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Running a business is like riding on a roller coaster. Although it is fun and exciting, there will be times when you’ll be scared and feel powerless. During the bad times there isn’t much you can do, …

Running a business is like riding on a roller coaster. Although it is fun and exciting, there will be times when you’ll be scared and feel powerless. During the bad times there isn’t much you can do, other than to keep on pushing forward.

So in that spirit, here are 51 quotes that will motivate you to push forward.

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  • 1. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.– Nolan Bushnell
  • 2. My son is now an‘entrepreneur’.That’s what you’recalled when youdon’t have a job.– Ted Turner
  • 3. Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities tocome. Get up and make them! – C.J. Walker
  • 4. The importantthing is not beingafraid to take achance.Remember, thegreatest failure isto not try. Onceyou findsomething youlove to do, be thebest at doing it.– Debbi Fields
  • 5. Life is too complicated not to be orderly.– Martha Stewart
  • 6. Leadership is a potent combination of strategyand character. But if you must be without one,be without the strategy. – Norman Schwarzkopf
  • 7. The golden rule forevery business manis this: “Put yourselfin your customer’splace.– Orison Swett Marden
  • 8. Good entrepreneurs have a chip on theirshoulders. They are out to prove something.– Mark Suster
  • 9. Don’t sit downand wait for theopportunities tocome. Get upand make them!– C.J. Walker
  • 10. Business opportunities are like buses, there’salways another one coming. – Richard Branson
  • 11. Leadership is doing what is right when no oneis watching. – George Van Valkenburg
  • 12. Business is moreexciting than anygame.– Lord Beaverbrook
  • 13. The only limits are, as always, those of vision.– James Broughton
  • 14. Success is oftenachieved bythose who don’tknow thatfailure isinevitable.– Coco Chanel
  • 15. Your most unhappy customers are your greatestsource of learning. – Bill Gates
  • 16. The competitor to be feared is one who neverbothers about you at all, but goes on making hisown business better all the time. – Henry Ford
  • 17. If you did not lookafter today’sbusiness then youmight as well forgetabout tomorrow.– Isaac Mophatlane
  • 18. Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.– Babe Ruth
  • 19. The greataccomplishments ofman have resultedfrom thetransmission of ideasof enthusiasm.– Thomas J. Watson
  • 20. The great leaders are like the best conductors –they reach beyond the notes to reach the magicin the players. – Blaine Lee
  • 21. Entrepreneurshipis living a fewyears of your lifelike most peoplewon’t, so that youcan spend the restof your life likemost peoplecan’t.– Anonymous
  • 22. Success in businessrequires training anddiscipline and hardwork. But if you’renot frightened bythese things, theopportunities arejust as great today asthey ever were.– David Rockefeller
  • 23. Whenever an individual or a business decidesthat success has been attained, progress stops.– Thomas J. Watson
  • 24. Entrepreneurs average 3.8 failures before finalsuccess. What sets the successful ones apart istheir amazing persistence. – Lisa Amos
  • 25. A man should never neglect his family forbusiness. – Walt Disney
  • 26. Nobody talksaboutentrepreneurshipas survival, butthat’s exactlywhat it is andwhat nurturescreative thinking.– Anita Roddick
  • 27. To think creatively, we must be able to look afreshat what we normally take for granted.– George Kneller
  • 28. Long-range planning works best in the short term.– Doug Evelyn
  • 29. All goodbusinesses arepersonal. Thebest businessesare verypersonal.– Mark Cuban
  • 30. You can fool all the people all the time if theadvertising is right and the budget is big enough.– Joseph E. Levine
  • 31. A business has to be involving, it has to be fun,and it has to exercise your creative instincts.– Richard Branson
  • 32. Theentrepreneuralways searchesforchange, respondsto it, and exploitsit as anopportunity.– Peter F. Drucker
  • 33. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.– Vince Lombardi
  • 34. The first one gets theoyster the secondgets the shell.– Andrew Carnegie
  • 35. Hire character. Train skill. – Peter Schutz
  • 36. Surviving a failure gives you more self-confidence.Failures are great learning tools.. but they must bekept to a minimum. – Jeffrey Immelt
  • 37. The winners in life think constantly in terms of Ican, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand,concentrate their waking thoughts on what theyshould have or would have done, or what theycan’t do. – Dennis Waitley
  • 38. Well, you know,I was a humanbeing before Ibecame abusinessman.– George Soros
  • 39. I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.– Oprah Winfrey
  • 40. I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinkinganything, you might as well think big.– Donald Trump
  • 41. The cynic says, “One man can’t do anything”. Isay, “Only one man can do anything.”- John W. Gardner
  • 42. Managementis nothingmore thanmotivatingother people.– Le Iacocca
  • 43. Sometimes when you innovate, you makemistakes. It is best to admit them quickly and geton with improving your other innovations.– Steve Jobs
  • 44. You’ve got tosay, I think thatif I keepworking at thisand want itbadly enough Ican have it. It’scalledperseverance.– Lee Iacocca
  • 45. The desire of knowledge, like the thirst for riches,increases ever with the acquisition of it.– Laurence Sterne
  • 46. Success in business requires training anddiscipline and hard work. But if you’re notfrightened by these things, the opportunities arejust as great today as they ever were.– David Rockefeller
  • 47. Leadership is the art of getting someone else todo something you want done because he wantsto do it. – Dwight Eisenhower
  • 48. Whether it’s Google or Apple or freesoftware, we’ve got some fantastic competitorsand it keeps us on our toes. – Bill Gates
  • 49. To succeed…You need tofind somethingto hold on to,something tomotivate you,something toinspire you.– Tony Dorsett
  • 50. To succeed inbusiness, toreach thetop, anindividualmust know allit is possible toknow aboutthat business.– J. Paul Getty
  • 51. Why did I want to win? Because I didn’t want tolose! – Max Schmelling
  • 52. Your Trump Card To SuccessThank You!