25 Motivational Business Quotes to Remember


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Every entrepreneur goes into business hoping that it will be successful. Quite early on they will realise just how much dedication and commitment they will need to put into their idea before they can come close to achieving success. Sometimes they will feel like quitting. If this is you, stop and take a few moments to read these 25 motivational business quotes from successful people that will make you think twice. Then get back and keep going.

Mark Twain

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”


Thomas Edison

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


Abraham Lincoln

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


Jim Rohn

“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”


Anais Nin

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”


Rand Fishkin, Moz

“Don’t build links. Build relationships.”


Zig Ziglar

“Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember–the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you.”


Steve Jobs

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



“There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”


Winston Churchill 

“If you are going through hell, keep going.”


Drew Houston

“You only have to be right once.”


Estee Lauder

“I never dreamed about success, I worked for it.”



“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.”


Walt Disney

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


Leo Burnett

“To swear off making mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is swear off having ideas.”


Maya Angelou

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.”


Stephen Covey 

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”


Lou Holtz

“Never tell your problems to anyone … 20 percent don’t care and the other 80 percent are glad you have them.”


Richard Branson

“Business opportunities are like buses: there’s always another one coming.”


Don Crowther

“People want to do business with you because you help them get what they want. They don’t do business with you to help you get what you want.”

Muhammed Ali

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’”


Ayn Rand

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

Albert Einstein

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”


Winston Churchill

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”


Steve Jobs

“If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.”