45 Inspiring Quotes for Startups


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Whether you’re an early stage start-up, growing at a success rate that you’ve never dreamt, or just contemplating making the leap to entrepreneurship, we all need a little inspiration.

Entrepreneurs who follow their dreams and are driven by passion can have bad days too. We’re sure these 45 quotes will power you through to bring out your best.

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45 Inspiring Quotes for Startups

  1. Forty-Five Inspiring Quotes for Startups
  2. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” - Alan Kay, GUI pioneer and computer scientist
  3. “A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” - Steve Jobs, Co- founder of Apple
  4. “Connect, create meaning, make a difference, matter, be missed.” - Seth Godin, marketer and best- selling author
  5. “Always deliver more than expected.” - Larry Page, co- founder of Google
  6. "You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." - Maya Angelou, world renowned poet and activist
  7. “Nine out of ten businesses fail; so I came up with a foolproof plan — create ten businesses.” - Robert Kiyosaki, author and investor
  8. "You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky, world’s greatest hockey player
  9. “Your brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room.” - Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon
  10. “If everything seems under control, you’ re just not going fast enough.” - Mario Andretti, legendary race car driver
  11. “Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you” - Mark Cuban, Serial entrepreneur
  12. “It’s much easier to double your business by doubling your conversion rate than by doubling your traffic.” - Jeff Eisenberg, entrepreneur
  13. “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” - Bill Gates, co- founder of Microsoft
  14. “Stop sketching, start building.” - Dennis Crowley, founder of Foursquare
  15. “The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.” - Arthur C. Clarke, legendary sci-fi writer
  16. “If plan “A” fails — remember you have 25 letters left.” - Chris Guillebeau, author and entrepreneur
  17. “You can’t learn in school what the world is going to do next year.” - Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Company
  18. “Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you.” - Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO
  19. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” - Walt Disney, Co- Founder Walt Disney Co.
  20. “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” - Guy Kawasaki, Alltop Co-Founder and Entrepreneur
  21. “The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.” - Marc Benioff, Salesforce CEO
  22. “Any time is a good time to start a company.” - Ron Conway, Noted Startup Investor, SV Angel
  23. “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk, Author of “Fight Club”
  24. “When you cease to dream you cease to live.” - Malcolm Forbes, Publisher of Forbes Magazine
  25. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” - Sir Richard Branson, Business magnate
  26. “Some people dream of success... while others wake up and work hard at it.” - Mark Zuckerberg, Founder of Facebook
  27. “If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” - Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn Co-Founder and Venture Capitalist
  28. “Focus on the long term, and always do what’s right to grow the company and not make short-term decisions. Outlast everyone. ” - Adam D’Angelo, Co- founder and CEO Quora
  29. “One can get anything if he is willing to help enough others get what they want.” - Zig Ziglar, Motivational Speaker and Author
  30. “Every time we launch a feature, people yell at us.” - Angelo Sotira, DeviantART co- founder
  31. “Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop.” - Jeffrey Zeldman, A List Apart Publisher
  32. “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” - Thomas Edison, Co-founder of General Electric
  33. “Get five or six of your smartest friends in a room and ask them to rate your idea.” - Mark Pincus, Zynga CEO
  34. “The best startups generally come from somebody needing to scratch an itch.” - Michael Arrington, TechCrunch founder and co-editor
  35. “The last 10% it takes to launch something takes as much energy as the first 90%.” - Rob Kalin, Etsy founder
  36. “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, Github Co-founder
  37. “I try not to make any decisions that I’ m not excited about.” - Jake Nickell, Threadless founder and CEO
  38. “See things in the present, even if they are in the future.” - Larry Ellison, Oracle co-founder
  39. “Don’t worry about funding if you don’t need it. Today it’s cheaper to start a business than ever.” - Noah Everett, Twitpic founder
  40. “I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars — I look for 1-foot bars that I can step over.” - Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO
  41. “Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” - Howard Schultz, Starbucks CEO
  42. “We are really competing against ourselves, we have no control over how other people perform.” - Pete Cashmore, Mashable founder and CEO
  43. “Don’t be afraid to assert yourself, have confidence in your abilities and don’t let the bastards get you down.” - Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg L.P. founder
  44. “Trust your instincts.” - Estee Lauder, Estee Lauder founder
  45. “When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue.” - Josh James, Omniture CEO and co-founder
  46. “To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don’t, you’re going to regret it.” - Catherine Cook, MyYearbook
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