Business Quotes

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

John Quincy Adams

Always deliver more than expected.

Larry Page

Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.

Anthony Volodkin

Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.

Jack Dorsey

Always look for the fool in the deal. If you don’t find one, it’s you.

Mark Cuban

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.

Bill Gates

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

The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.

Reid Hoffman

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.

Steve Jobs

The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow.

Ingvar Kamprad

Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations.

Tim O’Reilly

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

Helen Keller

There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.

Jason Fried

Best startups generally come from somebody needing to scratch an itch.

Michael Arrington

Every day that we spent not improving our products was a wasted day.

Joel Spolsky

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

Biz Stone

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

Peter Shankman

I try not to make any decisions that I’m not excited about.

Jake Nickell

You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea.

Larry Page

All humans are entrepreneurs not because they should start companies but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA.

Reid Hoffman

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

Henry David

Embrace what you don’t 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

Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.

Howard Schultz

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

Conrad Hilton

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

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.

Henry Ford

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

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

Richard Branson

You need to have a culture instead of a payroll so that people watch themselves. What does this? Not money, but enhanced self-esteem.

Steve Wynn

Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember–the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you.

Zig Ziglar

So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.

Caterina Fake

Most people fail in science because they talk themselves out of doing the experiment. Ideas are a dime a dozen. What makes the difference is the execution of the idea.

Craig Venter

If you can push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking a risk, really amazing things can happen.

Marissa Mayer

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