Business Quotes

 A bureaucracy is sure to think that its duty is to augment official power, official business, or official members, rather than to leave free the energies of mankind; it overdoes the quantity of government, as well as impairs its quality. The truth is, that a skilled bureaucracy is, though it boasts of an appearance of science, quite inconsistent with the true principles of the art of business. 
Author: Walter Bagehot
Nationality: English
b. 3 February 1826  - d. 28 March 1877
  
 A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large. 
Author: Henry Ford
Nationality: American
b. 30 July 1863  - d. 7 April 1947
  
 A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business. 
Author: Henry Ford
Nationality: American
b. 30 July 1863  - d. 7 April 1947
  
 A dinner lubricates business. 
Author: William Stowell
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1885  - d. 24 November 1919
  
 A financier is a pawn-broker with imagination. 
Author: Sir Arthur Wing Pinero
Nationality: English
b. December 1855  - d.  December 1934
  
 A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay. 
Author: Amos Bronson Alcott
Nationality: American
b. 29 November 1799  - d. 4 March 1888
  
 A great investment opportunity occurs when a marvelous business encounters a one-time huge, but solvable, problem. 
Author: Warren Buffett
Nationality: American
b. December 1930
  
 A man to carry on a successful business must have imagination. He must see things as in a vision, a dream of the whole thing. 
Author: Joan Rivers
Nationality: American
b. 8 June 1933
  
 A person who is too nice an observer of the business of the crowd, like one who is too curious in observing the labour of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity. 
Author: Alexander Pope
Nationality: English
b. 21 May 1688  - d. 30 May 1744
  
 A vital difference between the professional man and a man of business is that money making to the professional man should, by virtue of his assumption, be incidental; to the business man it is primary. Money has its limitations; while it may buy quantity, there is something beyond it and that is quality. 
Author: Frank Lloyd Wright
Nationality: American
b. 8 June 1867  - d. 9 April 1959
  
 A master, being forced to sell a pair of his oxen to pay his servant his wages, told his servant he could keep him no longer, not knowing how to pay him the next year. The servant answered, he would serve him for more of his cattle. 'But how shall I do,' saith the master, 'when all my cattle are gone?' The servant replied, 'You shall then serve me, and so you may have your cattle again.' 
Author: John Winthrop
Nationality: American
b. 12 January 1588  - d. 26 March 1649
  
 Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 Acting without design, occupying oneself without making a business of it, finding the great in what is small and the many in the few, repaying injury with kindness, effecting difficult things while they are easy, and managing great things in their beginnings: This is the method of Tao. 
Author: Laozi
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 604  - d.  December 531
  
 All attempts to destroy democracy by terrorism will fail. It must be business as usual 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 All business proceeds on beliefs, or judgments of probabilities, and not on certainties. 
Author: Charles Eliot
Nationality: American
b. December 1859  - d.  December 1897
  
 All our lives we fought against exalting the individual, against the elevation of the single person, and long ago we were over and done with the business of a hero, and here it comes up again: the glorification of one personality. This is not good at all. I am just like everybody else. 
Author: Vladimir Lenin
Nationality: Russian
b. 22 April 1870  - d. 21 January 1924
  
 All the things now enjoyed by civilization have been created by some man and sold by another man before anybody really enjoyed the benefits of them. 
Author: James G. Daly
Nationality: American
b. 23 October 1918  - d. 03 July 1978
  
 All winning teams are goal-oriented. Teams like these win consistently because everyone connected with them concentrates on specific objectives. They go about their business with blinders on; nothing will distract them from achieving their aims. 
Author: Lou Holtz
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1937
  
 Bankruptcy changes a man's view of the world. 
Author: Henry Heinz
Nationality: American
b. 11 October 1844  - d. 14 May 1919
  
 Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward! 
Author: Thomas Alva Edison
Nationality: American
b. 11 February 1847  - d. 18 October 1931
  
 Business Activity Statement: But for me, the disappointing part is that you have to bring yourself up to be a trained accountant. 
Author: Roger du Blet
Nationality: Australian   
 Business Activity Statement: I seriously believe that if you gave five intelligent politicians a reconciled cash book and the BAS information booklet and told them to complete a return, you would get five different answers. And assuming they could actually finish the task, I guarantee they would all be wrong. 
Author: Simon Hegarty
Nationality: Australian   
 Business dispatched is business well done, But business hurried is business ill done. 
Author: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Nationality: English
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 18 January 1873
  
 Business has its ups and downs. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 Business is a combination of war and sport. 
Author: Andre Maurois
Nationality: French
b. 26 July 1885  - d. 9 October 1967
  
 Business is good, the Universe is expanding. 
Author: Tony Follari
Nationality: New Zealander   
 Business is like riding a bicycle-either you keep moving or you fall down. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: New Zealander   
 Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets. 
Author: Henry Ford
Nationality: American
b. 30 July 1863  - d. 7 April 1947
  
 Business is really more agreeable than pleasure; it interests the whole mind... more deeply. But it does not look as if it did. 
Author: Walter Bagehot
Nationality: English
b. 3 February 1826  - d. 28 March 1877
  
 Business was his aversion; Pleasure was his business. 
Author: Maria Edgeworth
Nationality: English
b. 1 January 1767  - d. 22 May 1849
  
 Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs. 
Author: Henry Ford
Nationality: American
b. 30 July 1863  - d. 7 April 1947
  
 Contrary to popular opinion, the hustle is not a new dance step - it is an old business procedure. 
Author: Fran Lebowitz
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1950
  
 Publishing is a very mysterious business. It is hard to predict what kind of sale or reception a book will have, and advertising seems to do very little good. 
Author: Thomas Clayton Wolfe
Nationality: American
b. 3 October 1900  - d. 15 September 1938
  
 Dealing with people is probably the biggest problem you face, especially if you are in business. Yes, and that is also true if you are a housewife, architect or engineer. 
Author: Dale Carnegie
Nationality: American
b. 24 November 1888  - d. 1 November 1955
  
 Define your business goals clearly so that others can see them as you do. 
Author: George Burns
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1896  - d. 9 March 1996
  
 Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business. 
Author: Tom Robbins
Nationality: American
b. 22 July 1936
  
 Do not be fooled into believing that because a man is rich he is necessarily smart. There is ample proof to the contrary. 
Author: Julius Rosenwald
Nationality: American
b. 12 August 1862  - d. 06 February 1932
  
 Do other men before they do you, that's the real art of business. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing, but nobody else does. 
Author: Steuart H. Britt
Nationality: American   
 Don't mix friends and business. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Dressing up is inevitably a substitute for good ideas. It is no coincidence that technically inept business types are known as 'suits.' 
Author: Paul Graham
Nationality: American
b. December 1964
  
 Drive thy business or it will drive thee. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Editor: A person employed by a newspaper whose business is to separate the wheat from the chaff and to see that the chaff is printed. 
Author: Elbert Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1856  - d. 7 May 1915
  
 Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 Every man to his own business. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality. 
Author: Henry Ward Beecher
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1813  - d. 8 March 1887
  
 Fidelity is seven-tenths of business success. 
Author: James Parton
Nationality: American
b. December 1822  - d.  December 1891
  
 For a Christian Aborigine, land rights or the proposed Heritage Protection Act is a symbolic step back to the world of paganism, superstition, fear and darkness. 
Author: Hugh Matheson Morgan
Nationality: Australian
b. 09 September 1940
  
 For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business. 
Author: T. S. Eliot
Nationality: British
b. 26 September 1888  - d. 4 January 1965
  
 Friendship and business don't mix. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: British   
 From forty to fifty a man is at heart either a stoic or a satyr. 
Author: Sir Arthur Wing Pinero
Nationality: English
b. December 1855  - d.  December 1934
  
 Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment. 
Author: Grenville Kleiser
Nationality: American
b. December 1868  - d.  December 1953
  
 Haste and rashness are storms and tempests, breaking and wrecking business; but nimbleness is a full, fair wind, blowing it with speed to the heaven. 
Author: Thomas Fuller
Nationality: English
b. December 1608  - d. 16 August 1661
  
 He's happy who, far away from business, like the races of men of old, tills his ancestral fields with his own oxen, unbound by any interest to pay. 
Author: Edward St. John Gorey
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1925  - d. 15 April 2000
  
 Here's the rule, for bargains: 'Do other men, for they would do you.' That's the true business precept. 
Author: Charles Dickens
Nationality: English
b. 7 February 1812  - d. 9 June 1870
  
 Hope is a flatterer, but the most upright of all parasites; for she frequents the poor man's hut, as well as the palace of his superior. 
Author: William Shenstone
Nationality: English
b. 18 November 1714  - d. 11 February 1763
  
 Hope is the companion of power and the mother of success. For those of us who hope strongest have within us the gift of miracles. 
Author: Sydney Bremer
Nationality: English   
 I am curious to see what happens in the next world to one who dies unshriven. 
Author: Pietro Perugino
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1446  - d.  December 1523
  
 I believe in the supreme worth of the individual and in his right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. 
Author: John Davison Rockefeller Sr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1839  - d.  December 1937
  
 I believe life is a series of near misses. A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It's seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. It's seeing what other people don't see and pursuing that vision. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 I deny the lawfulness of telling a lie to a sick man for fear of alarming him; you have no business with consequences you are to tell the truth. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night. 
Author: Henry Ford
Nationality: American
b. 30 July 1863  - d. 7 April 1947
  
 I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn't dare to make an enemy should get out of the business. 
Author: Bette Davis
Nationality: American
b. 5 April 1908  - d. 6 August 1989
  
 I don't advise any one to take it up as a business proposition, unless they really have talent, and are crippled so as to deprive them of physical labor. 
Author: Grandma Moses
Nationality: American
b. December 1860  - d.  December 1961
  
 I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me. 
Author: John Marwood Cleese
Nationality: English
b. 27 October 1939
  
 I fully realize, as a good citizen, that private property is sacred and that no man should be robbed except by the proper business methods. 
Author: Lennie Lower
Nationality: Australian
b. 24 September 1903  - d. 19 July 1947
  
 I have no use for men who fail. The cause of their failure is no business of mine, but I want successful men as my associates. 
Author: John Davison Rockefeller Sr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1839  - d.  December 1937
  
 I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and row brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 I must Create a System, or be enslaved by another Man's; I will not Reason and Compare; my business is to Create. 
Author: William Blake
Nationality: English
b. 28 November 1757  - d. 12 August 1827
  
 I ran the wrong kind of business, but I did it with integrity. 
Author: Sydney Barrows
Nationality: American
b. 14 January 1952
  
 I think it is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises - but only performance is reality. 
Author: Harold S. Geneen
Nationality: American
b. 02 January 1910  - d. 21 November 1997
  
 I think it's all about sex. WhiteWater: they tried it, came up with nothing. Travelgate: nothing. Filegate: nothing. All they have is this purported semi, neo, almost, quasi sex with a 24-year-old and then they lie about it. What married man is not going to lie about it? It is Hillary's business ... 
Author: Geraldo Rivera
Nationality: American
b. 4 July 1943
  
 If I were to prescribe one process in the training of men which is fundamental to success in any direction, it would be thoroughgoing training in the habit of accurate observation. It is a habit which every one of us should be seeking ever more to perfect. 
Author: Eugene Gifford Grace
Nationality: American
b. 27 August 1876  - d. 7 July 1960
  
 If it's none of your business, keep your nose out of it. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians. 
Author: Warren Buffett
Nationality: American
b. December 1930
  
 If thou wishest to put an end to love, attend to business (love yields to employment); then thou wilt be safe. 
Author: Ovid
Nationality: Roman
b. December 43  - d.  December 17
  
 If we devote our time disparaging the products of our business rivals, we hurt business generally, reduce confidence, and increase discontent. 
Author: Edward N. Hurley
Nationality: Roman   
 If you break 100, watch your golf. If you break 80, watch your business. 
Author: Joey Adams
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1911  - d. 2 December 1999
  
 If you can't pay for a thing, don't buy it. If you can't get paid for it, don't sell it. Do this, and you will have calm and drowsy nights, with all of the good business you have now and none of the bad. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 If you do a lot of things to build business, you'll build business. They don't have to be done perfectly to work, although the better you do them, the better they'll work. But the main point is that you have to do them - a lot. 
Author: Joe Girard
Nationality: American
b. December 1928
  
 In business, words are words; explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality. 
Author: Harold S. Geneen
Nationality: American
b. 02 January 1910  - d. 21 November 1997
  
 In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later. 
Author: Harold S. Geneen
Nationality: American
b. 02 January 1910  - d. 21 November 1997
  
 In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield. 
Author: Warren Buffett
Nationality: American
b. December 1930
  
 In the ordinary business of life, industry can do anything which genius can do, and very many things which it cannot. 
Author: Henry Ward Beecher
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1813  - d. 8 March 1887
  
 In what other business can a guy my age drink martinis, smoke cigars and sing? I think all people who retire ought to go into show business. I've been retired all my life.  
Author: George Burns
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1896  - d. 9 March 1996
  
 Industry is the soul of business and the keystone of prosperity. 
Author: Charles Dickens
Nationality: English
b. 7 February 1812  - d. 9 June 1870
  
 Internal Revenue Service: The world's most successful mail-order business. 
Author: Robert Hutchings Goddard
Nationality: American
b. 5 October 1882  - d. 10 August 1945
  
 Investing is simple, but not easy. 
Author: Warren Buffett
Nationality: American
b. December 1930
  
 It (government) is neither business nor technology nor applied science. It is one of the subtlest of the arts since it is the art of making men live together in peace and with reasonable happiness. 
Author: Felix Frankfurter
Nationality: American
b. 15 November 1882  - d. 22 February 1965
  
 It is a woman's business to get married as soon as possible, and a man's to keep unmarried as long as he can. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 It is always sound business to take any obtainable net gain, at any cost and at any risk to the rest of the community. 
Author: Thorstein Bunde Veblen
Nationality: American
b. December 1857  - d.  December 1929
  
 It is awfully important to know what is and what is not your business. 
Author: Gertrude Stein
Nationality: American
b. 3 February 1874  - d. 27 July 1946
  
 It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be ... This, in turn, means that our statesmen, our businessmen, our everyman must take on a science fictional way of thinking. 
Author: Isaac Asimov
Nationality: Russian
b. 2 January 1920  - d. 6 April 1992
  
 It is hard to say whether the doctors of law or divinity have made the greater advances in the lucrative business of mystery. 
Author: Edmund Burke
Nationality: Irish
b. 12 January 1729  - d. 9 July 1797
  
 It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory. 
Author: William Edwards Deming
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1900  - d. 20 December 1993
  
 It is not the crook in modern business that we fear but the honest man who does not know what he is doing. 
Author: Owen D. Young
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1874  - d. 11 June 1962
  
 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. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 It is with government as with medicine, its only business is the choice of evils. Every law is an evil, for every law is an infraction of liberty. 
Author: Jeremy Bentham
Nationality: English
b. 15 February 1748  - d. 6 June 1832
  
 It was ridiculous to imagine that it was possible for a nation to succeed economically without Jewish business. 
Author: Hjalmar Schacht
Nationality: German
b. 22 January 1877  - d. 3 June 1970
  
