Top 20 Quotes From 20 Leading Entrepreneurs

Top 20 Entrepreneurial Quotes

Here’s our list of the top 20 quotes from 20 of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs. We hope these words of wisdom will inspire our readers to reach for extraordinary success and stand strong when confronted with resistance or failure. Learn from your mistakes, absorb knowledge both good and bad and put the good to use in your favor, and you will surely succeed in any endeavor you set your sights on.

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

Steve Jobs
“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 other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

Mark Zuckerberg
“Find that thing you are super passionate about. A lot of founding principles of Facebook are that if people have access to more information and are more connected, it will make the world better; people will have more understanding, more empathy. That’s the guiding principle for me. On hard days, I really just step back, and that’s the thing that keeps me going.”

Richard Branson
“My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long University education that I never had — everyday I’m learning something new.”

Warren Buffett
“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”

Carlos Slim Helu
“When you live for others’ opinions, you are dead. I don’t want to live thinking about how I’ll be remembered.”

Larry Ellison
“Life’s a journey. It’s a journey about discovering limits.”

Jeff Bezos entrepreneur
“One of the huge mistakes people make is that they try to force an interest on themselves. You don’t choose your passions; your passions choose you.”

Guy Kawasaki
“Ambitious failure, magnificent failure, is a very good thing.”

Sam Walton
“Ignore the conventional wisdom. If everybody else is doing it one way, there’s a good chance you can find your niche by going in exactly the opposite direction.”

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

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

Ray Kroc
“If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.”

Henry Ford
“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently… A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.”

Mary Kay Ash
“When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure.”

Walter Elias (a.k.a. Walt Disney)
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”

entrepreneurial quotesPete Cashmore
“You need space to try things and create. It takes a long time to recalibrate if you let people pull at you all the time. A lot of stress comes from reacting to stuff. You have to keep a certain guard [up], if you’re a creative person.”

Biz Stone
“Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.”

Mark Cuban
“It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. You only have to be right once and then everyone can tell you that you are an overnight success.”

Sergey Brin
“Obviously everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world.”

About the author

Chase H. Williams

Chase H. Williams is a writer, serial entrepreneur, professional procrastinator, dreamer, explorer and risk taker. He’s been weightless aboard a NASA C9-B aircraft and his head hasn’t quite come back down from the clouds. Visit his website @ chasewritescopy.com