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Are you an entrepreneur needing a bit of encouragement? Every entrepreneurial journey starts somewhere and we all need a bit of inspiration. As a blogger majority of my motivation comes from reading inspiring quotes. In this post, I will be sharing 30 top quotes to motivate the entrepreneur. 


30 Quotes To Motivate The Entrepreneur 

  • The longer you’re not taking action the more money you’re losing –Carrie Wilkerson
  • If you live for weekends or vacations, your shit is broken – Gary Vaynerchuk
  • Go Big, or Go Home – Eliza Dushku
  • Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure –Napoleon Hill
  • Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work – Thomas Edison
  • Have the end in mind and every day make sure your working towards it –Ryan Allis
  • He who begins many things finishes but few – German Proverb
  • The best use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts it – William James
  • If you think education is expensive, try ignorance – Derek Bok
  • Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people wont so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t – A student in Warren G. Tracy’s class
  • Lend your friend $20, if he doesn’t pay you back then he’s not your friend. Money well spent – Ted Nicolas
  • Be nice to geek’s, you’ll probably end up working for one – Bill Gates
  • To never forget that the most important thing in life is the quality of life we lead – Quoted by Tony Hsieh on Retireat21
  • Its better to own the racecourse then the race horse – Unknown
  • When you go to buy, don’t show your silver – Chinese Proverb
  • It’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission – Grace Hopper
  • To win without risk is to triumph without glory – Corneille
  • Example is not the main thing in influencing other people; it’s the only thing – Abraham Lincoln
  • Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company – Booker T. Washington
  • 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
  • There is only one success–to be able to spend your life in your own way –Christopher Morley
  • You don’t buy a nice car and get rich you get rich and buy a nice car –Unknown
  • Fall seven times, stand up eight – Japanese Proverb
  • One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching – Mooie
  • Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve – Dr. Napoleon Hill
  • I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work – Thomas Alva Edison
  • If you ain’t making waves, you ain’t kickin’ hard enough – Unknown
  • What is not started will never get finished – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Do not wait to strike until the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking – William B. Sprague
  • When you cease to dream you cease to live – Malcolm Forbes

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  1. Nancy,

    Great list of quotes. Fired me up as I was reading them. Thanks for putting them together.

    My favorite one you listed is “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”

    Another favorite of mine is by Ralph Waldo Emerson – “To get what you never had, you must do what you’ve never done.”


  2. Ha! Be nice to geeks as you just may end up working for one.

    I emphasize this to my kids quite often in terms of the company
    they decide to keep at school. Those same “uncool” nerdy kids,
    you gotta watch them – they could be the country’s future
    politicians, Nobel Peace prize winners, and billionaires.

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