Top 25 Business Quotes to Inspire and Empower Female Entrepreneurs

Growing a business is a beautiful thing, but it can also get overwhelming at times.

During those times, hearing the wise words of those that have been through a similar journey before us can be tremendously motivating. 

Do one thing that scares you every day.
— Eleanor Roosevelt

This is my favorite quote and I keep it by my desk. It reminds me every day to get out of my comfort zone and achieve my goals. As Maya Angelou once beautifully said that: "If you're always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be."

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I hope you'll find inspiration and empowerment with these top 25 Business Quotes. From business advice to motivational quotes, these will ignite your fuel and keep you going strong.


1. "Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do." - Oprah Winfrey

2. "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, Spanx Founder

3. "It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not."

4. "Done is better than perfect." - Sheryl Sandberg

5. "If you’re always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing YOU can be." - Maya Angelou, Poet

6. "Anything I’ve done that was ultimately worthwhile initially scared me to death."

7. "The road to success is always under construction." - Lily Tomlin

8. "Do one thing every day that scares you." - Eleanor Roosevelt

9. "What other people think about you has nothing to do with you and everything to do with them." - Jen Sincero

10. "Do something today that your future self will thank you for."

11. "Be somebody nobody thought you could be."

12. "Don’t wait for opportunity. Create it."

13. "I want every little girl who’s told she’s bossy, to be told instead she has leadership skills." - Sheryl Sandberg

14. "I never dreamed about success. I worked for it." - Estée Lauder

15. "The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work." - Oprah Winfrey

16. "I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance." - Steve Jobs

17. "It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up." - Babe Ruth

18. "Don’t you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct." Barbara Corcoran, Real Estate Expert

19. "I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." - Thomas Jefferson

20. "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." - Walt Disney

21. "A river cuts through a rock not because of its power but its persistence."

22. "Stop selling, start helping." - Zig Ziglar

23. "People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic." - Seth Godin

24. "Mistakes are proof that you're trying."

25. "Some entrepreneurs think how can I make a lot of money? But the better way is to think how can I make people’s lives a lot better? If you get it right, the money will come." - Sir Richard Branson

I hope these quotes resonated with you as much as they did with me.

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