35 Inspirational and Motivational Quotes for Startups and Entrepreneurs

by Muhammad Irfan Raza
Published: Last Updated on

It is an era of startups, and there are hundreds of success stories of entrepreneurs which motivate us to be an entrepreneur, for example, Michael Dubin who founded Dollar Shave Club a billion-dollar company from a simple concept.

Being an entrepreneur could be surprising, rewarding and also frustrating, disappointing (you feel it at a particular stage of startup). If you are at the stage where Entrepreneurship becomes difficult, depressing and exhilarating these motivational and inspiration entrepreneurial quotes will motive you keep doing it.

35 Inspirational and Motivational Quotes

You should not be disappointed in what you are doing there are great examples of peoples who once felt same as you, but at the end of the day, they become highly successful. Following 35 inspirational and motivational quotes that will keep you motivated

  1. “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” – Drew Houston, Dropbox Co-Founder and CEO

  1. “The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”  – Nolan Bushnell, Entrepreneur

  1. Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.”
    — Anonymous

  1. “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, Apple

  1. “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” – Guy Kawasaki, Alltop Co-Founder and Entrepreneur

  1. The best reason to start an organization is to make meaning – to create a product or service to make the world a better place.” — Guy Kawasaki, Entrepreneur, Investor, Author

  1. Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.” — Thomas Edison, Inventor and Scientist

  1. The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” — Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist

  1. “Any time is a good time to start a company.” – Ron Conway, Noted Startup Investor, SV Angel


  1. “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” – Wayne Gretzy, Hockey Star

  1. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister

  1. “Ideas are commodity. Execution of them is not.” – Michael Dell, Dell Chairman and CEO

  1. What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” — Napoleon Hill, Author

  1. Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.” — Yoda, Jedi Master

  1. Choose a job that you like, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” — Confucius , Thinker and Philosopher

  1. “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

  1. “If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” – Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn Co-Founder and Venture Capitalist

  1. Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” — Jim Rohn, Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker

  1. Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle and a victory.” — Mahatma Gandhi, Political and Spiritual Leader

  1. Some people dream of great accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them.” — Anonymous

  1. An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.” — Roy Ash, California State Senator

  1. “The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.” – Walt Disney, Co-Founder, Disney

  1. The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake – you can’t learn anything from being perfect.” — Adam Osborne, American Author

  1. “Projections are just bullshit. They’re just guesses.” – Jason Fried, Founder, 37Signals

  1. Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” — Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist

  1. “Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes playing a poor hand well.” – Jack London, Author

  1. “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, Wendy’s

  1. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t — you’re right.” – Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company Founder

  1. “Always deliver more than expected.” – Larry Page, Co-Founder, Google

  1. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.”– Richard Branson, Virgin Group Founder

  1. “Even if you don’t have the perfect idea to begin with, you can likely adapt.” – Victoria Ransom, Wildfire Interactive Co-Founder

  1. In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”
    — Bill Cosby, Comedian, Actor, Author

  1. “Don’t be afraid to assert yourself, have confidence in your abilities, and don’t let the bastards get you down.” – Michael Bloomberg, Former Mayor of New York and Founder of Bloomberg L.P.

  1. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth, Baseball Legend

  1. “If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.” – Ray Kroc, McDonald’s Founder

I hope these 35 great inspirational and motivational quotes will motivate and encourage you to work smart and never give up. If you’re going to make your imagination a reality, you need to commit to identifying when you’re postponing, wasting time, avoiding the difficult tasks you should be doing.

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