10 lessons from the world's most successful entrepreneurs

For the last couple months we’ve been telling the life stories of the greatest entrepreneurs in history. As well as founding some truly incredible companies, they’ve also got a fair bit of wisdom to pass down...

Take a look at the best advice our epic entrepreneurs have to offer and, if you fancy, delve a little deeper into their past.

If there's any iconic entrepreneurs whose lives we're yet to explore and you'd like to know more about them, then let us know by commenting below.

Coco Chanel

Place of birth: Saumur, France.

"There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!"

Thomas Edison

Ohio, USA.

"You can't realise your dreams unless you have one to begin with. My desire is to do everything within my power to free people from drudgery and create the largest measure of happiness and prosperity."

Henry Ford

Dearborn, USA.

"Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes. The irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas." 

Aristotle Onassis

Izmir, Asia Minor.

"Never start a business, a battle, a love relationship, if the fear of losing is greater than the belief of winning."

John D. Rockefeller

New York, USA.

"I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature."

Andrew Carnegie

Dunfermline, Scotland.

"If you want to become happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes."​

Walt Disney

Chicago, USA.

"When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably. If you can dream it, you can do it. Remember that this whole thing started with a dream and a mouse!"

Estée Lauder

New York, USA.

"If you push yourself beyond the furthest place you think you can go, you'll be able to achieve your heart's dream."

Gianni Agnelli

Turin, Italy.

"There are three phases in building up a group like ours: the time of strength, the time of privilege and the time of vanity. In my opinion, only the first one counts. I don’t want the others to exist."

J.R.D. Tata

Paris, France.

"Always aim at perfection for only then will you achieve excellence."

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