Business Quotes

Business Quotes

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
Theodore Isaac Rubin

He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
Benjamin Franklin

He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.
Edgar R. Fiedler

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

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
Charles Kettering

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

I buy when other people are selling.
J. Paul Getty

I don't think meals have any business being deductible. I'm for separation of calories and corporations.
Ralph Nader

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

I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for - getting paid for doing what you love.
Tiger Woods

I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill.
Edward Appleton

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

I want to put a ding in the universe.
Steve Jobs

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

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

If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion.
George Bernard Shaw

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
Abraham Lincoln

If you aren't playing well, the game isn't as much fun. When that happens I tell myself just to go out and play as I did when I was a kid.
Thomas J. Watson


Business Quotes

Business Quotes

Carpe per diem - seize the check.
Robin Williams

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

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

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

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

Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness.
Stanislaw Lem

Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it.
Will Rogers

Don't let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn't go with it.
Colin Powell

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

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

Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body - the producers and consumers themselves.
Herbert Hoover

Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
Stephen Covey

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

Employees make the best dates. You don't have to pick them up and they're always tax-deductible.
Andy Warhol

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work.
Robert Orben

Every few seconds it changes - up an eighth, down an eighth -it's like playing a slot machine. I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million.
Ted Turner

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

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
Robert H. Schuller

For a lot of people, the weekly paycheck is "take-home pay" because home is the only place they can afford to go with it.
Charles A. Jaffe

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


Business Quotes

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

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
Henry Ford

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

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

Airline travel is hours of boredom interrupted by moments of stark terror.
Al Boliska

All lasting business is built on friendship.
Alfred A. Montapert

Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
Tom Peters

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

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
Laurence J. Peter

An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's.
Will Rogers

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

Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.
Tim Berners-Lee

As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth.
John Greenleaf Whittier

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

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

Business is a combination of war and sport.
Andre Maurois

Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.
Henry R. Luce

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

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
Robert Frost

Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.
Stanislaw Lem