Every once in awhile, we come across quotes that stay in our minds for a very long and passively help us stay motivated. And, if you are a budding entrepreneur, you surely need the dose of motivation in times when things may not go well for you. 

There are plenty of quotes on time management, success, failure, virtue, startup, passion, dedication, customer management, and many more. Quotes by successful entrepreneurs are based on their real-life experiences. 

Here are 23 Inspirational Entrepreneur Quotes, which would surely prove to be a source of inspiration and motivate you at any point in your career when you want to look for some motivations. 

  1. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney 
  2. You have to see failure as the beginning and the middle, but never entertain it as an end.” –Jessica Herrin 
  3. Don’t get distracted. Never tell yourself that you need to be the biggest brand in the whole world. Start by working on what you need at the present moment and then what you need to do tomorrow. So, set yourself manageable targets. – Jas Bagniewski
  4. In the age of transparency, honesty, and generosity, even in the form of an apology, generate goodwill. – Alexander Asseily 
  5. One of the greatest skills of leadership is being unflappable. Anytime you do anything in the world, there’s going to be criticism. – Arianna Huffington 
  6. That’s been one of my mantras—focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex; you have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. – Steve Jobs
  7. So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard. – Caterina Fake 
  8. I’m as proud of many of the things we haven’t done as the things we have done. Innovation is saying no to a thousand things. – Steve Jobs 
  9. 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 can’t. – Warren G. Tracy 
  10. Timing, perseverance, and 10 years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success. – Biz Stone 
  11. I had to make my own living and my own opportunity! But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them. – Madame C. J. Walker 
  12. If you are the kind of person who is waiting for the ‘right’ thing to happen, you might wait for a long time. It’s like waiting for all the traffic lights to be green for five miles before starting the trip. – Robert Kiyosaki 
  13. A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go but ought to be. – Rosalynn Carter 
  14. Tough times never last, but tough people do. – Robert H. Schuller 
  15. Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant, and the success will naturally follow. – Oprah Winfrey 
  16. People are the most important thing. Business models and products will follow if you have the right people. – Adam Neumann 
  17. Ignore the hype of the startups that you see in the press. Mostly, it’s a pack of lies. Half of these startups will be dead in a year. So, focus on building your business so you can be the one left standing. – Jules Pieri  
  18. All humans are entrepreneurs not because they should start companies but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA. – Reid Hoffman 
  19. An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew, hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it. – Roy Ash 
  20. But as an entrepreneur, you have to feel like you can jump out of an aeroplane because you’re confident that you’ll catch a bird flying by. It’s an act of stupidity, and most entrepreneurs go splat because the bird doesn’t come by, but a few times, it does. – Reed Hastings 
  21. Don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you’re the boss. Or they won’t. Who cares? Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it. – Tina Fey 
  22. When in doubt, bootstrap. Using your own personal resources is the easiest way to start a business. You don’t have to convince investors about the merits of your idea. You just have to convince yourself. – Ryan Holmes 
  23. If you know too much before the start, then you will get overwhelmed. Come up with an original idea, and don’t copy because there will be no passion. You need that otherworldly passion. Just start. – Jeni Britton Bauer 

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