Powerful Quotes of Entrepreneurs That Will Motivate Your Entrepreneurial Pursuits

Quotes entrepreneurs can use to motivate and inspire people. In this article you can find quotes of entrepreneurs from various fields. They are billionaire, philanthropist, innovators and leader in their filed.

These quotes of entrepreneurs will help you in day to day life. It will inspire and motivate you in your entrepreneurial pursuits.

Bill Gates:

quotes of entrepreneurs

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”

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

“Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world … if you do so, you are insulting yourself.”

“To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks.”

“It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”

“I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.”

“If you are born poor it’s not your mistake, but if you die poor it’s your mistake.”

“Life is not fair get, used to it!”

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”

“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.”

“Treatment without prevention is simply unsustainable.”

Money has no utility to me beyond a certain point.”

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Warren Buffett:

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“Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget rule No.1”

“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”

“In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.”

“I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.”

“Our favorite holding period is forever.”

“Honesty is a very expensive gift. Don’t expect it from cheap people.”

“The most important investment you can make is in yourself.”

“Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing.”

“It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price, than a fair company at a wonderful price.”

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”

“In the world of business, the people who are most successful are those who are doing what they love.”

“An investor should act as though he had a lifetime decision card with just twenty punches on it.”

“Opportunities come infrequently. When it rains gold, put out the bucket, not the thimble.”

“The most important investment you can make is in yourself.”

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Jeff Bezos:

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“If you double the number of experiments you do per year you’re going to double your inventiveness.”

“Life’s too short to hang out with people who aren’t resourceful.”

“One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.”

“My own view is that every company requires a long-term view.”

“The best customer service is if the customer doesn’t need to call you, doesn’t need to talk to you. It just works.”

“If you don’t understand the details of your business you are going to fail.”

“You have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate.”

“Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.”

“Your margin is my opportunity.”

“All businesses need to be forever.”

Mark Zuckerberg:

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“Find that thing you are super passionate about.”

“People don’t care about what you say, they care about what you build.”

“I’m here to build something for the long-term. Anything else is a distraction.”

“The question I ask myself like almost every day is, ‘Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?”

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

“I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress.”

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk.”

“In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”

“Simply put: we don’t build services to make money; we make money to build better services.”

“Entrepreneurship is about creating change, not just companies.”

“Building a mission and building a business go hand-in-hand.”

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Larry Page:

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“Always deliver more than expected.”

“Always work hard on something uncomfortably exciting.”

“If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things. You’re excited to get up in the morning.”

“You don’t need to have a 100 person company to develop that idea.”

“If we were motivated by money, we would have sold the company a long time ago and ended up on a beach.”

“Lots of companies don’t succeed over time. What do they fundamentally do wrong? They usually miss the future.”

“If you’re not some things that are crazy, then you’re doing the wrong things.”

“Small groups of people can have a really huge impact.”

“Basically, our goal is to organize the world’s information and to make it universally accessible and useful.”

“If you have a product that’s really gaining a lot of usage, then it’s probably a good idea.”

“Sometimes it’s important to wake up and stop dreaming. When a really great dream shows up, grab it.”

“It’s very hard to fail completely if you aim high enough.”

“Optimism is important. You have to be a little silly about the goals you are going to set. You should try to do things that most people would not do.”

“It is easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. Since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition.”

“We should be building great things that don’t exist.”

“You never lose a dream, it just incubates as a hobby.”

“The best people want to work the big challenges.”

Sergey Brin:

quotes of entrepreneurs

“Any conversation I have about innovation starts with the ultimate goal.”

“We do lots of stuff. The only way you are going to have success is to have lots of failures first.”

“Coming up with an idea is the least important part of creating something great. It has to be the right idea and have good taste, but the execution and delivery are what’s key.”

“We wouldn’t survive if people didn’t trust us.”

“I would like to see anyone be able to achieve their dreams, and that’s what this organization does.”

“We want Google to be the third half of your brain.”

“We just want to have great people working for us.”

“Some say Google is God. Others say Google is Satan. But if they think Google is too powerful, remember that with search engines unlike other companies, all it takes is a single click to go to another search engine.”

“Solving big problems is easier than solving little problems.”

“You always hear the phrase, money doesn’t buy you happiness. But I always in the back of my mind figured a lot of money will buy you a little bit of happiness. But it’s not really true.”

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Steve Jobs:

quotes of entrepreneurs

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

“Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.”

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”

“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.”

“Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.”

“Stay hungry, stay foolish.”

“That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex.”

“You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

“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. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”

“I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.”

“Things don’t have to change the world to be important.”

“Details matter, it’s worth waiting to get it right.”

“Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.”

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

“Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.”

“We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise why else even be here?”

“If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.”

“Let’s go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.”

Elon Musk:

quotes of entrepreneurs

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

“If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.”

“If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.”

“Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change as the alternative is disaster.”

“It’s OK to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket.”

“If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.”

“People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.”

“My proceeds from the PayPal acquisition were $180 million. I put $100 million in SpaceX, $70m in Tesla, and $10m in Solar City. I had to borrow money for rent.”

“People work better when they know what the goal is and why. It is important that people look forward to coming to work in the morning and enjoy working.”

“It is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.”

“You get paid in direct proportion to the difficulty of problems you solve”

“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.”

“I would like to die on Mars. Just not on impact.”

