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100 Motivational Quotes by Successful Entrepreneurs Who Exceed in Life

One of the best ways of learning some of the most valuable lessons in life is by making mistakes and earning a lot of experience. A wise person is the one who learns from others’ mistakes and life experiences and uses them to achieve success in his own life. No matter how prone you are to making mistakes, you must still consider the wonderful words of these 100 motivational quotes of successful entrepreneurs who have gained more experiences in the world. It is their words of wisdom which can make your life a bit smoother. This especially applies to the entrepreneurs who want to start their own ventures and seek new heights in their lives. While making such a move in your life, there are so many governing factors which sometimes take a back seat in your mind. One must remember that his own life, the probability of success, the hope to make it big, the relationships surrounding a person, and his passion and immense determination help him in achieving what he truly wants.

Here are some of the most motivational quotes from some prominent entrepreneurs about these five factors which will help you in realizing their importance while making it big in your life.

On Life

  1. “Choose a job that you like, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” –Confucius
  2. “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.” –Student (unidentified) of Warren G. Tracy
  3. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs
  4. “Make time, not excuses.” Grant Cardone
  5. “To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don’t, you’re going to regret it.” – Catherine Cook, co-founder of MyYearbook
  6. “If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.” – Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s
  7. “Watch, listen, and learn. You can’t know it all yourself. Anyone who thinks they do is destined for mediocrity.” – Donald Trump, chairman of The Trump Organization, the Trump Plaza Associates, LLC.
  8. “Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” – Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks
  9. “There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.” – Warren Buffett
  10. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney, co-founder of the Walt Disney Company
  11. “If you don’t know what to do with your life, do something that saves lives. The world is full of people in need, be the part of their life that fills that need.” – Sanjeev Saxena.
  12. “Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice.” – Peter Drucker, management consultant, educator, and author.
  13. “In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.” – David Ogilvy, co-founder of Ogilvy & Mather.
  14. “One of the huge mistakes people make is that they try to force an interest on themselves. You don’t choose your passions; your passions choose you.” – Jeff Bezos
  15. “There is only one success- to be able to spend your life in your own way.” – Christopher Morley
  16. “When you cease to dream you cease to live.” – Malcolm Forbes
  17. “If we can learn to deal with our discomfort and just relax into it we’ll have a better life.” – Mellody Hobson of Ariel Investments
  18. “If you think being entrepreneur is risky, try working for someone else for 40 years and living off social security.” – Warren Buffett
  19. “Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.” – Anthony Volodkin, founder of HypeMachine..
  20. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn

On Success

  1. “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” – Bill Gates
  2. “There’s lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: it’s to change the world.” – Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote
  3. “The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.”– Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce
  4. “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” – Vince Lombardi, head coach of the Green Bay Packers (1959-1967)
  5. “Always deliver more than expected.” – Larry Page, co-founder of Google.
  6. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs
  7. “Fail often so you can succeed sooner.” – Tom Kelley, Ideo partner
  8. “Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” – Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter
  9. “To win without risk is to triumph without glory.” – Corneille
  10. “It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. It doesn’t matter how many times you almost get it right. No one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you because all that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are.” – Mark Cuban, Chairman of AXS TV, Owner of Landmark Theaters
  11. “The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake- you can’t learn anything from being perfect.” – Adam Osborne
  12. “Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.” – Tony Hsieh, Zappos founder and CEO
  13. “Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist — while you guys were busy arguing about the glass of wine, I drank it! Sincerely, the opportunist!” – Lori Griener, inventor, QVC host and “Shark Tank” investor.
  14. We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes — understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” – Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post
  15. “Success is not what you have, but who you are.” –Bo Bennett
  16. “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
  17. “Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small.” – Tim Ferris
  18. “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” – Henry Ford, founder Ford Motor Company
  19. “My best successes came on the heels of failures.” – Barbara Corcoran
  20. “You don’t have to be a genius or a visionary or even a college graduate to be successful. You just need a framework and a dream.” – Michael Dell

