240+ Best Entrepreneur Quotes for Success [2022]

Entrepreneur Quotes

Best selected entrepreneur quotes by some famous people of their times. These inspirational entrepreneur quotes will motivate and inspire you and you’ll be much wiser about the subject. We have collected more than 240 inspirational quotes about entrepreneurs for your inspiration.

Best inspirational entrepreneur quotes for students, entrepreneurs, and small business owners to stay motivated about their success. These entrepreneur quotes will keep you motivated to carry out good business.

 

“Success is defined in units of fun. It’s all about being happy.” —Jake Nickell, founder of Threadless

“To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.” —Thomas Watson, former CEO of IBM

“I find it best to dive right in and learn the hard way.” —Pete Cashmore, founder of Mashable

“Your ability to attract, evaluate, and forge strong working relationships with co-founders, early employees, and investors often mean the difference between failure and success.” —Clara Shih, co-founder of Hearsay Social

“The transition strategies are more important than understanding what the outcome state will be.” —Sean Parker, co-founder of Napster

“Winners never quit and quitters never win.” – Vince Lombardi

“Find a way to say ‘Yes’ to things.” —Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet Inc.

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

“It is within everyone’s grasp to be a CEO.” —Martha Stewart, television personality and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

“Ignore the hype of the startups that you see in the press. Mostly, it’s a pack of lies. Half of these startups will be dead in a year. So, focus on building your business so you can be the one left standing.” -Jules Pieri, Co-founder and CEO of The Grommet

“The question I as myself almost every day is, ‘Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?’” —Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook

“Start as small as you can. When I started SkinnyMe Tea, I had $24 in the bank, and I was entirely self-funded. If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product; you’ve launched too late.” -Gretta Rose van Riel, Founder of Hey Influencers

“In the age of transparency, honesty, and generosity, even in the form of an apology, generate goodwill.” -Alexander Asseily, founder of Jawbone

“So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.” —Caterina Fake, co-founder of Flickr and Hunch

“Don’t worry about being successful, but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.” — Oprah Winfrey

“Age is something that doesn’t matter unless you are a cheese.” – Billie Burke

“It starts with not having a hangover with the way things used to be.” -Kevin Plank, founder and CEO of Under Armour

“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

“We led with our conviction rather than rational because rational said it was impossible.” —Daniel Ek, co-founder of Spotify

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“Take criticism seriously, but not personally.” – Hillary Clinton

“Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.” —Stephen Covey, educator and businessman

“If Google teaches you anything, it’s that small ideas can be big.” —Ben Silbermann, co-founder of Pinterest

“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so you can spend the rest of your life like most people cant.” – Warren G. Tracy’s student

“Fundraising is much easier now because of crowdfunding. Take advantage of that.” -Constantin Bisanz, Founder of Aloha

“To win without risk is to triumph without glory.” – Corneille

“Your ability to attract, evaluate, and forge strong working relationships with co-founders, early employees, and investors often mean the difference between failure and success.” -Clara Shih, Co-founder of Hearsay Systems

“Build your business success around something that you love — something that is inherently and endlessly interesting to you.” — Martha Stewart

“A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” — Steve Jobs

“The way to get started is o quit talking and begin doing.” —Walt Disney, co-founder of Walt Disney Productions

“Every time we launch a feature, people yell at us.” —Angelo Sotira, co-founder of deviantART

“The reason I became successful is because I touched. I touched my community.” —Gary Vaynerchuk, founder of VaynerMedia; co-founder of Resy

“As a founder, lay all the possible scenarios — from best to worst — in front of you, so you don’t get surprised when something happens.” -Brian Wong, Co-founder of Kiip

“If everyone is thinking alike then somebody isn’t thinking.” — George S. Patton

Inspirational Entrepreneur Quotes

“When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say ‘wow, that was an adventure,’ not ‘wow, I sure felt safe.’” —Tom Preston-Werner, co-founder of Github

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” —Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

“If we are going to be part of the solution, we have to engage the problems.” -Majora Carter, urban revitalization strategist and broadcast producer

“Traditions are like cliches. They are everywhere. They may sometimes even be correct, but often they are justified by nothing except constant repetition.”  —Peter Theil, co-founder of PayPal

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” — Henry Ford

“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

“If we are going to be part of the solution, we have to engage the problems.” —Majora Carter, broadcast producer

“Be ready to revise any system, scrap any method, abandon any theory, if the success of the job requires it.” —Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company

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“Sooner or later, your work speaks for itself. Outlasting the critics feels like it will take a very long time, but you’re more patient than they are.” —Seth Godin, founder of Yoyodyne

