100 Inspirational Quotes About Life & Success To Make Your Day!

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Quotes can be a great source of inspiration, or even motivation, to keep us going. If you’re in need of a pick-me-up, you can turn to quotes to give you a push.  In fact, even some famous entrepreneurs and CEOs are big fans of quotes and their power to encourage and motivate.

Some quotes are funny, some are inspirational, some are sarcastic.  Here’s a look at some of our favorite entrepreneur-quotes we’ve found that can help you reach your goals and dreams, or just live life to the fullest.

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”– William James


“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney


“Always believe something wonderful is about to happen.” —Unknown.


“Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you.” — Grace Coddington


“Anyone who has ever made anything of importance was disciplined.” — Andrew Hendrixson


“Be brave to stand for what you believe in even if you stand alone.”—Roy T. Bennett


“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.”– William James


“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”― Mahatma Gandhi


“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”― Oscar Wilde


“Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.”—David Joseph Schwartz


“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. “Alexander Graham Bell


“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.”—Mark Twain


“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” — Albert Einstein

“Dare to dream, but even more importantly, dare to put action behind your dreams.”—Josh Hinds


“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”― Martin Luther King Jr.


“Do or do not. There is no try.” —Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back


“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”—Thomas Jefferson

“Don’t be afraid to fail; it’s proof you’ll soon be successful.” —Barbara Corcoran

“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.” – Mary Kay Ash


“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.” — Coco Chanel


“Don’t bunt. Aim out of the ballpark. Aim for the company of immortals.” ―David Ogilvy


“Don’t Let Yesterday Take Up Too Much Of Today.” ― Will Rogers


“Don’t settle for average. Bring your best to the moment. Then, whether it fails or succeeds, at least you know you gave all you had.” —Angela Bassett


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


“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”– Will Rogers


“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”—Og Mandino


“Get busy living or get busy dying.” — Stephen King


“Hard work and education will take you farther than any government program can ever promise.” ― Unknown


“Have no fear of perfection. You’ll never reach it.”― Salvador Dali


“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” —Muhammad Ali


“Here I am . . . wanting to accomplish something and completely forgetting it must all end—that there is such a thing as death.”—Leo Tolstoy


“I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.” —Albert Einstein


“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” —Muhammad Ali


“I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.” —Serena Williams


“I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.”– Thomas Jefferson


“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 winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan


“If I had nine hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six sharpening my axe.” —Abraham Lincoln


“If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.” ―Eleanor Roosevelt


“If something is wrong, fix it now. But train yourself not to worry, worry fixes nothing.” — Ernest Hemingway


“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” ―Oprah Winfrey


“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”― Dalai Lama


“Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.” —Pablo Picasso


“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” —Stephen Hawking


“It always seems impossible until it is done.”― Nelson Mandela


“It’s Not Whether You Get Knocked Down, It’s Whether You Get Up.” ― Vince Lombardi


“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


“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“Leaders can let you fail and yet not let you be a failure.” —Stanley McChrystal


“Learn as if you will live forever, live like you will die tomorrow.” — Mahatma Gandhi


“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.”– Dennis P. Kimbro


“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” — John Lennon


“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”― Mahatma Gandhi


“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”– Thomas A. Edison


“No one is perfect ― that’s why pencils have erasers.” ― Wolfgang Riebe


“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”―Thomas Edison


“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”—Helen Keller


“Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.” — Brian Tracy


“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” —Confucius.


“Selfish action imprisons the world. Act selflessly, without any thought of personal profit.” ―Veda Vyasa, The Bhagavad Gita


“Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too.” —Isabel Allende


“Stay away from those people who try to disparage your ambitions. Small minds will always do that, but great minds will give you a feeling that you can become great too.” — Mark Twain


“Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and abilities were used in a way that served others.” ―Marianne Williamso


“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb


“The Best Way To Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing.” ― Walt Disney


“The difference between a successful person and others is not lack of strength not a lack of knowledge but rather a lack of will.” —Vince Lombardi


“The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs, one step at a time.” ―Joe Girard


“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” ―Nelson Mandela


“The happiest people I have known have been those who gave themselves no concern about their own souls, but did their uttermost to mitigate the miseries of others.” ―Elizabeth Cady Stanton


“The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he’s dead.”—Bette Davis


“The path to success is to take massive, determined actions.”—Tony Robbins
“The Pessimist Sees Difficulty In Every Opportunity. The Optimist Sees Opportunity In Every Difficulty.” ― Winston Churchill


“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” — Dalai Lama


“The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.” – Will Rogers


“The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive, and passion, it’s possible to achieve the American dream.”—Tommy Hilfiger


“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain


“The thing about smart people is that they seem like crazy people to dumb people.”― Stephen Hawking


“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.


“The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.” —Iyanla Vanzant


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


“There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.”– Josiah Gilbert Holland


“Today you are you. That is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you!” —Dr. Seuss.


“Two things define you: 1. Your patience when you have nothing. 2. Your attitude when you have everything.” —Imam Ali.


“Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers… the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it.” —Wilferd Peterson


“We cannot solve problems with the kind of thinking we employed when we came up with them.” — Albert Einstein


“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” —Ralph Marston.


“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.”– Erma Bombeck


“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” ―Paulo Coelho


“When you change your thoughts, remember to also change your world.”—Norman Vincent Peale


“When you give joy to other people, you get more joy in return. You should give a good thought to happiness that you can give out.”— Eleanor Roosevelt


“Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before.” ― Bonnie Blair


“You always pass failure on the way to success.” ― Mickey Rooney


“You can change. And you can be an agent of change.”― Laura Dern


“You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” —Zig Ziglar


“You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.”—Abraham Lincoln


“You Learn More From Failure Than From Success. Don’t Let It Stop You. Failure Builds Character.” ― Unknown


“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” — Mae West


“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” ― A.A. Mine


“You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on you way.” – Unknown


“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.” ―Steve Jobs


“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listeningn and live like it’s heaven on earth.”― William W. Purkey

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