50 Great Quotes About Entrepreneurship


Good quotes give you appreciation for what others have said. Great quotes have the potential to change your perspective and open your eyes.



However, quotes are more than just words of wisdom. Quotes can provide inspiration, motivation, or even insight on various topics.



Over the course of my entrepreneurial journey, I have came across a lot of good quotes and a few great ones. I’m going to share 50 quotes about entrepreneurship that I felt were great.



The Quotes


1. “If you’re not doing the things that you love, then your life is not worth living. What are you here for?” – King Sidharth [Tweet This]


2. “Success comes down to hard work plus passion, over time. If you work really, really hard over a long period of time, it will pay off.” – Stanley Tang [Tweet This]


3. “If you pursued something that you felt strongly about, then I call that success.” – Adora Svitak [Tweet This]


4. “Be a user of your own product. Make it better based on your own desires. But don’t trick yourself into thinking you are the user.” – Evan Williams (Co-Founder, Twitter) [Tweet This]


5. “Markets come and go. Good businesses don’t.” – Fred Wilson (Co-Founder, Union Square Ventures). [Tweet This]

6. “Every single person I know who is successful at what they do is successful because they love doing it.” – Joe Penna [Tweet This]

7. “Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.” – Napoleon Hill [Tweet This]


8. “Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching.” – George Van Valkenburg [Tweet This]


9. “I’m not a businessman. I’m a business, man.” – Jay-Z [Tweet This]


10. “Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.”- Will Smith [Tweet This]


11. “An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.” – Roy Ash [Tweet This]


12. “The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.” – Nolan Bushnell [Tweet This]


13. “Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.” – Babe Ruth [Tweet This]


14. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb [Tweet This]


15. “When you cease to dream, you cease to live.” – Malcolm Forbes [Tweet This]


16. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison [Tweet This]


17. “Success is how high you bounce after you hit bottom.” – General George Patton [Tweet This]


18. “Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.” – Thomas Edison [Tweet This]


19. “What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill [Tweet This]


20. “Choose a job you like and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucious [Tweet This]


21. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso [Tweet This]


22. “Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle and a victory.” – Mahatma Gandhi [Tweet This]


23. “The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake – you can’t learn anything from being perfect.” – Adam Osborne [Tweet This]


24. “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby [Tweet This]


25. “You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” – Zig Ziglar [Tweet This]


26. “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill [Tweet This]


27. “I’ve always worked very, very hard, and the harder I worked, the luckier I got.” – Alan Bond [Tweet This]


28. “Whether I retire to bed early or late, I rise with the sun.” – Thomas Jefferson [Tweet This]


29. “Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best.” – John C. Maxwell [Tweet This]


30. “Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.” – Robert T. Kiyosaki [Tweet This]


31. “Start a business while you are young. You have few commitments and are used to living off Ramen Noodles.” – Dr. Sebora [Tweet This]


32. “Follow your passion, not your paycheck. The money will come eventually.” – Anonymous [Tweet This]


33. “Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” – Bill Bradley [Tweet This]


34. “Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” – Vince Lombardi [Tweet This]


35. “If you can’t find the key to success, pick the lock.” – Anonymous [Tweet This]


36. “The real risk is doing nothing.” – Denis Waitley [Tweet This]


37. “When you think big, your results are big.” – Thomas J. Vilord [Tweet This]


38. “You can get everything you want if you help enough others get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar [Tweet This]


39. “Entrepreneurs average 3.8 failures before final success. What sets the successful ones apart is their amazing persistence.” – Lisa M. Amos [Tweet This]


40. “Some people dream of great accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them.” – Anonymous [Tweet This]


41. “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 [Tweet This]


42. “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.”
– Richard Branson [Tweet This]


43. “Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.” – Winston Churchill [Tweet This]


44. “Wise men make more opportunities than they find.” – Francis Bacon [Tweet This]


45. “We are really competing against ourselves, we have no control over how other people perform.” – Pete Cashmore [Tweet This]


46. “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” – Bill Cosby [Tweet This]


47. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower [Tweet This]


48. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” – Jim Rohn [Tweet This]


49. “Formal education will make you a living. Self education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn [Tweet This]


50. “You take on the responsibility for making your dream a reality.” – Les Brown [Tweet This]



Do you have a favorite quote about entrepreneurship that was not mentioned here? Share your thoughts about the quotes used above as well as any other comments or additions you may have!


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