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31 Best Business Quotes to Inspire Entrepreneurs
Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
— Winston Churchill
Play by the rules, but be ferocious.
— Phil Knight
Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.
— Richard Branson
Every problem is a gift—without problems we would not grow.
— Anthony Robbins
You only have to do a few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.
— Warren Buffett
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
— Henry David Thoreau
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
— Anaïs Nin
There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them.
— Seth Godin
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
— G.K. Chesterton
I don’t know the word ‘quit.’ Either I never did, or I have abolished it.
— Susan Butcher
Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
— Theodore Roosevelt
If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.
— Steve Jobs
Almost everything worthwhile carries with it some sort of risk, whether it’s starting a new business, whether it’s leaving home, whether it’s getting married, or whether it’s flying into space.
— Chris Hadfield
Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
— Will Rodgers
The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.
— Barack Obama
Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.
— William Durant
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.
— Albert Einstein
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success achieved.
— Helen Keller
The first one gets the oyster, the second gets the shell.
— Andrew Carnegie
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
— Walt Disney
Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right!
— Henry Ford
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.
— Colin Powell
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
— Albert Schweitzer
Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.
— Coco Chanel
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
— Thomas Edison
I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.
— Oprah Winfrey
I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.
— Estée Lauder
Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.
— Babe Ruth
The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.
— Vidal Sassoon
The only way around is through.
— Robert Frost
The best investment is in the tools of one’s own trade.
— Benjamin Franklin
Business Success Quotes
A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts. — Richard Branson
A great business success was probably never attained by chasing the dollar, but is due to pride in one’s work. The pride that makes business an art. — Henry L. Doherty
A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all. — Michael LeBoeuf
A successful business requires one simple thing: Passion. — Teresa Collins
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. — David Brinkley
Action is the foundational key to all success. — Pablo Picasso
All progress takes place outside the comfort zone. — Michael John Bobak
Always deliver more than expected. — Larry Page
Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods. — Anonymous
Believe you can and you’re halfway there. — Theodore Roosevelt
Business has only two functions. — marketing and innovation. — Milan Kundera
Change is not a threat, it’s an opportunity. Survival is not the goal, transformative success is. — Seth Godin
Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again. — Richard Branson
Do one thing every day that scares you. — Anonymous
Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. — John D. Rockefeller
Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning. — Robert Kiyosaki
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit. — Napoleon Hill
Every effective winning strategy is mapped out by focusing on the desired end goal. — Wayne Chirisa
Fail often so you can succeed sooner. — Tom Kelley
Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners. — Robert T. Kiyosaki
Failure is not the opposite of success, it is part of success. — Arianna Huffington
Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people. — Steve Jobs
Hidden skills and knowledge are the essence of a successful small business. Unleash and leverage what is locked inside your head to help others while helping yourself. — Sarah Gerdes
I don’t embrace excuses. I embrace solutions. — Jon Taffer
I never dreamed about success, I worked for it. — Estee Lauder
If people like you they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they will do business with you. — Zig Ziglar
If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late. — Reid Hoffman
If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will. — Bob Hooey
If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. — Jim Rohn
If you can dream it, you can do it. — Walt Disney
If you want more money in your business, stop waiting on other people, start serving more people, start sharing your story, start loving your work, start giving and you’ll start receiving. — Howard Britt
If you’re passionate about something and you work hard, then I think you will be successful. — Pierre Omidyar
In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later. — Harold Geneen
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. — Ren Mulford Jr.
It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up. — Vince Lombardi
Make the customer the hero of your story. — Anonymous
Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art. — Andy Warhol
Market rewards you as per your perception. — Vijay Kedia
Never start a business to make money, start to make a difference. — Marie Forleo
Nothing works better than just improving your product. — Joel Spolsky
Opportunities don’t happen. You create them. — Chris Grosser
Our work is the presentation of our capabilities. — Edward Gibbon
Owning a business means you’re facing your business everyday as you fail and soar, sometimes simultaneously. — Mindy Schoeneman
Patience. This is the greatest business asset. Wait for the right time to make your moves. — J. Paul Getty
People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it and what you do simply proves what you believe. — Simon Sinek
People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. — Rob Siltanen
Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first. — Frederick B Wilcox
Repetition makes reputation and reputation makes customers. — Florence Nightingale
Sell the problem you solve not the product. — Anonymous
Show up early, stay late, do your best, always say thank you, give people more than they expect and follow up. — Shep Hyken
Showing up is important and it is a big part of becoming successful. — Andy Albright
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. — Zig Ziglar
Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion. — Tony Hsieh
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. — Albert Einstein
Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally, it comes from what you do consistently. — Marie Forleo
Success in business does not depend on what you say, what you hear, what you feel, what you see. It depends on what you do. — Selwyn D. Goodwin
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. — David Rockefeller
Success is not built on success, its built on failure, its built on frustration, sometimes its built on catastrophe. — Sumner Redstone
Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals. — Jim Rohn
Success is not about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives. — Michelle Obama
Success is not final, failure is not fatal. it is the courage to continue that counts. — Winston Churchill
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. — Albert Schweitzer
Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. — Coco Chanel
Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out. — Robert Collier
Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. — Winston Churchill
Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in your life; it’s about what you inspire others to do. — Anonymous
Success represents the 1% of your work which results from the 99% that is called failure. — Soichiro Honda
Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better. — Jim Rohn
Take risks if you succeed, you will be happy, if you fail, will be wiser. — Agent Steven
The customers may not always be right, but they are always the customer. So, let the customer be wrong with dignity and respect. — Shep Hyken
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. — Jimmy Johnson
The golden rule for every business man is this: Put yourself in your customer’s place. — Orison Swett Marden
The heart and soul of a company is creativity and innovation. — Robert Iger
The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do. — Anonymous
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. — Vidal Sassoon
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty. — Winston Churchill
The purpose of a business is to create customers who create customers. — Shir Singt
The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well. — John D. Rockefeller Jr
The secret to success is to know something nobody else knows. — Aristotle Onassis
The strongest factor for success is self-esteem, believing you can do it, believing you deserve it, believing you will get it. — Anonymous
The type of person you are is usually reflected in your business. To improve your business, first, improve yourself. — Idowu Koyenikan
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. — Walt Disney
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. — Colin Powell
There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world. Those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed. — Ray Goforth
There is no such thing as high returns without risk. — Gerry Schwartz
There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team. — Jason Fried
Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out. — John Wooden
To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart. — Sir Thomas Watson
To build a successful business, you must start small and dream big. In the journey of entrepreneurship, tenacity of purpose is supreme. — Aliko Dangote
To do a common thing uncommonly well brings success. — Henry J. Heinz
To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business. — J. Paul Getty
When it gets difficult is often right before you succeed. — Chris Garrett
When you satisfy your clients, they will satisfy your business. — Awolumate Samuel
When you think about quitting, think about why you started. — Anonymous
Whether it’s marriage or business, patience is the first rule of success. — William Feather
Working together as a team helps build a cohesive organization. — Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
You are nuts and you should be proud of it. Stick with what you believe in. — Trip Hawkins
You don’t build a business, you build people and then people build the business. — Anonymous
You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it. — Oprah Winfrey
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. — Wayne Gretzky
Your business values can make you soar above the competition . — Doris Perdue-Johnson
Your Core Values are the “glue” that holds your business together. — Doris P. Johnson
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. — Bill Gates
Powerful Business Quotes
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
— Colin Powell
The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.
— Aristotle Onassis
If you owe the bank $100 that’s your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that’s the bank’s problem.
— J. Paul Getty
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
— Paul Tournier
It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.
— Adam Smith
There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.
— Sam Walton
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
— Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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.
— Dale Carnegie
A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.
— Jeff Bezos
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
— Mark Twain
More business is lost every year through neglect than through any other cause.
— Rose Kennedy
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
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
Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.
— Andy Warhol
The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights.
— J. Paul Getty
When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder.
— James H. Boren
An organization, no matter how well designed, is only as good as the people who live and work in it.
— Dee Hock
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
An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn’t happen today.
— Laurence J. Peter
It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.
— Tom Brokaw
Test fast, fail fast, adjust fast.
— Tom Peters
When Henry Ford made cheap, reliable cars people said, ‘Nah, what’s wrong with a horse?’ That was a huge bet he made, and it worked.
— Elon Musk
If you’re trying to create a company, it’s like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.
— Elon Musk
Details create the big picture.
— Sanford I. Weill
Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.
— Howard Aiken
Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.
— Ambrose Bierce
Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time. Sometimes it will be ahead, other times it will be behind. But brand is simply a collective impression some have about a product.
— Elon Musk
Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.
— Edward Gibbon
In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
— Harold S. Geneen
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
Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.
— Bill Gates
The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.
— Peter Drucker
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing… layout, processes, and procedures.
— Tom Peters
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
— Arnold H. Glasow
It’s OK to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket.
— Elon Musk
If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business.
— B. C. Forbes
People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
— Peter Drucker
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.
— Gary Ryan Blair
Everyone is your best friend when you are successful. Make sure that the people that you surround yourself with are also the people that you are not afraid of failing with.
— Paula Abdul
Ask five economists and you’ll get five different answers – six if one went to Harvard.
— Edgar Fiedler
Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.
— Thomas A. Edison
To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
— Andre Malraux
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
— Steve Jobs
Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.
— Andy Warhol
Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure it just means you haven’t succeeded yet.
— Robert H. Schuller
First-rate people hire first-rate people; second-rate people hire third-rate people.
— Leo Rosten
If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.
— Khalil Gibran
I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate.
— Jeff Bezos
An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.
— Jack Welch
The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
— Benjamin Jowett
The consumer isn’t a moron; she is your wife.
— David Ogilvy
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
Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.
— Don Marquis
The problem is that at a lot of big companies, process becomes a substitute for thinking. You’re encouraged to behave like a little gear in a complex machine. Frankly, it allows you to keep people who aren’t that smart, who aren’t that creative.
— Elon Musk
We’re all working together; that’s the secret.
— Sam Walton
Meetings are indispensable when you don’t want to do anything.
— John Kenneth Galbraith
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
The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
— Ambrose Bierce
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.
— Jeff Bezos
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
— Robert H. Schuller
Carpe per diem – seize the check.
— Robin Williams
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
It’s called a pen. It’s like a printer, hooked straight to my brain.
— Dale Dauten
I want to put a ding in the universe.
— Steve Jobs
The common question that gets asked in business is, ‘why?’ That’s a good question, but an equally valid question is, ‘why not?’
— Jeff Bezos
Business is a combination of war and sport.
— Andre Maurois
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.
— Andrew Carnegie
People are definitely a company’s greatest asset. It doesn’t make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps.
— Mary Kay Ash
I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for – getting paid for doing what you love.
— Tiger Woods
People will buy anything that is ‘one to a customer.’
— Sinclair Lewis
Government in the U.S. today is a senior partner in every business in the country.
— Norman Cousins
If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it.
— Charles Kettering
Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something.
— Thomas A. Edison
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
When times are bad is when the real entrepreneurs emerge.
