Building a successful business requires a lot of efforts, ambition, smart work, hard work, passion and persistence. But still, there are ups and downs in the business process. A good entrepreneur knows how to motivate himself and get up again when fall. Having a few good phrases of motivational quotes can keep your spirit on. This list is a compilation of quotes to motivate and accompany your journey to success.

1. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”

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

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

4. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”
Albert Einstein, physicist

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

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 safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.”
Mark Twain, author

7. “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

8. “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
John Lennon

9. “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.”
Zig Ziglar, author, salesman, and motivational speaker

10. “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.”
Dr. Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich

11. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.’
Stephen Covey, author, educator, speaker, businessman

12. “Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.”
Theodore Roosevelt, former US President, politician

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

14. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Maya Angelou, author, civil rights activist

15. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
Martin Luther King, Jr., pastor, activist, humanitarian and Civil Rights leader

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

17. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
Walt Disney, co-founder of the Walt Disney Company

18. “If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.”
Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s

19. ”Show me a person who never made a mistake, and I will show you a person who never did anything.”
William Rosenberg, founder Dunkin’ Donuts

20. “Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.”
Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks

21. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game’s winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that’s why I succeed.”
Michael Jordan, NBA Player and NBA Hall of Famer

22. “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.”
Wayne Gretzky, NHL Hall of Famer

23. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”
Babe Ruth, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer

24. “I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars — I look for 1-foot bars that I can step over.”
Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO Berkshire Hathaway

25. “Don’t be afraid to assert yourself, have confidence in your abilities and don’t let the bastards get you down.”
Michael Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg L.P.

26. “Watch, listen, and learn. You can’t know it all yourself. Anyone who thinks they do is destined for mediocrity.”
Donald Trump, chairman of The Trump Organization

27. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”
Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group

28. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple

29. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”
Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft

30. “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, founder of Facebook

31. “Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.”
Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter

32. “If you’re not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.”
Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn

33. “Always deliver more than expected.”
Larry Page, co-founder of Google

34. “You shouldn’t focus on why you can’t do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions.”
Steve Case, co-founder of AOL

35. “I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.”
Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon

36. ”Don’t be cocky. Don’t be flashy. There’s always someone better than you.”
Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos

37. “Ive learned that mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success.”
Jack Welch, chairman and CEO General Electric

38. “When you cease to dream you cease to live”
Malcolm Forbes, chairman and editor in chief of Forbes Magazine

39. “When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say ‘wow, that was an adventure,’ not ‘wow, I sure felt safe.’ “
Tom Preston-Werner, co-founder of Github

40. “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.”
Drew Houston, co-founder and CEO of Dropbox

41. “Fail often so you can succeed sooner.”
Tom Kelley, Ideo partner

42. “There’s lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: it’s to change the world.”
Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote

43. “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.”
Guy Kawasaki, founder of AllTop

44. “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.”
Scott Belsky, co-founder Behance

45. “There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.”
Jason Fried, founder of 37signal

46. “Don’t worry about funding if you don’t need it. Today it’s cheaper to start a business than ever.”
Noah Everett, founder Twitpic

47. “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, Chairman of AXS TV, Owner of Landmark Theaters

48. “If you don’t know what to do with your life, do something that saves lives. The world is full of of people in need, be the part of their life that fills that need.”
Sanjeev Saxena

49. “Success is how high you bounce after you hit bottom.”
General George Patton

50. “Do it or not. There is no try.”

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