Being an entrepreneur, particularly in the early days can be tough. The wise words of others who have gone before and succeeded, often inspires and provides the fuel to move forward. In this book you will find quotations that are perfect for almost every situation an entrepreneur faces, from individuals as diverse as Abraham Lincoln to Bill Gates and Mark Twain to Anita Roddick. We hope they inspire and motivate you in the way they do us. Martin Soorjoo Founder Investor Pitch Clinic
Quotations for Entrepreneurs
Quotations for Entrepreneurs
Being an entrepreneur, particularly in the early days can be tough. The wise words of others who have gone before and succeeded, often inspires and provides the fuel to move forward.
In this book you will find quotations that are perfect for almost every situation an entrepreneur faces, from individuals as diverse as Abraham Lincoln to Bill Gates and Mark Twain to Anita Roddick.
We hope they inspire and motivate you in the way they do us.
"Whatever youre thinking, think bigger. Tony Hsieh Zappos
"Those who are willing to take action and
take risks succeed. The others fade
Opening 27 March 2012
You've got to get up every morning with
determination if you're going to go to
bed with satisfaction.
"Every day at a startup is a roller coaster."
Mike Hudack CEO,Co-Founder Blip TV
"Its never too late to be who you might have been
"When you innovate, youve got to be
prepared for people telling you that you
are nuts. "
Larry Ellison , Founder Oracle
Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an
action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a
character; sow a character, reap a
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"We were young, but we had good
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I could not wait for success, so I went ahead without it Jonathan Winters
"The middle of every successful project looks like a disaster"
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
You cant build a reputation on what youre going to do. Henry Ford
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If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
If you dont have a competitive advantage, dont compete.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
"Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can."
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination. Tommy Lasorda
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
"However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results. "
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing can help the man with the wrong attitude.
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
If you're interested, you'll do what's convenient. If you're committed, you'll do whatever it takes.
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 of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese's
It always seems impossible until it's done.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right. Napoleon Hill
" Fall seven times; stand up eight"
Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.
"Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true. Leon J. Suenes
"Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration." Evan Esar
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. "
Henry David Thoreau
I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. Christopher Reeves
Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.
Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.
Peter F. Drucker
There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure"
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Sir Winston Churchill
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
"If you haven't failed 5X as many times as you succeeded you're not prepared for success" Jay Adelson , Co-Founder Digg
"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me" Ayn Rand
"You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club."
"There are lots of good reasons to abandon a project. Having a little competition is not one of them." Seth Godin
"Always deliver more than expected.
You shouldnt focus on why you cant do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can."
Steve Case AOL
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."
"If you arent getting rejected on a daily basis, your goals arent ambitious enough. "
Chris Dixon, Co-Founder Hunch
"Dont be shy about believing in your ideas - even if folks around you think youre crazy. "
Tim Westergren, Founder Pandora
"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing." Abraham Lincoln
"Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare "
"In the business world, the rear view mirror is always clearer that the windshield "
Be nice to geeks, youll probably end up working for one"
If you think you can, you can. And if you think you cant, youre right. Henry Ford
There are people that sit and talk about where they want to be, and there are people who go out and be who they want to be "
"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today."
Franklin D. Roosevelt
"It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness." Seneca
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
"In life you need either inspiration or desperation"
The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake. You can't learn anything from being perfect'. Adam Osborne - American Entrepreneur
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work" Thomas Edison, inventor and scientist
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.
Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity.
"If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians."
A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath them."
Henry Kravis - Co founder PE Firm
"Entrepreneurs average 3.8 failures before final success. What sets the successful ones apart is their amazing persistence "
Lisa M. Amos
If you don't see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner
"Winners have simply formed the habit of doing things losers don't like to do "
Sir Winston Churchill
"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. Colin Powell
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
"Screw it, ,Let's Do it"
Sir Richard Branson
"The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Alan Kay, Computer Scientist
I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
Frank Lloyd Wright
"Nobody talks of entrepreneurship as survival, but that's exactly what it is. Anita Roddick - Founder Body Shop
"It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top. Arnold Bennett
You shouldnt focus on why you cant do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can." Steve Case AOL
"Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome." Samuel Johnson
" The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work. Richard Bach
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
"Fortune favors the brave."
" Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently .
"There's always room in your life for thinking bigger, pushing limits & imagining the impossible."
" Talk does not cook rice."
"When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure." Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics
"I had to make my own living and my own opportunity! But I made it! Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them!"
Madam C.J. Walker, creator of a popular line of African-American hair care products and America's first black female millionaire
Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.
Robert T. Kiyosaki, author, entrepreneur
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
If everything seems under control, youre just not going fast enough.
Ive always worked very, very hard, and the harder I worked, the luckier I got.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I cant accept not trying.
Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised and easier than you said.
Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.
"It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up."
Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential. Maxwell
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, founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies
If you have an urge to build something that could change the world, dont focus on the money, but the legacy youll leave behind.
I could not wait for success, so I went
ahead without it.