Motivation is necessary for any activity worth doing. A wittily phrased short message summed up in a few words can sometimes be more motivational and effective  than a long speech. These quotes by famous people serve as  a great source of inspiration. Entrepreneurs need inspiration to keep them working harder and harder, to stay strong in hard times and focus on their goal. Here is a list of 25 motivating business quotes that every entrepreneur needs:

  ” The first one gets the oyster the second  gets the shell .”    -Andrew Carnegie

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“Learn to listen. Opportunity could be knocking at your door very softly.” – Frank Tyger

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   “To think creatively we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.”       -George KnellerInspirational Business Quotes

“To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.”

Thomas Watson, Sr.

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“To win without risk is to triumph without glory. “– Pierre Corneille

Business inspiration quotes“The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.”
Brian TracyBrian Tracy Quotes

“A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.”       –Tony Robbinsfamous business quotes

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

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“A mediocre person tells. A good person explains. A superior person demonstrates. A great person inspires others to see for themselves.”
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 “The number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying.”
Tom Hopkins

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“Business is a combination of war and sport.”  – Andre Maurois

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“You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.”  – Wayne Gretzky

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“Business is a combination of war and sport.”  – Andre Maurois

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“The road to someday leads to a town of nowhere.” – Tony Robbins

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“Do or do not. There is no try” – Yoda

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“Hire character. Train skill.” – Peter Schutz

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The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do.“– Dennis Waitleyfamous business image quotes

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

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“A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.”– Richard BransonRichard Branson Quotes

“Your time is precious so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

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“The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.”

Peter F. Drucker

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” Its not what happened to you, its what you do with what happens to you.” – Aldous Huxley

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 “Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition – in having put forth the best within you.” – Henry J. Kaiser

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

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” The only way around is through.” – Robert Frost

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Written by Caroline Baxter
Caroline Baxter is a serial Entrepreneur, Business Start Up Coach, and recent bestselling author on Amazon. Having started her first business aged 24, she now has multiple businesses in property, the motor trade and online and offline business consultancy. Caroline is now starting a series of live training events to support entrepreneurs looking to plan launch and grow their business