45 Epic Quotes for Extraordinary Entrepreneurs

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Epic quotes, they are what I turn to when I’m running low on inspiration. It’s encouraging to look at those who have been there, done that and crossed the chasm successfully.

Usually I’ll spend some time reading the biography of a person I respect, or if I just need a booster shot of entrepreneurial gumption I’ll browse through some of my favorite quotes. Then I thought “why keep these little gems all to myself?”, thus: 45 epic quotes for extraordinary entrepreneurs.

Epic Customer Service Quotes

  • If we don’t take care of our customers, someone else will. – Unknown
  • If you make customers unhappy in the physical world, they might each tell 6 friends. If you make customers unhappy on the Internet, they can each tell 6,000 friends. – Jeff Bezos
  • You’ll never have a product or price advantage again. They can be easily duplicated, but a strong customer service culture can’t be copied. – Jerry Fritz
  • The way to gain a good reputation, is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. – Socrates
  • Here is a simple but powerful rule – always give people more than what they expect to get. – Nelson Boswell

Epic Inspiration Quotes

  • You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. – Jack London
  • I buy when other people are selling. – J. Paul Getty
  • Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind, than in the one where they sprung up. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Try and fail, but don’t fail to try. – Stephen Kaggwa
  • Remember today, for it is the beginning of always. Today marks the start of a brave new future filled with all your dreams can hold. Think truly to the future and make those dreams come true. – Unknown

Epic Innovation Quotes

  • Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. – Steve Jobs
  • Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow. – William Pollard
  • The heart and soul of the company is creativity and innovation. – Robert Iger
  • The most successful people are those who are good at Plan B. – James Yorke
  • We are always saying to ourselves.. we have to innovate. We got to come up with that breakthrough. In fact, the way software works.. so long as you are using your existing software.. you don’t pay us anything at all. So we’re only paid for breakthroughs. – Bill Gates

Epic Fearlessness Quotes

  • Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. – Les Brown
  • The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure. – Sven Goran Eriksson
  • The key to change… is to let go of fear. – Roseanne Cash
  • Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. – Mahatma Gandhi
  • Many of our fears are tissue-paper-thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.  – Brendan Francis

Epic Empire Building Quotes

  • It’s kind of fun to do the impossible. – Walt Disney
  • The empires of the future are the empires of the mind. – Winston Churchill
  • Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. – Michael Jordan
  • Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed. It is the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead
  • An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war. – Charles de Montesquieu

Epic Good Life Quotes

  • The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. – Bertrand Russell
  • Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough. – Garrison Keillor
  • A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. – Henry Ford
  • There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why. – William Barclay
  • There is no shortage of good days. It is good lives that are hard to come by. – Annie Dillard

Epic Business Savvy Quotes

  • If you did not look after today’s business then you might as well forget about tomorrow – Isaac Mophatlane
  • Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things! And powerful things at that, when mixed with definiteness of purpose, and burning desire, can be translated into riches – Napoleon Hill
  • It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change – Charles Darwin
  • Hire character.  Train skill – Peter Schultz
  • What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.- Oprah Winfrey

Epic Travel Quotes

  • The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  – St. Augustine
  • I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.  – Mark Twain
  • When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money.  Then take half the clothes and twice the money.  – Susan Heller
  • Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.  Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.  – Mark Twain
  • Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. – Seneca

Epic Life Quotes

  • Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.- Dr. Seuss
  • Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. – Albert Einstein
  • Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world. – Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
  • Cancer taught me to stop saving things for a special occasion. Every day is special. You don’t have to get cancer to start living life to the fullest. My post-cancer philosophy? No wasted time. No ugly clothes. No boring movies. – Regina Brett
  • Life always offers you a second chance. It’s called tomorrow. – Anonymous