Memorable Quotes From Incredibly Successful Entrepreneurs

More than words, quotes are sources of wisdom in which a person tries to pass on a life lesson learned to others.

The Woman Post | Carolina Rodríguez Monclou

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Get inspired by these fantastic quotes from the most successful female entrepreneurs in history.

1. "Success doesn't come from what you do occasionally. It comes from what you do constantly." Marie Forleo

Marie Forleo's website was named one of the 100 Best Sites for Entrepreneurs by Forbes and is the pen behind the New York Times number one bestseller, "Everything Is Figureoutable." She is also the founder of B-School, which offers online business training for modern entrepreneurs, helping more than 55,000 passionate entrepreneurs, artists, and ambitious from all walks of life to start and grow their businesses. Another iconic quote from hers is, "Never start a business just to 'make money.' Start a business to make a difference."

2. "Know what you bring. Know what you don't bring. And build a team that covers everything you need." Angie Hicks

Angie Hicks is Director of Customer Service for ANGI Homeservices Inc and Co-Founder of Angie's List. It took Angie's list 16 years to win 1 million homes, and in just 18 months, she has doubled that number. What started out as a magazine called Columbus Neighbors, a call-in service in Ohio, has become a household tool for millions of people in the U.S. In 1995, a new name and new online technology launched Angie's List to where it is today.

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3. "I had to make my own living and my own opportunity! But I made it! Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them." Madam C.J. Walker

Madame C.J. Walker was the daughter of slaves and became the first millionaire African-American woman. She was a talented entrepreneur with a gift for self-promotion. Walker built a business empire by initially selling her products directly to black women. She raised her business intelligence to a new level by employing "beauty culturalists" to personally sell her hair care system. She used her fortune as a political activist and social advocate while contributing to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Geneva, Switzerland-based world youth organization: YMCA, and other notable charities.

4. "Building a brand means knowing your story and building and sharing that story." Tamara McCleary

As an internationally recognized expert on mindful business and relationships, Tamara McCleary is ranked in the top 1% of social media influencers globally. Tamara is an IBM futurist and was the third most mentioned person on Twitter by marketing managers in 2015. She has experience in research work exploring the impact of nascent technologies such as automation, artificial intelligence, biogenetic engineering, nanotechnology, and longevity medicine. Tamara studied at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and Harvard's Divinity School.

5. "Whatever you do, be different – that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can't think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you're different, you will stand out." Anita Roddick

For 40 years, The Body Shop showed the world that business can be a force for good, anchored in Anita Roddick's pioneering approach to doing business. According to Ultimate History, Anita is the daughter of Italian Jewish immigrants born in a bomb shelter in Littlehampton, England, in 1942. This wartime baby grew up to fight on many fronts, not with bombs and bullets, but with body creams and cosmetics. As the founder of The Body Shop, she was one of the few entrepreneurs who truly made a difference.

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