Below is a collection of some of the best quotes you will ever find for entrepreneurs and founders.  A quote was not allowed to be added unless all 4 of the Seed Sumo founders LOVED it.  Enjoy.

“Do not let what you can not do; interfere with what you can do.”
– John Wooden, He was named national coach of the year six times

“Give me a stock clerk with a goal, and I will give you a man who will make history. Give me a man without a goal, and I will give you a stock clerk.”
– J.C. Penney, American businessman who, in 1902, founded the J.C. Penney stores

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”
– Helen Keller, American author, political activist, lecturer and the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree

“Success…seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”
– Conrad Hilton, founder of the Hilton Hotel chains

“Mediocre people don’t like high achievers, and high achievers don’t like mediocre people.”
– Nick Saban, Head Coach of Alabama

“Before the beginning of great brilliance, there must be chaos.”
– Fortune Cookie

“That’s precisely the question everyone should be asking—why the hell not? – Why not you, why not now…”
– Timothy Ferriss, author of Four Hour Workweek

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
– Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee, inventer, visionary, entrepreneur, chiropractor, author and radio personality

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”
– Vince Lombardi, American football coach best know for leading the Green Bay Packers to three straight league championships and five in seven years

“There is no man living that can not do more than he thinks he can.”
– Henry Ford, His introduction of the Model T automobile made him one of the richest and best-known people in the world

“All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you.”
– Wayne Dyer, Coauthor of How to Get What you Really, Really, Really, Really Want

“An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.”
– Niels Bohr, Danish physicist and Nobel Prize winner

“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”
– Albert Einstein, created the formula E=MC^2 the worlds most famous equation

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”
– John Wooden, won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period—seven in a row

“Being efficient without regard to effectiveness is the default mode of the universe.”
– Timothy Ferriss, author of Four Hour Workweek

“Do as little as needed, not as much as possible.”
– Henk Kraaijenhof, develops and sells Hi-Tech training and measuring systems for sports in the Netherlands

“Do you want to be safe and good, or do you want to take a chance and be great?”
– Jimmy Johnson, one of only two head coaches to win both a college football national championship and a Super Bowl

“Doing more of what doesn’t work won’t make it work any better.”
– Charles J. Givens, Real estate investment strategist

“Don’t believe everything you hear–even in your own mind.”
– Daniel G. Amen, M.D., Clinical neuroscientist, psychiatrist, and specialist in ADD.

“Great people talk about Ideas. Average people talk about Things. Small people talk about other people.”
– Unknown

“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you.”
– Henry Ward Beecher

“I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.”
– Unknown

“I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.” 
– Thomas A. Edison, American inventor and businessman best know for inventing a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb

“I can’t give you a surefire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.”
– Herbert Bayard Swope, First Recipeint of the Pullitzer Prize

“I do not have superior intelligence or faultless looks. I do not captivate a room or run a mile under six minutes. I only succeeded because I was still working after everyone else went to sleep.”
– Greg Evans, an American cartoonist who received the 2003 National Cartoonists Society Reuben Award

“I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.”
– George Burns, an American comedian, actor, and writer who lived to 100

“I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.” 
– Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States

“I will not should on myself today.” 
– Seen on Billboard

“I’ve always been the opposite of a paranoid. I operate as if everyone is part of a plot to enhance my well-being.” 
– Stan Dale, radio broadcaster, writer, teacher, and founder of the Human Awareness Institute

“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it wouldn’t seem wonderful at all.” 
– Michelangelo, artist who’s works in painting, sculpture, and architecture rank among the most famous in existence

“If there’s anything you could point out where I was a little different, it was the fact that I never mentioned winning.”
– John Wooden, won ten NCAA national championships, within this period his teams won a record 88 consecutive games

“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”
– Thomas A. Edison, American inventor and businessman best know for inventing a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb

“If you are bored with life, if you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things–you don’t have enough goals.”
– Lou Holtz, only coach in history to lead six different college teams to postseason bowl games.