 It's better to take over and build upon an existing business than to start a new one. 
Author: Harold S. Geneen
Nationality: American
b. 02 January 1910  - d. 21 November 1997
  
 La politique est l'art d'empêcher les gens de se mêler de ce qui les regarde. (Politics is the art of preventing people from sticking their noses in things that are properly their business. 
Author: Paul Valéry
Nationality: French
b. 30 October 1871  - d. 20 July 1945
  
 Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival. 
Author: William Edwards Deming
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1900  - d. 20 December 1993
  
 Leisure and solitude are the best effect of riches, because the mother of thought. Both are avoided by most rich men, who seek company and business, which are signs of being weary of themselves. 
Author: Sir William Temple
Nationality: English
b. 25 April 1628  - d. 27 January 1699
  
 Let this be understood, then, at starting; that the patient conquest of difficulties which rise in the regular and legitimate channels of business and enterprise is not only essential in securing the success which you seek but it is essential to that preparation of your mind, requisite for the enjoyment of your successes, and for retaining them when gained. So, day by day, and week by week; so month after month, and year after year, work on, and in that process gain strength and symmetry, and nerve and knowledge, that when success, patiently and bravely worked for, shall come, it may find you prepared to receive it and keep it. 
Author: Josiah Holland
Nationality: American
b. December 1819  - d.  December 1881
  
 Let's get down to business. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Lewis Rothschild: Who're we calling, sir? Andrew Shepherd: I'm calling the organization of the United Brotherhood of It's None of Your Damn Business, Lewis. 
Author: Aaron Sorkin
Nationality: American
b. 09 June 1961
  
 Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others. 
Author: Helen Adams Keller
Nationality: American
b. 27 June 1880  - d. 1 June 1968
  
 Love your neighbour is not merely sound Christianity; it is good business. 
Author: David Lloyd George
Nationality: British
b. 17 January 1863  - d. 26 March 1945
  
 Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk; it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine. 
Author: Emily Dickinson
Nationality: American
b. 10 December 1830  - d. 15 May 1886
  
 Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world. 
Author: Miguel de Cervantes
Nationality: Spanish
b. 29 September 1547  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Management: An activity or art where those who have not yet succeeded and those who have proved unsuccessful are led by those who have not yet failed. 
Author: Paulson Frenckner
Nationality: Spanish   
 Many businessmen fail to understand Python principles - the ultimate absurdity was an offer from America to buy the 'format' of the Python shows, that is, Monty Python without the Pythons - corporate methods do not have the conceptual framework to deal with an anarchist collective, run by intelligent and arrogant comedians who have proved that their method works. 
Author: Robert Hewison
Nationality: British
b. December 1943
  
 Men in Great Place are thrice Servants: Servants of the Sovereign or State; Servants of Fame; and Servants of Business ... It is a strange desire to seek Power and to lose Liberty. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Men of age object too much, consult too long, Adventure too little, repent too soon, And seldom drive business home to the full period, But content themselves with a mediocrity of success. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Men, some to business, some to pleasure take; But every woman is at heart a rake: Men, some to quiet, some to public strife; But every lady would be queen for life. 
Author: Alexander Pope
Nationality: English
b. 21 May 1688  - d. 30 May 1744
  
 Mind your business, or get out of the business. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 Mind your own business. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 Mind your store, or get out of the business. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 Most business plans fail. Obviously, success is not a realistic goal. But the people who manage the most spectacular failures get promoted because of their experience. 
Comic Strip: Dilbert
Nationality: American   
 Mr. Ward, what is it that the foulest bastards on earth denounce us for, among other things? Oh yes, for our motto of 'Business as usual.' Well - business as usual, Mr. Ward! 
Author: Ayn Rand
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1905  - d. 6 March 1982
  
 Music and women I cannot but give way to, whatever my business is. 
Author: Samual Pepys
Nationality: English
b. December 1633  - d.  December 1703
  
 Never allow anyone to rain on your parade and thus cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day. Remember that no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business. Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it. Your time is too precious to be sacrificed in wasted days combating the menial forces of hate, jealously, and envy. Guard your fragile life carefully. Only God can shape a flower, but any foolish child can pull it to pieces. 
Author: Og Mandino
Nationality: American
b. December 1923  - d.  December 1996
  
 Never get angry. Never make a threat. Reason with people. 
Author: Mario Gianluigi Puzo
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1920  - d. 02 July 1999
  
 No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country. 
Author: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 30 January 1882  - d. 12 April 1945
  
 No employer today is independent of those about him. He cannot succeed alone, no matter how great his ability or capital. Business today is more than ever a question of cooperation. 
Author: Orison S. Marden
Nationality: American
b. December 1850  - d.  December 1924
  
 No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or "get rich" in business by being a conformist. 
Author: J. Paul Getty
Nationality: American
b. 15 December 1892  - d. 06 June 1976
  
 No one ever achieved greatness by playing it safe. 
Author: Harry Gray
Nationality: American
b. 18 November 1919  - d. 08 July 2009
  
 No one travelling on a business trip would be missed if he failed to arrive. 
Author: Thorstein Bunde Veblen
Nationality: American
b. December 1857  - d.  December 1929
  
 No praying, it spoils business. 
Author: Thomas Otway
Nationality: English
b. 3 March 1652  - d. 14 April 1685
  
 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. 
Author: Lucretia Peabody Hunter
Nationality: English   
 Nothing can be called failure until you accept it as such.You can transmute all past failures and mistakes into assets.Adversity is Nature's method of disciplining people to learn to take possession of their own minds.Greatest blessings often come from the greatest adversities.Study yourself carefully and you may discover that your own emotions are your greatest handicap in the business of accurate thinking. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 Nothing links man to man like the frequent passage from hand to hand of cash. 
Author: Walter Richard Sickert
Nationality: German
b. 30 May 1860  - d. 22 January 1942
  
 On the BAS - Business Activity Statement: But for me, the disappointing part is that you have to bring yourself up to be a trained accountant. 
Author: Roger du Blet
Nationality: Australian   
 On the BAS - Business Activity Statement: I seriously believe that if you gave five intelligent politicians a reconciled cash book and the BAS information booklet and told them to complete a return, you would get five different answers. And assuming they could actually finish the task, I guarantee they would all be wrong. 
Author: Simon Hegarty
Nationality: Australian   
 On the BAS - Business Activity Statement:- The whole thing is a nightmare, and not everyone in the Government who should be aware of it, is aware of it. 
Author: Mark Leibler
Nationality: Australian   
 Opportunity is a haughty goddess who wastes no time with those who are unprepared. 
Author: George S. Clason
Nationality: American
b. 07 November 1874  - d. 07 April 1957
  
 Our business in the field of fight Is not to question, but to prove our might. 
Author: Homer
Nationality: Greek   
 Our favourite holding period is forever. 
Author: Warren Buffett
Nationality: American
b. December 1930
  
 Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Politics is the science of who gets what, when, and why. 
Author: Sidney Hillman
Nationality: American
b. 23 March 1887  - d. 10 July 1946
  
 Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them. 
Author: William Edwards Deming
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1900  - d. 20 December 1993
  
 Prosperity is something the businessmen created for politicians to take credit for. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates. 
Author: Donald Robert Perry Marquis
Nationality: American
b. 29 July 1878  - d. 29 December 1937
  
 Punctuality is the soul of business. 
Author: Thomas C. Haliburton
Nationality: Canadian
b. 17 December 1796  - d. 27 August 1865
  
 Repeat programs are only repeat programs for those who have already seen them. 
Author: Len Mauger
Nationality: Australian   
 Retire? I'm going to stay in show business until I'm the only one left. 
Author: George Burns
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1896  - d. 9 March 1996
  
 Sex is nobody's business except for the three people involved. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 She says business is bad, but the register keeps ringing. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry all easy; And he that riseth late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night; while laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 So long as war is the main business of nations, temporary despotism - despotism during the campaign - is indispensable. 
Author: Walter Bagehot
Nationality: English
b. 3 February 1826  - d. 28 March 1877
  
 So the question is, do corporate executives, provided they stay within the law, have responsibilities in their business activities other than to make as much money for their stockholders as possible? And my answer to that is, no they do not. 
Author: Milton Friedman
Nationality: American
b. 31 July 1912  - d. 16 November 2006
  
 Still... businessmen are saying that this could be the greatest Christmas ever. I always thought that the first one was. 
Author: Art Fetting
Nationality: American   
 Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you're not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were. 
Author: David Rockefeller
Nationality: American
b. 12 June 1915
  
 Success or failure in business is caused by mental attitude even than by mental capacities. 
Author: Sir Walter Scott
Nationality: Scottish
b. 15 August 1771  - d. 21 September 1832
  
 Success, in a generally accepted sense of the term, means the opportunity to experience and to realize to the maximum the forces that are within us. 
Author: David Sarnoff
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1891  - d. 12 December 1971
  
 Talk of nothing but business, and dispatch that business quickly. 
Author: Aldus Manutius
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1449  - d. 6 February 1515
  
 That which is everybody's business is nobody's business. 
Author: Izaak Walton
Nationality: English
b. 9 August 1593  - d. 15 December 1683
  
 The best mental effort in the game of business is concentrated on the major problem of securing the consumer's dollar before the other fellow gets it. 
Author: Stuart Chase
Nationality: American
b. December 1888  - d.  December 1985
  
 The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 The business of America is business. 
Author: Calvin Coolidge
Nationality: American
b. 4 July 1872  - d. 5 January 1933
  
 The business of America is not business. Neither is it war. The business of America is justice and securing the blessings of liberty. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 The business that considers itself immune to the necessity for advertising sooner or later finds itself immune to business. 
Author: Derby Brown
Nationality: American   
 The chief business of the American people is business. 
Author: Calvin Coolidge
Nationality: American
b. 4 July 1872  - d. 5 January 1933
  
 The customer is always right. 
Author: H. Gordon Selfridge
Nationality: English
b. 11 January 1858  - d. 08 May 1947
  
 The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling. 
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1842  - d.  December 1914
  
 The golden rule for every business man is this: ''Put yourself in your customer's place.'' 
Author: Orison S. Marden
Nationality: American
b. December 1850  - d.  December 1924
  
 The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is a hard business. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. 
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Nationality: English
b. 30 December 1865  - d. 18 January 1936
  
 The individual who wants to reach the top in business must appreciate the might of the force of habit and must understand that practices are what create habits. He must be quick to break those habits that can break him and hasten to adopt those practices that will become the habits that help him achieve the success he desires. 
Author: J. Paul Getty
Nationality: American
b. 15 December 1892  - d. 06 June 1976
  
 The lack of opportunity is ever the excuse of a weak, vacillating mind. Opportunities! Every life is full of them. Every newspaper article is an opportunity. Every client is an opportunity. Every sermon is an opportunity. Every business transaction is an opportunity -- an opportunity to be polite -- an opportunity to be manly -- an opportunity to be honest -- an opportunity to make friends. 
Author: Orison S. Marden
Nationality: American
b. December 1850  - d.  December 1924
  
 The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration. 
Author: Confucius
Nationality: Chinese
b. 28 September 551  - d.  December 479
  
 The men whom I have seen succeed best in life have always been cheerful and hopeful men, who went about their business with a smile on their faces and took the changes and chances of this mortal life like men, facing rough and smooth alike as it came. 
Author: Charles Kingsley
Nationality: English
b. 12 June 1819  - d. 23 January 1875
  
 The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway. 
Author: Henry Boye
Nationality: English   
 The people who make art their business are mostly imposters. 
Author: Pablo Picasso
Nationality: Spanish
b. 25 October 1881  - d. 08 April 1973
  
 The problem is not whether business will survive in competition with business, but whether any business will survive at all in the face of social change. 
Author: Laurence Joseph McGinley
Nationality: Spanish   
 The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid and stable business. 
Author: John Steinbeck
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1902  - d. 20 December 1968
  
 The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well. 
Author: John Davison Rockefeller Sr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1839  - d.  December 1937
  
 The successful business man sometimes makes his money by ability and experience; but he generally makes it by mistake. 
Author: G. K. Chesterton
Nationality: English
b. 29 May 1874  - d. 16 June 1936
  
 The things that will destroy us are: politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in this business. You've got to keep on working that talent. Someday I'll reach for it and it won't be there. 
Author: Irving Berlin
Nationality: American
b. 11 May 1888  - d. 22 September 1989
  
 The trouble with an income tax reduction is that it will stimulate business just enough to put everybody in a higher tax bracket. 
Author: Harold Coffin
Nationality: American   
 The true test of a company is the kind of manager it turns out. 
Author: John Willard Marriott Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 25 March 1932
  
 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. 
Author: Jesse Jackson
Nationality: American
b. 08 October 1941
  
 The world does not owe men a living, but business, if it is to fulfill its ideal, owes men an opportunity to earn a living. 
Author: Owen D. Young
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1874  - d. 11 June 1962
  
 The world of antitrust is reminiscent of Alice's Wonderland: Competition is branded as criminal when taken by businessment, yet praised as enlightened when initiated by the government. 
Author: Alan Greenspan
Nationality: American
b. 06 March 1926
  
 There are always opportunities through which businessmen can profit handsomely if they will only recognize and seize them. 
Author: J. Paul Getty
Nationality: American
b. 15 December 1892  - d. 06 June 1976
  
 There is nothing so bad or so good that you will not find Englishmen doing it, but you will never find an Englishman in the wrong. He does everything on principle. He fights you on patriotic principles. He robs you on business principles; he enslaves you on imperial principles; he supports his king on royal principles and cuts off his kings's head on republican principles. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 There is only one man in America that has to keep his pants up, and that's my husband. Other than that, I don't want to know about it. I really don't. I find it really unappetizing. It's nobody's business. 
Author: Marlo Thomas
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1937
  
 There's no business like show business, but there are several businesses like accounting. 
Author: David Letterman
Nationality: American
b. 12 April 1947
  
 They do best who, if they cannot but admit Love, yet make it keep quarter; and sever it wholly from their serious affairs and actions of life; for if it check once with Business, it troubleth Men's Fortunes, and maketh Men, that they can no ways be true to their own ends. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 This free will business is a bit terrifying anyway. It's almost pleasanter to obey, and make the most of it. 
Author: Ugo Betti
Nationality: Italian
b. 4 February 1892  - d. 9 June 1953
  
 This thing about getting rid of a man in the Cabinet is all right, but there is one bad feature to it that few people realize. That is, that unfortunately every one of them is replaced by someone else. If it wasn't for that, this resignation business would be great. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 Those who are skilled in archery bend their bow only when they are preparing to use it; when they do not require it, they allow it to remain unbent, for otherwise it would remain unserviceable when the time for using it arrived. So it is with man. If he were to devote himself unceasingly to a dull round of business, without breaking the monotony by cheerful amusements, he would fall imperceptibly into idiocy, or be struck by paralysis 
Author: Herodotus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 484  - d.  December 425
  
 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 To stick one's nose in everyone's business. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 To stick your nose into someone else's business. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business. 
Author: J. Paul Getty
Nationality: American
b. 15 December 1892  - d. 06 June 1976
  
 Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes. 
Author: Henry J. Kaiser
Nationality: American
b. 09 May 1882  - d. 24 August 1967
  
 Wars, conflict, it's all business. One murder makes a villain. Millions a hero. Numbers sanctify. 
Author: Charlie Chaplin
Nationality: British
b. 16 April 1889  - d. 25 December 1977
  
 We are as near to heaven by sea as by land. 
Author: Sir Humphrey Gilbert
Nationality: English
b. December 1537  - d.  December 1583
  
 We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death. 
Author: David Sarnoff
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1891  - d. 12 December 1971
  
 We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. 
Author: Robin Williams
Nationality: American
b. 21 July 1951
  
 We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 We only held some coaches up And robbed a bank or two, I mean to have a full account Of what the rich can do. And when I know the wind shall blow On businessmen in town, Come May Day or All Hallows' Tide, When Bold Jack Donahue shall ride With his companions at his side To smash the bastards down. 
Author: John Manifold
Nationality: Australian
b. 21 April 1915  - d. 19 April 1985
  
 We should keep so close to facts that we never have to remember the second time what we said the first time. 
Author: Francis Marion Smith
Nationality: American
b. December 1846  - d.  December 1931
  
 What is the first business of one who practices philosophy? To get rid of self-conceit. For it is impossible for anyone to begin to learn that which he thinks he already knows. 
Author: Epictetus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 55  - d.  December 135
  
 When sitting in meditation, say, 'That's not my business!' with every thought that comes by. 
Author: Venerable Ajahn Chah Subhatto
Nationality: Thailand
b. 17 June 1918  - d. 16 January 1992
  
 When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary. 
Author: William Wrigley Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 30 September 1861  - d. 26 January 1932
  
 When you're 50 you start thinking about things you haven't thought about before. I used to think getting old was about vanity - but actually it's about losing people you love. Getting wrinkles is trivial. 
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Nationality: American
b. December 1938
  
 Where is quality made? The answer is, by the top management. The quality of the output of a company cannot be better than the quality determined at the top. 
Author: William Edwards Deming
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1900  - d. 20 December 1993
  
 Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision. 
Author: Peter F. Drucker
Nationality: American
b. 19 November 1909  - d. 11 November 2005
  
 'Whom are you?' he asked, for he had attended business college. 
Author: George Ade
Nationality: American
b. 9 February 1866  - d. 16 May 1944
  
 Why, the United States is the biggest business institution in the world, and they have only one Vice-President and nobody has ever found anything for him to do. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 Writing about your family is tricky business. I think the rule of thumb is very easy on that: If you have any reason to believe that you are Dostoyevsky, it's OK. But if you don't have any reason to believe that you are Dostoyevsky, it isn't OK. 
Author: Calvin Marshall Trillin
Nationality: American
b. 05 December 1935
  
 Writing ought either to be the manufacture of stories for which there is a market demand - a business as safe and commendable as making soap or breakfast foods - or it should be an art, which is always a search for something for which there is no market demand, something new and untried, where the values are intrinsic and have nothing to do with standardized values. 
Author: Willa Silbert Cather
Nationality: American
b. December 1876  - d.  December 1947
  
 You ask whether I have ever been in love: fool as I am, I am not such a fool as that. But if one is only to talk from first-hand experience, conversation would be a very poor business. But though I have no personal experience of the things they call love, I have what is better - the experience of Sappho, of Euripides, of Catallus, of Shakespeare, of Spenser, of Austen, of Bronte, of anyone else I have read. 
Author: C. S. Lewis
Nationality: English
b. 29 November 1898  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 You can't run a business or anything else on a theory. 
Author: Harold S. Geneen
Nationality: American
b. 02 January 1910  - d. 21 November 1997
  
 You can't run a government solely on a business basis... Government should be human. It should have a heart. 
Author: Herbert Henry Lehman
Nationality: American
b. 28 March 1878  - d. 05 December 1963
  
 Young lawyers attend the courts, not because they have business there, but because they have no business. 
Author: Washington Irving
Nationality: American
b. 3 April 1783  - d. 28 November 1859
  
 Your children are not safe because one in six of them live in poverty, while Bush's friends and business partners make off with loot from the pension funds and the stock market. 
Author: Michael Moore
Nationality: American
b. 23 April 1954
  
 The closest thing to a law of nature in business is that form has an affinity for expense, while substance has an affinity for income. 
Author: Dee W. Hock
Nationality: American
b. December 1929
  
 Today, everything is accelerating change, with one incredibly important exception. There has been no loss of institutional float.  
Author: Dee W. Hock
Nationality: American
b. December 1929
  
 What all this means is the loss of change float - the time between what was and what is going to be, between the past and the future - so the past then becomes ever less predictive, the future ever less predictable, and everything is accelerating change with one exception: our institutions.  
Author: Dee W. Hock
Nationality: American
b. December 1929
  
 What we have always thought of as opposites, such as competition and cooperation, will now have to be seamlessly blended. 
Author: Dee W. Hock
Nationality: American
b. December 1929
  
 What will become compellingly important is absolute clarity of shared purpose and set of principles of conduct sort of institutional genetic code that every member of the organization understands in a common way, and with deep conviction.  
Author: Dee W. Hock
Nationality: American
b. December 1929
  
 With mathematics, the first global language, you had the same thing - a huge increase in societal diversity and complexity. 
Author: Dee W. Hock
Nationality: American
b. December 1929
  
 Journalism is the entertainment business. 
Author: Frank Patrick Herbert
Nationality: American
b. 8 October 1920  - d. 11 February 1986
  
 As a small business person, you have no greater leverage than the truth. 
Author: Paul Hawken
Nationality: American
b. 8 February 1946
  
 Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.  
Author: John Davison Rockefeller Sr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1839  - d.  December 1937
  
 Competition is a sin.  
Author: John Davison Rockefeller Sr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1839  - d.  December 1937
  
 Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in. 
Author: John Davison Rockefeller Sr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1839  - d.  December 1937
  
 Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.  
Author: John Davison Rockefeller Sr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1839  - d.  December 1937
  
 I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.  
Author: John Davison Rockefeller Sr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1839  - d.  December 1937
  
 I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.  
Author: John Davison Rockefeller Sr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1839  - d.  December 1937
  
 Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.  
Author: John Davison Rockefeller Sr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1839  - d.  December 1937
  
 I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty. 
Author: John Davison Rockefeller Sr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1839  - d.  December 1937
  
 I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living. 
Author: John Davison Rockefeller Sr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1839  - d.  December 1937
  
 I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure. 
Author: John Davison Rockefeller Sr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1839  - d.  December 1937
  
 I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature. 
Author: John Davison Rockefeller Sr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1839  - d.  December 1937
  
 I have ways of making money that you know nothing of.  
Author: John Davison Rockefeller Sr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1839  - d.  December 1937
  
 I know of nothing more despicable and pathetic than a man who devotes all the hours of the waking day to the making of money for money's sake. 
Author: John Davison Rockefeller Sr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1839  - d.  December 1937
  
 I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people's efforts than 100% of my own efforts. 
Author: John Davison Rockefeller Sr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1839  - d.  December 1937
  
 If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.  
Author: John Davison Rockefeller Sr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1839  - d.  December 1937
  
 If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it. 
Author: John Davison Rockefeller Sr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1839  - d.  December 1937
  
 It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always happy. 
Author: John Davison Rockefeller Sr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1839  - d.  December 1937
  
 Next to doing the right thing, the most important thing is to let people know you are doing the right thing. 
Author: John Davison Rockefeller Sr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1839  - d.  December 1937
  
 Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one's aim.  
Author: John Davison Rockefeller Sr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1839  - d.  December 1937
  
 The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee and I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun. 
Author: John Davison Rockefeller Sr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1839  - d.  December 1937
  
 The most important thing for a young man is to establish a credit - a reputation, character. 
Author: John Davison Rockefeller Sr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1839  - d.  December 1937
  
 The only question with wealth is, what do you do with it?  
Author: John Davison Rockefeller Sr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1839  - d.  December 1937
  
 The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets. 
Author: John Davison Rockefeller Sr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1839  - d.  December 1937
  
 I like Mr Gorbachev, we can do business together. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 We didn't have to do the minuets of diplomacy. We got down to business. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 Banks properly established and conducted are highly useful to the business of the country, and will doubtless continue to exist in the States so long as they conform to their laws and are found to be safe and beneficial. 
Author: Martin van Buren
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1782  - d. 24 July 1862
  
 Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive. 
Author: George Washington
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1732  - d. 14 December 1799
  
 The business of the law is to make sense of the confusion of what we call human life - to reduce it to order but at the same time to give it possibility, scope, even dignity. 
Author: Archibald MacLeish
Nationality: American
b. 7 May 1892  - d. 20 April 1982
  
 If the 1st Amendment means anything, it means that a state has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his own house, what books he may read or what films he may watch. 
Author: Thurgood Marshall
Nationality: American
b. 2 July 1908  - d. 24 January 1993
  
 Experiment is necessary in establishing an academy, but certain principles must apply to this business of art as to any other business which affects the artistic tic sense of the community. 
Author: Marshall McLuhan
Nationality: Canadian
b. 21 July 1911  - d. 31 December 1980
  
 The business of the advertiser is to see that we go about our business with some magic spell or tune or slogan throbbing quietly in the background of our minds. 
Author: Marshall McLuhan
Nationality: Canadian
b. 21 July 1911  - d. 31 December 1980
  
 The music and TV business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side 
Author: Hunter Stockton Thompson
Nationality: American
b. 18 July 1937  - d. 20 February 2005
  
 Like almost all assertions of federal power over the states, this one was based on the Constitution's commerce clause. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 Mrs Upson had two fur coats and two chins. Mr Upson had two chins, two passions - gold and business - and two aversions, Roosevelt and Jews. 
Author: Patrick Dennis
Nationality: American
b. 18 May 1921  - d. 6 November 1976
  
 Like many businessmen of genius he learned that free competition was wasteful, monopoly efficient. And so he simply set about achieving that efficient monopoly. 
Author: Mario Gianluigi Puzo
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1920  - d. 02 July 1999
  
 Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving! 
Author: O. Henry
Nationality: American
b. December 1862  - d.  December 1910
  
 Having now been several years with my employer, and he doing less in merchandise than heretofore, I was thoughtful about some other way of business, perceiving merchandise to be attended with much cumber in the way of trading in these parts. 
Author: John Woolman
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1720  - d. 7 October 1772
  
 Until this year, 1756, I continued to retail goods, besides following my trade as a tailor; about which time I grew uneasy on account of my business growing too cumbersome. 
Author: John Woolman
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1720  - d. 7 October 1772
  
 You know criticism when you get into this business. You accept the bad with the good, the tabloids and the positive side of it. 
Author: Carmen Electra
Nationality: American
b. 20 April 1972
  
 No man is a success in business unless he loves his work. 
Author: Tom Brokaw
Nationality: American
b. 06 February 1940
  
 Thanks for the information about what we call business. 
Author: Dashiell Hammett
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1894  - d. 10 January 1961
  
 Anybody in the creative business, as you might call it, has some sense of guilt about fooling around with fact, that you're commiting larceny, that all of life is material for your fabulations. 
Author: John Le Carre
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1931
  
 When Murdoch took over a great chunk of the British press, the remaining newspapers had a choice whether to go up-market or down-market. Because it is the custom of people in the entertainment and information business to underrate the public, they selected, almost to a man, the downward route. 
Author: John Le Carre
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1931
  
 Insults are the business of the court. 
Author: Naguib Mahfouz
Nationality: Egyptian
b. 11 December 1911  - d. 30 August 2006
  
 Again, I say I will be glad to tell what songs I have ever sung, because singing is my business. 
Author: Pete Seeger
Nationality: American
b. December 1919
  
 I was a good amateur but only an average professional. I soon realized that there was a limit to how far I could rise in the music business, so I left the band and enrolled at New York University. 
Author: Alan Greenspan
Nationality: American
b. 06 March 1926
  
 I think when I started in the business, when I had my first aspirations of being in the business, I sort of pictured an idyllic life. 
Author: John Frederick Milius
Nationality: American
b. 11 April 1944
  
 I am only afraid of the I.O.U.'s. 
Author: Charles Frohman
Nationality: American
b. 15 July 1856  - d. 07 May 1915
  
 At the University of Notre Dame, I majored in sociology and business, but I never really thought how those subjects would lead to any kind of gainful occupation. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 Some people work hard in this business and become really popular, really big stars but they never receive an award from within the business. Somehow, when your colleagues and friends believe in you to the point of handing you an award it means so much more. 
Author: Sharon Stone
Nationality: American
b. 10 March 1958
  
 My dad was in the music business. 
Author: Billy Crystal
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1948
  
 The label was a legendary label, a family business called the Commodore Jazz label. 
Author: Billy Crystal
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1948
  
 I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can't truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.  
Author: Zig Ziglar
Nationality: American
b. 6 November 1926
  
 Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business. 
Author: Zig Ziglar
Nationality: American
b. 6 November 1926
  
 A businessman is a hybrid of a dancer and a calculator. 
Author: Paul Valéry
Nationality: French
b. 30 October 1871  - d. 20 July 1945
  
 In any assembly the simplest way to stop the transacting of business and split the ranks is to appeal to a principle.  
Author: Jacques Martin Barzun
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1907
  
 But the reason I became, why I wanted to be in the business was because there was Midnight Cowboy. 
Author: Jodie Foster
Nationality: American
b. 19 November 1962
  
 I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death. 
Author: Leonardo da Vinci
Nationality: Italian
b. 15 April 1452  - d. 02 May 1519
  
 Leave the President's family business to him. You will have plenty to do without trying to manage the First Family. They are likely to do fine without your help. 
Author: Donald Henry Rumsfeld
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1932
  
 Prune - prune businesses, products, activities, people. Do it annually. 
Author: Donald Henry Rumsfeld
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1932
  
 I liked Truman very much. He was precise and businesslike. After a while, it was his turn. 
Author: Lord Louis Mountbatten
Nationality: British
b. 25 June 1900  - d. 27 August 1979
  
 Just watching Jack Lemmon made me want to get into this business. 
Author: Hank Albert Azaria
Nationality: American
b. 25 April 1964
  
 There are plenty of businesses like show business. 
T.V. Series: The Simpsons
Nationality: American   
 Most of my contemporaries at school entered the World of Business, the logical destiny of bores. 
Author: Barry Humphries
Nationality: Australian
b. 17 February 1934
  
 Business is always interfering with pleasure - but it makes other pleasures possible.  
Author: William Feather
Nationality: American
b. 25 August 1889  - d. 7 January 1981
  
 Not a tenth of us who are in business are doing as well as we could if we merely followed the principles that were known to our grandfathers. 
Author: William Feather
Nationality: American
b. 25 August 1889  - d. 7 January 1981
  
 So often we rob tomorrow's memories by today's economies.  
Author: John Mason Brown
Nationality: American
b. 03 July 1900  - d. 16 March 1969
  
 I had this story from one who had no business to tell it to me, or to any other. 
Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Nationality: American
b. 1 September 1875  - d. 19 March 1950
  
