All Time Best Quotes

All Time Best Quotes

 

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

 

Whenever you see a successful person you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.

 

Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.

 

Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same.

 

We learn from failure, not from success.

 

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

 

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.

 

In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.

 

Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.’

 

The best way to predict your future is to create it.

 

The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.

 

The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.

 

If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.

 

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

 

The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.

 

The only way you are going to have success is to have lots of failures first.

 

To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.

 

“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” – Napoleon Hill

 

Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it — Andy Rooney.

 

“Mistakes are the growing pains of wisdom.” – William Jordan

 

“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” – John F. Kennedy

 

“Being aware of your fear is smart. Overcoming it is the mark of a successful person.” – Seth Godin

 

“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” – James Cash Penney

 

Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength. – Sigmund Freud

 

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent Van Gogh

 

“Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field.”-Denis Waitley.

 

No is a full sentence.

 

Quality is the best business plan. — John Lasseter

 

“A leader leads by example not by force.”-Sun Tzu.

 

“It’s never crowded along the extra mile.”

 

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” — Henry Ford

 

A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.

 

“There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.” – Christopher Morley

 

When you’re following your inner voice, doors tend to eventually open for you, even if they mostly slam at first. – Kelly Cutrone.

 

The man who has accomplished all that he thinks worthwhile has begun to die. E. T. Trigg

 

Whatever you want to do, Do it now. There are only so many tomorrows.

 

Behind every successful person lies a pack of haters.

 

Behind every successful man there’s a lot of unsuccessful years-Bob Brown.

 

Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles. We’ve all worked with that person. That person is a drag.

 

Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.

 

Go after your dream, no matter how unattainable others think it is.

 

Learn to trust the journey, even when you do not understand it.

 

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths.

 

Give without remembering and always receive without forgetting.

 

The story of your life has many chapters. One bad chapter doesn’t mean it’s the end of the book.

 

Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.

 

There is no future in any job. The future lies in the man who holds the job.

 

An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.

 

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.

 

There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies and that is fighting without them-Winston Churchill.

 

No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.

 

Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.

 

Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.

 

“Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. “

 

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

 

Our bravest and best lessons are not learned through success, but through misadventure

 

Success doesn’t just come and find you, you have to go out and get it.

 

In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.

 

One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.

 

Never let success get to your head and never let failure get to your heart.

 

There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs.

 

“If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business.

 

A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one-Henry Ford.

 

Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.

 

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

 

Success seems to be connected to action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.

 

To become successful, one must put themselves in the paths of giants!

 

When you walk in silence your excellence will always speak for you.

 

Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.

 

You can’t tax business. Business doesn’t pay taxes. It collects taxes.

 

A man of business may talk of philosophy; a man who has none may practise it.

 

Entrepreneurs average 3.8 failures before final success. What sets the successful ones apart is their amazing persistence.

 

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

 

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

 

Successful enterprises are usually led by a proven chief executive who is a competent benevolent dictator.

 

Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.

 

You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.

 

A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.

 

Do what you love and love what you do, with excellence.

 

I enjoy self-publishing & sending publishers rejection letters. They’re like, ‘Who is this guy And I’m like, ‘the end of your industry.

 

If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.

 

It’s not about the content we are creating but how much content our customers are creating for us.

 

Most startups eventually pivot to adjust to what the market is telling them.

 

Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important.

 

If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.

 

Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship…the act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.

 

It is unfortunate we can’t buy many business executives for what they are worth and sell them for what they think they are worth.

 

It used to be that people needed products to survive. Now products need people to survive.

 

To the user, the interface is the product.

 

Turn a perceived risk into an asset.

 

Work as if you own the company and soon you just might.

 

As a startup CEO, I slept like a baby. I woke up every 2 hours and cried.

 

Entrepreneurs adopt the ways of the adept and adapt to a changing environment. Actually, entrepreneurs are more entrepreneurs, because they are forever entering into new territory.

 

 

As an entrepreneur, you have to be OK with failure. If you’re not failing, you’re likely not pushing yourself hard enough.

 

Being an entrepreneur isn’t really about starting a business. It’s a way of looking at the world seeing opportunity where others see obstacles, taking risks when others take refuge. Michael Bloomberg

 

F.O.C.U.S – Follow One Course Until Successful. Robert Kiyosaki

 

Identify your problems, but give your power and energy to solutions. Tony Robbins

 

In business, you’re the Chief Salesman. Create a sense of demand, rather than waiting to have demand. Barbara Corcoran

 

Instead of saying ‘I can’t’, I learned how to say ‘How Can I’, and my mind would start working 24×7 on solutions, not obstacles. Chris Record.