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a room with a mosquito.” – Lisa Lieberman-Wang

“Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t b able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway.” — Mary Kay Ash

“Timing, perseverance, and 10 years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” —Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” – Bill Gates

“Turn a perceived risk into an asset.” —Aaron Patzer, founder of Mint.com

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” —Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” —Albert Einstein, inventor

“I think it is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. Since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition.”  —Larry Page, co-founder of Google

“Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” – Sara Blakely

“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

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?” — Ayn Rand

“Don’t get distracted. Never tell yourself that you need to be the biggest brand in the whole world. Start by working on what you need at the present moment and then what you need to do tomorrow. So, set yourself manageable targets.” —Jas Bagniewski, founder of Lover

“Success is not what you have, but who you are.” – Bo Bennet

“When you are building a startup, it’s difficult. Particularly, a startup that is expanding at the rate of Tinder. You have to give 100%, and you have to be committed. Solving the problem has to be personal or else you’re going to disintegrate.” -Sean Rad, Co-founder of Tinder, Inc.

“It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.” —Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company

“Fearlessness is not the absence of fear. It’s the mastery of fear. It’s about getting up one more time than we fall down.” — Arianna Huffington

“Entrepreneurs must be willing to be misunderstood for long periods of time.” — Jeff Bezos

“Don’t let others convince you that the idea is good when your gut tells you it’s bad.” -Kevin Rose, co-founded Digg

“One of the things I tend to do is open myself up to a variety of voices. I try to expose myself to the kind of culture shock that occurs when you talk to people who speak a different language.” -Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

“Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see farther.”  —J.P. Morgan, American financier and founder of J.P. Morgan bank

Motivational Entrepreneur Quotes

“In the age of transparency, honesty, and generosity, even in the form of an apology, generate goodwill.” —Alexander Asseily, co-founder of Jawbone

“My goal is to simplify complexity. I just want to build stuff that really simplifies our base human interaction.” —Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter and founder of Square

“It’s very important for entrepreneurs to look for people in the company who are not afraid of failures, for example, intrapreneurs. They make a business more successful by thinking like an entrepreneur — but within a company.” -Chirag Kulkarni, Founder of Taco

“Don’t look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance.” – Anne Lamott

“If you know too much before the start, then you will get overwhelmed. Come up with an original idea, and don’t copy because there will be no passion. You need that otherworldly passion. Just start.” -Jeni Britton Bauer, Founder of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.

“There’s a lot of pressure to look like the last company that was successful.” —Ben Silbermann, co-founder of Pinterest

“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat. Just get on.” —Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, founder of LeanIn.Org

“Don’t get distracted. Never tell yourself that you need to be the biggest brand in the whole world. Start by working on what you need at the present moment and then what you need to do tomorrow. So, set yourself manageable targets.” -Jas Bagniewski, Co-Founder of Eve Sleep



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“Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” —Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks Coffee Company

”Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.” – Thomas Edison

“I’m always tweaking, always trying to make it better, constantly moving the levers and dials.” -Steve Ells, founder and co-CEO of Chipotle

“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.” — Coco Chanel

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” —Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple

“It’s necessary to find a mentor who can invest time to know your personal capabilities and business model.” -Nigel Davies, Founder of Claromentis

“There are a lot of rich people in the world. There are very few people who have the privilege of getting to invent things that billions of people use.” —David Karp, founder of Tumblr

“When in doubt, bootstrap. Using your own personal resources is the easiest way to start a business. You don’t have to convince investors about the merits of your idea. You just have to convince yourself.” -Ryan Holmes, Co-founder of Hootsuite

“Find the smartest people you can and surround yourself with them.” – Marissa Meyer

“In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions.It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” —Tony Robbins, American entrepreneur and motivational speaker

“The earlier you start, the more time you have to mess up.” —Emil Motycka, founder of Motycka Enterprises

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“Players should never fight. A real businessman or entrepreneur has no enemies. Once he understands this, the sky’s the limit.” —Jack Ma, co-founder of Alibaba Group

“It’s important to realize that brand is much more than a logo and slogan. A brand is who your company is: how you function and make decisions.” -Joanna McFarland, Co-founder of HopSkipDrive

“Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist – while you guys were busy arguing about the glass of wine, I drank it! Sincerely, the opportunist!” — Lori Greiner

“If you start thinking you are good at something, that’s often the day you stop trying to be better and open the back door for someone to come after you. That’s why we always aim higher. We never feel like we’re done.” —Drew Houston, co-founder of Dropbox

“All humans are entrepreneurs not because they should start companies but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA.” — Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn

“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes — understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.”  —Arianna Huffington, co-founder of The Huffington Post

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

“If you tune it so that you have zero chance of failure, you usually also have zero chance of success. The key is to look at ways for when you get to your failure checkpoint, you know to stop.” —Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn

“Don’t assume that borrowing lots of money can make your startup fly. There are many things to the business other than investors, and it’s possible to succeed with your startup without breaking the bank.” -Barnaby Lashbrooke, Founder of Time Etc.

