154+ Best Mark Zuckerberg Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American technology entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is known for being co-founder and chief executive officer of Facebook, as well as one of the world’s youngest billionaires. Inspirational Mark Zuckerberg quotes will encourage you to chase your dreams to achieve success and make a difference in the world while following your passion.

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Motivational Quotes By Mark Zuckerberg

Don’t discount yourself, no matter what you’re doing. Everyone has a unique perspective that they can bring to the world. – Mark Zuckerberg

I generally think if you do good things for people in the world, that comes back and you benefit from it over time. – Mark Zuckerberg

I would only hire someone to work directly for me if I was willing to work for that person. – Mark Zuckerberg

There is a huge need and a huge opportunity to get everyone in the world connected, to give everyone a voice and to help transform society for the future. The scale of the technology and infrastructure that must be built is unprecedented, and we believe this is the most important problem we can focus on. – Mark Zuckerberg

At Facebook, we’re inspired by technologies that have revolutionized how people spread and consume information. We often talk about inventions like the printing press and the television – by simply making communication more efficient, they led to a complete transformation of many important parts of society. They gave more people a voice. They encouraged progress. They changed the way society was organized. They brought us closer together. – Mark Zuckerberg

Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough. – Mark Zuckerberg

The only meat I eat is from animals I’ve killed myself. – Mark Zuckerberg

You get a reputation for stability if you are stable for years. – Mark Zuckerberg

The thing I really care about is the mission, making the world open. – Mark Zuckerberg

People at Facebook are fairly used to the press being nice to us or not nice to us. – Mark Zuckerberg

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. – Mark Zuckerberg

Think about what people are doing on Facebook today. They’re keeping up with their friends and family, but they’re also building an image and identity for themselves, which in a sense is their brand. They’re connecting with the audience that they want to connect to. It’s almost a disadvantage if you’re not on it now. – Mark Zuckerberg

Our goal is to make it so there’s as little friction as possible to having a social experience. – Mark Zuckerberg

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. – Mark Zuckerberg

By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent. – Mark Zuckerberg

At Facebook, we build tools to help people connect with the people they want and share what they want, and by doing this we are extending people’s capacity to build and maintain relationships. – Mark Zuckerberg

We have these services that people love and that are drivers of data usage… and we want to work this out, so that way, it’s a profitable model for our partners. – Mark Zuckerberg

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. – Mark Zuckerberg

We pay attention to every demographic in every country, so we’re going to focus on building things that teens are going to like, and we’re also going to focus on building things that other folks are going to like. – Mark Zuckerberg

One of my big regrets is that Facebook hasn’t had a major chance to shape the mobile operating system ecosystem. – Mark Zuckerberg

The majority of people who don’t have Internet, don’t have the Internet because they don’t know why they want to use the Internet. – Mark Zuckerberg

It’s against all of our policies for an application to ever share information with advertisers. – Mark Zuckerberg

People love photos. Photos originally weren’t that big a part of the idea for Facebook, but we just found that people really like them, so we built out this functionality. – Mark Zuckerberg

I think we basically saw that the messaging space is bigger than we’d initially realized, and that the use cases that WhatsApp and Messenger have are more different than we had thought originally. – Mark Zuckerberg

The main Facebook usage is so big. About 20 percent of the time people spend on their phone is on Facebook. – Mark Zuckerberg

I just want to make sure when I have kids, I can spend time with them. That’s the whole point. – Mark Zuckerberg

We just think that there are all these different ways that people want to share, and that compressing them all into a single blue app is not the right format of the future. – Mark Zuckerberg

What really motivates people at Facebook is building stuff that they’re proud of. – Mark Zuckerberg

Games is probably the biggest industry today that has gone really social, right. I mean, the incumbent game companies are really being disrupted and are quickly trying to become social. And you have companies like Zynga. – Mark Zuckerberg

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. – Mark Zuckerberg

When I was in college, I did a lot of stupid things and I don’t want to make an excuse for that. Some of the things that people accuse me of are true, some of them aren’t. There are pranks, IMs. – Mark Zuckerberg

