50 Great Inspirational quotes for Entrepreneurs and Leaders


    The hustle and bustle of our daily lives have a way of pulling us in different directions that either make or break our day. There is nothing as refreshing as seeking solace in the Word of God and encouragement from great quotes. Here are 50 inspiring quotes that challenge, encourage, inspire and motivate me every time. I hope they inspire and challenge you too.

    1. “To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.” – Sr. Thomas Watson

    2. “Every calling is great when greatly pursued.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

    3. “See thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before vain men.” – Proverbs 22: 29

    4. “For everyone who has [faith in an abundant, providing, good God] will be given more, and he will have an abundance.” – Matthew 25:29

    5. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

    6. “Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality.” – Les Brown

    7. “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” – Luke 1:37 

    8. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss

    9. “You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.” – John Mason 

    10.  “Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.” – Colin Powell 

    11. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain

    12. “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan

    13. “A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children.” – Proverbs 13: 22

    14. “Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.” – Marilyn vos Savant

    15. “After all is said and done, a lot more will be said than done.” – Anonymous

    16. “Work hard in silence and watch your success makes noise.” – Anonymous

    17. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon

    18. “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

    19. “Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.”  – Bill Bradley

    20. “The golden rule for every business man is this: Put yourself in your customer’s place.” – Orison Swett Marden 

    21. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” – Bill Gates 

    22. Take the experience first; the cash will come later. – Harold Geneen

    23. “Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those doing it.” – Chinese Proverb

    24. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things! And powerful things at that, when mixed with definiteness of purpose, and burning desire, can be translated into riches.” – Napoleon Hill 

    25. “If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.” – Ray Kroc

    26. “The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.” – Anonymous  

    27. “Yet a little sleep, a little slumber and a little folding of hands to sleep; so shall your poverty come.” – Proverbs 6: 10-11

    28. “The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do.” – Roy L. Smith

    29. “Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

    30. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity; the optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Sir Winston Churchill

    31. “To everything, there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven. A time to plant and a time to harvest that; which is planted. A time to break down and a time to build up” – Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 

    32. “Whether I retire to bed early or late, I rise with the sun.” – Thomas Jefferson

    33. We generate fears while we sit. We over come them by action. Fear is nature’s way of warning us to get busy. – Dr. Henry Link

    34. “Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best.” – John C Maxwell

    35. “Change is not a threat, it’s an opportunity. Survival is not the goal, transformative success is.” – Seth Godin

    36. “Follow your passion, not your paycheck.. The money will come eventually.” – Unknown

    37. “Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” – Bill Bradley

    38. “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

    39. “The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.” – Henry Ford

    40. “Please think about your legacy, because you’re writing it every day.” – Gary Vaynerchuck

    41. “I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big.” – Donald Trump

    42. “Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.” – Babe Ruth

    43. “The new source of power is not money in the hands of a few, but information in the hands of many.” – John Naisbitt

    44. I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. – Florence Nightingale

    45. “Hire character. Train skill.” – Peter Schutz

    46. “The first one gets the oyster the second gets the shell.” – Andrew Carnegie

    47. “Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” – Coco Chanel

    48. “Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.” –Theodore Roosevelt

    49. “Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try.” – Unknown

    50. “It is better to trust in God than to put confidence in man.” – Psalm 118:8. 

    If you know or have a good quote not on this list, please add it in the comments section.

    May Olusola is the Publisher of MannaEXPRESS.

    May Oyairo
    May Oyairohttp://www.mannaexpressonline.com
    is the Founder and Publisher of MannaXPRESS.

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    1. One of my favorites:

      People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.


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