41+ Success motivational Quotes for small Business owner| Business Matters

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Often times, as a small business owner we all do encounter business setbacks that most likely would threaten our success as business owners. It is only at times like this that strong motivation or inspiration can get us going for a while.

Like Jim John once said “We must all suffer one of two things: The pain of discipline or the pain of regret and disappointment”. But whatever it is you suffer, relying on yourself motivations may not be enough; but leveraging some motivational quotes from great minds and scholars could be of  great benefit to your struggles

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These 41 success motivational quotes from scholars and successful entrepreneurs will certainly give you a handle to get through those bad times we all encounter at some point in business or maybe not even in business but in other areas of our life pursuit.

Like the saying goes;  those that are great in life, are those that dare to follow their dreams through the good times and the bad times.

41+ Success motivational Quotes from scholars

1 Mark Victor Hansen is an American motivational speaker and author. He is best known as the founder and co-creator of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” he often says;

‘Money never starts an idea; it’s the idea that starts the money’.

2 Dr. Samuel Johnson a phenomenon English poet, biographer, editor and lexicographer

Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.

3 Napoleon Hill a prestigious Author popularly known for his book Think and Grow Rich testified that;

Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.

4 Harvey Mackay is a successful businessman and a seasoned author

People become successful the minute they decide to.

5 Paul Kearly a business consultant at Dale Carnegie Training Newbrunswick Canada also said;

Your ideas are like diamonds….without the refining process, they are just a dirty rock, but by cutting away the impurities, they become priceless.

6 Mike Litman a life changing Author and success coach with much experience says;

The fastest way to pass your own expectations is to add passion to your labor.

7 Tracy L. McNair an Author and a motivational speaker would say;

Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.

8 Francis Bacon was a former Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. He was a philosopher, scientist, and orator.

If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.

9 Albert Einstein born German and a theoretical physicist that developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics, His work is well known for its influence on the philosophy of science.

I have tried 99 times and have failed, but on the 100th time came success.

10 Herbert Kaufman an American writer and newspaperman

The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.

11 Earl Nightingale a motivational radio presenter and a prolific writer

People with goals succeed because they know where they are going.

12 Thomas J. Vilord is a top financial adviser on investment and financial planning

If you have a burning desire and a plan to take action, there is absolutely nothing you cannot achieve.

13 Anthony Robbins is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and success life coach.

Each day we must strive for constant and never ending improvement.

14 James Champy is a top rated business consultant, and organizational theorist.

Without ambition no conquests are made, and no business created. Ambition is the root of all achievement.

15 Albert Einstien born German and a theoretical physicist that developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics, His work is well known for its influence on the philosophy of science

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new

16 Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military leader who chaired several successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars

Imagination rules the world.

17 Helen Keller a political activist, lecturer and the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree

We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.

18 T.S. Eliot was a famous British publisher and playwright

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

19 Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer, and innovator who was credited with patenting the first practical telephone and founding the American Telephone and Telegraph Company in 1885 (source www.Wikipedia.com )

The achievement of one goal should be the starting point of another.

20 Vince Lombardi one time American football player and coach

It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get back up.


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21 Jim Rohn an American businessman and motivational speaker

Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.

22 James Allen a British philosophical writer and poet popularly for his bestselling book  As a Man Thinketh

People are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves. That is why they remain bound.

23 Beverly Sills an American operatic soprano

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.

24 Frank Lloyd Wright was an architect with potentials, an interior decorator, writer and educationist.

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.

25 Norman Vincent Peale was a minister and a famous author well known for his best-selling book The Power of Positive Thinking

People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves, they have the first secret of success.

26 Mayor Chris Bollwage was the mayor of Elizabeth in New Jersey.

The only difference between dreams and achievements is hard work.

27 Brian Tracy a motivational and public speaker.

Allow yourself to dream and fantasize about your ideal life; what it would look like, and what it would feel like. Then do something every day to make it a reality!

28 Tom Hopkin is the chairman and founder of sales training organization. The Tom Hopkin’s international

I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but the number of times I succeed, and the number of times I succeed is a direct proportion to the number of times I fail and keep trying.

29 Walt Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer.

All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

30 David McCullough an historian author, and narrator

Real success is finding your life work in the work that you love.

31 Henry David Thoreau was a poet, philosopher, surveyor, and historian.

In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.

32 Norman Vincent Peale was a minister and a famous author well known for his best-selling book The Power of Positive Thinking

Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented, and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.

33 Jackie Joyner Kersee is a successful but retired track and field athlete

I maintained my edge by always being a student; you will always have something new to learn.

34 George Horace Lorimer was an American sensational journalist and author.

You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.

35 Pope John XXIII was a religious leader, the head of the Catholic Church

Consult not your fears, but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you have tried and failed in, but for what is still possible for you to do.

36 John S. Hinds was a Welsh businessman and politician

Keys to success: Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.

37 Peter Davie was curator at the Queensland Museum with specialty in taxonomy and phylogenetics of crabs

Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.

38 Jean De La Bruyere a French philosopher and moralist

Out of difficulties grow miracles.

39 Ehiozefe kelvin a Nigerian entrepreneur and a prolific writer at infoexpousre

If you think it’s non-achievable, you can never be able to do it

40 Booker T. Washington was an educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States

Success is not where you are in life, but the obstacles you have overcome.

41 Dr. Wayne W. Dyer was an American philosopher, self-help author, and a motivational speaker.

Our intentions create our reality.


  • “Every success is built on the ability to do better than good enough”.

  • “Success is not always achieved by hard work alone, but mix it with a little bit of organization and a little strength from God above and you’ll have a winning recipe”.

  • “Your dreams minus your doubts equal your true worth”.

  • If you can’t do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow

As business owners we should always bear in mind that Success in life is not a measure of how much you own but a measure of how much impact you made with your services. You should learn how to add value with your service, because Excellence is not being the best but it is doing your best. I hope these quotes inspire you, please give it a stumble or just pin it with friends.

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kevin Ehiozefe

Hi, my name is Kelvin Ehiozefe am an online entrepreneur and a Content writer. I write about Business start-up, Blogging, Lifstyle and Technology


sam · June 17, 2018 at 4:23 pm


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