Below is a list of inspiring and insightful quotes from successful entrepreneurs and authors.

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." - Colin Powell
"The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity." - Peter Drucker
"Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree long ago." - Warren Buffett
"Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving." - Warren Buffett
"Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won't, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can't." - Anonymous
"Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning." - Bill Gates
"It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure." - Bill Gates
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordon
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying." - Michael Jordan
"A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business." - Henry Ford
"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change." - Charles Darwin
"I want to put a ding in the universe." - Steve Jobs
"Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit." - Napoleon Hill
"The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own." - Michael Korda
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." - Albert Einstein
"The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried." - Stephen McCranie
"Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen." - Michael Jordan
"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength." - Arnold Schwarzenegger
"For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer." - Arnold Schwarzenegger
"The best way to predict the future is to create it." - Peter Drucker
"Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement." - Peter Drucker
"Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth." - Peter Drucker
"One solution fits all' is not the way to go. All these cultures are different. The right culture for the Mayo Clinic is different from the right culture at a Hollywood movie studio. You can't run all these places with a cookie-cutter solution." - Charlie Munger
"Spend each day trying to be a little wiser than you were when you woke up. Discharge your duties faithfully and well. Step by step you get ahead, but not necessarily in fast spurts." - Charlie Munger
"It's waiting that helps you as an investor, and a lot of people just can't stand to wait. [...] You've got to work very hard to overcome that." - Charlie Munger
"I had a considerable passion to get rich, not because I wanted Ferrari's - I wanted the independence. I desperately wanted it." - Charlie Munger
"Swim upstream. Go the other way. Ignore the conventional wisdom." - Sam Walton
"Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit." - Conrad Hilton
"To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don't, you're going to regret it." - Catherine Cook, co-founder of MyYearbook
"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." - Chinese proverb
"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover." - Mark Twain
"Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement." - W. Clement Stone
"Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical." - Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks
"You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky, NHL Hall of Famer
"Fail often so you can succeed sooner." - Tom Kelley, Ideo partner
"Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice." - Peter Drucker
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Edison
"If you're not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you've launched too late." - Reid Hoffman
"The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer." - Nolan Bushnell
"To get what you want you have to deserve what you want. The world is not yet a crazy enough place to reward a whole bunch of undeserving people." - Charlie Munger
"The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake - you can't learn anything from being perfect." - Adam Osborne
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started." - Agatha Christie
"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got! - Alan Scott
"One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." - Andre Gide
"Make it happen now, not tomorrow. Tomorrow is a loser's excuse." - Andrew Fashion
"If you are born poor it's not your mistake, but if you die poor it's your mistake." - Bill Gates
"Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are asking, What's in it for me?" - Brian Tracy
"Start today, not tomorrow. If anything, you should have started yesterday." - Emil Motycka
"Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right."  - Henry Ford
"Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it." - Jim Rohn
"Formal education will make you a living. Self education will make you a fortune." - Jim Rohn
"There's no shortage of remarkable ideas, what's missing is the will to execute them." - Seth Godin
"The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer." - Nolan Bushnell
"Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice." - Peter Drucker
"I wanted to be an editor or a journalist, I wasn't really interested in being an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going." - Richard Branson
"An entrepreneur assumes the risk and is dedicated and committed to the success of whatever he or she undertakes." - Victor Kiam
"The mind is everything. What you think you become." - Buddha
"I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions." - Stephen Covey
"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." - Mark Twain
"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily." - Zig Ziglar
"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life." - John Lennon
"I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do." - Leonardo da Vinci
"There are no traffic jams along the extra mile." - Roger Staubach
The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it." - Chinese Proverb
"Pay no attention to the people who say it can't be done. I love it when someone says that no one has ever done this before, because then when I do it that means that I am the first one who has done it." - Arnold Schwarzenegger
"Remember those six rules: Trust yourself, break some rules, don't be afraid to fail, ignore the naysayers, work like hell, and give something back." - Arnold Schwarzenegger
"Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs." - Farrah Gray
"The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself - the invisible battles inside all of us - that's where it's at." - Jesse Owens
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."  - Benjamin Franklin