StartUp Quotes

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StartUp Quotes

“Whatever you’re thinking, think bigger.” — Tony Hsieh

“The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.” — Walt Disney

“Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” — Guy Kawasaki

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” — Babe Ruth

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

“Always deliver more than expected.” — Larry Page

“Done is better than perfect.” — Sheryl Sandberg

“Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” — Henry Ford

“Always wake up with a smile knowing that today you are going to have fun accomplishing what others are too afraid to do.” — Mark Cuban

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” — Jim Rohn

“Forget about your competitors, just focus on your customers.” — Jack Ma

“When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue.” — Josh James

“Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” — Steve Jobs

“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” — Sheryl Sandberg

“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” — Eric Thomas

“Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.” — Thomas A. Edison

“High expectations are the key to everything.” — Sam Walton

“Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” — Drew Houston

“A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” — Steve Jobs

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” — Winston Churchill

“I could either watch it happen or be a part of it.” — Elon Musk

“You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to live for.” — Ted Turner

“Life is a game. Money is how we keep score.” — Ted Turner

“The only thing worse than starting something and failing is not starting something.” — Seth Godin

“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

“Customers don’t care about your solution. They care about their problems.” — Dave McClure

“Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress.” — Seth Godin

“Any time is a good time to start a company.” — Ron Conway

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

“Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” — Henry Ford

“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

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.” — Richard Branson

“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

“When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for people telling you that you are nuts.” — Larry Ellison

“Chase the vision, not the money. The money will end up following you.” — Tony Hsieh

“I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one.” — Bill Gates

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

“Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” — Biz Stone

“Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.” — Henry Ford

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

“Not having a clear goal leads to death by a thousand compromises.” — Mark Pincus

“If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.” — John D. Rockefeller

“If you are going through hell, keep going.” — Winston Churchill

“80% of your sales come from 20% of your clients.” — Pareto principle

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.” — Henry Ford

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

“Diligence is the mother of good luck.” — Benjamin Franklin

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

“Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.” — Elon Musk

“Nothing works better than just improving your product.” — Joel Spolsky

“I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.” — Venus Williams

“Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead.” — Nelson Mandela

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” — Mark Twain

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.” — Steve Jobs

“You jump off a cliff and you assemble an airplane on the way down.” — Reid Hoffman

“Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.” — Mark Zuckerberg

“The very first company I started failed with a great bang. The second one failed a little bit less, but still failed. The third one, you know, proper failed, but it was kind of okay. I recovered quickly. Number four almost didn’t fail. It still didn’t really feel great, but it did okay. Number five was PayPal.” — Max Levchin

“You can be comfortable in your career or extraordinary. Which one are you going to be?” — Sally Hogshead

“Our industry does not respect tradition. It only respects innovation.” — Satya Nadella

“If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” — Reid Hoffman

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

“Micromanage the process, not the people.” — Joe Apfelbaum

“The world is not changed by people who sort of care.” — Sally Hogshead

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

““Make something people want” includes making a company that people want to work for.” — Sahil Lavingia

“There is only one boss. The customer.” — Sam Walton

“It’s not that we need new ideas, but we need to stop having old ideas.” — Edwin H. Land

“Don’t start a company unless it’s an obsession and something you love. If you have an exit strategy, it’s not an obsession.” — Mark Cuban

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

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” — Steve Jobs

“Running a startup is like being punched in the face repeatedly, but working for a large company is like being waterboarded.” — Paul Graham

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

“No business plan survives first contact with customers.” — Steve Blank

“Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle and a victory.” — Mahatma Gandhi

“Eliminate all the unimportant opportunities.” — Mike Markkula

“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

“We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work.” — Thomas A. Edison

“Ideas are commodity. Execution of them is not.” — Michael Dell

“Real artists ship.” — Steve Jobs

“If your sole focus is money, you may create a successful startup. But if it’s impact, you can probably create history.” — Sharad Vivek Sagar

“80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.” — Pareto principle

“Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is.” — Mark Cuban

“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

“Unless you are a fortune-teller, long-term business planning is a fantasy.” — Jason Fried

“The cost of hiring someone bad is so much greater than missing out on someone good.” — Joe Kraus

“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” — Wayne Gretzy

“Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” — Parkinson’s law

“I think the single most reassuring thing about doing a startup is knowing in advance how difficult it is going to be.” — Jared Tame

“The most important thing is not to let fundraising get you down. Startups live or die on morale. If you let the difficulty of raising money destroy your morale, it will become a self-fulfilling prophecy.” — Paul Graham

“Having a great startup pitch has more to do with setting up and running a great company than optimizing some type of sales process to investors. Great investors can see through most tactics that you will use in the pitch process, so the best fundraising strategy is to build a great company.” — Ken Howery

“Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week, to avoid working 40 hours a week.” — Lori Greiner

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” — Karen Lamb

“If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” — Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

“Believe in your dreams and dream big. And then after you’ve done that, dream bigger.” — Howard Schultz

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

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” — Henry David Thoreau

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” — Bill Gates

“Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.” — Ann Landers

“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” — Will Rogers

“Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work.” — Robert Orben

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