As entrepreneurs today, we are all looking for inspiration and empowerment. We have chosen thirty-five of our favourite entrepreneurial quotes from history that inspire us!

“A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.” Richard Branson

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

“The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.” Debbi Fields

“Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.” David Rockefeller

“You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.” Wayne Gretzky

“Business is a combination of war and sport.” Andre Maurois

“The road to someday leads to a town of nowhere.” Tony Robbins

“Learn to listen. Opportunity could be knocking at your door very softly.” Frank Tyger

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” Albert Einstein

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow….Learn as if you were to live forever.” Mahatma Gandhi

“The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.” Peter F. Drucker

“Whatever you and your team decide your new brand will stand for, deliver on that promise. That’s the only way you’ll ever control your brand. And beware: brands always mean something. If you don’t define what the brand means, your competitors will.” Richard Branson

“A brand is the most valuable real estate in the world, a corner of the consumer’s mind.” Colin Bates

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” Mark Twain

“There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.” Sam Walton

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill

“Never, never, never give up.” Winston Churchill.

“The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.” Henry Ford

“It’s through curiosity and looking at opportunities in new ways that we’ve always mapped our path at Dell. There’s always an opportunity to make a difference.” Michael Dell.

“Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.” Dwight D. Eisenhower

“To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business.” J. Paul Getty

“The most serious mistakes are not being made as a result of wrong answers. The truly dangerous thing is asking the wrong question.” Peter Drucker

“If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.” Ray Kroc

“Hire character. Train skill.” Peter Schutz

“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” Unknown

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” Michelangelo

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas A. Edison

“Rule No 1: Never lose money. Rule No 2: Never forget Rule No 1.” Warren Buffett

“Its better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behaviour is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.” Warren Buffett

“Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.” Warren Buffett

“Its fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” Bill Gates

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

“Business is more exciting than any game.” Lord Beaverbrook

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” Charles Darwin

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