The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something. —Seth Godin (Founder, Squidoo)

Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that. —Anthony Volodkin (Founder, Hype Machine)

You jump off a cliff and you assemble an airplane on the way down. —Reid Hoffman (Co-Founder, LinkedIn)

If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large. —Jeff Bezos (Founder & CEO, Amazon Inc.)

Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you. —Tony Hsieh (CEO, Zappos)

The value of an idea lies in the using of it. —Thomas Alva Edison (Co-founder, General Electric)

Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect. —Jack Dorsey (Co-Founder, Twitter)

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 (CEO, Chairman & Co-Founder, Apple Inc.)

It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. —Scott Belsky (Co-Founder, Behance)

Theres nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team. —Jason Fried (Founder, 37signals)

Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once. —Drew Houston (CEO & Founder, Dropbox)

Get five or six of your smartest friends in a room and ask them to rate your idea. —Mark Pincus (CEO, Zynga)

If there’s something you want to build, but the tech isn’t there yet, just find the closest possible way to make it happen. —Dennis Crowley (Co-Founder, Foursquare)

Nothing works better than just improving your product. —Joel Spolsky (Co-Founder Stack Overflow)

If you’re interested in the living heart of what you do, focus on building things rather than talking about them. —Ryan Freitas (Co-Founder,

Entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create. —David Karp (CEO& Founder, Tumblr)

The last 10% it takes to launch something takes as much energy as the first 90%. —Rob Kalin (Founder, Etsy)

Don’t play games that you don’t understand, even if you see lots of other people making money from them. —Tony Hsieh (CEO, Zappos)

Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard. —Guy Kawasaki Co-Founder, Alltop)

Every day that we spent not improving our products was a wasted day. —Joel Spolsky (Co-Founder, Stack Overflow)

I doubt Ill ever go back to corporate work. Once you see the light, there is no turning back. —Magnus Jepson (Co-Founder, WooThemes)

Stay self-funded as long as possible. —Garrett Camp (Founder of Expa, Uber & StumbleUpon)

Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success. —Biz Stone (Co-Founder, Twitter)

Turn a perceived risk into an asset. —Aaron Patzer (Founder, Mint)

Anything that is measured and watched, improves. —Bob Parsons (Founder, GoDaddy)

Fortunes are built during the down market and collected in the up market. —Jason Calacanis (Founder, LAUNCH Ticker)

The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world. —Marc Benioff (CEO, Salesforce)

I try not to make any decisions that Im not excited about. —Jake Nickell (CEO & Founder, Threadless)

See things in the present, even if they are in the future. —Larry Ellison (Co-Founder, Oracle)

You can’t make anything viral, but you can make something good. —Peter Shankman (Founder, HARO)

It’s more effective to do something valuable than to hope a logo or name will say it for you. —Jason Cohen (Founder, Smart Bear Software)

Don’t worry about funding if you don’t need it. Today it’s cheaper to start a business than ever. —Noah Everett (Founder, Twitpic)

I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying. —Jeff Bezos (Founder & CEO, Amazon Inc.)

You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea. —Larry Page (Co-Founder, Google)

A startup is a company that is confused about – What its product is. Who its customers are. How to make money.—Dave McClure (Co-Founder, 500Startups)

No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if youre playing a solo game, youll always lose out to a team. —Reid Hoffman (Co-Founder, LinkedIn)

In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination. —Steve Case (Co-Founder, AOL)

Embrace what you dont 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 (Founder, SPANX)

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, Wendys)

As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big. —Donald Trump (President, The Trump Organization)

Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you’re right. —Henry Ford (Founder, Ford Motor Company)

Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical. —Howard Schultz (CEO, Starbucks)

You shouldn’t focus on why you can’t do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions. —Steve Case (Co-Founder, AOL)

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. —Walt Disney (Founder, Disney)

A person who is quietly confident makes the best leader. —Fred Wilson (Co-Founder, Union Square Ventures)

We are really competing against ourselves; we have no control over how other people perform. —Pete Cashmore (CEO & Founder, Mashable)

Always deliver more than expected. —Larry Page (Co-Founder, Google)

Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. —Mary Kay Ash (Founder, Mary Kay Cosmetics)

You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over. —Richard Branson (Founder, Virgin Group)

Even if you don’t have the perfect idea to begin with, you can likely adapt. —Victoria Ransom (Co-Founder, Wildfire Interactive)

High expectations are the key to everything. —Sam Walton (Founder, Walmart)

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, Pinterest)

You just have to pay attention to what people need and what has not been done. —Russell Simmons (Founder, Def Jam)

Don’t be afraid to assert yourself, have confidence in your abilities and don’t let the bastards get you down. —Michael Bloomberg (Founder, Bloomberg L.P.)

Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself —Oprah Winfrey (Founder, Harpo Productions & OWN)

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. — Col. Harland Sanders (Founder, KFC)

So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard. —Caterina Fake (Co-Founder, Flickr)

Trust your instincts. —Estee Lauder (Founder, Estee Lauder)

There’s lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: it’s to change the world. —Phil Libin (CEO, Evernote)

If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business. —Ray Kroc (Founder, McDonalds)

Theory is splendid but until put into practice, it is valueless. —James Cash Penney (Founder, J.C. Penney)

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. —Bill Gates (Co-Founder, Microsoft)

If you define yourself by how you differ from the competition, youre probably in trouble. —Omar Hamoui (Co-Founder, AdMob)

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. —Steve Jobs (CEO, Chairman & Co-Founder, Apple Inc.)

If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you dont have to have a master plan with how things will play out. —Mark Zuckerberg (Founder, Facebook)

Wonder what your customer really wants? Ask. Don’t tell. —Lisa Stone (CEO & Co-Founder, BlogHer)

If you’re passionate about something and you work hard, then I think you will be successful.—Pierre Omidyar (Chairman & Founder, Ebay)

Get a mentor in the applicable field if you’re at all unsure of what you’re looking for. —Kyle Bragger (Founder, Forrst)

When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue. —Josh James (CEO & Co-Founder, Omniture)

Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming. – Richard Branson (Founder, Virgin Group)

There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them. – Seth Godin (Founder, Squidoo)

A man should never neglect his family for business. – Walt Disney (Founder, Disney)

The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed. – Henry Ford (Founder, Ford Motor Company)

I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity. – Oprah Winfrey (Founder, Harpo Productions & OWN)

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas Alva Edison (Co-founder, General Electric)


Source: In House