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Top 25 Startup Quotes for Starters

Top 25 Startup Quotes for the Starters

Quotes for Starters is an interesting compilation of the innumerable quotes strewn over the internet especially for the starters. It is always better to follow the foot steps of successful people because they would be the “Enlightened Masters” of the challenges and hurdles on the road to success.

has become a “Buzz Word” in the business environment and the very word “startup” can get your tweets more favorited. The very purpose of a startup is to bring an innovative idea into reality- be it a tech or a service based startup.

I hope to inspire the fresh set of startup with the following quotes right from Thomas Alva Edison to . Get Inspired and Keep Going…

1. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” 

2. “When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue.Josh James, Omniture CEO and co-founder

3. “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, Facebook founder

4. “There’s lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: it’s to change the world.” –Phil Libin, Evernote CEO

5. “User experience is everything. It always has been, but it’s undervalued and underinvested in. If you don’t know user-centered design, study it. Hire people who know it. Obsess over it. Live and breathe it. Get your whole company on board.Evan Williams, Co-Founder, Twitter

6. “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”  Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister

7. “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

8. “Don’t take too much advice. Most people who have a lot of advice to give — with a few exceptions — generalize whatever they did. Don’t over-analyze everything.  I myself have been guilty of over-thinking problems. Just build things and find out if they work.” – Ben Silbermann, Pinterest founder

9. “We are really competing against ourselves, we have no control over how other people perform.” – Pete Cashmore, Mashable founder and CEO

10. “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

11. “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

12. “No matter how brilliant your mind or , if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.” –Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder

13. “If you take a good idea and great execution, you will get much farther than taking a great idea with poor execution.” – Rohini Chakravarthy, Inksedge

14. “Invest in startups. Your college network can be very effective in finding them.” – Ankit Gupta, Pulse

15. “As a startup CEO, I slept like a baby. I woke up every 2 hours and cried.”Ben Horowitz,Co founder, Opsware

16. “Best startups generally come from somebody trying to scratch an itch.”Michael Arrington, Co founder, Techcrunch

17. “I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Alva Edison

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

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

20. “When the need to succeed is as bad as the need to breathe, then you’ll be successful.”Eric Thomas

21. “Always deliver more than expected.” – Larry Page

22. “Openly share and talk to people about your idea. Use their lack of interest or doubt to fuel your motivation to make it happen.” – Todd Garland

23. “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, Founder, Spanx

24. “The one thing that I think is critical in the entrepreneurial spirit is that it’s all attitude. If you think you can, then you’re half way there. If you say, ‘I can’t,’ then you’re defeated.”Debbi Fields, Founder, Mrs. Fields Cookies

25. “Starting your own business is like riding a roller coaster. There are highs and lows and every turn you take is another twist. The lows are really low, but the highs can be really high. You have to be strong, keep your stomach tight, and ride along with the roller coaster that you started.”Lindsay Manseau, photographer and entrepreneur

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