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101 Inspirational Quotes By Entrepreneurs

101 inspirational quotes
Written by Rachit Singh

Everyone in this world is inspired by one or other.

Whether you are a successful man or just a starter you need an inspiration to keep going and reach your goals. I have compiled here 101 inspirational quotes by entrepreneurs so that you can read one everyday to start your day

Some quotes just can move you entirely and others are just good to read

These quotes are mostly about leadership, success, failure, focus, money and mainly motivational.

Just remember one thing if you are a starter, it is not a sprint but a long race to your success

There is no use of all them unless you read them and remember to apply in your life.

  1. Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity. – Will Smith, Actor
  1. To be successful you have to have your heart at your business and your business in your heart. -Thomas J. Watson
  1. The road to success is always under construction. -Arnold Palmer
  1. If Hard Work is the key to success, most people would rather take the lock. -McDonald
  1. Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners. -Robert Kiyosaki
  1. Your reputation is more important than your paycheck, and your integrity is worth more than your career. -Ryan Freitas, About.me co-founder
  1. Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that. —Anthony Volodkin, Hype Machine founder
  1. If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large. -Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO
  1. Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you. -Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO
  1. The value of an idea lies in the using of it. —Thomas Edison, General Electric Co-founder
  1. Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect. —Jack Dorsey, Twitter co-founder
  1. 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, Apple Inc. co-founder, chairman and CEO
  1. If you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress. -Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook
  1. A hard thing is done by figuring out how to start. -Rand Fishkin, SEOmoz
  1. If you’ve got an idea, start today. There’s no better time than now to get going. That doesn’t mean quit your job and jump into your idea 100% from day one, but there’s always small progress that can be made to start the movement. -Kevin Systrom, Instagram
  1. I don’t have big ideas. I sometimes have small ideas, which seem to work out. -Matt Mullenweg, WordPress
  1. If Google teaches you anything, it’s that small ideas can be big. -Ben Silbermann, Pinterest
  1. The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” -Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook
  1. If you start with nothing and end up with nothing, there’s nothing lost. ” -Michael Dunlop, Income Diary
  1. Running a start-up is like eating glass. You just start to like the taste of your own blood.” -Sean Parker, Napster
  1. Success is defined in units of fun. It’s all about being happy. -Jake Nickell, Threadless
  1. The pace of change for entrepreneurs is rapidly accelerating, and the cost and risk of launching a new business and getting off the ground is just amazing . The ability to gain user feedback really quickly and adapt to what your consumers want is totally different with the web as it is now. But finding a new market, helping people and taking that original idea and turning it into a business is really exciting right now. -Matt Mickiewicz, 99 Designs
  1. The next big thing is the one that makes the last big thing usable. -Blake Ross, Mozilla
  1. We are currently not planning on conquering the world. —Sergey Brin, Google co-founder
  1. Entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create. —David Karp, Tumblr founder and CEO
  1. Always deliver more than expected. -Larry Page
  1. I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one. -Bill Gates
  1. If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business. -Ray Kroc
  1. Sustaining a successful business is a hell of a lot of work, and staying hungry is half the battle. -Wendy Tan White
  1. Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. -Bill Gates
  1. All humans are entrepreneurs not because they should start companies but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA -Reid Hoffman
  2. 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
  3. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.-
 Napoleon Hill
  1. I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. -Bill Cosby
  1. The best way to predict the future is to create it. -
 Peter Drucker
  1. If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. -Bill Clinton
  1. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. -Steve Jobs
  1. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -Walt Disney
  1. Focusing on one thing and doing it really, really well can get you very far. -Kevin Systrom, Instagram
  1. The trend of design toward simplicity and accessibility in software happened for a reason—simple sells, simple’s usable and simple scales. -Rand Fishkin, SEOmoz
  1. There’s a lot of pressure to look like the last company that was successful. -Ben Silbermann, Pinterest
  1. I believe photos is one of the underlying things in every social network that becomes successful. -Kevin Systrom, Instagram
  1. Don’t take too much advice. It’s just that most people who have a lot of advice to give there are a few people who are exceptions, and they have a lot of data in front of them most people generalize whatever they did and say that’s the strategy that made it work. -Ben Silbermann, Pinterest
  1. If you make the Internet, live on the internet. -Matthew Mullenweg, WordPress
  1. My number one piece of advice is: you should learn how to program. -Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook
  1. I think not focusing on money makes you sane because in the long run it can probably drive you crazy. -Kevin Systrom, Instagram
  1. If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions. – Catherine Cook, MyYearbook
  1. I find it best to dive right in and learn the hard way. – Pete Cashmore, Mashable
  2. If Life gives you lemons, make lemonade, and sell it ! – Rachit , Hacknovations.
  1. Get a mentor in the applicable field if you’re at all unsure of what you’re looking for. —Kyle Bragger, Forrst founder
