10 Most Inspirational Quotes from Businessmen

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“Running a startup is like being punched in the face repeatedly, but working for a large company is like being waterboarded.”
– Paul Graham (co-founder of Y Combinator)

“The very first company I started failed with a great bang. The second one failed a little bit less, but still failed. The third one, you know, proper failed, but it was kind of okay. I recovered quickly. Number four almost didn’t fail. It still didn’t really feel great, but it did okay. Number five was PayPal.”
– Max Levchin (former CTO of PayPal)

“A few years ago, I felt like I was stuck in a rut, so I decided to follow in the footsteps of the great American philosopher, Morgan Spurlock, and try something new for 30 days. The idea is actually pretty simple. Think about something you’ve always wanted to add to your life and try it for the next 30 days. It turns out, 30 days is just about the time to add a new habit or subtract a habit – like watching the news — from your life.”
– Matt Cutts

“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 can’t.” –Unknown “It’s rough out there no matter what profession you’re in. I’ve been in the business world and I’ve been in government. People ask me all the time ‘what’s the difference?’ I always tell them, in the business world, it’s dog-eat-dog and in government it’s exactly the reverse. Don’t be afraid to assert yourself, have confidence in your abilities and don’t let the bastards get you down.”
– Michael Bloomberg

“If you live for weekends or vacations, your shit is broken.”
– Gary Vaynerchuk

“What if you began to expect the best from any situation? Isn’t it possible that you could write new chapters in your life with happy endings? Suspend your disbelief? Take a leap of faith? After all, what have you got to lose but misery and lack?”
– Sarah Ban Breathnach

“Even if it’s a bit edgy, a bit out of your comfort zone, saying yes means that you will do something new, meet someone new and make a difference in your – and likely in others’ lives as well. Yes is what keeps us all young. It’s a tiny word that can do big things. Say it often.”
– Eric Schmidt (former CEO of Google)