 Advertising is a racket, like the movies and the brokerage business. You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero. 
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Nationality: American
b. 24 September 1896  - d. 21 December 1940
  
 Most of our sales are domestic. However, we are trying to expand our export business and have been very successful the last three years. 
Author: Frank Muir
Nationality: British
b. 5 February 1920  - d. 2 February 1998
  
 It takes more than capital to swing business. You've got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by - Advertising, Initiative, and Dynamics. 
Author: Isaac Asimov
Nationality: Russian
b. 2 January 1920  - d. 6 April 1992
  
 Love has always been the most important business in my life, I should say the only one. 
Author: Marie Stendhal
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1783  - d. 23 March 1842
  
 Shall a man go and hang himself because he belongs to the race of pygmies, and not be the biggest pygmy that he can? Let every one mind his own business, and endeavor to be what he was made. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 Mother dumped father in favour of a rather sleazy businessman - a sociopath who tried to murder me. I spent my latter part of my childhood trying to protect my mother from this psycho. 
Author: Phillip Adams
Nationality: Australian
b. 12 July 1939
  
 There is nothing more requisite in business than despatch. 
Author: Joseph Addison
Nationality: English
b. 1 May 1672  - d. 17 June 1719
  
 That's my only active wish. I think if I sang like Don Henley, this would be a lot more agreeable business. 
Author: Warren William Zevon
Nationality: American
b. 24 January 1947  - d. 7 September 2003
  
 You wouldn't want to be called a sell-out by selling a product. Selling out was frowned on, whereas now you can major in it at business school. 
Author: Alan Alda
Nationality: American
b. 28 January 1936
  
 Everyone has to wear the same one. Everything is for the eye these days: Life, Look, the picture business. Nothing is for the mind. The next generation will have eyeballs as big as cantaloupes and no brains at all. 
Author: Fred Allen
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1894  - d. 17 March 1956
  
 The thing is not to leave unfinished business; make every day count. 
Author: Wally Amos
Nationality: American
b. 1 July 1936
  
 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. 
Author: Jennifer Aniston
Nationality: American
b. 11 February 1969
  
 Business, labor and civil society organizations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community. 
Author: Kofi Annan
Nationality: Ghanaian
b. 8 April 1938
  
 Adam Smith's 'invisible hand' is not above sudden, disturbing, movements. Since its inception, capitalism has known slumps and recessions, bubble and froth; no one has yet dis-invented the business cycle, and probably no one will; and what Schumpeter famously called the 'gales of creative destruction' still roar mightily from time to time. To lament these things is ultimately to lament the bracing blast of freedom itself. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 I don't want to do business with those who don't make a profit, because they can't give the best service. 
Author: Richard David Bach
Nationality: American
b. 23 June 1936
  
 Go to your business, pleasure, whilst I go to my pleasure, business. 
Author: William Wycherley
Nationality: English
b. December 1640  - d. 13 December 1715
  
 There can be no one best way of organizing a business. 
Author: Joanne Woodward
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1930
  
 My success just evolved from working hard at the business at hand each day. 
Author: Johnny Carson
Nationality: American
b. 23 October 1925  - d. 23 January 2005
  
 The war is dreadful. It is the business of the artist to follow it home to the heart of the individual fighters - not to talk in armies and nations and numbers - but to track it home. 
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Nationality: English
b. 11 September 1885  - d. 2 March 1930
  
 My dad worked me like a dog when I was kid. From 8 years old, I was an integral part of his business and working, and you know, made me. 
Author: Jesse James
Nationality: American
b. 5 September 1847  - d. 3 April 1882
  
 The first mistake in public business is the going into it. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Have a look at all the bag men in the Liberal Party, for God's sake. If you applied the sanitary test to those guys, I mean no minister would do any business in this country. 
Author: Paul Keating
Nationality: Australian
b. 18 January 1944
  
 My view on issues is based on common sense, and my experience as a mother of four children, as a sole parent, and as a businesswoman running a fish and chip shop. 
Author: Pauline Lee Hanson
Nationality: Australian
b. 26 August 1954
  
 The government must do all it can to help reduce interest rates for business. 
Author: Pauline Lee Hanson
Nationality: Australian
b. 26 August 1954
  
 Listen, if there's one sure-fire rule that I have learned in this business, it's that I don't know anything about human nature. 
Author: Francis Ford Coppola
Nationality: American
b. 7 April 1939
  
 I've been in this business for years and I'm still befuddled by the ways of this town. 
Author: Meg Ryan
Nationality: American
b. 19 November 1961
  
 When steam first began to pump and wheels go round at so many revolutions per minute, what are called business habits were intended to make the life of man run in harmony with the steam engine, and his movement rival the train in punctuality. 
Author: George William Russell
Nationality: Irish
b. 10 April 1867  - d. 17 July 1935
  
 Home life's great, man. The kids are great, happy and healthy. I've reached this sort of wonderful precipice. I've been in this business for a long time at my age, I've just turned 30, and I feel like my wife's career is going incredibly well, my kids are happy and healthy in schools, we've both been able to buy a house for our parents, respectively, in the places they live. And now I'm ready to work on my stuff, my career. I feel like everything's taken care of. I'm just in a really good place. 
Author: Ryan Phillippe
Nationality: American
b. 10 September 1974
  
 I never talk about this business very much. I have so little knowledge of it. The theater, I know a little more about. 
Author: John Malkovich
Nationality: American
b. 9 December 1953
  
 For me, my business is my business and my house is my house. I don't want the public in my house. 
Author: Heidi Klum
Nationality: German
b. 1 June 1973
  
 We have to make America the best place in the world to do business. 
Author: Dick Cheney
Nationality: German
b. 30 January 1941
  
 The way to write is well, and how is your own business. 
Author: A. J. Liebling
Nationality: American
b. 18 October 1904  - d. 28 December 1963
  
 The Pilgrim and the Puritan whom we honor tonight were men who did a great deal of work in the world. They had their faults and their short comings, but they were not slothful in business and they were most fervent in spirit. 
Author: Henry Cabot Lodge
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1850  - d. 9 November 1924
  
 I'm sure it's not great fun for them, or for any parent, when their child says they want to be an actor, 'cos it's quite an uncertain business and it can be terribly hard for most actors. 
Author: Ewan Gordon McGregor
Nationality: Scottish
b. 31 March 1971
  
 When you are new to the business, you think if you give a really bad performance, that's one they will print. You will be judged. You just have to be brave. 
Author: Robbie Coltrane
Nationality: Scottish
b. 30 March 1950
  
 I kind of rebelled against it. I resisted it. I didn't know what I wanted to do when I was a kid and was reluctant to go into, y'know, Dad's line of business. 
Author: Jeff Bridges
Nationality: American
b. 4 December 1949
  
 Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and more fit for new projects than for settled business 
Author: Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 I have watched people who have nothing to do with the film business, but who have become part of the circle for a short period of time. They can be truly devastated when the film wraps and people leave. 
Author: Jacqueline Bisset
Nationality: English
b. 13 September 1944
  
 My home has always been show business. 
Author: Sammy Davis Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 8 December 1925  - d. 16 May 1990
  
 Part of show business is magic. You don't know how it happens. 
Author: Sammy Davis Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 8 December 1925  - d. 16 May 1990
  
 You can be in this business 50 years and still not know anything about it. 
Author: Sammy Davis Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 8 December 1925  - d. 16 May 1990
  
 In this business, until you're known as a monster you're not a star. 
Author: Bette Davis
Nationality: American
b. 5 April 1908  - d. 6 August 1989
  
 To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them. 
Author: Aristotle Onassis
Nationality: Greek
b. 15 January 1906  - d. 15 March 1975
  
 A grocer is attracted to his business by a magnetic force as great as the repulsion which renders it odious to artists. 
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Nationality: French
b. 20 May 1799  - d. 18 August 1850
  
 The life of a man who deliberately runs through his fortune often becomes a business speculation; his friends, his pleasures, patrons, and acquaintances are his capital. 
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Nationality: French
b. 20 May 1799  - d. 18 August 1850
  
 Towns find it as hard as houses of business to rise again from ruin. 
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Nationality: French
b. 20 May 1799  - d. 18 August 1850
  
 There's no business like show business. 
Author: Irving Berlin
Nationality: American
b. 11 May 1888  - d. 22 September 1989
  
 Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity. 
Author: Karl Marx
Nationality: German
b. 5 May 1818  - d. 14 March 1883
  
 The stores and the things like that, the business side of things came out at the point when, I'd say probably in the early '70s, it looked like the year of the singer-songwriter was over, 'cause music changed in our time and the spotlight was out. 
Author: Jimmy Buffett
Nationality: American
b. 25 December 1946
  
 I have pretty thick skin, and I think if you're going to be in this business, if you're going to be an actor or a writer, you better have a thick skin. 
Author: John Irving
Nationality: American
b. 2 March 1942
  
 In my career, people in the record business have been rockin' in the same ol' boat. They all crooks - I'll say it clear and loud - especially the big ones. 
Author: John Lee Hooker
Nationality: African-American
b. 22 August 1917  - d. 21 June 2001
  
 A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage. It's my favorite part of the business, live concerts. 
Author: Elvis Presley
Nationality: American
b. 8 January 1935  - d. 16 August 1977
  
 I happened to come along in the music business when there was no trend. 
Author: Elvis Presley
Nationality: American
b. 8 January 1935  - d. 16 August 1977
  
 Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without a passion, without business, without entertainment, without care 
Author: Blaise Pascal
Nationality: French
b. 19 June 1623  - d. 19 August 1662
  
 A business like an automobile, has to be driven, in order to get results. 
Author: B. C. Forbes
Nationality: Scottish
b. 14 May 1880  - d. 6 May 1954
  
 A shady business never yields a sunny life. 
Author: B. C. Forbes
Nationality: Scottish
b. 14 May 1880  - d. 6 May 1954
  
 If you don't drive your business, you will be driven out of business. 
Author: B. C. Forbes
Nationality: Scottish
b. 14 May 1880  - d. 6 May 1954
  
 What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love. 
Author: François de La Rochefoucauld
Nationality: French
b. 15 September 1613  - d. 17 March 1680
  
 I write of melancholy, by being busy to avoid melancholy. There is no greater cause of melancholy than idleness, no better cure than business. 
Author: Robert Burton
Nationality: English
b. 8 February 1577  - d. 25 January 1640
  
 The effect of the religious freedom Amendment to our Constitution was to take every form of propagation of religion out of the realm of things which could directly or indirectly be made public business, and thereby be supported in whole or in part at taxpayers' expense. That is a difference which the Constitution sets up between religion and almost every other subject matter of legislation, a difference which goes to the very root of religious freedom. This freedom was first in the Bill of Rights because it was first in the forefathers' minds; it was set forth in absolute terms, and its strength is its rigidity. It was intended not only to keep the states' hands out of religion, but to keep religion's hands off the state, and, above all, to keep bitter religious controversy out of public life by denying to every denomination any advantage from getting control of public policy or the public purse. 
Author: Robert H. Jackson
Nationality: American
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1954
  
 1. TEMPERANCE. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation. 2. SILENCE. Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation. 3. ORDER. Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time. 4. RESOLUTION. Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve. 5. FRUGALITY. Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing. 6. INDUSTRY. Lose no time; be always employ'd in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions. 7. SINCERITY. Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly. 8. JUSTICE. Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty. 9. MODERATION. Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve. 10. CLEANLINESS. Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, cloaths, or habitation. 11. TRANQUILLITY. Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable. 12. CHASTITY. Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another's peace or reputation. 13. HUMILITY. Imitate Jesus and Socrates. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 The Jews, as a class, violating every regulation of trade established by the Treasury Department, and also Department orders, are hereby expelled from the Department. 
Author: Ulysses S. Grant
Nationality: American
b. 27 April 1822  - d. 23 July 1885
  
 If we decide to take this level of business creating ability nationwide, we'll all be plucking chickens for a living. 
Author: Ross Perot
Nationality: American
b. 27 June 1930
  
 Business is not just doing deals; business is having great products, doing great engineering, and providing tremendous service to customers. Finally, business is a cobweb of human relationships. 
Author: Ross Perot
Nationality: American
b. 27 June 1930
  
 I never hurt nobody but myself and that's nobody's business but my own. 
Author: Billie Holiday
Nationality: American
b. 7 April 1915  - d. 17 July 1959
  
 There's no damn business like show business - you have to smile to keep from throwing up.  
Author: Billie Holiday
Nationality: American
b. 7 April 1915  - d. 17 July 1959
  
 The people among which I lived - and yet live, mainly - made their living from cotton, wheat, cattle, oil, with the usual percentage of business men and professional men. 
Author: Robert E. Howard
Nationality: American
b. 22 January 1906  - d. 11 June 1936
  
 In this business it takes time to be really good - and by that time, you're obsolete. 
Author: Cher
Nationality: American
b. 20 May 1946
  
 I know what's best for me, after all I have been in the Claudette Colbert business longer than anybody. 
Author: Claudette Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 September 1903  - d. 30 July 1996
  
 Marriage was the best business deal I ever made. After that, Jesus of Nazareth and The Muppets. 
Author: Baron Lew Grade
Nationality: English
b. 25 December 1906  - d. 13 December 1998
  
 I'm in a business where no one cares about anything except how well your last collection sold. 
Author: Calvin Klein
Nationality: American
b. 12 November 1942
  
 People who run a ready-to-wear company are businessmen rather than production or design people. 
Author: Calvin Klein
Nationality: American
b. 12 November 1942
  
 When I started the business, I hardly went home. I became very driven about work and about my career. 
Author: Calvin Klein
Nationality: American
b. 12 November 1942
  
 Listen, little boy. In this business, there's only one law you gotta follow to keep outta trouble. Do it first, do it yourself, and keep on doin' it. 
Author: Ben Hecht
Nationality: American
b. 28 February 1894  - d. 18 April 1964
  
 There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others" 
Author: Martha Graham
Nationality: American
b. 11 May 1894  - d. 1 April 1991
  
 The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business. 
Author: Aaron Burr
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1756  - d. 14 September 1836
  
 The regular hours necessary to be observed by those who follow country business, are perhaps of more consequence than any of the other articles, however important those may be. 
Author: William Falconer
Nationality: Scottish
b. December 1732  - d.  December 1769
  
 Thirteen virtues: 1. TEMPERANCE. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation. 2. SILENCE. Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation. 3. ORDER. Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time. 4. RESOLUTION. Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve. 5. FRUGALITY. Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing. 6. INDUSTRY. Lose no time; be always employ'd in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions. 7. SINCERITY. Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly. 8. JUSTICE. Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty. 9. MODERATION. Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve. 10. CLEANLINESS. Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, cloaths, or habitation. 11. TRANQUILLITY. Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable. 12. CHASTITY. Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another's peace or reputation. 13. HUMILITY. Imitate Jesus and Socrates. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 I hate the actor and audience business. An Literature should be in among the crowd, kicking their shins or cheering them on to some mischief or merriment. 
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Nationality: English
b. 11 September 1885  - d. 2 March 1930
  