  1. When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue. —Josh James, Omniture CEO and co-founder
  1. I try not to make any decisions that I’m not excited about. —Jake Nickell, Threadless founder and CEO
  1. Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once. —Drew Houston, Dropbox founder and CEO
  1. The more you dream, the farther you get. -Michael Phelps
  1. Every feature has some maintenance cost, and having fewer features lets us focus on the ones we care about and make sure they work very well.” – David Karp, Tumblr
  2. The transition strategies are more important than understanding what the outcome state will be.” – Sean Parker, Napster
  3. SEO is a race, not a sprint. – Neil patel, Quicksprout
  4. A poor logo doesn’t mean a business will fail, and a good logo doesn’t mean it will succeed – it just helps. Ultimately a good logo is something that people recognize instantly and relate to.” – Matt Mickiewicz, 99 Designs
  5. Every single person I know who is successful at what they do is successful because they love doing it.” – Joe Penna,
  6. The hardest part about being an entrepreneur is that you’ll fail ten times for every success. – Adam Horwitz, Mobile Monopoly
  7. It’s not about how many years of experience you have. It’s about the quality of your years of experience. – Jacob Cass, Logo of the Day
  8. 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, KFC founder
  1. In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination. – Steve Case, AOL co-founder
  1. 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, 500Startups co-founder
  1. You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea. —Larry Page, Google co-founder
  1. The last 10% it takes to launch something takes as much energy as the first 90%. —Rob Kalin, Etsy founder
  1. Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop.” —Jeffrey Zeldman,
  2. Stay self funded as long as possible. – Garrett Camp
  3. The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.” Marc Benioff
  4. 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.
  1. Don’t play games that you don’t understand, even if you see lots of other people making money from them. —Tony Hsieh,  Zappos CEO
  1. 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, Github co-founder
  1. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. —Walt Disney, Disney founder
  1. A person who is quietly confident makes the best leader. —Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures co-founder
  1. Wonder what your customer really wants? Ask. Don’t tell. — Lisa Stone, BlogHer co-founder and CEO
  1. To be successful online, you have to be nimble and evolve where the opportunities are. You have to layer revenue streams .” – Angelo Sotiro, DeviantART
  2. Success comes down to hard work plus passion, over time. If you work really, really hard over a long period of time, it will pay off. ” – Stanley Tang, eMillions
  3. Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”-Coco Chanel
  4. Courage is grace under pressure.” -Ernest Hemingway
  5. Entrepreneurs are willing to work an 80 hour work to avoid a 40 hour week -Lori Greiner
  1. The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain
  2. You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky
  3. “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” Farrah Gray
  4. If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” Tony Robbins
  5. You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” Beverly Sills
  6. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” Ayn Rand
  7. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” Steve Jobs
  8. I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” Stephen Covey
  9. It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”
 Bill Gates
  10. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”
 Warren Buffett
  11. One of the huge mistakes people make is that they try to force an interest on themselves. You don’t choose your passions; your passions choose you.” Jeff Bezos
  12. “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
 Albert Einstein
  13. “As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.”
Donald Trump
  14. Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.”
 Warren G. Tracy’s student
  15. “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.”
 Ralph Nader
  16. 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,  SPANX founder
  17. Choose something unique.– Angelo Sotiro, DeviantART
  18. There’s no committee that says, ‘This is the type of person who can change the world – and you can’t.’ Realizing that anyone can do it is the first step. The next step is figuring out how you’re going to do it.”
  19. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuitions, they somehow know where you can exceed – Steve Jobs

After compiling a post like this, I feel very enthusiastic. I hope the post could bring some changes in you, if not then read it once more.

I know I have left many I would be interested in hearing from you below.

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Rachit Singh

Professional Content Marketer who Founded Scribbify, and Hacknovations. Passionate Blogger & Content Marketer.

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  • These are really great inspirational quotes Rachit,
    And like you said, committing most of them to memory on daily basis can really boost your strength and help to keep you going.

    I so much love Thomas Edison’s quote that “The best value of an idea lies in using it”, so true. Idea will forever remain an idea until you execute it if not, you might even die with it.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Theodore Nwangene Recently wrote an article Newsjacking – 21 Ways to Be Sure You’re Doing it Right

    • Awesome and beautiful comment once again Theodore. I love that quote as well.

      When an idea strikes, start working towards it. I don’t say that one should quit his or her job, but instead he/she should start devoting a small time towards it.

      Thanks for commenting.

  • This is very important quotes especially for new and small entrepreneurs. Many people start the entrepreneur and some get success some people dont get. This quotes is very helpful to be motivated.

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