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. – Mark Zuckerberg

People have really gotten comfortable not only sharing more information and different kinds, but more openly and with more people – and that social norm is just something that has evolved over time. – Mark Zuckerberg

On engagement, we’re already seeing that mobile users are more likely to be daily active users than desktop users. They’re more likely to use Facebook six or seven days of the week. – Mark Zuckerberg

What really motivates people at Facebook is building something that’s worthwhile, that they’re going to be proud to show to friends and family. – Mark Zuckerberg

The connectivity declaration is about uniting the whole industry – a lot of companies that typically compete very fiercely – to push in a coherent direction. – Mark Zuckerberg

There are definitely elements of experience and stuff that someone who’s my age wouldn’t have. But there are also things that I can do that other people wouldn’t necessarily be able to. – Mark Zuckerberg

My goal was never to make Facebook cool. I am not a cool person. – Mark Zuckerberg

A frustration I have is that a lot of people increasingly seem to equate an advertising business model with somehow being out of alignment with your customers. I think it’s the most ridiculous concept. – Mark Zuckerberg

The thing that’s been really surprising about the evolution of Facebook is – I think then, and I think now – that if we didn’t do this, someone else would have done it. – Mark Zuckerberg

We help Chinese companies grow their customers abroad. They use Facebook ads to find more customers. For example, Lenovo used Facebook ads to sell its new phone. In China, I also see economic growth. We admire it. – Mark Zuckerberg

If you grew up, and you never had a computer, and you’ve never used the Internet, and someone asked you if you wanted to buy a data plan, your response would be ‘What’s a data plan, and why would I want to use this?’ – Mark Zuckerberg

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. – Mark Zuckerberg

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. – Mark Zuckerberg

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

I think humans are just hard-wired to process people’s faces and understand meaning and expression at such a more granular level than other types of communication. – Mark Zuckerberg

It’s really easy to have a nice philosophy about openness but moving the world in that direction is a different thing. It requires both understanding where you want to go and being pragmatic about getting there. – Mark Zuckerberg

About half my time is spent on business operation type stuff. – Mark Zuckerberg

I started the site when I was 19. I didn’t know much about business back then. – Mark Zuckerberg

Our goal is not to build a platform; it’s to be cross all of them. – Mark Zuckerberg

When Facebook was getting started, nothing used real identity – everything was anonymous or pseudonymous – and I thought that real identity should play a bigger part than it did. – Mark Zuckerberg

The amount of trust and bandwidth that you build up working with someone for five, seven, 10 years? It’s just awesome. I care about openness and connectedness in a global sense. – Mark Zuckerberg

We’re running the company to serve more people. – Mark Zuckerberg

The biggest mistake we made as a company was betting too much on HTML5. – Mark Zuckerberg

I like making things. I don’t like getting my picture taken. – Mark Zuckerberg

I updated my grilling app, iGrill, today and it now has Facebook integration that lets you see what other people are grilling right now around the world. Awesome. – Mark Zuckerberg

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

The basis of our partnership strategy and our partnership approach: We build the social technology. They provide the music. – Mark Zuckerberg

I think a lot of the time there isn’t such a black-and-white difference between what’s a platform and what’s an app. It’s really just like the most important apps become platforms. – Mark Zuckerberg

I remember flying in, driving down 101 in a cab, and passing by all these tech companies like Yahoo! I remember thinking, ‘Maybe someday we’ll build a company. This probably isn’t it, but one day we will.’ – Mark Zuckerberg

Once you have a product that you are happy with, you the need to centralize things to continue growth. – Mark Zuckerberg

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

Our philosophy is that we care about people first. – Mark Zuckerberg

I look at Google and think they have a strong academic culture. Elegant solutions to complex problems. – Mark Zuckerberg

