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49 Motivational Quotes for Startups (SUCCESS)

Top 10 Quotes for Startups by Successful Entrepreneurs (BEST)

Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you. - Tony Hsieh
Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you. – Tony Hsieh
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. - Bill Gates
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. – Bill Gates
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
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
Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once. - Drew Houston
Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once. – Drew Houston
Always look for the fool in the deal. If you don’t find one, it’s you. - Mark Cuban
Always look for the fool in the deal. If you don’t find one, it’s you. – Mark Cuban
You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over. - Richard Branson
You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over. – Richard Branson
If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business. - Ray Kroc
If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business. – Ray Kroc
I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. - Steve Jobs
I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. – Steve Jobs
Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success. - Biz Stone
Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success. – Biz Stone
Fortunes are built during the down market and collected in the up market. - Jason Calacanis
Fortunes are built during the down market and collected in the up market. – Jason Calacanis

14 Inspirational Quotes to Inspire Successful Startups

Hard work works harder than luck! - Germany Kent
Hard work works harder than luck! – Germany Kent
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. - Winston Churchill
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. – Winston Churchill
Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph a beginning, a struggle and a victory. - Mahatma Gandhi
Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle and a victory. – Mahatma Gandhi
You don’t build a business, you build people, then people build the business. - Zig Ziglar
You don’t build a business, you build people, then people build the business. – Zig Ziglar
Don’t be afraid to assert yourself, have confidence in your abilities, and don’t let the bastards get you down. - Michael Bloomberg
Don’t be afraid to assert yourself, have confidence in your abilities, and don’t let the bastards get you down. – Michael Bloomberg
It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. - Babe Ruth
It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. – Babe Ruth
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor. - Elon Musk
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor. – Elon Musk
The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something. - Seth Godin
The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something. – Seth Godin
If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough. - Mario Andretti
If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough. – Mario Andretti
Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical. - Howard Schultz
Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical. – Howard Schultz
Diligence is the mother of good luck. - Benjamin Franklin
Diligence is the mother of good luck. – Benjamin Franklin
Theory is splendid but until put into practice, it is valueless. - James Cash Penney
Theory is splendid but until put into practice, it is valueless. – James Cash Penney
Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion. - Jack Welch
Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion. – Jack Welch
A small business is an amazing way to serve and leave an impact on the world you live in. - Nicole Snow
A small business is an amazing way to serve and leave an impact on the world you live in. – Nicole Snow

21 Wise Quotes for Startups and Entrepreneurs (WISDOM)

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into smaller manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”

Mark Twain
Business is still more often about whom you know, not what you know. - Alejandro Cremades
Business is still more often about whom you know, not what you know. – Alejandro Cremades
Get big quietly, so you don’t tip off potential competitors. - Chris Dixon
Get big quietly, so you don’t tip off potential competitors. – Chris Dixon
Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress. - Seth Godin
Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress. – Seth Godin
I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars — I look for 1-foot bars that I can step over. - Warren Buffett
I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars — I look for 1-foot bars that I can step over. – Warren Buffett
If you are a company of one, your mind-set is to build your business around your life, not the other way around. - Paul Jarvis
If you are a company of one, your mind-set is to build your business around your life, not the other way around. – Paul Jarvis
So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard. - Caterina Fake
So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard. – Caterina Fake
Don’t be cocky. Don’t be flashy. There’s always someone better than you. - Tony Hsieh
Don’t be cocky. Don’t be flashy. There’s always someone better than you. – Tony Hsieh
Stay self-funded as long as possible. - Garrett Camp
Stay self-funded as long as possible. – Garrett Camp
When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue. - Josh James
When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue. – Josh James
The product that wins is the one that bridges customers to the future, not the one that requires a giant leap. - Aaron Levie
The product that wins is the one that bridges customers to the future, not the one that requires a giant leap. – Aaron Levie
Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers. - Stephen R. Covey
Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers. – Stephen R. Covey
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic. - Dale Carnegie
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic. – Dale Carnegie
See things in the present, even if they are in the future. - Larry Ellison
See things in the present, even if they are in the future. – Larry Ellison
No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team. - Reid Hoffman
No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team. – Reid Hoffman
Make something people want includes making a company that people want to work for. - Sahil Lavingia
“Make something people want” includes making a company that people want to work for. – Sahil Lavingia
Turn a perceived risk into an asset. - Aaron Patzer
Turn a perceived risk into an asset. – Aaron Patzer
Spend time upfront to invest in systems and processes to make long-term growth sustainable. - Jeff Platt
Spend time upfront to invest in systems and processes to make long-term growth sustainable. – Jeff Platt
Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop. - Jeffrey Zeldman
Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop. – Jeffrey Zeldman
In the end, every startup is different. But in the beginning every startup is the same. - Richie Norton
In the end, every startup is different. But in the beginning every startup is the same. – Richie Norton
In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination. – Steve Case

4 Quotes to Inspire Startup Ideas

“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
You just have to pay attention to what people need and what has not been done. - Russell Simmons
You just have to pay attention to what people need and what has not been done. – Russell Simmons
Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect. - Jack Dorsey
Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect. – Jack Dorsey
If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success. - James Cameron
If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success. – James Cameron

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