Entrepreneur Quotes for Success

“You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.” — Jim Carrey

“A vision is something you see and others don’t. Some people would say that’s a pocket definition of lunacy. But it also defines entrepreneurial spirit.” —Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop

“If you want to be the best, you have to do things that other people aren’t willing to do.” — Michael Phelps

“Being a woman in business doesn’t come without challenges. My advice? Surround yourself with other supportive women that encourage you, share ideas, and get you motivated.” -Jessica Alba, Founder of The Honest Company

“You have to get good at ceding control and not taking things personally. Even seasoned entrepreneurs have struggled with that. I think it’s about not taking failures personally and also not taking successes personally.” -Leila Janah, Founder of Samasource and LXMI

“Choose a job that you like, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

“I’m always tweaking, always trying to make it better, constantly moving the levers and dials.”  —Steve Ells, founder of Chipotle Mexican Grill

“Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”  —Coco Chanel, founder of Chanel

“You don’t have to choose between doing good and doing well.” —Tim Cook, CEO of Apple

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“Do not focus on numbers. Focus on doing what you do best. It’s about building a community who want to visit your site every day because you create value and offer expertise.” -Cassey Ho, Founder of Blogilates.com

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” — Jack London

“In my opinion, no one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or ‘get rich’ in business by being a conformist.”  —J. Paul Getty, founder of Getty Oil Company

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” — Estee Lauder

“The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” – Ralph Nader

“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.” — Arthur C. Clarke

“Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.” — John F. Kennedy

“I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress.” —Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook

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

“Sometimes, it doesn’t hurt to ask. I have been in the news many times just by calling on the news channel and asking them about featuring my business.” -Lori Cheek, Founder of Cheekd

“Don’t try to do everything by yourself, but try to connect with people and resources. Having that discipline and perseverance is really important.” -Chieu Cao, Co-founder of Perkbox

“One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.” —Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon

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

“If you are working on a product that’s going to be consumer-facing, then feedbackis invaluable. You should be out there being brave and talking to people and asking for feedback as much as possible.” -Emily Brooke, Co-founder of Blaze

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” – Bill Gates

“There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it, for whatever success I have attained has been the result of much hard work and many sleepless nights.”  —Madam C.J. Walker, first female self-made millionaire in America

“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” – Katharine Hepburn

“The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend feeling sorry for themselves.” — Barbara Corcoran

“What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone, know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.” —Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy’s

“Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker

“Work hard in silence. Let success make the noise.” — Unknown

“Five days a week, I read my goals before I go to sleep and when I wake up. There are 10 goals around health, family and business with expiration dates, and I update them every six months.” -Daymond John, founder, president, and CEO of FUBU

“What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.” – Simon Sinek

“When you cease to dream you cease to live.” – Malcolm Forbes

“There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it, for whatever success I have attained has been the result of much hard work and many sleepless nights.” -Madam C.J. Walker, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and political and social activist

“Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton (founder of Hilton Hotels)

“As a founder, lay all the possible scenarios — from best to worst — in front of you, so you don’t get surprised when something happens.” —Brian Wong, co-founder of Kiip

“The only way you can measure your success is by reflecting and seeing what you want out of the experience. And the journey is just as much a part of the success you seek.” — Jessica Alba

“[Don’t] let anyone convince you that your dream, your vision to be an entrepreneur, is something that you shouldn’t do. What often happens is that people who are well meaning, who really care for us, are afraid for us and talk us out of it.” -Cathy Hughes, entrepreneur, radio and television personality, and business executive

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell

“Wake up early and tackle the day before it tackles you. Be on offense, not defense.” —Evan Carmichael, YouTuber and founder of EvanCarmichael.com

“It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.” – Steve Jobs

Powerful Entrepreneur Quotes

“There are lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: it’s to change the world.” —Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote

“Some days you’re smiling and thinking you’re going to make this thing rock. Then the next day a pipe breaks and your costs look too high. You have to learn to keep your eyes on an ultimate goal. If you lose sight of that goal, you have to get out.” -Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and CEO of Chobani

