Over many years, we have captured a long list of quotes which Early Stage companies may find inspiring. Among other things, a thoughtful quote can make a great launching point for a presentation --- to customers, investors or your team. Feel free to peruse our extensive library below. If something resonates for any reason, feel free to download or print them. Each quote has been formatted for use in a presentation.
No nation was ever ruined by trade.
Things are never going to turn out the way you think they will.
The biggest thing about negotiating: You’ve got to make sure you’re trying to construct a good deal for them.
Good judgment comes from experience and experience … well, that comes from poor judgment.
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
Being a great entrepreneur is doing all the things you love to do on the days you don’t feel like doing them.
If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.
If I’m the smartest guy in the room, I’m in the wrong room.
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
Elon cares a lot about humanity, but he doesn’t really care about individual people all that much.
As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it.
Nothing is easy. If you want to do nothing, that’s easy.
Mediocre people are always at their best.
Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.
I never read. I just look at pictures.
Try to become not a [person] of success, but try rather to become a [person] of value.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.
Content is king but context is the kingdom.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the entrepreneur adjusts the sails.
Design is an agent of change, which can help us to make sense of what is happening and to turn it to our advantage.
Take my factories and my money but leave me my salesmen and I’ll be back where I was in two years.
The best audience is intelligent, well-educated and a little drunk.
Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
It’s so much easier to do something new than to do something well.
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go long, go together.
People respond best to someone who is sure of what they want.
If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.
A fish doesn’t know it’s wet.
When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Nothing new ever happened before.
Strategy – is figuring out what is the most important thing for your company and deciding to focus on it and say no to everything else.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
If you never retire, you will never expire.
The power of compound interest is the 8th wonder of the world.
I am not a fan of lost causes. But a … of causes not yet won.
I think and think for months and years, ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time, I am right.
Failing to plan, is planning to fail.
A financier is a pawnbroker with imagination.
The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
If you can’t stand the heat, don’t tickle the dragon.
Typos in your presentation tell your investors how carefully you plan to manage their money.
The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.
We can’t solve problems using the same thinking that we used when we created them.
Give me a place to stand, and I will move the earth.