Quotes to Live By From 8 Distinguished Entrepreneurs

June 24, 2013

12:29 pm

What makes the world’s elite entrepreneurs tick?  Today, we peer inside the minds of eight distinguished entrepreneurs in hopes of providing some inspiration through their quotes on entrepreneurship – to shine a light down the paths that have been carved by some of the world’s most successful business figures.

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Oprah Winfrey


Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it. – Oprah Winfrey

Henry Ford


Life is a series of experience, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and griefs which we endure help us in our marching onward. – Henry Ford

Warren Buffett


There comes a time when you ought to start doing what you want. Take a job that you love. You will jump out of bed in the morning. I think you are out of your mind if you keep taking jobs that you don’t like because you think it will look good on your resume. Isn’t that a little like saving up sex for your old age? – Warren Buffett

Jeff Bezos


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

Steve Jobs


Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.  – Steve Jobs

Marissa Mayer


Find something you’re passionate about and just love. Passion is really gender-neutralizing. – Marissa Mayer

Shawn Carter (Jay-Z)

I will not lose, for even in defeat, there’s a valuable lesson learned, so it evens up for me. – Jay-Z

Tony Hsieh


For me, my role is about unleashing what people already have inside them that is maybe suppressed in most work environments. – Tony Hsieh

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When Zach Davis isn't getting lost in the mountains, he is hustling from Boulder, CO as Tech Cocktail's Director of Marketing. He is the author of Appalachian Trials, a book chronicling the mindset necessary for thru-hiking all 2,181 miles of the Appalachian Trail, a feat he accomplished in 2011. Zach is a green tea enthusiast, die-hard Chicago sports fan, and avid concert-goer. Follow Zach on Twitter: @zrdavis.

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