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50 Quotes from Businessmen

Updated: Jul 28

Business is one of the oldest traits of the human race. In this article, you will learn 50 quotes from businessmen who have achieved success in their fields. These quotes should get you motivated for the second half of the year, the important half.

So, whether you would like to ramp up your sales this summer or devise an intricate plan for the holidays, these quotes from businessmen are definately going to prepare your mentality for your company's growth.

1. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” — Bill Gates

2. “If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large.” — Jeff Bezos

3. “Always look for the fool in the deal. If you don’t find one, it’s you.” — Mark Cuban

4. “There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.” — Jason Fried

5. “Always think outside the box and embrace opportunities that appear, wherever they might be.” — Lakshmi Mittal

6. “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” — Guy Kawasaki

7. “Don’t play games that you don’t understand, even if you see lots of other people making money from them.” — Tony Hsieh

8. “Don’t worry about funding if you don’t need it. Today it’s cheaper to start a business than ever.” — Noah Everett

9. “In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination.” — Steve Case

10. “A person who is quietly confident makes the best leader.” — Fred Wilson

11. “Always deliver more than expected.” — Larry Page

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

13. “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

14. “Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.” — Tony Hsieh

15. “Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop.” — Jeffrey Zeldman

16. “An entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create.” — David Karp

17. “Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” — Biz Stone

18. “Data beats emotions.” — Sean Rad

19. “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

20. “If you’re passionate about something and you work hard, then I think you will be successful.”— Pierre Omidyar

21. “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

22. “The stars will never align, and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. ‘Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it’s important to you and you want to do it ‘eventually,’ just do it and correct course along the way.” — Tim Ferriss

23. “If you define yourself by how you differ from the competition, you’re probably in trouble.” — Omar Hamoui

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

25. “Get five or six of your smartest friends in a room and ask them to rate your idea.” — Mark Pincus

26. “The last 10% it takes to launch something takes as much energy as the first 90%.” — Rob Kalin

27. “Get a mentor in the applicable field if you’re at all unsure of what you’re looking for.” — Kyle Bragger

28. “Fortunes are built during the down market and collected in the upmarket.” — Jason Calacanis