50 Practical Quotes Every Entrepreneur Should Follow

We all love quotes right?

Quotes inspire us. They motivate us and see us through hard times. Quotes give us a glimpse into the thoughts of great minds. Quotes often live on long after those that once brought them to life.

Every entrepreneur needs a source of inspiration. Let’s face it, it’s tough-going at this journey alone. But quotes show us that there are others that understand us. Not only do they understand where we currently are, but how we can get through.

Here are fifty practical quotes that you can apply to your life right now and start seeing a brighter future.

1. “Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.” – Jim Rohn

2. “Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn

3. “Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an action and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.” – Ralph Emerson

4. “For things to change, you must change.” – Jim Rohn

6. “The person who does only what he must when he is in the mood or when it’s convenient isn’t going to be successful.” – John Maxwell

7. “Don’t quit.  Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”  – Muhammad Ali

8. “If you don’t build your dream someone will hire you to help build theirs.” – Tony Gaskins

9. “In seeking wisdom you are wise, in imagining that you have attained it you are a fool” – Lord Chesterfield

10. “The hand of the diligent will rule, but the lazy man will be put to forced labor.” – Proverbs 12:24

12. “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision and relentlessly drive it to completion.” – Jack Welch

13. “All riches have their origin in the mind. Wealth is in ideas – not money.” – Robert Collier

14. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

15. “Every great man, every successful man, no matter what field of endeavor, has known the magic that lies in these words: every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.”  – W. Clement Stone

16. “No man was ever wise by chance.” – Lucius Seneca

17. “It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.” – Epictetus

18. “A dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you are willing to pay the price.” – Vince Lombardi

19. “Anyone who does not believe I miracles is not a realist.” – David Ben-Gurion

21. “I firmly believe that man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he is work this heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle victorious.” – Vince Lombardi

22. “Its not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein

23. “Within the covets of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.” – R. Reagan

24. “Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which everyday produces, in which most men throw away.” – Charles Caleb Colton

26. “Success is a process of continually seeking answers to new questions.” – John Templeton

27. “People spend a lifetime chasing things they want, instead create an atmosphere that attracts the things you want.” – Scot Anderson

28. “When it comes to success. People see the glory but they don’t see the grind.” – Mike Calloway

30. “I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking anything you might as well think big.” – Donald Trump

31. “The wise man questions himself, the fool others.” – Henri Arnold

32. “Earn as much as you can. Save as much as you can. Invest as much as you can. Give as much as you can.” – John Wesley

34. “Act now. Act with speed.” – John Doerr

35. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer

36. “You must develop yourself to be successful” – John Maxwell

38. People do not decide their future; they decide their habits that decide their future.” – F.M. Alexander

39. “A bad habit never goes away, it’s always an undo it yourself project.” – Abigail Van Buren

40. “The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, he is inspired because he is working.” – Ernest Newman

42. You can Visualize tomorrow using it as motivation to grow, but if you want to actually grow, your focus needs to be on today.  – John Maxwell

43. “Choose the right employees and then set them loose.”  – Carlos Slim

44. “To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.” – Leonard Bernstein

45. “All businesses make mistakes. The trick is to avoid large ones.” – Carlos Slim

46. “Focus on essentials and try not to get distracted and bogged down by things that don’t add value to the bottom line. ” – Carlos Slim

48. “Without passion, you don’t have energy. Without energy, you have nothing.” – Warren Buffett

49. “The successful person has the habit of doing things that failures don’t like to do. The successful person doesn’t like doing them either, but his dislike is subordinated to the strength of his purpose.”  – E.M. Gray

Mike Calloway: I acquired EpicLaunch out of my passion for business and to help young entrepreneurs succeed. It’s so fun to get an idea and turn it into a profitable business that people love

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