62 Quotes That Inspired Me To Start A Business

62 Quotes That Inspired Me To Start A Business

Here are the 62 best quotes that inspire me not only to walk my own path.

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
— Steve Jobs, co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc.
Nothing works better than just improving your product.
— Joel Spolsky, co-founder of Stack Overflow
You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.”
— Naguib Mahfouz
The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow.
— Ingvar Kamprad, founder of IKEA
Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.
— Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos
It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.
— Scott Belsky, co-founder of Behance
Wonder what your customer really wants? Ask. Don’t tell.
— Lisa Stone, co-founder and CEO of BlogHer
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
— Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft
If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.
— Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn
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, Founder of Wendy’s
Every time we launch a feature, people yell at us.
— Angelo Sotira, co-founder of deviantART
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, founder of Pinterest
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
— John Quincy Adams
Always deliver more than expected.
— Larry Page, co-founder of Google
You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.
— Oprah Winfrey
The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well.
— John D. Rockefeller Jr.
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
— Thomas Edison
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that other throw at him.
— David Brinkley
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.
— Conrad Hilton
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
— Walt Disney
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
— Franklin D. Roosevelt
The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.
— Barack Obama
If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.
— Steve Jobs
Do one thing every day that scares you.
— Anonymous
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
— G. K. Chesterton
Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.
— Albert Einstein
There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.
— Ray Goforth
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
— Thomas Jefferson
Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
— John D. Rockefeller
The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.
— Colin R. Davis
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
— Herman Melville
Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.
— Winston S. Churchill
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
— Vidal Sassoon
It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.
— Steve Job
Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
— Anonymous
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and it annoys the pig.
— George Bernard Shaw
Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.
— Andy Warhol
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
— Dale Carnegie
Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.
— J. M. Barrie, Dramatist
The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions.
— John Hancock
If you’re trying to create a company, it’s like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.
— Elon Musk
Goals are like magnets. They’ll attract the things that make them come true.
— Tony Robbins
Do not wait; the time will never be “just right.” Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
— Napoleon Hill, Writer
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.
— Frank A. Clark
When I was young, I observed that nine out of 10 things I did were failures, so I did 10 times more work.
— George Bernard Shaw, Writer and Critic
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
— Arnold H. Glasow
The mode in which the inevitable comes to pass is through effort.
— Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., American judge
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.
— M Radmacher
And when things start to happen, don’t worry. Don’t stew. Just go right along. You’ll start happening too.
— Dr Seuss
If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.
— Henry Ford
The secret of business, especially these days, is to focus relentlessly on your unfair advantage – the thing you do that others don’t.
— John Rollwagen
You can’t be successful in business without taking risks. It’s really that simple.
— Adena Friedman
Obsess over how much you can give with your time rather than how little of your time you can give.
— Sam Parker, Co-founder of JustSell.com
You can’t be half brave. You can’t fly on the ground. You have to shift from “should” or “someday” or “going to” and do something.
— Chris Brogan
In order for you to profit from your mistakes, you have to get out and make some.
— Anonymous
The difference in winning and losing is most often… not quitting.
— Walt Disney, Animator
But everyone doesn’t deserve their own audience. That’s something that’s earned.
— Seth Godin
There is always space for improvement, no matter how long you’ve been in the business.
— Oscar De La Hoya
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
— Colin Powell
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
— George Allen, football coach
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
— Erica Jong, Author
What makes the dawn come up like thunder? Courage!
— Cowardly Lion, from The Wizard of Oz
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
— George Woodberry, Poet

About the Author

Elijah J. Allen is the CEO of EJH Digital. He creates social media marketing plans for startups, small businesses, and corporations. Need help managing your online presence? Get an experienced social media manager for just $98 a month, today!

Elijah Allen