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain

“You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.” —Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States

“The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.” —Andrew Carnegie, American businessman

“If something is important enough, or you believe something is important enough, even if you are scared, you will keep going.” -Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX

“If you start thinking you are good at something, that’s often the day you stop trying to be better and open the back door for someone to come after you. That’s why we always aim higher. We never feel like we’re done.” -Drew Houston, cofounder and CEO of Dropbox

“If something is important enough, or you believe something is important enough, even if you are scared, you will keep going.” —Elon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla

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

“1. Build stuff. 2. Make a lot of things. 3. Make a list of said things. 4. Make said list longer.” —Sahil Lavingia

“There is something artificial when everyone is agreeing with each other. It’s useful to indulge people who don’t agree, and see their viewpoint or force yourself to explain things better.” -David Sack, founder of Yammer

“Passion, creativity, and resilience are the most crucial skills in business. If you’ve got those, you’re ready to embark on the journey.” -Jo Malone, Founder of Jo Malone

“Don’t let someone else’s vision of success force you to stray from the path you worked to be on. Carve your own path and you’ll always be heading in the right direction.” —Michelle Phan, co-founder of Ipsy

“‘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.” —Timothy Ferriss, American entrepreneur and podcaster

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” — Beverly Sills

“Failure is just a resting place. It is an opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

“Only the paranoid survive.” -Andy Grove, former CEO of Intel

“You have to see failure as the beginning and the middle, but never entertain it as an end.” -Jessica Herrin, founder and CEO of Stella & Dot

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain

“Strive for authenticity over perfection.” – Sheryl Sandberg

“One of the greatest skills of leadership is being unflappable. Anytime you do anything in the world; there’s going to be criticism.” -Arianna Huffington, Co-found and editor-in-chief of Huffington Post Media Group

“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

“You don’t have to be a genius or a visionary or even a college graduate to be successful. You just need a framework and a dream.” —Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell Technologies

“It’s not about money or connections. It’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone when it comes to your business.” – Mark Cuban

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

“You have to see failure as the beginning and the middle, but never entertain it as an end.” —Jessica Herrin, CEO and founder of Stella & Dot

“If you’ve got an idea, start today. There’s no better time than now to get going. That doesn’t mean quit your job and jump into your idea 100% from day one, but there’s always small progress that can be made to start the movement.”  —Kevin Systrom, co-founder of Instagram

“Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.” — Julie Andrews

“Starting a business is a huge amount of hard work … You had better enjoy it.”  —Richard Brandson, founder of the Virgin Group

“What is not started will never get finished” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“It starts with not having a hangover with the way things used to be.” —Kevin Plank, founder of Under Armour

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“We learned many things while building FourSquare. One of the most important lessons is to be clear to investors about what the company will and will not do. And be open about the priorities of the things that have to be done.” -Dennis Crowley, Co-founder of Foursquare

“There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way.” – Christopher Morley

“Selling is not a pushy, winner-takes-all, macho act. It is an empathy-led, process-driven, and knowledge-intensive discipline. Because, in the end, people buy from people.” -Subroto Bagchi, Co-founder of Mindtree

“If you tune it so that you have zero chance of failure, you usually also have zero chance of success. The key is to look at ways for when you get to your failure checkpoint, you know to stop.” -Reid Hoffman, cofounder of LinkedIn

“Remember why you started.” – Anonymous

“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

“Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.” —Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook

“Be nicer to your customers than your competitors.” -Richard Reed, Co-Founder of Innocent Drinks

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” — Mother Teresa

“It comes down to finding something you love to do and then just trying to be great at it.” — Mark Cuban

“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 live in a world where there are no limits for those who can create results.” —Tony Robbins, American author, entrepreneur and motivational speaker

“Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds.” — Albert Einstein

“Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” —Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group

“Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.”  —William Durant, co-founder of General Motors, Chevrolet

“It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower.” —Paul Graham, co-founder of Y-Combinator

“If you can’t do great things, do small things in a great way.” — Napoleon Hill

“Success depends on employees. For me knowing and connecting with my employees is very important.” -Divine Ndhlukula, founder and managing director of DDNS Security Operations Ltd

“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the steps.” — Confucius

“Remain self-funded as long as possible.” -Garrett Camp, Co-founder of Uber, StumbleUpon, and Expa

“Fear is the disease. Hustle is the antidote.” —Travis Kalanick, co-founder of Uber, Scour and Red Swoosh

