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Business Quotes that Inspire Excellency

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Staying motivated and committed to excellence can be difficult at times for aspiring entrepreneurs. The road to success isn’t always easy and sometimes simply reading a quote from a person that has found success helps drive you forward.

Below is a collection of quotes from some of the most successful self-made entrepreneurs, activist, and authors to inspire excellence.

Finding Success

“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, "What's in it for me?”

― Brian Tracy

“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others.Unsuccessful people are always asking, "What's in it for me?” ― Brian Tracy
Brian Tracy on Finding Success

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

― Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi on Finding Success

“I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”

― Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery: An Autobiography

 “I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” ― Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
Booker T. Washington on Finding Success

“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: Those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.”

― Ray Goforth

“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: Those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” ― Ray Goforth
Ray Goforth on Finding Success

“Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

― Thomas A. Edison

“Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”― Thomas A. Edison
Thomas A. Edison on Finding Success

“You can have it all. Just not all at once.”

― Oprah Winfrey

“You can have it all. Just not all at once.”― Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey on Finding Success

Confidence in Yourself

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”― Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story
Eleanor Roosevelt on Confidence

“Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.”

― John Gardner

“Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.”― John Gardner
John Gardner on Confidence

“If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.”

― Thomas J. Watson

“If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.”― Thomas J. Watson
Thomas J. Watson on Confidence

“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”

― Thomas A. Edison

“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”― Thomas A. Edison
Thomas Edison on Confidence

Life Advice

“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows”

― Ralph Marston

“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows”― Ralph Marston
Ralph Marston Life Quote

“There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either in or out. There's no such thing as a life in between.”

― Pat Riley

“There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either in or out. There's no such thing as a life in between.”― Pat Riley
Pat Riley Quote on Life

“Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.”

― Bill Gates

“Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.”― Bill Gates
Bill Gates Quote on Life

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

― Steve Jobs

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”― Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs on Finding Yourself

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”

― Zig Ziglar

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”― Zig Ziglar
Zig Ziglar Quote on Lack of DIrection

Looking to the Future

“Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.”

― Martin Luther King Jr.

“Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.”― Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Quote

“You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.”

—Jim Rohn

“You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.”—Jim Rohn
Jim Rohn on Destiny

"Anytime you stop striving to get better, you're bound to get worse.”

― Pat Riley

"Anytime you stop striving to get better, you're bound to get worse.”― Pat Riley
Pat Riley on Progress

Achieving Happiness

“Have fun. The game is a lot more enjoyable when you’re trying to do more than just make money.”

― Tony Hsieh

“Have fun. The game is a lot more enjoyable when you’re trying to do more than just make money.”― Tony Hsieh

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful... that's what matters to me.”

― Steve Jobs

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful... that's what matters to me.”― Steve Jobs

“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough”

― Oprah Winfrey

“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough”― Oprah Winfrey

Motivation

“Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.”

― Zig Ziglar, Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World

“Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.”― Zig Ziglar, Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World
Zig Ziglar on Motivation

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”

― Aristotle

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”― Aristotle
Aristotle on Excellence

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”

― Oprah Winfrey

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”― Oprah Winfrey
Oprah on Wisdom

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