• “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great” — Joe Sarah

 

  • “When I want to think, I sit. When I want to change, I act.” — Japanese Proverb

 

  • “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” — Bill Cosby

 

  • “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” — Alan Kay, Computer Scientist

 

  • “Winners have simply formed the habit of doing things losers don’t like to do” — Sir Winston Churchill

 

  • “There are people that sit and talk about where they want to be, and there are people who go out and be who they want to be” — Anonymous

 

  • “Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare ” — Japanese Proverb

 

  • “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” –Anonymous

 

  • “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”–Albert Einstein

 

  • “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” –George Lorimer

 

  • “Those who are willing to take action and take risks succeed. The others fade quickly.” –Bradley Smith

 

  • “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance” — Derek Bok

 

  • “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 can’t” — A student in Warren G. Tracy’s class

 

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

 

  • “If you start with nothing and end up with nothing, there’s nothing lost.” — Michael Dunlop

 

  • “The biggest failure you can have in life is not trying at all.” — Emil Motycka

 

  • “All that you need to become an entrepreneur and change the world is a working brain — and pretty much nothing else.” — Adora Svitak

 

  • “Make it happen now, not tomorrow. Tomorrow is a loser’s excuse.” — Andrew Fashion

 

  • “I like computer games and I treat business a bit like a computer game. I count money as points. I’m doing really well: making lots of money and lots of points.” — Michael Dunlop

 

  • “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” — Florence Nightingale

 

  • “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” — Amelia Earhart

 

  • “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” — John Lennon

 

  • “You can’t fall if you don’t climb. But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground.” — Unknown

 

  • “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” — Zig Ziglar, author, salesman, and motivational speaker.

 

  • “Don’t try to be original, just try to be good.” — Paul Rand, graphic designer.

 

  • “I’m not afraid of dying, I’m afraid of not trying.” — Jay Z, musician.

 

  • “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” — Dr. Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich.

 

  • “In every success story, you will find someone who has made a courageous decision.” — Peter F. Drucker

 

  • “If you can dream it, you can do it.” — Walt Disney

 

  • “We must train from the inside out. Using our strengths to attack and nullify any weaknesses. It’s not about denying a weakness may exist but about denying its right to persist.” — Vince McConnell

 

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

 

  • “Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit.” — Conrad Hilton

 

  • “Failure isn’t failure unless you don’t learn from it.” — Dr. Ronald Niednagel

 

  • “The greatest discovery of my generation is that people can alter their lives by altering their attitudes.” — William James

 

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

 

  • ”Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company”– Booker T. Washington

 

  • ”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, chairman and CEO Berkshire Hathaway

 

  • “How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top.”– Yvon Chouinard, founder Patagonia

 

  • “To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don’t, you’re going to regret it.” — Catherine Cook, co-founder of MyYearbook.

 

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

 

  • “You can’t ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.”– Steve Jobs, founder, chairman and CEO Apple Inc.

 

  • “Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.” — Jim Rohn

 

  • “Stay self-funded as long as possible.” — Garrett Camp, founder Expa, Uber and StumbleUpon

 

  • “Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you.” –Mark Cuban

 

  • “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, founder Pinterest

 

  • “Before dreaming about the future or making plans, you need to articulate what you already have going for you – as entrepreneurs do.”– Reid Hoffman, co-founder LinkedIn

 

  • “An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.”– Roy Ash, co-founder Litton Industries

 

  • “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” — Steve Jobs, founder, chairman and CEO Apple Inc.

 

  • “If you want to be an entrepreneur, its not a job, it’s a lifestyle. It defines you. Forget about vacations, about going home at 6pm – last thing at night you’ll send emails, first thing in the morning you’ll read emails, and you’’ wake up in the middle of the night. But its hugely rewarding as you’re fulfilling something for yourself.” — Niklas Zennstrom, founder Skype and Kazaa

 

  • “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

 

  • “The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.”– Marc Benioff, CEO Salesforce

 

  • “Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.”– Napoleon Hill

 

  • “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 Wendy’s

 

  • “Make your team feel respected, empowered and genuinely excited about the company’s mission.”– Tim Westergen, Pandora Founder

 

  • “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” — Bill Gates, founder and CEO Microsoft

 

  • “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, founder and CEO Facebook

 

  • “Don’t play games that you don’t understand, even if you see lots of other people making money from them.” — Tony Hsieh, CEO Zappos

 

  • “Always deliver more than expected.” — Larry Page, co-founder Google

 

  • “We are really competing against ourselves, we have no control over how other people perform.”– Pete Cashmore, founder and CEO Mashable

 

  • “You just have to pay attention to what people need and what has not been done.”– Russell Simmons, found Def Jam Records

 

  • “I had to make my own living and my own opportunity! But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them!” — Madam C.J. Walker

 

  • “Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.” — Robert T. Kiyosaki, author, entrepreneur

 

  • “If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” — Mario Andretti

 

  • “I’ve always worked very, very hard, and the harder I worked, the luckier I got.” — Alan Bond

 

  • “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” — Michael Jordan

 

