Friday, August 2, 2019

Best Inspirational Business Quotes for Entrepreneurs

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1. “The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.” — Socrates
2. “Always deliver more than expected.” — Larry Page
3. “Don’t take too much advice. Most people who have a lot of advice to give — with a few exceptions — generalize whatever they did. Don’t over-analyze everything.  I myself have been guilty of over-thinking problems. Just build things and find out if they work.” — Ben Silbermann
4.“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams
5. “Every time we launch a feature, people yell at us.” — Angelo Sotira
6.“Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.” — Anthony Volodkin
7. “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
8. “If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large.” — Jeff Bezos
9. “If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.” — Zig Ziglar, author, salesman
10. “If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” — Reid Hoffman
11. “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” — Thomas Edison
12. “The stars will never align, and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. ‘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.” — Tim Ferriss,
13. “Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.” — Jack Dorsey
14. “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-founde
15. “Always look for the fool in the deal. If you don’t find one, it’s you.” — Mark Cuban
16. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” — Bill Gates
17. “If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.” — Mark Zuckerberg
18. “If you define yourself by how you differ from the competition, you’re probably in trouble.” — Omar Hamoui
19. “Wonder what your customer really wants? Ask. Don’t tell.” — Lisa Stone
20. “When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue.” — Josh James
21. “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” — Scott Belsky
22. “Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” — Golda Meir
23. “There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.” — Jason Fried
24. “The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.” — Reid Hoffman
25. “Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.” — Tony Hsieh
26. “The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow.” — Ingvar Kamprad
27. “Nothing works better than just improving your product.” — Joel Spolsky
28. “Get five or six of your smartest friends in a room and ask them to rate your idea.” — Mark Pincus\
29. “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, founder
30. “Get big quietly, so you don’t tip off potential competitors.” — Chris Dixon
31. “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” — Steve Jobs, co-founder\
32. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” — Helen Keller
33. “Don’t try to be original, just try to be good.” — Paul Rand
34. “Always think outside the box and embrace opportunities that appear, wherever they might be.” — Lakshmi Mittal
35. “Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop.” — Jeffrey Zeldman
36. “The last 10% it takes to launch something takes as much energy as the first 90%.” — Rob Kalin
37. “If you’re interested in the living heart of what you do, focus on building things rather than talking about them.” — Ryan Freitas
38. “Best startups generally come from somebody needing to scratch an itch.” — Michael Arrington
39. “Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.” — Wayne Huizenga, prolific American business person
40. “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” — Guy Kawasaki
41. “An entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create.” — David Karp
42. “Get a mentor in the applicable field if you’re at all unsure of what you’re looking for.” — Kyle Bragger, founder of Forrst
43. “Every day that we spent not improving our products was a wasted day.” — Joel Spolsky
44. “Anything that is measured and watched, improves.” — Bob Parsons
45. “Stay self-funded as long as possible.” — Garrett Camp, founder of Expa
46. “Don’t play games that you don’t understand, even if you see lots of other people making money from them.” — Tony Hsieh
47. “Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” — Biz Stone
48. “Human beings have an innate inner drive to be autonomous, self-determined and connected to one another. And, when that drive is liberated, people achieve more and live richer lives.” — Daniel Pink
49. “Fortunes are built during the down market and collected in the upmarket.” — Jason Calacanis
50. “It’s more effective to do something valuable than to hope a logo or name will say it for you.” — Jason Cohen, founder of Smartbear Software 
51. “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, co-founder of CarbonMade
52. “You can’t make anything viral, but you can make something good.” — Peter Shankman
53. “Don’t worry about funding if you don’t need it. Today it’s cheaper to start a business than ever.” — Noah Everett