 

Mistakes will not end your business. If you are nimble and willing to listen to constructive criticism you can excel by learning and evolving. Meridith Valiando Rojas

 

The product that wins is the one that bridges customers to the future, not the one that requires a giant leap. Aaron Levie

 

Work hard, be patient, and be a sponge while learning your business. Simon Cowel

 

You can’t make anything viral, but you can make something good. Peter Shankman

 

A company is only as good as the people it keeps. Mary Kay Ash

 

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

 

I’m a freestyle creative entrepreneur. Not a businessman. I like to create ventures in which creativity stands at the centre. Lapo Elkann

 

Our business is infested with idiots who try to impress by using pretentious jargon. David Ogilvy

 

Repetition makes reputation and reputation makes customers.

 

Success in business requires training, discipline and hard work.

 

Success is dependent on effort. Sophocles

 

We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in. Arianna Huffington

 

You can’t operate a company by fear, because the way to eliminate fear is to avoid criticism. And the way to avoid criticism is to do nothing.

 

It’s not about how to get started; it’s about how to get noticed.

 

It’s not about money or connections. It’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone when it comes to your business. And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time. Mark Cuban

 

You just have to pay attention to what people need and what has not been done.

 

A lot of times people don’t know what they want until you show it to them. Steve Jobs

 

All entrepreneurs make decisions. Some will go right, and some will not go that right. Sunil Mittal

 

Be simple and reliable. Jan Koum

 

Business dispatched is business well done, but business hurried is business ill done. Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

 

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. Gail Devers

 

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. Vince Lombardi

 

You’re only as good as the people you hire.Ray Kroc

 

The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake. You can’t learn anything from being perfect. Adam Osborne

 

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. Ratan Tata

 

With the right people anything is possible. Richard Branson

 

Surviving a failure gives you more self-confidence. Failures are great learning tools.. but they must be kept to a minimum. Jeffrey R. Immelt

 

The customer’s perception is your reality.Kate Zabriskie

 

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

 

If people believe they share values with a company, they will stay loyal to the brand. Howard Schultz

 

If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth.Jeff Bezos

 

In looking for people to hire, look for three qualities_ integrity, intelligence and energy. And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you. Warren Buffett

 

In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words_ people, product, and profits. Lee Iacocca

 

Make a customer, not a sale. Katherine Barchetti

 

Charge less, but charge. Otherwise, you will not be taken seriously, and you do your fellow artists no favours if you undercut the market. Elizabeth Aston

 

Doing a common thing uncommon brings SUCCESS. Henry John Heinz

 

Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice. Peter Drucker

 

Every risk is worth taking as long as it’s for a good cause, and contributes to a good life. Richard Branson

 

Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great. Fernando Flores

 

I am deaf to the word ‘no’. Dhirubhai Ambani

 

Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time. – Arnold H. Glasow

 

The jewelry business is a very, very tough business – tougher than the computer business. You truly have to understand how to take care of your customers. Guy Kawasaki

 

The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient. – Warren Buffet

 

To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like. Mike Gafka

 

Always deliver more than expected. Larry Page

 

Success doesn’t lie in the results but in the effort. Being the best is not so important. Doing your best is all that matters.

 

Success comes from delegating, risk-taking and having a good TEAM! – Richard Branson

 

Success is doing what you want to do, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, as much. Tony Robbins

 

Success is not just what you accomplish in your life, it is about what you inspire others to do.

 

Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe. Sumner Redstone

 

Entrepreneurs are hungry for success not money.

 

Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40. Lori Greiner

 

If something is important enough you should try, even if the probable outcome is failure.

 

Never get too hung up on mistakes. – Warren Buffett

 

Never invest in a business you can’t understand – Warren Buffett

 

Old habits will never ever open new doors for you.

