Enterprise Sayings and Quotes

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


Free enterprise cannot be justified as being good for business. It can be justified only as being good for society.     

Peter Drucker

Free enterprise has enabled the creative and the acquisitive urges of man to be given expression in a way which benefits all members of society. Let free enterprise fight back now, not for itself, but for all those who believe in freedom.     

Margaret Thatcher

In the enterprise you want to start intentionally small.     

Aaron Levie

Free enterprise is the sure and so far the only known way of constantly improving the well-being of mankind.     

Raymond C. Hoiles

An enterprise is a community of human beings, not a collection of "human resources".     

Henry Mintzberg

Those with the enterprise lack the money and those with the money lack the enterprise to buy stocks when they are cheap.     

Benjamin Graham

Free enterprise is a rough and competitive game. It is a hell of a lot better than a government monopoly.     

Ronald Reagan

Every successful enterprise has a very clear strategic purpose.     

Mitch Daniels

Free enterprise has done more to reduce poverty than all the government programs dreamed up by Democrats.     

Ronald Reagan

An enterprise that is constantly exploring new horizons is likely to have a competitive advantage in attracting and retaining talent.     

Gary Hamel

No enterprise can exist for itself alone. It ministers to some great need, it performs some great service, not for itself, but for others; or failing therein, it ceases to be profitable and ceases to exist.     

Calvin Coolidge

An enterprise's most vital assets lie in its design and other creative capabilities.     

Lee Kun-hee

The enterprise can fulfill its human and social functions only if it prospers as a business.     

Peter Drucker

Enterprise is better than ease.     

Jim Rohn

Private enterprise manages so much better all the concerns to which it is equal.     

Thomas Jefferson

The free enterprise system does not leave people behind.     

Marco Rubio

If you pour your heart into your work, or into any worthy enterprise, you can achieve dreams others may think impossible.     

Howard Schultz

The enterprise that does not innovate ages and declines. And in a period of rapid change such as the present, the decline will be fast.     

Peter Drucker

No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.     

Niccolo Machiavelli

In private enterprises men may advance or recede, whereas they who aim at empire have no alternative between the highest success and utter downfall.     

Tacitus

Free enterprise means that the more enterprising you are, the freer you are.     

Mark Victor Hansen

Science is an enterprise that can only flourish if it puts the truth ahead of nationality, ethnicity, class and color.     

John Charles Polanyi

The most difficult of enterprises is to secure the cooperation of others in enterprises those others did not think of first.     

Murray Leinster

Enterprise is hard work. You have to integrate the client with the optimized systems of all the servers and software.     

Samuel J. Palmisano

In capitalist enterprise there is no secure income and no security of wealth.     

Ludwig Von Mises

Business enterprise is an organ of society. There is only one valid definition of business purpose: to create a customer.     

Peter Drucker

A person of greater enterprise than discretion, who in embracing an opportunity has formed an unfortunate attachment.     

Ambrose Bierce

Free enterprise is essentially a formula not just for wealth creation, but for life satisfaction.     

Arthur C. Brooks

Free enterprise cannot only make us better off financially, it can make us better people.     

Mitt Romney

Our free enterprise system of disseminating information is collectively referred to as The Media. But there is no collective.     

Jessica Savitch