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35 Great Quotes for Entrepreneurs

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Tim Ferriss is one of my favorite entrepreneurs. Not only is he a great entrepreneur himself, but through his writing he helps others become better, more productive entrepreneurs.

If you’re not already following Tim on Facebook and Twitter, go ahead and do that now. Not only will you get access to his great blog posts, but he also shares some pretty awesome quotes.

We’ve combed through five years of Tim’s old posts to find the best quotes for entrepreneurs that he has shared. From Seneca, to Bruce Lee, these quotes provide special nuggets of wisdom for start ups, entrepreneurs, and business leaders.

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Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands.Seneca

Entrepreneurs: The only people who work 80 hour weeks to avoid working 40 hour weeks.Lori Greiner

A problem well stated is a problem half solved.Charles Kettering


A goal without a plan is just a wish.Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Dare to be naive.Richard Buckminster Fuller

Play is the highest form of research.Albert Einstein

Wherever attention flows, money will follow.Kevin Kelly

Talent hits the target no one else can hit; genius hits the target no one else can see.Arthur Schopenhauer

In Paris, when certain people see you ready to set your foot in the stirrup, some pull your coat-tails, others loosen the buckle of the strap that you may fall and crack your skull; one wrenches off your horse’s shoes, another steals your whip, and the least treacherous of them all is the man whom you see coming to fire his pistol at you point blank.Honoré de Balzac


Risk control – and consistent success in investing – requires an understanding of the fact that high returns don’t just come along for the picking; others must create them for us by making mistakes. And looked at that way, we’ll do a better job if we force ourselves to understand the mistake we think is being made, and why.Howard Marks

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.Henry David Thoreau

Flattery and insults raise the same question; what do you want?Mason Cooley

Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength.Eric Hoffer

You only have to do a very few things right in your life, so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.Warren Buffett

Sometimes it is entirely appropriate to kill a fly with a sledge hammer.Major I.L. Holdridge, USMC

It is not the strongest of the species…nor the most intelligent, that survives. It is the one most adaptable to change.Darwin

Sleep is the best meditation.The Dalai Lama

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.George Bernard Shaw

Henry Ford A Faster Horse

A goal is not always meant to be reached. It often serves simply as something to aim at.Bruce Lee

The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.Neil Gaiman

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.Marcus Aurelius

He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.Samuel Johnson

JFK Why Not Dream

The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.Sydney J. Harris

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition.Rudyard Kipling

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.Harry Truman

…after a certain point, material objects have a tendency to crowd out the emotional needs they are meant to support.Graham Hil

Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act.Paulo Coelho

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order.Alfred North Whitehead

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in seeing with new eyes.Marcel Proust

Everything in the universe goes by indirection. There are no straight lines.Ralph Waldo Emerson

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