 

Any business plan won’t survive its first encounter with reality. The reality will always be different. It will never be the plan. Jeff Bezos

 

Creativity is people who care enough to keep thinking about something until they find the simplest way to do it. Tim Cook

 

Discipline gives you the freedom to be creative. Denise Morrison

 

Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again. Richard Branson

 

Everyone talks about building a relationship with your customer. I think you build one with your employees first. Angela Ahrendts

 

Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough. Elon Musk

 

If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out. Mark Zuckerberg

 

I’m in no hurry to get anywhere. I don’t have any plans. I don’t have a map. If you did in this business, you’d destroy yourself. Colin Farrell

 

It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do_ we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do. Steve Jobs

 

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

 

Lots of companies don’t succeed over time. What do they fundamentally do wrong, They usually miss the future. Larry Page

 

Lots of people will give you advice… and depending upon how well they know you, the advice might be valid or not so valid. Abigail Johnson

 

Management is about persuading people to do things they do not want to do, while leadership is about inspiring people to do things they never thought they could. Steve Jobs

 

Most people think companies are basically evil. They get a bad rap. And I think that’s somewhat correct. Larry Page

 

People’s interest is in the product, not in its authorship. Jonathan Ive

 

Profitability is coming from productivity, efficiency, management, austerity, and the way to manage the business. Carlos Slim

 

Success is very much the intersection of luck and hard work. Dustin Moskovitz

 

The first rule is not to lose. The second rule is not to forget the first rule. Warren Buffett

 

The greatest lesson that I learned in all of this is that you have to start. Start now, start here, and start small. Keep it Simple. Jack Dorsey

 

The only reason you should be an entrepreneur is because that’s the only way the idea will come into the world. Dustin Moskovitz

 

We run the company by questions, not by answers. Eric Schmidt

 

When you’re building a business or joining a company, you have to be transparent; you can’t have two sets of information for two sets of people. Howard Schultz

 

You have got to be willing to be poor as an entrepreneur. Sean Parker

 

You want people using your product because it’s a part of your life, then they can’t stop using it. Sean Parker

 

A company will get nowhere if all of the thinking is left to management.

 

Approach your business partners with concepts that they can get their heads around, and try to respond to their needs. Chad Hurley

 

Companies that change best over time know first and foremost what should not change. James C. Collins

 

Don’t be afraid to give up the good for the great. Steve Prefontaine

 

Follow your passion, and success will follow you.Terri Guillemets

 

I think the success around any product is really about subtle insights. You need a great product and a bigger vision to execute against

 

I think when you do things outside of what you’re interested in, you meet people and get ideas to bring in to whatever it is you love doing the most. Gia Coppola.

 

In markets, you have rich years, and you have less rich years. Arpad Busson

 

In the business world, you have exams every day. Akio Morita

 

One of Netscape’s main attractions to customers from Day One is that we provide alternatives. And that’s cherished by many customers – certainly not all. Jim Barksdale

 

Strong organizations with strong risk controls will survive and prosper. Arpad Busson

 

The biggest risk is not taking any risk. Mark Zuckerberg

 

The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore.Cyril Connolly

 

There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else. Sam Walton

 

Too many people, including the ad industry, believe the future is something that happens and just rolls them over in it’s wake. Cindy Gallop

 

Well, the sales of our products clearly demonstrate their value to businesses and to individuals. Jim Barksdale

 

You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere. Lee Iacocca

 

You know your business model is broken when you’re suing your customers. Paul Graham

 

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

 

The big value of the founder running the company is really two things_ the knowledge and the commitment. Ben Horowitz

 

The courage of leadership is giving others the chance to succeed even though you bear the responsibility for getting things done. – Simon Sinek.

 

The key is to set realistic customer expectations, and then to not just meet them but to exceed them—preferably in unexpected and helpful ways. Richard Branson

 

We’ve had three big ideas at Amazon that we’ve stuck with for 18 years, and they’re the reason we’re successful_ Put the customer first. Invent. And be patient. Jeff Bezos

 

Often any decision, even the wrong decision, is better than no decision. Ben Horowitz

 

Startups are rapidly changing systems. If you use an annual review cycle, you aren’t getting feedback at the same pace that you need to adapt and change the business. Fred Wilson

 

Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.

 

The ability to concentrate and to use time well is everything. Lee Iacocca

 

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

 

In 1998, Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos became an early investor in Google. He invested US$250,000, which was worth about US$2.2 billion today.

