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900 Motivational Business Mindset Quotes (2023)

1. “Don’t be cocky. Don’t be flashy. There’s always someone better than you.” —Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos


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


3. “Data beats emotions.” —Sean Rad, founder of Tinder


4. “When you build technology it’s not just a matter of “what. ” In most cases the success ends up determined by “how” you build it—which foundations you used, how simple and scalable it is. ” - Tobi Lütke, founder and CEO of Shopify


5. “We owe a lot to Thomas Edison – if it wasn’t for him, we’d be watching television by candlelight.” – Milton Berle


6. “Everything we need in life is always around us but we miss them because we look afar and not around us.”


7. “You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out. ”


8. “No matter what, expect the unexpected. And whenever possible, be the unexpected. ” - Lynda Barry, cartoonist, author, and motivational speaker


9. “Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop.” —Jeffrey Zeldman, entrepreneur and web designer


10. “It is not the genius at the top giving directions that makes people great. It is great people that make the guy at the top look like a genius. ” - Simon Sinek, author and motivational speaker


11. “Find a truly original idea. It is the only way I will ever distinguish myself. It is the only way I will ever matter.” —John Nash, A Beautiful Mind


12. “Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won't so you can spend the rest of your life like most people cant. ”


13. “With self-discipline most anything is possible.” – Theodore Roosevelt


14. “When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are. ”


15. “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. ”


16. “Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know. ”


17. “Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life. ”


18. “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. ”


19. “If you really want to do something, You’ll find a way if you don’t you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn


20. “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. ”


21. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs (founder & CEO, Apple)


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


23. “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” —Guy Kawasaki, entrepreneur and co-founder of Alltop


24. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim Rohn


25. “Make your team feel respected, empowered and genuinely excited about the company’s mission. ”


26. “Some people can’t believe in themselves until someone else believes in them first.” —Sean Maguire, Good Will Hunting


27. “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Late on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” – Hebrews 12:11


28. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that other throw at him.”


29. “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” —Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author


30. “Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.” – Thomas A. Edison


31. “An idea can only become a reality once it is broken down into organized, actionable elements. ” - Scott Belsky


32. “When you build technology it’s not just a matter of “what.” In most cases the success ends up determined by “how” you build it—which foundations you used, how simple and scalable it is.” – Tobi Lütke, founder and CEO of Shopify


33. “You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.” – Oprah Winfrey


34. “If you’re not willing to work hard, let someone else do it. I’d rather be with someone who does a horrible job, but gives 110% than with someone who does a good job and gives 60%.” – Will Smith


35. “You just have to pay attention to what people need and what has not been done. ”


36. You never lose in business, either you win or you learn.


37. “Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company”


38. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” —David Brinkley, newscaster


39. “If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.” – Michael Jordan


40. “There’s this joy that comes from sitting down to solve a problem and standing up when it’s done and good. Building a company or managing people is never just done. ” - Drew Houston


41. “You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.” —Sam Levenson, humorist


42. “Change is the heartbeat of growth.” – Scottie Somers


43. “You can always do more than you think you can.” – John Wooden


44. “In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination.” —Steve Case, co-founder of AOL


45. “The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake – you can’t learn anything from being perfect”


46. “To win without risk is to triumph without glory. ”


47. “Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.”


48. “I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.” - Virginia Rometty


49. “Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.” - Oprah Winfrey


50. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” —Thomas Edison, entrepreneur and inventor


51. Unknown: “Never underestimate the power of a t-shirt. ”


52. “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” – Winnie the Pooh


53. “Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.” – Winston Churchill


54. “If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” – Ben Franklin


55. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb


56. “Winners never quit and quitters never win. ”


57. “There is no substitute for hard work.” —Thomas Edison, entrepreneur and inventor


58. “The real test is not whether you avoid this failure because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.” – Barack Obama


59. “We entrepreneurs are loners, vagabonds, troublemakers. Success is simply a matter of finding and surrounding ourselves with those open-minded and clever souls who can take our insanity and put it to good use. ”


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61. “Success is not convenient but it is always intentional. ”


62. “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” —Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company


63. “What most fail to realize, typically until it’s very late in the game, is that change happens to us whether we like it or not.” – Tom Asacker, The Business of Belief


64. “If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.” – Abraham Lincoln


65. “All great change in business has come from outside the firm, not from the inside.” – Peter Drucker


66. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. ” - Albert Einstein


67. “The difference between a boss and a leader: a boss says ‘Go!’ – a leader says, ‘Let’s go!’. ”


68. “Compromise is a mindset, not an activity.”