  • “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” — Vince Lombardi

 

  • “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” — Maxwell

 

  • “Learn by doing. Theory is nice, but nothing replaces actual experience. “– Tony Hsieh

 

  • “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,

 

  • “If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” — James Cameron

 

  • “In a startup, things seem great one moment and hopeless the next. And by next, I mean a couple hours later. “– Paul Graham

 

  • “Go for it now. The future is promised to no one” — Wayne Dyer

 

  • “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” –George Hala

 

  • “Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” — Peter F. Drucker

 

  • “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure” — Paulo Coelho

 

  • “If you aren’t getting rejected on a daily basis, your goals aren’t ambitious enough.” –Chris Dixon, Co-Founder Hunch

 

  • “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

  • “If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.” — Warren Buffett

 

  • “Entrepreneurs average 3.8 failures before final success. What sets the successful ones apart is their amazing persistence” — Lisa M. Amos

 

  • “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” –Colin Powell

 

  • “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”– Steve Jobs, Co-founder, CEO, Chairman Apple Inc.

 

  • “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, founder Virgin Group

 

  • “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, CEO, Chairman Apple Inc.

 

  • “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 and CEO Amazon

 

  • “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t — you’re right.”– Henry Ford, Founder Ford Motor Company

 

  • “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” –Mary Kay Ash, Founder Mary Kay Cosmetics

 

  • “When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue.”  –Josh James, co-founder and CEO Omniture, founder and CEO Domo

 

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

 

  • “Entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create.”– David Karp, founder and CEO Tumblr

 

  • “The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something.”– Seth Godin, founder Squidoo

 

  • “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 Github

 

  • “The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.” — Reid Hoffman, co-founder LinkedIn

 

  • “I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars — I look for 1-foot bars that I can step over.”–Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO Berkshire Hathaway

 

  • “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson

 

  • “We were young, but we had good advice and good ideas and lots of enthusiasm.” –Bill Gate

 

  • “The middle of every successful project looks like a disaster” — Rosabeth Moss Kanter

 

  • “If you don’t have a competitive advantage, don’t compete.” — Jack Welch

 

  • “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” –Steve Jobs

 

  • “Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.” — Henry Drummond

 

  • “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.” — Tommy Lasorda

 

  • “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” –Winston Churchill

 

  • “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing can help the man with the wrong attitude.” –Jefferson

 

  • “Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.” — Jack London

 

  • “Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true. “ — Leon J. Suenes

 

  • “In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination.”– Steve Case, co-founder AOL

 

  • “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, president and editor in chief The Huffington Post Media Group

 

  • “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, founder SPANX

 

  • “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”– Walt Disney, founder Disney

 

  • “High expectations are the key to everything.”– Sam Walton, founder Walmart

 

  • “Don’t be afraid to assert yourself, have confidence in your abilities and don’t let the bastards get you down.” — Michael Bloomberg, founder Bloomberg L.P.

 

  • “There’s 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 Evernote

 

  • “Everything started as nothing.” –Ben Weissenstein, founder and CEO The Entitled Group

 

  • “The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.”– Debbi Fields, found Mrs. Fields Cookies

 

  • “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, co-founder AOL

 

  • “Empower yourself and realize the importance of contributing to the world by living your talent. Work on what you love. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.”– Catharina Bruns, Founder WorkIsNotaJob

 

  • “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, executive, head coach, player NFL

 

  • “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” — Steve Jobs, Co-founder, CEO, Chairman Apple Inc.

 

  • “If you’re passionate about something and you work hard, then I think you will be successful.”– Pierre Omidyar, founder and chairman eBay

 

  • “Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.” — Jack Dorsey, founder Twitter

 

  • “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 Flickr

 

  • “It is always the start that requires the greatest effort.”–James Cash Penney, founder and CEO J.C. Penny

 

  • “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” — Maya Angelou

 

  • “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” –Tony Robbins

 

  • “Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

 

  • “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” –Thomas Edison, General Electric Co-founder

 

  • “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, Apple Inc. co-founder

 

  • “The last 10% it takes to launch something takes as much energy as the first 90%.” — Rob Kalin, Etsy founder

 

  • “Every day that we spent not improving our products was a wasted day.” — Joel Spolsky, Stack Overflow co-founder

 

  • “Anything that is measured and watched, improves.” — Bob Parsons, GoDaddy founder

 

  • “Fortunes are built during the down market and collected in the up market.” — Jason Calacanis, LAUNCH Ticker founder

 

  • “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, 500Startups co-founder

 

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

 

  • “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

 

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

 

  • “A person who is quietly confident makes the best leader.” — Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures co-founder

 

  • “We are really competing against ourselves, we have no control over how other people perform.” — Pete Cashmore, Mashable founder and CEO

 

  • “Even if you don’t have the perfect idea to begin with, you can likely adapt.” — Victoria Ransom, Wildfire Interactive co-founder

 

  • “High expectations are the key to everything.” — Sam Walton, Walmart founder

 

  • “You just have to pay attention to what people need and what has not been done.” — Russell Simmons, Def Jam founder

