Quotes about Entrepreneurship

"The company is an economic vehicle invented by society. It has no rights to survive. But values, systems and philosophies survive. People take it with them."

Edgar Henry Schein (born 1928) a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, has made a notable mark on the field of organizational development in many areas, including career development, group process consultation, and organizational culture. He is generally credited with inventing the term "corporate culture".


"Telling from history, a nation or a family prospers from thrift, and goes bankrupt from luxury."

Li Shangyin (-) was a Chinese poet of the late Tang Dynasty. Along with Li He, he was much admired and "rediscovered" in the 20th century by the young Chinese writers for the imagist quality of his poems.


"Business planned for service are apt to succeed,
Business planned for profit are apt to fail."

Nicholas Murray Butler (April 2, 1862 – December 7, 1947) was an American philosopher, diplomat, and educator. Butler was president of Columbia University, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. He became so well-known and respected that The New York Times printed his Christmas greeting to the nation every year.


"Virtually every successful trader I know ultimately ended up with a trading style suited to his personality."

Hugh Randall McKay (born January 25, 1967 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired Canadian professional hockey player.


"If you don't drive your business,
You will be driven out of business."

Bertie Charles Forbes (May 14, 1880 – May 6, 1954) was a Scottish financial journalist and author who founded Forbes Magazine.


"Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate."

John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963) often referred to by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.


"You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you."

Dale Breckenridge Carnegie (November 24, 1888 – November 1,1955) was an American writer and lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking and interpersonal skills.


"Networking is communication that creates the linkage between people and clusters of people."

John Naisbitt (born January 15, 1929 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is an American author and public speaker in the area of futures studies. His first book Megatrends was published in 1982. It was the result of almost ten years of research. It was on the New York Times bestseller list for two years, mostly as #1. Megatrends was published in 57 countries and sold more than 14 million copies.


"All lasting business is built on friendship."

Alfred Armand Montapert (-) author of the book The Supreme Philosophy of Man: The Laws of Life.


"Business is a combination of war and sport."

André Maurois, born Emile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog, (26 July 1885 – 9 October 1967) was a French author.