Entrepreneur Sayings and Quotes

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

Entrepreneurs pay the price of a road less traveled, while everyone else takes the freeway and perpetually misses their own exit.     

Ryan Lilly

Opportunists seek for a chance. Entrepreneurs make new chances.     

Toba Beta

Out there in some garage is an entrepreneur who's forging a bullet with your company's name on it.     

Gary Hamel

The one thing all entrepreneurs have in common is that they started. The one thing everyone else has in common is that they haven't.     

Ryan Lilly

The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.     

Nolan Bushnell

A successful entrepreneur can't be afraid of failures or setbacks. An initial setback can be a great opportunity to take a new and more promising approach to any problem, to come back stronger than ever.     

John Roos

An entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff and builds a plane on the way down.     

Reid Hoffman

An entrepreneur is someone who can make enough money to pay for their mistakes.     

Jayson Gaignard

Everyone is an entrepreneur. The only skills you need to be an entrepreneur: an ability to fail, an ability to have ideas, to sell those ideas, to execute on those ideas, and to be persistent so even as you fail you learn and move onto the next adventure.     

James Altucher

An entrepreneur isn't someone who owns a business, it is someone who makes things happen.     

Tim Ferriss

My best advice to entrepreneurs is this: Forget about making mistakes, just do it.     

Ajaero Tony Martins

The hardest part about being an entrepreneur is that you'll fail ten times for every success.     

Adam Horowitz

The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.     

Peter Drucker

A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath them.     

Henry Kravis

It's the combination: big idea with a good entrepreneur: there's nothing more powerful.     

Bill Drayton

Any successful entrepreneur knows that time is more valuable than money itself.     

Richard Branson

Everyone can tell you the risk. An entrepreneur can see the reward.     

Robert Kiyosaki

All humans are entrepreneurs not because they should start companies but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA.     

Reid Hoffman

When times are bad is when the real entrepreneurs emerge.     

Robert Kiyosaki

An entrepreneur assumes the risk and is dedicated and committed to the success of whatever he or she undertakes.     

Victor Kiam

I think if you're an entrepreneur, you've got to dream big and then dream bigger.     

Howard Schultz

Honesty and integrity are by far the most important assets of an entrepreneur.     

Zig Ziglar

A smart entrepreneur knows they can not run a business on their own. They know that business is a team sport.     

Robert Kiyosaki

Entrepreneur is not a job title. It is a state of mind of people who want to alter the future.     

Guy Kawasaki

Entrepreneur, make today count but don't let the day count you.     

Onyi Anyado

To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don't, you're going to regret it.     

Catherine Cook

An entrepreneur without funding is a musician without an instrument.     

Robert A. Rice Jr.

Entrepreneurs don't finish when we are tired. We finish when we are done.     

Robert Kiyosaki

The entrepreneur is essentially a visualizer and actualizer. He can visualize something, and when he visualizes it he sees exactly how to make it happen.      

Robert L. Schwartz

The world's most successful entrepreneurs play hard, but they work even harder.     

Ben Parr

An entrepreneur is someone who dares to dream the dreams and is foolish enough to try to make those dreams come true.     

Vinod Khosla

Entrepreneurs: See yourself as victorious- and the best way to be victorious is to be passionate. Find something you love doing!     

Donald Trump

Entrepreneurs see the “no diving” sign and back-up to get a running start.     

Ryan Lilly

I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.     

Steve Jobs

The strongest thing you can cultivate as an entrepreneur is to not rely on luck but cultivating an ability to recognize fortunate situations when they are occurring.     

Jack Dorsey

Entrepreneurs see what others can't, do what others won't, and accomplish what others dream.     

Ryan Lilly

Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.     

Niccolo Machiavelli

The entrepreneur builds an enterprise; the technician builds a job.     

Michael Gerber

An entrepreneur is born, when a person has more reasons to drive his dreams against his excuses.     

Sukant Ratnakar

Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won't so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can't.     


Being an entrepreneur is like eating glass and staring into the abyss of death.     

Elon Musk

The future will be owned and operated by the entrepreneurially minded.     

Mark Victor Hanses

Entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create.     

David Karp

As an entrepreneur, you have to be OK with failure. If you're not failing, you're likely not pushing yourself hard enough.     

Alexa Von Tobel

You can't study to be an entrepreneur. Sometimes you just have to jump.     

Barbara Corcoran

I wasn't born a natural entrepreneur. I had to be trained.     

Robert Kiyosaki

If you're an entrepreneur and you think that the president makes a difference to your business, you should stay at your current job.     

Guy Kawasaki

An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he'll quickly learn how to chew it.     

Roy Ash

Smart entrepreneurs learn that they must fail often and fast.     

Alain Bouchard

I'd rather invest in an entrepreneur who has failed before than one who assumes success from day one.     

Kevin O'Leary

Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice.     

Peter Drucker