54. “Data beats emotions.” — Sean Rad
55. “I never dreamed about success, I worked for it.” — Estee Lauder
56. “I try not to make any decisions that I’m not excited about.” — Jake Nickell
57. “See things in the present, even if they are in the future.” — Larry Ellison
58. “You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea.” — Larry Page
59. “Ideas are commodity. Execution of them is not.” — Michael Dell
60. “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you’re right.” — Henry Ford
61. “All humans are entrepreneurs not because they should start companies but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA.” — Reid Hoffman
62. “The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.” — Bill Gates
63. “In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination.” — Steve Case
64. “Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.” — Oprah Winfrey
65. “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
66. “Don’t be cocky. Don’t be flashy. There’s always someone better than you.” — Tony Hsieh
67. “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
68. “Diligence is the mother of good luck.” — Benjamin Franklin, a Founding Father of the United States
69. “A person who is quietly confident makes the best leader.” — Fred Wilson
70. “Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” — Howard Schultz
71. “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.”– Charles R. Swindoll
72. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” — Walt Disney, founder of the Disney Brother Studio and Disneyland
73. “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” — Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist, cosmologist
74. “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
75. “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown
76. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” ― Oprah Winfrey
77. “You Are Never Too Old To Set Another Goal Or To Dream A New Dream.” – C.S. Lewis
78. “Live each day as if your life had just begun.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
79. “Lean forward into your life. Begin each day as if it were on purpose.” ―Mary Anne Radmacher
80. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ―Maya Angelou
81. “Do not let the memories of your past limit the potential of your future. There are no limits to what you can achieve on your journey through life, except in your mind.” ― Roy T. Bennett
82. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” ― Oprah Winfrey
83. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”― George Bernard Shaw
84. “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” — Charles Darwin
85. “Education costs money. But then so does ignorance.” – Sir Claus Moser
86. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”– Michael Jordan
87. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” — Henry David Thoreau
88. “People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.” — Tony Robbins
89. “The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” — Colin R. Davis
90. “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.” — Thomas J. Watson
91. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” — Winston Churchill
92. “Today’s Accomplishments Were Yesterday’s Impossibilities.” – Robert H. Schuller
93. “Success is the sum of small efforts – repeated day in and day out.” — Robert Collier
94. “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” — Jim Rohn
95. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” — Colin Powell
96. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” — David Brinkley
97. “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” – William Feather
98. “Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein
99. “Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.” – Tony Hsieh
100. “I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one.” — Bill Gates
101. “I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.” – G. K. Chesterton
102. “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.”— Steve Jobs
103. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” — Conrad Hilton
104. “If you can’t fly then run. If you can’t run, then walk. And, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
105. “I got lucky because I never gave up the search. Are you quitting too soon? Or, are you willing to pursue luck with a vengeance?” — Jill Konrath, speaker
106. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” — Japanese Proverb
107. “The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.” — Barack Obama
108. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” — Thomas Edison
109. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” — Winston Churchill
110. “You have to believe in yourself when no one else does — that makes you a winner right there.” — Venus Williams
111. “We May Encounter Many Defeats But We Must Not Be Defeated.” – Maya Angelou
112. “Strength shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald
113. “Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely on my tenacity.”
