10 Inspiring Quotes for Startups from Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Henry Ford and More

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Startups always look for inspiration and with good reason. The entrepreneurial journey is one fraught with ups and downs, challenges, wins, losses and a lot of depression. At such times, one looks for inspiration from other successful entrepreneurs. We compiled a list of some of the best startup quotes, by top entrepreneurs and successful people. 

1. Mark Twain

The literary genius has quite a few quotes that are so true for the entrepreneur. Our pick –

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2. Richard Branson

The businessman who loathes ties is an inspiration to many an entrepreneur, including our own team, and has a basket full of excellent advice to all the other entrepreneurs. We picked up this gem from the basket.

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Buy Screw It, Let’s Do It: Lessons In Life by Richard Branson

3. Steve Jobs

One of the most visionary entrepreneurs the world has see, who changed the world of computers and computing for ever, has inspired creativity in one and all. Here is a gem from him.

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4. Robin Williams

Not an entrepreneur in essence, yet an inspiration to many, here’s a nugget of wisdom from the genie who won a million hearts, so true for every entrepreneur!

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Also Read Robin Williams: A Singular Portrait, 1986-2002

5. Henry Ford

The man who re-invented the way cars were perceived,and made this luxury available to one and all, definitely knew what he was talking about when he said this.

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6. Albert Einstein

This great scientist and inventor taught us a few things apart from the theory of relativity.

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7. Coco Chanel

An entrepreneur who made it big at a time when women in business were generally looked down upon, she built an empire from scratch. Here’s our pick.

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8. Oprah Winfrey

She fought all odds, and every kind of discrimination, to carve a niche for herself, and today is an inspiration to many. She definitely knew what she was saying when she said this.

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Also Read What I Know for Sure by Oprah Winfrey

9. Sheryl Sandberg

An inspiration to millions of girls around the globe who would like to be called “future leaders” instead of “bossy”, here’s our favorite quote from the leader of the #LeanIn campaign.

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10. J.K. Rowling

She is a storehouse of inspiring thoughts, either directly, or through her books. She is also an inspiration to many entrepreneurs, an author and philanthropist, having risen to fame from literally nothing.

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For more such inspiring thoughts, visit the Quotes’ Corner.

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Sara Mitch

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  1. Mangesh says:

    A quote, rather a thought which I encountered recently is by Varun Manian in his interview with Business Standard. He says, “Entrepreneurship is just not about making profits”. Adding to that I feel, it is also about what change you bring to the society

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