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Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other.

It is difficult, but not impossible, to conduct strictly honest business.

No man goes before his time - unless the boss leaves early.

Groucho Marx

Business, you know, may bring money but friendship hardly ever does.

Joy is the serious business of heaven.

The goal of war is peace, of business leisure.


I've got to keep breathing. It'll be my worst business mistake if I don't.

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

Industry need not wish.

A penny saved is a penny earned.

Marriage is indeed a manoeuvring business.

ASAP. Whatever that means. It must mean, 'Act swiftly awesome pachyderm!'

Never be so busy as not to think of others.

Mother Teresa

The first mistake in public business is the going into it.

Each of the professions means a prejudice. The necessity for a career forces every one to take sides. We live in the age of the overworked, and the under-educated; the age in which people are so industrious that they become absolutely stupid.

Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.

The pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety.

After all, the chief business of the American people is business. They are profoundly concerned with producing, buying, selling, investing and prospering in the world.

Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.

Most discussions of decision making assume that only senior executives make decisions, or that only senior executives' decisions matter. This is a dangerous mistake.

American business long ago gave up on demanding that prospective employees be honest and hardworking. It has even stopped hoping for employees, who are educated enough, that they can tell the difference between the men's room and the women's room without having little pictures on the doors.

Company cultures are like country cultures. Never try to change one. Try instead to work with what you've got.

Management is doing things right, leadership is doing the right things.

It's not a faith in technology. It's faith in people.

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.

Big business never pays a nickel in taxes according to Ralph Nader who represents a big consumer organization that never pays a nickel in taxes.

There are lies, damned lies, and statistics.

Rather go to bed without dinner than to rise in debt.

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.

A grocer is attracted to his business by a magnetic force, as great as the repulsion which renders it odious to artists.

The average bright young man who is drafted hates the whole business, because an army always tries to eliminate the individual differences in men.

Andy Rooney

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.

I hate the actor and audience business. An author should be in among the crowd kicking their shins or cheering them on to some mischief or merriment.

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

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.

Leonardo da Vinci

The time to save is now. When a dog gets a bone he doesn't go out and make a down payment on a bigger bone. He buries the one he's got.

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.

I have never once regretted missing a business opportunity so that I could be with my children and grandchildren.

The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective.

Hiding spending does not reduce spending.

Free enterprise empowers entrepreneurs who have ideas and imagination, investors who take risks, and workers who hone their skills and offer their labor.

I've always wanted to own and control the primary technology in everything we do.

A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist, and evolutionary strategist.

And fifth, we will champion small businesses, America's engine of job growth. That means reducing taxes on business, not raising them. It means simplifying and modernizing the regulations that hurt small business the most. And it means that we must rein in the skyrocketing cost of healthcare by repealing and replacing Obamacare.

The new information technology... Internet and e-mail... have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications.

Borrowing and spending is not the way to prosperity.

Be the business never so painful you may have it done for money.

The cautious seldom err.

Economy does not lie in sparing money, but in spending it wisely.

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.

Action expresses priorities.

Mahatma Gandhi

Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust.

People of age object too much consult too long adventure too little repent too soon and seldom drive business home to it's conclusion but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.

If you like a person you say 'let's go into business together.' Man is a social animal after all, but such partnerships are fraught with danger.

Success is a science, if you have the conditions you get the result.

American business has just forgotten the importance of selling.

Getting things done in this country, if you want to build something, if you want to start a company, it's getting to be virtually impossible with all of the bureaucracy and all of the approvals.

Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

We are in danger of making our cities places where business goes on, but where life in its real sense is lost.

Hubert H. Humphrey

The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid stable business.

John Steinbeck

God and the Devil are an effort after specialization and the division of labor.

'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.

Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.

So many dot-com companies were formulated on air.

Do not worry about holding high position, worry rather about playing your proper role.

When you are laboring for others let it be with the same zeal as if it were for yourself.


Buy land, they're not making it anymore.

What is a danger is that we stay stuck in a new normal where unemployment rates stay high, people who have jobs see their incomes go up, businesses make big profits. But they're learned to do more with less and so they don't hire.

Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.

If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business.

Life is an exciting business and most exciting when it is lived for others.

Despite all our gains in technology, product innovation and world markets, most people are not thriving in the organizations they work for.

Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.


It is very vulgar to talk about one's business. Only people like stockbrokers do that, and then merely at dinner parties.

I support health care for people. I want people well taken care of. But I also want health care that we can afford as a country. I have people and friends closing down their businesses because of Obamacare.

If you would have a faithful servant and one that you like, serve yourself.

Benjamin Franklin

Where large sums of money are concerned it is advisable to trust nobody.