69. “The secret of greatness is simple: do better work than any other man in your field – and keep on doing it.” – Wilfred A. Peterson


70. I can't imagine a person becoming a success who doesn't give this game of life everything he's got. -- Walter Cronkite


71. “Vision without action is a daydream. ” - Karthik Shankar


72. “Don’t pass up something that’s attractive today because you think you will find something better tomorrow. ” - Warren Buffett


73. Drew Houston: “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once. ”


74. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. ”


75. “Take risks. Failure is a stepping stone to success. ”


76. “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”


77. “My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long University education that I never had — everyday I’m learning something new.” – Richard Branson, founder Virgin Group


78. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over. ”


79. “Startups are the truest passion projects. ” - Vinay Kanchan


80. “See things in the present, even if they are in the future.” —Larry Ellison, co-founder of Oracle


81. “Today, not starting is far, far worse than being wrong. If you start, you’ve got a shot at evolving and adjusting to turn your wrong into a right. But if you don’t start, you never get a chance. ” - Seth Godin, author and entrepreneur


82. “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. ”


83. “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to. ”


84. “Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.” —Wayne Huizenga, prolific US business person.


85. You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. -- Zig Ziglar


86. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. ” - John D. Rockefeller


87. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success achieved. ” – Helen Keller


88. “The things we fear the most in organizations- fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances – are the primary sources of creativity. ”


89. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”—Michael Jordan, former professional basketball player


90. “You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backward into safety.” – Abraham Maslow


91. “Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as survival, but that’s exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking. Running that first shop taught me business is not financial science; it’s about trading: buying and selling”


92. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” —Thomas Jefferson, Founding Father and President of the United States


93. “The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well.”


94. “High expectations are the key to everything. ”


95. “If you can count your money, you don’t have a billion dollars.” – J. Paul Getty


96. “Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.” —Alan Turing, The Imitation Game


97. “Business opportunities are like buses: there’s always another one coming. ” - Richard Branson


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


99. “Some people dream of success while others wake up and work.”


100. “Whatever your dream is, every extra penny you have needs to be going to that.” – Will Smith


101. It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.


102. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” —Conrad Hilton, founder of the Hilton Hotels chain


103. ”It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”


104. “We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are.” – Max Depree


105. “The Road To Success And The Road To Failure Are Almost Exactly The Same.”


106. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States


107. “On my own, I will just create, and if works, it works, and if it doesn't, I’ll create something else. I don't have any limitations on what I think I could do or I be.


108. “Before dreaming about the future or making plans, you need to articulate what you already have going for you – as entrepreneurs do. ”


109. “If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail.” – Kobe Bryant


110. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. ” – Vidal Sassoon


111. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success achieved.” – Helen Keller


112. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”


113. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ”


114. “Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely on my tenacity.” —Louis Pasteur, biologist, microbiologist and chemist


115. “Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember–the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you.” – Zig Ziglar


116. “Nobody has tried to swallow us since I’ve been here. I think they are afraid how we would taste.” – Steve Jobs


117. “I failed my way to success.”


118. “Sometimes that light at the end of the tunnel is a train.” – Charles Barkley


119. “In the world of business, the people who are most successful are those who are doing what they love. ” - Warren Buffett


120. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” — Martin Luther King


121. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair


122. “Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. ” – Coco Chanel


123. “An employer has no business with a man’s personality. The task is not to change personality, but to enable the person to achieve and to perform.” – Peter Drucker


124. “”If you can visualize it, if you can dream it, there’s some way to do it.” – Walt Disney


125. “It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” – Bill Gates, founder & CEO Microsoft


126. “If you broke a lot of rules as a kid, you’d probably make a great entrepreneur. ” - Harley Finkelstein, president of Shopify


127. “Poor people say, “I can’t afford. I can’t do that. I don’t have time.” It’s an escape. It’s easy to say I can’t afford it. “Oh, I’m tired.” “Oh, I can’t go to the gym.” When you could go to the gym. The truth is, you’re just too lazy to go to the gym.”


128. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon


129. “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” —Herman Melville, novelist


130. “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” —Charles Darwin, naturalist, geologist and biologist


131. “It’s important to be willing to make mistakes. The worst thing that can happen is you become memorable. ” - Sara Blakely


132. “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. ” – Albert Einstein


133. “If You Want To Reach An Agreement, Move From a Competitive Mindset to A Cooperative One”


134. “On my own, I will just create, and if works, it works, and if it doesn’t, I’ll create something else. I don’t have any limitations on what I think I could do or I be.”


135. “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. And, if you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” —Martin Luther King Jr., leader of the US civil rights movement


136. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. ”


137. My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal. We never lose, somehow we win out. -- Ronald Reagan


138. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.” —Thomas Edison


139. “Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable.”


140. “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford (founder Ford Motors)


141. Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice.


142. “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau


143. “Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” – Margaret Thatcher


144. “Stay away from negative people, they have a problem for every solution.” – Albert Einstein


145. “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne


146. “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. ” - Albert Einstein


147. “I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them. ” - Madam C. J. Walker, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and social activist


148. If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.


149. “It was courage, faith, endurance, and a dogged determination to surmount all obstacles that built this bridge.” – Thomas Watson


150. “We are a threshold of a sea change in the agency business.” David Louis-Edelman


151. Roy Ash: “An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it. ”


152. “There are 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. ”


153. “There is no man living who isn’t capable of doing more than he thinks he can do.” – Henry Ford


154. “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.


