motivational startup quotes

25 Motivational Startup Quotes

Whether you’re starting your own business, and need some inspiration, or are already in the early stages of your startup and need motivation, we’ve got you covered. We’ve prepared a list of 25 motivational startup quotes which will give you a little boost, whenever you need it.

Always keep in mind that starting your own business has its challenges, but the road is definitely worth it.

  1. “Any time is a good time to start a company.” – Ron Conway, investor, SV Angel
  2. “Ideas are a commodity. Execution of them is not.” – Michael Dell, chairman, and CEO of Dell
  3. “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, and CEO of Amazon
  4. “It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day hard work of running a business and completely forget that while solving problems and building something you can be proud of, you also have an incredible opportunity to shape the future. Even better, you have the chance to meet amazing people and do amazing things along the way. It’s important not to get lost among the trees and forget about the amazing, beautiful forest you’re planting.” – Colin Wright, co-founder of Asymmetrical Press
  5. “You just have to pay attention to what people need and what has not been done.” – Russell Simmons, founder of Def Jam
  6. [bctt tweet=”“Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.” – Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO” username=”slackvacation”]
  7. “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” – Drew Houston, Dropbox Co-Founder, and CEO
  8. “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, Amazon Founder and CEO
  9. “User experience is everything. It always has been, but it’s undervalued and underinvested in. If you don’t know user-centered design, study it. Hire people who know it. Obsess over it. Live and breathe it. Get your whole company on board.” – Evan Williams, Co-Founder, Twitter
  10. “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” –Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister
  11. “High expectations are the key to everything.” –Sam Walton, Walmart Founder
  12. [bctt tweet=”“If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” – Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder” username=”slackvacation”]
  13. “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, Entrepreneur and “Shark Tank” Judge
  14. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into smaller manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” –Mark Twain, American Humorist and Author
  15. “If you’ve got an idea, start today. There’s no better time than now to get going. That doesn’t mean quit your job and jump into your idea 100 percent from day one, but there’s always small progress that can be made to start the movement.” -Kevin Systrom, Founder of Instagram
  16. “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.” -Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Founder
  17. “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, AOL co-founder
  18. “The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.” -Oprah Winfrey, Entertainer, and Entrepreneur
  19. “You must be very patient, very persistent. The world isn’t going to shower gold coins on you just because you have a good idea. You’re going to have to work like crazy to bring that idea to the attention of people. They’re not going to buy it unless they know about it.” -Herb Kelleher, Founder of Southwest Airlines
  20. “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, Evernote CEO
  21. “Don’t wait for perfection. Life isn’t perfect. Do the best you can and ship. Real people ship, and then they test and then they ship again. Then you wake up one day and you have something insanely great.” -Guy Kawasaki, Entrepreneur
  22. [bctt tweet=”“Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes playing a poor hand well.” –Jack London, Author” username=”slackvacation”]
  23. “The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.” –Marc Benioff, Salesforce CEO
  24. “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, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Apple
  25. “When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue.” – Josh James, Omniture CEO and co-founder