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20+ Motivational Business Quotes From Most Successful Entrepreneurs


Running a business isn’t easy, you have to go through a lot of ups and downs and still have to keep your calm, situations are more intense when the business is in its initial stage or when you are trying to make a start-up work. Sometimes it happens that even after putting a lot of efforts you don’t get desired results and trust me, those times are the worst, but you have to move on really fast and get ready for the next challenge.

In case, you have had some bad business deals or feeling demotivated, here are 20+ motivational and inspiring business quotes from the most successful entrepreneurs of the world, listen to what they say, because they have reached there, after facing a lot of failures and they know exactly how it feels to be demotivated & how to get out of that state of mind and rise up again.

Check out the these quotes, get inspired and suit up for the next big business challenge that life throws at you.

1. Ben Horowitz (Co-founder, Opsware)

” As a startup CEO, I slept like a baby. I woke up every 2 hours and cried.”

Ben Horowitz Quote

2. Drew Houston (Co-founder and CEO, Dropbox)

“Don’t worry about failure, you only have to be right once.”

Drew Houston Quote

3. Bill Gates (Co-founder, Microsoft)

“Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.”

Bill Gates Quote

4. Dave McClure (Founder, 500 Startups)

“A ‘startup’ is a company that is confused about – 1. What its product is, 2. Who its customers are. 3. How to make money.”

dave mcclure Quote

5. Dennis Crowley (Co-founder, FourSquare)

“If there’s something  you want to build, but the tech isn’t there yet, just find the closest possible way to make it happen.”

Dennis-Crowley Quote

6. Joel Spolsky (CEO, Stack Exchange)

“Nothing works better than just improving your product.”

Joel_spolsky Quote

7. Jeff Bezos (Founder and CEO, Amazon.com)

“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 Quote

8. Mark Zuckerberg (Co-founder and CEO, Facebook)

“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 Quote

9. Larry Page (Co-founder and CEO, Google)

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

Larry Page Quote

10. Reid Hoffman (Founder, LinkedIn)

“If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.”

Reid hoffman Quote

11. Larry Ellison (CEO, Oracle Corporation)

“Act confident, even when you’re not. ”

larry_ellison Quote

12. Seth Godin (Marketing Wizard)

“If you are deliberately trying to create a future that feels safe, you will willfully ignore the future that is likely.”

seth_godin Quote

13. Paul Graham (Co-founder, Paul Graham)

“It’s better to make a few people really happy than to make a lot of people semi-happy.”

Paul graham Quote

14. Richard Branson (Founder, Virgin Group)

“Don’t think what’s the cheapest way to do it or what’s the fastest way to do it. think  ‘what’s the most amazing way to do it.”

Richard Branson Quote

15. Warren Buffet (CEO, Berkshire Hathaway)

“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”

warren_buffett Quote

16. Steve Wozniak (Co-founder, Apple Inc.)

“Artists work best alone. Work alone.”

Stephen-Wozniak Quote

17. Steve Jobs (Co-founder, Apple Inc.)

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.”

Steve jobs Quote

18. Tom Preston – Werner (President, GitHub)

“When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say ‘wow, that was an adventure,’ not ‘wow, I sure felt safe.'”

Tom+Preston-Werner+(GITHUB) Quote

19. Ted Turner (Founder, CNN)

“Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise”

Ted Turner Quote

20. Fred Wilson (Co-founder, Unique Square Ventures)

“Markets come and go. Good businesses don’t.”

Fred Wilson Quote

21. Guy Kawasaki (Co-founder, Alltop)

“A good idea is about ten percent and implementation and hard work, and luck is 90 percent.”

guy kawasaki Quote

22. Sheryl Sandberg (COO, Facebook)

“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”

sandberg sheryl Quote

I hope you are feeling inspired now.

SEE ALSO: What To Do When Your Co-Founder Quits

If you are running a start-up or doing any sort of business, do share your learning and experiences in comments below the post and inspire others.


  1. ErikEmanuelli says:

    Hi Devinder,
    loved these quotes.
    Basically if you work hard, and you love what you do, results will come.
    This is very inspirational! :-)

    Thanks for sharing and have a fantastic weekend.

  2. DevinderMaheshwari says:

    ErikEmanuelli  Hi Erik,

    I am glad you enjoyed the post, feel free to share this post in your network and keep reading thetecnica :)