100 Inspiring Quotes That Will Make You Want To Start Your Dream Business

I truly believe words can be powerful motivators. So if you want this to be your year of positive change, let the words in these 100  inspiring quotes guide you forward:

1. If you dream it, you can do it – Walt Disney

2. Don’t look back. You’re not going that way. Anon

3. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering.  – Anon

4. When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. – Lao Tzu

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5. The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be. Socrates

6. The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. – Oprah Winfrey

7. Most people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. – Napoleon Hill

8. The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one. – John C Maxwell

9. Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. – Vincent Van Gogh

10. Believe deep down in your heart that you are destined to do great things. – Joe Paterno

11. A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. – Walter Bagehot

12. To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. – Anatole France 

13. Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao Tzu

14. All great achievements require time. – Maya Angelou

15. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas A Edison

16. Don’t try to be original, just try to be good. – Paul Rand

17. I doubt I’ll ever go back to corporate work. Once you see the light, there is no turning back. – Magnus Jepson

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

19. If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. – Jim Rohn

20. When you focus on problems, you’ll have more problems. When you focus on possibilities, you’ll have more opportunities. – Anon

21. What you plant now, you will harvest later. – Og Mandino

22. In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. – Nikos Kazantzakis

23. I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed. Robert H. Schuller

24. What you do today can improve all your tomorrows. – Ralph Marston

25. Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.– W. Clement Stone

26. I’m going to succeed because I’m crazy enough to think I can. – Anon

27. Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. – Wayne Dyer

28. You must be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi

29. Change your thoughts and you change your world. – Norman Vincent Peale

30. We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish. – Tony Robbins

31. Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world. – Joel A. Barker

32. We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction. – Bill Gates

33. The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity. – Peter Drucker

34. My will shall shape the future.  Whether I fail or succeed shall be no one’s doing but my own.  I am the force. I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice. My responsibility.  Win or lose; only I hold the key to my destiny. – Elaine Maxwell

35. When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. – Helen Keller

36. Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

37. The glass ceiling that once limited a woman’s career path has paved a new road towards business ownership, where women can utilize their sharp business acumen while building strong family ties. – Erica Nicole

38. 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.

39. Remember, all the answers you need are inside of you; you only have to become quiet enough to hear them. – Debbie Ford

40. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. – Anne Frank

41. Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? – Marianne Williamson

42. Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. Harriet Beecher Stowe

43. If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. – Milton Berle

44. A year from now you’ll wish you had started today. – Karen Lamb

45. Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. – Harriet Tubman

46. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. – Steve Jobs

47. Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that. – Anthony Volodkin

48. Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you. – Tony Hsieh

49. Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once. – Drew Houston

50. If there’s something you want to build, but the tech isn’t there yet, just find the closest possible way to make it happen. – Dennis Crowley

 51. Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snowflake. – Marie Beyon Ray

52. Whatever you do, be different – that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you’re different, you will stand out. – Anita Roddick

53. Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway. – Mary Kay Ash

54. What I wanted was to be allowed to do the thing in the world that I did best — which I believed then and believe now is the greatest privilege there is. When I did that, success found me. – Debbi Fields

55. I believe you are your work. Don’t trade the stuff of your life, time, for nothing more than dollars. That’s a rotten bargain. – Rita Mae Brown

56. Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. – Ella Fitzgerald

57. Fail often so you can succeed sooner. – Tom Kelley

58. Nothing works better than just improving your product. – Joel Spolsky

59. 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

60. What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone. Know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed. – Dave Thomas

61. You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over. – Richard Branson

62. Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do. – John Wooden

63. The best way to predict the future is to create it. – Peter Drucker

64. 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 your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. – Steve Jobs

65. Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. – Albert Einstein

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

67. 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

68. 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

69. Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. – Albert Schweitzer

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

71. Choose a job that you like, and you will never have to work a day in your life. – Confucius

72. I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance. – Unknown

73. Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. – Joshua J. Marine

74. Forget all the reasons it won’t work and believe the one reason that it will. – Unknown

75. The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth. – Unknown 

76. Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. – Farrah Gray

77. The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible. – Joel Brown

78. Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.- Carl Bard

79. The biggest failure you can have in life is making the mistake of never trying at all. – Unknown

80. If you wait, all that happens is you get older. – Larry McMurtry

81. And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. – Anais Nin

82. Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle. – Christian D. Larson

83. Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in the magic will never find it. – Roald Dahl

84. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible. – Arthur C. Clarke

85. Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live. – Anne Sweeney

86. Do one thing every day that scares you. – Eleanor Roosevelt

87. I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough. – Marissa Mayer

88. It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. – J.K Rowling 

89. Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love. – Mother Teresa 

90. We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success. – Arianna Huffington

91. The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. – Ayn Rand

92. If this is something that you really want to do, if you believe in it….simply keep forging forward because success will come. – Cassandra Sanford

93. Don’t waste a single second. Just move forward as fast as you can, and go for it. – Rebecca Woodcock

94. Focus on constant iteration of your product or service. Never hold too closely to your idea but be open to change and innovation. – Jean Chong

95. There are two types of pain you will go through in life: the pain of discipline and the pain of regret. Discipline weighs ounces while regret weights tons. – Jim Rohn

96. Today’s pain is tomorrow’s power. – Unknown

97. The extra mile is a vast, unpopulated wasteland. – Unknown

98. Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to require the most from you. – Caroline Myss

99. Don’t count every hour in the day. Make every hour in the day count! – Mark Amend

100. Someday is not a day of the week. – Denise Brennan-Nelson

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10 Comments on 100 Inspiring Quotes That Will Make You Want To Start Your Dream Business

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      March 7, 2015 at 5:45 pm (8 years ago)

      Thank you for the great comments! I’m glad you found this inspiring. Make sure you’re on the mailing list as I send out new posts every week. And do let me know if there’s something you want me to cover in a future blog post – I love hearing from my readers! All the best. Lauren.

  2. Hilaria joseph
    September 16, 2019 at 12:19 pm (4 years ago)

    thank you for this post which also relevant

  3. Kapo
    December 23, 2019 at 11:59 pm (3 years ago)

    Ont ne peut trouver plus motivant quand on se lance dans le monde de l’entrepreneuriat.

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