— Robert Kiyosaki
Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.
— W. Edwards Deming
The invisible hand of the market always moves faster and better than the heavy hand of government.
— Mitt Romney
If you don’t understand the details of your business you are going to fail.
— Jeff Bezos
I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
— Thomas Jefferson
If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them.
— Jane Fonda
Business, that’s easily defined – it’s other people’s money.
— Peter Drucker
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
The great leaders are like the best conductors – they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.
— Blaine Lee
Don’t simply retire from something; have something to retire to.
— Harry Emerson Fosdick
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
— Napoleon Hill
So little done, so much to do.
— Cecil Rhodes
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.
— Frank Lloyd Wright
Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, ‘Make me feel important.’ Never forget this message when working with people.
— Mary Kay Ash
Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.
— Scott Adams
Great companies are built on great products.
— Elon Musk
The business of America is business.
— Calvin Coolidge
I don’t think it’s a good idea to plan to sell a company.
— Elon Musk
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
The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.
— Thomas Carlyle
My son is now an ‘entrepreneur.’ That’s what you’re called when you don’t have a job.
— Ted Turner
Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.
— Kin Hubbard
If you have to forecast, forecast often.
— Edgar Fiedler
Our business is infested with idiots who try to impress by using pretentious jargon.
— David Ogilvy
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
Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – not the attitude of the prospect.
— W. Clement Stone
The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind ahead even more than teamwork.
— Igor Sikorsky
Trust is the lubrication that makes it possible for organizations to work.
— Warren Bennis
You need to be in the position where it is the cost of the fuel that actually matters and not the cost of building the rocket in the first place.
— Elon Musk
If the head man in a company is not working 12 hours a day, doing things, taking risks, but also standing with his people in the trenches at the most difficult of times, then the company loses something.
— Rupert Murdoch
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
Industry is fortune’s right hand, and frugality its left.
— John Ray
There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!
— Coco Chanel
We don’t have a monopoly. We have market share. There’s a difference.
— Steve Ballmer
The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers.
— Edgar Fiedler
I don’t create companies for the sake of creating companies, but to get things done.
— Elon Musk
No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.
— Niccolo Machiavelli
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
— Abraham Lincoln
Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn’t always have to be their top priority.
— William Arthur Ward
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.
— Napoleon Hill
A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
— Henry Ford
Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.
— Walter Scott
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
— W. Clement Stone
The buck stops with the guy who signs the checks.
— Rupert Murdoch
All lasting business is built on friendship.
— Alfred A. Montapert
Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.
— Peter Drucker
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
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.
— Jennifer Aniston
I buy when other people are selling.
— J. Paul Getty
Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.
— Peter Drucker
A bankruptcy judge can fix your balance sheet, but he cannot fix your company.
— Gordon Bethune
Family farms and small businesses are the backbone of our communities.
— Tom Allen
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
Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while.
— Jack Welch
Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.
— Stanislaw Lem
Markets change, tastes change, so the companies and the individuals who choose to compete in those markets must change.
— An Wang
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.
— Robert Browning
Our favorite holding period is forever.
— Warren Buffett
No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.
— Andrew Carnegie
It’s not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts.
— Will Rogers
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
Business can be a source of progressive change.
— Jerry Greenfield
If it doesn’t sell, it isn’t creative.
— David Ogilvy
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.
— Stephen Covey
The opportunity is often lost by deliberating.
— Publilius Syrus
Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.
— Don Marquis
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
— John Cleese
A consultant is someone who saves his client almost enough to pay his fee.
— Arnold H. Glasow
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
Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can’t miss.
— Lee Iacocca
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 characteristic of great innovators and great companies is they see a space that others do not. They don’t just listen to what people tell them; they actually invent something new, something that you didn’t know you needed, but the moment you see it, you say, ‘I must have it.’
— Eric Schmidt
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
One’s mind has a way of making itself up in the background, and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do.
— A. C. Benson
Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.
— Winston Churchill
Inside every working anarchy, there’s an Old Boy Network.
— Mitch Kapor
Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense. This makes you look smart.
— Scott Adams
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.
— Winston Churchill
Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.
— Evan Esar
If being the biggest company was a guarantee of success, we’d all be using IBM computers and driving GM cars.
— James Surowiecki
I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill.
— Edward Appleton
An economist’s guess is liable to be as good as anybody else’s.
— Will Rogers
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
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
An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission.
— Fred Allen
For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.
— Charles Baudelaire
The incestuous relationship between government and big business thrives in the dark.
— Jack Anderson
I don’t think meals have any business being deductible. I’m for separation of calories and corporations.
— Ralph Nader
An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission.
— Fred Allen
Spend a lot of time talking to customers face to face. You’d be amazed how many companies don’t listen to their customers.
— Ross Perot
Employees make the best dates. You don’t have to pick them up and they’re always tax-deductible.
— Andy Warhol
No partnership between two independent companies, no matter how well run, can match the speed, effectiveness, responsiveness and efficiency of a solely owned company.
— Edward Whitacre, Jr.
I never trust an executive who tends to pass the buck. Nor would I want to deal with him as a customer or a supplier.
— James Cash Penney
A company is only as good as the people it keeps.
— Mary Kay Ash
One of the challenges in networking is everybody thinks it’s making cold calls to strangers. Actually, it’s the people who already have strong trust relationships with you, who know you’re dedicated, smart, a team player, who can help you.
— Reid Hoffman
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
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
When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were – to the very last minute – a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
— Dwight D. Eisenhower
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
Exchange ideas frequently.
— James Cash Penney
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.
— Isaac Asimov
What we actually learn, from any given set of circumstances, determines whether we become increasingly powerless or more powerful.
— Blaine Lee
In business or in life, don’t follow the wagon tracks too closely.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
I’ve never felt like I was in the cookie business. I’ve always been in a feel good feeling business. My job is to sell joy. My job is to sell happiness. My job is to sell an experience.
— Debbi Fields
Disneyland is a work of love. We didn’t go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.
— Walt Disney
If you can build a business up big enough, it’s respectable.
— Will Rogers
Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets.
— Henry Ford
There was a point in the late ’90s where all the graduating M.B.A.’s wanted to start companies in Silicon Valley, and for the most part they were not actually qualified to do it.
— Marc Andreessen
If you fire people, you fire customers.
— Ferdinand Piech
One’s mind has a way of making itself up in the background, and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do.
— A. C. Benson
If you have one good idea, people will lend you twenty.
— Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth.
— John Greenleaf Whittier
Only a monopolist could study a business and ruin it by giving away products.
— Scott McNealy
The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out, starting with himself.
— Blaine Lee
A manager doesn’t hear the cheers.
— Alvin Dark
Inside every working anarchy, there’s an Old Boy Network.
— Mitch Kapor
What we’ve gone through in the last several years has caused some people to question ‘Can we trust Microsoft?’
— Steve Ballmer
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.
— Evan Esar
Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
— Henry Ward Beecher
I’m not a driven businessman, but a driven artist. I never think about money. Beautiful things make money.
— John Dalberg-Acton
Go to your business, pleasure, whilst I go to my pleasure, business.
— William Wycherley
My father told me, never have partners.
— Howard Hughes
Never argue with a profit.
— Jeff Rich
A group or an artist shouldn’t get his money until his boss gets his.
— Bobby Darin
Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness.
— Stanislaw Lem
Our new attitude is how can we put you in front of our customer.
— Terry Semel
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.
— Richard Nelson Bolles
When did it become a problem to be a small businessman and become successful? The small businessman – like my father, or like me?
— Glenn Beck
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
We need to become good citizens in the global village, instead of competing. What are we competing for – to drive more cars, eat more steaks? That will destroy the world.
— Yuan T. Lee
Business is in itself a power.
— Garet Garrett
Your mission is to find a product or service that can positively impact the lives of 1 billion people because that’s the game we’re playing today.
— Peter Diamandis
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
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
In the US, there is basically one party – the business party. It has two factions, called Democrats and Republicans, which are somewhat different but carry out variations on the same policies. By and large, I am opposed to those policies. As is most of the population.
— Noam Chomsky
You can’t be successful in business without taking risks. It’s really that simple.
— Adena Friedman
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
Politics is show business for ugly people.
— Paul Begala
What other people think of you is none of your business.
— Regina Brett
Constantine ‘Costa’ Gratsos had made his fortune as a lifelong associate of shipping icon Aristotle Onassis. He took a liking to me, became my first mentor, and showed me how to swim in the deep, dangerous waters of business.
— Dan Pena
There is always space for improvement, no matter how long you’ve been in the business.
— Oscar De La Hoya
Your customers are the lifeblood of your business. Their needs and wants impact every aspect of your business, from product development to content marketing to sales to customer service.
— John Rampton
A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.
— Michael LeBoeuf
Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other.
