20 Iconic Quotes from Famous Entrepreneurs

Weronika Wysocka

Chief Design Officer
The Starting Idea

Let’s face it – Entrepreneurship is not for everyone.

It can make you question your beliefs, your vision, your capabilities, your courage, make you lose friends and sometimes make you feel terrifyingly lonely.

BUT here’s the deal.

Due to the above causal effects of pursuing it, entrepreneurship becomes something which simply does not restrict itself to business and the art of making money, it actually becomes a highly valuable life exercise which embodies the spirit of the victory. It becomes an activity which when pursued with the right mindset, can transform all your vulnerabilities into a relentless force of unbreakable will.

From the spirit of NEVER giving up to the value of self-preservation, from ability to take a hit to overcoming the abyss of fear, pursuing entrepreneurship is enrolling you in the high school of life which will lead you to graduate as your best self EVER.

Based on these thoughts, we bring 20 iconic quotes from famous entrepreneurs which will teach you about life, love, passion, overcoming fear and biggest of all – Relentless Perseverance.

Use these quotes in your life whenever you feel down or out, whenever someone close to you does not believe in your vision or when you feel afraid of taking the next big step.

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.”  Steve Jobs

“If you don’t give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the greatest failure.” – Jack Ma

“If you don’t give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the greatest failure.” – Jack Ma

“Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world… If you do so, you are insulting yourself.” – Bill Gates

“The most important investment you can make is in yourself.”– Warren Buffet

“If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.” – Elon Musk

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk.” –  Mark Zuckerberg

“One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.” – Jeff Bezos

“We only get to play this game one time. We have one life.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

“Pursuing your passions makes you more interesting, and interesting people are enchanting.” – Guy Kawasaki

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

“Ups and downs in life are very important to keep us going, because a straight line even in an ECG means we are not alive.” – Ratan Tata

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

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford 

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” – Tony Robbins

“Always deliver more than expected.” – Larry Page

“Don’t be shy about believing in your ideas— even if folks around you think you’re crazy.” – Tim Westergren

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

“F-E-A-R has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.” – Zig Ziglar

“If you don’t give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the greatest failure.” – Jack Ma

“I’ve only had two rules. Do all you can and do it the best you can. It’s the only way you ever get that feeling of accomplishing something.” – Harland David Sanders

So, what you think of our list? Any one of your favorites which we missed out on? Share your picks, be it of a famous entrepreneur or your own, in the comments section. We would love to hear from you.

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Here’s one more to go which perfectly captures the sentiment of entrepreneurship and actually comes from none other than a Jedi Master –

“Do or do not, there is no try.”

Weronika Wysocka

Weronika Wysocka is a designer of The Starting Idea, a growth marketing and self-development magazine exclusively focused towards giving fast-paced actionable strategies and tools for the modern day entrepreneur. Passionate about the art of expressing emotions through design, Weronika has headed multiple graphic designing and motion graphics projects in her illustrious career. She aims to share her knowledge and skills with other design enthusiasts through The Starting Idea platform.