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. – Mark Zuckerberg

Right now, with social networks and other tools on the Internet, all of these 500 million people have a way to say what they’re thinking and have their voice be heard. – Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook is in a very different place than Apple, Google, Amazon, Samsung, and Microsoft. We are trying to build a community. – Mark Zuckerberg

There are good examples of companies – Coca-Cola is one – that invested before there was a huge market in countries, and I think that ended up playing out to their benefit for decades to come. – Mark Zuckerberg

Hackathons are these things where just all of the Facebook engineers get together and stay up all night building things. And, I mean, usually at these hackathons, I code too, just alongside everyone. – Mark Zuckerberg

I don’t have an alarm clock. If someone needs to wake me up, then I have my BlackBerry next to me. – Mark Zuckerberg

We are a mission-driven company. In order to do this, we have to build a great team. And in order to do that, you need people to know they can make a bunch of money. So, we need a business model to make a lot of money. – Mark Zuckerberg

I do everything on my phone as a lot of people do. – Mark Zuckerberg

The companies that work are the ones that people really care about and have a vision for the world so do something you like. – Mark Zuckerberg

A squirrel dying in front of your house may be more relevant to your interests right now than people dying in Africa. – Mark Zuckerberg

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. – Mark Zuckerberg

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. – Mark Zuckerberg

When I started Facebook from my dorm room in 2004, the idea that my roommates and I talked about all the time was a world that was more open. – Mark Zuckerberg

Figuring out what the next big trend is tells us what we should focus on. – Mark Zuckerberg

Connectivity is a human right. – Mark Zuckerberg

Mobile is a lot closer to TV than it is to desktop. – Mark Zuckerberg

I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person. It’s a pretty good test. – Mark Zuckerberg

I wear the same outfit or, at least, a different copy of it almost every day. – Mark Zuckerberg

The thing that we are trying to do at facebook, is just help people connect and communicate more efficiently. – Mark Zuckerberg

The question isn’t, ‘What do we want to know about people?’, It’s, ‘What do people want to tell about themselves?’ – Mark Zuckerberg

We have a rule that if you check in code, you have to maintain it. So, I mostly code on the side. I don’t check in code anymore. – Mark Zuckerberg

It wasn’t until we got our first office in Palo Alto where things became more like a company. We never went into this wanting to build a company. – Mark Zuckerberg

People like to talk about war. – Mark Zuckerberg

When we are thinking about stuff like embeds, we are not thinking about how we are competing with YouTube. We are thinking about how we are going to make it more useful for people to share stuff on Facebook. – Mark Zuckerberg

A lot of times, I run a thought experiment: ‘If I were not at Facebook, what would I be doing to make the world more open?’ – Mark Zuckerberg

I think Facebook is an online directory for colleges… If I want to get information about you, I just go to TheFacebook, type in your name, and it hopefully pulls up all the information I’d care to know about you. – Mark Zuckerberg

It’s a juicy thing to say we’re building a phone, which is why people want to write about it. But it’s so clearly the wrong strategy for us. – Mark Zuckerberg

When we were a smaller company, Facebook login was widely adopted, and the growth rate for it has been quite quick. But in order to get to the next level and become more ubiquitous, it needs to be trusted even more. – Mark Zuckerberg

A lot of people are focused on taking over the world or doing the biggest thing and getting the most users. I think part of making a difference and doing something cool is focusing intensely. – Mark Zuckerberg

I actually don’t read most of the coverage about Facebook. I try to learn from getting input from people who use our services directly more than from pundits. – Mark Zuckerberg

It’s, like, even in journeys like Facebook, we’ve had some very serious ups and downs. – Mark Zuckerberg

I believe we have to nip Ebola in the bud before it spreads through Africa and to other countries. – Mark Zuckerberg

Working with a lot of people at the same time is a task. I really like making stuff and getting stuff done. One of the things I really liked about Facebook was that I could always move so quickly. I wrote the original application in, like, nine days at the end of January. – Mark Zuckerberg

There are different ways to do innovation. You can plant a lot of seeds, not be committed to any particular one of them, but just see what grows. And this really isn’t how we’ve approached this. We go mission-first, then focus on the pieces we need and go deep on them and be committed to them. – Mark Zuckerberg

