Inspirational quotes for you to kick-start your day, or end on a note that spurs positivity and joy in you.

 

“Show me a person who never made a mistake, and I will show you a person who never did anything.”
– William Rosenberg, founder of Dunkin’ Donuts

“Openly share and talk to people about your idea. Use their lack of interest or doubt to fuel your motivation to make it happen.”
– Todd Garland, founder of BuySellAds

“User experience is everything. It always has been, but it’s undervalued and underinvested in. If you don’t know user-centered design, study it. Hire people who know it. Obsess over it. Live and breathe it. Get your whole company on board.”
– Evan Williams, co-founder of Twitter

“The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is likely to neither make money nor find much fun in life.”
– Charles M. Schwab, American steel magnate

“Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.”
– Anthony Volodkin, founder of Hype Machine

“Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.”
– Guy Kawasaki, founder of AllTop

“You can say anything to anyone, but how you say it will determine how they will react.”
– John Rampton, entrepreneur and investor

“Always deliver more than expected.”
– Larry Page, co-founder of Google

“Assume you have 90 seconds with a new user before they decide to use your app or delete it.”
– Tamara Steffens, Acompli

“Even if you don’t have the perfect idea to begin with, you can likely adapt.”
– Victoria Ransom, co-founder of Wildfire Interactive

“Make your team feel respected, empowered and genuinely excited about the company’s mission.”
– Tim Westergen, founder of Pandora

“Stay self-funded as long as possible.”
– Garrett Camp, co-founder of Stumbleupon

“Wonder what your customer really wants? Ask. Don’t tell.”
– Lisa Stone, co-founder of BlogHer