8 Entrepreneurship Quotes for Business Excellence

“The secret of success is the consistency to pursue.” -Harry F. Banks

How true and important are the entrepreneurship quotes of this kind for every person and company? Perseverance and consistency bridge the gap of success and failure.

I decided to dedicate a post only to entrepreneurship quotes– Quotes intended to focus towards achieving business excellence.

One small search on google provided me with hundreds of results for quotes like the one above. So, I decided to dwell deeper into the essence of these quotes. what do they mean to success and business excellence?


8 Entrepreneurship quotes for success

All of these quotes can be inspirational and moving towards someone looking for success and excellence in a business. Who would not like to have a little share of motivation? We all get tired on our entrepreneurial journey and these motivating quotes rejuvenate us.

To succeed as an entrepreneur, the quote below might prove a point.

                                      1.“Winners never quit and quitters never win.” 

                                                                                                                                      Vince Lombardi


You would never know when your time is right. So never ever quit. Just stay focused on your entrepreneurial journey. Just stay there on track. Time will come and fetch you from the entrepreneurial track.

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As Anna Wintour, editor in chief of Vogue magazine, once said :

                                    2. “It’s always about timing. If it’s too soon, no one understands it. If it’s too late,                                                everyone’s forgotten.”


She makes a valid point here. To build a business of your own, you need to hit the right timing. To improve an existing business, timing gets even more important. If we speak about employees within organizations, timing is even more crucial.

An article in Forbes highlights 32 quotes all entrepreneurs must live by.

So to get a competitive advantage either for your own business or to excel within current settings, ask yourself these questions.

  • Is this something the world needs today?
  • Would the world become a better place if this business existed?
  • How can I achieve my dreams and get where I want to go with this business idea?

If the answers are clear to you then you may have the perfect idea for you to get started.


                               3. “Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a                                               message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a                                                 ceiling on yourself.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oprah Winfrey


For a plethora of reasons, working in a cubicle or windowless office building for a designated 8 hours per day can take a toll on you. For anyone who has done it or is doing it now, perhaps you will agree that working a routine 9 to 5 job can be excruciatingly exhausting.


                                  4. “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 you heart and intuition.”   

                                                                                                                                    Steve Jobs


There is also often a perpetual lack of passion and fulfillment in what you are doing if you can’t predict your future with the position you hold in your company.


                                      5. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” 

                                                                                                                                        Peter Drucker


Entrepreneurship has the potential to lighten a fire beneath you. It can also to give you great satisfaction in what you are doing. After all, you can create a business model based on a strategy you believe in and create a product or service that you feel connected with.


                                        6. “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


Heavy and thoughtful consideration that is required can come with feelings of fear and doubt. Starting your own business, yes, can absolutely bring success and satisfaction, but will also need persistence as consistent challenges await that requires hard work.


                                         7. “There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.” 

                                                                                                                                              Christopher Morley


Nonetheless, there is no better time than now to feed the passion that you have to create your own business and to dive into entrepreneurship. And the best way to start, I think, is to focus your attention towards these inspirational quotes. they will get the desired adrenaline rush for you.


                                          8. “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.” 

                                                                                                                                                       Warren G. Tracy’s Student


There is more of motivation if you need to get a few more dose of this medicine. My earlier posts reflect upon lots of innovation and creativity quotes  and on entrepreneurship quotes on workplace innovation.

Let me give you a few bonus entrepreneurship quotes in the next section that explains the fact about why we need motivation. Trust me, you need a lot of motivation on your way of pursuing entrepreneurship.

Inspirational infographics for entrepreneurs can lift you up in case you want to know the stages involved and statistics on entrepreneurship.


Why do entrepreneurs need motivation?

Quotes and sayings help in motivating entrepreneurs. These quotes from great leaders and innovators make thorny entrepreneurial way look beautiful. I would reiterate the main focus of all these quotes– the key motto for leaders trying to motivate everyone else; the real differentiator between success and failure.

Please don’t quit.

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


How true is this statement! That too coming from someone who has created revolution in hotel industry through his impeccable leadership and business acumen.

To be able to understand better why entrepreneurs are always walking on razor’s edge, we must understand the essence of entrepreneurship. So let’s put forward a few questions.

Who is an entrepreneur? What is an entrepreneurship?

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To answer the first, an entrepreneur is someone who builds an idea, starts his/her own business and succeeds. The last word is of ultra-importance. Success has different meanings for different entrepreneurs. For someone, success can be earning fame, while other would need money. Some would find happiness in helping others while lot many would pacify their own psyche through the act of entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship quotes and sayings from leaders  help entrepreneurs define success and give them a sense of pride in whatever they do. The idea is to enjoy the journey without really caring about results. Just keep moving.


            “If you hear a voice within you saying ‘you are not a painter’ then by all means paint and that                    voice will be silenced.” Vincent Van Gogh


Just follow your passion and do what you care for. Things will fall in place when the right time arrives.

A few more motivational quotes about entrepreneurship through an article of the entrepreneur magazine can help boosting your morale further.

Peter F. Druker has said.

          “This defines entrepreneur and entrepreneurship- the entrepreneur searches for change,                         responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.”


Finally once you dive into entrepreneurship remember to make two friends for rest of your life; Innovation and Creativity.

Innovation can be a bit of a buzzword in the world of business and entrepreneurship but it is important to know what it means.

What is innovation? Innovation is a new product, idea, method, or any other sort of thing as long as it and an act of creativity and can be monetized.

It is a change, alteration, a discovery and ultimately a great thing to have. Innovation can change and create an amazing future.

What is creativity? Creativity is the use of ones imagination to come up with original ideas, especially when it comes to artistic work. Being creative would come in handy for an entrepreneur as it is what will help them with their business.

                     “Creativity is not just a skill but an attitude – a rebellious desire to be                                                                 different.” Chaipranin Visudhipol


More quotes on creativity and entrepreneurship are abundantly available but I have tried in this post to connect the dots to provide a holistic view on entrepreneurship while using popular entrepreneurship quotes.

Seth Godin, author and entrepreneur, once said

                   “Where do you put the fear when you choose to innovate? The fear is there but you have to                         find a place to put it.”


Another quote about innovation comes from Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business School professor.

He said: “Innovation almost always is not successful the first time out. You try something and it doesn’t work and it takes confidence to say we haven’t failed yet. Ultimately you become commercially successful.”

With an understanding of what innovation and creativity are, it is to be believed that these are necessary for starting a good business.  It’s difficult to do anything without the willpower to make a change and to succeed at it.

A great entrepreneur will always do what it takes to succeed. Hope you like this collection of entrepreneurship quotes. One final quotes for budding entrepreneurs to keep in mind before I bid adieu.

                         “Patience, drive and very little fear”

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