Inspirational Quotes from Influential Entrepreneurs

1. “ 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.

2. “My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long University education that I never had — every day I’m learning something new.”
-Richard Branson, founder Virgin Group

3. “Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.”
– Oprah Winfrey, media proprietor

4. “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.

5. “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

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

7. “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

8. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.”
– Richard Branson, founder Virgin Group

9. “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

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

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

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

13. “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

14. “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

15. “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

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

17. “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

18. “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

19. “Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.”
-Howard Schultz, Starbucks CEO

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

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

22. “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.

23. “There are 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

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

25. “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

26. “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

27. “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

28. “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

29. “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.

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

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

32. “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.”
– Guy Kawasaki, co-founder Alltop

33. “I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one.”
– Bill Gates, co-founder Microsoft

34. “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

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

36. “If hard work is the key to success, most people would rather pick the lock.”
– Claude McDonald

37. “Have the end in mind and every day make sure you’re working towards it.”
-Ryan Allis, co-founder and CEO iContact

38. “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

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

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

41.“Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.”
– Drew Houston, co-founder and CEO Dropbox

42. “Fail often so you can succeed sooner.”
– Tom Kelley, founder Ideo

43. “The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake – you can’t learn anything from being perfect”
– Adam Osborne

44. “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently… A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.”
-Henry Ford, founder Ford Motor Company

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

46. “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

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

48. “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.”
– Dale Carnegie

49. “The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow”
– Ingvar Kamprad, founder Ikea

50. “Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life.”
– John F. Kennedy

51. “When times are bad is when the real entrepreneurs emerge.”
-Robert Kiyosaki, founder Cashflow Technologies Inc.

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

53. “If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it’s moving you away from your goals.”
– Brian Tracy, CEO Brian Tracy International

54. “Success is not in what you have, but who you are.”
-Bo Bennett, founder eBookit.com

55. “Failure is not about insecurity, it’s about lack of execution.”
– Jeffery Gitomer, business trainer

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