Top 25 Powerful & Inspiring Quotes For Business Owners


As a business owner you'll experience a lot of highs and lows. Whether you're just getting your business established or you're at cross-roads in your company, these 25 inspiring quotes for business owners are sure to give you the motivation you need. Perhaps they'll even set you on a different path of thinking.


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


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


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


“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 harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. — Mark Twain


“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


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


“In every success story, you will find someone who has made a courageous decision.” — Peter F. Drucker


“Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, ‘make me feel important'. Never forget this message when working with people.” — Mary Kay Ash


“A man who wakes up and finds himself a success hasn’t been asleep.” — Dave Thomas


“Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you are generally better off sticking with what you know and the third is that sometimes, your best investments are the ones you don’t make.” — Donald Trump


"There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed." — Ray Goforth


"I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite." — G. K. Chesterton


"The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. It's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere." — Barack Obama


"If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse." — Jim Rohn


"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." — Albert Schweitzer


"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure." — Bill Cosby


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


“Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.” — Ellen DeGeneres


“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” — Warren Buffett


“There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.” — Nelson Mandela

“It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.” — Abraham Lincoln


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


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


“What is not started will never get finished” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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


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