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75 motivational quotes for entrepreneurs

  1. 1. 75 motivational quotes for entrepreneurs Dharmesh Suraj Bali @dharmeshsb
  2. 2. “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” Charles Darwin - best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory
  3. 3. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” Bruce Lee - martial arts & movie icon
  4. 4. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Albert Einstein one of the world’s greatest thinkers
  5. 5. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky - greatest hockey player ever
  6. 6. “If I’d observed all the rules, I’d never have got anywhere.” Marilyn Monroe successful model, actress & singer
  7. 7. “A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” Francis Bacon founder of the scientific method
  8. 8. “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” Thomas Edison inventor of the light bulb
  9. 9. “Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” Henry Ford – Founder Ford Motor Company
  10. 10. “Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.” John F. Kennedy 35th President of the United States
  11. 11. “If everyone is thinking alike then somebody isn’t thinking.” George S. Patton US Army General & considered one of the most successful field commanders in U.S history
  12. 12. “It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. ” Bill Gates Co-founder & Chairman of Microsoft
  13. 13. “To have a great idea, have a lot of them.” Thomas Edison 4th most prolific inventor in history
  14. 14. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Lao Tzu father of Taoism
  15. 15. “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” Jack London first fiction writer to obtain worldwide celebrity
  16. 16. “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” George Bernard Shaw co-founder London School of Economics
  17. 17. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney Founder of Walt Disney
  18. 18. “You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” Ted Turner media mogul
  19. 19. “When I was young I observed that nine out of every ten things I did were failures, so I did ten times more work.” George Bernard Shaw only person to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize in Literature (1925) and an Oscar (1938)
  20. 20. “The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.” Arthur C. Clarke sci-fi writer and author of “2001 A Space Odyssey”
  21. 21. “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the steps.” Confucius influential Chinese teacher, philosopher & political figure
  22. 22. “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” Michael Jordan greatest basketball player of all time
  23. 23. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” Aristotle student of Plato & teacher of Alexander the Great
  24. 24. “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas Edison General Electric co-founder
  25. 25. “If you want to succeed, strike out on new paths rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.” John D. Rockfeller revolutionized the petroleum industry
  26. 26. “The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something.” Seth Godin Squidoo founder, entrepeneur, blogger & author
  27. 27. “A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” Steve Jobs entrepreneur & inventor who revolutionized 6 industries
  28. 28. “There are people who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.” Mark Twain father of American literature
  29. 29. “A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.” Jack Dempsey World Heavyweight Champion (1919-1926)
  30. 30. “I’ve got a theory that if you give 100% all the time, somehow things will work out in the end.” Larry Bird 12-time NBA All-Star
  31. 31. “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century
  32. 32. “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
  33. 33. “You may delay, but time will not.” Benjamin Franklin one of the Founding Fathers of United States & inventor of the lightning rod
  34. 34. “Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.” William Shakespeare greatest writer in the English language
  35. 35. “Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.” Napolean Bonaparte one of the greatest military leaders in history
  36. 36. “It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.” Grace Hopper one of the pioneers for the development of computer
  37. 37. “An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.” Oscar Wilde one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s
  38. 38. “You don’t get another chance. Life is no Nintendo game.” Eminem one of the world's best-selling music artists
  39. 39. “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.” Philip Libin CEO of Evernote
  40. 40. “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” Napoleon Hill Author of “Think and Grow Rich”, one of the all-time best-selling books
  41. 41. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” Sir Richard Branson business magnate
  42. 42. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Thomas Edison holds 2,332 patents worldwide inventor of phonograph, light bulb & motion picture camera
  43. 43. “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” Michael Jordan holds the NBA records for highest career regular season scoring average
  44. 44. “Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” Ralph Waldo Emerson champion of individualism
  45. 45. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” Steve Jobs co-founder of Apple
  46. 46. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Alan Kay one of the pioneers of the PC, Graphical User Interface, Object Oriented Programming
  47. 47. “You’ve got to jump off cliffs and build your wings on the way down.” Ray Bradbury one of the most celebrated 20th-century American writers
  48. 48. “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” Mother Teresa 1979 Nobel Peace Prize
  49. 49. “Do, or do not. There is no try.” Yoda - Grand Master of the Jedi Order
  50. 50. “Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.” Coco Chanel founder of Chanel
  51. 51. “Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.” Winston Churchill one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century
  52. 52. “Lost time is never found again.” Benjamin Franklin inventor of the lightning rod & bifocals
  53. 53. “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 sportsman of the century
  54. 54. “When you cease to dream you cease to live. .” Malcolm Forbes Publisher of Forbes Magazine
  55. 55. “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 Amazon founder & CEO
  56. 56. “Think small to grow big. Keep your eye on the bigger picture, but don't slip on attention to detail.” Sir Richard Branson Virgin Group founder
  57. 57. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Albert Einstein the most influential physicist of the 20th century
  58. 58. “Some people dream of success... while others wake up and work hard at it.” Mark Zuckerberg Founder Facebook
  59. 59. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” Henry Ford - one of America's foremost industrialists
  60. 60. “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” Dalai Lama Political & Religious leader
  61. 61. “If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” Bruce Lee - revered martial artist, actor and filmmaker
  62. 62. “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” Chuck Palahniuk author of fight club
  63. 63. “If you want to be the best, you have to do things that other people aren't willing to do.” Michael Phelps won the most Olympic Medals in history
  64. 64. “We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” Buddha Religious leader
  65. 65. “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” Henry Ford revolutionized assembly-line for the automobile industry
  66. 66. “Smile. Listen. Agree. Then do whatever the fuck you wanted to do anyway.” Robert Downey Jr. Film Actor best known for Ironman
  67. 67. “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” Wayne Gretzky Hockey player nicknamed “The Great One”
  68. 68. “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” Thomas Jefferson American Founding Father
  69. 69. “Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.” John Wooden Basketball coach who won 10 national championships in a 12 year span with UCLA
  70. 70. “Start wide, expand further, and never look back.” Arnold Schwarzenegger Famous bodybuilder & Hollywood star
  71. 71. “I'd like to say to all my fans out there, thanks for the support. And to all my doubters, thank you very much because you guys have also pushed me.” Usain Bolt first man in history to set three world records in a single Olympic Game
  72. 72. “You want something, go get it. Period.” Will Smith Hollywood Star
  73. 73. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” Andre Gide won The Nobel Prize for Literature in 1947
  74. 74. “It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.” Steve Jobs pioneered the iPhone & iPad
  75. 75. “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 Creator of Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies
  76. 76. “Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.” Warren G. Tracy’s student