— Bill Gates
Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people. — Steve Jobs
Business is war. I go out there, I want to kill the competitors. I want to make their lives miserable. I want to steal their market share. I want them to fear me and I want everyone on my team thinking we’re going to win. — Kevin O’Leary
Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand. — Thomas Carlyle
My philosophy is it’s none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am, and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier. — Anthony Hopkins
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. — F. Scott Fitzgerald
The gig economy is empowerment. This new business paradigm empowers individuals to better shape their own destiny and leverage their existing assets to their benefit. — John McAfee
What other people think of me is none of my business. — Gary Oldman
Do what’s best for you, and do it to the best of your ability – go after your goals like nobody’s business. — Michael Oher
Having haters is just a part of the business, and the more haters you have, the more people like you – that’s how I view it, because I try to see the positive in things. — Nick Jonas
No one on his deathbed ever said, I wish I had spent more time on my business. — Paul Tsongas
To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business and your business in your heart. — Thomas J. Watson
I am not yet ready to be Tsar. I know nothing of the business of ruling. — Nicholas II of Russia
The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your relationships. The quality of your business is no different. — Harvey Mackay
All things being equal, people will do business with a friend; all things being unequal, people will still do business with a friend. — Mark McCormack
Information technology is at the core of how you do your business and how your business model itself evolves. — Satya Nadella
The biggest hurdle is rejection. Any business you start, be ready for it. The difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is the successful people do all the things the unsuccessful people don’t want to do. When 10 doors are slammed in your face, go to door number 11 enthusiastically, with a smile on your face. — John Paul DeJoria
You can rule ignorance; you can manipulate the illiterate; you can do whatever you want when a people are uneducated, so that goes in line with corrupt business and corrupt politics. — will.i.am
Overcoming fear is the first step to success for entrepreneurs. The winners all exemplify that, and the hard work and commitment they have shown underlines what is needed to set up a business. — Richard Branson
Don’t ever let your business get ahead of the financial side of your business. Accounting, accounting, accounting. Know your numbers. — Tilman J. Fertitta
In terms of diet, my parents had a restaurant business so I don’t eat any junk food – they taught me to appreciate good food. — Camille Rowe
Government ‘help’ to business is just as disastrous as government persecution… the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off. — Ayn Rand
I am into the candle business, have a home store, The White Window, and interior designing is my primary occupation, though writing now seems to have become better known. — Twinkle Khanna
It’s been a rollercoaster ride. There have been some great moments and some low points… like when I was leaving Stax. That’s when I actually thought of getting out of the business. — William Bell
Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is. Know your business and industry better than anyone else in the world. Love what you do or don’t do it. — Mark Cuban
I may be president of the United States, but my private life is nobody’s damned business. — Chester A. Arthur
I couldn’t sell water in a desert. I have no business acumen. I can tell you why you have no business acumen, and I can tell you why your project may or may not work, but I have no ability to make money. — Richard Quest
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. — Hillary Clinton
Before you can become a millionaire, you must learn to think like one. You must learn how to motivate yourself to counter fear with courage. Making critical decisions about your career, business, investments and other resources conjures up fear, fear that is part of the process of becoming a financial success. — Thomas J. Stanley
I wouldn’t say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one. — Brian Clough
When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact. — Warren Buffett
Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business. — Calvin Coolidge
Money is a strange business. People who haven’t got it aim it strongly. People who have are full of troubles. — Ayrton Senna
It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people’s business. — Dolley Madison
Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man’s starving! — O. Henry
If you’re not learning, then you’re stagnant. If you’re stagnant, then you’re not evolving and the business isn’t progressing. — Seth Rollins
Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it’s business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don’t love what you’re doing and you can’t give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You’ll be an old man before you know it. — Al Lopez
In our business, things look like a failure until they’re not. It’s pretty binary transitions. — Satya Nadella
The goal is not to do business with everybody who needs what you have. The goal is to do business with people who believe what you believe. — Simon Sinek
In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create. — David Ogilvy
I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God’s business. — Michael J. Fox
Although it’s easy to forget sometimes, a share is not a lottery ticket… it’s part-ownership of a business. — Peter Lynch
Business is the salt of life. — Jeff Rich
All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it. — Samuel Butler
If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you. — Zig Ziglar
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow 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. — Thomas Paine
When I hear people debate the ROI of social media? It makes me remember why so many business fail. Most businesses are not playing the marathon. They’re playing the sprint. They’re not worried about lifetime value and retention. They’re worried about short-term goals. — Gary Vaynerchuk
Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion. — Jack Welch
Emotions have no place in business, unless you do business with them. — Friedrich Durrenmatt
There’s no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can’t do any business from there. — Colonel Sanders
I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create. — William Blake
In the military, they give medals for people who are willing to sacrifice themselves so that others may survive. In business, we give bonuses to people who sacrifice others. — Simon Sinek
All the business of war, and indeed all the business of life, is to endeavour to find out what you don’t know by what you do; that’s what I called ‘guess what was at the other side of the hill’. — Duke of Wellington
There is no health without mental health; mental health is too important to be left to the professionals alone, and mental health is everyone’s business. — Vikram Patel
It’s time to fundamentally change the way that we do business in Washington. To help build a new foundation for the 21st century, we need to reform our government so that it is more efficient, more transparent, and more creative. That will demand new thinking and a new sense of responsibility for every dollar that is spent. — Barack Obama
We do not want to live in a theocracy. We should maintain that barrier and government has no business telling someone what they ought to believe or how they should conduct their private lives. — Robert Reich
I think everybody has their own way of looking at their lives as some kind of pilgrimage. Some people will see their role as a pilgrim in terms of setting up a fine family, or establishing a business inheritance. Everyone’s got their own definition. — Eric Clapton
I started with shoes, and with hard work and discipline, the business prospered. — Henry Sy
The business of business is relationships; the business of life is human connection. — Robin S. Sharma
It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises-but only performance is reality. — Harold S. Geneen
I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress. — Mark Zuckerberg
I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress. — Mark Zuckerberg
Jim Newman, the business visionary who created the term ‘comfort zone,’ showed me how to expand my horizons. Thanks to Jim, after I attended one of his PACE Seminars in 1978; I moved out of my comfort zone at Bear Stearns and became a super successful oilman. — Dan Pena
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. — Thomas Sowell
Profitability is coming from productivity, efficiency, management, austerity, and the way to manage the business. — Carlos Slim
Once you engage with the simple enough business of feeding yourself, of soil and water, weather, season and harvest, it becomes personal. It is about you, your family and friends. Food becomes an aspect of those relationships as well as your intimacy with your plot. — Monty Don
A great business at a fair price is superior to a fair business at a great price. — Charlie Munger
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. — Bill Gates
Camping is nature’s way of promoting the motel business. — Dave Barry
Go for a business that any idiot can run – because sooner or later, any idiot probably is going to run it. — Peter Lynch
Trying to do business without advertising is like winking at a pretty girl through a pair of green goggles. You may know what you are doing, but no one else does. — Cyrus McCormick
Team synergy has an extraordinary impact on business results. — Patrick Lencioni
Globalization means that business strategy and business ethics cannot be separated from each other. — Ofra Strauss
Hackers are breaking the systems for profit. Before, it was about intellectual curiosity and pursuit of knowledge and thrill, and now hacking is big business. — Kevin Mitnick
Learning in a face-to-face human community, as humans have evolved to do over hundreds of thousands of years, may always be the ideal – especially in an endeavor that is as relationship-driven as business. — Warren Bennis
When you run a part of the relay and pass on the baton, there is no sense of unfinished business in your mind. There is just the sense of having done your part to the best of your ability. That is it. The hope is to pass on the baton to somebody who will run faster and run a better marathon. — N. R. Narayana Murthy
A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship. — John D. Rockefeller
Your political views should be your political views. I believe in business being non-partisan. — Mark Henry
In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield. — Warren Buffett
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. — Bill Gates
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away. — Ronald Reagan
With success comes responsibility of playing your part, to do what you can to help not only those that helped you get to where you’re at, but the future of who’s going to be playing a part of your business and everything you do in your entire career. — Rob Dyrdek
Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves. — E. Joseph Cossman
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. — Ray Bradbury
It’s important to think good, speak good, and do good. If we want to see positive change in the world, then we need to connect to goodness. I try in everything I do, both in business and philanthropy, to make a positive change and do that by doing good. — Shari Arison
I strongly believe that missionaries make better products. They care more. For a missionary, it’s not just about the business. There has to be a business, and the business has to make sense, but that’s not why you do it. You do it because you have something meaningful that motivates you. — Jeff Bezos
We are involved in a life that passes understanding and our highest business is our daily life. — John Cage
I believe fundamental honesty is the keystone of business. — Harvey S. Firestone
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
Women hold up more than half the sky and represent much of the world’s unrealized potential. They are the educators. They raise the children. They hold families together and increasingly drive economies. They are natural leaders. We need their full engagement… in government, business and civil society. — Ban Ki-moon
We all have a life story and a message that can inspire others to live a better life or run a better business. Why not use that story and message to serve others and grow a real business doing it? — Brendon Burchard
I started the site when I was 19. I didn’t know much about business back then. — Mark Zuckerberg
‘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. — Thomas Paine
When you are just starting out with an online business, there’s a good chance that you’ll be making several mistakes. Because of the mistakes that can be made with starting an online business, many people decide to quit or think that online businesses are just a scam. — Fabrizio Moreira
I have made the tough decisions, always with an eye toward the bottom line. Perhaps it’s time America was run like a business. — Donald Trump
Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation. — Milan Kundera
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. — Mitch Hedberg
It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless. If you are lucky it happens once in a lifetime. — Michael Eisner
Politics is just show business for ugly people. — Jay Leno
There are two ways to extend a business. Take inventory of what you’re good at and extend out from your skills. Or determine what your customers need and work backward, even if it requires learning new skills. Kindle is an example of working backward. — Jeff Bezos
I was raised with a sense of entrepreneurship – my father owned a roofing business, and I grew up with the idea that you never want someone telling you what you can and cannot do. — Anthony Mackie
If you deprive yourself of outsourcing and your competitors do not, you’re putting yourself out of business. — Lee Kuan Yew
My father had his own business, a clothing store, which he inherited from his father. He travelled abroad frequently and was quite extravagant, so we had skiing holidays and summer holidays on the beach. — Britt Ekland
God has blessed me with a wonderful family, a successful business, and outstanding employees. I do not take these blessings lightly. — David Green
The secret to the movie business, or any business, is to get a good education in a subject besides film – whether it’s history, psychology, economics, or architecture – so you have something to make a movie about. All the skill in the world isn’t going to help you unless you have something to say. — George Lucas
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. — Grenville Kleiser
Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people who need strength in numbers. It tells people to go out and stick their noses in other people’s business. — Jesse Ventura
Life labeled me, people gave up on me, and thought that there was no hope, but God takes the people who have been cast aside and look like trash. God’s in the recycling business. He recycles that trash and brings forth treasure. — Paula White
My father runs a restaurant business in Delhi, so if I had chosen to sell kebabs, it would be far easier for me than for anybody else. — Huma Qureshi
I came into this music business at 26 years old. I was a fully developed man at that point. At that age, I didn’t have anything to prove. — Jay-Z
