Good Business quotes: Best famous quotes about Business

Good Business quotes: Best famous quotes about Business

About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends. – Herbert Hoover

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. – Herbert Hoover

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. – Lee Iacocca

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. – Charles A. Jaffe

It’s not your salary that makes you rich, it’s your spending habits. – Charles A. Jaffe

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. – Charles A. Jaffe

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. – Charles A. Jaffe

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

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

The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them. – Benjamin Jowett

Inside every working anarchy, there’s an Old Boy Network. – Mitchell Kapor

The difference between a boss and a leader: a boss says, ‘Go!’ -a leader says, ‘Let’s go!’. – E. M. Kelly

Remember the difference between a boss and a leader; a boss says “Go!” – a leader says “Let’s go!” – E. M. Kelly

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation. – Charles Kettering

The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you’re playing by somebody else’s rules, while quietly playing by your own. – Michael Korda

Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch. – Tim Berners-Lee

Web users ultimately want to get at data quickly and easily. They don’t care as much about attractive sites and pretty design. – Tim Berners-Lee

The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out, starting with himself. – Blaine Lee

The great leaders are like the best conductors – they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players. – Blaine Lee

What we actually learn, from any given set of circumstances, determines whether we become increasingly powerless or more powerful. – Blaine Lee

Cannibals prefer those who have no spines. – Stanislaw Lem

Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness. – Stanislaw Lem

People will buy anything that is ‘one to a customer.’ – Sinclair Lewis

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

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. – Abraham Lincoln

The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on. – Walter Lippmann

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. – Walter Lippmann

Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight. – Henry R. Luce

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

To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less. – Andre Malraux

Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates. – Don Marquis

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. – Andre Maurois

Business is a combination of war and sport. – Andre Maurois

Only a monopolist could study a business and ruin it by giving away products. – Scott McNealy

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

The buck stops with the guy who signs the checks. – Rupert Murdoch

I don’t think meals have any business being deductible. I’m for separation of calories and corporations. – Ralph Nader

I always said that mega-mergers were for megalomaniacs. – David Ogilvy

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

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work. – Robert Orben

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. – William Penn

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

Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing… layout, processes, and procedures. – Tom Peters

Don’t let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn’t go with it. – Colin Powell

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

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. – Colin Powell

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. – Max de Pree

So little done, so much to do. – Cecil Rhodes

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. – Will Rogers

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

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

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

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. – Steve Ross

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. – Theodore Isaac Rubin

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

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

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

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

The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind ahead even more than teamwork. – Igor Sikorsky

There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody. – Adlai E. Stevenson

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

Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader. – Tacitus

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

We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects. – Alexis de Tocqueville

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. – Alvin Toffler

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can. – Paul Tournier

My son is now an “entrepreneur.” That’s what you’re called when you don’t have a job. – Ted Turner

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. – Ted Turner

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

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

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. – Paul A. Volcker

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

Employees make the best dates. You don’t have to pick them up and they’re always tax-deductible. – Andy Warhol

Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself. – Thomas J. Watson

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. – Thomas J. Watson

Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops. – Thomas J. Watson

If you make a living, if you earn your own money, you’re free – however free one can be on this planet. – Theodore White

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. – Meg Whitman

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

Carpe per diem – seize the check. – Robin Williams

I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for – getting paid for doing what you love. – Tiger Woods

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. – William Wordsworth

Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral. – Frank Lloyd Wright

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