10 Inspiring Quotes Every Entrepreneur Should Know

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“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing and be nothing.”

This quote from the great Greek philosopher Aristotle survives the test of time. For an entrepreneur, accepting and embracing criticism instead of avoiding it virtually guarantees that he’ll eventually be somebody very important who’s done something very important. Through criticism, you learn both how to develop a thick skin and to be humble.

“If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.”

Ray Kroc is better known as the founder of McDonald’s, one of the most successful corporations ever on God’s green Earth. He knows everything about risk-taking as a prerequisite to going into business, so this quote is packed full of authority! Entrepreneurs should therefore embrace risk to a certain extent.

“You don’t have to be a genius or a visionary or even a college graduate to be successful. You just need a framework and a dream.”

This quote from none other than Dell CEO Michael Dell is extremely powerful because it reveals that it doesn’t take something out of the ordinary to be really successful. Entrepreneurs just need to be very well-organized to make their dream a reality.

“Nobody does just one thing. But the real difference between being an entrepreneur and everyone else in the world is the ability to monetize.”

Successful musician Gene Simmons from KISS would know what it takes to make money. His quote gets to the bottom of the end goal of entrepreneurship and anyone just dabbling in something they truly enjoy: Making money out of it. Entrepreneurs should remember that you can’t be an entrepreneur without pulling in the dough.

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