There is a simple rule here, a rule of legislation, a rule of business, a rule of life: beyond a certain point, complexity is fraud. You can apply that rule to left-wing social programs, but you can also apply that rule to credit derivatives, hedge funds, all the rest of it. — P. J. O’Rourke
So much of life is a negotiation – so even if you’re not in business, you have opportunities to practice all around you. — Kevin O’Leary
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
The golden rule for every business man is this: ‘Put yourself in your customer’s place.’ — Orison Swett Marden
There is a quiet about the life of a farmer, and the hope of a serene old age, that no other business or profession can promise. — Robert Green Ingersoll
I have found adventure in flying, in world travel, in business, and even close at hand… Adventure is a state of mind – and spirit. — Jacqueline Cochran
Succeeding in business is not just about making money. — Daniel Snyder
If an actor knows how to milk a cow, I always know it will not be difficult to be in business with him. — Werner Herzog
If someone asks me what cloud computing is, I try not to get bogged down with definitions. I tell them that, simply put, cloud computing is a better way to run your business. — Marc Benioff
Our business is about technology, yes. But it’s also about operations and customer relationships. — Michael Dell
I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century. — Hillary Clinton
There is not a week that goes by that I don’t have a dream that I am back in the business. — Alan Gerry
Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business. — Tom Robbins
The monarchy is foremost a business, and it’s important to them that the British public continue to finance the excessive luxurious lifestyles of the now quite enormous, wasteful and useless ‘royal’ family. I find it very sad. — Morrissey
You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place or worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed – that has nothing to do with the business of the State. — Muhammad Ali Jinnah
In the luxury business, you have to build on heritage. — Bernard Arnault
Commitment, belief and positive attitude are all important if you’re going to be a success, whether you’re in sports, in business or, as in my case, anthropology. — Donald Johanson
War is big business. It’s a lot of money going to and fro, and unfortunately a lot of angst, and a lot of fear, and a lot of doubt. And eventually a lot of wonderful people, like soldiers, like men and women that are out there trying to do the best they can, they come back being wounded on many levels. — Jon Anderson
There will always be a business cycle, and white-collar workers will get hit in the next recession like they always do in recessions. — Robert Reich
Instant, soluble coffee has long been the unspeakable wasteland of the coffee business. Conventional wisdom would be that no premium brand should go near it. But Howard Schultz’s vision from day one has been to bring quality coffee to the mass market. — John Quelch
Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do. Michel de Montaigne
When we talk about ‘smart transportation,’ it is more than moving cargo from A to B. Digitization within transport and logistics means seamless service to our customers, visibility in the supply chain, and driving a more efficient business. — Soren Skou
It is the artist’s business to create sunshine when the sun fails. — Romain Rolland
Design must reflect the practical and aesthetic in business but above all… good design must primarily serve people. — Thomas J. Watson
A man should never neglect his family for business. — Walt Disney
Civilizations are not remembered by their business people, their bankers or lawyers. They’re remembered by the arts. — Eli Broad
If every company becomes a technology company, business models and transitions are going to occur. From a CEO’s perspective, this is going to be the biggest technology transition of all times. — John T. Chambers
Your workforce is your most valuable asset. The knowledge and skills they have represent the fuel that drives the engine of business – and you can leverage that knowledge. — Harvey Mackay
We hire military veterans because they make great employees. They bring proven technical and leadership skills. They understand teamwork, and they’re adaptable. Bottom line, hiring veterans is good for business. — Randall L. Stephenson
I am a U.S. senator from North Carolina. I’m worried about doing the business on the Capitol Hill. I’m not going to get into the parlor games and the political discussions about a separate and co-equal branch. — Thom Tillis
You learn in this business: It you want a friend, get a dog. — Carl Icahn
My fastest time in high school was a 4:29 mile. I think cross-country has something to do with my longevity in my business. When you’re in an eight-mile race, you never give up. — Alice Cooper
My mom worked for Apple, and my dad owned his own business. — Travis Scott
Sustainability has to be a way of life to be a way of business. — Anand Mahindra
On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a computer programmer. But in my heart, I am a gamer. — Satoru Iwata
When work is not going well, it’s useful to remember that our identities stretch beyond what is on the business card, that we were people long before we became workers – and will continue to be human once we have put our tools down forever. — Alain de Botton
No dancer can watch Fred Astaire and not know that we all should have been in another business. — Mikhail Baryshnikov
No business can stay in business without customers. How you treat – or mistreat – them determines how long your doors stay open. — Harvey Mackay
For products with revision possibilities, there is no better source available than a company going out of business! — E. Joseph Cossman
Successful technologies often begin as hobbies. Jacques Cousteau invented scuba diving because he enjoyed exploring caves. The Wright brothers invented flying as a relief from the monotony of their normal business of selling and repairing bicycles. — Freeman Dyson
A healthy society rests on three pillars: business, government and civil society, or non-profits. Each has a distinct and important role to play, and all three need to work together synergistically to create the most value for society. — John Mackey
The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment. — D. H. Lawrence
Be fair in all your dealings, may it be in your family or in your business. At the end of it all, what matters is not how much money you make but how honest you are. — Andrew Gotianun
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. — Zig Ziglar
You gotta have fun. Regardless of how you look at it, we’re playing a game. It’s a business, it’s our job, but I don’t think you can do well unless you’re having fun. — Derek Jeter
Most people are not good people. In business, in art, in almost every ‘world’ I’ve been in, most people I’ve meet are pretty gray to black. It takes practice to be the person who is a source of compassion and honesty. — James Altucher
You create a work of art. You do not know whether it will get public sanction. Sometimes outstanding films do no business, and sometimes films which are not so good work. — Dev Anand
I am a very hands-on person, and I like to be involved in driving my business. — Baba Kalyani
Patience is the most necessary quality for business, many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request. — Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
Today, companies have to radically revolutionize themselves every few years just to stay relevant. That’s because technology and the Internet have transformed the business landscape forever. The fast-paced digital age has accelerated the need for companies to become agile. — Nolan Bushnell
Like the Internet, Bitcoin will change the way people interact and do business around the world. — Erik Voorhees
Our movements and feelings are constantly monitored, because surveillance is the business model of the digital age. — Katharine Viner
My father is a taxi driver, and my mother ran a small business. I hadn’t even met a barrister before I got my first shot at the legal profession. But back then, I was lucky enough to be given a break – I can’t help but wonder if I would be so lucky today. — Robert Rinder
Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you; it will never come. But if you pay not attention to it and go about your business, you’ll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap. — William Bennett
If anything is good for pounding humility into you permanently, it’s the restaurant business. — Anthony Bourdain
Business is all about the customer: what the customer wants and what they get. Generally, every customer wants a product or service that solves their problem, worth their money, and is delivered with amazing customer service. — Fabrizio Moreira
My mother was a housewife. My father worked in the agriculture business, but they were very encouraging about everything. When I said I wanted to do art, they were very supportive. — Giles Deacon
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. — Barack Obama
The good Lord didn’t see fit to put oil and gas only where there are democratically elected regimes friendly to the United States. Occasionally we have to operate in places where, all considered, one would not normally choose to go. But we go where the business is. — Dick Cheney
I was a business major, but the more I played music and the more I got into songwriting, I realized this is what I loved, but I kept asking myself, ‘Is this what I’m supposed to do – move to Nashville?’ — Cole Swindell
First and foremost, I would like to start off by saying that just because my husband is an entertainer, that does not mean that our personal business is for everyone’s entertainment purposes. — Kim Mathers
People are becoming more and more aware of how the dominance of development and business is altering their lives and, in particular, their own heritage. — Robert Redford
My dad was a man of integrity who taught me to always do the right thing even when nobody is watching. He ran a trucking company, and watching how he operated his business instilled a drive and work ethic that stuck with me. — Rob Stone
My show ‘The Big House’ was picked up; they flew me to New York. I’m about to step on stage to announce Kevin Hart’s ‘The Big House.’ And a hand grabs my shoulder, ‘Kevin no, they just decided to cancel it.’ It’s a serious smack-in-the-face business, and either you can take it, or you can’t. — Kevin Hart
Getting money is not all a man’s business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life. — Samuel Johnson
Most of the trouble in this world has been caused by folks who can’t mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has. — William S. Burroughs
I’ve got to keep breathing. It’ll be my worst business mistake if I don’t. — Steve Martin
If we all act together – business, governments, NGOs and citizens and, especially, the young – just imagine the good we could create. — Paul Polman
Most entrepreneurs are merely technicians with an entrepreneurial seizure. Most entrepreneurs fail because you are working IN your business rather than ON your business. — Michael Gerber
Longevity in this business is about being able to reinvent yourself or invent the future. — Satya Nadella
It can be easy to become ‘friends’ or ‘connected’ with someone in a digital world, but it requires thought and strategy to convert social media connections into rewarding business relationships. — Lewis Howes
Almost everything worthwhile carries with it some sort of risk, whether it’s starting a new business, whether it’s leaving home, whether it’s getting married, or whether it’s flying in space. — Chris Hadfield
The most important characteristics you need to succeed in business are resilience, determination and persistence. — Karren Brady
Facebook, Google, YouTube, even Snapchat are clamping down on conservatives. It’s the DNC and Big Tech colluding. That is the government colluding with big business. That is not America, that’s not the West – that is Communism, and it’s morally wrong. — Gavin McInnes
The world is full of people who have dreams of playing at Carnegie Hall, of running a marathon, and of owning their own business. The difference between the people who make it across the finish line and everyone else is one simple thing: an action plan. — John Tesh
I don’t join the New Atheists. So, for example, I wouldn’t have the arrogance to lecture some mother who hopes to see her dying child in Heaven – that’s none of my business, ultimately. I won’t lecture her on the philosophy of science. — Noam Chomsky
If I love you, what business is it of yours? — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits. — Robert Louis Stevenson
If there’s one thing that’s certain in business, it’s uncertainty. — Stephen Covey
I come from a family of business people, but I had the idea I wanted to become an artist. — Dick Bruna
The industrial revolution that defined the first half of the 20 century marked the start of modern business, typified by high-volume, large-scale organizations. Mechanization created a culture of business derived from the capabilities and needs of the time. — Steven Sinofsky
Business is a battlefield. You need to be able to go to battle with your team members. Like the military. Know them, trust them, and know who you’re working with. — Pamela Meyer
There is no substitute for accurate knowledge. Know yourself, know your business, know your men. — Lee Iacocca
Most people would assume my business success, and the wealth that comes with it, have brought me happiness. But I know I am successful, wealthy, and connected because I am happy. — Richard Branson
When you are led by values, it doesn’t cost your business, it helps your business. — Jerry Greenfield
There’s no business like show business, but there are several businesses like accounting. — David Letterman
You take care of business on the field; everything will take care of itself off the field. — JuJu Smith-Schuster
The Internet has changed the way we communicate with each other, the way we learn about the world and the way we conduct business. — Ron Wyden
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. — Abraham Lincoln
As Canadians who proudly demand the equal treatment of minorities, religious freedom, gender equality and basic human rights for its citizens – allowing our political leaders to shamefully ignore these values in the name of business abroad, falls short of the high standard we rightfully set for ourselves. — Jagmeet Singh
Really good customer service will deliver sales. You are training salesmen to give the best possible advice and then to achieve the sale. People actually like you to ask for a sale because it shows you value their business. — John Caudwell
In business, the idea of measuring what you are doing, picking the measurements that count like customer satisfaction and performance… you thrive on that. — Bill Gates
There are people with otherwise chaotic and disorganized lives, a certain type of person that’s always found a home in the restaurant business in much the same way that a lot of people find a home in the military. — Anthony Bourdain
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business. — Winston Churchill
When I was building the Vietnam Memorial, I never once asked the veterans what it was like in the war, because from my point of view, you don’t pry into other people’s business. — Maya Lin
Some people get into this business and they’re so afraid to lose anything. They try to protect their position like clinging to a beachhead. These actors end up making really safe choices. I never wanted to go that route. If I go down, I’m going down swinging. — Matt Damon
The beauty of the Internet is there’s a niche market for everything, and if you can focus on it, you can build a sustainable and viable business of it. — Michelle Phan
