André Gide wrote that, ”Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was listening, everything must be said again.” Quotes are an important part of motivation, though many of them are repeats of another turn of phrase. Business owners are particularly partial to famous quotations. Reading a motivational speech from a business legend or famous creative mind can give you a spark. It doesn’t matter if it has been said before and repeated numerous times, quotes can give you the fire you need to be a better entrepreneur or learn how to handle a difficult situation. Below are some of those quotes sent in by entrepreneurs throughout the country.

#9- I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. 

I often find people have unrealistic ideas of what entrepreneurship is or what is should be. In reality, entrepreneurship is more than working remotely from the beach and watching your bottom line increase. Yes, a successful entrepreneur has the freedom to choose what they want to do, and when, but they only achieve this by putting in hard work. Nothing great happens by chance, which is why one of my favorite quotes is “I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” It has been variously attributed to Thomas Jefferson, Coleman Cox, Henry Ford and Samuel Goldwyn. This quote sums up my experience of entrepreneurship. If I keep working at it, good things always happen whether I find a four-leaf clover or not.

Thanks to Sarah Tourville, Media Frenzy Global.

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