“The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.”  Socrates, father of Western philosophy

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

“Don’t take too much advice. Most people who have a lot of advice to give — with a few exceptions — generalize whatever they did. Don’t over-analyze everything.  I myself have been guilty of over-thinking problems. Just build things and find out if they work.”  Ben Silbermann, founder of Pinterest

“What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone, know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.”  Dave Thomas, Founder of Wendy’s

“If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large.”  Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon

“If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.” — Zig Ziglar, author, salesman, and motivational speaker

“If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.”  Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn

“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.”  Thomas Edison, co-founder of General Electric

“If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.”  Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook

“If you define yourself by how you differ from the competition, you’re probably in trouble.”  Omar Hamoui, co-founder of AdMob

“When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue.” Josh James, CEO and co-founder of Omniture

“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.”  Scott Belsky, co-founder of Behance

“Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” Golda Meir, fourth Prime Minister of Israel

“There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.”  Jason Fried

“The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.” Reid Hoffman

“Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.” Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos

“The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow.”  Ingvar Kamprad, founder of IKEA

“Nothing works better than just improving your product.”  Joel Spolsky, co-founder of Stack Overflow

“Get five or six of your smartest friends in a room and ask them to rate your idea.” Mark Pincus, CEO of Zynga

“Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations.”  Tim O’Reilly, founder

“Get big quietly, so you don’t tip off potential competitors.”  Chris Dixon

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”  Steve Jobs

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”  Helen Keller

“Don’t try to be original, just try to be good.”  Paul Rand

“Always think outside the box and embrace opportunities that appear, wherever they might be.”  Lakshmi Mittal, Chairman & CEO of ArcelorMittal

“Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop.” Jeffrey Zeldman

“The last 10% it takes to launch something takes as much energy as the first 90%.”  Rob Kalin, founder of Etsy

“If you’re interested in the living heart of what you do, focus on building things rather than talking about them.”  Ryan Freitas

“Best startups generally come from somebody needing to scratch an itch.” Michael Arrington

“Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.” Wayne Huizenga