I’m the best person ever to have a column in this business. There’s never been anybody in my league. — Jimmy Breslin
The ‘boom-bust’ cycle is generated by monetary intervention in the market, specifically bank credit expansion to business. — Murray Rothbard
You know, when I sit in meetings and things are very tense and people take things extremely seriously and they invest a lot of their ego, I sometimes think to myself, ‘Come on, you know, there’s life and there’s death and there is love.’ And all of that ego business is nonsense compared to that. — Christine Lagarde
I think young writers should get other degrees first, social sciences, arts degrees or even business degrees. What you learn is research skills, a necessity because a lot of writing is about trying to find information. — Irvine Welsh
I love making people laugh and feel good, and that’s awesome and special for me to be able to do that, but there really is nothing like kicking ass whether it’s on a major scale, or whether it’s in more of a dramatic fashion. Being physical and taking care of business the old-fashioned way is something that I love doing. — Dwayne Johnson
The Value Proposition Canvas functions like a plug-in to the Business Model Canvas and zooms into the value proposition and customer segment to describe the interactions between customers and product more explicitly and in more detail. — Steve Blank
Advertising is the ability to sense, interpret… to put the very heart throbs of a business into type, paper and ink. — Leo Burnett
We have this culture of financialization. People think they need to make money with their savings rather with their own business. So you end up with dentists who are more traders than dentists. A dentist should drill teeth and use whatever he does in the stock market for entertainment. — Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Business is usually a team sport. There isn’t one great person sitting there directing things. You can’t run an effective business like that. — Stephen A. Schwarzman
A strategy is something like, an innovative new product; globalization, taking your products around the world; be the low-cost producer. A strategy is something you can touch; you can motivate people with; be number one and number two in every business. You can energize people around the message. — Jack Welch
When I started my airline business, I didn’t know everything, right? If I start up a newspaper tomorrow, I might get ripped off by journalists. You’d be naive to think you know everything from day one. — Tony Fernandes
Engaging in social business is beneficial to a company because it leverages on business competencies to address social issues, involves one-time investment with sustainable results, and produces other positive effects such as employee motivation and improved organizational culture. — Muhammad Yunus
I don’t want to get myself in trouble – and I don’t think I’m super important or anything – but I think it’s so funny that when you look at the business and the way that people make decisions in their lives, whether they’re in art or music or they’re in industry, they forget that being unique is the answer. Justin Vernon
It is awfully important to know what is and what is not your business. — Gertrude Stein
When a team takes ownership of its problems, the problem gets solved. It is true on the battlefield, it is true in business, and it is true in life. — Jocko Willink
My business is to prevent the future. — Ray Bradbury
The trouble with movies as a business is that it’s an art, and the trouble with movies as art is that it’s a business. — Charlton Heston
No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or ‘get rich’ in business by being a conformist. — J. Paul Getty
The reason why it is so difficult for existing firms to capitalize on disruptive innovations is that their processes and their business model that make them good at the existing business actually make them bad at competing for the disruption. — Clayton M. Christensen
Intuition is the key to everything, in painting, filmmaking, business – everything. I think you could have an intellectual ability, but if you can sharpen your intuition, which they say is emotion and intellect joining together, then a knowingness occurs. — David Lynch
Hartford had the Mark Twain Masquers, which was fantastic. They had been in business I don’t know how many years. They knew how to build sets and sell tickets and put on a play. My day started at night. When I left the office, that’s when my day began. — Peter Falk
A disruptive innovation is a technologically simple innovation in the form of a product, service, or business model that takes root in a tier of the market that is unattractive to the established leaders in an industry. — Clayton M. Christensen
Being tall is an advantage, especially in business. People will always remember you. And if you’re in a crowd, you’ll always have some clean air to breathe. — Julia Child
If you want to be a singer, you’ve got to concentrate on it twenty-four hours a day. You can’t be a well driller, too. You’ve got to concentrate on the business of entertaining and writing songs. Always think different from the next person. Don’t ever do a song as you heard somebody else do it. — Otis Redding
Positive thinking is the key to success in business, education, pro football, anything that you can mention. I go out there thinking that I’m going to complete every pass. — Ron Jaworski
There is no greater feeling in business than building a product which impacts people’s lives in a profound way. When we look around at the thousands of people who have attended Summit gatherings, it makes us smile to see the new friendships, business partnerships and philanthropic initiatives that each event produces. — Elliott Bisnow
The saying in business is that, ‘You hire for skills and you fire for behavior.’ And one would argue that in order to move up in career, to be promoted, to take on additional responsibility, in many ways that’s linked more to the attitudes and behaviors that you carry rather than what you know technically about a given subject. — Gerald Chertavian
Good design is good business. — Thomas J. Watson
My philosophy is: It’s none of my business what people say of me and think of me. — Anthony Hopkins
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. — Tiger Woods
Profit is not the legitimate purpose of business. The legitimate purpose of business is to provide a product or service that people need and do it so well that it’s profitable. — James Rouse
Politics is a messy business, but campaigning prepares you for governing. It prepares you to get hit, stand strong, and, if necessary, hit back. — James Carville
I think the path is different for everybody. Go after the doors that are open to you. That has always been my motto getting into the music business. Do the things that seem to be good opportunities and work hard at it. Try to make good decisions and be nice. Hopefully all of that will pay off at some point. — Chris Stapleton
Your mindset matters. It affects everything – from the business and investment decisions you make, to the way you raise your children, to your stress levels and overall well-being. — Peter Diamandis
Banking is a very treacherous business because you don’t realize it is risky until it is too late. It is like calm waters that deliver huge storms. — Nassim Nicholas Taleb
A business like acting is 90% luck. You can be a star one minute and out of work the next. — Amber Tamblyn
Dishonesty in government is the business of every citizen. It is not enough to do your own job. There’s no particular virtue in that. Democracy isn’t a gift. It’s a responsibility. — Dalton Trumbo
Networking has been cited as the number one unwritten rule of success in business. Who you know really impacts what you know. — Sallie Krawcheck
I have always said that everyone is in sales. Maybe you don’t hold the title of salesperson, but if the business you are in requires you to deal with people, you, my friend, are in sales. — Zig Ziglar
The fact is that one of the earliest lessons I learned in business was that balance sheets and income statements are fiction, cash flow is reality. — Chris Chocola
We need business to understand its social responsibility, that the main task and objective for a business is not to generate extra income and to become rich and transfer the money abroad, but to look and evaluate what a businessman has done for the country, for the people, on whose account he or she has become so rich. — Vladimir Putin
The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions. — John Hancock
Four or five frigates will do the business without any military force. — Lord North
Before WeWork, I had a baby clothing company. When I started out, I had no real contacts in the garment business and no mentor to guide me on how things worked. I just had an idea to put pads on the baby clothes on to protect the baby’s knees. — Adam Neumann
Businesses who are members of Businesses for Social Responsibility or the Social Venture Network are internalizing costs on a voluntary basis and therefore raising their costs of doing business, but their competitors are not required to. — Paul Hawken
Creativity is an import-export business. — Ethan Zuckerman
I do not love to be printed on every occasion, much less to be dunned and teased by foreigners about mathematical things or to be thought by our own people to be trifling away my time about them when I should be about the king’s business. — Isaac Newton
Unless you can fake sincerity, you’ll get nowhere in this business. — Roger Stone
Comparing the Trump administration to the Nazis may be a stretch, but many business leaders are concerned that stirring up deep-seated racial and nationalist animosities could be destabilizing, leading to riots, property damage and widespread civil unrest reminiscent of the late 1960s. — James B. Stewart
If you want to be more productive, then start at the start: get there on time. Whether it is a meeting, a flight, an appointment or a date, it’s important to ensure you are there when you say you will be there. This may feel like an old-fashioned tip to give, but it has served me well for five decades in business. — Richard Branson
A large social-media presence is important because it’s one of the last ways to conduct cost-effective marketing. Everything else involves buying eyeballs and ears. Social media enables a small business to earn eyeballs and ears. — Guy Kawasaki
Donald Trump is an archetypal grifter. Using the presidency to promote your golf courses, hotels, and real estate business is grifting. So is getting people to pay a premium for buildings with your name in big, gold letters. Licensing your name is what every grifter dreams about. — Jacob Weisberg
There is no greater country on Earth for entrepreneurship than America. In every category, from the high-tech world of Silicon Valley, where I live, to University R&D labs, to countless Main Street small business owners, Americans are taking risks, embracing new ideas and – most importantly – creating jobs. — Eric Ries
The known is finite, the unknown infinite; intellectually we stand on an islet in the midst of an illimitable ocean of inexplicability. Our business in every generation is to reclaim a little more land, to add something to the extent and the solidity of our possessions. — Thomas Huxley
It’s not just Bin Laden or just those that are involved in the counterterrorism effort. We’ve gotta cast the net broader than that. But I think it’s a – very special tribute that we all owe to the bravery and courage of the men and women in the intelligence and military business who performed so well to finally get it done. — Dick Cheney
Every orchid or rose or lizard or snake is the work of a dedicated and skilled breeder. There are thousands of people, amateurs and professionals, who devote their lives to this business. Now imagine what will happen when the tools of genetic engineering become accessible to these people. — Freeman Dyson
Our core values and business ethics will always be paramount in all that we do, and we are always looking to do the right thing and settle claims fairly and accurately. — Tricia Griffith
I’m quite stubborn, and it’s hard for me to let people in – whether that’s literally, musically, or with business and work. — Rex Orange County
There is an immutable conflict at work in life and in business, a constant battle between peace and chaos. Neither can be mastered, but both can be influenced. How you go about that is the key to success. — Phil Knight
I get a lot of fan mail addressed to Bilbo and sometimes Sir Bilbo – it’s hardly ever addressed to Ian Holm, in fact. My business manager drafts the replies, and then I pop in to the office and sign them, ‘Bilbo!’ — Ian Holm
I don’t believe in funerals. I believe in celebrating life, and showing people, while they’re alive, how much I care about them. And I don’t believe in this business of burial. I’m an organ donor. Whether its my skin or my eyeballs, use whatever bits are intact and put the rest in the garbage. — Carmen Dell’Orefice
The breakthrough innovations come when the tension is greatest and the resources are most limited. That’s when people are actually a lot more open to rethinking the fundamental way they do business. — Clayton M. Christensen
CIOs have earned a strategic seat at the table, but now they’ve got to hold that seat – and the only way they can do that is to converse in the language of business value and business benefits and business outcomes that all align perfectly with the strategic agenda of the company. — Mark V. Hurd
The best in business have boundless curiosity and open minds. — Robin S. Sharma
If we get our self-esteem from superficial places, from our popularity, appearance, business success, financial situation, health, any of these, we will be disappointed, because no one can guarantee that we’ll have them tomorrow. — Kathy Ireland
My best advice to actors is if you love acting, do it every chance you get. Success does not mean success. All that matters is whether or not you’re doing your best to entertain. The way this business works is all about luck and timing. — Matthew Gray Gubler
We need to revise our economic thinking to give full value to our natural resources. This revised economics will stabilize both the theory and the practice of free-market capitalism. It will provide business and public policy with a powerful new tool for economic development, profitability, and the promotion of the public good. — Paul Hawken
The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business. — Aaron Burr
I wouldn’t wish any specific thing for any specific person – it’s none of my business. But the idea that a four-year degree is the only path to worthwhile knowledge is insane. It’s insane. — Mike Rowe
Five days a week, I read my goals before I go to sleep and when I wake up. There are 10 goals around health, family and business with expiration dates, and I update them every six months. — Daymond John
I am a graduate in business management with specialisation in finance, and I love accounts! — Tena Desae
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. — Ron Paul
Finding good partners is the key to success in anything: in business, in marriage and, especially, in investing. — Robert Kiyosaki
I have always recognized that the object of business is to make money in an honorable manner. I have endeavored to remember that the object of life is to do good. — Peter Cooper
In most every business, you learn by doing. The apprenticeship model is much more effective than the classroom for cultivating entrepreneurs. — Andrew Yang
I think high turnover is definitively the investor’s enemy, so you don’t want to bring a high-turnover philosophy to this business. You want to have a long-term philosophy. — John C. Bogle
Anyone who’s in the magazine business thinks about advertisers when they write about something. And anyone who says they don’t is a liar. — John F. Kennedy Jr.
