Pioneer Sayings and Quotes

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


There has to be this pioneer, the individual who has the courage, the ambition to overcome the obstacles that always develop when one tries to do something worthwhile, especially when it is new and different.     

Alfred P. Sloan

Making you a pioneer only means one thing. You were around at the time.     

Red Buttons

Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.     

Deepak Chopra

The way of the pioneer is always rough     

Harvey S Firestone

The settler and pioneer have at bottom had justice on their side; this great continent could not have been kept as nothing but a game preserve for squalid savages.     

Theodore Roosevelt

A pioneer destroys things and calls it civilization.     

Charles Marion Russell

The person who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The person who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever seen before.     

Albert Einstein

Pioneers may be picturesque figures, but they are often rather lonely ones.     

Nancy Astor

It is often the failure who is the pioneer in new lands, new undertakings, and new forms of expression.     

Eric Hoffer

The pioneers of a warless world are the young men (and women) who refuse military service.     

Albert Einstein

[The pioneers] woke up each morning with clearly defined purposes and goals that everyone understood: to serve God.     

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

A pioneer is a man who turned all the grass upside down, strung bob-wire over the dust that was left, poisoned the water, cut down the trees, killed the Indian who owned the land and called it progress.     

Charles Marion Russell

Pioneers get slaughtered, and the settlers prosper.     

Daymond John

Woman must be the pioneer in this turning inward for strength. In a sense, she has always been the pioneer     

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Don't be a prisoner of the past, become a pioneer of the future.     

Farshad Asl

A pioneer family lived beyond the reach of shopping malls.     

Stephen Baxter

On every side, and at every hour of the day, we came up against the relentless limitations of pioneer life.     

Anna Howard Shaw

As early pioneers in the knowing, that when you lose your reason, you attain highest perfect knowing.     

Jack Kerouac

Most pioneers are at the mercy of doubt at the beginning, whether of their worth, of their theories, or of the whole enigmatic field in which they labour.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Each of us is a pioneer and many of us pioneer daily in trying to establish a gospel foothold in distant parts of the world.     

Gordon B. Hinckley

Pioneering is the work of individuals .     

Susanne Katherina Langer

A pioneer is not someone who makes her own soap. She is one who takes up her burdens and walks toward the future     

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

A pioneer is generally a man who has outlived his credit or fortune in the cultivated parts     

Benjamin Rush

We are all time voyagers leaving history in our wake, pioneering into the future.     

Erwin Raphael McManus

All pioneers are considered to be afflicted with moonstruck madness.     

Lucy Maud Montgomery

America is not a country of immigrants, we are a country of pioneers.     

Mike Klepper

We must still think of ourselves as pioneers to understand the importance of space.     

Buzz Aldrin

A pioneer should have imagination, should be able to enjoy the idea of things more than the things themselves     

Willa Cather

We are pioneers and the history of pioneers is not that good.     

Jeff Bezos

The way of the pioneer is always rough.     

Harvey S. Firestone