We usually talk a lot about business. But we're humans, and sometimes we just need a little inspiration. A small nudge to push us forward and help us change a perspective.

To lift our spirit when we're down. It's common for everyone to experience ups and downs. Being a business owner is not easy.

When that down happens, it's always useful to hear what the best among us have to say. How they endure everyday challenges, learn from their mistakes, and what is their worldview.

These simple nuggets of wisdom might just be the spark we need.

We've collected quotes from successful entrepreneurs who never cease to amaze us with their achievements and passion.

We hope you'll enjoy the list, and if you like it, feel free to share it with your fellow entrepreneurs.

Yang Lan, cofounder of Sun Media Group

Yang was ranked number 100 in Forbes Magazine 100 World's Most Powerful Women.

Her signature TV talk show, called Yang Lan One-on-One, focuses on the fields of international politics, business, society and culture.

Some of her guests were Elon Musk, Hugh Jackmann, Jackie Chan...

successful entrepreneur small business quotes, yang lan, sun media group, women are breaking the borders or the boundaries and also trying to give a new interpretation in terms of impact you can have to the society.

Weili Dai, cofounder of Marvell Technology Group

She's listed as the 95th richest woman in the world by Forbes. Thanks to her, Marvell became one of the top semiconductor companies in the world.

successful entrepreneur small business quotes, Weili Dai, cofounder of marvell technology group, I believe it is in the world's interest to develop environments that fully engage women and leverage their natural talents.

Warren Buffet, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

Investor and a business tycoon. One of the most successful investors in the world. Forth wealthiest person in the world.

successful entrepreneur small business quotes, Warren Buffet, Berkshire Hathaway, rule no. 1: never lose money. rule no. 2: never forget rule no. 1

Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Inc.

The great Steve Jobs. If you're using a Mac or an iPad right now, we bet no further intro is needed.

successful entrepreneur small business quotes, steve jobs, apple, your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.

Arianna Huffington, cofounder of The Huffington Post

Arianna is in the Time Magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. She has authored 15 books so far.

An amazing woman.

successful entrepreneur small business quotes, arianna huffington, the huffington post, i do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.

Richard Branson, founder of Virginia Group

A British business magnate, philanthropist, and apparently an island owner.

successful entrepreneur small business quotes, richard branson, virgin group, you don't learn to walk by following rules. you learn by doing, and by falling over.

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook

This is Zuck. The guy who made that little blue addictive thingy we all use.


You know him. (actually, he knows you. pun intended.)

Unless you've been living under the rock. Although he'd find you there too.

successful entrepreneur small business quotes, mark zuckerberg, facebook, our philosophy is that we care about people first.

Oprah Winfrey, actress and talk show host

A media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer, and philanthropist. Best known for her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show – the highest-rated television program of its kind in history.

The richest African American of the 20th century and North America's first black multi-billionaire.

Ranked as the greatest black philanthropist in American history.

By 2007, she was sometimes ranked as the most influential woman in the world.

Source: Wikipedia

successful entrepreneur small business quotes, oprah winfrey, real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not.

J.K. Rowling, author of Harry Potter novels

Another amazing woman.

Wingardium Leviosa.

successful entrepreneur small business quotes, j.k. rowling, harry potter, the thruth. it is a beautiful and terrible thing, and must therefore be treated with great caution.

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon

You know this guy. Must have ordered something from him in the past 60 days of corona lock-down.

successful entrepreneur small business quotes, jeff bezos, amazon, a brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.

Jack Ma, cofounder of Alibaba

You know this guy as well. Same as Bezos, only on the other side of the planet.

successful entrepreneur small business quotes, jack ma, alibaba, you should learn from your competitor but never copy. Copy and you die.

Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company

Created the first automobile that middle-class Americans could afford.

successful entrepreneur small business quotes, henry ford, ford motor company, anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.

Sent a car into space.

successful entrepreneur small business quotes, elon musk, tesla, spacex, neuralink, if you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. otherwise, it-s not

Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx

As of 2014, she is listed as the 93rd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.

successful entrepreneur small business quotes, sara blakely, spanx, I think failure is nothing more than life's way of nudging you that you are off course.

Cher Wang, cofounder of HTC Corporation

A woman whose middle name is Innovation.

successful entrepreneur small business quotes, cher wang, HTC corporation, if you have a vision, no matter how difficult things are, everything just becomes a process.

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