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Quotes About Business

It takes great skill and imagination to achieve success in business today, but it can be accomplished if you persevere and come up with a business venture that is both original and useful to consumers. Below is a compilation of famous quotes relating to business.

Business? It's quite simple. It's other people's money.  ~ Alexandre Dumas


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



Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.  ~ Henry David Thoreau


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


The 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 a dollar, is bound to succeed.  ~ Henry Ford


The first thing to decide before you walk into any negotiation is what to do if the other fellow says "no".  ~ Ernest Bevin


In business, sir, one has no friends, only correspondents.  ~ Alexandre Dumas


It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises but only performance is reality.  ~ Harold Geneen


A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.  ~ Mark Twain


Business has only two functions — marketing and innovation.  ~ Peter Drucker


The executive exists to make sensible exceptions to general rules.  ~ Elting E. Morison


I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well.  ~ Alan Greenspan


Crime is a logical extensionof the sort of behaviour that is often considered perfectly respectable in legitimate business.  ~ Robert Rice


The absolute fundamental aim is to make money out of satisfying customers.  ~ John Egan


Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.  ~ Warren Buffett


To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.  ~ Steve Jobs


Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto.  ~ Thomas Jefferson


October: This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February.  ~ Mark Twain


The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.  ~ Aristotle Onassis


Commerce is greedy. Ideology is blood-thirsty.  ~ Mason Cooley


Men err when they think they can be inhuman exploiters in their business life, and loving husbands and fathers at home.  ~ Smiley Blanton


Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


It is unfortunate we can't buy many business executives for what they are worth and sell them for what they think they are worth.  ~ Malcolm Forbes


You can fool all the people all the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough.  ~ Joseph E. Levine


Business is a combination of war and sport.  ~ André Maurois


In college, Yuppies major in business administration.  If to meet certain requirements they have to take a liberal arts course, they take Business Poetry.  ~ Dave Barry


All business proceeds on beliefs, on judgements of probabilities, and not on certainties.  ~ Charles W Eliot


The business of America is business.  ~ Calvin Coolidge


In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins:  cash and experience.  Take the experience first; the cash will come later.  ~ Harold Geneen


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


Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.  ~ Karl Marx


Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.  ~ Peter Drucker


To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.  ~ Thomas Watson, Sr.


I don't pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages.  ~ Robert Bosch


Successful enterprises are usually led by a proven chief executive who is a competent benevolent dictator.  ~ Richard Pratt


Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority.  ~ William Arthur Ward


It very seldom happens to a man that his business is his pleasure.  ~ Samuel Johnson


I hope that we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.  ~ Thomas Jefferson


Half the times when men think they are talking business, they are wasting time.  ~ E.W. Howe


Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.  ~ Steve Jobs


Nothing in business is so valuable as time.  ~ John H. Patterson


Half the times when men think they are talking about business, they are wasting time.  ~ E.W. Howe


A criminal is a person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.  ~ Howard Scott


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


The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer.  ~ Peter Drucker


You can’t tax business. Business doesn’t pay taxes. It collects taxes.  ~ Ronald Reagan


A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.  ~ Mahatma Gandhi


The business man - the man to whom age brings golf instead of wisdom.  ~ Bernard Shaw


Your business, and your brand, must first let people know what you care about, and that you care about them.  ~ Donald Trump


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