“If you are willing to do more than you are paid to do, eventually you will be paid to do more than you do.”
– Fortune Cookie

“If you have everything under control, you’re not moving fast enough.”
– Mario Andretti, one of only two drivers to win races in Formula One, IndyCar, World Sportscar Championship and NASCAR

“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.”
– Andrew Carnegie, the richest man in America in the early 1900’s

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”
– Albert Einstein, the most influential scientist of 20th century

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”
– Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953)

“It is vain to do with more what can be done with less.”
– William of Occam, originator of “Occam’s Razor”

“It’s not the will to win that matters–everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.”
– Paul “Bear” Bryant, College footballs winningest coach, including 6 national championships and 13 SEC titles.

“Many a false step was made by standing still.” 
– Fortune Cookie

“My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.”
– Steve Jobs, American Entrepreneur, co-founder and former CEO of Apple Inc. and Pixar Animation Studio

“Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.”
– George Washington Carver, chemist who discovered over 325 uses for the peanut

“Older people sit down and ask, ‘What is it?’ but the boy asks, ‘What can I do with it?’.”
– Steve Jobs, American Entrepreneur, co-founder and former CEO of Apple Inc. and Pixar Animation Studio

“One does not accumulate but eliminate. It is not daily increase but daily decrease. The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity.”
– Bruce Lee, one of the most influential martial artists of all time, actor, philosopher, and filmaker

“Only those who are asleep make no mistakes.”
– Ingvar Kamprad, founder of IKEA, world’s largest furniture brand

“People say that what we are seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think this is what we’re really seeking. I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive.” 
– Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

“Success leaves clues.”
– Anthony Robbins, an American self-help author and motivational speaker

“The fishing is best where the fewest go, and the collective insecurity of the world makes it easy for people to hit home runs while everyone else is aiming for base hits. There is just less competition for bigger goals. If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.”
– Timothy Ferriss, author of Four Hour Workweek

“The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” 
– Michelangelo, one of the greatest artists of all time

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”
– Albert Einstein, created the formula E=MC^2 the worlds most famous equation

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
– George Bernard Shaw, Maxims for Revolutionists

“The significant problems we face cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.”
– Albert Einstein, created the formula E=MC^2 the worlds most famous equation

“What we think or what we know or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.”
– John Ruskin, leading English art critic of the Victorian era

“When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters–one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.”
– John F. Kennedy, 35th U.S. president

“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure.” 
– Thomas J. Watson, founder of IBM

“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt, longest-serving First Lady of the United States

“You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.” 
– John Wooden, won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period—seven in a row

“You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.” 
– John Wooden, one of the most revered coaches in all of sports

“You want to set a goal that is big enough that in the process of achieving it you become someone worth becoming.” 
– Jim Rohn, Self-made millionaire, philosopher

“Don’t worry about what anybody else is going to do. The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”
– Alan Kay

“But the audience is right. They’re always, always right. You hear directors complain that the advertising was lousy, the distribution is no good, the date was wrong to open the film. I don’t believe that. The audience is never wrong. Never.”
– William Friedkin

“Focusing is about saying no.”
– Steve Jobs

“The best way to do something ‘lean’ is to gather a tight group of people, give them very little money, and very little time.”
– Bob Klein, chief engineer of the F-14 program

“Get the important things right.”
– N. P. Collingwood

“Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word.”
– Stephen King

“However little television you watch, watch less.”
– David McCullough

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
– Mark Twain

“Never offer what you’d hate someone for accepting.”
– Tara Ploughman

“Your twenties are always an apprenticeship, but you don’t always know what for.”
– Jan Houtema

“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”
– Einstein

“The public should always be wondering how it is possible to give so much for the money.”
– Henry Ford

“The art of handling university students is to make oneself appear, and this almost ostentatiously, to be treating them as adults….”
– Arnold Toynbee

“Dealing with failure is easy: Work hard to improve. Success is also easy to handle: You’ve solved the wrong problem. Work hard to improve.”
– Alan Perlis

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