Quotes about Entrepreneurship

"Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight."

Henry Robinson Luce (April 3, 1898 – February 28, 1967) was an influen ial American publisher. He launched and closely supervised a stable of magazines that transformed journalism and the reading habits of upscale Americans.


"Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility."

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842 – after 1913) was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist and satirist.


"I was told to avoid the business all together because of the rejection. People would say to me, 'Don't you want to have a normal job and a normal family?' I guess that would be good advice for some people, but I wanted to act."

Jennifer Joanna Aniston (born February 11, 1969) is an American actress, film director and producer.


"In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most,it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing."

William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850) was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with the 1798 joint publication Lyrical Ballads.


"My son is now an "entrepreneur." That's what you're called when you don't have a job."

Robert Edward "Ted" Turner (born November 19, 1938) is an American media mogul and philanthropist. As a businessman, he is known as founder of the cable news network CNN, the first dedicated 24-hour cable news channel.


"There are two kinds of companies, those that work to try to charge more and those that work to charge less. We will be the second."

Jeffrey Preston "Jeff" Bezos (born January 12, 1964) is the founder, president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Amazon.com.


"We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects."

Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville ((29 July 1805, Paris– 16 April 1859, Cannes)) was a French political thinker and historian.


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

Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (3 May 1469 – 21 June 1527) was an Italian philosopher/writer, and is considered one of the main founders of modern political science. He was a diplomat, political philosopher, musician, and a playwright, but foremost, he was a civil servant of the Florentine Republic.


"Companies that solely focus on competition will ultimately die. Those that focus on value creation will thrive."

Edward de Bono (born 19 May 1933, in Malta) is a physician, author, inventor, and consultant. He is known as the originator of the term lateral thinking, wrote a best selling book Six Thinking Hats and is a proponent of the deliberate teaching of thinking as a subject in schools.


"When I finished school, I took my entire life savings - $5,000 - and invested it in a business. I was young. I was inexperienced. But I was an entrepreneur, and I was proud. And in six weeks, I was broke."

Mark Robert Warner (born December 15, 1954) is an American politician and businessman.