Business Quotes

Abraham lincoln - if i were to try to read, much less answer, all...
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.
Henry David Thoreau

Julius rosenwald - early in my business career i learned the folly...
No one travelling on a business trip would be missed if he failed to arrive.
Thorstein Veblen
Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Thomas Carlyle
Haste in every business brings failures.
Herodotus, The Histories of Herodotus

The only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obeisance to the heart.
William Butler Yeats
As we face a new era of world history, there is an urgent need for the true Church of Jesus Christ, the Body of Christ, to be about the business God has called us to, the work of ministry. And this is a work that every believer is called to be actively involved in.
Edward Bedore
Everyone is in business for himself, for he is selling his services, labor or ideas. Until one realizes that this is true he will not take conscious charge of his life and will always be looking outside himself for guidance.
Sidney Madwed
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
The law is a horrible business.
Clarence Darrow
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
Business is a good game - Lots of competition and a minimum of rules. You keep score with money.
Atari founder Nolan Bushnell
In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative original thinker unless you can also sell what you create. Management cannot be expected to recognize a good idea unless it is presented to them by a good salesman.
David M. Ogilvy
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
Men in Great Place are thrice Servants Servants of the Sovereign or State Servants of Fame and Servants of Business It is strange desire to seek Power and to lose Liberty.
Francis Bacon
You know criticism when you get into this business. You accept the bad with the good, the tabloids and the positive side of it.
Carmen Electra
Would you want to do business with a person who was 99% honest?
Sidney Madwed
If I love you, what business is it of yours.
Johann von Goethe
In business school classrooms they construct wonderful models of a nonworld.
Peter Drucke
The success combination in business is Do what you do better... and Do more of what you do...
David Joseph Schwartz
Nothing is illegal if a hundred businessmen decide to do it.
Andrew Young
No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or get rich in business by being a conformist.
J. Paul Getty
Any business arrangement that is not profitable to the other person will in the end prove unprofitable for you. The bargain that yields mutual satisfaction is the only one that is apt to be repeated.
B. C. Forbes
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
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
Businesses planned for service are apt to succeed businesses planned for profit are apt to fail.
Nicholas Murray Butle
Though inclination be as sharp as will, My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent, And, like a man to double business bound, I stand in pause where I shall first begin, And both neglect.
William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 3
The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
Ambrose Bierce
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
Our business in this world is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.
Robert Louis Stephenson
Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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
My business is not to remake myself, but to make the absolute best of what God made.
Robert Browning
Jury: a group of twelve men who, having lied to the judge about their hearing, health and business engagements, have failed to fool him.
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
Not only have women been successful in entering fields in which men are supposed to have a more natural aptitude, but they have created entirely new businesses.
Lucretia P. Hunter, ``The Girl Today, The Woman Tomorrow', 1932
Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.
Thomas Jefferson
Life is all one piece. Men err when they think they can be inhuman exploiters in their business life, and loving husbands and fathers at home. For achievement without love is a cold and tight - Lipped murderer of human happiness everywhere.
Smiley Blanton