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business quotes (144)

I'm not a driven businessman, but a driven artist. I never think about money. Beautiful things make money.
Lord Acton   Category: Business

Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.
Scott Adams   Category: Business

Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense. This makes you look smart.
Scott Adams   Category: Business

Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.
Howard Aiken   Category: Business

An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission.
Fred Allen   Category: Business

Family farms and small businesses are the backbone of our communities.
Tom Allen   Category: Business

The incestuous relationship between government and big business thrives in the dark.
Jack Anderson   Category: Business

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 Aniston   Category: Business

I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill.
Edward Appleton   Category: Business

We don't have a monopoly. We have market share. There's a difference.
Steve Ballmer   Category: Business

What we've gone through in the last several years has caused some people to question 'Can we trust Microsoft?'
Steve Ballmer   Category: Business

When did it become a problem to be a small businessman and become successful? The small businessman - like my father, or like me?
Glenn Beck   Category: Business

Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
Henry Ward Beecher   Category: Business

One's mind has a way of making itself up in the background, and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do.
A. C. Benson   Category: Business

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.
Jeff Bezos   Category: Business

Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.
Ambrose Bierce   Category: Business

The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
Ambrose Bierce   Category: Business

Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.
Gary Ryan Blair   Category: Business

Not for nothing is their motto TGIF - 'Thank God It's Friday.' They live for the weekends, when they can go do what they really want to do.
Richard Nelson Bolles   Category: Business

When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder.
James H. Boren   Category: Business

It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
Tom Brokaw   Category: Business

You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.
Tom Brokaw   Category: Business

Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
Robert Browning   Category: Business

Our favorite holding period is forever.
Warren Buffett   Category: Business

Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Business

The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Business

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.
Andrew Carnegie   Category: Business

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Dale Carnegie   Category: Business

There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!
Coco Chanel   Category: Business

I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.
Winston Churchill   Category: Business

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
Arthur C. Clarke   Category: Business

I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
John Cleese   Category: Business

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
Confucius   Category: Business

Government in the U.S. today is a senior partner in every business in the country.
Norman Cousins   Category: Business

A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships.
Stephen Covey   Category: Business

A group or an artist shouldn't get his money until his boss gets his.
Bobby Darin   Category: Business

It's called a pen. It's like a printer, hooked straight to my brain.
Dale Dauten   Category: Business

Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.
W. Edwards Deming   Category: Business

Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.
Walt Disney   Category: Business

Business, that's easily defined - it's other people's money.
Peter Drucker   Category: Business

Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.
Peter Drucker   Category: Business

Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.
Peter Drucker   Category: Business

Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
Thomas A. Edison   Category: Business

Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
Thomas A. Edison   Category: Business

Definition of a Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie, but admits than under analysis some of them won't stand up either.
Evan Esar   Category: Business

Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.
Evan Esar   Category: Business

A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it.
William Feather   Category: Business

Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers - six if one went to Harvard.
Edgar R. Fiedler   Category: Business

If you have to forecast, forecast often.
Edgar R. Fiedler   Category: Business

The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers.
Edgar R. Fiedler   Category: Business

I've never felt like I was in the cookie business. I've always been in a feel good feeling business. My job is to sell joy. My job is to sell happiness. My job is to sell an experience.
Debbi Fields   Category: Business

If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them.
Jane Fonda   Category: Business

If you don't drive your business, you will be driven out of business.
B. C. Forbes   Category: Business

Real riches are the riches possessed inside.
B. C. Forbes   Category: Business

Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets.
Henry Ford   Category: Business

The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.
Henry Ford   Category: Business

Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to.
Harry Emerson Fosdick   Category: Business

Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.
John Kenneth Galbraith   Category: Business

Business is in itself a power.
Garet Garrett   Category: Business

In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
Harold S. Geneen   Category: Business

I buy when other people are selling.
J. Paul Getty   Category: Business

If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem.
J. Paul Getty   Category: Business

The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights.
J. Paul Getty   Category: Business

Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.
Edward Gibbon   Category: Business

If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.
Khalil Gibran   Category: Business

One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
Arnold H. Glasow   Category: Business

One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
Arnold H. Glasow   Category: Business

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Napoleon Hill   Category: Business

The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
Napoleon Hill   Category: Business

About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends.
Herbert Hoover   Category: Business