Politics without principles, Education without character, Science without humanity, and Commerce without morality are not only useless, but also positively dangerous.

It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.

Mahatma Gandhi

Whoever wants music instead of noise, joy instead of pleasure, soul instead of gold, creative work instead of business, passion instead of foolery, finds no home in this trivial world of ours.

Herman Hesse

There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

Put two things together which have never been put together before and some schmuck will buy it.

Prophesy is a good line of business, but it is full of risks.

Mark Twain

There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.

The power of doing anything with quickness is always prized much by the possessor and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance.

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.

Southern California is a nice place if you could cut out the show-business cancer. It just keeps spreading.

If we listened to our intellect we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business because we'd be cynical. Well that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.

Our relationships are heart to heart relationships. Ours is a business of love not a business of money or materials.

My own dreams fortunately came true in this great state. I became Mr. Universe, I became a successful businessman. And even though some people say I still speak with a slight accent, I have reached the top of the acting profession.

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.

Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.

The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.

Everybody's going to be looking at these little bits and pieces and deciding what they like and don't like. There's enough attractive pieces in that business that quite a few people will express an interest.

Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.

The vast majority who believe in astrology and think that the planets have nothing better to do than form a code that will tell them whether tomorrow is a good day to close a business deal or not become all the more excited and enthusiastic about the bilge when a group of astronomers denounces it.

You know I look like a woman but I think like a man. And in this world of business that has helped me a lot. Because by the time they think that I don't know what's goin' on I then got the money and gone.

The one great principle of English law is to make business for itself.

Justice means minding one's own business and not meddling with other men's concerns.

If we must have a tyrant let him at least be a gentleman who has been bred to the business and let us fall by the axe and not by the butcher's cleaver.

I'm not asking any of you to make drastic changes to every single one of your recipes or to totally change the way you do business. But what I am asking is that you consider reformulating your menu in pragmatic and incremental ways to create healthier versions of the foods that we all love.

Michelle Obama

The CIA is made up of boys whose families sent them to Princeton but wouldn't let them into the family brokerage business.

I love my family very much. I wish I could see them a little more often than I do. But we understand because we're a show business family and we all work.

Michael Jackson

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.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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.

The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs for no good reason.

Hunter S. Thompson

The god whom science recognizes must be a God of universal laws exclusively a God who does a wholesale not a retail business. He cannot accommodate his processes to the convenience of individuals.

The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.

For many my behavior has been a major disappointment my behavior has caused considerable worry to my business partners and everyone involved in my business but most importantly to the young people we influence I apologize.

The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.

My business is to teach my aspirations to confirm themselves to fact not to try and make facts harmonize with my aspirations.

I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century.

I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations of those who were much inferior in understanding to the person who took the lead in the business.

My essays . . . come home to men's business and bosoms.

When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world and droop. Sick of its business of its pleasures tired how gracious how benign is solitude.

The true measure of the value of any business leader and manager is performance.

It's a business you go into because your an egocentric. It's a very embarrassing profession.

When a management team with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics it is the reputation of the business that remains intact.

I don't want to get into the 'who's a hostage-taker' discussion here, but what is the estate tax? It's a double tax on death. Economists will tell you that it's really not a tax that soaks the rich but it's a tax on capital that deprives business investment and therefore job creation.

Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.

The real killers in the business world aren't the ones who aim for the top it's the ones who aim for two notches below the top.

The best minds are not in government. If any were business would steal them away.

Now I know that Wal-Mart's policies do not reflect the best way of doing business and the values that I think are important in America.

Hillary Clinton

Business is always interfering with pleasure - but it makes other pleasures possible.

When you raise taxes on small business from 35% to 40% you will kill jobs.

The maxim of the British people is Business as usual.

When any educational or medical institution is established, the sole aim is to make a business out of it. There are only a few who are ready to set up such institutions to provide free facilities for the poor.

A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.

Thanks to my mother not a single cardboard box has found its way back into society. We receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out of business twenty years ago.

Business is a combination of war and sport.

I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.

Contrary to popular opinion the hustle is not a new dance step - it is an old business procedure.

I worked hard all my life as far as this music business. I dreamed of the day when I could go to New York and feel comfortable and they could come out here and be comfortable.

The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment.

David Herbert Lawrence

That business we started with 10 people has now grown into a great American success story.

The art which we may call generally art of the wayside as opposed to that which is the business of men's lives is in the best sense of the word Grotesque.

John Ruskin

There is one other business where the customer is always wrong and that's the media.

Let your discourse with men of business be short and comprehensive.

