Business Quotes

There are always opportunities through which businessmen can profit handsomely if they will only recognize and seize them.
J. Paul Getty
The first mistake in public business is the going into it.
Benjamin Franklin

Ronald reagan - the best minds are not in government. if any...
Walter lippman - a useful definition of liberty is obtained only...
Do what you love and the business will follow.
Michel Fortin
No business which depends for its existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country. By living wages I mean more than a bare subsistence level - - I mean the wages of decent living.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business.
Abraham Lincoln
Engineering is the science of economy, of conserving the energy, kinetic and potential, provided and stored up by nature for the use of man. It is the business of engineering to utilize this energy to the best advantage, so that there may be the least possible waste.
William A. Smith, 1908
Proverbs are in the world of thought what gold coin is in the world of business - Great value in small compass, and equally current among all people. Sometimes the proverb may be false, the coin counterfeit, but in both cases the false proves the value of the true.
D. March
Politics is the art of preventing people from sticking their noses in things that are properly their business.
Paul Val? ry
What business strategy is all about; what distinguishes it from all other kinds of business planning - Is, in a word, competitive advantage. Without competitors there would be no need for strategy, for the sole purpose of strategic planning is to enable the company to gain, as effectively as possible, a sustainable edge over its competitors.
Keniche Ohnae
An actor who knows his business ought to be able to make the London telephone directory sound enthralling.
Donald Sinden
Editor: a person employed on a newspaper whose business it is to seperate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed.
Elbert Hubbard
Science... warns me to be careful how I adopt a view which jumps with my preconceptions, and to require stronger evidence for such belief than for one to which I was previously hostile. My business is to teach my aspirations to conform themselves to fact, not to try and make facts harmonize with my aspirations.
Thomas Huxley
Playing dead not only comes in handy when face to face with a bear, but also at important business meetings.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
Gossip is always a personal confession of malice or imbecility; it is a low, frivolous, and too often a dirty business. There are neighborhoods where it rages like a pest; churches are split in pieces by it, and neighbor made enemies for life. Let the young avoid or cure it while they may.
Jack Holland
I ran the wrong kind of business, but I did it with integrity.
Sydney Biddle Barrows
In the whole wretched business there was something generous that was doing its best to flower.
J. M. Coetzee, Disgrace (novel)
The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office.
H. L. Mencken
The white, the Hispanic, the black, the Arab, the Jew, the woman, the Native American, the small farmer, the businessperson, the environmentalist, the peace activist, the young, the old, the lesbian, the gay and the disabled make up the American quilt.
Jesse Louis Jackson
No one travelling on a business trip would be missed if he failed to arrive.
Thorstein Veblen
The state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation.
Pierre Trudeau, CBC Archives
No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or get rich in business by being a conformist.
J. Paul Getty
The movies are the only business where you can go out front and applaud yourself.
Will Rogers
Asking to meet with Italian businessmen instead of government officials. I want to talk to these people because they stay in power and you change all the time.
Nikita Khrushchev
Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.
Robert Louis Stevenson
It is probably safe to say that over a long period of time, political morality has been as high as business morality.
Henry Steele Commage
Time spent in the advertising business seems to create a permanent deformity like the Chinese habit of foot - Binding.
Dean Gooderham Acheson
Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art of all.
Andy Warhol
I really do plan to get out of show business within five years or so.
Bill Cosby, Playboy Interview - May 1969
Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
Abraham Lincoln
Nothing is illegal if a hundred businessmen decide to do it.
Andrew Young
In all things preserve integrity; and the consciousness of thine own uprightness will alleviate the toil of business, soften the hardness of ill - Success and disappointments, and give thee an humble confidence before God, when the ingratitude of man, or the iniquity of the times may rob thee of other rewards.
Barbara Paley
Would you want to do business with a person who was 99% honest?
Sidney Madwed
Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves - - To break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today.
Stewart B. Johnson
Keeping a little ahead of conditions is one of the secrets of business.
Charles M. Schwa
Nothing is illegal if one hundred businessmen decide to do it.
Andrew Young
Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.
Sigmund Freud
Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Thomas Carlyle