The Entrepreneur’s Creed:

“I choose not to be a common man.
It is my right to be uncommon… if I can,

I seek opportunity, not security.

I do not wish to be a kept citizen.
Humbled and dulled by having the
State look after me.

I want to take the calculated risk;
To dream and to build.
To fail and to succeed.

I refuse to barter incentive for a dole;
I prefer the challenges of life
To the guaranteed existence;

The thrill of fulfillment
To the stale calm of Utopia.

I will not trade freedom for beneficence

Nor my dignity for a handout
I will never cower before any earthly master

Nor bend to any threat.
It is my heritage to stand erect.

Proud and unafraid;
To think and act for myself,
To enjoy the benefit of my creations
And to face the world boldly and say:

This, with God’s help, I have done.
All this is what it means
To be an Entrepreneur.”

Author: Thomas Payne