Words of wisdom for small business owners

Here are a few words of wisdom which any entrepreneur should take heed of. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or a reason to get started, these quotes will help you get back to working on what’s important:

1. “I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.”

Estee Lauder

2. “Inspiration exists, but it must find you working.”

Pablo Picasso

3. “Give them QUALITY. That’s the best kind of advertising.”

Milton Hershey

4. “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.”

Henry Ford

5. “Start where you are. Use what you have.  Do what you can.”

Arthur Ashe

6. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

Walt Disney

7. “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”

Bill Cosby

8. “You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”

Beverly Sills

9. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”

Napoleon Hill

10. “The best use of life is to spend it on something that outlasts it.”

William James

11. “I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others… I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.”

Thomas Edison

12. “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

Albert Einstein

13. “Show me a person who never made a mistake, and I will show you a person who never did anything.”

William Rosenberg

14. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”

Vidal Sassoon

15. “So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.”

Caterina Fake

16. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”


17. “Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.”

 Chinese Proverb