155. “Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” —Bernice Johnson Reagon, song composer, and social activist


156. “Wonder what your customer really wants? Ask. Don’t tell. ”


157. “Marketers need to build digital relationships and reputation before closing a sale.” – Chris Brogan


158. “Don’t ever make decisions based on fear. Make decisions based on hope and possibility. Make decisions based on what should happen, not what shouldn’t. ”


159. “If you want to grow you have to do something different from the majority of people. ”


160. “Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand. ” - Oprah Winfrey


161. “Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. ”


162. “Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.” – George Bernard Shaw


163. “If you’re passionate about something and you work hard, then I think you will be successful.” —Pierre Omidyar, founder and chairman of eBay


164. “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” —Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off


165. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” —Japanese proverb


166. Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. -- Wayne Dyer


167. “I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.”—Lily Tomlin, actress


168. “When times are bad is when the real entrepreneurs emerge. ”


169. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” ―Oprah Winfrey, media proprietor


170. “If people haven’t laughed at your dreams, then you aren’t dreaming big enough. Just keep pushing forward.” - Daymond John


171. “Run to the fire; don’t hide from it.”


172. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” —Babe Ruth, professional baseball player


173. “There is only one success- to be able to spend your life in your own way. ”


174. Unknown: “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. ”


175. “Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”


176. Leap, and the net will appear. -- John Burroughs


177. “The shorter way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.” – Mozart


178. “Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it. ” – William Durant


179. “The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall. ” - Vince Lombardi, football coach and NFL executive


180. “Don’t try to have it all. Aim for what matters most and what you’re willing to consistently work for. Don’t judge yourself and don’t judge others. Help other women lift each other up. ” - Jessica Herrin, CEO and Founder of Stella & Dot


181. “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs … one step at a time.” —Joe Girard, salesman


182. “Fearlessness is not the absence of fear. It's the mastery of fear. It's about getting up one more time than we fall down.” - Arianna Huffington


183. “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” – Dale Carnegie


184. “You’re fired.”


185. “You only have to do a few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.” – Warren Buffett


186. “Dedicate yourself to a core set of values. Without them, you will never be able to find personal fulfillment, and you will never be able to lead effectively. ”


187. If you can dream it, you can do it. -- Walt Disney


188. “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, co-founder of Github


189. “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” —Charles R. Swindoll, author, educator, and radio preacher


190. “The road to success is always under construction. ”


191. “The Way To Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing.”


192. “It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices.” —Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


193. “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.’”


194. “I could either watch it happen or be a part of it.” – Elon Musk


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


196. “Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.”


197. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing—that’s why we recommend it daily. ” - Zig Ziglar, author, salesman, and motivational speaker


198. I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail, than to attempt nothing and succeed. -- Robert H. Schuller


199. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. ”


200. “If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.” – Jack Dixon


201. “Having a mogul mindset is a guaranteed key to success that will set you apart from others.”


202. “Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them. ”


203. “Work alone is noble.” – Thomas Carlyle


204. “We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.” – Helen Keller


205. “Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.” - Mae Jemison


206. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”


207. “What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson, essayist, philosopher, and poet


208. “Fortunes are built during the down market and collected in the upmarket.” —Jason Calacanis, founder of LAUNCH Ticker


209. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” —John D. Rockefeller, oil industry business magnate


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


211. “The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds. ” - Mark Twain


212. “A woman is like a teabag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” – Eleonor Roosevelt


213. “The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda.”


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


215. “Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you. ”


216. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee


217. “I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite. ” – G. K. Chesterton


218. “I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist. ” - Virginia Rometty, former chairman, president and CEO of IBM


219. “Persistence is very important. you should not give up unless you are forced to give up.” Elon Musk


220. “There is little success where there is little laughter.”


221. “Get big quietly, so you don’t tip off potential competitors. ”


222. “The best customer service is if the customer doesn’t need to call you, doesn't need to talk to you. It just works. ” - Jeff Bezos


223. “Stay self-funded as long as possible. ”


224. “Everything in life has some risk, and what you have to actually learn to do is how to navigate it. ” - Reid Hoffman


225. “It’s a common misconception that money is every entrepreneur’s metric for success. It’s not, and nor should it be.”


226. “Don’t tell me how talented you are. Tell me how hard you work.” – Arthur Rubenstein


227. “Always think outside the box and embrace opportunities that appear, wherever they might be.” —Lakshmi Mittal, chairman & CEO of ArcelorMittal


228. Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.


229. “Don’t confuse schooling with education. I didn’t go to Harvard but the people that work for me did.” – Elon Musk


230. “Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything. ” - Napoleon Hill


231. “Whatever you are, be a good one.”


