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Business"For a lot of people, the weekly paycheck is "take-home pay" because home is the only place they can afford to go with it."A. Jaffe, Charles
Business"It's not your salary that makes you rich, it's your spending habits."A. Jaffe, Charles
Business"Whales only get harpooned when they come to the surface, and turtles can only move forward when they stick their neck out, but investors face risk no matter what they do."A. Jaffe, Charles
Business"Stock prices have been quoted in fractions for two centuries, based on a system descended from Spanish pieces of eight. Each dollar was cut into eight bits worth 12.5 cents each. (Quarter=two bits)"A. Jaffe, Charles
Business"I'm not a driven businessman, but a driven artist. I never think about money. Beautiful things make money."Acton, Lord
Business"Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it."Acton, Lord
Business"Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results."Adams, Scott
Business"Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense. This makes you look smart."Adams, Scott
Business"Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats."Aiken, Howard
Business"People of medicore ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to."Allen, George
Business"The incestuous relationship between government and big business thrives in the dark."Anderson, Jack
Business"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. "Aniston, Jennifer
Business"If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable."Annaeus Seneca, Lucius
Business"I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill."Appleton, Sir Edward
Business"Nothing interferes with my concentration. You could put on an orgy in my office and I wouldn't look up. Well, maybe once."Asimov, Isaac
Business"We [Microsoft] don't have a monopoly. We have market share. There's a difference."Ballmer, Steve
Business"What we've gone through in the last several years has caused some people to question 'Can we trust Microsoft?'"Ballmer, Steve
Business"Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality."Beecher, Henry
Business"When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us."Bell, Alexander
Business"One's mind has a way of making itself up in the background, and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do."Benson, A.
Business"If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion."Bernard Shaw, George
Business"Web users ultimately want to get at data quickly and easily. They don't care as much about attractive sites and pretty design."Berners-Lee, Tim
Business"Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch."Berners-Lee, Tim
Business"There are two kinds of companies, those that work to try to charge more and those that work to charge less. We will be the second."Bezos, Jeff
Business"The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling."Bierce, Ambrose
Business"Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility."Bierce, Ambrose
Business"The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease."Billings, Josh
Business"Learning is about more than simply acquiring new knowledge and insights; it is also crucial to unlearn old knowledge that has outlive its relevance. Thus, forgetting is probably at least as important as learning."Blair, Gary
Business"Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile."Blair, Gary
Business"Airline travel is hours of boredom interrupted by moments of stark terror."Boliska, Al
Business"Not for nothing is their motto TGIF - 'Thank God It's Friday.' They live for the weekends, when they can go do what they really want to do."Bolles, Richard
Business"When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder."Boren, James
Business"I don't pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages."Bosch, Robert
Business"You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world."Brokaw, Tom
Business"It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference."Brokaw, Tom
Business"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."Brown, Les
Business"Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top."Browning, Robert
Business"Two rules: 1. Preserve the principal 2. When in doubt see Rule #1"Buffett, Warren
Business"Our favourite holding period is forever."Buffett, Warren
Business"Take care of those who work for you and you'll float to greatness on their achievements."Burns, H.
Business"There is one difference between a tax collector and a taxidermist - the taxidermist leaves the hide."Caplin, Mortimer
Business"Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness."Carlyle, Thomas
Business"The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green."Carlyle, Thomas
Business"Here is the prime condition of success: Concentrate your energy, thought and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged. Having begun on one line, resolve to fight it out on that line, to lead in it, adopt every improvement, have the best machinery, and know the most about it"Carnegie, Andrew
Business"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Carnegie, Dale
Business"And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department."Carnegie, Andrew
Business"There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!"Chanel, Coco
Business"I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod."Churchill, Winston
Business"The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale."Clarke, Arthur
Business"I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me."Cleese, John
Business"The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell."Confucius, 
Business"Utility is our national shibboleth: the savior of the American businessman is fact and his uterine half-brother, statistics."Cooley, Mason
Business"Government in the U.S. today is a senior partner in every business in the country."Cousins, Norman
Business"Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out."Covey, Stephen R.
Business"A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships."Covey, Stephen R.
Business"Funny, but after trading for more than 15 years, I still am capable of forgetting a cardinal rule: The paper you own, in the end, will be intertwined with the fate of the 30-year bond."Cramer, James
Business"It's time to reappreciate the original software: paper."Dauten, Dale
Business"It's called a pen. It's like a printer, hooked straight to my brain."Dauten, Dale
Business"A meeting moves at the speed of the slowest mind in the room. (In other words, all but one participant will be bored, all but one mind underused.)"Dauten, Dale
Business"The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant."de Pree, Max
Business"Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them."Deming, W. Edwards
Business"Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it."Dickson, Gordon R.
