Quotes For Entrepreneurs–September 2010

By | 2014-08-14T19:19:19+00:00 September 30th, 2010|Quotes|2 Comments

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In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm.. in the real world all rests on perseverance.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Time zones matter more than miles: if you are not in the same room then circadian rhythm offset matters more than geography.
Sean Murphy from “Beat the Clock”

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“If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.”
Chinese Proverb

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“Success is the culmination of failures, mistakes, false starts, confusion, and the determination to keep going anyway.”
Nick Gleason

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“Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future.”
Yoda to Luke in Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back

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“Organization and good planning are just crutches for those who can’t handle stress and caffeine.”
Evan Steeg

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“Goodwill is the one and only asset that competition cannot undersell or destroy.”
Marshall Field

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“When kind men grow angry, things are about to change.”
Jim Butcher

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“Being poor is knowing exactly how much everything costs.”
John Scalzi in “Being Poor

Bootstrapping gives you a pretty good idea as well. “Being Poor” is a poignant blog post by Scalzi from September of 2005 and well worth reading. For another perspective see TJIC’s “Leftist Propaganda.”

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“The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.”
Mark Twain

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“We shape ourselves like clay from someone else’s dream.”
Danny Elfman “Not My Slave” (lyrics)

hat tip to Brad Pierce’s “The Paradox of Values.”

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“The truth is, start-up-land is littered with mavericks, iconoclasts, dropouts and misfits.”
Sramana Mitra in “The Real VCs of Silicon Valley”

As I read that quote again I think to myself, yes, that’s me, these are my kind of people.   I mentioned this in “Highlighting Matt Maroon’s Why Not To Do A Startup

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“The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit. Try, if you can, to belong to the first class. There’s far less competition.”
Dwight Morrow

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“It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.”
Erma Bombeck

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2 Comments

  1. Jan Willem Tulp September 30, 2010 at 6:32 am

    Great quotes. I would have expected to see one by Eric Ries though… :)

    If you would like to suggest one please do, I post between 8 and 15 a month and am always no the lookout for good quotes. See https://www.skmurphy.com/category/quote for posts going back several years./SeanM

  2. Nash September 30, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    That’s a very concise and relavent list. Each’s a gem, thank you!

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