50 Motivational Quotes For Business Owners And Entrepreneurs

As business owners and entrepreneurs we all need a little encouragement and motivation at times. Okay, we need it daily!

I put together 50 of my favorite motivational quotes from some famous as well as some not-so-famous people who have inspired and motivated me.  

I hope you find these helpful and encouraging.  I would suggest printing this out and posting it where you will constantly see it!

  1. Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best. – John C. Maxwell
  2. Honesty and integrity are by far the most important assets of an entrepreneur. – Zig Ziglar
  3. Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. – Og Mandino
  4. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond. – Charles R. Swindoll
  5. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas A. Edison
  6. The Great Designer planted inside you the desire to succeed. It’s up to you to tap into it. – Dani Johnson
  7. When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there. – Zig Ziglar
  8. Your value does not decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth. – Unknown
  9. A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. – John C. Maxwell
  10. Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. Zig Ziglar
  11. The difference between TRY and TRIUMPH is just a little “umph”. – Marvin Phillips
  12. ‘Overnight Success’ is usually the result of many years of yard work. – Unknown
  13. Do not let what you CANNOT do interfere with what you CAN do. – John Wooden
  14. Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says ‘I’ll try again tomorrow’. – Mary anne Radmacher
  15. You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – C.S. Lewis
  16. Prosperity comes in the mind before it comes into the wallet. – Diane Hochman
  17. Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. – Babe Ruth
  18. We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations. – Chuck Swindoll
  19. Do not wait to strike until the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. – William B. Sprague
  20. We are too prone to engrave our trials in marble and write our blessings in sand. – C.H. Spurgeon
  21. A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. – Sir Francis Bacon
  22. The secret conversations you hold in the privacy of your own mind are shaping your destiny, little by little. – Tommy Newberry
  23. It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go. – Jim Rohn
  24. Don’t wait for perfection before you get out there. Version 1.0 is infinitely better than version 0.0. – Ray Higdon
  25. If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself. – D.L. Moody
  26. Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare. – Angela Duckworth
  27. If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse. – Jim Rohn
  28. I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.  – Steve Jobs
  29. I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan
  30. I was not so committed to financial success that I was willing to abandon my principles and priorities. – S. Truett Cathy
  31. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.  – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  32. When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.  – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  33. Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.  – Gordon B. Hinckley
  34. A goal is a dream with a deadline. – Napoleon Hill
  35. Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.  – Walter Elliot
  36. Either you run the day or the day runs you.  – Jim Rohn
  37. We live in a changing world, but we need to be reminded that the important things have not changed, and the important things will not change if we keep our priorities in proper order. – S. Truett Cathy
  38. I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.  – Florence Nightingale
  39. There’s always the motivation of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning.  – Pat Riley
  40. If you keep thinking of yourself the way you used to be, that is exactly what you will continue to be. – Tommy Newberry
  41. If you’re just saying, ‘I’m doing this to make money. I’m working to increase my status.’ If that’s all there is, I think you will find out that it’s meaningless.  – Tony Dungy
  42. The best leaders are following Christ. He’s the best leader you can follow. – Tony Dungy
  43. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill
  44. Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. –  Albert Einstein
  45. If you think education is expensive, try ignorance – Derek Bok
  46. He who begins many things finishes but few – German Proverb
  47. What is not started will never get finished – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  48. Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.  – Jim Rohn
  49. It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. – Bill Gates
  50. Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.  – Helen Keller

Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds. ~ Gordon B. Hinckley

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