58 Quotes About Business

Quotes About Business

1. Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. – Mark Twain

2. The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax. – Albert Einstein

3. There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. – Colin Powell

4. Most 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. – Dale Carnegie

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

6. There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else. – Sam Walton

7. The superior man understands what is right the inferior man understands what will sell. – Confucius

8. It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. – Mark Twain

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

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

11. In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. – Benjamin Franklin

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

13. If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work. – Khalil Gibran

14. No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution. – Niccolo Machiavelli

15. Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something. – Thomas A. Edison

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

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

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

19. 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

20. 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

21. Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless. – Thomas A. Edison

22. 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

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

24. Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets. – Henry Ford

25. Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art. – Andy Warhol

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

27. The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail. – Napoleon Hill

28. It 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 interest. – Adam Smith

29. 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

30. 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

31. An economist’s guess is liable to be as good as anybody else’s. – Will Rogers

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

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

34. It’s not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts. – Will Rogers

35. Disneyland is a work of love. We didn’t go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money. – Walt Disney

36. If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been. – Robert H. Schuller

37. Business, that’s easily defined – it’s other people’s money. – Peter Drucker

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

39. If you can build a business up big enough, it’s respectable. – Will Rogers

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

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

42. Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done. – Peter Drucker

43. 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

44. The invisible hand of the market always moves faster and better than the heavy hand of government. – Mitt Romney

45. 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

46. Our favorite holding period is forever. – Warren Buffett

47. There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time! – Coco Chanel

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

49. 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

50. Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, ‘Make me feel important.’ Never forget this message when working with people. – Mary Kay Ash

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

52. An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage. – Jack Welch

53. Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. – Colin Powell

54. The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity. – Peter Drucker

55. Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything. – W. Clement Stone

56. 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

57. Our business is infested with idiots who try to impress by using pretentious jargon. – David Ogilvy

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

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