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'” – Muhammad Ali

“I stand up on my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.” – Robin Williams

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” — Warren Buffett

“Screw it, let’s do it.” – Richard Branson

“Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” —Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric

“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” —Scott Belsky, co-founder of Behance

“Show me a person who never made a mistake, and I will show you a person who never did anything.”  —William Rosenberg, founder of Dunkin’ Donuts

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

“In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination.” —Steve Case, former CEO of AOL

“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender, it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” – Stephen Covey

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” — Richard Branson

“I can name dozens of failures that we had over the years. Yet, with all these failures, we still managed to build Appster into one of the largest, and best companies in our industry. So, remember every time you fail, remind yourself these words: ‘Life won’t always go my way, but I will always find a way’.” -Josiah Humphrey, Co-founder of Appster

“There is only one success- to be able to spend your life in your own way.” – Christopher Morley

“I love what I do.” — Every Truly Successful Person

“Stay self-funded as long as possible.” —Garrett Camp, co-founder of Uber

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffett

“Nothing will work unless you do.” — Maya Angelou

“Build a culture that cares about quality.” — Margaret Gould Stewart

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

“Most of us want to tell our coworkers or friends, or husbands or wives, our ideas. For what reason? We want validation. But I feel ideas are most vulnerable in their infancy. Out of love and concern, friends and family give all the reasons or objections on why [you] shouldn’t do it. I didn’t want to risk that.” -Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx

“If you can offer a free tier that provides a lot of value, it will naturally help your product to spread much more rapidly.” -Melanie Perkins, Co-founder of Canva

“If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.” — Angelina Jolie

“The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake- you can’t learn anything from being perfect.” – Adam Osborne

“One of the greatest skills of leadership is being unflappable. Anytime you do anything in the world; there’s going to be criticism.” —Arianna Huffington, co-founder of The Huffington Post

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” – Aristotle

“I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” —Elon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla

“Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week for someone else.” — Lori Greiner

“Starting a company extracts so much energy and conviction that not having a clear-cut goal and meaningful mission can hamper your success. This is why, at Virta, our mission was clearly defined: reverse early type-2 diabetes in 100 million people by 2025.” -Sami Inkinen, Co-founder of Virta Health

“If Plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters.” – Claire Cook

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” — Farrah Gray, American businessman, investor and columnist

“If you’re starting something on your own, you better have a passion for it, because this is hard work.” -Sallie Krawcheck, Co-founder of Ellevest

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer

“If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to build theirs.” — Tony Gaskins

“I think I was very naïve early on, but that also meant I didn’t know what couldn’t be done.” —Matt Mickiewicz, founder of 99 Designs

“My first six years in the business were hopeless. There are a lot of times when you sit and you say, ‘Why am I doing this? I’ll never make it. It’s just not going to happen. I should go out and get a real job and try to survive.’” — George Lucas

“My best advice to entrepreneurs is this: Forget about making mistakes, just do it.” – Ajaero Tony Martins

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

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.” – Steve Jobs

“The first one gets the oyster, the second gets the shell.” —Andrew Carnegie, American businessman

“Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. And, when you stumble, keep faith. And, when you’re knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can’t or shouldn’t go on.” — Hillary Clinton

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” – Vince Lombardi

“Don’t try to do everything by yourself, but try to connect with people and resources. Having that discipline and perseverance is really important.”  —Chieu Cao, founder of Mintago

“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.” – Janis Joplin

“No matter how many customers you have, each is an individual. The day you start thinking of them as this amorphous ‘collection’ and stop thinking of them as people is the day you start going out of business.” -Dharmesh Shah, Co-Founder of HubSpot

“Play by the rules, but be ferocious.” —Phil Knight, co-founder of Nike

“Don’t make decisions based on fear.”  —Jake Nickell, founder of Threadless

“When in doubt, bootstrap. Using your own personal resources is the easiest way to  start a business. You don’t have to convince investors about the merits of your idea.  You just have to convince yourself.” —Ryan Holmes, founder of Hootsuite

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.” – Michelangelo

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Sally Berger

“My advice is to focus on the importance of forging a long-term relationship, whether with colleagues, partners, or customers. It is often easy to get caught up in short-term decisions.” -Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder of Care.com

“You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea.” —Larry Page, co-founder of Google

“If you are not getting traction on your idea, you try few things. You try pushing harder, cleaning up something, building up to something aggressively — but if it doesn’t get traction, then don’t bother.” -Vijay Sharma, Founder of Paytm

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