21 Startup Quotes Every Founder Should Read

I love startups. I love everything about them. I love building a product from nothing and seeing it become something much more than you ever expected.

Just today we saw a SmartShoot request that was accepted within??20 minutes after being posted. Incredible! The project ended up having 3 bids within that 20 minute span.

However, startups are hard.?? They wrote a great blog post about Why Startup Founders are Always Unhappy. Great insight on the ups and downs of startup life.

Thats why we rounded up 21 startup quotes from the amazing founders behind them to give a little inspiration during the down times of startup life.

21 Inspirational Startup Quotes

I dont look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over

Sweat equity is the best startup capital.

If you have a strong, loyal community, you can do anything.

You have to be ready for hard work and frugal spending to get the idea off the ground.


Global vision, local win.


Dont worry about failure; you only have to be right once.

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

A person who is quietly confident makes the best leader.


Patience, drive and very little fear.

A business model that hasnt been tried before is always interesting, even if its likely to fail.

Its hard to do a really good job on anything you dont think about in the shower.

You have chosen the wrong path if its not fun. And you are probably not taking enough risk if its not hard and rocky sometimes.

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

We did anything possible just to get revenues so that we could grow and be a real business.

Its very easy to be different, but very difficult to be better.

Recessions are great because they unlock the best people.

Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress.

Timing,??perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.

Its more effective to do something valuable than to hope a logo or name will say it for you.

The essence of profound insight is simplicity.

The lean startup method is not about cost, it is about speed.

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