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20 Quotes That Inspire Action and Innovation

Note: Highly inspirational content. If you don’t want to get inspired, please, do not read!

Talking about innovation in entrepreneurship is not a cliché. It is important that entrepreneurs, who want to thrive in the competitive business world, set high goals and work towards creating businesses that make change in the world. In order to make a difference, you should innovate. But having great ideas is just not enough. You should take action. This is why we have collected for you 20 highly inspirational quotes, which will motivate you to take action, to stop talking and start doing and will inspire you to innovate and create.

“Don’t think what’s the cheapest way to do it or what’s the fastest way to do it. Think what’s the most amazing way to do it?” Richard Branson

“The best way of learning about anything is by doing.” Richard Branson

“Chance favours the prepared mind. The more you practice, the luckier you become.” Richard Branson

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.” Steve Jobs

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” Steve Jobs

“I’m as proud of many of the things we haven’t done as the things we have done. Innovation is saying no to a thousand things.” Steve Jobs

“I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.” Steve Jobs

“When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” Steve Jobs

“Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them.” Alfred North Whitehead

“Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” Helen Keller

“There’s no good idea that cannot be improved on.” Michael Eisner

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” Goethe

“The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.” John Maynard Keynes

“If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn’t be called Research.” Albert Einstein

“Vision without action is daydream.  Action without vision is nightmare.” Japanese Proverb

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Thomas Edison

“There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.” Mario Cuomo

“To avoid criticism – do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” Elbert Hubbard

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” T.S. Eliot

“Good thoughts are no better than good dreams, unless they be executed!” Ralph Waldo Emerson

─ June 24, 2015