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Mark Zuckerberg Quotes

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Mark Zuckerberg quotes: the Facebook founder’s most epic quotes.

“I think a simple rule of business is, if you do things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress.”

“If you’re always under the pressure of real identity, I think that is somewhat of a burden.”

“You get a reputation for stability if you are stable for years.”

“I literally coded Facebook in my dorm room and launched it from my dorm room.  I rented a server for $85 a month, and I funded it by putting an ad on the site, and we’ve funded ever since by putting ads on the site.”

“Don’t let anyone tell you to change who you are.”

“People can be really smart or have skills that are directly applicable, but if they don’t really believe in it, then they are not going to really work hard.”

“I started the site when I was 19.  I didn’t know much about business back then.”

“This is a perverse thing, personally, but I would rather be in a cycle where people are underestimating us.  It gives us latitude to go out and make big bets that excite and amaze people.”

“The question I ask myself like almost every day is, ‘Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?'”

“Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling, and by far, the thing I am most proud of in my life.”

“It takes courage to to choose hope over fear.”

“In Silicon Valley, you get this feeling that you have to be out here.  But it’s not the only place to be.  If I were starting now, I would have stayed in Boston.”

“Our society needs more heroes who are scientists, researchers, and engineers.  We need to celebrate and reward the people who cure diseases, expand our understanding of humanity, and work to improve people’s lives.”

“Instead of building walls, we can help build bridges.”

“Books allow you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way than most media today.”

“Simply put: we don’t build services to make money; we make money to build better services.”

“By giving the people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent.”

“I mean, the real story is actually pretty boring, right?  I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded.”

“I think that people just have this core desire to express who they are.  And I think that’s always existed.”

“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.”

“I think as a company, if you can get those two things right – having a clear direction on what you are trying to do and bringing in great people who can execute on the stuff – then you can do pretty well.”

“It is important for young entrepreneurs to be adequately self-aware – to know what they do not know.”

“People don’t care about what you say, they care about what you build.”

“Advertising works most effectively when it’s in line with what people are already trying to do.”

“When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place.  So, what we view our role as?  Is giving people that power.”

“Nothing influences people more than a recommendation from a trusted friend.”

“So many businesses get worried about looking like they might make a mistake, they become afraid to take any risk.  Companies are set up so that people judge each other on failure.”

“Building a mission and building a business go hand-in-hand.”

“In 15 years we’ll be teaching programming just like reading and writing, and wonder why we didn’t do it sooner.”

“My number one piece of advice is: you should learn how to program.”

“The most important thing that entrepreneurs should do is pick something they care about, work on it, but don’t actually commit to turning it into a company until it actually works.”

“Move fast and break things.  Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.”

“Connectivity is a human right.”

“Entrepreneurship is about creating change – not just companies.”

“In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is: not taking risks.”

“I’m here to build something for the long-term.  Anything else is a distraction.”

“People think innovation is just having a good idea but a lot of it is just moving quickly and trying a lot of things.”

“You are better off trying something and having it not work and learning from that than not doing anything at all.”

“Whatever you build, build with care.  Anyone who has built something big, has done it with care.”

“In terms of doing work and in terms of learning and evolving as a person, you just grow more when you get people’s perspectives.  I really try and live the mission of the company and keep everything else in my life extremely simple.”

“A guy who makes a new chair doesn’t owe money to everyone who ever built a chair.”

“We look for people who are passionate about something.  In a way, it almost doesn’t matter what you’re passionate about.”

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