 

Make your marketing so useful people would pay you for it.Jay Baer

 

Marketing is a contest for people’s attention. Seth Godin

 

Building product is not about having a large team to manage. It is about having a small team with the right people on it. Fred Wilson

 

Everyone can tell you the risk. An entrepreneur can see the reward. Robert Kiyosaki

 

For the most ambitious young people, the corporate ladder is obsolete. Paul Graham

 

I hire people brighter than me and then I get out of their way.

 

I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better.

 

I wake up every morning and think to myself, ‘How far can I push the company forward in the next 24 hours.

 

If you push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking risk, really amazing.

 

If you never want to be criticized, for goodness’ sake don’t do anything new. Jeff Bezos

 

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. John D. Rockefeller

 

Long-term goals are dangerous. They limit you. They hinder you from reacting to new conditions. Ben Casnocha

 

Never go into business purely to make money. If that’s the motive you’re better. Richard Branson

 

Social Media is about the people! Not about your business. Provide for the people and the people will provide for you. – Matt Goulart

 

Successful people don’t fear failure but understand that it’s necessary to learn and grow from. Robert Kiyosaki

 

Talk of nothing but business, and dispatch that business quickly. Aldus Manutius

 

The bad news is, time flies. The good news is, you are the pilot. Michael Altshuler

 

The cost of being wrong is less than the cost of doing nothing. Seth Godin

 

“Don’t take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

 

A great business success was probably never attained by chasing the dollar, but is due to pride in one’s work – the pride that makes business an art. Henry L. Doherty

 

Artists work best alone. Work alone.Steve Wozniak

 

Be daring. Be first. Be different. Anita Roddick

 

Don’t think what’s the cheapest way to do it or the fastest way to do it, think ‘what’s the most amazing way to do it. Richard Branson

 

Entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create. David Karp

 

Get big quietly, so you don’t tip off potential competitors. – Chris Dixon.

 

Good behavior is everybody’s business, and good taste can be everyone’s goal. Millicent Fenwick

 

If you don’t have a competitive advantage, don’t compete. Jack Welch

 

If you get tired learn to rest, not to quit. Banksy

 

If hard work is your weapon, success will be your slave.

 

Success comes in cans not in can’ts.

 

Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in your life, it’s about what you INSPIRE others to do.

 

Successful people are not gifted_ they just work hard, then succeed on purpose. G.K. Nelson

 

Success today requires the agility and drive to constantly rethink, reinvigorate, react, and reinvent. Bill Gates

 

We innovate by starting with the customer and working backwards. That becomes the touchstone for how we invent. Jeff Bezos

 

We try to solve very complicated problems without letting people know how complicated the problem was. Jonathan Ive

 

When you receive criticism from well-meaning people, it pays to ask, ‘Are they right’ And if they are, you need to adapt what they’re doing. If they’re not right, if you really have conviction that they’re not right, you need to have that long-term willingness to be misunderstood. It’s a key part of invention. Jeff Bezos

 

You have to deeply understand the essence of a product in order to be able to get rid of the parts that are not essential. Jonathan Ive

 

You should pursue your passion. If you’re passionate about something and you work hard, then I think you will be successful. Pierre Omidyar

 

Innovation is moving at a scarily fast pace. Bill Gates

 

Innovation is saying ‘no’ to 1,000 things. Steve Jobs

 

It’s important to give a better country to your children, but it is more important to give better children to your country. Carlos Slim

 

Life can be much broader. You can embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it. Steve Jobs

 

Look for 3 things in a person. Intelligence, Energy, & Integrity. If they don’t have the last one, don’t even bother with the first two. Warren Buffett

 

Only fools use their mouth to speak. A smart man uses his brain, and a wise man uses his heart. Jack Ma

 

Small groups of people can have a really huge impact. Larry Page

 

Success is never owned, it is rented, and the rent is due every day. Rory Vaden

 

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

 

Great companies with the way they work, first start with great leaders. Steve Ballmer

 

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’. Larry Ellison

 

I like to tell people that all of our products and business will go through three phases. There’s vision, patience, and execution. Steve Ballmer

 

Anything you can imagine probably is doable, you just have to imagine it and work on it. Larry Page

 

 

 

A good job isn’t something you go out and find, it’s something you discover while you’re working.

