Top 20 Entrepreneurial Quotes

I recently read a quote that inspired me and thought, “Why not share it with others?” Here’s a list of quotes from entrepreneurs and other quotes that are relevant to entrepreneurship. Skip and I also included our own at the bottom of the post. I hope one of these quotes inspires you as well.

  1. I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work – Thomas Edison, inventor and scientist
  2. The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary – Vidal Sassoon, entrepreneur
  3. 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
  4. The best reason to start an organization is to make meaning – to create a product or service to make the world a better place -€“ Guy Kawasaki, entrepreneur, investor, author
  5. Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory – Mahatma Gandhi, political and spiritual leader
  6. Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners – Robert T. Kiyosaki, author, entrepreneur, investor
  7. Entrepreneurs average 3.8 failures before final success. What sets the successful ones apart is their amazing persistence – Lisa M. Amos
  8. Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life – John F. Kennedy, U.S. President
  9. In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable – Dwight D. Eisenhower, U.S. President
  10. 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
  11. Some people dream of great accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them – Anonymous
  12. Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you’re generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make – Donald Trump, real estate and entertainment mogul
  13. The entrepreneur in us sees opportunities everywhere we look, but many people see only problems everywhere they look. The entrepreneur in us is more concerned with discriminating between opportunities than he or she is with failing to see the opportunities -€“ Michael Gerber, author, entrepreneur
  14. An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it – Roy Ash, co-founder of Litton Industries
  15. 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, founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese’s
  16. I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful – Warren Buffet, investor and billionaire
  17. 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, inventor and scientist
  18. 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, author
  19. There is a tide in the affairs of men
    Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
    Omitted, all the voyage of their life
    Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
    On such a full sea are now afloat;
    And we must take the current when it serves,
    Or lose the ventures before us – William Shakespeare, author
  20. Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration – Thomas Edison, inventor and scientist

Here are our quotes:

Being an entrepreneur is a lot like playing poker -€“ you can fold, limp in, or go for it – Yasmine Mustafa

If you kick it around enough, it starts to look like a ball – Skip Shuda

What’s your favorite quote?

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