Business"I think we're seeing in working mothers a change from "Thank God it's Friday" to "Thank God it's Monday." If any working mother has not experienced that feeling, her children are not adolescent."Diehl, Ann
Business"There is an enormous number of managers who have retired on the job."Drucker, Peter F.
Business"Business, that's easily defined - it's other people's money."Drucker, Peter F.
Business"The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer."Drucker, Peter F.
Business"Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed."Drucker, Peter F.
Business"Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done."Drucker, Peter F.
Business"We understand that you can't transform people who don't have internal drive and desire to create. But we also know it doesn't work to urge people to think outside the box without giving them the tools to climb out."Dunnavant, Laurie
Business"I don't think anybody yet has invented a pastime that's as much fun, or keeps you as young, as a good job."Ecker, Frederick Hudson
Business"Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something."Edison, Thomas A.
Business"Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless."Edison, Thomas A.
Business"At Wabash, everybody sinks or swims together-everybody, even our salespeople. They aren't on commission. They participate in the same compensation system as everybody else."Ehrlich, Jerry
Business"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Einstein, Albert
Business"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."Einstein, Albert
Business"In simplest terms, a leader is one who knows where he wants to go, and gets up, and goes."Erksine, John
Business"Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures."Esar, Evan
Business"Definition of a Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie, but admits than under analysis some of them won't stand up either."Esar, Evan
Business"A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it."Feather, William
Business"The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers."Fiedler, Edgar R.
Business"He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass."Fiedler, Edgar R.
Business"Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers (six if one went to Harvard)."Fiedler, Edgar R.
Business"If you have to forecast, forecast often."Fiedler, Edgar R.
Business"If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them."Fonda, Jane
Business"Real riches are the riches possessed inside."Forbes, B.C.
Business"If you don't drive your business, you will be driven out of business."Forbes, B.C.
Business"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal."Ford, Henry
Business"A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business."Ford, Henry
Business"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."Ford, Henry
Business"Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to."Fosdick, Harry Emerson
Business"In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes."Franklin, Benjamin
Business"He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money."Franklin, Benjamin
Business"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Frost, Robert
Business"In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later."Geneen, Harold S.
Business"If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem."Getty, J. Paul
Business"If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars."Getty, J. Paul
Business"The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights."Getty, J. Paul
Business"I buy when other people are selling."Getty, J. Paul
Business"Our work is the presentation of our capabilities."Gibbon, Edward
Business"If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work."Gibran, Kahlil
Business"One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency."Glasow, Arnold H.
Business"One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency."Glasow, Arnold H.
Business"The best investment on earth is earth."Glickman, Louis J.
Business"As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth."Greenleaf Whittier, John
Business"Method goes far to prevent trouble in business: for it makes the task easy, hinders confusion, saves abundance of time, and instructs those that have business depending, both what to do and what to hope."Greenleaf Whittier, John
Business"The very essence of leadership is [that] you have a vision. It's got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet."Hesburgh, Theodore
Business"The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail."Hill, Napoleon
Business"Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit."Hill, Napoleon
Business"Capitalism needs to function like a game of tug-of-war. Two opposing sides need to continually struggle for dominance, but at no time can either side be permitted to walk away with the rope."Holiday, Pete
Business"About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends."Hoover, Herbert
Business"Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body - the producers and consumers themselves."Hoover, Herbert
Business"If I had to sum up in a word what makes a good manager, I'd say decisiveness. You can use the fanciest computers to gather the numbers, but in the end you have to set a timetable and act."Iacocca, Lee
Business"Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best."Isaac Rubin, Theodore
Business"I want to put a ding in the universe."Jobs, Steve
Business"Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations."Jobs, Steve
Business"It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it."Joubert, Jeseph
Business"The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them."Jowett, Benjamin
Business"Inside every working anarchy, there's an Old Boy Network."Kapor, Mitchell
Business"The difference between a boss and a leader: a boss says, 'Go!' -a leader says, 'Let's go!'."Kelly, E. M.
Business"Remember the difference between a boss and a leader; a boss says "Go!" - a leader says "Let's go!""Kelly, E. M.
Business"High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation."Kettering, Charles F.
Business"The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own."Korda, Michael
Business"Diamonds are forever. E-mail comes close."Kronholz, June
Business"The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out, starting with himself."Lee, Blaine
Business"The great leaders are like the best conductors - they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players."Lee, Blaine
Business"Cannibals prefer those who have no spines."Lem, Stanislaw
Business"Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness."Lem, Stanislaw
Business"You can fool all the people all the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough."Levine, Joseph E.
Business"People will buy anything that is 'one to a customer.'"Lewis, Sinclair
Business"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Lincoln, Abraham
Business"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Lincoln, Abraham
Business"The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully."Lippmann, Walter
Business"The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on."Lippmann, Walter
Business"Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight."Luce, Henry R.