Science is so incremental and so full of setbacks and small steps forward. In order to really thrive in this business, you have to be able to glean as much joy from the failure days and from the small increments as you do from the breakthroughs. — Hope Jahren
Our philosophy is that we want to be an ecosystem. Our philosophy is to empower others to sell, empower others to service, making sure the other people are more powerful than us. With our technology, our innovation, our partners – 10 million small business sellers – they can compete with Microsoft and IBM. — Jack Ma
You can’t take anything personally in this business. Follow your dreams, but there is a lot of criticism. You have to brush it off. Everybody is looking for something different. — Kendall Jenner
As far as this business of solitary confinement goes, the most important thing for survival is communication with someone, even if it’s only a wave or a wink, a tap on the wall, or to have a guy put his thumb up. It makes all the difference. — John McCain
My dad is very successful in his business. He’s always been big in having hobbies and having little ways to get away. He always made time for hunting and fishing. He always encouraged me to do it. — Luke Bryan
I may be kindly, I am ordinarily gentle, but in my line of business I am obliged to will terribly what I will at all. — Catherine the Great
For the first time we’re allowing developers who don’t work at Facebook to develop applications just as if they were. That’s a big deal because it means that all developers have a new way of doing business if they choose to take advantage of it. There are whole companies that are forming whose only product is a Facebook Platform application. — Mark Zuckerberg
I studied business in the U.S. and later worked in Dubai. — Dulquer Salmaan
I know I’m very lucky. A lot of it is quite normal, scooting around the supermarket with a shopping trolley and things like that. With one parent being a prince and the other being an amazing sort of… business woman. — Princess Beatrice of York
To some extent, we’ve always had an admiration for extroversion in our culture. But the extrovert ideal really came to play at the turn of the 20th century when we had the rise of big business. — Susan Cain
The keystone of successful business is cooperation. Friction retards progress. — James Cash Penney
If you’re running a business for the long term, the last thing you should be doing is borrowing money to buy back stock. — Stanley Druckenmiller
There’s no point in starting a business unless you’re going to make a dramatic difference to other people’s lives. So if you’ve got an idea that’s gonna make a big difference to other people’s lives, then just get on and do it. — Richard Branson
Peace in the world is everybody’s business, no matter where you live or what you do. — Betty Williams
Punctuality is the soul of business. — Thomas Chandler Haliburton
I am the CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) of Marathon Agency, a new venture with my business partner Steve Carless. It’s a management, branding, marketing, and business strategy. I’m in charge of marketing and branding clients like Nick Cannon, Nicki Minaj, and more. — Karen Civil
The actual business of writing dialogue is not thought of as a craft. — David Hare
There’s no control in life, is there? There’s only one who’s in control, and He’ll take me when He wants me. I don’t want to know about it. It’s none of my business. But when it happens, I just ask that it won’t be painful and that He forgives me my sins. — Chris Farley
The vast majority of small business owners want nothing to do with figuring out a website. They are neck-deep in their business trying to keep it going. — Andrew Yang
Debt is a trap, especially student debt, which is enormous, far larger than credit card debt. It’s a trap for the rest of your life because the laws are designed so that you can’t get out of it. If a business, say, gets in too much debt, it can declare bankruptcy, but individuals can almost never be relieved of student debt through bankruptcy. — Noam Chomsky
As you grow in this business, you learn how to do more with less. — Morgan Freeman
Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth. — Virginia Woolf
I believe the returns on investment in the poor are just as exciting as successes achieved in the business arena, and they are even more meaningful! — Bill Gates
Politics is a rough and tumble business, and yet there seems to be an effort by the commentariat to sanitise American politics to some type of high-level Victorian debating society. — James Carville
The true measure of the value of any business leader and manager is performance. — Brian Tracy
While we would typically encourage young people to start saving for the future as early as possible, it’s unlikely that a budding entrepreneur will be able to do so. The entrepreneur will need every bit of capital available for the business, which will likely crowd out personal savings. — John C. Bogle
Let me remind you that credit is the lifeblood of business, the lifeblood of prices and jobs. — Herbert Hoover
The state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation. — Pierre Trudeau
My vision is to build an e-commerce ecosystem that allows consumers and businesses to do all aspects of business online. — Jack Ma
I love to compete. To me, business is the ultimate sport. It’s always on. There is always someone trying to beat me. — Mark Cuban
The bold enterprises are the successful ones. Take counsel of hopes rather than of fears to win in this business. — Rutherford B. Hayes
To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business. — J. Paul Getty
Justice means minding one’s own business and not meddling with other men’s concerns. — Plato
We cannot make events. Our business is wisely to improve them. — Samuel Adams
Americans chose a free enterprise system designed to provide a quality of opportunity, not compel a quality of results. And that is why this is only place in the world where you can open up a business in the spare bedroom of your home. — Marco Rubio
There are people who take rumors and embellish them in a way that can be devastating. And this pollution has to be eradicated by people in our business as best we can. — Bob Woodward
My love life has never been of interest to people. Of course I have a love life; I have a real life outside of show business. — RuPaul
Netflix, Amazon, iTunes – whatever platforms emerge – we are looking at as having the same potential that home video had for the movie business. Which means there are entirely new opportunities to monetize our capital investment in content and do so in ways that work for distributors, for consumers and for creators. — Bob Iger
We’ve got to start making people realise that it’s a proud thing to run a business, to export your goods around the country. — Karren Brady
In many spheres of human endeavor, from science to business to education to economic policy, good decisions depend on good measurement. — Ben Bernanke
Comcast rents modems directly to consumers, thereby competing directly with companies like Zoom. It has every reason to make Zoom modems more expensive or even to drive companies like Zoom out of business. — Bernie Sanders
While academic abilities remain integral, it is the work ethics that form the soul of the business. — Jamshyd Godrej
The main business of a lawyer is to take the romance, the mystery, the irony, the ambiguity out of everything he touches. — Antonin Scalia
In the real estate business you learn more about people, and you learn more about community issues, you learn more about life, you learn more about the impact of government, probably than any other profession that I know of. — Johnny Isakson
We’ve never had nannies. We’ve had great grandparents, great support from family, and the kids have been on every set: they’ve seen me play Gollum, King Kong, Captain Haddock, the lot. They totally get it, and they want to go into the business. Ruby, my daughter, is very keen to become an actress. — Andy Serkis
Free Trade puts consumers at the centre of economic activity. It lowers the cost of imports, which gives people the opportunity to buy more with the same amount of money: domestic producers have to compete with the lowest global costs or invest in new business. — Jacob Rees-Mogg
I am one of those artists who knows where their money is. I pay my bills; I take care of my mama. I handle my business. I am a businessman. I go to meetings and take care of things, so it’s a lot more than just partying and turning up. — Juicy J
Winning is an amazing feeling. You don’t get that in business; you don’t get that in many things. — Tony Fernandes
Business reporting is not dealing with objects, it is dealing with relationships between objects. — Hasso Plattner
I don’t care what straight people do, I don’t care what gay people do. I don’t care what nobody do. That’s they business. I just care about what I do. You know what I’m saying? — ASAP Rocky
People want to start their own business or become financially independent. But you don’t end up a successful entrepreneur unless you find a way to love the risk, the uncertainty, the repeated failures, and working insane hours on something you have no idea whether will be successful or not. — Mark Manson
Football teaches you hard work. It takes a lot of unspectacular preparation to have spectacular results in both business and football. — Roger Staubach
I started studying business and finance in Edinburgh as a backup plan. I was still making music many hours a day, and when I was at university, the electronic music boom started really taking off globally. — Kygo
It is none of anyone’s business how I make my films or my creative partnerships. — Ram Gopal Varma
I’ve always wanted to be in the health and wellness business. I try to encourage people to live a healthy lifestyle. — Mark Wahlberg
Empathy is one of our greatest tools of business that is most underused. — Daniel Lubetzky
I don’t think that writing talent has much to do with where one went to school, or the number of degrees on one’s business card, but I do get a bit bristly at the implication that romance authors couldn’t possibly be smart enough to get into an Ivy League school. — Julia Quinn
I grew up in a family business… that really has provided the core of my belief in American small business, and in America’s ability to grow and operate important businesses that can compete and be successful. — Karen Mills
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. — Walt Whitman
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. — Paul Ryan
Our internal racism is still alive. We are still putting each other down and making jokes about each other because of the color of our skin. With women particularly, it’s difficult because the beauty business says, ‘If you don’t look a certain way, God made a mistake.’ — Bill Duke
By reading, you learn through others’ experiences, generally, a better way to do business, especially in our line of work where the consequences of incompetence are so final for young men. — Jim Mattis
Stack the cards in your favour, and in a casino, you’ll get arrested and put in prison, but in business and in life, it’s the right thing to do. — Theo Paphitis
That space between the white lines, that’s my office. That’s where I conduct my business. — Early Wynn
You shouldn’t be in the music business if you’re posing. — Rod Stewart
We expect all our businesses to have a positive impact on our top and bottom lines. Profitability is very important to us or we wouldn’t be in this business. — Jeff Bezos
And I’m not apolitical – I’m very specific in my politics. But a lot of the time it’s nobody’s business unless you’re over at my house having dinner. — Tom Hanks
Being in the consumer business helps us groom talent in areas like marketing, finance and logistics. We can benchmark our outsourcing business to our consumer business and its best practices. — Azim Premji
Always believe what you see – with your own eyes, that is. Always believe what you see. That’s the best way to go about this business. I’ve heard a lot of things about a lot of people, and it was never true. — R. Kelly
I think everybody has their own way of looking at their lives as some kind of pilgrimage. Some people will see their role as a pilgrim in terms of setting up a fine family, or establishing a business inheritance. Everyone’s got their own definition. Mine, I suppose, is to know myself. — Eric Clapton
In both business and personal life, I’ve always found that travel inspires me more than anything else I do. Evidence of the languages, cultures, scenery, food, and design sensibilities that I discover all over the world can be found in every piece of my jewelry. — Ivanka Trump
From my very first day as an entrepreneur, I’ve felt the only mission worth pursuing in business is to make people’s lives better. — Richard Branson
My business partner gave me a drone, a small helicopter you pilot with an iPhone, and also it has a camera so you can see what it sees on the iPhone. Great fun. I fly it outside in Portugal. It’s wonderful to oversee gardens. — Christian Louboutin
Not since the steam engine has any invention disrupted business models like the Internet. Whole industries including music distribution, yellow-pages directories, landline telephones, and fax machines have been radically reordered by the digital revolution. — John Sununu
I suppose that by being absent from the music business, it appeared that I just dropped out, but really I never did. I was continuously working and doing various things. — Cat Stevens
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. — Ross Perot
My happiness is not dictated on this business. Once I realized that, everything kind of changed. — Selena Gomez
