25 Inspirational Quotes for Women Entrepreneurs

Running your own business is hard work and can be quite the bumpy ride.  It can be easy to get down or lose your motivation. So, in that spirit, here are 25 quotes to inspire you to succeed in the face of failures, setbacks, and obstacles.

  1. The best thing that can come with success is the knowledge that it is nothing to long for. ~Liv Ullmann
  2. Change can either challenge or threaten us. Your beliefs pave your way to success or block you. ~Marsha Sinetar
  3. I was a woman with a mission and single-minded in the pursuit of my dream. ~Estee Lauder
  4. If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all. ~Anna Quindlen
  5. Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else. ~Sara Blakely
  6. Know the difference between success and fame. Success is Mother Teresa. Fame is Madonna. ~Erma Bombeck
  7. What does so-called success or failure matter if only you have succeeded in doing the thing you set out to do. The DOING is all that really counts.  ~Eva Le Gallienne
  8. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. ~Mae West
  9. Success does not implant bad characteristics in people. It merely steps up the growth rate of the bad characteristics they already had. ~Margaret Halsey
  10. Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success. ~Dr. Joyce Brothers
  11. Option A is not available. So let’s kick the sh** out of option B. ~Sheryl Sandberg
  12. I’ve never sought success in order to get fame and money: it’s the talent and the passion that count in success. ~Ingrid Bergman
  13. Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you. ~Oprah
  14. Success is not a doorway, it’s a staircase. ~Dottie Walters
  15. If we can learn to deal with our discomfort and just relax into it we’ll have a better life. ~Mellody Hobson
  16. To tend, unfailingly, unflinchingly, towards a goal, is the secret of success. ~Anna Pavlova
  17. We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change. ~Sheryl Sandberg
  18. Champions know there are no shortcuts to the top. They climb the mountain one step at a time. they have no use for helicopters! ~Judi Adler
  19. Generally speaking, we are all happier when we are still striving for achievement than when the prize is in our hands. ~Margot Fonteyn
  20. Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live. ~Anne Sweeney
  21. You can have unbelievable intelligence, you can have connections, you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end, hard work is the true, enduring characteristic of successful people. ~Marsha Evans
  22. Success can make you go one of two ways. It can make you a prima donna, or it can smooth the edges, take away the insecurities, let the nice things come out. ~Barbara Walters
  23. I look at victory as milestones on a very long highway. ~Joan Benoit Samuelson
  24. I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist. ~Virginia Rometty
  25. Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway. ~Mary Kay Ash
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