 I hold that the parentheses are by far the most important parts of a non-business letter. 
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Nationality: English
b. 11 September 1885  - d. 2 March 1930
  
 The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment. 
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Nationality: English
b. 11 September 1885  - d. 2 March 1930
  
 So long as you don't feel life's paltry and a miserable business, the rest doesn't matter, happiness or unhappiness. 
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Nationality: English
b. 11 September 1885  - d. 2 March 1930
  
 Having George W. Bush giving a lecture on business ethics is like having a leper give you a facial, it just doesn't work! 
Author: Robin Williams
Nationality: American
b. 21 July 1951
  
 Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 My dream of politics all my life has been that it is the common business, that it is something we owe to each other to understand and discuss with absolute frankness. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 Kids are great. That's one of the best things about our business, all the kids you get to meet. It's a shame they have to grow up to be regular people and come to the games and call you names. 
Author: Charles Barkley
Nationality: American
b. 20 February 1963
  
 The Right's view of government and the Left's view of big business are both correct. 
Author: Robert Anton Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1932
  
 A gay man has no business leading on a heterosexual woman. 
Author: Lorna Luft
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1957
  
 In this business I am very easy to cubby hole. As someone said to me - they had seen the HBO special - and they said, "Are you really a sad obsessed person?" And I thought, No, I'm not really a sad person, except when I lie awake at night in winter thinking about all the animals out without shelter, and then I'm sad! Who wouldn't be? Wouldn't anybody be sad if they have a heart? It's just that I've seen so much. 
Author: Ingrid Newkirk
Nationality: British
b. 11 June 1949
  
 It is a wary business, walking about a strange house you are to know well. Only cats and dogs with their more expressive bodies enact the tension we share with them at such times. The you inside you gathers up defensively: something is stealing upon you every moment; you will never be quite the same again. These new unsmiling lights, reflections and objects are to become your memories, riveted to you closer than friends or lovers, going with you, even, into the grave: worse, they may become dear and fasten like so many leeches on your heart. 
Author: Elizabeth Bowen
Nationality: Irish
b. December 1899  - d.  December 1973
  
 Business? It's quite simple; it's other people's money. 
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Nationality: French
b. 24 July 1803  - d. 5 December 1870
  
 Government needs to stay out of the religion business altogether.  
Author: Michael Newdow
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1953
  
 Business is other people's money. 
Author: Delphine de Girardin
Nationality: French
b. 24 January 1804  - d. 29 June 1855
  
 If we attend to the course of conversation in mixed companies consisting not merely of scholars and subtle reasoners but also of business people or women, we notice that besides storytelling and jesting they have another entertainment, namely, arguing. 
Author: Immanuel Kant
Nationality: German
b. 22 April 1724  - d. 12 February 1804
  
 Blacks own so little of the music business it's pathetic. But I see that changing soon. Black artists, black businessmen and women will unite. 
Author: Barry White
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1944  - d. 4 July 2003
  
 I don't know if it's my music, my lyrics, my sound, and knowing the music business the way I do - all I can say is, my career has lasted way longer than I expected. 
Author: Barry White
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1944  - d. 4 July 2003
  
 Politics is just show business for ugly people. 
Author: Jay Leno
Nationality: American
b. 28 April 1950
  
 Success in show business depends on your ability to make and keep friends. 
Author: Sophie Tucker
Nationality: American
b. 13 January 1884  - d. 9 February 1966
  
 Labor also wants shorter hours and a say in how work shall be done. 
Author: Sidney Hillman
Nationality: American
b. 23 March 1887  - d. 10 July 1946
  
 The fact that I have entered into IT-related business is proof that businesses have to evolve and keep with time. One has to re-invent continuously. 
Author: Kerry Francis Bullmore Packer
Nationality: Australian
b. 17 December 1937  - d. 26 December 2005
  
 The whole problem of the relation between parent and subsidiary corporations is one that is still enveloped in the mists of metaphor. Metaphors in law are to be narrowly watched, for starting as devices to liberate thought, they end often by enslaving it. We say at times that the corporate entity will be ignored when the parent corporation operates a business through a subsidiary which is characterized as an 'alias' or a 'dummy.' Dominion may be so complete, interference so obtrusive, that by the general rules of agency the parent will be a principal and the subsidiary an agent. 
Author: Benjamin Nathan Cardozo
Nationality: American
b. 24 May 1870  - d. 9 July 1938
  
 The methods by which the "Empire of Business" maintains its control over journalism are four: First, ownership of the papers; second, ownership of the owners; third, advertising subsidies; and fourth, direct bribery. By these methods there exists in America a control of news and of current comment more absolute than any monopoly in any other industry. 
Author: Upton Sinclair
Nationality: American
b. 20 September 1878  - d. 25 November 1968
  
 I propose to take an income no greater than $50,000 per annum! Beyond this I need ever earn, make no effort to increase my fortune, but spend the surplus each year for benevolent purposes! Let us cast aside business forever, except for others. Let us settle in Oxford and I shall get a thorough education, making the acquaintance of literary men. I figure that this will take three years active work. I shall pay especial attention to speaking in public. We can settle in London and I can purchase a controlling interest in some newspaper or live review and give the general management of it attention, taking part in public matters, especially those connected with education and improvement of the poorer classes. Man must have an idol and the amassing of wealth is one of the worst species of idolatry! No idol is more debasing than the worship of money! Whatever I engage in I must push inordinately; therefore should I be careful to choose that life which will be the most elevating in its character. To continue much longer overwhelmed by business cares and with most of my thoughts wholly upon the way to make more money in the shortest time, must degrade me beyond hope of permanent recovery. I will resign business at thirty-five, but during these ensuing two years I wish to spend the afternoons in receiving instruction and in reading systematically! 
Author: Andrew Carnegie
Nationality: American
b. 25 November 1835  - d. 11 August 1919
  
 The great secret both of health and successful industry is the absolute yielding up of one's consciousness to the business and diversion of the hour - never permitting the one to infringe in the least degree upon the other. 
Author: Jean Charles Sismondi
Nationality: Swiss
b. 19 May 1773  - d. 25 June 1842
  
 The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 I assume you are on the Internet. If you are not, then pardon my French, but vous êtes un big loser. Today EVERYBODY is on the Internet, including the primitive Mud People of the Amazon rain forest. In the old days, when the Mud People needed food, they had to manually throw spears at wild boars; whereas today they simply get on the Internet, go to www.spear-a-boar.com and click their mouse a few times (the Mud People use actual mice). Within three business days, a large box is delivered to them by a UPS driver, whom they eat. 
Author: Dave Barry
Nationality: American
b. 3 July 1947
  
 Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business. 
Author: Dave Barry
Nationality: American
b. 3 July 1947
  
 Comedy may be big business but it isn't pretty. 
Author: Steve Martin
Nationality: American
b. 14 August 1845
  
 I've got to keep breathing. It'll be my worst business mistake if I don't. 
Author: Steve Martin
Nationality: American
b. 14 August 1845
  
 Business ethics, in any civilization, is properly defined by moral and religious traditions, and it is a confession of moral bankruptcy to assert that what the law does not explicitly prohibit is therefore morally permissible. 
Author: Irving Kristol
Nationality: American
b. 22 January 1920
  
 Today there is a new class hostile to business in general, and especially to large corporations. As a group, you find them mainly in the very large and growing public sector and in the media. They share a disinterest in personal wealth, a dislike for the free-market economy, and a conviction that society may best be improved through greater governmental participation in the country's economic life. They are the media. They are the educational system. Their dislike for the free-market economy originates in their inability to exercise much influence over it so as to produce change. In its place they would prefer a system in which there is a very large political component. This is because the new class has a great deal of influence in politics. Thus, through politics, they can exercise a direct and immediate influence on the shape of our society and the direction of national affairs. 
Author: Irving Kristol
Nationality: American
b. 22 January 1920
  
 I'm called away by particular business - but I leave my character behind me. 
Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 October 1751  - d. 7 July 1816
  
 Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of 'em: wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass. 
Author: William Congreve
Nationality: English
b. 24 January 1670  - d. 19 January 1729
  
 One's moviegoing tastes and habits change - I still like in movies what I always liked but now, for example, I really want documentaries. After all the years of stale stupid acted-out stories, with less and less for me in them, I am desperate to know something, desperate for facts, for information, for faces of non-actors and for knowledge of how people live - for revelations, not for the little bits of show-business detail worked up for us by show-business minds who got them from the same movies we're tired of. 
Author: Pauline Kael
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1919  - d. 3 September 2001
  
 The conglomerate heads may be business geniuses, but as far as movies are concerned they have virgin instincts; ideas that are new to them and take them by storm may have failed grotesquely dozens of times. But they feel that they are creative people - how else could they have made so much money and be in a position to advise artists what to do? Who is to tell them no? 
Author: Pauline Kael
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1919  - d. 3 September 2001
  
 In movies, the balance between art and business has always been precarious, with business outweighing art, but the business was, at least, in the hands of businessmen who loved movies. As popular entertainment, movies need something of what the vulgarian moguls had - zest, a belief in their own instincts, a sentimental dedication to producing pictures that would make their country proud of their contribution, a respect for quality, and the biggest thing: a willingness to take chances. The cool managerial sharks don't have that; neither do the academics. But the vulgarians also did more than their share of damage, and they're gone forever anyway. They were part of a different America. They were, more often than not, men who paid only lip service to high ideals, while gouging everyone for profits. The big change in the country is reflected in the fact that people in the movie business no longer feel it necessary to talk about principles at all. 
Author: Pauline Kael
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1919  - d. 3 September 2001
  
 Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success. 
Author: Dale Carnegie
Nationality: American
b. 24 November 1888  - d. 1 November 1955
  
 You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you. 
Author: Dale Carnegie
Nationality: American
b. 24 November 1888  - d. 1 November 1955
  
 Value judgments are destructive to our proper business, which is curiosity and awareness. 
Author: John Milton Cage
Nationality: American
b. 5 September 1912  - d. 12 August 1922
  
 They usually have two tellers in my local bank, except when it's very busy, when they have one. 
Author: Rita Rudner
Nationality: American
b. 17 September 1956
  
 A crackdown on major businesses that chronically hire illegal aliens and the elimination of deductibility for all wages paid to illegals. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 The higher Greek poetry did not make up fictitious plots; its business was to express the heroic saga, the myths. 
Author: Gilbert Murray
Nationality: English
b. 3 January 1866  - d. 20 May 1957
  
 I am an American in every fiber of my body and in every heartbeat.I am an American in every fiber of my body and in every heartbeat. 
Author: Henry Heinz
Nationality: American
b. 11 October 1844  - d. 14 May 1919
  
 To do a common thing uncommonly well brings success. 
Author: Henry Heinz
Nationality: American
b. 11 October 1844  - d. 14 May 1919
  
 It has been shown that, in contrast to everything which classical national economy has hitherto taught, not the producer but the consumer is the ruling factor in economic life. 
Author: Hjalmar Schacht
Nationality: German
b. 22 January 1877  - d. 3 June 1970
  
 We are in the same tent as the clowns and the freaks - that's show business. 
Author: Ed Murrow
Nationality: American
b. 25 April 1908  - d. 27 April 1965
  
 One of the basic troubles with radio and television news is that both instruments have grown up as an incompatible combination of show business, advertising and news. Each of the three is a rather bizarre and demanding profession. And when you get all three under one roof, the dust never settles. The top management of the networks with a few notable exceptions, has been trained in advertising, research, sales or show business. But by the nature of the coporate structure, they also make the final and crucial decisions having to do with news and public affairs. Frequently they have neither the time nor the competence to do this. 
Author: Ed Murrow
Nationality: American
b. 25 April 1908  - d. 27 April 1965
  
 The new understanding of the universe has come about through the new knowledge amassed in the last hundred years - by psychologists, biologists, and other scientists, by archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians. It has defined man's responsibility and destiny - to be an agent for the rest of the world in the job of realizing its inherent potentialities as fully as possible. It is as if man had been suddenly appointed managing director of the biggest business of all, the business of evolution - appointed without being asked if he wanted it, and without proper warning and preparation. What is more, he can't refuse the job. Whether he wants to or not, whether he is conscious of what he is doing or not, he is in point of fact determining the future direction of evolution on this earth. That is his inescapable destiny, and the sooner he realizes it and starts believing in it, the better for all concerned. 
Author: Sir Julian Sorrell Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 22 June 1887  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 Democracy is, by the nature of it, a self-canceling business; and it gives in the long run a net result of zero. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 Our grand business undoubtedly is, not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 No Dilettantism in this Mahomet, it is a business of Reprobation and Salvation with him, of Time and Eternity: he is in deadly earnest about it! Dilettantism, hypothesis, speculation, a kind of amateur-search for truth, toying and coquetting with truth: this is the sorest sin. The root of all other imaginable sins. It consists in the heart and soul of the man never having been open to Truth, "living in a vain show." Such a man not only utters and produces falsehoods, but is himself a falsehood. The rational moral principle, spark of the Divinity, is sunk deep in him, in quiet paralysis of life-death. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 The artist is extremely lucky who is presented with the worst possible ordeal which will not actually kill him. At that point, he's in business. 
Author: John Berryman
Nationality: American
b. 25 October 1914  - d. 7 January 1972
  
 Hugh Laurie: A good wife, or a good business partner? Stephen Fry: Is there a difference, Peter? Hugh Laurie: I hope so, John. 
T.V. Series: Fry and Laurie
Nationality: British   
 Stephen Fry: Ah. I fancy I detect a wrinkle of concern on your otherwise smooth and toboggonable brow. Business is not what it was, nor even what it is. It may not even be what it will be. We shall see. If it is. If it isn't, I may have to consider an early retirement. Mr Dalliard, I'm drivelling! 
T.V. Series: Fry and Laurie
Nationality: British   
 I don't care to analyze acting. On the other hand there is a fascination because distributors are putting out British films. You get films here with great performances you'll never see again. Why compare. We should go after the businessmen. 
Author: Tim Roth
Nationality: English
b. 14 May 1961
  
 Fear tends to manifest itself much more quickly than greed, so volatile markets tend to be on the downside. In up markets, volatility tends to gradually decline. 
Author: Philip Milton Roth
Nationality: American
b. 19 March 1933
  
 Should you protect profits? Yes. But run for the hills? No. 
Author: Philip Milton Roth
Nationality: American
b. 19 March 1933
  
 I was forced to be an artist and a CEO from the beginning, so I was forced to be like a businessman because when I was trying to get a record deal, it was so hard to get a record deal on my own that it was either give up or create my own company. 
Author: Jay-Z
Nationality: American
b. 4 December 1969
  
 'I see you don't understand, and I must explain it to you. Well, very long ago, on the spot where the Wild Wood waves now, before ever it had planted itself and grown up to what it now is, there was a city - a city of people, you know. Here, where we are standing, they lived, and walked, and talked, and slept, and carried on their business. Here they stabled their horses and feasted, from here they rode out to fight or drove out to trade. They were a powerful people, and rich, and great builders. They built to last, for they thought their city would last for ever.' 'But what has become of them all?' asked the Mole. 'Who can tell?' said the Badger. 'People come - they stay for a while, they flourish, they build - and they go. It is their way. But we remain. There were badgers here, I've been told, long before that same city ever came to be. And now there are badgers here again. We are an enduring lot, and we may move out for a time, but we wait, and are patient, and back we come. And so it will ever be.' 
Author: Kenneth Graham
Nationality: Scottish
b. 20 July 1859  - d. 6 July 1932
  