If you are in this business long enough, you hear about a thousand things that are going to kill you. Open source? Yeah, we are not dead yet. Cloud? That’s not new; it’s a new name. — Safra A. Catz
I’m called away by particular business – but I leave my character behind me. — Richard Brinsley Sheridan
In business for yourself, not by yourself. — William James
You have to imagine a world in which there’s this abundance of data, with all of these connected devices generating tons and tons of data. And you’re able to reason over the data with new computer science and make your product and service better. What does your business look like then? That’s the question every CEO should be asking. — Michael Dell
Sometimes, idealistic people are put off the whole business of networking as something tainted by flattery and the pursuit of selfish advantage. But virtue in obscurity is rewarded only in Heaven. To succeed in this world you have to be known to people. — Sonia Sotomayor
It’s safe to say headphones is a good business. — DJ Khaled
The most important lesson I’ve learned in this business is how to say no. I have said no to a lot of temptations, and I am glad I did. — Penelope Cruz
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. Barry White
There is a great deal of advertising that is much better than the product. When that happens, all that the good advertising will do is put you out of business faster. — Jerry Della Femina
We have teams of people working on electric cars. So you never know – you may find Virgin competing with the Tesla in the car business as we do in the space business. — Richard Branson
The more you drive positive change, the more enhanced your business model. — Anand Mahindra
Jerry Ormand was already a legendary Texas oilman when I met him. Yet he took the time to introduce me to the fine points of the oil business and how to survive and prosper amid the chaos of a rough-and-tumble industry. — Dan Pena
In business, we say that people overestimate what you can do in a year and underestimate what you can do in a decade. This is true in philanthropy as well. — Marc Benioff
If I have cash and I can’t figure a way to put it into real estate or my business, I hold it in gold and silver. — Robert Kiyosaki
Work/life benefits allow companies meaningful ways for responding to their employees’ needs; they can be a powerful tool for transforming a workforce and driving a business’ success. — Anne M. Mulcahy
Regardless of age, regardless of position, regardless of the business we happen to be in, all of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me, Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You. — Tom Peters
Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without a passion, without business, without entertainment, without care. — Blaise Pascal
When sustainability is viewed as being a matter of survival for your business, I believe you can create massive change. — Cameron Sinclair
We all have a choice. We can create transformational action that will safeguard the living conditions for future generations. Or we can continue with our business as usual and fail. — Greta Thunburg
Nowadays, with the state of the music business, for any artist, whether you’re up-and-coming or you’ve been in it for awhile, you have to explore different revenues and different ways of expressing yourself. — Mary J. Blige
It’s none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way. — Ernest Hemingway
For capitalism, war and peace are business and nothing but business. — Karl Liebknecht
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. — Steve Jobs
Small business is the backbone of our economy. I’m for big business, too. But small business is where the jobs are generated. — Michele Bachmann
In every business, in every industry, management does matter. — Michael Eisner
When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary. — Ezra Pound
An important priority for me is a business must get their own house in order. Be or become an agent of positive change in your own enterprise and adopt responsible practices to eliminate the risks that often lie at the root of inequality and poverty. — Richard Branson
The seminal elements of what makes a story great – challenge, struggle, resolution – are the same whether we’re talking about story content for a movie such as ‘Rain Man,’ or telling a purposeful story to forge new business relationships or conclude a fruitful transaction, such as acquiring an NBA franchise. — Peter Guber
I’ve got the best shoe guy in the business. — Nate Robinson
Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even, the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying. — J. Paul Getty
For my money, Tony Bennett is the best singer in the business. He excites me when I watch him. He moves me. He’s the singer who gets across what the composer has in mind, and probably a little more. — Frank Sinatra
I was not very keen on joining the family business… there were 14 family members working together, and it worried me that I would not have enough individuality. — Uday Kotak
My husband changed jobs so fast that I simply never knew what business he was in. — Rose Kennedy
No business can succeed in any great degree without being properly organized. — James Cash Penney
Contrary to popular opinion, the hustle is not a new dance step – it is an old business procedure. — Fran Lebowitz
For organisations, flexibility is a must to cope with fluctuations in demand and remain competitive, and people must be able to develop adaptable attitudes to quickly embrace evolving business conditions, new business opportunities, and shifting strategies. — Alain Dehaze
The Obama administration made it illegal for me to loan any money to anyone in the military. I have one compliance guy just for a pawn shop. It’s everything from Homeland Security, FBI, the local police department, IRS – all these regulations I have to keep an eye on constantly, and it’s just overwhelming for a small business. — Rick Harrison
The concept of ‘diversity’ was this big moral ‘should.’ And now with the success of shows like ‘Fresh Off the Boat,’ ‘Empire,’ ‘Blackish,’ and ‘Jane the Virgin,’ it’s become this big business ‘must,’ which is so great. — Ali Wong
The world moves fast. Business moves fast. Digital media moves extremely fast. It is far too easy to allow ourselves to be constantly blown from one trend to the next. — Shawn Amos
If the gay community thinks you’re doing a good job, you’re in. I don’t think anything gets done in this business without the gay community – at least not anything good. — Max Greenfield
The more diverse a research group or a business, the more robust it is, the more flexible it is, and the better it succeeds. — Jocelyn Bell Burnell
In this business, if you’re a success, there’s some folks who actually worship you. I have been to some places where it’s impossible to walk across the stage without having the major portion of my outfit torn off for souvenirs. — Hank Williams
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. — William Wordsworth
There is something sinister, something quite biographical about what I do – but that part is for me. It’s my personal business. I think there is a lot of romance, melancholy. There’s a sadness to it, but there’s romance in sadness. I suppose I am a very melancholy person. — Alexander McQueen
The whole point of being in this business and being blessed and being successful is that you’re able to do things for your friends or your family, which means that they can have something special in their lives, too. — Elton John
Despite their good intentions, today’s businesses are missing an opportunity to integrate social responsibility and day-to-day business objectives – to do good and make money simultaneously. — Cindy Gallop
Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does. — Jane Austen
Most executives, many scientists, and almost all business school graduates believe that if you analyze data, this will give you new ideas. Unfortunately, this belief is totally wrong. The mind can only see what it is prepared to see. — Edward de Bono
If a business does well, the stock eventually follows. — Warren Buffett
Well, we’re about 24 million subscribers today, and that’s up from about 15 million a year ago, so it’s a very high rate of growth, and that’s what’s exciting about the business – more and more people are getting smart TVs, they’re watching Netflix on their iPads. — Reed Hastings
The genomics revolution, proteomics, metabolomics, all of these ‘omics’ that sound so terrific on grants and on business plans. What we’re doing is we are seizing control of our evolutionary future. I mean we’re essentially using technology to just jam evolution into fast-forward. — Gregory Stock
‘Handsome’ means many things to many people. If people consider me handsome, I feel flattered – and have my parents to thank for it. Realistically, it doesn’t hurt to be good-looking, especially in this business. — Richard Chamberlain
It’s the way the business works, you’re not just an actor, you’re a diplomat and a publicist and a politician, and there are certain expectations. — Wentworth Miller
In business it’s about people. It’s about relationships. — Kathy Ireland
A passionate belief in your business and personal objectives can make all the difference between success and failure. If you aren’t proud of what you’re doing, why should anybody else be? — Richard Branson
In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product, and profits. — Lee Iacocca
I am a child but I have to think and act like a woman, this business forces you to. — Rihanna
Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things. — Robert Louis Stevenson
Many years ago, when I was born in the ’50s – ’50s and ’60s didn’t belong to girls in India. They belonged to boys. They belonged to boys who would join business and inherit business from parents, and girls would be dolled up to get married. — Kiran Bedi
I know that everyone wants to know about ‘Downton Abbey,’ but the truth is that it was only a few days out of my life. Still, you play a distinctive part on a hit series, and everyone suddenly knows who you are. Isn’t it crazy how this business works? — Theo James
Joy is the serious business of Heaven. — C. S. Lewis
The success combination in business is: Do what you do better… and: do more of what you do. — David Joseph Schwartz
A business woman needs a successful mix of design and practicality. — Donatella Versace
Empathy is the bridge to understand those who you may be lucky to one day lead, and it is – in my opinion – the most under-appreciated human skill in business. — Andy Dunn
The prison-industrial complex and the military-industrial complex are here with us and are multi-billion dollar enterprises. We can make more money off the kid in Compton if he’s a criminal instead of a scholar. It’s business. — Henry Rollins
If the First Amendment means anything, it means that a state has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his house, what books he may read or what films he may watch. — Thurgood Marshall
The sex element is the most important in the business. You must sell sex. — Bobby Darin
The best way to look at any business is from the standpoint of the clients. — Jamie Dimon
Every business and every product has risks. You can’t get around it. — Lee Iacocca
John McCain knows as well as anyone that Sarah Palin has no business being anywhere near the Oval Office. I’m sorry, it’s got nothing to do with the fact that she wears skirts – she’s grossly unqualified. — Ron Reagan
I was initially recruited while I was in business school back in the late sixties by the National Security Agency, the nation’s largest and least understood spy organization; but ultimately I worked for private corporations. — John Perkins
The concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has long been used as an effective lens through which to examine the actions business can take toward ensuring mutual long-term well-being and sustainability. — Klaus Schwab
That I would rather be in another business where a bad cold wouldn’t put me out of work. — Merv Griffin
The government has no business telling an individual what kind of light bulb to buy. — Michele Bachmann
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. — Lord Byron
My candle-making business gives me decent money. — Dimple Kapadia
If you’re a single man and you happen to be in this business, you’re deemed a player. But I don’t see myself as a ladies’ man. — Bradley Cooper
Driving a tractor never appealed to me. But I never wanted to go into business. Had I not accidentally fallen into acting, I would probably have gone home from college and farmed. — Michael Beck
Every successful business professional I know is constantly learning, reading, growing in their field. Rachel Hollis
Your billion-dollar ideas don’t show up in the middle of dramatic distraction. They show up when you have the business and personal discipline to make space for your creative mind to flourish. — Robin S. Sharma
When the music business failed to embrace the Internet, I thought it was game, set and match for the industry, and I quit. — Tony Fernandes
It is indeed true that the stock market can forecast the business cycle. — Paul Samuelson
Even before my parents died, I felt all the responsibility to my family. I don’t know why. In any business, any relationship, if something goes wrong, I feel I am to blame. It’s something inside me. — Mikhail Prokhorov
Just like any business is a living, breathing thing, an entrepreneur has to be able to adapt over time. — Robert Herjavec
Nobody has a crystal ball, and part of evolving a business plan is to say, ‘I might have said we’re going left, but I see the opportunity and we’re going right.’ — Ryan Kavanaugh