232. “Don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do something. You got a dream, you gotta protect it. When people can’t do something themselves, they are going to tell you that you can’t do it. You want something, go get it. Period.” – Will Smith


233. “I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. ” - Albert Einstein


234. “Make each day your masterpiece.” —John Wooden, basketball player


235. “The thing that motivates me is a very common form of motivation. And that is, with other folks counting on me, it’s so easy to be motivated.” – Jeff Bezos, Amazon


236. “The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be. ”


237. “Women are not as sentimental as men, and are not so easily touched with the unspoken poetry of nature, being less poetical, and having less imagination; they are more fitted for practical affairs, and would make fewer failures in business.” – Charles Dudley Warner


238. “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. ”


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


240. “There are no short cuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills


241. Bo Schembechler: “The Team! The Team! The Team!”


242. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. ” - Jim Rohn, entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker


243. “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” - Steve Jobs


244. “Fall seven times and stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb


245. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” —Thomas Edison, entrepreneur and inventor


246. “People think innovation is just having a good idea, but a lot of it is just moving quickly and trying a lot of things. ” - Mark Zuckerberg


247. “Why do we fall, sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.” —Alfred, Batman Begins


248. “You’re not in competition with other women. You’re in competition with everyone.” – Tina Fey


249. “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” – Confucius


250. “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. ”


251. “Business opportunities are like buses: there’s always another one coming.” - Richard Branson


252. “When you cease to dream you cease to live. ”


253. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” —George Addair, real-estate developer


254. “There’s no reason to have a plan B because it distracts from plan A.” – Will Smith


255. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney, co-founder of the Walt Disney Company


256. “Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.” —Arianna Huffington, co-founder of The Huffington Post and founder of Thrive Global


257. “As a leader, it’s a major responsibility on your shoulders to practice the behavior you want others to follow. ” - Himanshu Bhatia, founder & CEO of Ricovr Healthcare


258. “Dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change. ”


259. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. ”


260. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”


261. “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. ”


262. Opportunities don't happen, you create them. -- Chris Grosser


263. “Do what you love and success will follow. Passion is the fuel behind a successful career. ”


264. “Play by the rules, but be ferocious.” Phil Knight, Founder of Nike


265. “And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping? I’m working.” – Will Smith


266. “Everything started as nothing. ”


267. “Without consistency, you will never finish. So do what you feel passionate about. Take chances. Don’t be afraid to fail.” – Denzel Washington


268. “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” —William Feather, publisher and author


269. “All humans are entrepreneurs not because they should start companies but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA. ”


270. Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. -- Farrah Gray


271. “My Mother told me that fear was not an option. I was always told that women are stronger so I believed it”.


272. “Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”


273. “Remain a lifelong student. Don’t lose that curiosity. ”


274. “Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.” —Dale Carnegie, writer


275. “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor. ” - Elon Musk


276. “Whatever you do, don’t play it safe. Don’t do things the way they’ve always been done. Don't try to fit the system. If you do what's expected of you, you’ll never accomplish more than others expect. ” - Howard Schultz


277. “Always deliver more than expected. ”


278. “I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.” – Benjamin Franklin


279. “If you have a dream, you can spend a lifetime studying, planning, and getting ready for it. What you should be doing is getting started. ” - Drew Houston, co-founder and CEO of Dropbox


280. Unknown: “You have to believe it before you see it. ”


281. Theodore Roosevelt: “The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred with dust and sweat; who strives valiantly, who errs and may fall again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming. ”


282. “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” —Jim Rohn, business philosopher


283. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” ―Oprah Winfrey, media proprietor


284. “Do not let the memories of your past limit the potential of your future. There are no limits to what you can achieve on your journey through life, except in your mind.” ―Roy T. Bennett, author


285. If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can't hear them anymore.


286. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” —Colin Powell, US statesman and retired four-star general in the United States Army


287. “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, founder, and CEO of Amazon


288. “Work like hell. I mean you just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week. This improves the odds of success.” – Elon Musk


289. “Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations. ” - Mae Jemison


290. Marian Wright Edelman: “Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time. ”


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


292. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”


293. “Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions.” – Will Smith


294. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.”


295. “Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.” – Elbert Hubbard


296. “So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard. ” - Caterina Fake, co-founder of Flickr


297. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. ” - Henry David Thoreau


298. “Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from. ” - Seth Godin


299. “Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.” – Les Brown


300. “The best way to predict the future is to create it. ”


301. “The only way to get to where you want to go is to ruthlessly evaluate your where you are now. The key here is that your biggest obstacle in life is always yourself—not external factors.”


302. “People who don't accept or realize that they have a problem are very dangerous individuals. ”


303. “When the vision is clear, the results will appear. Keep your mindset positive as you work your plan, flourish, and always remember why you started.”


304. “In my mind, I’ve always been an A-list Hollywood superstar. Y’all just didn’t know yet.” – Will Smith


305. “What I do for my work is exactly what I would do if nobody paid me.”


306. “No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contribution of half of its citizens.”


