50 Powerful Quotes to Inspire Online Entrepreneurs in Africa

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There’s nothing more refreshing than reading inspirational quotes from business leaders to boost you. Online business can be draining for online entrepreneurs in Africa.

Read and digest positive, encouraging quotes from leaders and influential business gurus to fire up your creativity.

Here are some of my favorites to motivate and give you a portion of renewed energy for your mind.

SPECIAL Quotes for online entrepreneurs in Africa

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”

“The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.”

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”


Quotes to Inspired Africa online entrepreneurs

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

–Thomas Edison

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

–Mark Twain

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”

–Zig Ziglar

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

–Wayne Gretzky

“Outstanding people have one thing in common: An absolute sense of mission.”

–Zig Ziglar

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”

–Abraham Lincoln

“Fall down seven times and stand up eight.”

– Proverb

Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”

– John R. Wooden

“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.”

– Scott Belsky

“Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.”

– Guy Kawasaki

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”

– Chinese Proverb

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”

– Henry Ford

“Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.”

– Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks.

“Creativity, as has been said, consists largely of rearranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know. Hence, to think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.”

– George Kneller

“It’s easy to come up with new ideas; the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago, but will soon be out of date.”

– Roger von Oech

“The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”

– Nolan Bushnell, founder Atari and Chuck-E-Cheese

“My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long University education that I never had — everyday I’m learning something new.”

– Richard Branson

“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.”

– Mary Kay Ash

“The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.”

– Reid Hoffman, co-founder LinkedIn

“Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else.”

– Sara Blakely, founder SPANX

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”

– Steve Jobs

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently… A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.”

– Henry Ford

“Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.”

– Napoleon Hill

“There is only one boss; the customer. And he can fire everybody in the company, from the chairman down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.”

– Sam Walton

“A business idea is just another idea. But an idea backed by a strong feasibility, a thorough business plan and a smart team is no longer an idea. It’s now a solid business opportunity worth pursuing.”

– Ajaero Tony Martins

“Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark, you know what you are doing but nobody else does.”

– Ed Howe

“Seek advice on risk from the wealthy who still take risks, not friends who dare nothing more than a football bet.”

– J. Paul Getty

“Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying,‘make me feel important.’ Never forget this message when working with people.”

– Mary Kay Ash

“How many people are completely successful in every department of life? Not one. The most successful people are the ones who learn from their mistakes and turn their failures into opportunities.”

– Zig Ziglar

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

– Walt Disney

“What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone, know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.”

– Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”

– Bill Gates

“Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.”

– Tony Hsieh, CEO Zappos

“As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.”

– Donald Trump

“Before dreaming about the future or making plans, you need to articulate what you already have going for you – as entrepreneurs do.”

– Reid Hoffman, co-founder LinkedIn

“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.”

– Ray Goforth

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”

– Warren Buffett

“If you want to be an entrepreneur, it’s not a job, it’s a lifestyle. It defines you. Forget about vacations, about going home at 6pm – last thing at night you’ll send emails, first thing in the morning you’ll read emails, and you wake up in the middle of the night. But it’s hugely rewarding as you’re fulfilling something for yourself.”

Niklas Zennstrom, founder Skype and Kazaa


When you need a dose of creativity or motivation, read these quotes. The words of wisdom in them are food for thoughts and fresh morsels of ideas, to enrich the minds of online entrepreneurs in Africa for success.

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A trained Diplomat turned online entrepreneur since 2009. Founder of Invest Online Africa Inc: A social enterprise connecting Africans to legitimate income opportunities online. A great believer in passive income and advocate of Entrepreneurship. Aside online stuff, I am a caring father, Humanitarian and soccer fan... Oh! And I cry when I see a child cry😖

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