15 Quotes to Inspire Entrepreneurs

Learn from the experts and stay inspired into the new year with these inspirational quotes about business, entrepreneurship, and being successful. Do you have a favorite inspirational quote?

 

  1. “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.” –Nolan Bushnell, entrepreneur.

 

  1. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game’s winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that’s why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan, NBA Hall of Famer.

 

  1. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese proverb.

 

  1. “There’s lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: it’s to change the world.” – Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote.

 

  1. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company.

 

  1. “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 safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.” – Mark Twain, author.

 

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

 

  1. “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill

 

  1. “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

 

  1.  “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple.

 

  1. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney, co-founder of the Walt Disney Company.

 

  1. “Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice.” – Peter Drucker, management consultant, educator, and author.

 

  1. “It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. It doesn’t matter how many times you almost get it right. No one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you because all that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are.” – Mark Cuban, Chairman of AXS TV, Owner of Landmark Theaters.

 

  1. “If you hear a voice within you saying ‘you are not a painter’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh

 

  1. “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