Words are powerful! Maybe more than we can imagine!
Quotes matter, not because prominent people uttered them, but because most of them are the result of their real-life experiences.
And since we’re brought up to believe that experience is the best teacher, a word of encouragement from such people is an excellent way to prepare for future challenges.
So, what can we learn from entrepreneurs of yesterday, today and the future?
Quotes on Starting and Running a Business
Always deliver more than expected.
– Larry Page, co-founder Google
Don’t play games that you don’t understand, even if you see lots of other people making money from them.
– Tony Hsieh, CEO Zappos
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 Wendys
Make your team feel respected, empowered and genuinely excited about the company’s mission.
–Tim Westergren, Pandora Founder
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
-Bill Gates, founder and CEO Microsoft
Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.
– Tony Hsieh, CEO Zappos
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, founder, and CEO of Facebook
Wonder what your customer really wants? Ask. Don’t tell.
–Lisa Stone, co-founder, and CEO of BlogHer
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 OReilly, founder, and CEO of OReilly Media
Get big quietly, so you don’t tip off potential competitors.
– Chris Dixon, co-founder, and CEO of Hunch
Quotes to Motivate You
I knew that if I failed, I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew that one thing I might regret is not trying.
-Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO Amazon
Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. Its a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.
– Oprah Winfrey, media proprietor
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, CEO, Chairman Apple Inc.
Quotes About Hard Work
Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.
– Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
– Vince Lombardi, executive, head coach, player NFL
If you’re passionate about something and you work hard, then I think you will be successful.
– Pierre Omidyar, founder, and chairman eBay
Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.
– Guy Kawasaki, co-founder Alltop
To wrap up
Words still mean nothing if you don’t implement these pieces of advice. The above business quotes can help drive you in the right direction—but only if you take action.