“No, I don’t ever give up. I’d have to be dead or completely incapacitated”

“If you need inspiration, don’t do it.”

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Jack Ma:

quotes of entrepreneurs

“No matter how tough the chase is, you should always have the dream you saw on the first day. It’ll keep you motivated and rescue you (from any weak thoughts).”

“I try to make myself happy because I know that if I’m not happy, my colleagues are not happy and my shareholders are not happy and my customers are not happy.”

“Without internet, there would have been no Jack Ma, and no Alibaba or Taobao.”

“I’m not a tech guy. I’m looking at the technology with the eyes of my customers, normal people’s eyes.”

“Never ever do business with the government. Be in love with them, never marry them.”

“My job is to help more people have jobs.”

“When we have money, we start making mistakes.”

“We should never finish a 20 year program in two years.”

“If you’ve never tried, how will you ever know if there’s any chance?”

“I’m a normal guy.”

“If you don’t give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the greatest failure.”

“Life is so short, so beautiful. Don’t be so serious about work. Enjoy the lives.”

“Opportunity lies in the place where the complaints are.”

“When you are small, you have to be very focused and rely on your brain, not your strength.”

“Today, making money is very simple. But making sustainable money while being responsible to the society and improving the world is very difficult.”

“I don’t care about revenues.”

“You never know that the things you’re doing are that meaningful to society.”

“I don’t want people (in China) to have deep pockets but shallow minds.”

“I don’t want to be liked. I want to be respected.”

“You never know how much can you do in your life.”

“You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die.”

“We’re never in lack of money. We lack people with dreams, (people) who can die for those dreams.”

“The very important thing you should have is patience.”

“Never ever compete on prices, instead compete on services and innovation.”

Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.”

“You need the right people with you, not the best people.”

“You’ve got to make your team have value, innovation, and vision.”

“We appreciate yesterday, but we’re looking for a better tomorrow.”

Larry Ellison:

quotes of entrepreneurs

“Life’s a journey. It’s a journey about discovering limits.”

“I believe people have to follow their dreams—I did.”

“Great achievers are driven, not so much by the pursuit of success, but by the fear of failure.”

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

“You have to act and act now.”

“If you do everything that everyone else does in business, you’re going to lose. The only way to really be ahead is to ‘be different’.”

“When you live your life in different ways, it makes people around you become uncomfortable. So deal with it. They don’t know what you are going to do.”

“When I do something, it is all about self-discovery. I want to learn and discover my own limits.”

“I’m addicted to winning. The more you win, the more you want to win.”

“You have to believe in what you do in order to get what you want.”

“You realize that life is short and fragile; and when you are facing walls of water, you understand your own mortality can change and how quickly things could change.”

Carlos Slim:

quotes of entrepreneurs

“When we decide to do something, we do it quickly.”

“All times are good time for those who know how to work and have the tools to do so.”

“Firm and patient optimism always yields its rewards.”

“Courage taught me no matter how bad a crisis gets… any sound investment will eventually pay off.”

“Well, when I was very young, maybe 12 years, I began to make investments.”

“Poverty isn’t solved with donations.”

“When we face our problems, they disappear. So learn from failure and let success be the silent incentive.”

“Money is not a goal. The goal is to make companies grow, develop, be competitive, be in different areas, be efficient to have a great human team inside the company.”

“Choose the right employees and then set them loose.”

“Mistakes are normal and human. Make them small, accept them, correct them, and forget them.”

“Competition makes you better, always, always makes you better, even if the competitor wins.”

“You cannot live without doing something.”

“I still have my laptop but I haven’t used it. I’m a paper man, not electronic.”

“All businesses make mistakes. The trick is to avoid large ones.”

“If you are in business, you are not enjoying. You are working.”

“I think entrepreneurs… can think long term and find solutions and go in the way for long term solutions and not short-term.”

“It’s very important for leaders in business to work to create human capital, a team that has the same sense of purpose and alignment.”

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Dhirubhai Ambani:

quotes of entrepreneurs

“True entrepreneurship comes only from risk-taking.”

“Play on the frontiers of technology. Be ahead of the tomorrows.”

“I had dreams of starting a company like Burmah Shell.”

“A motivated manpower is the most important thing.”

“I dream of India becoming a great economic superpower.”

“If you work with determination and with perfection, success will follow.”

“Keep your morale high, in spite of setbacks. At the end you are bound to succeed.”

“Between my past, the present and the future, there is one common factor: Relationship and Trust. This is the foundation of our growth.”

“We cannot change our rulers, but we can change the way they rule us.”

“Don’t give up, courage is my conviction.”

Ratan Tata:

quotes of entrepreneurs

“If you want to walk fast, walk alone. But if you want to walk far, walk together.”

“I don’t believe in taking right decisions. I take decisions and then make them right.”

“Ups and downs in life are very important to keep us going, because a straight line even in an ECG means we are not alive.”

“None can destroy iron, but its own rust can! Likewise none can destroy a person, but its own mindset can!”

“Take the stones people throw at you, and use them to build a monument.”

“Business need to go beyond the interest of their companies to the communities they serve.”

“Power and wealth are not two of my main stakes.”

“The day I am not able to fly will be a sad day for me.”

“Young entrepreneurs will make a difference in the Indian ecosystem.”

“I would say that one of the things I wish I could do differently would be to be more outgoing.”

 

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