Entrepreneur Quotes

I made a collection of entrepreneur quotes that I have written in my journal during the last couple of years, and that really served me well.

The origin of the quotes gathered comes from books and online learning programs that I read and study.  

I hope some of them will help you as well!


Jasper Basson

Today’s hard will be tomorrow’s easy and today’s easy was yesterday’s hard. 

We can all feed from each other.  Every person you meet know at least one thing you don't.

The way we perceive a problem or situation makes it a problem or opportunity.

Loose an hour in the morning, and you will chase it all day.

Rise early, win the day.

Little wins daily equals massive results.


The Spiritual Gangster

Everything I wrote day, became true.


Jim Rohn

Service to many leads to greatness

If you keep knocking you will find open doors


If you want to reap, you need to sow


Take full responsibility of what happens to you


To have more, you need to become more


We don’t get paid for time, we get paid for value


Be kind, but not weak

Be bold, but not bully

Dream, but don’t become a dreamer

Be proud, but not arrogant.


To turn nothing into something, you need to start with ideas and imagination.

Believe that what you imagine is possible for you.

Go to work and make it real.


For things to change, you need to change.


Its not the blowing of the wind that determines your destination, it’s the set of the sail.

The same wind blows over all of us.

Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills.

Either you run the day,  or the day runs you.

Always start with thanksgiving.  Be thankful for what you already have and see the miracles that come from you single act.

Never begin a day until its finished on paper

Don't just read the easy stuff.  You may be entertained by it,  but you will never grow from it.

Robin Sharma

Don’t label a setback as a failure


In order to be irreplaceable, one need to be different


Become a serious investor in YOU


Your success can be predicted by you habits


Spend a lot of time alone in deep concentration.

Addiction to distraction, is destroying your future


Cut you excuses in hall and double the amount of action you take


Your limits are the lies your fears have sold you.

Your limits are liars and your fears are thieves. Do not trust them.


Your performance is aligned with the quality of you thinking.


Build a mindset of gratitude.  Be grateful for the things we take for granted.


Nothing fails like success.  Once your business gets successful, you get arrogant. 

As you get more successful, focus to stay humble and keep your passion and grind.


Be in instrument of service


Don’t see you work as work.  See it as your craft.


Genius is less about genetics, and more about your daily habits.

Be willing to install the habits to get to world class


Change is hard at first, its messy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end.


What gets scheduled, gets done.


Less talk more do


External results begin internally


Vague thinking leads to vague results


We don’t see the world as it is,  we see the world as we are.


The smallest of actions is better than the noblest of intentions.


When you listen to another human being from the fullness of your presence, it’s one of honoring another human being.


As you live your days, so you craft your life.


Titles do bring power.  But the problem is, if the title gets taken away, the power gets lost.


Nothing less than my very best


You never know how high you can climb, if you don’t even try.


Difficult days never last, strong people do.


Often things must fall apart before they can be rebuilt in a much better way.


The average person is interrupted every 11 minutes at work, takes 25 minutes to refocus after each interruption, and spend a total of 2.1 hours a day lost in distraction.


Beneath every excuse lives a fear.


For YOU to win, NO ONE needs to lose


Everyone who is causing your stress, struggle and challenge in your life, just might be an angel of sorts ….  Carrying the lesson, you most need to learn.


Forgiveness is a gift your give to yourself


2x3x mindset: To double your income and impact,  triple your investment in 2 core areas:

-          Your personal mastery

-          Your professional capability


Its not how long you work, but the quality of what you produce.

One insight in a single book could take your work and personal life to a whole new level.  To earn more / have more / love more / be more,  its mission critical to read. Daily. Passionately. 

We see the world through the filters of our believes. 

We don't see the world as it is,  we see the world as we are.


Carl Honore

Technology is a false friend.  Even when it does save time, it often spoils the effect by generating a whole new set of duties and desires.


When you accelerate things that should not have accelerated, when you forget how to slow down, there is a price to pay.


Long hours on the job are making us unproductive, error prone, unhappy and ill.


A life of hurry can become superficial


Man measures time and time measures man.


Technology has allowed work to seep into every corner of our life.


I cook, read and switch off my cell phone more often.



Dr Daniel Amen

You are not stuck with the brain you have, you can make it better


Success, in anything we do, starts with healthy brain.


Using Marijuana causes your brain to be less active


Two glasses of wine, every day, gives you a smaller brain.


3 or more coffees a day is a problem. Caffeine constricts blow flow to your brain.   It can also increase difficulty to sleep.


Sugar is pro – inflammatory and 1 of the major causes of Alzheimer’s and depression


Obesity: As your weight goes up, the physical size and function of your brain goes down.



Mahatma Gandhi

Be the change you want to see in the world.


One cannot do right in one area of your life, whilst he is ill occupied in doing wrong in another. Life is one invisible whole.



Rabindranath Tagore

Spring has passed. Summer has gone. Winter is here. The song I meant to sing remains unsung, for I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument.


Napoleon Hill

Whatever the mind can conceive & believe, the mind can achieve.

Train your mind to pick up only things that’s related to what you want most in life.

By repetition of thought


Our minds become magnetized with the dominating thoughts we hold in our minds and these magnets attract to us the forces, the people, the circumstances of life which harmonize with the nature of our dominating thoughts


The ladder of success is never crowded at the top


Fulton Oursler

We crucify ourselves between two thieves.

