On the long, hard road to starting and growing a business, it can be easy to want to give up. You need support along the way, not just from friends and loved ones, but from people who’ve been down the same road before. You need inspiration.
Below you’ll find quotes from some of the world’s legendary business leaders and entrepreneurs.
“To swear off making mistakes is very easy.  All you have to do is swear off having ideas” – Leo Burnett, Founder, Leo Burnett Worldwide

“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said, “a faster horse”!” – Henry Ford, Founder, Ford

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

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and by falling over”. – Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group

“You only have to be right once.” – Drew Houston, Founder, Dropbox

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning”. – Bill Gates, Founder, Microsoft

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

“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, Co-founder The Huffington Post

“There’s no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery.  You can’t do any business there.” – Colonel Sanders, Founder, KFC

“Everyone talks about building a relationship with your customer.  I think you build one with your employees first.” – Angel Ahrendts, Senior Vice President, Apple

“I want to work for a company that contributes to and is part of the community.  I want something not just to invest in.  I want something to believe in.” – Anita Roddick, Founder, The Body Shop

“Train yourself to let go of the things your fear to lose.” – George Lucas, Founder, Lucasfilm, Ltd.

“The minute you start compromising for the sake of massaging somebody’s ego, that’s it, game over.” – Gordon Ramsay, Chef & Restauranteur

“A man generally has two reasons for doing a thing.  One that sounds good, and a real one.” – J.P. Morgan, Founder, J.P. Morgan & Co

“Neveer give up.  Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.” – Jack Ma, Founder, Alibaba Group

“Before you become a leader, success is all about growing yourself.  After you become a leader, success is about growing others”. – Jack Welch, CEO, General Electric

“I only do what my gut tells me to. I think it’s smart to listen to other people’s advice, but at the end of the day, you’re the only one who can tell you what’s right for you.”  – Jennifer Lopez, Entertainer & Producer

“A mistake is simply another way of doing things.” – Katharine Graham, Lead Publisher, The Washington Post

“When you innovate, you’ve go to be prepared for people telling you that you are nuts.” – Larry Ellison, founder, Oracle Corporation