70 Hot Inspirational Quotes For Entrepreneurs

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Whether you’re in the early stages of your start-up or looking for some inspiration to keep going, we’ve compiled 70 hot quotes for entrepreneurs. “Your reputation is more important than your paycheck, and your integrity is worth more than your career.” — Ryan Freitas,

  1. “Every time we launch a feature, people yell at us.” —Angelo Sotira,
  2. “Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.” —Anthony Volodkin,
  3. “Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations.” —Tim O’Reilly
  4. “If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large.” —Jeff Bezos
  5. “Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop.” —Jeffrey Zeldman
  6. “Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.” —Tony Hsieh
  7. “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” —Thomas Edison
  8. “Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.” —Jack Dorsey
  9. “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
  10. “The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow.” —Ingvar Kamprad
  11. “Always look for the fool in the deal. If you don’t find one, it’s you.” —Mark Cuban
  12. “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” —Scott Belsky
  13. “There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.” —Jason Fried
  14. “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” —Drew Houston
  15. “Get five or six of your smartest friends in a room and ask them to rate your idea.” —Mark Pincus
  16. “If there’s something you want to build, but the tech isn’t there yet, just find the closest possible way to make it happen.” —Dennis Crowley
  17. “Fail often so you can succeed sooner.” —Tom Kelley
  18. “Nothing works better than just improving your product.” —Joel Spolsky
  19. “It’s not that we need new ideas, but we need to stop having old ideas.” —Edwin Land
  20.  “Get big quietly, so you don’t tip off potential competitors.” —Chris Dixon
  21. “Don’t try to be original, just try to be good.” —Paul Rand
  22. “It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower.” —Paul Graham
  23. “If you’re interested in the living heart of what you do, focus on building things rather than talking about them.” —Ryan Freitas
  24. “Entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create.” —David Karp
  25. “Best startups generally come from somebody needing to scratch an itch.” —Michael Arrington
  26. “I don’t think an economic slump will hurt good ideas.” —Rob Kalin
  27. “The last 10% it takes to launch something takes as much energy as the first 90%.” —Rob Kalin
  28. “Don’t play games that you don’t understand, even if you see lots of other people making money from them.” —Tony Hsieh
  29. “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” —Guy Kawasaki
  30. “Every day that we spent not improving our products was a wasted day.” —Joel Spolsky
  31. “I doubt I’ll ever go back to corporate work. Once you see the light, there is no turning back.” —Magnus Jepson
  32. “Stay self-funded as long as possible.” —Garrett Camp
  33. “Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” —Biz Stone
  34. “The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something.” —Seth Godin
  35. “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
  36. “Turn a perceived risk into an asset.” —Aaron Patzer
  37. “Anything that is measured and watched, improves.” —Bob Parsons
  38. “Fortunes are built during the down market and collected in the up market.” —Jason Calacanis
  39. “No more romanticizing about how cool it is to be an entrepreneur. It’s a struggle to save your company’s life – and your own skin – every day of the week.” —Spencer Fry
  40. “The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.” —Marc Benioff
  41. “I try not to make any decisions that I’m not excited about.” —Jake Nickell, Threadless
  42. “See things in the present, even if they are in the future.” —Larry Ellison
  43. “If you’re going to put your product in beta – put your business model in beta with it.”
  44. “You can’t make anything viral, but you can make something good.” —Peter Shankman
  45. “It’s more effective to do something valuable than to hope a logo or name will say it for you.” —Jason Cohen
  46. “Don’t worry about funding if you don’t need it. Today it’s cheaper to start a business than ever.” —Noah Everett
  47. “Ideas are commodity. Execution of them is not.” —Michael Dell
  48. “Data beats emotions.” —Sean Rad, Adly
  49. “I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” —Jeff Bezos
  50. “You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea.” —Larry Page
  51. “A ‘startup’ is a company that is confused about – 1. What its product is. 2. Who its customers are. 3. How to make money.”—Dave McClure
  52. “If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” —Reid Hoffman,
  53. “All humans are entrepreneurs not because they should start companies but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA.” —Reid Hoffman
  54. “Before dreaming about the future or marking plans, you need to articulate what you already have going for you – as entrepreneurs do.” —Reid Hoffman
  55. “No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.” —Reid Hoffman
  56. “The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.” —Reid Hoffman
  57. “I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars — I look for 1-foot bars that I can step over.” —Warren Buffett
  58. “In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination.” —Steve Case
  59. “Don’t be cocky. Don’t be flashy. There’s always someone better than you.” —Tony Hsieh
  60. “Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else.” —Sara Blakely
  61. “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
  62. “As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.” —Donald Trump
  63. “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you’re right.” —Henry Ford
  64. “Behold the turtle, he makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.” —Bruce Levin
  65.  “Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” —Howard Schultz, Starbucks CEO
  66. “Diligence is the mother of good luck.” —Benjamin Franklin
  67.  “You shouldn’t focus on why you can’t do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions.” —Steve Case, AOL co-founder
  68. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” —Walt Disney
  69. “A person who is quietly confident makes the best leader.” —Fred Wilson
  70. “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.” Maya Angelou

What would you add to the list?  What’s something you should never say if you want to increase your potential of success and happiness?



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