 

  • “If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.” — Ray Kroc, McDonald’s founder

 

  • “Theory is splendid but until put into practice, it is valueless.” — James Cash Penney, J.C. Penney founder

 

  • “The longer you’re not taking action the more money you’re losing” — Carrie Wilkerson

 

  • “Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure” –Napoleon Hill

 

  • “He who begins many things finishes but few” — German Proverb

 

  • “Lend your friend $20, if he doesn’t pay you back then he’s not your friend. Money well spent” — Ted Nicolas

 

  • “To win without risk is to triumph without glory” — Corneille

 

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

 

  • “Optimism helps us persevere. Life isn’t easy. But life is always good.” — John Jacobs, co-founder, “Life Is Good” clothing brand

 

  • “The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer not a dreamer.”– Nolan Bushnell, founder Atari and Chuck-E-Cheese’s

 

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

 

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

 

  • “I’ve learned that mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success.”– Jack Welch, chairman and CEO General Electric

 

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

 

  • “There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.” — Jason Fried, founder of 37signal.

 

  • “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” — Chinese proverb.

 

  • “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, head coach of the Green Bay Packers (1959-1967).

 

  • “If you don’t know what to do with your life, do something that saves lives. The world is full of of people in need, be the part of their life that fills that need.” — Sanjeev Saxena.

 

  • “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” — Confucius.

 

  • “I hate how many people think, “glass half-empty” when their glass is really four-fifths full. I’m grateful when I have one drop in the glass because I know exactly what to do with it.” — Gary Vaynerchuk, co-founder and CEO of VaynerMedia.

 

  • “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” — Babe Ruth, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer.

 

  • “For all of the most important things, the timing always sucks. Waiting for a good time to quit your job? 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.”– Timothy Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Work Week.

 

  • “Fail often so you can succeed sooner.” — Tom Kelley, Ideo partner.

 

  • “It’s not about how many years of experience you have. It’s about the quality of your years of experience.” — Jacob Cass

 

  • “If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions.” — Catherine Cook

 

  • “If you pursued something that you felt strongly about, then I call that success.” — Adora Svitak

 

  • “I like the idea of working hard now, so you can earn big later.” — Alex Fraiser

 

  • “Failures are the stepping stones to success.” — Farrhad Acidwalla

 

  • “I hope my companies will help create value and make people happier in the long run. That’s what I’m in it for.” –Mark Bao

 

  • “The hardest part about being an entrepreneur is that you’ll fail ten times for every success.” — Adam Horwitz

 

  • “You always want to surround yourself with people who are rooting for you and who want you to succeed. Stay away from the naysayers who couldn’t do it themselves.” — Arjun Rai

 

  • “If you can’t communicate, you’re going to find yourself a lonely business person.” — Keith J. Davis Jr.

 

  • “Starting your own business is like riding a roller coaster. There are highs and lows and every turn you take is another twist. The lows are really low, but the highs can be really high. You have to be strong, keep your stomach tight, and ride along with the roller coaster that you started.” — Lindsay Manseau

 

  • “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” –Joshua Marine

 

  • “Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy.” — Jimmy Spithill

 

  • “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” — Steve Jobs

 

  • “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” — Mark Twain

 

  • “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” — Anais Nin

 

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

 

  • “Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” –Teddy Roosevelt

 

  • “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” — George Addair

 

  • “Fall seven times and stand up eight.” –Japanese proverb

 

  • “The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” — Chinese proverb

 

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

 

  • “The media wants overnight successes (so they have someone to tear down). Ignore them. Ignore the early adopter critics that never have enough to play with. Ignore your investors that want proven tactics and predictable instant results. Listen instead to your real customers, to your vision and make something for the long haul. Because that’s how long it’s going to take, guys. – Seth Godin, author, entrepreneur, marketer, and public speaker.

 

  • “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King, Jr., pastor, activist, humanitarian and Civil Rights leader.

 

  • “In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.” — David Ogilvy, co-founder of Ogilvy & Mather.

 

  • “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, Chairman of AXS TV, Owner of Landmark Theaters.

 

  • “The entrepreneur is essentially a visualizer and actualizer. He can visualize something, and when he visualizes it he sees exactly how to make it happen.” — Robert L. Schwartz

 

  • “If you’re not doing the things that you love, then your life is not worth living. What are you here for?” — King Sidharth

 

  • “Start today, not tomorrow. If anything, you should have started yesterday. The earlier you start, the more time you have to mess up.” — Emil Motycka

 

  • “There’s no committee that says, ‘This is the type of person who can change the world – and you can’t.’ Realizing that anyone can do it is the first step. The next step is figuring out how you’re going to do it.” — Adora Svitak

 

  • “Every single person I know who is successful at what they do is successful because they love doing it.” — Joe Penna

 

  • “You could have a million ideas, but they’re all worthless if you don’t get them done.” — Lauren Amarante

 

  • “Success comes down to hard work plus passion, over time. If you work really, really hard over a long period of time, it will pay off.” — Stanley Tang

 

  • “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” — George Eliot


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