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30 Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneurs

Nuzhat Sheikh Written by Nuzhat Sheikh · 2 min read>

Either you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or already running a start-up, you’ll be greatly uplifted by reading the list of inspirational quotes we’ve compiled here. Take a look.

  1. Most successful entrepreneurs don’t begin with ideas – they discover them.
  2. Ideas are a commodity, execution of them is not -Michael Dell
  3. Execution really shapes whether your company takes off or not. A lot of people start out with an exciting thing and they want to take over the world, but really the people who do take over the world have a good plan of how to get there and the steps along the way. -Pete Cashmore
  4. I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. -Steve Jobs
  5. The entrepreneur builds an enterprise; the technician builds a job. -Michael Gerber
  6. I think 100 percent of innovation is driven by your ability to fail quickly and your ability to learn from it and evolve. -JJ. Aguhob
  7. Optimism should be at the top of entrepreneur’s check list. -Alana Muller
  8. The best reason to start an organization is to make meaning – to create product or service to make the world a better place. -Guy Kawaski
  9. Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained; the progress stops. -Thomas J.Watson
  10. To do more for the world than the world does for you is success. -Henry Ford
  11. A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, shows the way.
  12. My son is now an ‘entrepreneur’. That’s what you’re called when you don’e have a job. -Ted Turner
  13. Nobody gets to live life backwards. Look ahead—that’s where your future lies. -Ann Landers
  14. Persevere…because on the road to success there is never a crowd on the extra mile! -Charity Gibson
  15. In great attempts, it is glorious even to fail. -Vince Lombardi
  16. Become the kind of leader that people will follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position. -Brian Tracy
  17. Drive your business. Let not your business drive you. -Benjamin Franklin
  18. FOCUS- Follow One Course Until Successful. -Robert T. Kiyosaki
  19. You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader. -Henry Ford
  20. You need to be surrounded by good advisers, but you also need to trust your own instinct. -Chrish Hughes
  21. You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new. -Steve Jobs
  22. You have to have more leadership, less management. It’s about getting stuff done, you can sit around and analyze things forever but while you do that the competition has moved on. -Peter Vesterbacka
  23. 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.
  24. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal. -Henry Ford
  25. When everything seems to be against you, remember that the air-plane takes off against the wind, not with it. -Henry Ford
  26. Nothing was ever achieved without enthusiasm. -Ralph Wardo Emersion
  27. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. -John Quiny Adams
  28. If you cannot work with love but only with distaste. It is better you should leave your work. -Khalil Gibran
  29. To be a winner, all you have to give is all you have.
  30. The one thing worse than a quitter is the person who is afraid to begin.

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Written by Nuzhat Sheikh
An Engineering student who wants to explore Universe. She'd travelled to Mars 'in her fantasy'. Avid reader and researcher, She's a keen knowledge-seeker. You'll find her helpful. Follow her @NutzNb at twitter. Profile