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25 Wildly Awesome Business Quotes to Motivate and Inspire You

Whether you’re just starting a business from scratch or already leading the pack, we know everyone can use a daily dose of inspiration. Stay motivated and moving forward with what we think are the top 25 inspirational quotes for entrepreneurs everywhere! Who knows – maybe one day we’ll be quoting you!

25 Wildly Awesome Business Quotes for Entrepreneurs

  1. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” – Mary Kay Ash, Mary Kay Cosmetics founder
  2. “No matter what, expect the unexpected. And whenever possible BE the unexpected.” – Lynda Barry, author and cartoonist
  3. “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” – Drew Houston, Dropbox founder and CEO
  4. “Don’t be afraid to assert yourself, have confidence in your abilities and don’t let the bastards get you down.” – Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg L.P. founder
  5. “As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.” – Donald Trump, The Trump Organization president
  6. “My philosophy is that if I have any money I invest it in new ventures and not have it sitting around.” – Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder
  7. “Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” – Howard Schultz, Starbucks CEO
  8. “Those who insert themselves into as many channels as possible look set to capture the most value. They’ll be the richest, the most successful, the most connected, capable and influential among us. We’re all publishers now, and the more we publish, the more valuable connections we’ll make.” – Pete Cashmore, Mashable founder and CEO
  9. “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” – Coco Chanel
  10. “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 others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” – Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder
  11. “Walk the walk: model to your team what you find most important in the way you think, behave, and make decisions.” – Julia Hartz, Eventbrite co-founder and president
  12. “Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.” – Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO
  13. “Make time less precious. We are way too efficient, making use of every hour, every minute. When you were a kid, didn’t you just spend hours poking sticks in the mud, climbing trees and sitting in them, looking at shells and seaweed that washed up on the shoreline? Time was not precious then, we weren’t trying to stuff an accomplishment into every minute every day, we had time for thoughts and feelings. That was good!” – Caterina Fake, Flickr founder
  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, The Huffington Post Media Group president
  15. “When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue.” – Josh James, Omniture CEO and co-founder
  16. “You can have as much influence and networking and friends in high places as you can, but if you don’t work hard you can’t really get there.” – Sandy Jen, Meebo co-founder and CTO
  17. “It doesn’t matter whether the Dow is 5000 or 50,000. If you’re an entrepreneur, there is no bad time to start a company.” – Guy Kawasaki, Alltop co-founder and entrepreneur
  18. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” – Estee Lauder, Estee Lauder founder
  19. “Many leaders of big organizations, I think, don’t believe that change is possible. But if you look at history, things do change, and if your business is static, you’re likely to have issues.” – Larry Page, Google co-founder
  20. “There is no scientific answer for success. You can’t define it. You’ve simply got to live it and do it.” – Anita Roddick, The Body Shop founder
  21. “Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” – Biz Stone, Twitter co-founder
  22. “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” – Anne Sweeney, Walt Disney president
  23. “Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.” – Anthony Volodkin, Hype Machine founder
  24. “You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.” – Oprah Winfrey, Harpo Productions, OWN founder
  25. “Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop.” – Jeffrey Zeldman, A List Apart publisher

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