Famous Quotes on Business

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

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

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

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

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

Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.  ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary

It is not the employer who pays the wages.  He only handles the money.  It is the product that pays the wages.  ~Henry Ford, 1922, also sometimes quoted as "It is the customer that pays the wages"

Hire character.  Train skill.  ~Peter Schutz

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

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.  ~Bill Gates

Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.  ~Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus puerisque, 1881

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

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

Competition brings out the best in products and the worst in people.  ~David Sarnoff

Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions.  ~Edward R. Murrow

Make the workmanship surpass the materials.  ~Ovid

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

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

There are so many men who can figure costs, and so few who can measure values.  ~Author Unknown

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

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

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

Let’s be honest.  There’s not a business anywhere that is without problems.  Business is complicated and imperfect.  Every business everywhere is staffed with imperfect human beings and exists by providing a product or service to other imperfect human beings.  ~Bob Parsons

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

The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.  ~Henry Ford

The NBA is never just a business.  It’s always business.  It’s always personal.  All good businesses are personal.  The best businesses are very personal.  ~Mark Cuban

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

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.  Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.  Teach a man to create an artificial shortage of fish and he will...
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