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104 Inspirational Business Quotes For Entrepreneurs 2021

Updated: Jul 1


To push through the rough patches and brighten dull days for entrepreneurs like you, we have come up with 104 Inspirational business quotes in 2021


We hope you can draw inspiration from these quotes and grow your business on the go.

  • "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." - Albert Einstein

"In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later." - Harold Geneen
  • "If you don't understand the details of your business you are going to fail." - Jeff Bezos

  • "The road to success is always under construction." - Lily Tomlin

  • “Don't find customers for your products, find products for your customers.” - Seth Godin

  • "I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that's how you grow." - Marissa Mayer.

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. " - Confucius
  • "There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure." - Colin Powell


  • "Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect." - Jack Dorsey

  • "Forget about your competitors, just focus on your customers." - Jack Ma

  • "Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or media buzzword can be a substitute for that."- Anthony Volodkin

"A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business." - Henry Ford
  • "The best way to predict future is to create it." - Peter F Drucker

  • "Be nice to nerds.Chances are you will end up working for one." - Bill Gates

"I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done." - Henry Ford
  • "To Succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business." - J Paul Getty

  • "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." - Richard Branson


  • "Whatever you are thinking, Think Bigger." - Tony Hsieh

  • "The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate." - Oprah Winfrey

"If you wait until there is another case study in your industry, you will be too late." - Seth Godin
  • "Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right." - Henry Ford

  • "Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour." - Truman Capot

  • “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” - Peter F Drucker

"If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses." - Henry Ford
  • "It's not about having the right opportunities, its about having the opportunities right."- Mark Hunter.

  • "Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." - T.S Eliot

  • "In business, the rear view mirror is always clearer than the windshield." - Warren Buffet

"If you can't fly, then run, If you can't run, then walk, if you can't walk then crawl but what ever you do, you have to keep moving forward." - Martin Luther King Jr
  • "Start by doing what is necessary; then do what is possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - Francis of Assisi


  • "There is always a way - If you are committed." - Tony Robbins

  • "Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success." - Napoleon Hill

"Success doesn't come from what you do occasionally, it comes from what you do consistently" - Marie Forleo
  • "Doing your best is more important than being the best." - Zig Ziglar

"Always deliver more than expected." - Larry Page
  • "Marketing is no longer just about the stuff you make.., It's about the story you tell." - Seth Godin

  • "Your attitude is more important than your capabilities.Similarly, your decisions are more important than your capabilities." - Jack Ma

"Success is not final, Failure is not fatal; It is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill
  • "Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results." - George S Patton

  • "Every problem is a gift, without problems, we would not grow." - Tony Robbins


  • "A big business starts small." - Richard Branson

  • "Success comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." - Henry David Thoreau

  • "Focus on being productive instead of busy." - Tim Ferris

"Winners never quit, quitters never win." - Vince Lombardi
  • "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." - Benjamin Franklin

  • "Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish you will ruin a business opportunity." - Karl Marx

  • "Being powerful is like being a lady,If you have to tell people you are, you aren't." - Margaret Thatcher


  • "To think is easy, to act is difficult. To act as one thinks is most difficult." - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

  • "Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill.

"If you need inspiration, don't do it."- Elon Musk
  • "It's not about ideas, it's about making ideas happen." - Scott Beisky

  • "Action is the fundamental key to all success." - Pablo Picasso

  • "Small opportunities are often beginning of great achievements." - Demosthenes

"The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today." - H Jackson Brown Jr.
  • "There is always room for improvement, no matter how long you have been in business." - Oscar De La Hoya

  • "There is no luck in business. There is only drive, determination and more drive." - Sophie Kinsella


  • "There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking." - Brian Tracy

"You can't have a better tomorrow, if you are thinking about yesterday all the time." - Charles Kettering
  • "You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety." - Abraham Maslow

  • "Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again." - Richard Branson

"Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others." - Jack Welch
  • "Make your life a masterpiece; imagine no limitations on what you can be, have or do." - Brian Tracy


  • "Your success and happiness lies in you." - Helen Keller

  • "Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection." - Mark Twain

"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet." - Aristotle
  • "The biggest mistake of a small business is to think like a small business." - Aruna Bhayana

  • "The men who have succeeded are the men who have chosen one line and stuck to it." - Andrew Carnegie

"Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence." - Ray Kroc
  • "Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops." - Thomas J Watson

  • "For in the end, it is impossible to have a great life unless it is a meaningful life. And it is very difficult to have a meaningful life without meaningful work." - James C Collins

"Your time is limited, so don't waste living someone else's life." - Steve Jobs
  • "If you really want to do something you will find a way. If you don't, you will find an excuse." - Jim Rohn


  • "The most important job of an entrepreneur is to design the business before there is a business." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success, when they gave up." - Thomas Edison
  • "Efforts and courage is not enough without purpose and direction." - John F Kennedy

  • "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty." - Winston Churchill

"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
  • " If you want it bad enough, you have to be willing to fight for it." - Chalene Johnson

  • "Stop telling yourself you don't know what to do. Yes, you do. Listen to your intuition and trust yourself." - Katherine Sullivan

"If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.” - Albert Einstein
  • "Quality means doing it right when no one is looking." - Henry Ford


  • "To any entrepreneur: If you want to do it, do it now. If you don't, you are going to regret it." - Catherine Cook

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started." - Mark Twain
  • "Growth and comfort do not co-exist." - Ginni Rometty

  • "This is the real secret of life - to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize its play." - Alan Watts

"The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer." - Nolan Bushnell
  • "Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher." - Oprah Winfrey

"If you are too comfortable, it's time to move on. Terrified of what's next? You are on the right track." - Susan Fales Hill
  • "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then is not an act, but a habit." - Will Durant


  • "Most people do not listen with the intent to understand. most people listen with the intent to reply." - Stephen B Covey

"Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness."- Oprah Winfrey
  • "Tough times never last , but tough people do." - Robert H Schuller

  • "The time is always right to do what is right." - Martin Luther King Jr

  • "You will be defined not just by what you achieve, but by how you survive." - Sheryl Sandberg

"Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago." - Warren Buffet
  • "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." - Walt Disney

"What you do today can improve all your tomorrows." - Ralph Marston
  • "Things work out best for those who make the best of how things workout." - John Wooden

  • "Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet." - Robert H Schuller

  • "Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it." - Charles R Swindoll


  • "Be yourself, everyone else is already taken." - Oscar Wilde

"You cant go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." - C S Lewis
  • "The moment you accept responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you gain the power to change anything in your life." - Hal Elrod

"Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have." - Brian Tracy
  • "It's not the mountain we conquer but ourselves." - Sr. Edmund Hillary