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15 Inspiring Entrepreneur Quotes from Successful Entrepreneurs

November 8, 2010

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I found a great blog the other day called Inspiration Feed.  It has a lot of awesome design and graphic content.

My favorite post so far is one called “50 Inspiring Entrepreneur Startup Quotes.”  The post is incredible.

Following are 15 of my favorite quotes from this post.  Make sure you check out Inspiration Feed to read the rest of the quotes.

Here you go:

Quote #1
“Stay self-funded as long as possible.”
-Garrett Camp, co-founder of StumbleUpon

Quote #2
“Forget about your competitors, just focus on your customers.”
-Jack Ma, lead founder of Alibaba

Quote #3
“Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you.”
-Mark Cuban, co-founder of HDNet

Quote #4
“We live in a world where you’re not being eaten by a lion when you fail, you just have to get another job.”
-Michael Arrington, founder of TechCrunch

Quote #5
“If you’re building a product, you can’t be afraid of hearing criticism about it.”
-Kyle Bragger, co-founder of Forrst

Quote #6
“Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.”
-Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter

Quote #7
“When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for people telling you that you are nuts.”
-Larry Ellison, co-founder of Oracle

Quote #8
“The lean startup method is not about cost, it is about speed.”
-Eric Ries, Blogger of Startup Lessons Learned

Quote #9
“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”
-Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company

Quote #10
“Always deliver more than expected.”
-Larry Page, co-founder of Google

Quote #11
“The cost of hiring someone bad is so much greater than missing out on someone good.”
-Joe Kraus, partner in Google Ventures

Quote #12
“Don’t let people tell you your ideas are stupid – if you’re really passionate about something, find a way to build it.”
-Dennis Crowley, co-founder of Foursquare

Quote #13
“Any time is a good time to start a company.”
-Ron Conway, co-founder of SV Angel

Quote #14
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”
-Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple

Quote #15
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
-Walt Disney, co-founder of Walt Disney

Which quote is your favorite?  Let me know by leaving a comment below.

Sources:

Igor Ovsyannykov, 50 Inspiring Entrepreneur Startup Quotes, Inspiration Feed

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4 Comments
  1. Disney is my favorite! I meet a lot, A LOT of people who get all excited about their awesome ideas. I’ll talk to them a year later, and they’re still talking about them. Then someone else “steals” their idea and they piss and moan about how unlucky they are.

    Keep hustlin’, Joseph!

  2. I’m one of those guys who needs to take Walt Disney’s advice. :)

    Thanks for leaving a comment. I look forward to talking more.

  3. Joseph I have 3 favorites. Quote #1, #13 and #15.
    Keep it up. Your freshness online is contageous!
    Trophemus

  4. Trophemus,

    Those three quotes are great. I do try to keep it fresh. And also clean.

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