Paul Haarman-The Top 25 Quotes for Entrepreneurs: Advice and Inspiration from Founders of Famous Start-up

  1. “Start-ups are hard. If it were easy, everyone would do it.” – Mark Zuckerberg
  2. “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.”- Scott Belsky
  3. “I’m ready to die for the sake of the company; that is how strongly I feel about it.” – Steve Jobs (he said this when he was working on Apple)
  4. “The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that changing quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”- Mark Zuckerberg
  5. “I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.”- Steve Jobs
  6. “If you’re going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception; it’s a prevailing attitude.” – Colin Powell
  7. “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.” – Larry Ellison (he dropped out of college)
  8. “Our goal is simple: It is to add shareholder value… How we do it technically doesn’t matter as much as doing it.”- Paul Allen (he co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates)
  9. “I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one. And I’m still fanatical, but now I’m a bit more relaxed about it. You have to fight hard to get your enthusiasm back – and that’s hard when you’re in your fifties.”- Anita Roddick (she founded the Body Shop)
  10. “The public isn’t a moron; they’re your boss.” – Harry S Truman (he was the 33rd President of the United States)
  11. “I think my biggest strength is looking at something and saying no… It’s straightforward to say yes.”- Tony Hsieh (he is CEO of Zappos)
  12. “It comes down to trying to uncover what will be right for customers and then building it, as opposed to building what you think will be right.”- Tony Hsieh
  13. “One of the things I tell entrepreneurs is that there are two ways to make money: You can come up with ideas that people want and can use. And those tend to be fewer and further between. Or you can execute better than other people out there who are already doing similar things.” – Jason Calacanis
  14. “The best startups generally come from somebody needing something badly and figuring out how to build it.” – Mark Zuckerberg
  15. “The first step is you need to bring an idea for a product into the world; then, you need to deliver it; then, you need iterate on that product over and over again. And then, you need to be open to new ideas that might want to become products.”- Ben Silbermann (he is the founder of Pinterest)
  16. “It’s tough when you are in the middle of it, but when I look back at what we did… We took some tools and technology that existed and figured out how to make them more accessible for people who didn’t understand technology.” – Mark Zuckerberg
  17. “I always said that if I failed, I wouldn’t regret it, but I would regret not trying. – Richard Branson (he is an English business magnate, best known for his Virgin brand of more than 400 companies)
  18. “If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. Also, If anything goes well, then you did it.” – Steve Jobs
  19. “The reason was straightforward: I didn’t want people above me giving me additional responsibility because they felt sorry for me… I wanted to make sure that when the company went public or sold that there were plenty of people who could do my job better than I could.”- Mary Lou Jepsen (she is an American engineer and executive who co-founded One Laptop per Child)
  20. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  21. “It was an auspicious time to start a company; financing was available, the Internet had started to take off in a big way, and there were these new paradigms that people hadn’t realized existed.”- Steve Chen (he is a Taiwanese American programmer. Along with Jawed Karim, he co-founded YouTube)
  22. “Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.” – Donald Trump
  23. “I’ve always thought of myself as more on the aggressive than the reflective side… I think it’s worked pretty well for me.” – Bill Gates
  24. “People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully.”- Steve Jobs
  25. “Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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