20 Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneurs


The life of an entrepreneur has its ups and downs. All small business owners know feelings of great success as well as feelings of great stress. But through the triumphs and the struggles, there’s one things entrepreneurs must keep in mind:

It’s all worth it.

As a small business ourselves, we know all too well those array of emotions. And while the good is great and the bad is not so great, there are a lot of things we do as a team to keep our inspiration rolling even through the stressful times.

We decided to compile 20 of our favorite inspirational quotes together in one blog, so that if we ever need it for reference, it’s here for us and you too!

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
– Albert Einstein

“I have never worked a day in my life without selling. If I believe in something, I sell it, and I sell it hard.”
– Estee Lauder

“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 safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.”
– Mark Twain

“Branding is about so much more than what people see. It’s about how you make people feel.”
– Kimberly Haydn

“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald

“If you don’t build your dream, someone will hire you to help build theirs.”
– Tony Gaskins

“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

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”
– Walt Disney

“Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.”
– Howard Schultz

“Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist — while you guys were busy arguing about the glass of wine, I drank it! Sincerely, the opportunist!”
– Lori Greiner

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game’s winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that’s why I succeed.”
– Michael Jordan

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

“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

“Always deliver more than expected.”
– Larry Page

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

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

“Life-fulfilling work is never about the money — when you feel true passion for something, you instinctively find ways to nurture it.”
– Eileen Fisher

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”
– Bill Gates

“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

“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

No matter what phase of your business you’re in, we hope that these inspirational quotes can help keep you working towards your goal. And if we can help you reach that goal with branding, web design, or content creation, please send us a message. We’d love to help!

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