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71 Powerful Business Quotes for Entrepreneurs

I created this list of powerful business quote to inspire and motivate me on this journey of becoming a successful entrepreneur.

I hope you find this list helpful and it sparks inspiration and hope for you.


Here is the list of 91 powerful business quotes:

By Grant Cardone

1.“You won’t get much done if you only grind on the days you feel good.”

2. “You’ll never be admired without being criticized first.”

3. “There’s no shortage of money, only of people thinking big enough.”

4. “Your greatness is limited only by the investments you make in yourself.”

5. “Your skills have to be bigger than your fears.”

6. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

7. “Luck is just one of the by-products of those who take the most action.”

8. “Success is your duty, obligation, and responsibility.”

9. “The ambitious are criticized by those that have given up.”

10. “Let the rest do whatever while do you whatever it takes.”


powerful business quotes for entrepreneurs


By Oprah Winfrey


11. “What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.”

12. “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”

13. “Be the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment, own it.”

14. “You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.”

15. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.”

16. “I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.”

17. “You can have it all. You just can’t have it all at one time.”

18. “The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance – and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.”

19. “They say getting thin is the best revenge. Success is much better.”

20. “What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.”


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By Bill Gates


21. Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.

22. Life is not fair get, used to it!

23. Like my friend Warren Buffett, I feel particularly lucky to do something every day that I love to do. He calls it ‘tap-dancing to work.’

24. Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it’s true.

25. “To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks.”

26.  “It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”

27.  “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”

28. “Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world… if you do so, you are insulting yourself.”

29. “Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast, or a bridge player.”

30. “Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning.”


By Zig Ziglar


31. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”

32. “When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.”

33.”The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now.”

34. “The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now.”

35. “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.”

36. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”

37. “A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.”

38. “Attitude, not aptitude, determines altitude.”

39. “Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.”

40. “The more you are grateful for what you have the more you will have to be grateful for.”


By Jeff Bezos


41. “If you don’t understand the details of your business you are going to fail.”

42. “My own view is that every company requires a long-term view.”

43. “There are two ways to extend a business. Take inventory of what you’re good at and extend out from your skills. Or determine what your customers need and work backward, even if it requires learning new skills. Kindle is an example of working backward.”

44. “If you decide that you’re going to do only the things you know are going to work, you’re going to leave a lot of opportunity on the table.”

45. “Life’s too short to hang out with people who aren’t resourceful.”

46. “Your margin is my opportunity.”

47. “One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.”

48. “If you double the number of experiments you do per year you’re going to double your inventiveness.”

49. “Part of company culture is path-dependent – it’s the lessons you learn along the way.”

50. “The common question that gets asked in business is, ‘why?’ That’s a good question, but an equally valid question is, ‘why not?’”


By Steve Jobs


51.“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”

52. “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.”

53. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”

54. “Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.”

55. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”

56. “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something–your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”

57. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

58. “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.”

59. “I think the things you regret most in life are the things you didn’t do.”

60. “We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise why else even be here?”


By Barack Obama


61. “If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.”

62. “The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on.”

63. “Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference.”

64. “When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don’t really have to do anything, you just let them talk.”

65. “You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.”

66. “If you run you stand a chance of losing, but if you don’t run you’ve already lost.”

67. “Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. And it will leave you unfulfilled.”

68. “Change is never easy, but always possible.”

69. “Keep exploring. Keep dreaming. Keep asking why. Don’t settle for what you already know. Never stop believing in the power of your ideas, your imagination, your hard work to change the world.”

70. “When times get tough, we don’t give up. We get up.”

71.  “Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail.”


By Michelle Obama

72. “ Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered”

73. “When someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you don’t stoop to their level. No, our motto is, when they go low we go high.”

74. “Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you. Let them make you even hungrier to succeed.”

75. “Choose people who lift you up.”

76. “Failure is an important part of your growth and developing resilience. Don’t be afraid to fail.”


77. “We need to start focusing on what matters – on how we feel, and how we feel about ourselves.”

78. “Just try new things. Don’t be afraid. Step out of your comfort zones and soar.”

79. “Through my education, I didn’t just develop skills, I didn’t just develop the ability to learn but I developed confidence.”

80. “There is no limit to what we can accomplish.”

81. “The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work hard for them”


By Maya Angelou

82. “ You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them”

83. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

84. “Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.”

85. “If you’re always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.”

86. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”


87. “Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away.”

88. “I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.”

89. “I got my own back.”

90. “I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.”

91. “Courage – you develop courage by doing small things like just as if you wouldn’t want to pick up a 100-pound weight without preparing yourself.”

Which quote is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below:


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