Need A Dose Of Inspiration? These Quotes From 10 Of The World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs Can Help Whether it's through someone they've met, or through a book they read, inspiration can, for most of us at least, help lay a roadmap to success.

By May Rostom

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Entrepreneurs find inspiration in a number of things. Whether it's through someone they've met, or through a book they read, inspiration can, for most of us at least, help lay a roadmap to success. So, if you're struggling to find your way, or lost your mojo somewhere along the line, these inspirational pearls of wisdom, said by 10 of the world's most successful founders, can be your guiding light.

Steve Jobs, co-founder, Apple

"Remembering you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose... There is no reason not to follow your heart."

Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder, Facebook

"The question I ask myself like almost every day is, "Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?'… Unless I feel like I'm working on the most important problem that I can help with, then I'm not going to feel good about how I'm spending my time."

Elon Musk, co-founder, Tesla

"If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough."

Jeff Bezos, founder, Amazon

"The common question that gets asked in business is, "Why?' That's a good question, but an equally valid question is, "Why not?'"

Reid Hoffman, co-founder, LinkedIn

"If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you've launched too late."

Warren Buffet, founder, Berkshire Hathaway

"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently."

Bill Gates, co-founder, Microsoft Corporation

"Don't compare yourself with anyone in this world… If you do so, you are insulting yourself."

Sir Richard Branson, founder, The Virgin Group

"You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over."

Walt Disney, co-founder, Disney

"The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting."

Sam Walton, founder, Walmart

"Capital isn't scarce. Vision is."

Related: Embracing Failure: Lessons From History's Most Successful Entrepreneurs

May Rostom

Curator, Entrepreneur Café

May Rostom is the curator of Entrepreneur Café, a new daily digest of stories from Entrepreneur Middle East to fuel your day at work. 

May has been in the fashion journalism field for more than five years, with over 500 articles published in online and offline mediums. Working closely with some of the biggest fashion brands in the region, from creating, curating, and developing content to aggregating and pitching for content from several fashion and beauty outlets in the Middle East, Rostom’s experience is multicultural and vast. She was formerly a senior lifestyle editor/writer at MSN Arabia, and she has also worked with TRESemme Egypt as a fashion expert.

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