest of your life if you don’t.” Joe Penna

Entrepreneurship Proverbs

  1. “The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.” Chinese Proverb 
  2. “If you want one year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want ten years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want one hundred years of prosperity, grow people.” Chinese Proverb 
  3. “Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.”Japanese Proverb 
  4. “Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.” Chinese Proverb 
  5. “A bad workman blames his tools.” Chinese Proverb 
  6. “A fall into a ditch makes you wiser.” Chinese Proverb 
  7. “Defeat isn’t bitter if you don’t swallow it.” Chinese Proverb 
  8. “The diamond cannot be polished without friction, nor the man perfected without trials.” Chinese Proverb 
  9. “A jade stone is useless before it is processed; a man is good-for-nothing until he is educated.” Chinese Proverb 
  10. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Chinese Proverb
  11. “The loftiest towers rise from the ground.” Chinese Proverb 
  12. “Building a castle is difficult. Defending and maintaining it is harder still.”Asian Proverb 
  13. “A person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the man doing it.”Chinese Proverb 
  14. “All cats love fish but fear to wet their paws.” Chinese Proverb 
  15. “Don’t stand by the water and long for fish; go home and weave a net.”Chinese Proverb 
  16. “Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.” Hasidic Proverb 
  17. “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Chinese Proverb 
  18. “If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.” Chinese Proverb 
  19. “Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come.” Chinese Proverb 
  20. “Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.” Chinese Proverb 
  21. “Find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Confucius 

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