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

Advertising works most effectively when it’s in line with what people are already trying to do. And people are trying to communicate in a certain way on Facebook – they share information with their friends, they learn about what their friends are doing – so there’s really a whole new opportunity for a new type of advertising model within that. – Mark Zuckerberg

We talk about this concept of openness and transparency as the high-level ideal that we’re moving towards at Facebook. The way that we get there is by empowering people to share and connect. The combination of those two things leads the world to become more open. – Mark Zuckerberg

We know that for every 1 person who get access to the Internet, one new job gets created, and one person gets lifted out of poverty. So in theory, going and connecting everyone on the Internet is a large national and even global priority. – Mark Zuckerberg

When I’m introspective about the last few years I think the biggest mistake that we made, as a company, is betting too much on HTML5 as opposed to native… because it just wasn’t there. And it’s not that HTML5 is bad. I’m actually, on long-term, really excited about it. One of the things that’s interesting is we actually have more people on a daily basis using mobile Web Facebook than we have using our iOS or Android apps combined. So mobile Web is a big thing for us. – Mark Zuckerberg

Our mission is to make the world more open and connected. We do this by giving people the power to share whatever they want and be connected to whoever they want, no matter where they are. – Mark Zuckerberg

I think as a company, if you can get 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. – Mark Zuckerberg

Virtual Reality is going to be an important technology. I am pretty confident about this. – Mark Zuckerberg

[Facebook] is shaping a broader web. If you look back for the past five or seven years, the story about social networking has really been about getting people connected… But if you look forward for the next five years, I think that the story people are going to remember five years from now isn’t how this one site was built; it is how every single service that you use is now going to be better with your friends. – Mark Zuckerberg

We also have a dog. His name’s Beast. He’s a sheepdog. He’s super cute. I love him. – Mark Zuckerberg

We used to write this down by saying, ‘move fast and break things.’ And the idea was, unless you are breaking some stuff you are not moving fast enough. I think there’s probably something in that for other entrepreneurs to learn which is that making mistakes is okay. At the end of the day, the goal of building something is to build something, not to not make mistakes. – Mark Zuckerberg

In the olden times, privacy was good. Today people want to share, people are more open. – Mark Zuckerberg

The world is changing so quickly, with mobile stuff and different platforms emerging, that I think it’s more likely that the biggest competitor for Facebook is someone that we haven’t heard of. What that means for us is that we should just really stay focused on what we’re doing. – Mark Zuckerberg

Companies face a handful of different risks, whether it is competitors or different market environments. But I think that people focus way too much on competitors and not enough on their own execution. – Mark Zuckerberg

Building a mission and building a business go hand-in-hand. It is true that the primary thing that makes me excited about what we’re doing is the mission, but I also think, from the very beginning, we’ve had this healthy understanding which is that we need to do both. – Mark Zuckerberg

We’ve changed our internal motto from ‘Move fast and break things’ to ‘Move fast with stable infrastructure.’ – Mark Zuckerberg

People will always want more immersive ways to express themselves. So, if you go back ten years ago on the internet, most of what people shared and consumed was text. Now a lot of it is photos. I think, going forward, a lot of it is going to be videos, getting richer and richer. – Mark Zuckerberg

I just think people have a lot of fiction. But, you know, I mean, 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. – Mark Zuckerberg

It only took me two weeks to build the first version of Facebook because I had so much stuff before then. – Mark Zuckerberg

Whenever I go to a new city, in order to help get on the right time zone and actually get a chance to see that city, I like running. – Mark Zuckerberg

Our work to improve privacy continues today. – Mark Zuckerberg

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

When I was in college, I remember thinking to myself, this internet thing is awesome because you can look up anything you want, you can read news, you can download music, you can watch movies, you can find information on Google, you can get reference material on Wikipedia, except the thing that is most important to humans, which is other people, was not there. – Mark Zuckerberg