Regret for yesterday and fear of tomorrow.


Bono (U2)

Please let go of your EGO, please be you and no one else. You are so beautiful how you are.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

When it’s dark enough, you can see the stars.

To be yourself, in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else,  is the greatest accomplishment.

Peter Drucker

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all

People are effective because they say no.

Dale Carnegie

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.

Action breeds confidence and courage


John Abete

You get what you celebrate


Maya Angelou

People will forget what you said.

People will forget what you did.

But people will never forget how you made them fee


Eckhart Tolle

Wherever you are, be there totally

Naval Ravikant

The first rule of handling conflict is: don’t hang around people who are constantly engaging in conflict. 

All benefits in life come from compound interest.

If you eat, invest, thing according to what the news advocates, you will end up nutritionally, financially and morally bankrupt.

Suffering is a moment of clarity

When you can no longer deny the truth of a situation and are forces into uncomfortable change.

Happiness is a choice your make, and a skill you develop.


Tim Ferriss

Don’t push a boulder uphill just because you can.

How is it possible that all people in the world need exactly 8 hours to accomplish work?

If I can do it better than an assistant, why should I pay them at all?

Because the goal is to be free to focus on bigger and better things.

Perform a 80/20 analysis of your business and personal life,  every two weeks to month.


Mark Twain

I have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.


Marcus Aurelius

The obstacle is the way.

This person inst hurting me,  they're making me stronger.  

They are giving me something to practice with

A blazing fire makes flame and brightness out of everything that is thrown at him.

Seth Godin

Its always the hard part that creates value


The goal is not to get good ideas.

The goal is to get bad ideas.

Once you get enough bad ideas, then some ones have to show up.


James Altucher

The world does not need your explanation on saying “NO”


John Dayman

5 days a week I read my goals before I go to sleep & when I wake up.

These are 10 goals around health, family and business, with expiration dates.

I update it every six months.


Money is a great servant, but a horrible master.


Neil Strauss

The biggest mistake you can make is to accept the norms of your time


Stephen J Dubner

Brainstorming: Come up with as many ideas as possible & then put them under scrutiny (trying to kill them off)

If they are unkillable, go forward with them.


Brené Brown

A person’s success in life can be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he / she is willing to have.


When I am not a little bit nauseous when I am done, I probably did not show up like I should have shown up.


Be clear that your ladder is leaning against the right building.


Courage over comfort

Everyone want to be brave, but no one wants to be vulnerable.


Brian Koppelman

If its not on the calendar is not real.


Terry Crews

Competition is the opposite of creativity

Working hard to beat the competition prevents me from thinking creatively.


In order to “have” you must “do”

In order to “do”, you must must “be”


Kyle Maynard

Thinking of what makes me happy doesn’t give me the same clarity as thinking about what gives me bliss.


Debbie Millman

Busy is a decision.

You don’t “find” the time, you “make” the time


Bozoma Saint John

We spend far too much time complaining about the way things are, and forget that we have the power to change anything & everything.


Dita van Teese

You can be a juicy ripe peach & there will still be someone who doesn’t like peaches.


Aniela Gregarde

No to blame

No to gossip

No to complaints


Julia Galef

Avoid consuming media that just telling me things I already know.

That stuff can be addictive.

It’s like vending with a friend.


Maria Sharapova

Losing makes you think in ways victories can’t.

You can never say PLEASE and THANK YOU enough.



Harry Truman

It’s a amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit


Bette Reese

If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito.


Arianna Huffington

Burnout is not the price you have to pay for success


Tom Peters

Good manners pay off big time


Bear Grylls

Learn to enjoy the process

The good and the painful – its all a process


Brandon Stanton

Create something different


Peter Guber

The great majority of what gives you angst never happen, so you must evict it.


Eric Ripert

Happiness is not something readymade.  It comes from actions.


Tony Hawk

True success is doing something you love for a living


Jon Call

There is a difference between consuming social media and creating for social media


Marie Forleo

Just because you can be active on a social media platform doesn’t mean you be.


Benjamin Disraeli

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.


Muhammad Ali

I hated every morning training, but I liked the ideas of being a world champion.


Blaise Pascal

All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone


Life is really simple,  but me insist on making it complicated

Choose a job you love,  and you will never have to work a day in you life

Yousuf Karsh

Character, like a photograph,  develops in darkness

Simon Sinek

We'd achieve more if we chased our dreams instead of our competition


Not my circus. Not my monkeys.

Warren Buffet

Whatever you like to do,  make it a hobby and whatever the world likes to do, make it a business.

Ben Okri

Beware the stories you read or tell; subtly at night, beneath the water of consciousness;  they are altering your world.

Franz Kafka

You do not need to leave your room.  Remain sitting at your table and listen.

Do not even listen,  simply wait, be quit, still and solitary.

They world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked,  it has not choice,  it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.

Matthew 13.12

For to him who has will be given, and he will have abundance.

But from him who has not,  even what he has will be taken away.

George Carlin

Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot,  and anyone going faster that you is a maniac?

Dr Seuss

Be who you are and say what you feel.  

Those that mind don't matter.

Those who matter don't mind.