307. “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you. ” - Oprah Winfrey


308. “If You Really Look Closely, Most Overnight Successes Took A Long Time.”


309. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ” - Winston Churchill


310. “Always look for the fool in the deal. If you don’t find one, it’s you.” – Mark Cuban, AXS TV Chairman, and entrepreneur


311. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill


312. “Every time we launch a feature, people yell at us.” —Angelo Sotira, co-founder of deviantART


313. “From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It’s not a miracle; we just decided to go.” – Tom Hanks


314. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” – Mark Twain


315. “Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect. ”


316. “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. ”


317. “You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the water slide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” – Tina Fey


318. “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. ”


319. “Entrepreneurship is the last refuge of the trouble-making individual. ” - Natalie Clifford Barney, playwright and novelist


320. “I think it’s wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly.” – Steven Wright


321. “It’s more effective to do something valuable than to hope a logo or name will say it for you. ”


322. “Strategy is a pattern in a stream of decisions.” – Henry Mintzberg


323. “You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea.” —Larry Page, co-founder of Google


324. “Getting past those labels for me, pretty much really easy, because I define myself”, said the tennis star Serene Williams.


325. “Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it.” – Steve Maraboli


326. “Don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” Michelle Obama


327. “Failure is success if we learn from it.” —Malcolm Forbes, entrepreneur and former publisher of Forbes magazine


328. “Have the end in mind and every day make sure you’re working towards it. ”


329. “Change the world. Build a business. Have fun.” – Evan Williams


330. “The most successful entrepreneurs I know are optimistic. It’s part of the job description.” Caterina Fake, Founder, Flickr


331. “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” —Aristotle, father of Western philosophy


332. “A strong woman believes that she is strong enough to face her journey, and a woman of faith believes that it is in this journey that she will become strong.” – Millie Leung, Entrepreneur, Author and Speaker


333. “In the journey of entrepreneurship, tenacity of purpose is supreme. ”


334. “Get a mentor in the applicable field if you’re at all unsure of what you’re looking for.” – Kyle Bragger, founder of Forrst, and co-founder of Exposure


335. Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. -- Winston Churchill


336. “A pivot is a substantive change in one or more of the nine boxes of the business model canvas.” – Steven Gary Blank


337. “Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.” —Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter


338. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. ”


339. “Strength shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald, fiction writer


340. “The last 10% it takes to launch something takes as much energy as the first 90%.” —Rob Kalin, founder of Etsy


341. “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. ”


342. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” —Martin Luther King, Jr., leader of the civil rights movement


343. “The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.” —Will Rogers, performer


344. “Failure is not about insecurity, it’s about lack of execution. ”


345. “I never dreamed about success, I worked for it.” —Estee Lauder, founder of Estee Lauder Cosmetics


346. “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” —Drew Houston, founder and CEO of Dropbox


347. “I dream, I test my dreams against my beliefs, I dare to take risks, and I execute my vision to make those dreams come true.” – Walt Disney


348. “You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea. ”


349. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”


350. “Success Is Not Final; Failure Is Not Fatal: It Is The Courage To Continue That Counts.”


351. “Show me a person who never made a mistake, and I will show you a person who never did anything. ”


352. “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” —Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company


353. Unknown: “Remember why you started. ”


354. “Longevity is a fleeting moment that lasts forever. ”


355. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” —Eleanor Roosevelt


356. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” —Muhammad Ali, professional boxer


357. “Making the decision to not follow a system or someone else’s rules has allowed me to really dig into what my own strengths and gifts are without spending time feeling jaded or wasteful. ” - Ishita Gupta, founder of Fear. less magazine


358. “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. ” - Anthony J. D'Angelo


359. “if anybody tells you there is a rule, break it. Thats the only thing that moves things forward"


360. “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 of Wendy’s


361. “What did he say?”


362. “Importantly, in a great team, you argue about ideas totally independent of ego. In great teams, the success of your idea is independent from your success. Just helping to find the best idea matters. ” - Tobi Lütke


363. “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it!” – Jonathan Winters


364. “People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.” – Elon Musk


365. “Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” —Thomas Edison, entrepreneur and inventor


366. “I don’t consider stardom to be anything related to me. I hope that the only way his business will ever change me will be (giving me) a good life.” – Jennifer Love Hewitt


367. “To get what you want in life you must develop the ability to think in the way


368. “Timing, perseverance, and 10 years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” —Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter


369. “I wake up every morning and think to myself, How far can I push the company forward in the next 24 hours.” – Leah Busque, Founder, and CEO, TaskRabbit


370. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”


371. “Diligence is the mother of good luck.” —Benjamin Franklin, a Founding Father of the United States


372. “I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one.” —Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft


373. “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” – Madeleine Albright


374. “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”


375. “Option A is not available. So let’s kick the sh** out of option B.” – Sheryl Sandberg


376. “Those proud of keeping an orderly desk never know the thrill of finding something that they thought irretrievably lost.” – Helen Exley


377. “Don't ever get to the point where you feel like you know it all. Life still has so much more to teach you.”