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. – Mark Zuckerberg

Books allow you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way than most media today. I’m looking forward to shifting more of my media diet towards reading books. – Mark Zuckerberg

The question I ask myself like almost every day is: ‘Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?’ Unless I feel like I’m working on the most important problem that I can help with, then I’m not going to feel good about how I’m spending my time. And that’s what this company is. – Mark Zuckerberg

People often say that it is easier to predict the way things are going to be 10 to 20 years in the future than to predict how it is going to be 3 years from now. – Mark Zuckerberg

I’m here to build something for the long-term. Anything else is a distraction. – Mark Zuckerberg

I’d like to show an improved product rather than just talk about things we might do. – Mark Zuckerberg

Young people are just smarter. – Mark Zuckerberg

The Hacker Way is an approach to building that involves continuous improvement and iteration. Hackers believe that something can always be better, and that nothing is ever complete. – Mark Zuckerberg

Almost any mistake you can make in running a company, I’ve probably made – Mark Zuckerberg

Having two identities for yourself is an example of a lack of integrity. – Mark Zuckerberg

People don’t care about what someone says about you in a movie–or even what you say, right? They care about what you build. – Mark Zuckerberg

There is something wrong with our system when I can leave here and make billions of dollars in 10 years while millions of students can’t even afford to pay off their loans, let alone start a business. We all know you don’t get successful just by having a good idea or working hard. You get successful by being lucky too. If I had to support my family growing up, instead of having the time to learn how to code. If I didn’t know that I was gonna be fine if Facebook didn’t work out, then I wouldn’t be standing up here today. And if we’re honest, we all know how much luck we’ve had. – Mark Zuckerberg

In a recent survive of Millennials around the world asking what most defines our identity, the most popular wasn’t nationality, ethnicity or religion. It was citizen of the world. That’s a big deal. Every generation expands the circle of people we consider one of us. And in our generation, that now includes the whole world. This is the struggle of our time. The forces of freedom, openness, and global community against the forces of authoritarianism, isolationism, and nationalism – forces for the flow of knowledge, trade, and immigration, against those who would slow them down. – Mark Zuckerberg

If things aren’t breaking, then you’re not moving fast enough. People learn by making mistakes. – Mark Zuckerberg

People developed planes first and then took care of flight safety. If people were focused on safety first, no one would ever have built a plane. – Mark Zuckerberg

When you want to change things, you can’t please everyone. If you do please everyone, you aren’t making enough progress. – Mark Zuckerberg

People think innovation is just having a good idea but a lot of it is just moving quickly and trying a lot of things. – Mark Zuckerberg

Move fast, take risks, it’s okay to try big things you’re better off trying something and having it not work and learning from that than having not done anything at all. – Mark Zuckerberg

If we want to have the biggest impact, the best way to do this is to make sure we always focus on solving the most important problems. – Mark Zuckerberg

If you don’t risk anything you risk everything – Mark Zuckerberg

People influence people. Nothing influences people more than a recommendation from a trusted friend. A trusted referral influences people more than the best broadcast message. A trusted referral is the Holy Grail of advertising. – Mark Zuckerberg

If you actually do something you love, it’s a lot easier and takes on a lot more purpose. – Mark Zuckerberg

My number one piece of advice is: you should learn how to program. – Mark Zuckerberg

The trick isn’t adding stuff, it’s taking away. – Mark Zuckerberg

You grow more when you get more people’s perspective. – Mark Zuckerberg

I’m trying to make the world a more open place by helping people connect and share. – Mark Zuckerberg

Find that thing you are super passionate about. – Mark Zuckerberg

The most important thing is to keep your team as small as possible. – Mark Zuckerberg

In a world that’s changing so quickly, you’re guaranteed to fail if you don’t take any risks. – Mark Zuckerberg

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. – Mark Zuckerberg

There’s a difference between being obsessed and being motivated. – Mark Zuckerberg

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

Simply put we don’t build services to make money; we make money to build better services. – Mark Zuckerberg

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