– Louis Pasteur
114. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale
115. “You do what you can for as long as you can, and when you finally can’t, you do the next best thing. You back up but you don’t give up.” ― Chuck Yeager
116. “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”– Samuel Beckett
117. “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” — Bill Gates
118. “So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.” — Caterina Fake
119. “If you’re passionate about something and you work hard, then I think you will be successful.”— Pierre Omidyar
120. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” — Thomas Jefferson
121. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” — Paulo Coelho
122. “A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” — Colin Powell
123. “There is simply no substitute for hard work when it comes to achieving success.” — Heather Bresch
124. “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” — Pele
125. “No great achiever – even those who made it seem easy – ever succeeded without hard work.” — Jonathan Sacks
126. “The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.” — Harry Golden
127. “There is no substitute for hard work.” — Thomas Edison
128. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” — Babe Ruthprofessional baseball player
129. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”—John D. Rockefeller
130. “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”— Jim Rohn
131. “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
132. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
133. “If you can push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking a risk, really amazing things can happen.” — Marissa Mayer
134. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” — Theodore Roosevelt
135. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine
136. “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” — Michael Jordan
137. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” — Nelson Mandela
138. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey
139. “The Ultimate Measure Of A Man Is Not Where He Stands In Moments Of Comfort And Convenience, But Where He Stands At Times Of Challenge And Controversy.” – Martin Luther King
140. “Being Challenged In Life Is Inevitable, Being Defeated Is Optional.” — Roger Crawford
141. “Life’s Challenges Are Not Supposed To Paralyze You, They’re Supposed To Help You Discover Who You Are.” — Bernice Johnson Reagon
142. “When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back.” – Paulo Coelho
143. “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” — Ray Goforth
144. “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” — Herman Melville
145. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” — Richard Branson
146. “It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. It doesn’t matter how many times you almost get it right. No one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you because all that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are.” — Mark Cuban, entrepreneur
147. “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, founder
148. “The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something.” — Seth Godin
149. “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” — Drew Houston
150. “Failure Will Never Overtake Me If My Determination To Succeed Is Strong Enough.” – Og Mandino
151. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” — George Addair
152. “Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” – Jack Canfield
153. “Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”  — Thomas Edison
154. “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” — Henry Ford
155. “Failure is success if we learn from it.” – Malcolm Forbes
156. “Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I’ve met people who don’t want to try for fear of failing.” – J.K. Rowling
157. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty—six times I’ve been trusted to take the game—winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
158. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” — Zig Ziglar
159. “I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realise I should have been more specific.”— Lily Tomlin
160. “The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.” — Will Rogers
161. “I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.” – Benjamin Franklin
162. “When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’” – Sydney Harris
163. “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs… one step at a time.” – Joe Girard
164. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison
165. “You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Sam Levenson, American humorist
166. “Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever you were gonna do anyway.“ – Robert Downey Jr., American actor
167. “Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.” – Dale Carnegie
168. “Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers, American actor
169. ”Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life, but it ain’t how hard you can hit. It’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. It’s how much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.” – Rocky
170. “Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something, not even me. Alright? You dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.” – Chris Gardner
171. “The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” – Jordan Belfort, Wolf of the Wall Street
172. “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” – Gandalf
173. “Great men are not born great, they grow great.” – Vito Corleone
174. “Some people can’t believe in themselves until someone else believes in them first.” – Sean Maguire
175. “Why do we fall sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.” – Alfred
176. “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris
177. “After a while, you learn to ignore the names people call you and just trust who you are.” – Shrek
178. “Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.” – Benjamin Button
179. “What we do in life echoes in eternity.” – Maximus
180. “Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.” – Alan Turing
181. “Every man dies, but not every man really lives.” – William Wallace
182. “Someone I once knew wrote that we walk away from our dreams afraid that we may fail or worse yet, afraid we may succeed.” – Forrester
183. “It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices.” – Dumbledore
184. “There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. We are all different. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope.” – Stephen Hawking
185. “The accident is your training. Life is a choice. You can choose to be a victim or anything else you’d like to be.” – Socrates
186. “In this lifetime, you don’t have to prove nothing to nobody, except yourself. And after what you’ve gone through, if you haven’t done that by now, it ain’t gonna never happen.” – Fortune
187. It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great. – Jimmy Dugan
188. “Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it, or learn from it.” – Rafiki
189. “No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” – John Keating
190. “You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.” – Eames
191. “Find a truly original idea. It is the only way I will ever distinguish myself. It is the only way I will ever matter.” – John Nash
192. “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” — Steve Jobs
193. “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” —H. Jackson Brown Jr.
194. “The more I want to get something done the less I call it work.” — Richard Bach
195. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” — Muhammad Ali, American professional boxer
196. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” — Karen Lamb
197. “Someday is not a day of the week.” — Janet Dailey
198. “What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
199.  “Make each day your masterpiece.” —  John Wooden
200. “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” — Aristotle

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