Young men are fitter to invent than to judge fitter for execution than for counsel and fitter for new projects than for settled business.

The very problem of mind and body suggests division, I do not know of anything so disastrously affected by the habit of division as this particular theme. In its discussion are reflected the splitting off from each other of religion morals and science, the divorce of philosophy from science and of both from the arts of conduct. The evils which we suffer in education in religion in the materialism of business and the aloofness of "intellectuals" from life in the whole separation of knowledge and practice -- all testify to the necessity of seeing mind-body as an integral whole.

John Dewey

The purpose of a business is to create a customer.

What do you think a stimulus is? It's spending - that's the whole point! Seriously.

If you were successful somebody along the line gave you some help... Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business - you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.

Prune - prune businesses products activities people. Do it annually.

To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.

I remember when our whole island was shaken with an earthquake some years ago, there was an impudent mountebank who sold pills which (as he told the country people) were very good against an earthquake.

Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.

The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business protecting all in their legal pursuits granting exclusive privileges to none.

In almost every profession - whether it's law, or journalism, finance, or medicine, or academia, or running a small business - people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. We count on the space of trust that confidentiality provides. When someone breaches that trust we are all worse off for it.

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.

Ultimately who you choose to be in a relationship with and what you do in your bedroom is your business.

If you understand the business you don't need to own very many of them. If you have a harem of 40 women you never get to know any of them very well.

No matter what business you're in you can't run in place or someone will pass you by. It doesn't matter how many games you've won.

It is not fit the public trusts should be lodged in the hands of any till they are first proved and found fit for the business they are to be entrusted with.

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.

The business of the poet is not to find new emotions but to use the ordinary ones and in working them up into poetry to express feelings which are not in actual emotions at all.

It's been a joy to be a part of other people's journey to be able to inspire and be a part of new singers coming up in this business.

The success I have achieved in bodybuilding motion pictures and business would not have been possible without the generosity of the American people and the freedom here to pursue your dreams.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

I never ask a man what his business is for it never interests me. What I ask him about are his thoughts and dreams.

H. P. Lovecraft

I also did this at the Tour of California which was pretty cool. Today we helped out when necessary, but a lot of what I did was talk business with Johan.

Lance Armstrong

War is the business of barbarians.

And what's interesting, and I don't think a lot of Americans understand this fact, is that One - most new jobs are created by small businesses; Two - most small businesses pay tax at the individual income tax, or many small businesses pay tax there.

I can't tell anybody else how to run their life or their business but I really believe I've got a good bead on myself.

It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way.

If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda it is all the more important that the public understand that difference and choose their news sources accordingly.

Over the years our current businesses in aggregate should deliver modest growth in operating earnings. But they will not in themselves produce truly satisfactory gains. We will need major acquisitions to get that job done.

You can't compete with Walmart. But you can have smaller businesses that are successful.

I'm a businesswoman.

I hold that the parentheses are by far the most important parts of a non-business letter.

Mom was 50 when my Dad died. She got on a bus every weekday for years and rode 40 miles each morning to Madison. She earned a new degree and learned new skills to start her small business. It wasn't just a new livelihood. It was a new life.

When I was in college I was debating to try my hand at show business or to become a professor. I just thought of the risk of not going into show business and always wondering if I would've had a chance. Because that's where my real heart was.

A businessman is the only man who is forever apologizing for his occupation.

To keep the record straight it wasn't always John and Yoko. We've all accused one another of various business things, we tend to be pretty paranoid by now as you can imagine. There's a lot of money involved.

My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration: set the kitchen timer for twenty minutes cry rant and rave and at the sound of the bell simmer down and go about business as usual.

Phyllis Diller

Prosperous farmers mean more employment more prosperity for the workers and the business men of every industrial area in the whole country.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

I don't want to do business with those who don't make a profit because they can't give the best service.

The only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obeisance to the heart.

Comedy may be big business but it isn't pretty.

The business aspect is one of the most important things about having a music career because every choice you make in a management meeting affects your life a year-and-a-half from now.

In business for yourself not by yourself.

My business is to give blessings.

Christmas is over and Business is Business

Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy, profit from folly rather than participate in it.

That's what the Romney plan is all about how to get jobs created how to get this debt and deficit under control how to revive small businesses so we can create jobs and how to bring growth and opportunity to society instead of this class warfare instead of speaking to people like they're stuck in some class or station in life.

I think I've got my business notions and my sense for that sort of thing from my dad. My dad never had a chance to go to school. He couldn't read and write. But he was so smart. He was just one of those people that could just make the most of anything and everything that he had to work with.

