Today, i will be sharing with you a compilation of some of the best and famous entrepreneurial quotes of successful entrepreneurs. This compilation took me some time but in the end, i was able to assemble 50 famous entrepreneurial quotes and words of wisdom from successful entrepreneurs. I believe they will inspire you. Below are 50 famous entrepreneurial quotes and words of wisdom from successful entrepreneurs.

50 Business Quotes & Words of Wisdom from Great Entrepreneurs

1. “If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example. I have to do so for all the IKEA employees.” – Ingvar Kamprad

2. “The speed of the leader determines the speed of the gang.” – Mary Kay Ash

3. “Sometimes, i think my most important job as a CEO is to listen for bad news. If you don’t act on it, your people will eventually stop bringing bad news to your attention and that is the beginning of the end.” – Bill Gates

4. “Kindness is more powerful than compulsion.” – Charles Schwab

5. “Successful businessmen share the ability to hire people smarter than they are.” – Dillard Munford

6. “There is only one boss; the customer. And he can fire everybody in the company, from the chairman down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.” – Sam Walton

7. “There are no working hours for leaders.” – James Cardinal Gibbons

8. “The ability to deal with people is as purchasable as a commodity as sugar or coffee and i will pay more for that ability than for any other thing under the sun.” – John D. Rockefeller

9. “To lead people, walk behind them.” – Lao Tsu

10. “I wanted to be an editor or journalist. I wasn’t really interested in becoming an entrepreneur, but i soon found i had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going.” – Richard Branson

11. “A business idea is just another idea. But an idea backed by a strong feasibility, a thorough business plan and a smart team is no longer an idea. It’s now a solid business opportunity worth pursuing.” – Ajaero Tony Martins

12. “Advertising is the mouth piece of business.” – James R. Adams

13. “A man’s success in business today turns upon his power of getting people to believe he has something they want.” – Gerland Stanley

14. “Business is like oil, it won’t mix with anything but business.” – J. Graham

15. “Capital can do nothing without brains to direct it.” – J. Ogden Armour

16. “Courteous treatment will make a customer a walking advertisement.” – James Cash Penny

17. “Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark, you know what you are doing but nobody else does.” – Ed Howe

18. “To win one hundred battles in one hundred victories is not the ACME of skills. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the ACME of skill.” – Sun Tzu

19. “I came from an environment where if you see a snake, you kill it. At General motors, if you see a snake, the first thing you do is to hire a consultant on snakes.” – H. Ross Perot

20. “Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.” – Henry R. Luce

21. “Business and financial intelligence are not picked up within the four walls of school. You pick them up on the streets. In school, you are taught how to manage other people’s money. On the streets, you are taught how to make money.” – Ajaero Tony Martins

22. “Business? It’s quite simple. It is other people’s money.” – Alexander Dumas the Younger

23. “If you want to know the value of money, go and try to borrow some.” – Benjamin Franklin

24. “There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich and that is the poor.” – Oscar Wilde

25. “Those who have money think that the most important thing in the world is love. The poor know it is money.” – Gerald Brenan

26. “There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.” – Andrew Carnegie

27. “Riches are with me, durable riches. My fruits is better than gold, and my revenue is better than choice silver”. – Proverbs 8: 18-19

28. “Being first is more important to me. I have so much money. Whatever money is, it’s just a method of keeping score now. I mean, i certainly don’t need more money.” – Larry Ellison

29. “The most important word in the world of money is cash flow. The second most important word is leverage.” – Rich Dad

30. “I think it is a man’s duty to make all the money he can, keep all that he can and give away all that he can.” – John D. Rockefeller

31. “The wise man put all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.” – Andrew Carnegie

32. “Many people rush into the game of investing thinking they are predators. When they get to the middle of the game, they then realize they are the prey and they try to escape but it will be too late. Only the preys with a well defined exit strategy will escape, the rest will be slaughtered by the real predators.” – Ajaero Tony Martins

33. “The philosophy of the rich and the poor is this: the rich invest their money and spend what is left. The poor spend their money and invest what is left.” – Rich Dad

34. “Buy when everyone else is selling and hold when everyone else is buying. This is not merely a catchy slogan. It is the very essence of successful investments.” – J. Paul Getty

35. “My two rules of investing: Rule one – never lose money. Rule two – never forget rule one.” – Warren Buffett

36. “”If GE’s strategy of investment in China is wrong, it represents a loss of a billion dollars, perhaps a couple of a billion dollars. If it’s right, it’s the future of this company for the next century.” – Jack Welch

37. “Always start at the end before you begin. Professional investors always have an exit strategy before they invest. Knowing your exit strategy is an important investment fundamental.” – Rich Dad

38. “In order to grow at this pace, there’ll have to be a couple of acquisitions along the way. The tricky thing is to grow at this rate and maintain a 40 percent operating margin. – Larry Ellison

39. “The rich invest in time, the poor invest in money.” – Warren Buffett

40. “Seek advice on risk from the wealthy who still take risks, not friends who dare nothing more than a football bet.” – J. Paul Getty

41. “Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, ‘make me feel important.’ Never forget this message when working with people.” – Mary Kay Ash

42. “To be successful, you must act big, think big and talk big.” – Aristotle Onassis

43. “Screw it, let’s do it.” – Richard Branson

44. “There is one paradoxical characteristic every entrepreneur must possess to succeed. An entrepreneur must be able to persuade his debtors to pay their debts promptly and at the same, must tactically delay payments to his creditors.” – Ajaero Tony Martins

45. “Every tomorrow has two handles. You can take hold of the handle of anxiety or the handle of enthusiasm. Upon your choice so will be the day.” – Brian Tracy

46. “How many people are completely successful in every department of life? Not one. The most successful people are the ones who learn from their mistakes and turn their failures into opportunities.” – Zig Ziglar

47. “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But i cannot accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan

48. “In every success story, you will find someone who has made a courageous decision.” – Peter F. Drucker

49. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

50. “It’s never too late to learn.” – Malcolm Forbes