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Best Business and Life Quotes for All Entrepreneurs

The Splendor Studio

Staying motivated as an entrepreneur can be tough when things don’t go our way. However, one of the best ways to start each day is with a positive thought and mindset. These are some of my favorite quotes that I turn to when I’m feeling stressed, anxious, or frustrated. Hopefully, you will find some of them inspiring too.

  1. “Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” --Thomas Edison

  2. “Nothing is impossible; the word itself says "I'm possible." --Audrey Hepburn

  3. “Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it".”
    --Charles Swindoll

  4. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” --Eleanor Roosevelt

  5. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” --Albert Einstein

  6. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. “--Henry Ford

  7. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act; the rest is merely tenacity.”
    --Amelia Earhart

  8. “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” --Booker T. Washington

  9. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” --Helen Keller

  10. “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” --Plato

  11. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” --Albert Einstein

  12. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.” --Alice Walker

  13. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
    --Ralph Waldo Emerson

  14. “Nothing will work unless you do.” --Maya Angelou

  15. “Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”
    --Winston Churchill

  16. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”
    --Henry David Thoreau

  17. “Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” --John D. Rockefeller

  18. “Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.” --Tony Hsieh

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

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

  21. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” --Walt Disney

  22. “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

  23. “Fall seven times and stand up eight.” --Japanese proverb

  24. “I failed my way to success.” --Thomas Edison

  25. “I never dreamed about success, I worked for it” --Estée Lauder

  26. “Have no fear of perfection -- you'll never reach it.” --Salvador Dali

  27. “If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.” --Albert Einstein

  28. “Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.” --Coco Chanel

  29. “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have 24-hour days.”
    --Zig Ziglar

  30. “The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.” --Thomas Jefferson

  31. “The power of imagination makes us infinite.” --John Muir

  32. “Each day provides its own gifts.” --Marcus Aurelius

  33. “If life were predictable, it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.”
    --Eleanor Roosevelt

  34. “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.”
    --Ralph Waldo Emerson

  35. “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” --Stephen Hawking

  36. “The most important thing is to enjoy your life--to be happy. It's all that matters.”
    --Audrey Hepburn

  37. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” --Pablo Picasso

  38. “For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.” --Walter Scott

  39. “I attribute my success to this--I never gave or took any excuse.”
    --Florence Nightingale

  40. “Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.” --Albert Einstein

  41. “Achievement has no color.” --Abraham Lincoln

  42. “You can't achieve a goal without having it.” --Shawn Doyle

  43. “Criticism is easy; achievement is difficult.” --Winston Churchill

  44. “Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.” --Dr. Seuss

  45. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
    --Mahatma Gandhi

  46. “Happiness is a warm puppy.” --Charles M. Schulz

  47. “No medicine cures what happiness cannot.” --Gabriel García Márquez

  48. “Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are.” --Chinese proverb

  49. “If you start to think the problem is "out there," stop yourself. That thought is the problem.” --Stephen Covey

  50. “You never regret being kind.” --Nicole Shepherd

  51. “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.”
    --Dale Carnegie

  52. “In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you”. --Deepak Chopra

  53. “Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it.” --J. Petit Senn

  54. “In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.” --Albert Clarke

  55. “If you want to be happy, be.” --Leo Tolstoy

  56. “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” --Mark Twain

  57. “You Can Develop Any Habit Or Thought Or Behavior That You Consider Desirable Or Necessary.” -Brian Tracy

  58. “Everything You’ve Ever Wanted Is On The Other Side Of Fear.”- George Addair

  59. “The Only Place Where Success Comes Before Work Is In The Dictionary.”- Vidal Sassoon

  60. “Always deliver more than expected.” — Larry Page, co-founder of Google

  61. “Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.” — Anthony Volodkin, founder of Hype Machine

  62. “If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large.” — Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon 

  63. Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.” — Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter

  64. “Always look for the fool in the deal. If you don’t find one, it’s you.” — Mark Cuban, AXS TV Chairman and entrepreneur

  65. “Wonder what your customer really wants? Ask. Don’t tell.” — Lisa Stone, co-founder and CEO of BlogHer

  66. “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” — Scott Belsky, co-founder of Behance

  67. “Best startups generally come from somebody needing to scratch an itch.” — Michael Arrington, founder and co-editor of TechCrunch

  68. “An entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create.” — David Karp, founder, and CEO of Tumblr

  69. “See things in the present, even if they are in the future.” — Larry Ellison, co-founder of Oracle

  70. “Ideas are commodity. Execution of them is not.” — Michael Dell, chairman, and CEO of Dell