Entrepreneurship can be a lonely and difficult journey and the very decision of becoming an entrepreneur is an act of leadership. When you decide to take charge of your destiny and invest your time, energy and resources into something that you believe in, you’re walking a path that not many others have. To motivate you to move forward on this difficult yet amazing journey, here are 20 quotes on life, leadership and success that will keep you going.

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” – Rosalynn Carter

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“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” – Lao Tzu

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“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein

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“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

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“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

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“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” – Bill Gates

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“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch

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“To be able to lead others, a man must be willing to go forward alone.” – Harry Truman

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“Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.” – Peter Drucker

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“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

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“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” – Bill Cosby

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“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” — Stephen Covey

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“You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader” – Henry Ford

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“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

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

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“Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.” – Oprah Winfrey

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“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

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“One of the huge mistakes people make is that they try to force an interest on themselves. You don’t choose your passions; your passions choose you.” – Jeff Bezos

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“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill

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