Inspirational Quotes on Entrepreneurship

10 Quotes For Every Entrepreneur to Live By

Every great entrepreneur has faced an obstacle or two that has defined his or her success, which is why we often turn to their advice when needed. At the very core of success there resides drive, determination, work ethic, vision, creativity, and motivation. The words and wisdom of truly successful business owners showcase the tools and the strategies they have used to propel themselves and their businesses forward. An entrepreneur must adhere to the vision of their goals with persistence; having a few idioms or catchwords that can motivate you to strive harder to reach your maximum potential can give you the support you need to thrive.

Steven PaulSteveJobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American pioneer of the personal computer revolution of the 1970s (along with engineer, inventor, and Apple Computerco-founder, Steve Wozniak). Shortly after his death, Jobs’s official biographer, Walter Isaacson described him as the “creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishings.”

Starting a company is a thrilling ride with tremendous highs and at times, challenging lows, but one thing that always helps me through the peaks and valleys is connecting with some of the greatest minds of our time. The following are just a ten of my favorite inspirational quotes on entrepreneurship for when you need a little pep talk.


  1. “Your level of success will seldom exceed your level of personal development” –Jim Rohn

  2. “Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.” – Peter Drucker

  1. “Screw it, let’s just do it.” –  Richard Branson

  1. “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

  1. “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”  -Bill Gates

  1. “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein

  1. “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

  1. “I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” -Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO Amazon

  1. “The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something.” – Seth Godin, founder of Squidoo

  1. “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 Evernote