17 inspirational start-up quotes

Bill Gates: Microsoft co-founder

"If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them."

Guy Kawasaki: Author, investor and business advisor

“Greatness is won, not awarded.”

Sir Richard Branson: Virgin founder

“Don't look for quick and easy fixes. Find the right people then find the right solution together.”

Steve Jobs: Apple co-founder

“If you don’t love something, you’re not going to go the extra mile, work the extra weekend, challenge the status quo as much.”

Peter Jones: British entrepreneur and investor

“Tycoons go the extra mile. Successful entrepreneurs battle against all the odds to build their business and always appreciate when it is time to get out.”

Mark Constantine: Lush Cosmetics co-founder

“Employ passionate, enthusiastic, ethical people. Employ the fanatics. Employ the crazy people that other people won’t employ because they’re too crazy.”

Dame Mary Perkins: Specsavers co-founder

“You might think an idea sounds glamorous, but you have to say, ‘Is it really going to help the company?’”

Charlie Mullins: Pimlico Plumbers CEO

“I keep being asked when's the right time to start a business and what I say is the best time is when you're ready. If you sit on the fence then you're not going go anywhere.”

Deborah Meaden: British businesswoman

“Every venture is unique. Each has its own opportunities and own particular problems to solve and hurdles to overcome.”

Oprah Winfrey: American media proprietor  

“If you want to accomplish the goals of your life, you have to begin with the spirit.”

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook co-founder

“Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.”

Colonel Sanders: KFC founder

“You have got to like what you are doing, you have got to be doing something worthwhile so you can like it—because it is worthwhile, that it makes a difference, don’t you see?”

Jeff Bezos: Amazon CEO

"If you never want to be criticised, for goodness' sake don't do anything new." 

Thomas Edison: American Inventor

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Peter Drucker: Austrian-born author

"Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth."

James Dyson: British inventor

“What I've learned from running is that the time to push hard is when you're hurting like crazy and you want to give up. Success is often just around the corner.”

Alan Sugar: Amstrad and media personality

"A good leader is not necessarily the most popular person in their business, but the best ones are liked because they are respected for their clarity and vision."  

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