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Motivational Quotes to Inspire Success in Your Business

We know that life as a business owner can be very demanding. It’s filled with continuous challenges, most of which you have to battle alone, but knowing you’re on a path that has been walked before by others who have been successful can be motivating.

We’ve put together our favorite quotes from business gurus, leaders and people who have inspired us with their amazing life stories.

We hope this helps you on your own personal journey to becoming the best entrepreneur you can be.

Click here to see: Over 1,200 motivtional quotes for business owners and entrepreneurs.

I don't look to jump over 7-foot bars; I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over

“I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars; I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.”

 – Warren Buffett

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”

 – Mark Twain

I don't believe the most successful people are the ones who got the best grades, got into the best schools, or made the most money

“I don’t believe the most successful people are the ones who got the best grades, got into the best schools, or made the most money.”

 – Ben Stein

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”

 – Will Rogers

Don't worry about failure; you only have to be right once

“Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.”

 – Drew Houston

Business is like poker. You have to be able to read people. You have to understand the odds of a particular endeavor. You need to make calculated bets. And you have to get lucky

“Business is like poker. You have to be able to read people. You have to understand the odds of a particular endeavor. You need to make calculated bets. And you have to get lucky.”

 – Richard Harroch

There are no traffic jams along the extra mile

“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.”

 – Roger Staubach

Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win

“Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.”

 – Bernadette Devlin

I hate how many people think, glass half- empty when their glass is really four-fifths full. I'm grateful when I have one drop in the glass because I know exactly what to do with it

“I hate how many people think “glass half- empty” when their glass is really four-fifths full. I’m grateful when I have one drop in the glass because I know exactly what to do with it.”

 – Gary Vaynerchuk

Always deliver more than expected

“Always deliver more than expected.”

 – Larry Page

Rich people buy luxuries last, while poor and middle class tend to buy luxuries first

“Rich people buy luxuries last, while poor and middle class tend to buy luxuries first.”

 – Robert Kiyosaki

The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”

 – Ayn Rand

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

“I have not failed.

I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

 – Tomas Edison

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”

 – Eleanor Roosevelt

Try not to become a person of success, but a person of value.

“Try not to become a person of success, but a person of value.”

 – Albert Einstein

Fall seven times and stand up eight

“Fall seven times and stand up eight.”

 – Japanese proverb

Actually, your past successes are your biggest obstacle- every battle, every war, is different, and you cannot assume that what worked before will work today

“Actually, your past successes are your biggest obstacle- every battle, every war, is different, and you cannot assume that what worked before will work today.”

 – Robert Greene

Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin

“Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.”

 – Grace Hansen

 knew that if I failed I wouldn't regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying

“I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.”

 – Jeff Bezos

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

 – Winston Churchill

My first job was washing dishes in the basement of a nursing home for $2.10 an hour, and I learned as much about the value of hard work there as I ever did later

“My first job was washing dishes in the basement of a nursing home for $2.10 an hour, and I learned as much about the value of hard work there as I ever did later.”

– Douglas Preston

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”

– Abraham Lincoln

“The wisest mind has something yet to learn.”

– George Santanaya

“Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.”

– African proverb

“Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.”

– Oscar Wilde

“Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.”

– Henry A. Kissinger

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.

“Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.”

– Napoleon Bonaparte