46 Significant Quotes for Startup Owners that Never Fail to Motivate

There are days when you feel all cheery and breezy and there are days when you feel the blues and need an instant morale booster to get through the day. While you can always take a break and turn to friends and family to get the much needed mood upliftment, there are other ways, which will immediately buoy up your spirits.

Here is a bunch of motivational quotes, which will inspire you and uplift your spirits. These have helped me get through particularly gloomy days and I am sure that they will be equally helpful for you. Take a look!

“Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you.” – Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“High expectations are the key to everything.” – Sam Walton, Walmart Founder 

“Trust your instincts.” – Estée Lauder, Founder, Estée Lauder 

“Make your team feel respected, empowered and genuinely excited about the company’s mission.” – Tim Westergen, Pandora Founder 

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

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” – Bill Gates, Microsoft Founder and former CEO 

“If you’re passionate about something and you work hard, then I think you will be successful.” – Pierre Omidyar, eBay Founder 

“Unless you are a fortune-teller, long-term business planning is a fantasy.” – Jason Fried, Founder, 37signals 

“If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.” – Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors 

“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” – Thomas Edison, Co-founder of General Electric

“Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.” – Jack Dorsey, Co-founder of Twitter 

“Nothing works better than just improving your product.” – Joel Spolsky, Co-founder of Stack Overflow 

“The best startups generally come from somebody needing to scratch an itch.” – Michael Arrington, TechCrunch Founder 

“The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something.” – Seth Godin, Founder of Squidoo 

“You just have to pay attention to what people need and what has not been done.” – Russell Simmons, Founder of Def Jam 

“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” – Scott Belsky, Behance Co-founder 

“Fail often so you can succeed sooner.” – Tom Kelley, Ideo partner 

“It’s not that we need new ideas, but we need to stop having old ideas.” – Edwin Land, Polaroid Co-founder 

“It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower.” – Paul Graham, YCombinator co-founder 

“An entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create.” – David Karp, Tumblr CEO 

“Stay self-funded as long as possible.” – Garrett Camp, Founder of Expa, Uber and StumbleUpon

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk.” – Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Founder and CEO 

“Things that annoy me end up fueling my ideas.” – Josh James, Omniture CEO 

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs, CEO, Apple 

“You don’t choose your passions. Your passions choose you.” – Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon 

“Sweat equity is the best startup capital.” – Mark Cuban, Cou-founder, HDNET 

“If you’re not working on your best idea, you’re doing it wrong.” – David Heinemeier Hansson, Ruby on Rails 

“There is no finish line. So love the journey.” – David Weekly, Founder of PBWorks 

“Not having clear goal leads to death by a thousand compromises.” – Mark Pincus, Co-founder, Zynga 

“If you want to succeed, you’ve got to be okay to just lose control.” – Alexis Ohanian, Co-founder, Reddit 

“As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.” – Donald Trump, Chairman of Trump Organization 

“Theory is splendid but until put into practice, it is valueless.” – James Cash Penney, J.C. Penney founder 

“Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” – Howard Schultz, Starbucks CEO 

“You can’t make anything viral, but you can make something good.” – Peter Shankman, HARO founder 

“Anything that is measured and watched, improves.” – Bob Parsons, GoDaddy founder

“Turn a perceived risk into an asset.” – Aaron Patzer, Mint founder 

“If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.” –
John D. Rockefeller, Founder of Standard Oil Company 

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