Running a business is an easy task as it comes with challenges and hurdles achieving success is the ultimate goal.

Here are 81 best business quotes for entrepreneurs to put away setbacks, and barriers.

Inspirational business quotes

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it!” – Jonathan Winters

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

“Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation.” – Peter Drucker

“Have the end in mind and every day make sure your working towards it” – Ryan Allis

“The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” – Ralph Nader

“Paying attention to simple little things that most men neglect makes a few men rich.” – Henry Ford

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

“Stopping advertising to save money is like stopping your watch to save time.” – Henry Ford

“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching.” – Unknown

“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou

“Advertising is only evil when it advertises evil things” – David Ogilvy

“What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

“Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.” – Robert T. Kiyosaki

“Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.” – Zig Ziglar

“Creative without strategy is called art. Creative with strategy is called advertising.” – Jeff  I. Richards

“Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.” – Baltasa

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein

“If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large” – Jeff Bezos

“Poor people have a big TV. Rich people have big library.” – Jim Rohn

“Don’t be evil” – Larry Page

“Good ideas come from bad ideas, but only if there are enough of them.” – Seth Godin

 “Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions.” – Tony Robbin

“Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.” – Baltasa

“Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.” – Robert T. Kiyosaki

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”

— Winston S. Churchill

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”

— Herman Melville

The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.”

— Colin R. Davis

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”

— Henry David Thoreau

“Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.”

— Chris Grosser

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”

–John D. Rockefeller

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”

— Thomas Jefferson

“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.”

— Ray Goforth

“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.”

— Jim Rohn

 “Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”

— Albert Einstein

“Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.”

— Winston Churchill

“Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.”

— Tony Hsieh

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

— Winston Churchill

“I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.”

— G. K. Chesterton

“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.”

— Thomas J. Watson

“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”

– Jim Rohn

“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.”

— Anonymous

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”

— Anonymous

 “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.”

— Michael John Bobak

“People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.”

— Tony Robbins

“Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.”

— Robert Kiyosaki

“If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.”

— Steve Jobs

 “The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.”

— Barack Obama

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.”

— Franklin D. Roosevelt

 “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”

— Helen Keller

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

— Walt Disney

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”

— Bruce Lee

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”

— Colin Powell

“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”

— Conrad Hilton

“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”

— Jim Rohn

“I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure–It is: Try to please everybody.”

— Herbert Bayard Swope

 “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 isn’t just about what you accomplish in your life; it’s about what you inspire others to do.”

— Unknown

“Fall seven times and stand up eight.”

— Japanese Proverb

 “Some people dream of success while others wake up and work.”

— Unknown

 “If you can dream it, you can do it.”

— Walt Disney

“The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.”

— Unknown

 “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that other throw at him.”

— David Brinkley

 “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”

— Bill Cosby

“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.”

— Nikos Kazantzakis

 “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

— Thomas Edison

 “Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember–the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you.”

— Zig Ziglar

 “The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well.”

— John D. Rockefeller Jr.

 “You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.”

— Oprah Winfrey

 “There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that, once unleashed, can make any vision, dream, or desire a reality.”

— Anthony Robbins

“The secret to success is to know something nobody else knows.”

— Aristotle Onassis

 “I failed my way to success.”

— Thomas Edison

 “I never dreamed about success, I worked for it.”

— Estee Lauder

 “I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come indirectly through accident, except the phonograph. No, when I have fully decided that a result is worth getting, I go about it, and make trial after trial, until it comes.”

— Thomas Edison

“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”

— Vidal Sassoon

 “Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.”

— Charles F. Kettering



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