378. “Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. ” – Theodore Roosevelt


379. “Success is the sum of small efforts—repeated day in and day out.” —Robert Collier, author


380. “Margin” is the difference between the...


381. “Data beats emotions. ”


382. “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” —Steve Jobs, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Apple Inc.


383. “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” – Thomas Jefferson


384. “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ” – Winston Churchill


385. “Stop being an average mindset.”


386. “Ideas are commodity. Execution of them is not.” —Michael Dell, chairman, and CEO of Dell


387. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”


388. “In this lifetime, you don’t have to prove nothing to nobody, except yourself. And after what you’ve gone through, if you haven’t done that by now, it ain’t gonna never happen.” —Fortune, Rudy


389. Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work. -- Joseph Barbara


390. “Avoiding mistakes costs more than making them.” Omer Shai, CMO of Wix.com


391. “The future depends on what we do in the present.” – Mahatma Gandhi


392. “Depending on what they are, our habits will either make us or break us. We become what we repeatedly do.” – Sean Covey


393. “It doesn’t matter how many times you have failed. You only have to be right once.” – Mark Cuban


394. “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” – Michelangelo


395. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” Bill Gates, Co-founder of Microsoft


396. “Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.” – Oscar Wilde


397. “The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake- you can’t learn anything from being perfect. ”


398. Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen. -- Conan O'Brien


399. “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” – William Shakespeare


400. “If you are born poor, it’s not your mistake. But if you die poor, it’s your mistake.” – Bill Gates


401. Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right.


402. “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” —Jim Rohn, entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker


403. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ―Maya Angelou, poet, singer, and civil rights activist


404. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” —Henry David Thoreau, essayist, poet, and philosopher


405. There is always room at the top. -- Daniel Webster


406. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” —Winston Churchill, prime minister of Great Britain during World War II


407. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” Babe Ruth, Baseball Player


408. “Get a mentor in the applicable field if you’re at all unsure of what you’re looking for.” —Kyle Bragger, founder of Forrst and co-founder of Exposure


409. “Whatever you do, be different—that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you’re different, you will stand out. ” - Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop


410. “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. ”


411. “The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do”. – Kobe Bryant


412. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar


413. “You shouldn’t focus on why you can’t do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions. ”


414. “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t — you’re right. ”


415. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. ”


416. “If you owe the bank $100 that’s your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that’s the bank’s problem.” – J. Paul Getty


417. “Education costs money. But then so does ignorance.” —Sir Claus Moser, statistician


418. “Your words control your life, your progress, your results, even your mental and physical health. You cannot talk like a failure and expect to be successful.”


419. “If you don't love what you do, you won’t do it with much conviction or passion. ” - Mia Hamm


420. “Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself. ”


421. “I want the world to be better because I was here.” – Will Smith


422. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer


423. “Today’s accomplishments were yesterday’s impossibilities.” —Robert H. Schuller, motivational speaker


424. “Days are expensive. When you spend a day you have one less day to spend. So make sure you spend each one wisely. ”


425. “No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” —John Keating, Dead Poets Society


426. “You only have to do a few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong. ” – Warren Buffett


427. “So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.” —Caterina Fake, co-founder of Flickr


428. “You have to believe in yourself when no one else does—that makes you a winner right there.” —Venus Williams, professional tennis player


429. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway


430. The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson


431. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller


432. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”


433. “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” —Samuel Beckett, Irish avant-garde novelist and playwright


434. “The only thing worse than starting something and failing … is not starting something.” —Seth Godin, author, entrepreneur, and blogger


435. “A successful woman needs a mix of design and practicality.” – Donatella Versace


436. Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What's important is the action. You don't have to wait to be confident. Just do it, and eventually, the confidence will follow.


437. “Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.” – Babe Ruth


438. “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” —Steve Jobs, co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc.


439. “It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.” – J. K. Rowling


440. “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” —Thomas Edison, co-founder of General Electric


441. “It’s not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.” – Ann Landers


442. “Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.”


443. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” —Karen Lamb, author


444. It always seems impossible until it's done. -- Nelson Mandela


445. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell


446. “Recognizing your own progress is a huge part of feeling motivated to do more. Your brain is a great tool for your success. It is hard at work and automating the new things you are doing even when you are taking a break.”


447. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. ” - Simon Sinek


448. “Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.” —Oprah Winfrey, media proprietor


449. “It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” – Muhammad Ali


450. “The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.” —Socrates, father of Western philosophy


451. “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 of Wendy’s


452. “Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I’ve met people who don’t want to try for fear of failing.” —J.K. Rowling, novelist


453. “I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.” —G. K. Chesterton, writer, poet, and philosopher


454. “Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You.”


455. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” —Helen Keller, US author, political activist, and lecturer


456. “Empower yourself and realize the importance of contributing to the world by living your talent. Work on what you love. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you. ”


457. “Don’t be cocky. Don’t be flashy. There’s always someone better than you. ”


458. “There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.” —Jason Fried, 37signals founder and co-author of Rework


459. “Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.” —Anthony Volodkin, founder of Hype Machine


460. “It is difficult, but not impossible, to conduct strictly honest business.” – Mahatma Gandhi


461. “Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever you were gonna do anyway.“ —Robert Downey Jr., actor


462. “Even if you know the steps to succeed, without the right mindset, you won't do those steps.”


463. “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time. ” – Steve Jobs


464. “There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them. ” – Seth Godin


465. “We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in. ” - Arianna Huffington


466. “Nothing will slow your progress like a negative mindset.”


467. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. ” - Thomas Edison


468. “I think it is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. Since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition. ” - Larry Page


469. “What we learn with pleasure we never forget.” – Alfred Mercier


470. “If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.” -Elon Musk


471. “In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.” – Harold Geneen


472. “There’s a silly notion that failure’s not an option at NASA. Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough. ” - Elon Musk


473. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible!” -Audrey Hepburn


474. “Success is empty if you arrive at the finish line alone. The best reward is to get there surrounded by winners. ” - Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks


475. “We are really competing against ourselves, we have no control over how other people perform. ”


476. Mandy Hale: “There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others. ”


477. “Most people go broke for their kids but they won’t go rich.”


478. “Great men are not born great, they grow great.” —Vito Corleone, The Godfather


479. “Having a mogul mindset is a guaranteed key to success that will set you apart from the competition.”


480. “When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.” – Napoleon Hill


481. “Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it, or learn from it.” —Rafiki, The Lion King


482. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” —Stephen Covey, educator, author, and businessman


483. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. ” – Albert Schweitzer


484. “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” – Albert Einstein


485. “Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” —Golda Meir, fourth Prime Minister of Israel


486. “Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it.” – Lindsey Vonn


487. “If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large.” —Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon


488. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. ”


489. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. ”


490. “The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” —Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of the Wall Street


491. “If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.”


492. “Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide. ” - Marva Collins, educator and businesswoman


493. Well done is better than well said. -- Benjamin Franklin


494. “The origin of innovation and entrepreneurship is a creative mindset”


495. “If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it’s moving you away from your goals. ”


496. “I’d rather be optimistic and wrong, than pessimistic and right.” – Elon Musk


497. “There is no better measure of your values than how you spend your time. ” - Scott Belsky, co-founder of Behance


498. “Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it.” – Napoleon Hill


499. “My advice for anyone thinking of starting their own business is, above all, don’t wait. If you get an idea in the shower in the morning, try to make it the next day. ” - Harley Finkelstein


500. The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.


501. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”


502. ““Nothing is impossible; the word itself says ‘I’m possible!’” – Audrey Hepburn


503. “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill


504. “If you wake up deciding what you want to give versus what you’re going to get, you become a more successful person. In other words, if you want to make money, you have to help someone else make money. ” - Russell Simmons, co-founder of Def Jam Recordings


505. “The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it. ”


506. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar, author, salesman, and motivational speaker


507. “A bank is a place that will lend you money. If you can prove that you don’t need it.” – Bob Hope


508. “Talent can be hired, money has to be earned. ” – Vishnu


509. “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. ”


510. “Stop Chasing The Money And Start Chasing The Passion.”


511. “Chase the vision, not the money. The money will end up following you.” —Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos


512. “Wonder what your customer really wants? Ask. Don’t tell.” —Lisa Stone, co-founder and CEO of BlogHer


513. Oprah Winfrey: “Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow. ”


514. “You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.” —Eames, Inception


515. “Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. ”


516. Walt Disney: “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. ”


517. “Nothing can stop the power of a committed and determined people to make a difference in our society. Why? Because human beings are the most dynamic link to the divine on this planet. ”


518. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


519. Mi Oon: “We all have things we must do that we don’t really care to do and things we must do that we don’t mind doing, then there’s the goofing off. ”


520. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” —Maya Angelou, poet, singer, and civil rights activist


521. “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 of SPANX


522. “I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.” —Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father of the United States


523. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. -- Mark Twain


524. “One of the huge mistakes people make is that they try to force an interest on themselves. You don’t choose your passions; your passions choose you. ” - Jeff Bezos


525. “Get big quietly so you don’t tip off potential competitors.” —Chris Dixon, investor at Andreessen Horowitz


526. “Don't underestimate me. Just when you think you have me figured out, I'm already making other moves.”


527. “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. ”


528. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” —Les Brown, motivational speaker


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


530. “When you cease to dream you cease to live.”


531. “It’s almost always harder to raise capital than you thought it would be, and it always takes longer. So plan for that. ”


532. “Only those who are asleep make no mistakes.”


533. “Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation.” – Peter Drucker


534. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” —Paulo Coelho, lyricist and novelist


535. “Dream big. Start small. But most of all, start.” – Simon Sinek (Author and motivational speaker)


536. “Dreams don’t work unless you do.” – John C. Maxwell


537. “Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop.”


