20 Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneurs


Many people would gladly sacrifice the 9–5 grind for a chance at becoming an entrepreneur with the promise of becoming your own boss, developing a business of your own creation, and watching it grow and thrive.

Being an entrepreneur myself I can say it can be tough, but the rewards are tremendous. We all want to see our business grow and thrive, but until you see it happen, it’s hard to really comprehend the sheer joy and satisfaction. Here are a few quotes to get you through the tough days and keep you on track:

  1. “Any time is a good time to start a company.” -Ron Conway, noted Startup Investor, SV Angel

  2. . “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” -Tony Robbins, Motivational Speaker

  3.  “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” -Socrates, Greek Philosopher

  4.  “If you want to build a successful business, make sure you have three things—a big market opportunity, great people, and more than enough capital.” -Richard Harroch, Venture Capitalist, Author, and Entrepreneur

  5. “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” -Vince Lombardi, Famed Football Coach

  6.  “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”-Mark Twain, Writer. 

  7. “Everyone has an idea, but it’s really about executing the idea and attracting other people to help you with the idea.” -Jack Dorsey, Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Twitter

  8.  “It’s not about money or connections. It’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone when it comes to your business. And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time.” -Mark Cuban, Entrepreneur and “Shark Tank” Judge

  9. “Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress.” -Seth Godin, Author

  10. “If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.’” -Dave Barry, Humorist

  11.  “Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise.” -Ted Turner, Entrepreneur and Businessman

  12. “The price of inaction is far greater than then cost of a mistake.” -Meg Whitman, CEO of HP

  13. “If Plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters.” -Claire Cook, Author

  14. “I stand up on my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.” -Robin Williams, Actor and Comedian (from Dead Poets Society)

  15. “If you had asked people what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse.” -Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motor Company

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

  17. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” -Muhammad Ali, Boxing Champion

  18.  “Never tell your problems to anyone … 20 percent don’t care and the other 80 percent are glad you have them.” -Lou Holtz, Football Coach

  19.  “You can have everything you want in life if you just help enough people get what they want in life.” -Zig Ziglar, Motivational Speaker

  20. “100 percent of the shots you don’t take, don’t go in.” -Wayne Gretzky, Hockey Legend