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Quote 17An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
Quote 31Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.
Quote 51And 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 f...
Quote 83Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in ...
Quote 86An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission.
Quote 87As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth.
Quote 108All lasting business is built on friendship. - Alfred A. Montapert
Quote 162A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it.
Quote 206Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
Quote 228About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends.
Quote 229Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers - six if one went to Harvard.
Quote 231Anyone 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...
Quote 251A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until ...
Quote 309An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's.
Quote 347Cannibals prefer those who have no spines. - Stanislaw Lem
Quote 451Business is a combination of war and sport. - Andre Maurois
Quote 602There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Quote 632Business, that's easily defined - it's other people's money.
Quote 731The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
Quote 2105We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects.
Quote 2167Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. - Colin Powell
Quote 2306Most 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.
Quote 2611Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
Quote 3869Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
Quote 3905If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion.
Quote 4084Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Quote 5153If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
Quote 5190Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness.
Quote 7132If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.
Quote 7605If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Quote 7673The incestuous relationship between government and big business thrives in the dark.
Quote 7674Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to.
Quote 7684Look at growth, look at how much time people spend on the Net and look at the variety of things that they are doing. It's all really go...
Quote 7696Only a monopolist could study a business and ruin it by giving away products.
Quote 7704The great leaders are like the best conductors - they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.
Quote 8002The invisible hand of the market always moves faster and better than the heavy hand of government.
Quote 8047Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.
Quote 8076To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
Quote 8117The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such. All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in...
Quote 8129Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.
Quote 8183It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
Quote 8212Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.
Quote 8238The 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 ...
Quote 8259Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
Quote 8271The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers.
Quote 8307I don't think meals have any business being deductible. I'm for separation of calories and corporations.
Quote 8384Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority.
Quote 8390Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.
Quote 8424There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somew...
Quote 8466Like 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...
Quote 8512The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind ahead even more than teamwork.
Quote 8573If you can build a business up big enough, it's respectable.
Quote 8781I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for - getting paid for doing what you love.
Quote 8801What's the subject of life - to get rich? All of those fellows out there getting rich could be dancing around the real subject of life.
Quote 8847The buck stops with the guy who signs the checks.
Quote 8876I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
Quote 8934If you don't drive your business, you will be driven out of business.
Quote 8950We don't have a monopoly. We have market share. There's a difference.
Quote 9016What we actually learn, from any given set of circumstances, determines whether we become increasingly powerless or more powerful.
Quote 9112Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and car...
Quote 9134Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.
Quote 9157If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem.
Quote 9175I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill.
Quote 9298Business is in itself a power. - Andre Maurois
Quote 9322Definition of a Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie, but admits than under analysis some of them won't stand up eit...
Quote 9327In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing.
Quote 9346The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
Quote 9361The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
Quote 9481It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
Quote 9484I'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...
Quote 9499If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them.
Quote 9611The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
Quote 9630Real riches are the riches possessed inside. - B. C. Forbes
Quote 9705Stock prices have been quoted in fractions for two centuries, based on a system descended from Spanish pieces of eight. Each dollar was cut ...
Quote 9827The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
Quote 9832Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Quote 9934Employees make the best dates. You don't have to pick them up and they're always tax-deductible.
Quote 9939When did it become a problem to be a small businessman and become successful? The small businessman - like my father, or like me?
Quote 10000Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.
Quote 10107There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!
Quote 10140So little done, so much to do. - Cecil Rhodes
Quote 10230The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.
Quote 10235There 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.
Quote 10259A group or an artist shouldn't get his money until his boss gets his.
Quote 10281Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.
Quote 10290In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
Quote 10303The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights.
Quote 10387If you have to forecast, forecast often. - Edgar R. Fiedler
Quote 10439Whales only get harpooned when they come to the surface, and turtles can only move forward when they stick their neck out, but investors fac...
Quote 10556Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.
Quote 10666Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
Quote 10740Family farms and small businesses are the backbone of our communities.
Quote 10837Every 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.
Quote 10843Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the ce...
Quote 10847Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
Quote 10869I want to put a ding in the universe. - Steve Jobs
Quote 10963Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Quote 11032Inside every working anarchy, there's an Old Boy Network.
Quote 11051What we've gone through in the last several years has caused some people to question 'Can we trust Microsoft?'
Quote 11085Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets.
Quote 11210People will buy anything that is 'one to a customer.'
Quote 11286The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out, starting with himself.
Quote 11333High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
Quote 11373If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
Quote 11382My son is now an 'entrepreneur.' That's what you're called when you don't have a job.
Quote 11406Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.
Quote 11415It takes more than capital to swing business. You've got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by - Advertising, Initiative, and Dynamics.
Quote 11421When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder.
Quote 11448Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
Quote 11519Our business is infested with idiots who try to impress by using pretentious jargon.
Quote 11568One's mind has a way of making itself up in the background, and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do.
Quote 11579In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
Quote 11657Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
Quote 11704The consumer isn't a moron; she is your wife.
Quote 11723Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.
Quote 11733The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.
Quote 11734I 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 j...
Quote 11816Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.
Quote 11931I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.
Quote 12025Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task tha...
Quote 12145One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
Quote 12213No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.
Quote 12327Carpe per diem - seize the check. - Robin Williams
Quote 12330Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense. This makes you look smart.
Quote 12345I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.
Quote 12349Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
Quote 12353Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.
Quote 12400It's called a pen. It's like a printer, hooked straight to my brain.
Quote 12404For a lot of people, the weekly paycheck is 'take-home pay' because home is the only place they can afford to go with it.
Quote 12481Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.
Quote 12538Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.
Quote 12605Government in the U.S. today is a senior partner in every business in the country.
Quote 12631Every 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.
Quote 12775The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.
Quote 12795It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own intere...
Quote 12885The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own.
Quote 12929If 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 wa...
Quote 13043Our favorite holding period is forever. - Warren Buffett
Quote 13185Don'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.
Quote 13195Not for nothing is their motto TGIF - 'Thank God It's Friday.' They live for the weekends, when they can go do what they real...
Quote 13215I buy when other people are selling. - J. Paul Getty
Quote 13332The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.
Quote 13597It's not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts.
Quote 13713To think that the new economy is over is like somebody in London in 1830 saying the entire industrial revolution is over because some textil...
Quote 13829The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
Quote 13968You can't operate a company by fear, because the way to eliminate fear is to avoid criticism. And the way to avoid criticism is to do n...