538. “Fall seven times and stand up eight.”


539. “If people haven’t laughed at your dreams, then you aren’t dreaming big enough. Just keep pushing forward. ” - Daymond John, founder, President, and CEO of FUBU


540. “Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me. ”


541. Steve Martin: “Be so good they can’t ignore you. ”


542. “If you've never tried, how will you ever know if there's any chance?"


543. John A. Shedd: “A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. ”


544. “Nobody drowned over his own sweat.” – Ann Landers


545. “You have to see failure as the beginning and the middle, but never entertain it as an end. ” - Jessica Herrin


546. “All humans are entrepreneurs, not because they should start companies, but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA, and creation is the essence of entrepreneurship. ” - Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn


547. “Success is not what you have, but who you are. ”


548. “an adversarial mindset not only prevents us from understanding and responding to the other party, but also makes us feel like we've lost when we don't get our way”


549. “You never lose in business, either you win or you learn.” – Melinda Emerson (Small Business Expert and Social Media Coach)


550. “If you push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking risk, really amazing things can happen. ”


551. “It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent. But the most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin


552. “It doesn’t matter how many times you have failed. You only have to be right once. ” - Mark Cuban


553. “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” —Scott Belsky, co-founder of Behance


554. “Every problem is a gift—without problems we would not grow. ” – Anthony Robbins


555. “You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there. ”


556. “I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one. ”


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


558. “Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.” —Benjamin Button, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


559. “Good brands reflect the histories of the time and the group of people that made them. They can not be copied. They can not be recycled.” ― Richard Branson


560. “In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” – Tony Robbins


561. “I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.” – Oprah Winfrey


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


563. “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 of Apple Inc.


564. “It's stunning to me what kind of an impact even one person can have if they have the right passion, perspective, and are able to align the interest of a great team. ” - Steve Case


565. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw


566. “A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” —Colin Powell, US statesman and retired four-star general in the United States Army


567. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. ”


568. “Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.” —Roger Crawford, public speaker, author, and certified tennis professional


569. “My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long University education that I never had — every day I’m learning something new. ”


570. “Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical. ”


571. “If You Are Not Willing To Risk The Usual, You Will Have To Settle For The Ordinary.”


572. “A full belly is little worth where the mind is starved. ” - Mark Twain


573. “Don’t start a business unless it’s an obsession and something you love. If you have an exit strategy, it’s not an obsession. ” - Mark Cuban


574. “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” —Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring


575. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” —Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, political leader, and philanthropist


576. “The only way around is through.” – Robert Frost


577. “The only way around is through. ” – Robert Frost


578. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”


579. “When you can put pride aside and do what is necessary to move your life forward, that is when you will become successful.”


580. Warren Buffett: “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. ”


581. “Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. ” - Napoleon Hill


582. “I’m sure people have told you to make sure you have something to fall back on. But I never understood that concept. If I’m going to fall, I don’t want to fall back on anything. I want to fall forward.” – Denzel Washington


583. “Play by the rules, but be ferocious. ” – Phil Knight


584. “Success is not in what you have, but who you are. ”


585. “I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars — I look for 1-foot bars that I can step over. ”


586. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing—that’s why we recommend it daily.” —Zig Ziglar, author


587. “You will never be completely ready. Start from wherever you are.”


588. “What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.” – Simon Sinek


589. “If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs. ”


590. “Life-fulfilling work is never about the money⁠—when you feel true passion for something, you instinctively find ways to nurture it. ” - Eileen Fisher, fashion designer and founder of Eileen Fisher Inc


591. “Be passionate and move forward with gusto every single hour of every single day, until you reach your goal. ” - Ava DuVernay, filmmaker


592. “We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.” – Buddha


593. “It’s more effective to do something valuable than to hope a logo or name will say it for you.” —Jason Cohen, founder of Smartbear Software


594. “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vince Lombardi


595. “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin


596. “If you can push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking a risk, really amazing things can happen.” —Marissa Mayer, former president and CEO of Yahoo!


597. “Best startups generally come from somebody needing to scratch an itch.” —Michael Arrington, founder and co-editor of TechCrunch


598. “The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world. ”


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


600. “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve. ”


601. “We must tell girls, their voices are important”.


602. It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.


603. “The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.” —Barack Obama, 44th president of the United States


604. “Try not to become a man of success. Rather, become a man of value.” —Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist


605. Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot. Make it hot by striking. -- William Butler Yeats


606. Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Our chief want in life, is someone who shall make us do what we can. This is the service of a friend. With him, we are easily great. ”


607. “If you define yourself by how you differ from the competition, you’re probably in trouble.” —Omar Hamoui, co-founder of AdMob


608. “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” —Michael Jordan, former professional basketball player


609. “If you push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking a risk, really amazing things can happen.” ‍- Marissa Mayer (former CEO Yahoo!)