Dolly Parton

Creative people don't behave very well generally. If you're looking for examples of good relationships in show business you're gonna be depressed real fast. I don't have time for anything else right now but work and my daughter. She's my first priority.

I never called my work an 'art'. It's part of show business the business of building entertainment.

The most common cause of low prices is pessimism-some times pervasive some times specific to a company or industry. We want to do business in such an environment not because we like pessimism but because we like the prices it produces. It's optimism that is the enemy of the rational buyer.

An annuity is a very serious business.

Jane Austen

People of great position are servants times three servants of their country servants of fame and servants of business.

Mickey Mouse 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.

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.

The people who make art their business are mostly imposters.

Pablo Picasso

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.

Businesswise everything's been good.

When I jumped off a roof in Cannes in a bee costume I looked ridiculous. But this is my business, I have to humiliate myself.

Love has always been the most important business in my life I should say the only one.

And if small businesspeople say they made it on their own all they are saying is that nobody else worked seven days a week in their place. Nobody showed up in their place to open the door at five in the morning. Nobody did their thinking and worrying and sweating for them.

Paul Ryan

After you have exhausted what there is in business politics conviviality and so on - have found that none of these finally satisfy or permanently wear - what remains? Nature remains.

Given that we are still in early 2006 the 2007 guidance is likely to be conservative with higher-than-2006 airplane deliveries better margins at both [Boeing Commercial Airplanes] and [Integrated Defense Systems] strong cash flow but low single-digit top line growth for its defense business.

Joseph Campbell

Anyone who says businessmen deal in facts not fiction has never read hold five-year projections.

All animals except man know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.

The main business of religions is to purify control and restrain that excessive and exclusive taste for well-being which men acquire in times of equality.

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.

The business of America is business.

Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business.

Dave Barry

I don't think we should be about the business of denying voters in Michigan and Florida the right to be heard.

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.

I know what it's like to start a business. I know how extra ordinarily difficult it is to build something from nothing. I know how government kills jobs and yes I know how it can help from time- to-time.

We don't seem to be able to check crime so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business?

I know it's going to be the private sector that leads this country out of the current economic times we're in. You can spend your money better than the government can spend your money.

George W. Bush

Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest without a passion without business without entertainment without care.

One irreducible residual of 38 years in the business is the number of lasting loving friendships I have made.

Writing fiction has become a priestly business in countries that have lost their faith.

Gore Vidal

This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50.

I will never do another TV series. It couldn't top I Love Lucy and I'd be foolish to try. In this business you have to know when to get off.

There's nobody in the business strong enough to scare me.

I have heard show business characterized as a refuge for childlike persons in flight from all things harsh and real.

So long as you don't feel life's paltry and a miserable business the rest doesn't matter happiness or unhappiness.

Nationalizing businesses nationalizing banks is not a solution for the democratic party it's the objective.

One of the first businesses of a sensible man is to know when he is beaten and to leave off fighting at once.

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.

When you're young you look at television and think there's a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older you realize that's not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want.

I think I could go away tomorrow. I've already accomplished something. It's such a selfish business that sometimes I get sick of myself.

I must Create a System or be enslaved by another Man's, / I will not Reason and Compare, my business is to Create.

The last thing you want to do is raise taxes in the middle of the recession because that would just suck up and take more demand out of the economy and put businesses in a further hole.

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

Peter Drucker

So we really need jobs now. We have to take jobs away from other countries because other countries are taking our jobs. There is practically not a country that does business with the United States that isn't making - let's call it a very big profit. I mean China is going to make $300 billion on us at least this year.

Getting money is not all a man's business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.

Samuel Johnson

In this business you have to develop a thick skin but I'm always going to feel everything. It's my nature.

In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing.

Come home to men's business and bosoms.

Towns find it as hard as houses of business to rise again from ruin.

Politics is just like show business. You have a hell of an opening coast for a while and then have a hell of a close.

Men in great place are thrice servants - servants of the sovereign or state servants of fame and servants of business.

The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all but goes on making his own business better all the time.

Washington has to become an ally of business not the opposition of business.

The real business of life is trying to understand each other.

Competition is the keen cutting edge of business always shaving away at costs.

I've always been a businesswoman.

Business and growing jobs is about taking risk, sometimes failing, sometimes succeeding, but always striving. It is about dreams. Usually it doesn't work out exactly as you might have imagined. Steve Jobs was fired at Apple. He came back and changed the world.

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!

Thomas A. Edison

Although I'm a business major out of McGill University I know nothing... but then I found out much later in life nobody knows anything.

Young lawyers attend the courts not because they have business there but because they have no business.

My objection to Liberalism is this that it is the introduction into the practical business of life of the highest kind namely politics of philosophical ideas instead of political principles.

