Entrepreneurship can be a rewarding, albeit challenging journey filled with successes, false starts, and sometimes, even failure. The ebbs and flows of business ownership can be demanding and might leave you feeling less than motivated. However, it is imperative for entrepreneurs to maintain their stamina. With this in mind, ASBN has collected 10 of our favorite motivational quotes from some of the world’s leading entrepreneurs to get you fired up.

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“ONCE IN YOUR LIFE, TRY SOMETHING. WORK HARD AT SOMETHING. TRY TO CHANGE. NOTHING BAD CAN HAPPEN.”

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– Jack Ma, Chinese business magnate and co-founder of Alibaba Group ©World Economic Forum // Photo by Natalie Behring

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“As a leader, it is important to not just see your success but focus on the success of others.”

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– Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet Inc. and its subsidiary Google // Photo by Nguyen Hung Vu

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“As entrepreneurs, we must continue to ask ourselves ‘What’s next?’ It takes humility to realize that we don’t know everything, not to rest on our laurels and know that we must keep learning and observing.”

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– Cher Wang, Taiwanese entrepreneur co-founder of HTC ©World Economic Forum // Photo by Robert Scoble

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“Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.”

– Arianna Huffington, co-founder of The Huffington Post // Photo by Mark Taylor

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“I’ve never chased money. It’s always been about what I can do to motivate and inspire people.”

– Tyler Perry, American actor, director, producer and screenwriter // Photo by Sgt. Michael Connors

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“I still work hard to know my business. I’m continuously looking for ways to improve all my companies, and I’m always selling. Always.”

– Mark Cuban, American billionaire entrepreneur // Photo by Gage Skidmore

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“Build your business around something that you love – something that is inherently interesting to you.”

– Martha Stewart, American retail businesswoman, writer, and television personality // Photo by Gage Skidmore

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“The reason I’ve been able to be so financially successful is my focus has never, ever for one minute been money.”

– Oprah Winfrey, American talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist

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“Obviously everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world.”

– Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google // Photo by James Duncan Davidson/O’Reilly Media, Inc.

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“Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader.”

Indra Nooyi, former chairperson and CEO of PepsiCo // Photo by ©World Economic Forum

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