Shark Tank is all about enpurespiration. That's an invented word (entrepreneur combined with pure inspiration), and maybe a bit corny, but it's true. Watching the show can inspire you to try your own hand at starting a company. Part of the fun is in hearing the pitches, but I usually enjoy hearing from the Sharks the most.

When I first wrote about what the women of Shark Tank had to say, I never imagined the quotes would resonate with so many people (over 6,000 shares and counting). Now, the guys get their turn. These are the best quotes from the male Sharks. They are all about what it takes to start a company, rise above the rest, and embrace innovation.

1. "I actually think being an entrepreneur is a state of mind. If you're going to be an entrepreneur, my thesis is that you have to sacrifice everything for some period in your life to be successful. You have to be myopic and completely focused and unbalanced in every way. Once you've achieved success, you're free to do whatever you like." Kevin O'Leary

2. "An entrepreneur must pitch a potential investor for what the company is worth as well as sell the dream on how much of a profit can be made." Daymond John

3. "It's not whether the glass is half empty or half full, it's who is pouring the water. The key in business and success at any endeavor is doing your best to control your destiny. You can't always do it, but you have to take every opportunity you can to be as prepared as--and ahead of--the competition as you possibly can be." Mark Cuban

4. "Don't start a business. Find a problem, Solve a problem, The business comes second." Robert Herjavec

5. "What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur? It takes willingness to learn, to be able to focus, to absorb information, and to always realize that business is a 24/7 job where someone is always out there to kick your ass." Mark Cuban

6. "Learn as many mistakes and what not to do while your business or product is small. Don't be in such a hurry to grow your brand. Make sure that you and the market can sustain any bumps that may occur down the road." Daymond John

7. "Recessions are the best time to start a company. Companies fail. Others hold back capital. If you are willing to do the preparation and work, it is the best time to invest in yourself and start a business." Marc Cuban

8. "I see negotiations as an honest attempt to reach a deal that's great for everyone at the table. But sometimes, for whatever reason, that's impossible. You need to accept that possibility--don't make a deal for the sake of making a deal. If you do, chances are it will fall apart later anyway, with costs and headaches for everyone involved. And once you walk away, don't come back." Kevin O'Leary

9. "Most people think it's all about the idea. It's not. Everyone has ideas. The hard part is doing the homework to know if the idea could work in an industry, then doing the preparation to be able to execute on the idea." Mark Cuban

10. "Don't ever be enamored by what something sells for. It's more important what you get to keep in your pocket." Robert Herjavec

11. "Downturns are the best time to start businesses, because you develop discipline that's very lean and mean in terms of how to spend money. And those habits serve you very well in good times." Kevin O'Leary

12. "When looking at trends I always ask myself basic and timeless questions about business, and the one I seem to always come back to is, 'How is this different than anything else in the marketplace?'" Daymond John

13. "Be risky at work. Be safe with your investments." Robert Herjavec

14. "In entrepreneurship, you decide to give up your day job at the point where either (A) the hobby/new business is at least making some form of ends meet, or (B) you feel that you need to dedicate yourself for a certain amount of time to it and give yourself the last hoorah." Daymond John

15. "If you are under the illusion that you can start a business and run it at your life's schedule, you are mistaken. The business is like a starving puppy--when it needs to eat, then it needs to eat regardless of what you have going on personally." Robert Herjavec

16. "Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you." Mark Cuban

17. "The thing about branding is it isn't etched in stone. A brand is a mark or an image or a perception we stamp on a product, a concept or an ideal, but it doesn't last forever. Like anything else, it needs to be nurtured and reinforced, or it will start to fade." Daymond John

18. "I don't look at failure as death, I don't look at failure as finality. I just look at it and pick myself up and say 'we shouldn't have done that' and move on." Robert Herjavec

19. "My partners... taught me that in order to create wealth, I needed to pair up with people whose strengths compensated for my weaknesses." Kevin O'Leary

20. "I'm a believer that you accomplish much, much more with direct relationships than by using an intermediary. And that cash you keep in the bank can be the difference between staying alive as a small business, or not." Mark Cuban