Business Quotes

And, of course, you have the commercials where savvy businesspeople Get Ahead by using their MacIntosh computers to create the ultimate American business product: a really sharp - Looking report.
Dave Barry
H. l. mencken - jury: a group of twelve men who, having lied to...

Businesses planned for service are apt to succeed businesses planned for profit are apt to fail.
Nicholas Murray Butle
The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do.
Roy L. Smith
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
John Cleese
Talk of nothing but business, and dispatch that business quickly.
Aldus Manutius, Placard on the door of the Aldine Press

Eat and drink with your relatives; do business with strangers.
Greek Prove
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Hurting people is my business.
Sugar Ray Robinson
A useful definition of liberty is obtained only by seeking the principle of liberty in the main business of human life, that is to say, in the process by which men educate their responses and learn to control their environment.
Walter Lippman
For no phase of life, whether public or private, whether in business or in the home, whether one is working on what concerns oneself alone or dealing with another, can be without its moral duty; on the discharge of such duties depends all that is morally right, and on their neglect all that is morally wrong in life.
Marcus Tullius Cicero, On Duties I
Editor a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed.
Elbert Hubbard
No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or get rich in business by being a conformist.
J. Paul Getty
Would you want to do business with a person who was 99% honest?
Sidney Madwed
I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting. But it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously.
Douglas Adams, Salmon of Doubt, 2002
Early in my business career I learned the folly of worrying about anything. I have always worked as hard as I could, but when a thing went wrong and could not be righted, I dismissed it from my mind.
Julius Rosenwald
It violates right order whenever capital so employees the working or wage - Earning classes as to divert business and economic activity entirely to its own arbitrary will and advantage without, the social character of economic life, social justice, and the common good.
Pope Pius XI
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
The movies are the only business where you can go out front and applaud yourself.
Will Rogers
A man should not leave this earth with unfinished business. He should live each day as if it was a pre - Flight check. He should ask each morning, am I prepared to lift - Off?
Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, All is Vanity, 1991
Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Thomas Carlyle
An actor who knows his business ought to be able to make the London telephone directory sound enthralling.
Donald Sinden
What is the first business of one who practices philosophy? To get rid of self - Conceit. For it is impossible for anyone to begin to learn that which he thinks he already knows.
Epictetus, Discourses
Time spent in the advertising business seems to create a permanent deformity like the Chinese habit of foot - Binding.
Dean Gooderham Acheson
Not a tenth of us who are in business are doing as well as we could if we merely followed the principles that were known to our grandfathers.
William Feathe
A great preservative against angry and mutinous thoughts, and all impatience and quarreling, is to have some great business and interest in your mind, which, like a sponge shall suck up your attention and keep you from brooding over what displeases you.
Joseph Rickaby
Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
Half the time men think they are talking business, they are wasting time.
Edgar Watson Howe
Jerry We live in a cynical world. A cynical world. And we work in a business of tough competitors. I love you. You... complete me.
Jerry Maguire
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
Every man has business and desire, Such as it is.
William Shakespeare
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away.
Ronald Reagan
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
My success just evolved from working hard at the business at hand each day.
Johnny Carson
Dressing up is inevitably a substitute for good ideas. It is no coincidence that technically inept business types are known as suits.
Paul Graham, September 2004
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
Do not... hope wholly to reason away your troubles do not feed them with attention, and they will die imperceptibly away. Fix your thoughts upon your business, fill your intervals with company, and sunshine will again break in upon your mind.
Samuel Johnson
I like Mr Gorbachev, we can do business together.
Margaret Hilda Thatche
The sad news is, nobody owes you a career. Your career is literally your business. You own it as a sole proprietor. You have one employee: yourself. You need to accept ownership of your career, your skills and the timing of your moves.
Andrew Grove, Co - Founder and Chairman of Intel Corporation, Only the Paranoid Survive
Keeping a little ahead of conditions is one of the secrets of business.
Charles M. Schwa