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101 Entrepreneur Quotes to Motivate & Inspire (GRIND)

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20 Entrepreneur Quotes to Motivate You

Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow. - Oprah Winfrey
Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow. – Oprah Winfrey
There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others. - Mandy Hale
There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others. – Mandy Hale
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. - Walt Disney
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney
Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you. - Tony Hsieh
Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you. – Tony Hsieh
You have to believe it before you see it. - Jeremiah Say
You have to believe it before you see it. – Jeremiah Say
Be so good they can’t ignore you. - Steve Martin
Be so good they can’t ignore you. – Steve Martin
Be the change you wish to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi
Be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail. - Confucius
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail. – Confucius
An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it. - Roy Ash
An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it. – Roy Ash
No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team. - Reid Hoffman
No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team. – Reid Hoffman
A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. - John A. Shedd
A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. – John A. Shedd
If you don’t have big dreams and goals, you’ll end up working for someone that does.
If you don’t have big dreams and goals, you’ll end up working for someone that does.
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. - Thomas Edison
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. – Thomas Edison
Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once. - Drew Houston
Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once. – Drew Houston
Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. - Warren Buffett
Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. – Warren Buffett
Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value. - Albert Einstein
Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value. – Albert Einstein
Don’t risk more than you can afford to lose! - The Backroads Bosslady
Don’t risk more than you can afford to lose! – The Backroads Bosslady
Knowledge without action is meaningless. - Abu Bakr
Knowledge without action is meaningless. – Abu Bakr
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it.
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time. - Marian Wright Edelman
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time. – Marian Wright Edelman
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. - Albert Einstein
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. – Albert Einstein
Life’s too short to learn from your own mistakes. So learn from others.
Life’s too short to learn from your own mistakes. So learn from others.

31 Inspiring Quotes About Entrepreneurship

You have to see failure as the beginning and the middle, but never entertain it as an end. - Jessica Herrin
You have to see failure as the beginning and the middle, but never entertain it as an end. – Jessica Herrin
Some men see things as they are and say why – I dream things that never were and say why not. - George Bernard Shaw
Some men see things as they are and say why – I dream things that never were and say why not. – George Bernard Shaw
Don’t let others convince you that the idea is good when your gut tells you it’s bad.
Don’t let others convince you that the idea is good when your gut tells you it’s bad. – Kevin Rose
In the age of transparency, honesty, and generosity, even in the form of an apology, generate goodwill. - Alexander Asseily
In the age of transparency, honesty, and generosity, even in the form of an apology, generate goodwill. – Alexander Asseily
Speak less than you know; have more than you show. - William Shakespeare
Speak less than you know; have more than you show. – William Shakespeare
Don’t worry about funding if you don’t need it. Today it’s cheaper to start a business than ever. - Noah Everett
Don’t worry about funding if you don’t need it. Today it’s cheaper to start a business than ever. – Noah Everett
If you’re starting something on your own, you better have a passion for it, because this is hard work. - Sallie Krawcheck
If you’re starting something on your own, you better have a passion for it, because this is hard work. – Sallie Krawcheck
Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that. - Anthony Volodkin
Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that. – Anthony Volodkin
Remain self-funded as long as possible. - Garrett Camp
Remain self-funded as long as possible. – Garrett Camp
As a founder, lay all the possible scenarios - from best to worst - in front of you, so you don’t get surprised when something happens. - Brian Wong
As a founder, lay all the possible scenarios – from best to worst – in front of you, so you don’t get surprised when something happens. – Brian Wong
If we are going to be part of the solution, we have to engage the problems. - Majora Carter
If we are going to be part of the solution, we have to engage the problems. – Majora Carter
The best way to predict the future is to create it. - Peter Drucker
The best way to predict the future is to create it. – Peter Drucker
Winners never quit and quitters never win. - Vince Lombardi
Winners never quit and quitters never win. – Vince Lombardi
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. - 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. – Richard Branson
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
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
It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. - Bill Gates
It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. – Bill Gates
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. - Warren Buffett
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. – Warren Buffett
One of the huge mistakes people make is that they try to force an interest on themselves. You don't choose your passions; your passions choose you. - Jeff Bezos
One of the huge mistakes people make is that they try to force an interest on themselves. You don’t choose your passions; your passions choose you. – Jeff Bezos
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. - Albert Einstein
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. – Albert Einstein
Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. - Winston Churchill
Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill
Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration. - Thomas Edison
Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration. – Thomas Edison
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand... whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. - Vince Lombardi
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand… whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. – Vince Lombardi
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. - Napoleon Hill
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. – Napoleon Hill
I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. - Bill Cosby
I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. – Bill Cosby
Success is not what you have, but who you are. - Bo Bennet
Success is not what you have, but who you are. – Bo Bennet
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 cant. - Warren G. Tracy's Student
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 cant. – Warren G. Tracy’s Student
To win without risk is to triumph without glory. - Corneille
To win without risk is to triumph without glory. – Corneille
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
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
There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way. - Christopher Morley
There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way. – Christopher Morley
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve. - Napoleon Hill
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve. – Napoleon Hill

