Quote 1: The question I ask myself like almost every day is, ‘Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?”
Quote 2: Find that thing you are super passionate about.
Quote 3: People don’t care about what you say, they care about what you build.
Quote 4: Simply put: we don’t build services to make money; we make money to build better services.
Quote 5: Advertising works most effectively when it’s in line with what people are already trying to do.
Quote 6: I’m here to build something for the long-term. Anything else is a distraction.
Quote 7: 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.
Quote 8: We look for people who are passionate about something. In a way, it almost doesn’t matter what you’re passionate about.
Quote 9: People think innovation is just having a good idea but a lot of it is just moving quickly and trying a lot of things.
Quote 10: Building a mission and building a business go hand-in-hand.
Quote 11: You are better off trying something and having it not work and learning from that than not doing anything at all.
Quote 12: Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life.
Quote 13: The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.
Quote 14: Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.
Quote 15: My goal was never to just create a company. A lot of people misinterpret that, as if I don’t care about revenue or profit or any of those things. But what not being just a company means to me is not being just that – building something that actually makes a really big change in the world.
Quote 16: I look at Google and think they have a strong academic culture. Elegant solutions to complex problems.
Quote 17: I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress.
Quote 18: A squirrel dying in front of your house may be more relevant to your interests right now than people dying in Africa.
Quote 19: There are people who are really good managers, people who can manage a big organization, and then there are people who are very analytical or focused on strategy. Those two types don’t usually tend to be in the same person. I would put myself much more in the latter camp.
Quote 20: All of my friends who have younger siblings who are going to college or high school – my number one piece of advice is: You should learn how to program.
Quote 21: By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent.
Quote 22: More than four million businesses have Pages on Facebook that they use to have a dialogue with their customers.
Quote 23: Facebook was not originally created to be a company. It was built to accomplish a social mission – to make the world more open and connected.
Quote 24: 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.
Quote 25: Facebook is really about communicating and telling stories… We think that people can really help spread awareness of organ donation and that they want to participate in this to their friends. And that can be a big part of helping solve the crisis that’s out there.
Quote 26: The real story of Facebook is just that we’ve worked so hard for all this time. I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring, right? I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded.
Quote 27: The thing that we are trying to do at facebook, is just help people connect and communicate more efficiently.
Quote 28: I think that people just have this core desire to express who they are. And I think that’s always existed.
Quote 29: The question isn’t, ‘What do we want to know about people?’, It’s, ‘What do people want to tell about themselves?’
Quote 30: 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 side, and we’ve funded ever since by putting ads on the side.
Quote 31: My friends are people who like building cool stuff. We always have this joke about people who want to just start companies without making something valuable. There’s a lot of that in Silicon Valley.
Quote 32: I got my first computer in the 6th grade or so. As soon as I got it, I was interested in finding out how it worked and how the programs worked and then figuring out how to write programs at just deeper and deeper levels within the system.
Quote 33: We want Facebook to be one of the best places people can go to learn how to build stuff.
Quote 34: I started the site when I was 19. I didn’t know much about business back then.
Quote 35: This is our commitment to users and the people who use our service, is that Facebook’s a free service. It’s free now. It will always be free. We make money through having advertisements and things like that.
Quote 36: Facebook is inherently viral.
Quote 37: There are a few other things that I built when I was at Harvard that were kind of smaller versions of Facebook.
Quote 38: I do everything on my phone as a lot of people do.
Quote 39: We’re running the company to serve more people.
Quote 40: What really motivates people at Facebook is building stuff that they’re proud of