Entrepreneurship Mindset

51 Quotes By Millionaires: Listening To The Rich

Quotes for aspiring millionaires, by millionaires (and billionaires) to inspire and motivate you.

Here is a list of quotes by millionaires to inspire and motivate you to give you a glimpse into how millionaires think about motivation, mindset, wealth, business, and their approach towards life.

Listen to those who have already done it. Heed their advice and adapt to how they think.

Quotes for aspiring millionaires, by millionaires (and billionaires).

Millionaire quotes about motivation


“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”

Jim Rohn, entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker


“Nothing in this world can take the place of good old persistence. Talent won’t. Nothing’s more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius won’t. Unrecognized genius is practically a cliche. Education won’t. Why the world is full of educated fools. Persistence and determination alone are all-powerful.”

Calvin Coolidge, 30th president of the United States


“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

Walt Disney, co-founder of The Walt Disney Company


“Before you can become a millionaire, you must learn to think like one. You must learn how to motivate yourself to counter fear with courage.”

Thomas J. Stanley, author of The Millionaire Next Door


“Everyday in America, there are 1,700 new millionaires made.”



“I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing — that it was all started by a mouse.”

Walt Disney, co-founder of The Walt Disney Company

The big takeaway from a quote like this is to start where you are and grow it one piece at a time. You don’t need the full vision before you start, just get going and life will guide you along the way. Walt Disney is arguably one of the biggest brands in the world, and it all started from a sketch drawing of Micky Mouse.


“A year from now you will wish you had started today.”

Karen Lamb, author

Millionaire quotes about life


“A hungry stomach, an empty pocket, and a broken heart can teach the best lessons of life.”

Abdul Sattar Edhi, philanthropist and humanitarian


“Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it… Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.”

Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple


“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

African proverb


“I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.”

Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president of the United States


“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.”

Jim Rohn, entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker


“When life gets tough, get tougher.”


Millionaire quotes about success


“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.”

Jim Rohn, entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker


“Work like hell. I mean you just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week. [This] improves the odds of success. If other people are putting in 40-hour work weeks and you’re putting in 100-hour work weeks, then even if you’re doing the same thing, you know that you will achieve in four months what it takes them a year to achieve.”

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and founder of Space X


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

Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple


“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”

Thomas Edison, inventor


“The best advice I can give you is to ask yourself what do you want, then ask ‘what is true’ – and then ask yourself ‘what should be done about it.’ I believe that if you do this you will move much faster towards what you want to get out of life than if you don’t.”

Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates


“Remember why you started.”



“Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.”

Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter


“An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.”

Roy Ash, co-founder and president of Litton Industries


“The stars will never align, and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. ‘Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it’s important to you and you want to do it ‘eventually,’ just do it and correct course along the way.”

Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Work Week

Millionaire quotes about mindset


“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple


“You’re spending time to save money when you should be spending money to save time.”



“The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.”

Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich


“It doesn’t matter how many times you fail, you only have to be right once.”

Mark Cuban, investor and owner of the Dallas Mavericks


“Helen Keller became deaf, dumb, and blind shortly after birth. Despite her greatest misfortune, she has written her name indelibly in the pages of the history of the great. Her entire life has served as evidence that no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as reality.”

Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich


“Remember that weaknesses don’t matter if you find solutions.”

Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates


“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”

Milton Berle, comedian and actor


“You know, once you’ve stood up to cancer, everything else feels like a pretty easy fight.”

David Koch, of the Koch brothers

Perspective is everything and David Koch’s quote about battling cancer sums it all up.

Millionaire quotes about business


“Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is. Know your business and industry better than anyone else in the world. Love what you do or don’t do it.”

Mark Cuban, investor and owner of the Dallas Mavericks


“If we tried to think of a good idea, we wouldn’t have been able to think of a good idea. You just have to find the solution for a problem in your own life.”

Brian Chesky, co-founder of Airbnb


“We are stubborn on vision. We are flexible on details.”

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon


“You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea.”

Larry Page, co-founder of Google


“We are comfortable planting seeds and waiting for them to grow into trees.”

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon

Millionaire quotes about getting rich


“The only difference between a rich person and a poor person is how they use their time.”

Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad


“Getting rich is about knowing what to do, who to do it with, and when to do it. It is much more about understanding than purely hard work. Yes, hard work matters, and you can’t skimp on it. But it has to be directed in the right way. If you don’t know yet what you should work on, the most important thing is to figure it out. You should not grind at a lot of hard work until you figure out what you should be working on.”

Naval Ravikant, co-founder of AngelList


“It’s better to work years at creating an asset rather than to spend your life working hard for money to create someone else’s asset.”

Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad


“Rule #1: You must know the difference between an asset and a liability, and buy assets. If you want to be rich, this is all you need to know. It is rule number one. It is the only rule. This may sound absurdly simple, but most people have no idea how profound this rule is. Most people struggle financially because they do not know the difference between an asset and a liability. “Rich people acquire assets. The poor and middle class acquire liabilities that they think are assets.”

Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Millionaire quotes about education


“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”

Jim Rohn, entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker


“An investment in knowledge pays the best dividends.”

Benjamin Franklin, Founding Fathers of the United States


“My poor dad said, “you need to know a lot about one specialty.” My rich dad said, “you need to learn a little about a lot of things.”

Robert Kiyosaki, Rich Dad Poor Dad

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Millionaire quotes about failure


“Fail early, fail often, but always fail forward.”

John Maxwell, author of Failing Forward


“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Thomas Edison, inventor


“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.”

Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company


“Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.”

Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad


“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”

Jack Canfield, author and motivational speaker


“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”

Robert F. Kennedy, brother of President John F. Kennedy


“To be wrong as fast as you can is to sign up for aggressive, rapid learning.”

Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar and president of Walt Disney Animation Studios


“Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.”

Lance Armstrong, professional road racing cyclist


“The quotes are simple. The execution is hard.”

Gary Vaynerchuk, entrepreneur, author and speaker

This quote by Gary Vaynerchuk is a good reminder that at the end of the day you just need to do the work. You can inspire yourself all you want by sifting through inspiring quotes, but if you don’t channel that inspiration into doing the work – it’s useless. Quotes are a good tool to put you in the mindset to get to work.