 

Build a platform – prepare for the unexpected…you’ ll know you’re successful when the platform you’ve built serves you in unexpected ways. Pierre Omidyar

 

Improve the organization, you have to improve yourself and the organization gets pulled up with you.That is a big lesson.Indra Nooyi

 

Sustaining a successful business is a hell of a lot of work, and staying hungry is half the battle. Wendy Tan White

 

The secret to successful hiring is this; look for the people who want to change the world. Marc Benioff

 

You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets. Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

If you want to be the best, you have to do things that other people aren’t willing to do. Michael Phelps

 

Nothing works better than just improving your product. Joel Spolsky

 

Remember; It’s not innovation until it gets built. Garry Tan

 

Solving big problems is easier than solving little problems. Sergey Brin

 

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. Mark Zuckerberg

 

If you keep your eye on the profit, you’re going to skimp on the product. But if you focus on making really great products, then the profits will follow. Steve Jobs

 

A ‘startup’ is a company that is confused about. 1. What its product is, 2. Who its customers are. 3. How to make money.

 

A team aligned behind a vision will move mountain.

 

Business is a game, played for fantastic stakes, and you’re in competition with experts. If you want to win, you have to learn to be a master of the game. Sidney Sheldon

 

Business is still more often about whom you know, not what you know. Alejandro Cremades

 

Business opportunities are like buses there’s always another one coming.Richard Branson

 

Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost. Robert H. Schuller

 

Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed. Robert H. Schuller

 

Build your business success around something that you love – something that is inherently and endlessly interesting to you.Martha Stewart

 

Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.Dee Hock

 

Concentration is my motto – first honesty, then industry, then concentration. Andrew Carnegie

 

“Loyalty is not won by being first. It is won by being best. Stefan Persson

 

9 out of 10 businesses fail_ so I came up with a foolproof plan, create ten businesses.

 

A team aligned behind a vision will move mountains. Sell them on your roadmap and don’t compromise – care about the details, the fit and finish. – Kevin Rose.

 

Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing… layout, processes, and procedures. Tom Peters

 

As an entrepreneur, I try to push the limits. Pedal to the metal. Travis Kalanick

 

Being an entrepreneur is my dream job, as it tests ones tenacity.Gautam Adani

 

Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs. Henry Ford

 

Don’t count the things you do, do the things that count. Zig Ziglar

 

Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise.

 

‘Entrepreneur ‘just denotes that you recognize that you’re doing things across disciplines and that you’re blazing your own path. Pharrell Williams

 

Every problem is a gift. Without problems we would not grow. Anthony Robbins

 

For me, the winning strategy in any start-up business is, ‘Think big but start small. Carmen Busquets

 

Fortunes are built during the down market and collected in the up market. – Jason Calacanis

 

Hire character. Train skill. Peter Schutz

 

I have had some great successes and great failures. I think every entrepreneur has. I try to learn from all of them.Kevin O’Leary

 

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

 

If you want to change the fruits, you will first have to change the roots. If you want to change the visible, you must first change the invisible. T. Harv Eker

 

It’s not about the content we are creating but how much content our customers are creating for us. roger james hamilton

 

Markets come and go. Good businesses don’t. Fred Wilson

 

Running a startup is like being punched in the face repeatedly, but working for a large company is like being waterboarded. – Paul Graham

 

There is no luck in business. There’s only drive, determination, and more drive. Sophie Kinsella

 

Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success. Biz Stone

 

To be outstanding – get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Alrik Koudenburg

 

You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die. Jack Ma

 

In the startup world, ‘not working’ is normal.Paul Graham

 

It’s better to make a few people really happy than to make a lot of people semi-happy. Paul Graham

 

It’s easier to stand on the sidelines, criticize, and say why you shouldn’t do something. The sidelines are crowded. Get in the game. Robert Kiyosaki

 

It’s pretty clear that [customers] know what their budgets are now, and what they want to. Ben Horowitz

 

The absolute fundamental aim is to make money out of satisfying customers. John Egan

 

The more successful you are, the more you need to learn and grow. Your commitment to learning has to be continuous and unrelenting. John Donahoe

 

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. Steve Jobs

 

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

 

Work for someone who believes in you, because when they believe in you, they’ll invest in you. Marissa Mayer

 

You can’t have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you. Marissa Mayer

 

Your business has to work when it’s small in order to survive to the point where it gets big. Seth Godin

 

Your employees know each other better than they know you. Ben Horowitz

 

When it gets difficult is often right before you succeed.

 

Write your principles in pen and your business model in pencil. Josh Kopelman

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