Entrepreneurship Sayings and Quotes

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


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

Peter Drucker

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.     

Warren G. Tracy's student

Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as survival, but that's exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking. Running that first shop taught me business is not financial science; its about trading: buying and selling.     

Anita Roddick

Entrepreneurship is the last refuge of the trouble making individual.     

Natalie Clifford Barney

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

Peter F. Drucker

Entrepreneurship is not for everyone.     

Guy Kawasaki

What is great about entrepreneurship is that entrepreneurs create the tangible from the intangible.     

Robert Herjavec

The truth is that entrepreneurship is more like a roller coaster ride than a cruise.     

Vivek Wadhwa

I believe for the first time in history, entrepreneurship is now a viable career.     

Eric Ries

Entrepreneurship is a responsibility rather than a profession.     

Ameya Agrawal

Part of the reward of entrepreneurship lies in having the courage to believe in yourself and take action.     

Timothy Freriks

Entrepreneurship is the ability to create and build from a vision practically nothing: fundamentally it is a human, creative act.     

Jeffry Timmons

One of the biggest hurdles in the path of entrepreneurship is home loans.     

Vishwas Mudagal

When you create more small businesses, you create small entrepreneurship. Out of that comes self-determination and employment.     

Jesse Jackson

To me, entrepreneurship means something different. I think of it as identifying and valuing opportunity.     

Glenn Hubbard

If Entrepreneurship was easy, the term would have been easier to pronounce too!     

Shubham Choudhary

Entrepreneurship without skills limits your growth potential.     

Strive Masiyiwa

The best reason to start an organization is to make meaning-to create a product or service to make the world a better place.     

Guy Kawasaki

Starting your own business is like riding a roller coaster. There are highs and lows and every turn you take is another twist. The lows are really low, but the highs can be really high. You have to be strong, keep your stomach tight, and ride along with the roller coaster that you started.     

Lindsay Manseau

The opportunity for an entrepreneur to start a company from scratch today is abysmal.     

David Geffen

I had to make my own living and my own opportunity! But I made it! Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them!     

Madam C.J. Walker

The entrepreneur is not really interested in doing the work; he is interested in creating the way the company operates. In that regard, the entrepreneur is an inventor. He or she loves to invent, but does not love to manufacture or sell or distribute what he or she invents.     

Michael Gerber

Any time is a good time to start a company.     

Ron Conway

What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone, know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.     

Dave Thomas

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

Ted Turner

Going into business for yourself, becoming an entrepreneur, is the modern-day equivalent of pioneering on the old frontier.     

Paula Nelson

There is only one way to make a great deal of money; and that is in a business of your own.     

J. Paul Getty

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

Catherine Cook

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% from day one, but there's always small progress that can be made to start the movement.     

Kevin Systrom

People tend to think that in order to start a new business they have to come up with something new and dazzling, but that's a myth-and it's often propagated by venture capitalists.     

Gurbaksh Chahal