10 inspiring quotes from entrepreneurs

November 6, 2019
5 minutes read

Entrepreneurship is an exciting challenge that certainly comes with its ups and downs. When you’re stuck in one of those downs, a few words of wisdom may be all it takes to give you that boost you need. Take a look at 10 of our favorite inspirational quotes from world-famous entrepreneurs that will undoubtedly perk you right up!

1. Biz Stone, Co-Founder of Twitter

“Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.”

2. Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest

“If you’re not making some notable mistakes along the way, you’re certainly not taking enough business and career chances”

3. Mary Kay Ash, Founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics

“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.”

4. Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote

“There are 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.”

5. Oprah Winfrey, talk show host and entrepreneur

“Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.”

6. Jack Ma, business magnate

“Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.”

7. Thomas Edison, entrepreneur and inventor

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

8. Tim Westergen, Founder of Pandora

"Make your team feel respected, empowered and genuinely excited about the company's mission."

9. Anita Roddick, Founder of The Body Shop

"I want to work for a company that contributes to and is part of the community. I want something not just to invest in. I want something to believe in."

10. Jessica Herrin, Founder and CEO of Stella & Dot

“You have to see failure as the beginning and the middle, but never entertain it as an end."

By Wave Staff

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