36 Inspiring Entrepreneur Quotes to Live By

Don’t be cocky. Don’t be flashy. There’s always someone better than you. - Tony Hsieh
Don’t be cocky. Don’t be flashy. There’s always someone better than you. – Tony Hsieh
Get big quietly, so you don’t tip off potential competitors. - Chris Dixon
Get big quietly, so you don’t tip off potential competitors. – Chris Dixon
Always deliver more than expected. - Larry Page
Always deliver more than expected. – Larry Page
The difference between a boss and a leader: a boss says ‘Go!’ – a leader says, ‘Let’s go!’ - E.M Kelly
The difference between a boss and a leader: a boss says ‘Go!’ – a leader says, ‘Let’s go!’ – E.M Kelly
Every noble work is at first impossible. - Thomas Carlyle
Every noble work is at first impossible. – Thomas Carlyle
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. - Steve Jobs
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. – Steve Jobs
Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you. - Mark Cuban
Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you. – Mark Cuban
A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath them. - Henry Kravis
A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath them. – Henry Kravis
Your reputation is more important than your paycheck, and your integrity is worth more than your career. - Ryan Freitas
Your reputation is more important than your paycheck, and your integrity is worth more than your career. – Ryan Freitas
Successful entrepreneurs are givers and not takers of positive energy.
Successful entrepreneurs are givers and not takers of positive energy.
Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. - Mary Kay Ash
Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. – Mary Kay Ash
Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter. - Francis Chan
Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter. – Francis Chan
Don’t play games that you don’t understand, even if you see lots of other people making money from them. - Tony Hsieh
Don’t play games that you don’t understand, even if you see lots of other people making money from them. – Tony Hsieh
You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction. - George Lorimer
You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. – George Lorimer
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. - Bill Gates
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. – Bill Gates
Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company. - Booker T. Washington
Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company. – Booker T. Washington
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. - John C. Maxwell
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. – John C. Maxwell
We are really competing against ourselves, we have no control over how other people perform. - Pete Cashmore
We are really competing against ourselves, we have no control over how other people perform. – Pete Cashmore
How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top. - Yvon Chouinard
How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top. – Yvon Chouinard
A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. - Henry Ford
A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. – Henry Ford
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. - 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. – Albert Schweitzer
It’s more effective to do something valuable than to hope a logo or name will say it for you. - Jason Cohen
It’s more effective to do something valuable than to hope a logo or name will say it for you. – Jason Cohen
When you cease to dream you cease to live. - Malcolm Forbes
When you cease to dream you cease to live. – Malcolm Forbes
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. - Jim Rohn
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. – Jim Rohn
The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake- you can’t learn anything from being perfect. - Adam Osborne
The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake- you can’t learn anything from being perfect. – Adam Osborne
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. - Ralph Nader
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. – Ralph Nader
Choose a job that you like, and you will never have to work a day in your life. - Confucius
Choose a job that you like, and you will never have to work a day in your life. – Confucius
When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue. - Josh James
When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue. – Josh James
It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. - Scott Belsky
It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. – Scott Belsky
The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something. - Seth Godin
The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something. – Seth Godin
When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say ‘wow, that was an adventure,’ not ‘wow, I sure felt safe.’ - Tom Preston-werner
When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say ‘wow, that was an adventure,’ not ‘wow, I sure felt safe.’ – Tom Preston-werner
The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be. - Reid Hoffman
The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be. – Reid Hoffman
In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination. - Steve Case
In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination. – Steve Case
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
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
Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical. - Howard Schultz
Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical. – Howard Schultz
High expectations are the key to everything. - Sam Walton
High expectations are the key to everything. – Sam Walton
Don’t be afraid to assert yourself, have confidence in your abilities and don’t let the bastards get you down. - Michael Bloomberg
Don’t be afraid to assert yourself, have confidence in your abilities and don’t let the bastards get you down. – Michael Bloomberg

12 Entrepreneur Quotes About Hardwork and Never Giving Up

I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. - Steve Jobs
I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. – Steve Jobs
If you’re passionate about something and you work hard, then I think you will be successful. - Peter Omidyar
If you’re passionate about something and you work hard, then I think you will be successful. – Peter Omidyar
Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect. - Jack Dorsey
Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect. – Jack Dorsey
Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard. - Guy Kawasaki
Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard. – Guy Kawasaki
I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one. - Bill Gates
I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one. – Bill Gates
So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard. - Caterina Fake
So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard. – Caterina Fake
It is always the start that requires the greatest effort. - James Cash Penney
It is always the start that requires the greatest effort. – James Cash Penney
If hard work is the key to success, most people would rather pick the lock. - Claude McDonald
If hard work is the key to success, most people would rather pick the lock. – Claude McDonald
Have the end in mind and every day make sure you’re working towards it. - Ryan Allis
Have the end in mind and every day make sure you’re working towards it. – Ryan Allis
When times are bad is when the real entrepreneurs emerge. - Robert Kiyosaki
When times are bad is when the real entrepreneurs emerge. – Robert Kiyosaki
Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. - Napoleon Hill
Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. – Napoleon Hill
If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it’s moving you away from your goals. - Brian Tracy
If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it’s moving you away from your goals. – Brian Tracy
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. - Benjamin Disraeli
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. – Benjamin Disraeli
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death. - James F. Byrnes
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death. – James F. Byrnes

Conclusion

If you’ve ever been told that being an entrepreneur is easy (or have the notion that it is) then I’m sorry, you’ve been lied to.

Books and movies are inclined to talk about success rather than hardships, struggles, and failures.

Nobody likes to talk about the countless of sleepless nights, the fights with co-workers and depression.

The truth about being an entrepreneur is it requires a lot of determination, grit, and hustle. Even with these combinations, there’s still no guarantee that you will succeed in building a multi-million dollar business.

People are attracted to being an entrepreneur because of the inspiration they’ve gotten from other successful businessmen.

The freedom, glamorous lifestyle, profits, and the ability to call the shot.

Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy but the fruits of its labor are the sweetest.

If you can’t accept being a 9-to-5 slave for the rest of your life or can’t stand your terrible boss then perhaps being an entrepreneur might be the best option for you.

Here are the best motivational quotes about being an entrepreneur so you can be inspired to grind and outwork your competitors in your current (or next) endeavor.

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