Fuel Yourself to Success

Every entrepreneur wakes up in the morning for a drive to move him or her to begin the day with a very strong passion and the zeal to complete whatever he or she started. Below are the most powerful thoughtful quotes to inspire and stimulate his or her appetite for success. 


  1. Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy. Norman Schwarzkopf
  2. A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost. – Unknown
  3. You are not your resume, you are your work. Seth Godin
  4. Beware of any enterprise requiring new clothes. Henry Thoreau
  5. One finds limits by pushing them. Herbert Simon
  6. If you see a bandwagon, it’s too late. James Goldsmit
  7. Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming. Richard Branson
  8. You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi
  9. 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
  10. The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. Carlos Castaneda
  11. There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them. – Seth Godin
  12. The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas of enthusiasm. Thomas J. Watson
  13. Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. Albert Einstein

  14. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. – Theodore Roosevelt
  15. Change is not a threat, it’s an opportunity. Survival is not the goal, transformative success is. – Seth Godin
  16. Even if you are on the right track, You’ll get run over if you just sit there. – Will Rogers
  17. You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills. – Jim Rohn
  18. Look well to this day. Yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this day. – Francis Gray
  19. Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. – Albert Einstein

  20. Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. Dwight Eisenhower
  21. Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. – Napoleon Bonaparte
  22. To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart. – Sr. Thomas Watson
  23. Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try. – Unknown
  24. The first one gets the oyster the second gets the shell. – Andrew Carnegie
  25. Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right! Henry Ford

  26. A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts. – Richard Branson
  27. We generate fears while we sit. We over come them by action. Fear is natures way of warning us to get busy. – Dr. Henry Link
  28. People rarely buy what they need. They buy what they want. – Seth Godin
  29. Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition – in having put forth the best within you. Henry J. Kaiser
  30. Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. – Coco Chanel

  31. A man should never neglect his family for business. – Walt Disney
  32. Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly and get on with improving your other innovations. – Steve Jobs
  33. The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do. – Roy L. Smith
  34. Business is more exciting than any game. – Lord Beaverbrook

  35. The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do. – Dennis Waitley
  36. Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. – Cyril Northcote Parkinson/Parkinson’s Law.
  37. I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity. Oprah Winfrey
  38. Ideas in secret die. They need light and air or they starve to death. – Seth Godin
  39. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer. – Unknown

  40. My son is now an ‘entrepreneur’. That’s what you’re called when you don’t have a job. – Ted Turner
  41. The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed. – Henry Ford
  42. For all of its faults, it gives most hardworking people a chance to improve themselves economically, even as the deck is stacked in favor of the privileged few. Here are the choices most of us face in such a system: Get bitter or get busy. – Bill O’ Reilly
  43. Please think about your legacy, because you’re writing it every day. – Gary Vaynerchuck
  44. Victory goes to the player who makes the next–to–last mistake. – Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower

  45. I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big. – Donald Trump
  46. Surviving a failure gives you more self–confidence. Failures are great learning tools… but they must be kept to a minimum. Jeffrey Immelt
  47. To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult. – Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth
  48. Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games. – Babe Ruth
  49. The only way around is through. – Robert Frost

  50. The new source of power is not money in the hands of a few, but information in the hands of many. – John Naisbitt

Anthony Ansong

Ceo - Ansong Holdings LLC Co-Founder & Editor Light Magazine Africa Author of Children Book Entrepreneur

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