Being an entrepreneur and business owner is rewarding but there are always those tough days. Sometimes you just need a little boost of inspiration. Here are the best quotes to celebrate National Entrepreneurs’ Day.


“Hard work is the most controllable aspect of entrepreneurship and business.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


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“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” – Scott Belsky

“My best advice to entrepreneurs is this: Forget about making mistakes, just do it.” – Ajaero Tony Martins

“To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don’t, you’re going to regret it.” – Catherine Cook

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah

“Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” – Estée Lauder

“Legacy is greater than currency.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

“The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.” – Barbara Corcoran

“Find the smartest people you can and surround yourself with them.” – Marissa Meyer

“Treating people with kindness and respect seems elementary but is not always reciprocated. I often run into people who tell me a story about how I impacted their life — most often by an act of kindness that they never forgot.” – April Uchitel

“When it comes down to it, nothing trumps execution.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

“So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.” – Caterina Fake

“Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” – Guy Kawasaki

“It’s easy to dream about it, but much harder to execute it.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

“I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I cannot accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan

“In every success story, you will find someone who has made a courageous decision.” – Peter F. Drucker

“Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field.” – Dennis Waitley

“If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.” – Mark Zuckerberg

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese proverb.

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

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



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

“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

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

“In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.” – David Ogilvy

“It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. It doesn’t matter how many times you almost get it right. No one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you because all that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are.” – Mark Cuban

“People are chasing cash, not happiness. When you chase money, you’re going to lose. You’re just going to. Even if you get the money, you’re not going to be happy.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

“If you’re not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” – Reid Hoffman

“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.” – Unknown

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

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

“What is not started will never get finished.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn

“When you cease to dream, you cease to live.” – Malcolm Forbes

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

“Everyone has ideas. They may be too busy or lack the confidence or technical ability to carry them out. But I want to carry them out. It is a matter of getting up and doing it.” – James Dyson

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

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

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

“Without hustle, your talent will only get you so far.” -Gary Vaynerchuk


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