Inspirational quotes by Famous Entrepreneurs

This post features some Inspirational quotes by Famous Entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs are those who design, launch and run a new business, which typically begins as a small business, such as a startup company, offering a product, process or service for sale or hire. Entrepreneurs are people who listen to their inner voice and follow it. They transform their dreams in reality by working hard. They give their full attention to their work, because they love their work.

Below is a collection of Inspirational quotes by Famous Entrepreneurs. These Entrepreneurs quotes will motivate you in your life to achieve success.

Inspirational quotes by Famous Entrepreneurs
Inspirational quotes by Famous Entrepreneurs

Bill Gates
William Henry “Bill” Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. In 1975, Gates and Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft, which became the world’s largest PC software company. Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs in the world.

Bill Gates Quotes

“Life is not fair – get used to it!”

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”

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

“I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.”

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”

“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”

“If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.”

“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.”

“I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.”

John D. Rockefeller

John D. Rockefeller Sr. (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937) was an American oil industry tycoon and philanthropist, who is considered to be the wealthiest American of all time by virtually every source, and—largely—the richest person in modern history.

John D. Rockefeller Quotes

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”

“If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.”

“I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.”

“I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.”

“Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.”

“I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.”

“If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.”

“I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.”

“Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.”

“A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.”

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1705] – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

“You may delay, but time will not.”

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

“Well done is better than well said.”

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”

“Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.”

Thomas Edison

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed “The Wizard of Menlo Park”, he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and because of that, he is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory. Edison was a prolific inventor, holding 1,093 US patents in his name, as well as many patents in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.

Inspirational quotes by Famous Entrepreneurs
Inspirational quotes by Famous Entrepreneurs

Thomas Edison quotes

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

“Discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I’ll show you a failure.”

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

“I never did a day’s work in my life, it was all fun.”

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

“Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety nine percent perspiration.”

“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.”

“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.”

“Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.”

“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”

“If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”

“I find out what the world needs. Then, I go ahead and invent it.”

Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish American industrialist who led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century. He is often identified as one of the richest people and one of the richest Americans ever.

Andrew Carnegie Quotes

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.”

“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.”

“People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.”

“You cannot push any one up a ladder unless he be willing to climb a little himself.”

“Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.”

“There is little success where there is little laughter.”

“Concentration is my motto – first honesty, then industry, then concentration.”

“The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.”

“Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.”

“Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.”

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer (CEO) of Apple Inc.; CEO and majority shareholder of Pixar Animation Studios. Jobs is widely recognized as a pioneer of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Under Steve Jobs leadership as the CEO, Apple Inc. developed products such as iMAC, iPOD, iPHONE, iPAD, iTUNES, and other services such as Apple Retail Store, iTUNES Store and App Store. All these products and services became a huge success, and gave Apple Inc. a long term stable financial returns. As a result, Apple Inc. became worlds most valuable public traded company in 2011.

Steve Jobs Quotes

“Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.”

“Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”

“I want to put a ding in the universe.”

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.”

“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.”

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”

“It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.”

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”

“My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.”

Walt Disney

Walter Elias “Walt” Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer he received 22 Academy Awards from 59 nominations and has won more individual Oscars than anyone else.

Walt Disney Quotes

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

“The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.”

“You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”

“I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing — that it was all started by a mouse.”

“When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.”

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.”

Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Larry Page and Sergey Brin are computer scientists and an Internet entrepreneurs. They co-founded Google Inc. in 1998. Page is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc. Brin serves as President of Alphabet Inc.

Larry Page and Sergey Brin Quotes

“If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things. You’re excited to get up in the morning.
You never lose a dream. It just incubates as a hobby.”

“If your access to health care involves your leaving work and driving somewhere and parking and waiting for a long time, that’s not going to promote healthiness.”

“You always hear the phrase, money doesn’t buy you happiness. But I always in the back of my mind figured a lot of money will buy you a little bit of happiness. But it’s not really true.”

“We wouldn’t survive if people didn’t trust us.”

“We saw that a thousand results weren’t necessarily as useful as 10 good ones.”

“Ultimately you want to have the entire world’s knowledge connected directly to your mind.”

Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) is an American business magnate, politician, and philanthropist. Bloomberg is currently the 6th richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of US$51 billion as of September 2016.

Michael Bloomberg Quotes

“There will be ups, there will be downs, there will be sideways. I can just tell you I have been hired, I have been fired, I have been lauded, I have been vilified. I’ve said some of the most brilliant things that just by accident appeared on my tongue, and I’ve said some of the dumbest things that you could imagine. But each day – even the day that I knew I was going to be fired – I looked forward to because I’ve always believed that tomorrow was going to be the best day of my life.”

“Working collectively and collaboratively is the difference between mediocrity by yourself…or success as a team. You have to share the pain… and the responsibility and if you do then you will also share in the rewards.”

“I’ve always wondered if people who block each other from expressing their opinions do so because they have so little confidence in their own. To me, encountering an opposing point of view is a chance to gain a deeper understanding of the issues at stake… and develop my own point of view. But the first thing you’ve got to do is you’ve got to let people speak and you’ve got to listen. And that’s what the first amendment is all about. That’s what really distinguishes this country from others.”

“What you’ve got to do is be honest. Say what you believe. Give it to them straight. Just don’t wuss out.”

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos (January 12, 1964) is an American technology entrepreneur and investor. He has played a role in the growth of e-commerce as the Founder, Chairman and CEO of As of August 2016, Bezos’ personal wealth is estimated to be US$66.7 billion, due in part to a recent spike in Amazon’s stock price, ranking him the 3rd richest person in the world on the Forbes list of billionaires.

Jeff Bezos Quotes

“A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.”

“There are two kinds of companies, those that work to try to charge more and those that work to charge less. We will be the second.”

“If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.”

“We expect all our businesses to have a positive impact on our top and bottom lines. Profitability is very important to us or we wouldn’t be in this business.”

Elon Musk

Elon Reeve Musk (born June 28, 1971) is a South African-born Canadian-American business magnate, investor,engineer and inventor. He is the founder, CEO and CTO of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors; co-founder and chairman of SolarCity, co-chairman of OpenAI; co-founder of Zip2; and founder of which merged with PayPal of Confinity. As of June 2016, he has an estimated net worth of US$12.7 billion, making him the 83rd wealthiest person in the world.

Elon Musk quotes

“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.”

“I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.”

“Great companies are built on great products.”

“We’re running the most dangerous experiment in history right now, which is to see how much carbon dioxide the atmosphere… can handle before there is an environmental catastrophe.”

“I don’t create companies for the sake of creating companies, but to get things done.”

“Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.”

“When Henry Ford made cheap, reliable cars people said, ‘Nah, what’s wrong with a horse?’ That was a huge bet he made, and it worked.”

“People work better when they know what the goal is and why. It is important that people look forward to coming to work in the morning and enjoy working.”

“Patience is a virtue, and I’m learning patience. It’s a tough lesson.”

“You need to live in a dome initially, but over time you could terraform Mars to look like Earth and eventually walk around outside without anything on… So it’s a fixer-upper of a planet.”

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