Sam Altman Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old sam altman quotes, sam altman sayings, and sam altman proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Move fast. Speed is one of your main advantages over large companies.     

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People appreciate when you make an effort to speak their language.     

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Move fast. Speed is one of your main advantages over large competitors.     

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A small communication breakdown is enough for everyone to be working on slightly different things. And then you loose focus.     

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Unpopular but right is what you're going for.     

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Momentum and growth are the lifeblood of startups. This is probably in the top three secrets of executing well.     

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Good startups usually take 10 years.     

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The startups that do well are the ones that are working all the time.     

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Startups are not the best choice for work-life balance, and that's sort of just the sad reality.     

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If you have a startup that's keeping it up at night because you think it's so great, then you should do that.     

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AI will probably most likely lead to the end of the world, but in the meantime, there'll be great companies.     

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Never put your family, friends, or significant other low on your priority list. Prefer a handful of truly close friends to a hundred acquaintances.     

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Founders are usually very stingy with equity to employees and very generous with equity to investors. I think this is totally backwards.     

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If you ever take your foot off the gas pedal, things will spiral out of control, snowball downwards.     

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Move fast. Speed is one of your main advantages over large competitors.     

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So if you want a culture where people work hard, & pay attention to detail, focus on the customer, are frugal: you have to do it yourself.     

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