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25 inspirational quotes for entrepreneurs

June 25, 2015

A great quote has crystal clarity and resonance. When I come across one I tend to save it to a Pocket list for some – unspecified – future use. However, sorting through my tags recently gave me this list of 25 inspirational quotes for entrepreneurs. Some are classics but, hopefully, some are new to you too.

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Peter Drucker

“Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” Guy Kawasaki

“The world is full of of people in need, be the part of their life that fills that need.” Sanjeev Saxena

“Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice.” Steve Jobs

“Done is better than perfect.” Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” Albert Einstein

“Don’t try to be original, just try to be good.” Paul Rand

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” Mark Twain

“Stay self-funded as long as possible.” Garrett Camp, Uber

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.” Michelangelo

“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

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” Tony Robbins

“The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” Ralph Nader

“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t — you’re right.” Henry Ford

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.” Richard Branson

“Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise.” Ted Turner

“If you had asked people what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse.” Henry Ford

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou

“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” Wayne Gretzy

“Customers don’t expect you to be perfect. They do expect you to fix things when they go wrong.” Donald Porter

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” Albert Einstein

“What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” Bob Dylan

“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” Mario Andretti

“When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.” Steve Jobs

“I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.” Herbert Swope