 Fine, large, meaningless, general terms like romance and business can always be related. They take the place of thinking, and are highly useful to optimists and lecturers. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 Carol was discovering that the one thing that can be more disconcerting than intelligent hatred is demanding love. "She supposed that she was being gracefully dull and standardized in the Smails' presence, but they scented the heretic, and with forward-stooping delight they sat and tried to drag out her ludicrous concepts for their amusement. They were like the Sunday-afternoon mob starting at monkeys in the Zoo, poking fingers and making faces and giggling at the resentment of the more dignified race.... They were staggered to learn that a real tangible person, living in Minnesota, and married to their own flesh-and-blood relation, could apparently believe that divorce may not always be immoral; that illegitimate children do not bear any special and guaranteed form of curse; that there are ethical authorities outside of the Hebrew Bible; that men have drunk wine yet not died in the gutter; that the capitalistic system of distribution and the Baptist wedding-ceremony were not known in the Garden of Eden; ... that there are Ministers of the Gospel who accept evolution; that some persons of intelligence and business ability do not always vote the Republican ticket straight; ... that a violin is not inherently more immoral than a chapel organ... 'Where does she get all them the'ries?' marveled Uncle Whittier Smail. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 The content of his theology was that there was a supreme being who had tried to make us perfect, but presumably had failed; that if one was a Good Man he would go to a place called Heaven. Upon this theology he rarely pondered. The kernal of his practical religion was that it was respectable, and beneficial to one's business, to be seen going to services; that the church kept the Worst Elements from being still worse; and that the pastor's sermons, however dull they might seem at the time of taking, yet had a voodooistic power which 'did a fellow good - kept him in touch with higher things. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 It is not a snobbish rich-man's college, devoted to leisurely nonsense. It is the property of the people of the state, and what they want - or what they are told they want - is a mill to turn out men and women who will lead moral lives, play bridge, drive good cars, be enterprising in business, and occasionally mention books, though they are not expected to have time to read them. It is a Ford Motor Factory, and if its products rattle a little, they are beautifully standardized, with perfectly interchangeable parts. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 It was not her eloquence but her healing of the sick which raised Sharon to such eminence that she promised to become the most renowned evangelist in America. People were tired of eloquence; and the whole evangelist business was limited, since even the most ardent were not likely to be saved more than three of four times. But they could be healed constantly, and of the same disease. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 His text was from Proverbs: "Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins." He seized the sides of the pulpit with his powerful hands, glared at the congregation, decided to look benevolent after all, and exploded: "In the hustle and bustle of daily life I wonder how many of us stop to think that in all that is highest and best we are ruled not by even our most up-and-coming efforts but by Love? What is Love - the divine Love of which the - the great singer teaches us in Proverbs? It is the rainbow that comes after the dark cloud. It is the morning star and it is also the evening star, those being, as you all so well know, the brightest stars we know. It shines upon the cradle of the little one and when life has, alas, departed, to come no more, you find it still around the quiet tomb. What is it inspires all great men - be they preachers or patriots or great business men? What is it, my brethren, but Love? Ah, it fills the world with melody, with such sacred melodies as we have just indulged in together, for what is music? What, my friends, is music? Ah, what indeed is music but the voice of Love!" 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 In other countries, art and literature are left to a lot of shabby bums living in attics and feeding on booze and spaghetti, but in America the successful writer or picture-painter is indistinguishable from any other decent businessman. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 Well, my greatest reward, I think, is that I've been able to build this wonderful organization. I've been able to enjoy good health, and the way I feel today, I feel like I can still go on being part of this thing after forty some odd years of business, and also, to have the public appreciate and accept what I've done all these years. That, that is a great reward. Well of course, happiness is a state of mind. You can be happy or you can be unhappy. It's just according to the way you look at things. You know. So I think happiness is contentment but it doesn't mean you have to have wealth. But all individuals are different. Some of us just wouldn't be satisfied with just carrying out a routine job and being happy. Yet I envied those people. I had a brother who I really envied because he was a mailman. But he's the one that had all the fun. He had himself a trailer, and he used to go out and go fishing, and he didn't worry about payrolls and stories and picture grosses or anything. And he was the happy one. I always said, "He's the smart Disney." 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end. He popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner. Born of necessity, the little fellow literally freed us of immediate worry. He provided the means for expanding our organization to its present dimensions and for extending the medium of cartoon animation toward new entertainment levels. He spelled production liberation for us. 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 A man should never neglect his family for business. 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 Art was always a means to an end with me. You get and idea, and you just can't wait. Once you've started, then you're in there with the punches flying. There's plenty of trouble, but you can handle it. You can't back out. It gets you down once in a while, but it's exciting. Our whole business is exciting. 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 A merchant who approaches business with the idea of serving the public well has nothing to fear from the competition. 
Author: J. C. Penney
Nationality: American
b. 16 September 1875  - d. 12 February 1971
  
 No business can succeed in any great degree without being properly organized. 
Author: J. C. Penney
Nationality: American
b. 16 September 1875  - d. 12 February 1971
  
 The Golden Rule finds no limit of application in business. 
Author: J. C. Penney
Nationality: American
b. 16 September 1875  - d. 12 February 1971
  
 The keystone of successful business is cooperation. Friction retards progress. 
Author: J. C. Penney
Nationality: American
b. 16 September 1875  - d. 12 February 1971
  
 Kennedy said that if we had nuclear war we'd kill 300 million people in the first hour. McNamara, who is a good businessman and likes to save, says it would be only 200 million. 
Author: Norman Thomas
Nationality: American
b. 20 November 1884  - d.  December 1968
  
 A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all. 
Author: Michael LeBoeuf
Nationality: American   
 The other aspect of this tape is the business of what should happen if there is an assassination. I cannot prevent some people from feeling angry and frustrated and mad, but I hope they will take that frustration and that madness and instread of demonstrating or anything of that type, I would hope they would take the power and I would hope that five, ten, one hundred, a thousand would rise. I would like to see every gay doctor come out, every gay lawyer, every gay architect come out, stand up and let that world know. That would do more to end prejudice overnight than anybody would imagine. I urge them to do that, urge them to come out. Only that way will we start to achieve our rights. 
Author: Harvey Milk
Nationality: American
b. 22 May 1930  - d. 27 November 1978
  
 Certainly dog driving is the most terrible work one has to face in this sort of business. 
Author: Robert Falcon Scott
Nationality: English
b. December 1868  - d.  December 1912
  
 Contemporary Australia illustrates the point. The economic reform process commenced in early 1983 under the social democratic Labor government, led by Bob Hawke and Paul Keating. There were a few reforms during Malcolm Fraser's prime ministership - but not many. The few that there were involved John Howard - either in his position as Minister for Business and Consumer Affairs or, later, as Treasurer. 
Author: Gerard Henderson
Nationality: Australian   
 The guy's good. There's nobody in the business who can touch him, and you're a fool to try. And the bastard knows it, so don't fool for that humble stuff! 
Author: Clark Gable
Nationality: American
b. 1 February 1901  - d. 16 November 1960
  
 Show business is just like high school, except you get paid. 
Author: Martin Mull
Nationality: American
b. 18 August 1943
  
 I hope he fails. I don't want absorption of as much of the private sector by the US government as possible, from the banking business, to the mortgage industry, the automobile business, to health care. I do not want the government in charge of all of these things. I don't want this to work. What is unfair about my saying I hope liberalism fails? Liberalism is our problem. Liberalism is what's gotten us dangerously close to the precipice here. 
Author: Rush Limbaugh
Nationality: American
b. 12 January 1951
  
 At five minutes to eleven on the morning named he was at the station, a false beard and spectacles shielding his identity from the public eye. If you had asked him he would have said that he was a Scotch business man. As a matter a fact, he looked far more like a motor-car coming through a haystack. 
Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1881  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 A young man with dark circles under his eyes was propping himself up against a penny-in-the-slot machine. An undertaker, passing at that moment, would have looked at this young man sharply, scenting business. So would a buzzard. 
Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1881  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 'Don't blame me, Pongo,' said Lord Ickenham, 'if Lady Constance takes her lorgnette to you. God bless my soul, though, you can't compare the lorgnettes of today with the ones I used to know as a boy. I remember walking one day on Grosvenor Square with my aunt Brenda and her pug dog Jabberwocky, and a policeman came up and said the latter ought to be wearing a muzzle. My aunt made no verbal reply. She merely whipped her lorgnette from its holder and looked at the man, who gave one choking gasp and fell back against the railings, starting eyes as if he had seen some dreadful sight. A doctor was sent for, and they managed to bring him round, but he was never the same again. He had to leave the Force, and eventually drifted into the grocery business. And that is how Sir Thomas Lipton got his start.' 
Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1881  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 I think I should refer to the Threshold Of A Dream album cover where there's a metallic, robot-type entity clutching different, various life forms and squeezing tight representing freedom of thought and expression and creativity. That certainly says alot about what the record business is like today. There's this old saying that, 'all business is show business' and that's true and if you see what's happening in show business it's happening everywhere else. The people who are running the record companies are not running the record companies because they love music, they're running them because they love the stock market. Nothing's related to it's intention anymore. We've all become just pawns in their big financial game. 
Author: Mike Pinder
Nationality: English
b. 27 December 1941
  
 It's a dismally lonely business, writing. 
Author: Toni Bambara
Nationality: American
b. 25 March 1939  - d. 9 December 1995
  
 Christ would be a national advertiser today, I am sure, as He was a great advertiser in His own day. He thought of His life as business. 
Author: Bruce Fairchild Barton
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1886  - d. 5 June 1967
  
 Watteau is no less an artist for having painted a fascia board while Sainsbury's is no less effective a business for producing advertisements which entertain and educate instead of condescending and exploiting. 
Author: Bruce Fairchild Barton
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1886  - d. 5 June 1967
  
 Government is not show business. 
Author: Warren Beatty
Nationality: American
b. 30 March 1937
  
 And once again I am I will not say alone, no, that's not like me, but, how shall I say, I don't know, restored to myself, no, I never left myself, free, yes, I don't know what that means but it's the word I mean to use, free to do what, to do nothing, to know, but what, the laws of the mind perhaps, of my mind, that for example water rises in proportion as it drowns you and that you would do better, at least no worse, to obliterate texts than to blacken margins, to fill in the holes of words till all is blank and flat and the whole ghastly business looks like what is, senseless, speechless, issueless misery. 
Author: Samuel Beckett
Nationality: Irish
b. 13 March 1906  - d. 22 December 1989
  
 And once again I am I will not say alone, no, that's not like me, but, how shall I say, I don't know, restored to myself, no, I never left myself, free, yes, I don't know what that means but it's the word I mean to use, free to do what, to do nothing, to know, but what, the laws of the mind perhaps, of my mind, that for example water rises in proportion as it drowns you and that you would do better, at least no worse, to obliterate texts than to blacken margins, to fill in the holes of words till all is blank and flat and the whole ghastly business looks like what is, senseless, speechless, issueless misery. 
Author: Samuel Beckett
Nationality: Irish
b. 13 March 1906  - d. 22 December 1989
  
 All this business of a labour to accomplish, before I can end, of words to say, a truth to recover, in order to say it, before I can end, of an imposed task, once known, long neglected, finally forgotten, to perform, before I can be done with speaking, done with listening, I invented it all, in the hope it would console me, help me to go on, allow me to think of myself as somewhere on a road, moving, between a beginning and an end, gaining ground, losing ground, getting lost, but somehow in the long run making headway. 
Author: Samuel Beckett
Nationality: Irish
b. 13 March 1906  - d. 22 December 1989
  
 Between what matters and what seems to matter, how should the world we know judge wisely? When the scheming, indomitable brain of Sigsbee Manderson was scattered by a shot from an unknown hand, that world lost nothing worth a single tear; it gained something memorable in a harsh reminder of the vanity of such wealth as this dead man had piled up - without making one loyal friend to mourn him, without doing an act that could help his memory to the least honor. But when the news of his end came, it seemed to those living in the great vortices of business as if the earth, too, shuddered under a blow. 
Author: Edmund Clerihew Bentley
Nationality: English
b. 10 July 1875  - d. 30 March 1956
  
 A soldier whose business is murder as a fine art, a diplomat whose calling is based on deception and secretiveness, a politician whose very life consists in compromises with his conscience, a business man whose aim is personal profit within the limits allowed by a lenient law - such may be excused if they set patriotic deception above common everyday decency and perform services as spies. They merely accept the code of morality to which modern society still conforms. Not so the scientist. The very essence of his life is the service of truth. We all know scientists who in private life do not come up to the standard of truthfulness, but who, nevertheless, would not consciously falsify the results of their researches. It is bad enough if we have to put up with these, because they reveal a lack of strength of character that is liable to distort the results of their work. A person, however, who uses science as a cover for political spying, who demeans himself to pose before a foreign government as an investigator and asks for assistance in his alleged researches in order to carry on, under this cloak, his political machinations, prostitutes science in an unpardonable way and forfeits the right to be classed as a scientist. 
Author: Franz Boas
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1858  - d. 21 December 1942
  
 I'm sorry, but I don't want to be an emperor. That's not my business. I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone, if possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness - not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another. 
Author: Charlie Chaplin
Nationality: British
b. 16 April 1889  - d. 25 December 1977
  
 I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth. 
Author: Charlie Chaplin
Nationality: British
b. 16 April 1889  - d. 25 December 1977
  
 We were all about the same age, six and seven, and when we were bored making syrup, we used to practice singing harmony in the basement. One day our letter carrier came down to the basement. His name was Lou Farley. Feingold was his real name, but he changed it to Farley. He wanted the whole world to sing harmony. He came down to the basement once to deliver a letter and heard the four of us kids singing harmony. He liked our style, so we sang a couple more songs for him. Then we looked up at the head of the stairs and saw three or four people listening to us and smiling. In fact, they threw down a couple of pennies. So I said to the kids I was working with, 'no more chocolate syrup. It's show business from now on. We called ourselves the Peewee Quartet. We started out singing on ferryboats, in saloons, in brothels, and on street corners. We'd put our hats down for donations. Sometimes the customers threw something in the hats. Sometimes they took something out of the hats. Sometimes they took the hats. 
Author: George Burns
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1896  - d. 9 March 1996
  
 From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it. 
Author: Katharine Elizabeth Whitehorn
Nationality: British
b. December 1928
  
 But when sloth has introduced itself in the place of industry, and covetousness and pride in that of moderation and equity, the condition of a state is altered together with its morals; and thus authority is always transferred from the less to the more deserving. 
Author: Sallust
Nationality: Roman
b. December 86  - d.  December 34
  