Business"No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution."Machiavelli, Niccolo
Business"It's hard for corporations to understand that creativity is not just about succeeding. It's about experimenting and discovering."Mackenzie, Gordon
Business"To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less."Malraux, Andre
Business"Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates."Marquis, Don
Business"The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such. All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force."Maurois, Andre
Business"Business is a combination of war and sport."Maurois, Andre
Business"Only a monopolist could study a business and ruin it by giving away products."McNealy, Scott
Business"All lasting business is built on friendship."Montapert, Alfred A.
Business"The executive exists to make sensible exceptions to general rules."Morison, Elting E.
Business"The buck stops with the guy who signs the checks."Murdoch, Rupert
Business"I don't think meals have any business being deductible. I'm for separation of calories and corporations."Nader, Ralph
Business"The financial climate is the worst it's been in 25 years."O'Donnell, Michael
Business"I always said that mega-mergers were for megalomaniacs."Ogilvy, David
Business"The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows."Onassis, Aristotle
Business"Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work."Orben, Robert
Business"Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching."Paige, Satchel
Business"He and I had an office so tiny that an inch smaller and it would have been adultery."Parker, Dorothy
Business"We have yet to find a significant case where the company did not move in the direction of the chief executive's home."Patton, Ken
Business"An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today."Peter, Laurence J.
Business"Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures."Peters, Tom
Business"You can't run a business without taking risks."Picasso, Pablo
Business"Don't let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn't go with it."Powell, Colin
Business"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Powell, Colin
Business"Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier."Powell, Colin
Business"The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form."Randall, Stanley J.
Business"Let's form multi-disciplinary task forces to reengineer our core processes until we're a world class organization."Ratbert, 
Business"So little done, so much to do."Rhodes, Cecil
Business"It's not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts."Rogers, Will
Business"If you can build a business up big enough, it's respectable."Rogers, Will
Business"An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's."Rogers, Will
Business"Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it."Rogers, Will
Business"You can't operate a company by fear, because the way to eliminate fear is to avoid criticism. And the way to avoid criticism is to do nothing."Ross, Steve
Business"Failure doesn't mean you are a failure... it just means you haven't succeeded yet."Schuller, Robert H.
Business"If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been."Schuller, Robert H.
Business"Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities."Scott, Sir Walter
Business"The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind ahead even more than teamwork."Sikorsky, Igor
Business"There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody."Stevenson, Adlai E.
Business"Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything."Stone, W. Clement
Business"Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader."Tacitus, 
Business"Any communication or marketing professional needs cross-cultural research and communication skills to be able to succeed in the future."Tharp, Marye
Business"I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business."Thoreau, Henry David
Business"We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects."Tocquevill, Alexis de e
Business"To think that the new economy is over is like somebody in London in 1830 saying the entire industrial revolution is over because some textile manufacturers in Manchester went broke."Toffler, Alvin
Business"Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can."Tournier, Dr. Paul
Business"My son is now an "entrepreneur." That's what you're called when you don't have a job."Turner, Ted
Business"Every few seconds it changes - up an eighth, down an eighth -it's like playing a slot machine. I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million..."Turner, Ted
Business"It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech."Twain, Mark
Business"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Twain, Mark
Business"What's the subject of life - to get rich? All of those fellows out there getting rich could be dancing around the real subject of life."Volcker, Paul A.
Business"Today is a... digital incarnation of Oz - the Internet - we are a motley group of fools from lions to scarecrows, learning from each other, making and taking responsibility for our decisions, and having fun as we skip down the yellow brick road of investing together!"Vorsteveld, Lydia
Business"Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority."Ward, William A.
Business"This isn't just a legal compliance issue for us. We consider the privacy issue to be an opportunity to reinforce our brand image."Warga, Tom
Business"Employees make the best dates. You don't have to pick them up and they're always tax-deductible."Warhol, Andy
Business"Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself."Watson, Thomas J.
Business"If you aren't playing well, the game isn't as much fun. When that happens I tell myself just to go out and play as I did when I was a kid."Watson, Thomas J.
Business"Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops."Watson, Thomas J.
Business"If you make a living, if you earn your own money, you're free - however free one can be on this planet."White, Theodore H.
Business"Look at growth, look at how much time people spend on the Net and look at the variety of things that they are doing. It's all really good, so I am actually encouraged by the fundamentals that underlie usage growth on the Net."Whitman, Meg
Business"Carpe per diem-seize the check."Williams, Robin
Business"I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for - getting paid for doing what you love."Woods, Tiger
Business"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."Wordsworth, William
Business"Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral."Wright, Frank Lloyd


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