Our business in life is not to succeed but to continue to fail in good spirits.

Business today consists in persuading crowds.

It is awfully important to know what is and what is not your business.

It's to paint directly on the canvas without any funny business as it were and I use almost pure turpentine to start with adding oil as I go along until the medium becomes pure oil. I use as little oil as I can possibly help and that's my method.

I am just absolutely convinced that the best formula for giving us peace and preserving the American way of life is freedom limited government and minding our own business overseas.

No nation was ever ruined by trade.

I feel lazy when I'm not working. I learned all my business sense from my dad. He always believed in me and I think the last thing he said to me before he passed away was 'I know you're gonna be OK. I'm not worried about you'.

Kim Kardashian

I have had my different husbands my families. I am fond of them all and I visit them all. But deep inside me there is the feeling that I belong to show business.

Mental fight means thinking against the current not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth.

Politics would be a helluva good business if it weren't for the goddamned people.

In business or in life don't follow the wagon tracks too closely.

Art is the beautiful way of doing things. Science is the effective way of doing things. Business is the economic way of doing things.

The golden rule for every business man is this: 'Put yourself in your customer's place.'

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.

I don't want to run around and look at a shot through a monitor. That doesn't improve what I'm trying to do. I figure once I've done my job it's none of my business.

Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.

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.

Microsoft has had two goals in the last 10 years. One was to copy the Mac and the other was to copy Lotus' success in the spreadsheet - basically the applications business. And over the course of the last 10 years Microsoft accomplished both of those goals. And now they are completely lost.

You need an outstanding manager - you can define that in many ways... but you are looking for the best player out there. We are looking for the best player in this kind of business in the world.

You know out-of-touch liberals like Barack Obama say they want a strong economy but in everything they do they show they don't like business very much. But the economy of course is simply the product of all the businesses of the nation added together. So it's a bit like saying you like an omelet but you don't like eggs.

I think I'm in a business where you have to look good and it's totally youth-oriented.

Modern poets talk against business poor things but all of us write for money. Beginners are subjected to trial by market.

Robert Frost

Business is the salt of life.

The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip, to avoid this the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae recipes or other people's opinions.

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.

The ideal business is one that earns very high returns on capital and that keeps using lots of capital at those high returns. That becomes a compounding machine.

Vulgar and obscene the papers run rumors daily about people in show business tales of wicked ways and witless affairs.

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

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.

Woodrow Wilson

In this business by the time you realize you're in trouble it's too late to save yourself. Unless you're running scared all the time you're gone.

I think that there is nothing not even crime more opposed to poetry to philosophy ay to life itself than this incessant business.

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

Henry Ford

If a man's character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.

Freedom. Freedom of religion. Freedom to speak their mind. Freedom to build a life. And yes freedom to build a business. With their own hands. This is the essence of the American experience.

Mitt Romney

If borrowing and spending all this money led to more jobs, than we would be at full employment already.

Paul Ryan

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.

Orison Swett Marden

I don't think the government should be in the trailer-park business. I don't think they know how to run a trailer park.

I love producing. I am loving doing that. I think that is my most natural space in the business. I just love producing or editing and that's where I thrive.

Will Smith

To be at ease is better than to be at business. Nothing really belongs to us but time which even he has who has nothing else.

Dad almost died of a heart attack in the middle of making Apocalypse Now the biggest movie of his life. It doesn't make you want to jump into that business.

Reforming the way the state works with businesses and providing incentives for employers will help preserve and create new jobs in Massachusetts.

Mitt Romney

I was at this casino minding my own business and this guy came up to me and said "You're gonna have to move you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs you are never blocking a fire exit.

I call crony capitalism where you take money from successful small businesses spend it in Washington on favored industries on favored individuals picking winners and losers in the economy that's not pro-growth economics. That's not entrepreneurial economics. That's not helping small businesses. That's cronyism that's corporate welfare.

A man should never neglect his family for business.

Measure not dispatch by the time of sitting but by the advancement of business

Time is the measure of business.

Editor: a person employed by a newspaper whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff and to see that the chaff is printed.

Your premium brand had better be delivering something special or it's not going to get the business.

The movies are the only business where you can go out front and applaud yourself.

Employers and business leaders need people who can think for themselves - who can take initiative and be the solution to problems.

Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do.

Behind every small business there's a story worth knowing. All the corner shops in our towns and cities the restaurants cleaners gyms hair salons hardware stores - these didn't come out of nowhere.

Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.

Walter Scott

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

Publishers see free downloads as threatening the sales of the book.

Paulo Coelho
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