 The arithmetic makes it plain that inflation is a far more devastating tax than anything that has been enacted by our legislatures. The inflation tax has a fantastic ability to simply consume capital. It makes no difference to a widow with her savings in a 5 percent passbook account whether she pays 100 percent income tax on her interest income during a period of zero inflation, or pays no income taxes during years of 5 percent inflation. 
Author: Warren Buffett
Nationality: American
b. December 1930
  
 Let me summarize what I've been saying about the stock market: I think it's very hard to come up with a persuasive case that equities will over the next 17 years perform anything like - anything like - they've performed in the past 17. If I had to pick the most probable return, from appreciation and dividends combined, that investors in aggregate - repeat, aggregate - would earn in a world of constant interest rates, 2% inflation, and those ever hurtful frictional costs, it would be 6%. 
Author: Warren Buffett
Nationality: American
b. December 1930
  
 I don't have a problem with guilt about money. The way I see it is that my money represents an enormous number of claim checks on society. It's like I have these little pieces of paper that I can turn into consumption. If I wanted to, I could hire 10,000 people to do nothing but paint my picture every day for the rest of my life. And the GNP would go up. But the utility of the product would be zilch, and I would be keeping those 10,000 people from doing AIDS research, or teaching, or nursing. I don't do that though. I don't use very many of those claim checks. There's nothing material I want very much. And I'm going to give virtually all of those claim checks to charity when my wife and I die.  
Author: Warren Buffett
Nationality: American
b. December 1930
  
 A market economy creates some lopsided payoffs to participants. The right endowment of vocal chords, anatomical structure, physical strength, or mental powers can produce enormous piles of claim checks (stocks, bonds, and other forms of capital) on future national output. Proper selection of ancestors similarly can result in lifetime supplies of such tickets upon birth. If zero real investment returns diverted a bit greater portion of the national output from such stockholders to equally worthy and hardworking citizens lacking jackpot-producing talents, it would seem unlikely to pose such an insult to an equitable world as to risk Divine Intervention. 
Author: Warren Buffett
Nationality: American
b. December 1930
  
 I'll tell you why I like the cigarette business. It costs a penny to make. Sell it for a dollar. It's addictive. And there's fantastic brand loyalty. 
Author: Warren Buffett
Nationality: American
b. December 1930
  
 Fraught with questions that relate to societal attitudes and those of the present administration. I would not like to have a significant percentage of my net worth invested in tobacco businesses. The economy of the business may be fine, but that doesn't mean it has a bright future. 
Author: Warren Buffett
Nationality: American
b. December 1930
  
 It gets dug out of the ground in Africa, or someplace. Then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no utility. Anyone watching from Mars would be scratching their head. 
Author: Warren Buffett
Nationality: American
b. December 1930
  
 Stocks are probably still the best of all the poor alternatives in an era of inflation - at least they are if you buy in at appropriate prices. 
Author: Warren Buffett
Nationality: American
b. December 1930
  
 When a company gives something of value to its employees in return for their services, it is clearly a compensation expense. And if expenses don't belong in the earnings statement, where in the world do they belong? 
Author: Warren Buffett
Nationality: American
b. December 1930
  
 First of all, the art of living; then as my ideal profession, poetry and philosophy, and as my real profession, plastic arts; in the last resort, for lack of income, illustrations. 
Author: Paul Klee
Nationality: Swiss
b. 18 December 1879  - d. 29 June 1940
  
 The reason there is very little support for the gold standard is the consequences of those types of market adjustments are not considered to be appropriate in the 20th and 21st century. I am one of the rare people who have still some nostalgic view about the old gold standard, as you know, but I must tell you, I am in a very small minority among my colleagues on that issue. 
Author: Alan Greenspan
Nationality: American
b. 06 March 1926
  
 Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 By the time we've made it, we've had it 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 Contrary to the cliché, genuinely nice guys most often finish first or very near it. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 Diversity: the art of thinking independently together. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 Elected leaders who forget how they got there won't the next time. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 Everybody has to be somebody to somebody to be anybody. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 Executives who get there and stay suggest solutions when they present the problems. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 Failure is success if we learn from it. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 Few businessmen are capable of being in politics, they don't understand the democratic process, they have neither the tolerance or the depth it takes. Democracy isn't a business. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 How to succeed? Try hard enough. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 If you don't know what to do with many of the papers piled on your desk, stick a dozen colleagues' initials on 'em, and pass them along. When in doubt, route. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 If you expect nothing, you're apt to be surprised. You'll get it. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 If you have a job without any aggravations, you don't have a job. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 If you have no critics you'll likely have no success. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 If you never budge, don't expect a push. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing Prison or Harvard. We hire a man, not his history. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 It's more fun to arrive at a conclusion than to justify it. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about the problem. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 It’s always worthwhile to make others aware of their worth. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 Men who never get carried away should be. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 Never hire someone who knows less than you do about what he's hired to do. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 One can pay back the loan of gold, but one lives forever in debt to those who are kind. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 One worthwhile task carried to a successful conclusion is worth half-a-hundred half-finished tasks. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 Pay your people the least possible and you'll get from them the same. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 People who matter are most aware that everyone else does, too. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 Presence is more than just being there. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 Success follows doing what you want to do. There is no other way to be successful. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 The best vision is insight. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 The more sympathy you give, the less you need. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 There is never enough time, unless you're serving it. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 There's no way to move without making waves. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 Those who enjoy responsibility usually get it; those who merely like exercising authority usually lose it. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 To measure the man, measure his heart. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 What's an expert? I read somewhere, that the more a man knows, the more he knows, he doesn't know. So I suppose one definition of an expert would be someone who doesn't admit out loud that he knows enough about a subject to know he doesn't really know how much. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 When what we are is what we want to be, that's happiness. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 When you cease to dream you cease to live. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 I've gone bankrupt about four times now. Every dollar I earn goes on the show. 
Author: Lady Gaga
Nationality: American
b. 28 March 1986
  
 Scientology, how about that? You hold on to the tin cans and then this guy asks you a bunch of questions, and if you pay enough money you get to join the master race. How's that for a religion? 
Author: Frank Zappa
Nationality: American
b. 21 December 1940  - d. 4 December 1993
  
 I've never run into a guy who could win at the top level in anything today and didn't have the right attitude, didn't give it everything he had, at least while he was doing it; wasn't prepared and didn't have the whole program worked out. 
Author: Ted Turner
Nationality: American
b. 19 November 1938
  
 Lead, follow, or get out of the way. 
Author: Ted Turner
Nationality: American
b. 19 November 1938
  
 All my life people have said that I wasn't going to make it. 
Author: Ted Turner
Nationality: American
b. 19 November 1938
  
 It would be deeply regrettable if the making of the film inadvertently obscured the truth, and, as a result, led the world to believe that an appropriate response might be to cease buying mined diamonds from Africa. We hope that the desire to tell a gripping and important real life historical story will not result in the destabilization of African diamond producing countries, and ultimately their peoples. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 The prevailing style of management must undergo transformation. A system cannot understand itself. The transformation requires a view from outside. The aim of this chapter is to provide an outside view - a lens - that I call a system of profound knowledge. It provides a map of theory by which to understand the organizations that we work in. 
Author: William Edwards Deming
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1900  - d. 20 December 1993
  
 The first step is transformation of the individual. This transformation is discontinuous. It comes from understanding of the system of profound knowledge. The individual, transformed, will perceive new meaning to his life, to events, to numbers, to interactions between people. 
Author: William Edwards Deming
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1900  - d. 20 December 1993
  
 Once the individual understands the system of profound knowledge, he will apply its principles in every kind of relationship with other people. He will have a basis for judgment of his own decisions and for transformation of the organizations that he belongs to. The individual, once transformed, will: Set an example; Be a good listener, but will not compromise; Continually teach other people; and Help people to pull away from their current practices and beliefs and move into the new philosophy without a feeling of guilt about the past. 
Author: William Edwards Deming
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1900  - d. 20 December 1993
  
 Deming advocated that all managers need to have what he called a System of Profound Knowledge, consisting of four parts: Appreciation of a system: understanding the overall processes involving suppliers, producers, and customers - or recipients of goods and services. Knowledge of variation: the range and causes of variation in quality, and use of statistical sampling in measurements; Theory of knowledge: the concepts explaining knowledge and the limits of what can be known (see also: epistemology); Knowledge of psychology: concepts of human nature. 
Author: William Edwards Deming
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1900  - d. 20 December 1993
  
 One need not be eminent in any part nor in all four parts in order to understand it and to apply it. The 14 points for management in industry, education, and government follow naturally as application of this outside knowledge, for transformation from the present style of Western management to one of optimization. 
Author: William Edwards Deming
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1900  - d. 20 December 1993
  
 The various segments of the system of profound knowledge proposed here cannot be separated. They interact with each other. Thus, knowledge of psychology is incomplete without knowledge of variation. 
Author: William Edwards Deming
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1900  - d. 20 December 1993
  
 A manager of people needs to understand that all people are different. This is not ranking people. He needs to understand that the performance of anyone is governed largely by the system that he works in, the responsibility of management. A psychologist that possesses even a crude understanding of variation as will be learned in the experiment with the Red Beads could no longer participate in refinement of a plan for ranking people. 
Author: William Edwards Deming
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1900  - d. 20 December 1993
  
 Massive training is required to instill the courage to break with tradition. Every activity and every job is a part of the process. 
Author: William Edwards Deming
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1900  - d. 20 December 1993
  
 The "Seven Deadly Diseases" include: Lack of constancy of purpose Emphasis on short-term profits Evaluation by performance, merit rating, or annual review of performance Mobility of management Running a company on visible figures alone Excessive medical costs Excessive costs of warranty, fueled by lawyers who work for contingency fees. 
Author: William Edwards Deming
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1900  - d. 20 December 1993
  
 "A Lesser Category of Obstacles" includes: Neglecting long-range planning. Relying on technology to solve problems. Seeking examples to follow rather than developing solutions Excuses, such as "Our problems are different". Obsolescence in school that management skill can be taught in classes. Reliance on quality control department rather than management, supervisors, managers of purchasing, and production workers. Placing blames on workforces who only responsible for 15% of mistake where the system desired by management is responsible for 85% of the unintended consequences. Relying on quality inspection rather than improve product quality 
Author: William Edwards Deming
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1900  - d. 20 December 1993
  
 There is no substitute for knowledge. 
Author: William Edwards Deming
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1900  - d. 20 December 1993
  
 The most important things cannot be measured. 
Author: William Edwards Deming
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1900  - d. 20 December 1993
  
 The most important things are unknown or unknowable. 
Author: William Edwards Deming
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1900  - d. 20 December 1993
  
 Experience by itself teaches nothing. 
Author: William Edwards Deming
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1900  - d. 20 December 1993
  
 By what method?... Only the method counts. 
Author: William Edwards Deming
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1900  - d. 20 December 1993
  
 You can expect what you inspect. 
Author: William Edwards Deming
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1900  - d. 20 December 1993
  
 The problem is at the top; management is the problem. 
Author: William Edwards Deming
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1900  - d. 20 December 1993
  
 What is a system? A system is a network of interdependent components that work together to try to accomplish the aim of the system. A system must have an aim. Without an aim, there is no system. The aim of the system must be clear to everyone in the system. The aim must include plans for the future. The aim is a value judgment. 
Author: William Edwards Deming
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1900  - d. 20 December 1993
  
 A system must be managed. It will not manage itself. Left to themselves in the Western world, components become selfish, competitive. We cannot afford the destructive effect of competition. 
Author: William Edwards Deming
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1900  - d. 20 December 1993
  
 o successfully respond to the myriad of changes that shake the world, transformation into a new style of management is required. The route to take is what I call profound knowledge - knowledge for leadership of transformation. 
Author: William Edwards Deming
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1900  - d. 20 December 1993
  
 I think that people here expect miracles. American management thinks that they can just copy from Japan - but they don't know what to copy! 
Author: William Edwards Deming
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1900  - d. 20 December 1993
  
 What is the variation trying to tell us about a process, about the people in the process? 
Author: William Edwards Deming
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1900  - d. 20 December 1993
  
 That's all window dressing. That's not fundamental. That's not getting at change and the transformation that must take place. Sure we have to solve problems. Certainly stamp out the fire. Stamp out the fire and get nowhere. Stamp out the fires puts us back to where we were in the first place. Taking action on the basis of results without theory of knowledge, without theory of variation, without knowledge about a system. Anything goes wrong, do something about it, overreacting; acting without knowledge, the effect is to make things worse. With the best of intentions and best efforts, managing by results is, in effect, exactly the same, as Dr. Myron Tribus put it, while driving your automobile, keeping your eye on the rear view mirror, what would happen? And that's what management by results is, keeping your eye on results. 
Author: William Edwards Deming
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1900  - d. 20 December 1993
  
 Having an aim is the key to achieving your best. 
Author: Henry J. Kaiser
Nationality: American
b. 09 May 1882  - d. 24 August 1967
  
 I always have to dream up there against the stars. If I don't dream I will make it, I won't even get close. 
Author: Henry J. Kaiser
Nationality: American
b. 09 May 1882  - d. 24 August 1967
  
 I make progress by having people around me who are smarter than I am and listening to them. And I assume that everyone is smarter about something than I am.  
Author: Henry J. Kaiser
Nationality: American
b. 09 May 1882  - d. 24 August 1967
  
 Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition - in having put forth the best within you.  
Author: Henry J. Kaiser
Nationality: American
b. 09 May 1882  - d. 24 August 1967
  
 Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.  
Author: Henry J. Kaiser
Nationality: American
b. 09 May 1882  - d. 24 August 1967
  
 When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt. 
Author: Henry J. Kaiser
Nationality: American
b. 09 May 1882  - d. 24 August 1967
  
 You can't sit on the lid of progress. If you do, you will be blown to pieces. 
Author: Henry J. Kaiser
Nationality: American
b. 09 May 1882  - d. 24 August 1967
  
 As a result, I've been portrayed as a cynical barbarian preying on the very clients I was charged to defend. 
Author: Jack Abramoff
Nationality: American
b. 28 February 1958
  
 I am much chastened and profoundly remorseful. I can only hope that the Almighty and those whom I have wronged will forgive me my trespasses. 
Author: Jack Abramoff
Nationality: American
b. 28 February 1958
  
 I did this within a philosophical framework, and a moral and legal framework. And I have been turned into a cartoon of the greatest villain in the history of lobbying. 
Author: Jack Abramoff
Nationality: American
b. 28 February 1958
  
 If I read the articles about me, and I didn't know me, I would think I was Satan. 
Author: Jack Abramoff
Nationality: American
b. 28 February 1958
  
 In the past few years I have begun the process of becoming a new man. 
Author: Jack Abramoff
Nationality: American
b. 28 February 1958
  
 Many of my e-mails have been maliciously taken out of context, another effort by those assaulting my career. 
Author: Jack Abramoff
Nationality: American
b. 28 February 1958
  
 They realize that spending millions to save billions is just good business. 
Author: Jack Abramoff
Nationality: American
b. 28 February 1958
  
 This is really high on the priority list of tribal concerns. This is a cash cow in many circumstances, and tribes are concerned about protection of tribal assets. 
Author: Jack Abramoff
Nationality: American
b. 28 February 1958
  
