Successful Perspectives Just like every other walk of life, there will be ups and downs when owning a small business. Don't let these passing moments take away your appetite for success. The achievement of lasting success is dependent on a consistent flow of motivation, hard work, and inspiration. The article listed below is a collection of motivational and inspirational quotes from some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs. If you're feeling less than motivated, take some time to read through the list and take some advice from the people who have capitalized in perseverance.