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On Hope

  1. “Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” –Vince Lombardi
  2. “There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.” – Jason Fried, founder of 37signal
  3. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford
  4. “You shouldn’t focus on why you can’t do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions.” – Steve Case, co-founder of AOL
  5. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group
  6. “It’s almost always harder to raise capital than you thought it would be, and it always takes longer. So plan for that.” – Richard Harroch, Venture Capitalist
  7. “I hate how many people think, “glass half-empty” when their glass is really four-fifths full. I’m grateful when I have one drop in the glass because I know exactly what to do with it.” – Gary Vaynerchuk, co-founder and CEO of VaynerMedia
  8. “As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.” – Donald Trump
  9. “Failure is just a resting place. It is an opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford
  10. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.” – Richard Branson 
  11. “Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” – Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx
  12. “If you push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking risk, really amazing things can happen.” – Marissa Mayer
  13. “Fear is a mindset, and so is the will to succeed.” – Bethenny Frankel
  14. “All your dreams await just on the other side of your fears.”Grant Cardone
  15. Stick with it, even on the bad days.”Vivienne Harr
  16. “Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway.” – Mary Kay Ash
  17. “High expectations are the key to everything.” – Sam Walton, founder Walmart
  18. “But as an entrepreneur you have to feel like you can jump out of an aeroplane because your confident that you’ll catch a bird flying by. Its an act of stupidity, and most entrepreneurs go splay because the bird doesn’t come by, but a few times it does.”
    Reed Hastings , CEO Netflix
  19. “I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” – Marissa Mayer
  20. “The ambitious are criticized by those that have given up.” –Grant Cardone

On Relationships

  1. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” –Mark Twain
  2. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” – Bill Gates
  3. “The media wants overnight successes (so they have someone to tear down). Ignore them. Ignore the early adopter critics that never have enough to play with. Ignore your investors that want proven tactics and predictable instant results. Listen instead to your real customers, to your vision and make something for the long haul. Because that’s how long it’s going to take, guys.” – Seth Godin, author, entrepreneur, marketer, and public speaker
  4. “Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.” –Oprah Winfrey
  5. “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” – Bill Cosby
  6. “You are to set your own value, communicate that value to the world, and then not settle for less. Sound daunting? That’s just because it takes you out of your comfort zone. You have got to stop being an obstacle on your own path to wealth and security and happiness. You must understand that valuing yourself is well within your control.” – Suze Orman
  7. “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” – Ralph Nader
  8. “Life-fulfilling work is never about the money — when you feel true passion for something, you instinctively find ways to nurture it.” – Eileen Fisher, Fashion Designer
  9. “If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction. Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped.” – Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  10. “My parents ingrained in me early on that the perfect score is always something to strive for. I want to win and I want to succeed no matter what.” – Andrea Jung, former CEO of Avon and President of Grameen America
  11. “Some entrepreneurs think how can I make a lot of money? But the better way is to think how can I make people’s lives a lot better? If you get it right, the money will come.” – Richard Branson
  12. “Success takes communication, collaboration, and sometimes, failure.” – Jessica Alba
  13. “The world needs that special gift that only YOU have.” – Marie Forleo
  14. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” – Coco Chanel
  15. “We treat our people like royalty. If you honor and serve the people who work for you, they will honor and serve you.” – Mary Kay Ash
  16. “It’s not about being included, it’s about creating your own space and including yourself and then finding other people that are like, ‘okay’.” – Sophia Amoroso
  17. “Entrepreneurs must be willing to be misunderstood for long periods of time.” – Jeff Bezos
  18. “People do no buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories, and magic.” – Seth Godin
  19. “You will not have a successful life surrounded by negative people.”Grant Cardone
  20. “Don’t build links. Build relationships.” – Rand Fishkin, founder of Moz

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On Determination

  1. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
  2. “Everyone has ideas. They may be too busy or lack the confidence or technical ability to carry them out. But I want to carry them out. It is a matter of getting up and doing it.” –James Dyson
  3. “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” –Vince Lombardi
  4. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
  5. “What you have done is nothing compared to what you can do.”Grant Cardone
  6. “If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.” – Mark Zuckerberg
  7. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
  8. “If you’re not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” – Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn
  9. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker
  10. “My best advice to entrepreneurs is this: Forget about making mistakes, just do it.” – Ajaero Tony Martins
  11. “Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait, the grip of your hand and the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.”– Henry Ford
  12. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing–that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar
  13. “If you want it bad enough, you have to be willing to fight for it.” – Charlene Johnson
  14. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” – Estee Lauder
  15. “You sleep like you’re rich… I’m up like I’m broke.” – Grant Cardone
  16. “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” – Guy Kawasaki, founder of AllTop
  17. “Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.” – Mark Zuckerberg
  18. “Everything started as nothing.”– Ben Weissenstein, founder and CEO The Entitled Group
  19. “If you’re passionate about something and you work hard, then I think you will be successful.” – Pierre Omidyar, founder and chairman eBay
  20. “It is always the start that requires the greatest effort.” – James Cash Penney, founder and CEO J.C. Penny

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