 Words will not be able to ever express how sorry I am for this, and I have profound regret and sorrow for the multitude of mistakes and harm I have caused. 
Author: Jack Abramoff
Nationality: American
b. 28 February 1958
  
 You can't beat somebody with nobody. 
Author: Jack Abramoff
Nationality: American
b. 28 February 1958
  
 I believe in microfinance because it isn't just a path out of poverty. It's the road to self-reliance. By allowing people to team up and literally become their own bank, you can mobilize people and resources and alleviate poverty on the global scale. 
Author: Queen Rania al Yassin
Nationality: American
b. 13 August 1970
  
 People will sit up and take notice of you if you will sit up and take notice of what makes them sit up and take notice. 
Author: H. Gordon Selfridge
Nationality: English
b. 11 January 1858  - d. 08 May 1947
  
 The boss drives his men; the leader coaches them. 
Author: H. Gordon Selfridge
Nationality: English
b. 11 January 1858  - d. 08 May 1947
  
 The boss depends upon authority; the leader on good will. 
Author: H. Gordon Selfridge
Nationality: English
b. 11 January 1858  - d. 08 May 1947
  
 The boss inspires fear; the leader inspires enthusiasm. 
Author: H. Gordon Selfridge
Nationality: English
b. 11 January 1858  - d. 08 May 1947
  
 The boss says "I"; the leader, "we." 
Author: H. Gordon Selfridge
Nationality: English
b. 11 January 1858  - d. 08 May 1947
  
 The boss fixes the blame for the breakdown; the leader fixes the breakdown. 
Author: H. Gordon Selfridge
Nationality: English
b. 11 January 1858  - d. 08 May 1947
  
 The boss knows how it is done; the leader shows how. 
Author: H. Gordon Selfridge
Nationality: English
b. 11 January 1858  - d. 08 May 1947
  
 The boss says "Go"; the leader says "Let's go!" 
Author: H. Gordon Selfridge
Nationality: English
b. 11 January 1858  - d. 08 May 1947
  
 Anti-intellectualism has long been the anti-Semitism of the businessman. 
Author: Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1917  - d. 28 February 2007
  
 Intrepid Aviation was a way for me to make my hobby pay for itself a little bit, but gradually over a few years Intrepid Aviation became a business because you have to be businesslike about it. Suddenly I found instead of it being a hobby and me enjoying myself, it was a business and so I sold it. I don't have Intrepid Aviation any more. I just have a nice old biplane that I pop up, wander around the skies in sometimes... 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 All institutions are prone to corruption and to the vices of their members. 
Author: Morris Langlo West
Nationality: Australian
b. 26 April 1916  - d. 09 October 1999
  
 In this system, we don't need a No. 2 man. 
Author: Harry Gray
Nationality: American
b. 18 November 1919  - d. 08 July 2009
  
 I fully realize, as a good citizen, that private property is sacred and that no man should be robbed except by the proper business methods. 
Author: Lennie Lower
Nationality: Australian
b. 24 September 1903  - d. 19 July 1947
  
 For a hundred years the owners screwed the players. For 25 years the players have screwed the owners - they've got 75 years to go. 
Author: Jim Bouton
Nationality: American
b. 08 March 1939
  
 They call baseball a game because it's too screwed up to be a business. 
Author: Jim Bouton
Nationality: American
b. 08 March 1939
  
 Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. Give a man a sub-prime fish loan and you're in business, buddy. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 The market is not finished. The market still has over nine thousand points to drop. We'll get to Christmas at least. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Thousands of engineers can design bridges, calculate strains and stresses and draw up speciifcations for machines, but the great engineer is the person who can tell whether the bridge or machine should be built at all, where it should be built, and when. 
Author: Eugene Gifford Grace
Nationality: American
b. 27 August 1876  - d. 7 July 1960
  
 Early in my business career I learned the folly of worrying about anything. I have always worked as hard as I could, but when a thing went wrong and could not be righted, I dismissed it from my mind. 
Author: Julius Rosenwald
Nationality: American
b. 12 August 1862  - d. 06 February 1932
  
 Grow with discipline. Balance intuition with rigor. Innovate around the core. Don't embrace the status quo. Find new ways to see. Never expect a silver bullet. Get your hands dirty. Listen with empathy and overcommunicate with transparency. Tell your story, refusing to let others define you. Use authentic experiences to inspire. Stick to your values, they are your foundation. Hold people accountable, but give them the tools to succeed. Make the tough choices; it's how you execute that counts. Be decisive in times of crisis. Be nimble. Find truth in trials and lessons in mistakes. Be responsible for what you see, hear, and do. Believe. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 There are moments in our lives when we summon the courage to make choices that go against reason, against common sense and the wise counsel of people we trust. But we lean forward nonetheless because, despite all risks and rational argument, we believe that the path we are choosing is the right and best thing to do. We refuse to be bystanders, even if we do not know exactly where our actions will lead. This is the kind of passionate conviction that sparks romances, wins battles, and drives people to pursue dreams others wouldn’t dare. Belief in ourselves and in what is right catapults us over hurdles, and our lives unfold. “Life is a sum of all your choices,” wrote Albert Camus. Large or small, our actions forge our futures and hopefully inspire others along the way. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 Dream more than others think practical. Expect more than others think possible. Care more than others think wise. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 When we love something, emotion often drives our actions. This is the gift and the challenge entrepreneurs face every day. The companies we dream of and build from scratch are part of us and intensely personal. They are our families. Our lives. But the entrepreneurial journey is not for everyone. Yes, the highs are high and the rewards can be thrilling. But the lows can break your heart. Entrepreneurs must love what they do to such a degree that doing it is worth sacrifice and, at times, pain. But doing anything else, we think, would be unimaginable 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 In this ever-changing society, the most powerful and enduring brands are built from the heart. They are real and sustainable. Their foundations are stronger because they are built with the strength of the human spirit, not an ad campaign. The companies that are lasting are those that are authentic. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 Mass advertising can help build brands, but authenticity is what makes them last. If people believe they share values with a company, they will stay loyal to the brand. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 People want guidance, not rhetoric. They need to know what the plan of action is, and how it will be implemented. They want to be given responsibility to help solve the problem and authority to act on it. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 Work should be personal. For all of us. Not just for the artist and entrepreneur. Work should have meaning for the accountant, the construction worker, the technologist, the manager and the clerk. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 Remember: You'll be left with an empty feeling if you hit the finish line alone. When you run a race as a team, though, you'll discover that much of the reward comes from hitting the tape together. You want to be surrounded not just by cheering onlookers but by a crowd of winners, celebrating as one. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 Early on I realized that I had to hire people smarter and more qualified than I was in a number of different fields, and I had to let go of a lot of decision-making. I can't tell you how hard that is. But if you've imprinted your values on the people around you, you can dare to trust them to make the right moves. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 To stay vigorous, a company needs to provide a stimulating and challenging environment for all these types: the dreamer, the entrepreneur, the professional manager, and the leader. If it doesn't, it risks becoming yet another mediocre corporation. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 For all the promise of digital media to bring people together, I still believe that the most sincere, lasting powers of human connection come from looking directly into someone else's eyes, with no screen in between. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 There is a word that comes to my mind when I think about our company and our people. That word is 'love.' I love Starbucks because everything we've tried to do is steeped in humanity. Respect and dignity. Passion and laughter. Compassion, community, and responsibility. Authenticity. These are Starbucks' touchstones, the source of our pride. Valuing personal connections at a time when so many people sit alone in front of screens; aspiring to build human relationships in an age when so many issues polarize so many; and acting ethically, even if it costs more, when corners are routinely cut -these are honorable pursuits, at the core of what we set out to be. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 When you give up,' said a slim older man whose home we rebuilt, 'you might as well lay down and die.' It was obvious that we weren't just giving people back their homes, but also restoring a sense of dignity.”  
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 “There's a metaphor Vincent Eades likes to use: "If you examine a butterfly according to the laws of aerodynamics, it shouldn't be able to fly. But the butterfly doesn't know that, so it flies.”  
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 One of the fundamental aspects of leadership, I realized more and more, is the ability to instill confidence in others when you yourself are feeling insecure. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 To be an enduring, great company, you have to build a mechanism for preventing or solving problems that will long outlast any one individual leader. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 All great companies have passed through bad years that forced soul-searching and rethinking of priorities. How we deal with them will be the litmus test. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 At Starbucks, as in any business, in any life - there are so many hectic moments during the day when we are simply trying to do the job, trying to put out the fires, trying to solve any number of small problems, that we often lose sight of what it is we're really here to do. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 My passion. My commitment. This is the most important thing in my life other than my family. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 After the storm, many citizens left New Orleans to live elsewhere, but those who stayed were determined to rebuild. They loved their city. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 But the reasons against going to New Orleans - that spicy southern city known for jazz and Mardi Gras and hospitality -were the very reasons we had to go. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 Many of us spent time talking with the men and women who had lived through Katrina, and we heard stories of not only individual sacrifice and loss, but also of neighbors taking care of neighbors. The power of community was so evident in New Orleans. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 Just. Plain. Fu*king. Grilled. Swordfish. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 So when some refer to Starbucks' coffee as an affordable luxury, I think to myself, Maybe so. But more accurate, I like to think, is that the Starbucks experience - personal connection - is an affordable necessity. We are all hungry for community. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 China traditionally has been a tea-drinking country but we turned them into coffee drinkers. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 Success in the United States is not an entitlement in China. You have to go there and earn it, and earn it the right way. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 We have a big opportunity in China. We think the number of stores here can rival the number in North America. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 I don't think there's a market in the world today for us that rivals the growth and development opportunity, and the early acceptance that we're enjoying throughout the country, that China has. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 In many ways what we announced today is a milestone in building the business in China. But it mirrors what we did in the past 25 years in America in creating profitability and balancing that with a social conscience. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 Every single American needs to have access to health insurance - full-stop. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 I wanted to try and build the company that my father never got a chance to work for. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 As a result of that, we are insulated from the current fluctuations and, most importantly, have no plan to raise prices. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 We are exploring what else we can use in terms of other forms of entertainment, maybe literature? Literature is, I think, a natural extension. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 To get rich is glorious. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 We need to really invest ahead of the growth curve and get underneath the complexity of distributing products effectively and efficiently throughout the country. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 What I'm trying to talk about is the preservation of a culture. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 Once they learn to like the beverage, they would come back in the morning and become regulars. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 There's tension here, and I'm just trying to respond in a responsible way. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 Elite teams have to demonstrate consistency. That's the challenge now, and certainly that's the expectation. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 There is more of a consensus than I saw in the past in terms of how people see things. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 Unlike the last few years, this is not something that's broken. It might need to be refined, but this is something that we laid the foundation for the future, and it's here and we recognize it. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 I think with Ray you got somebody who really is an unusual person and an unusual player in the NBA in terms of his character, his leadership and how he takes care of himself. If you were going to make a bet on someone, I think Ray Allen is the poster child for that. I feel very comfortable. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 No collective-bargaining agreement is going to override the economic burden of our arena deal, now or in the future. But at the end of 2010, our lease is over. It's not that long. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 Europe has always represented a major strategic opportunity to achieve our goal of creating and building an enduring global brand. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 It's a great American story and I think it shows the entrepreneurial spirit, that the entrepreneurial opportunity in America is alive and well. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 We have just begun to realize how large the global growth prospects are, and we anticipate many years of significant development in existing and new markets. Ultimately we believe we can surpass 20,000 stores worldwide. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 We believe that there's a very, very large opportunity still in front of us in North America. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 The card transformed our business. This card will be a significant driver. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 We think we're on track to become one of the most recognizable brands in the world. We're in 35 markets already. There are some new markets that we're very interested in, such as Russia and Eastern Europe. India is another unique place to be in but it's not going to happen tomorrow. But at the same time, we're more focused on filling in the markets we're already in. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 I'm not selling the team. I have no intention of selling the team. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 Men are willing to talk about these things in ways that were inconceivable less than ten years ago. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 We are deeply saddened by the tremendous loss of life and devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. Starbucks has a long tradition of striving to bring together people and communities where we do business. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and many others impacted by this natural disaster; our prayers and thoughts are with all the families who have lost loved ones. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 I feel a personal connection to each of our several hundred Starbucks partners and family members, as well as the community of neighbors they serve, who are victims of this disaster. Today, I am announcing a $1 million personal contribution from my family foundation to support the relief efforts. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 There is a direct link between how I grew up and how we tried to build Starbucks. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 The point of entry for the Starbucks experience has been much more a social experience in China rather than competition between coffee and tea. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 Pouring espresso is an art, one that requires the barista to care about the quality of the beverage. If the barista only goes through the motions, if he or she does not care and produces an inferior espresso that is too weak or too bitter, then Starbucks has lost the essence of what we set out to do 40 years ago: inspire the human spirit. I realize this is a lofty mission for a cup of coffee, but this is what merchants do. We take the ordinary - a shoe, a knife - and give it new life, believing that what we create has the potential to touch others’ lives because it touched ours. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 Starbucks has always been about so much more than coffee. But without great coffee, we have no reason to exist. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 Valuing personal connections at a time when so many people sit alone in front of screens; aspiring to build human relationships in an age when so many issues polarize so many; and acting ethically, even if it costs more, when corners are routinely cut—these are honorable pursuits, at the core of what we set out to be. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 For more than three decades, coffee has captured my imagination because it is a beverage about individuals as well as community. A Rwandan farmer. Eighty roast masters at six Starbucks plants on two continents. Thousands of baristas in 54 countries. Like a symphony, coffee’s power rests in the hands of a few individuals who orchestrate its appeal. So much can go wrong during the journey from soil to cup that when everything goes right, it is nothing short of brilliant! After all, coffee doesn’t lie. It can’t. Every sip is proof of the artistry - technical as well as human - that went into its creation. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 In the beginning of 2008 I deeply wanted people to fall back in love with Starbucks, which is why, even when bombarded by warn ings against it, I decided to close all of our stores across America. I did not feel fear as much as a sense of the unknown, like I was flipping over a playing card. All I had was my belief that, even more than perfecting our coffee, we had to restore the passion and the commitment that everyone at Starbucks needed to have for our customers. Doing so meant taking a step back before we could take many steps forward. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 When clocks struck 5:30 p.m. in cities across the United States, our customers were gently asked to leave our stores and the doors were locked behind them. Inside, our green-aproned baristas watched a short film our coffee experts had produced in a matter of days back in Seattle and shipped to all 7,100 stores, along with 7,100 DVD players. What our people heard that afternoon was pure and true: If poured too fast from the spout into a shot glass, like water flowing from a faucet, the espresso’s flavor will be weak and the body will be thin. A shot poured too slow means the grind is too fine, and the flavor will be bitter. The perfect shot looks like honey pouring from a spoon. It is dense and tastes caramely sweet. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 You want to be surrounded not just by cheering onlookers but by a crowd of winners, celebrating as one. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 Corporations are people, my friend… of course they are. Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to the people. Where do you think it goes? Whose pockets? Whose pockets? People's pockets. Human beings, my friend. 
Author: Mitt Romney
Nationality: American
b. 12 March 1947
  




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