Entrepreneurial Sayings and Quotes

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


An entrepreneur with strong network makes money even when he is asleep.     

Amit Kalantri

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 cant.     

Warren G. Tracy

In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.     

David Ogilvy

Goals and dreams are the entrepreneur's mental energy. However, the same goals and dreams that drive his behavior will also drive him to an early grave if he doesn't take care of his physical energy through a mix of exercise and relaxation. Energy manipulation is the ability to feed the mind with dreams and sustain the body so it will keep up with those dreams.     

Gudjon Bergmann

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

Catherine Cook

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.     

Winston Churchill

Think big and don't listen to people who tell you it can't be done. Life's too short to think small.     

Tim Ferris

We all have the DNA of an entrepreneur. Some are building their own dreams. While most are building other people's dreams. Entrepreneurs are Dream Builders. Are you building yours?     

Farshad Asl

Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship...the act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.     

Peter F. Drucker

Entrepreneurial profit is the expression of the value of what the entrepreneur contributes to production.      

Joseph A. Schumpeter

It's not about ideas. It's about making ideas happen.     

Scott Belsky

Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise.     

Ted Turner

The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.     

Nolan Bushnell

The entrepreneurial life is one of challenge, work, dedication, perseverance, exhilaration, agony, accomplishment, failure, sacrifice, control, powerlessness. But ultimately, extraordinary satisfaction.     

David S. Rose

This entrepreneurial energy that we have in the Midwest doesn't have to go out to the coasts to get fed and watered.      

Jim McKelvey

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

Peter Drucker

The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success are concentration, discrimination, organization, innovation and communication.     

Harold S. Geneen

If you want to build a successful business, make sure you have three things—a big market opportunity, great people, and more than enough capital.     

Richard Harroch

Thinking big is a skill all entrepreneurs should be focused on cultivating.     

Laura Busche

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.     

Nolan Bushnell

Dream big. Start small. But most of all, start.     

Simon Sinek

If people like you, they'll listen to you, but if they trust you, they'll do business with you.     

Zig Ziglar

A year from now you will wish you had started today.     

Karen Lamb

The entrepreneurial life is one of challenge, work, dedication, perseverance, exhilaration, agony, accomplishment, failure, sacrifice, control, powerlessness... but ultimately, extraordinary satisfaction.      

David S. Rose

Business opportunities are like buses: there's always another one coming.     

Richard Branson

Any time is a good time to start a company.     

Ron Conway

Everyone has an idea, but it's really about executing the idea and attracting other people to help you with the idea.     

Jack Dorsey

Branding is fascinating. Creating a brand that is authentic and timeless is what entrepreneurs dream of. Dare to be different, dare to dream.     

Independent Zen

What we need is an entrepreneurial society in which innovation and entrepreneurship are normal, steady and continuous.     

Peter Drucker

Entrepreneurial people are never satisfied.      

Tom Douglas

This defines entrepreneur and entrepreneurship - the entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.     

Peter F. Drucker

One key to entrepreneurial success is to get a great group of people around you who believe in your idea.     

Richard Branson

Goals aren't enough. You need goals plus deadlines: goals big enough to get excited about and deadline to make you run. One isn't much good without the other, but together they can be tremendous.     

Ben Feldman

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.     

Vince Lombardi

Customers don't expect you to be perfect. They do expect you to fix things when they go wrong     

Donald Porter

As long as you're going to be thinking anyway, think big.     

Donald Trump

Today it is cheaper to start a business than tomorrow.     

Amit Kalantri

If you've got an idea, start today. There's no better time than now to get going. That doesn't mean quit your job and jump into your idea 100 percent from day one, but there's always small progress that can be made to start the movement.     

Kevin Systrom

It doesn't matter how many times you fail. It doesn't matter how many times you almost get it right. No one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you because all that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are.     

Mark Cuban