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25 powerful, motivational, inspirational quotes for entrepreneurs

Sometimes an advice or wisdom from a brilliant mind can help you motor through difficult times.
By Jonathan Long |

Being an entrepreneur can be an emotional ride, with ups, downs, joy and disappointment. Sometimes a little piece of advice or wisdom from a brilliant mind can help you motor through even the most difficult of times.


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I recently put together a list of 25 powerful quotes that we are turning into vinyl decals for my company’s office walls, and I wanted to share them with you—to print out or share on social media. You could also bookmark this page and come back to it when you need some inspiration and motivation. Here they are:


1. “Choose a job that you like, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius


2. “As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.” – Donald Trump


3. “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



4. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell



5. “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill


6. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison


7. “It’s fine to celebrate success but it's more important to heed the lessons of failure.” – Bill Gates



8. “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


9. “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” – Ralph Nader




10. ”Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.” – Thomas Edison



11. “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill


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12. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill


13. “What is not started will never get finished” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


14. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn




15. “When you cease to dream, you cease to live.” – Malcolm Forbes


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


17. "An entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff and builds a plane on the way down." – Reid Hoffman


18. “Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” – Vince Lombardi


19. "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




20. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs


21. “Success is not what you have, but who you are.” – Bo Bennett


22. “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


23. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffett


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


25. “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





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