Inspiration, Motivation, Success

101 Amazing Quotes by Famous Entrepreneurs

Best Quotes by Popular Entrepreneurs

They are the owners and founder of big scale businesses; they are the personalities who have created big as well as well known brands. Here are some of the inspiring thoughts by famous entrepreneurs like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and more.

Quotes by Famous Entrepreneurs

  1. “Your reputation is more important than your paycheck, and your integrity is worth more than your career.” - Ryan Freitas
  2. “If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large.” - Jeff Bezos
  3. “Every time we launch a feature, people yell at us.” - Angelo Sotira
  4. “Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.” - Tony Hsieh
  5. “Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.” - Anthony Volodkin
  6. “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” - Thomas Edison
  7. “Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations.” - Tim O’Reilly
  8. “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” - Scott Belsky
  9. “Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.” - Jack Dorsey
  10. “There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.” - Jason Fried
  11. “Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop.” - Jeffrey Zeldman
  12. “Always look for the fool in the deal. If you don’t find one, it’s you.” - Mark Cuban
  13. “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
  14. “Get five or six of your smartest friends in a room and ask them to rate your idea.” - Mark Pincus
  15. “The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow.” - Ingvar Kamprad
  16. “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” - Drew Houston
  17. “If there’s something you want to build, but the tech isn’t there yet, just find the closest possible way to make it happen.” - Dennis Crowley
  18. “Get big quietly, so you don’t tip off potential competitors.” - Chris Dixon
  19. “Fail often so you can succeed sooner.” - Tom Kelley
  20. “We are currently not planning on conquering the world.” - Sergey Brin
  21. “Nothing works better than just improving your product.” - Joel Spolsky
  22. “It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower.” - Paul Graham
  23. “It’s not that we need new ideas, but we need to stop having old ideas.” - Edwin Land
  24. “Don’t play games that you don’t understand, even if you see lots of other people making money from them.” - Tony Hsieh
  25. “Entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create.” - David Karp
  26. “Best startups generally come from somebody needing to scratch an itch.” - Michael Arrington
  27. “The last 10% it takes to launch something takes as much energy as the first 90%.” - Rob Kalin
  28. “Don’t try to be original, just try to be good.” - Paul Rand
  29. “If you’re interested in the living heart of what you do, focus on building things rather than talking about them.” - Ryan Freitas
  30. “I don’t think an economic slump will hurt good ideas.” - Rob Kalin
  31. “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” - Guy Kawasaki
  32. “I doubt I’ll ever go back to corporate work. Once you see the light, there is no turning back.”- Magnus Jepson
  33. “Every day that we spent not improving our products was a wasted day.” - Joel Spolsky
  34. “Turn a perceived risk into an asset.” - Aaron Patzer
  35. “Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” - Biz Stone
  36. “Stay self-funded as long as possible.” - Garrett Camp
  37. “The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something.” - Seth Godin
  38. “Anything that is measured and watched, improves.” - Bob Parsons
  39. “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
  40. “Fortunes are built during the down market and collected in the up market.” - Jason Calacanis
  41. “You can’t make anything viral, but you can make something good.” - Peter Shankman
  42. “No more romanticizing about how cool it is to be an entrepreneur. It’s a struggle to save your company’s life – and your own skin – every day of the week.” - Spencer Fry
  43. “Don’t worry about funding if you don’t need it. Today it’s cheaper to start a business than ever.” - Noah Everett
  44. “The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.” - Marc Benioff
  45. “If you’re going to put your product in beta – put your business model in beta with it.” - Joe Kraus
  46. “I try not to make any decisions that I’m not excited about.” - Jake Nickell
  47. “It’s more effective to do something valuable than to hope a logo or name will say it for you.” - Jason Cohen
  48. “See things in the present, even if they are in the future.” - Larry Ellison
  49. “Ideas are commodity. Execution of them is not.” - Michael Dell
  50. “Data beats emotions.” - Sean Rad
  51. “I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars — I look for 1-foot bars that I can step over.” - Warren Buffett
  52. “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
  53. “If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” - Reid Hoffman
  54. “You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea.” - Larry Page
  55. “The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.” - Reid Hoffman
  56. “A ‘startup’ is a company that is confused about – 1. What its product is. 2. Who its customers are. 3. How to make money.”- Dave McClure
  57. “Don’t be cocky. Don’t be flashy. There’s always someone better than you.” - Tony Hsieh
  58. “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
  59. “In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination.” - Steve Case
  60. “All humans are entrepreneurs not because they should start companies but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA.” - Reid Hoffman
  61. “As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.” - Donald Trump
  62. “Before dreaming about the future or marking plans, you need to articulate what you already have going for you – as entrepreneurs do.” - Reid Hoffman
  63. “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
  64. “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you’re right.” - Henry Ford
  65. “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
  66. “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
  67. “Behold the turtle, he makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.” - Bruce Levin
  68. “Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” - Howard Schultz
  69. “A person who is quietly confident makes the best leader.” - Fred Wilson
  70. “Diligence is the mother of good luck.” - Benjamin Franklin
  71. “I like to pride myself on thinking pretty long term, but not that long term.” - Mark Zuckerberg
  72. “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
  73. “Always deliver more than expected.” - Larry Page
  74. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” - Walt Disney
  75. “We are really competing against ourselves, we have no control over how other people perform.” - Pete Cashmore
  76. “I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one.” - Bill Gates
  77. “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
  78. “Even if you don’t have the perfect idea to begin with, you can likely adapt.” - Victoria Ransom
  79. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.” - Richard Branson
  80. “High expectations are the key to everything.” - Sam Walton
  81. “You jump off a cliff and you assemble an airplane on the way down.” - Reid Hoffman
  82. “Don’t take too much advice. Most people who have a lot of advice to give — with a few exceptions — generalize whatever they did. Don’t over-analyze everything. I myself have been guilty of over-thinking problems. Just build things and find out if they work.” - Ben Silbermann
  83. “Trust your instincts.” - Estee Lauder
  84. “You just have to pay attention to what people need and what has not been done.” - Russell Simmons
  85. “Don’t be afraid to assert yourself, have confidence in your abilities and don’t let the bastards get you down.” - Michael Bloomberg
  86. “If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.” - Ray Kroc
  87. “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
  88. “Theory is splendid but until put into practice, it is valueless.” - James Cash Penney
  89. “I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me. And I have done that ever since, and I win by it. I know.” - Harland Sanders
  90. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” - Bill Gates
  91. “So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.” - Caterina Fake
  92. “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” - Steve Jobs
  93. “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.” - Phil Libin
  94. “Sustaining a successful business is a hell of a lot of work, and staying hungry is half the battle.” - Wendy Tan White
  95. “Wonder what your customer really wants? Ask. Don’t tell.” - Lisa Stone
  96. “If you define yourself by how you differ from the competition, you’re probably in trouble.” - Omar Hamoui
  97. “Get a mentor in the applicable field if you’re at all unsure of what you’re looking for.” - Kyle Bragger
  98. “If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.” - Mark Zuckerberg
  99. “When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue.” - Josh James
  100. “If you’re passionate about something and you work hard, then I think you will be successful.”- Pierre Omidyar
  101. “An invention that is quickly accepted will turn out to be a rather trivial alteration of something that has already existed.” - Edwin Land

Above were some of the best quotes by well known businessmen, we hope that you must have enjoyed reading them.