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’m not in the movie business anymore, and hardly any 70 year olds are. I always ask the producers: ‘Are there no 70-year old vampires?’ Apparently there are not – or even zombies for that matter. I guess they all get eaten. — Brian Dennehy
Today it is not big business that we have to fear. It is big government. — Wendell Phillips
I’m trying to build a strong business. I want to create new stars, new shows and new products for my audience and create a legacy that outlives me. There are so many other ways I want to reach women besides doing a talk show. — Tyra Banks
It is not impossible to succeed as a social democracy, where business and free enterprise thrive, and not abandon the disenfranchised, poor, sick, and elderly. — Richard Belzer
I’ve had those periods in my career when I was sitting around waiting for a phone call and had an agent who was doing the same thing rather than going out there to shake the bushes looking for a job for me. It’s a frustrating game, that’s the downside of this business – the rejection. — Sam Elliott
I became a general contractor in my early 20s. I have been in the business for over 35 years. — Gary Miller
Effective philanthropy requires a lot of time and creativity – the same kind of focus and skills that building a business requires. — Bill Gates
I think if you look at people, whether in business or government, who haven’t had any moral compass, who’ve just changed to say whatever they thought the popular thing was, in the end they’re losers. — Michael Bloomberg
Tearing apart a community, a business, and a family will make America worse off, every time. — Pete Buttigieg
I reject the cynical view that politics is a dirty business. — Richard M. Nixon
If you can’t turn yourself into your customer, you probably shouldn’t be in the ad writing business at all. — Leo Burnett
‘In Search of Excellence’ – even the title – is a reminder that business isn’t dry, dreary, boring, or by the numbers. Life at work can be cool – and work that’s cool isn’t confined to Tiger Woods, Yo-Yo Ma, or Tom Hanks. It’s available to all of us and any of us. — Tom Peters
Building a mission and building a business go hand in hand. The primary thing that excites me is the mission. But we have always had a healthy understanding that we need to do both. — Mark Zuckerberg
Atlanta is the number one place to live. You live better, you eat better, the rides are better, vehicles is better deals. It’s better people. More mean people, but at my level you want it to be about business, so it’s perfect for me. — Young Thug
Being a fan of the business for years and wanting to be an actor for years, I knew, if ever the opportunity came for me, I would already know what to expect. I know what comes along with it. The best thing I can do is take it all in and go with the flow. — Quinton Aaron
A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large. — Henry Ford
What helps people, helps business. — Leo Burnett
Most people in business and within their personal lives move towards complexity. More To Dos. More projects. More products. More meetings. More possessions. More goals. The best – I suggest to you – move in the opposite direction. — Robin S. Sharma
American business has just forgotten the importance of selling. — Barry Goldwater
Revenue cures everything in the business world. — Jon Taffer
I want to invest and have my own record label and artists. I want to have a business where my kids, kids, kids will still have something going on long after I’m gone. — Chingy
It’s funny; it’s a real balancing act. In TV, everybody’s talking about authenticity. In order to make ‘Dirty Jobs’ authentic, I really can’t be overly informed. The minute I am, I become a host… It’s a very tricky business paying a tribute to work, because TV is very bad at it. — Mike Rowe
The Golden Rule finds no limit of application in business. — James Cash Penney
I’m not in the business of warning people. — John Bercow
I did not go into the film business to be symbolized as someone else’s vision of me. — Sidney Poitier
Having George W. Bush giving a lecture on business ethics is like having a leper give you a facial, it just doesn’t work! — Robin Williams
The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you. — Charles Dickens
The building up of a new, far-reaching system of inspection on the question of equal pay, with power to investigate every business in the United States, administered by a colossal new government agency with vast enforcement powers, would not be helpful to women, as far as I can see. Alice Paul
You may earn whatever money you earn as a cricketer, but you want to play for your country. At the end of the day, you want to do something special. There are plenty of people who earn 50 crores or 100 crores as businessmen or big professionals or who are really doing well in business. But what gives pleasure to your mom and dad is the fame. — MS Dhoni
When you’re eight years old nothing is your business. — Lenny Bruce
To scale your business, you need to delegate responsibilities to others and establish a strong company culture. — Huda Kattan
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. — Zig Ziglar
The whole business of getting famous was good fun, but it was a long time ago. — Julian Clary
I never called my work an ‘art’. It’s part of show business, the business of building entertainment. — Walt Disney
Pure art is a noble pursuit. Applied art is a business. That’s one reason design firms have been so eager of late to add consulting and manufacturing to their core aesthetic competencies. — Tahl Raz
Building a successful business requires a combination of human capital, financial resources, market opportunity, persistence, community support, and even luck. — Andrew Yang
Like leaders in many walks of life, my business has been to serve with, and for, others. — Stanley A. McChrystal
I have used the laws of this country just like the greatest people that you read about every day in business have used the laws of this country, the chapter laws, to do a great job for my company, for myself, for my employees, for my family, et cetera. — Donald Trump
I’m in the acting business. That’s the ego business. — Betty White
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
The sidekick business has been good to me. — Sean Astin
Everybody’s business is nobody’s business, and nobody’s business is my business. — Clara Barton
That’s the way this business works: if your movies do well at the box office, you will be offered more movies. It doesn’t matter if you’re a nice guy or you’re a prick. If your movies do well, there’s a job waiting for you in Hollywood. It’s not any more complicated than that. — Matt Damon
I have had the privilege of working with the best in the business, from photographers to designers to magazines. There’s not much more to ask for but I’m still looking forward to one day working with photographers Mert and Marcus, Tim Walker and Nick Knight. — Chanel Iman
To me, business isn’t about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It’s about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials. — Richard Branson
If you break 100, watch your golf. If you break 80, watch your business. — Joey Adams
I always wanted to be a zookeeper when I was growing up, and I’ve wound up a zookeeper! I’ve been working with the Los Angeles Zoo for 45 years! I’m the luckiest old broad on two feet because my life is divided absolutely in half – half animals and half show business. You can’t ask for better than two things you love the most. — Betty White
I heard someone from the music business saying they are no longer looking for talent, they want people with a certain look and a willingness to cooperate. — Joni Mitchell
I like to read first thing in the morning. I’m addicted to the Kindle. I read a lot of business books, because I feel like I should figure out how to be a real businessman before someone figures out that I’m not one. I really enjoy reading classics as well, which I try to work in once every two months. — Matt Mullenweg
I don’t think that faith, whatever you’re being faithful about, really can be scientifically explained. And I don’t want to explain this whole life business through truth, science. There’s so much mystery. There’s so much awe. — Jane Goodall
We don’t seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business? — Will Rogers
Then l learned to play guitar and l started writing songs and my mother formed for me a publishing business, so we started publishing and managing artists. — Tommy Rettig
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
The one great principle of English law is to make business for itself. — Charles Dickens
Our focused customers are small business and young people. We did a great job in China. How can we help those young people in India, in Pakistan, in Africa. If they can use in the same ways. — Jack Ma
I like the city. I like the concrete. I like big business. I like being a CEO of my own company and having a lot of responsibilities. At the same time, when I can go off with a backpack or off on a surfboard or even off on a run somewhere in the woods – that’s where I’m really happy. — Matthew McConaughey
Stores don’t order merchandise unless they think they can sell it right away. Manufacturers and builders don’t produce unless they have buyers lined up. My business contacts describe this as a paradigm shift and they believe it’s permanent. — Janet Yellen
The sooner you accept the fact that you will have both successes and failures, the easier it will be to get your business and personal life headed in the right direction. — Harvey Mackay
I have long understood that losing always comes with the territory when you wander into the gambling business, just as getting crippled for life is an acceptable risk in the linebacker business. They both are extremely violent sports, and pain is part of the bargain. Buy the ticket, take the ride. — Hunter S. Thompson
I promise you… nobody cares about your business except for you. Nobody. — Arvind Gupta
The only way to eliminate any government choice on what art is worthwhile, what art isn’t worthwhile, is to get the government totally out of the business of funding. — Antonin Scalia
I’m not really into the business of giving out tips, but if you are not using an all-encompassing software to integrate and sync your schedule, then you might be losing time. Most of these are free, and they can allow you to keep track of everything in one place and then access that from your computer, phone, or tablet. — Michael Gerber
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. — Elvis Presley
I want to be remembered as the football player I was. The private person is nobody’s business. — Zlatan Ibrahimovic
The owners don’t win by having a lockout. Shutting down your business is not good for anybody and it’s certainly not good for the players, it’s certainly not good for the fans. And that’s most important to us. — Roger Goodell
I am a full-time mom; that is my first job. The most important job ever. I started my business when he started school. When he is in school, I do my meetings, my sketches, and everything else. I cook him breakfast. Bring him to school. Pick him up. Prepare his lunch. I spend the afternoon with him. — Melania Trump
The more I am in a position to be tried in faith with reference to my body, my family, my service for the Lord, my business, etc., the more shall I have opportunity of seeing God’s help and deliverance; and every fresh instance, in which He helps and delivers me, will tend towards the increase of my faith. — George Muller
Philanthropy without scale and sustainability is like any other bad business that will simply wither and die on the vine. — Naveen Jain
What business do we have telling people who to vote for? They probably know more about it than we do. — Stan Laurel
Whether people choose to have same sex relationships or relationships outside the marriage – whatever happens between two consenting adults should be purely their business, not the state’s or the society’s. — Kabir Bedi
My whole life I’ve played music for my own personal enjoyment and the idea of it becoming a machine or a business is just horrible. — Robert Smith
As an entrepreneur, I’ve come across countless articles and quotes proudly telling me that I should accept failure, smile, and keep my head up. In other words, I’ve been told to stay positive. The thing is, when you’re forced to shut down a business and let really awesome people you care about go, staying positive is the last thing on your mind. — John Rampton
Don’t ever break someone’s trust. Once you do, then nobody wants to do business with you. — Robert Budi Hartono
In Hollywood, you can’t say anything bad about anybody or everyone is going to attack you. It’s like you always have to put on a happy face, be the phony baloney, and I’m so not that. I never was that; I’ll never be that. That is part of the business that I don’t like. — Chloe Sevigny
This music business can suck all the love out of you, all the compassion for people – you can start to think you’re better than them. But I want to continue to let people know that I’m no better and no worse, I’m just like you. — Mary J. Blige
There are many different kinds of PCs. You have fixed, virtual, tablets, notebooks, ultrabooks, desktops, workstations. What you find in commercial PCs, business PCs, is that there’s a really long tail of usage on client devices. — Michael Dell
There were six kids in our family, and I grew up fast. I had to do a lot of things on my own. I was a rebellious teenager. That’s why coming into the film business was good for me because it gave me some discipline. Once I became an actor, I had to grow up a little more. — Matt Dillon
Eventually you won’t think of ‘the Internet business.’ You’ll think of it more like news, weather, sports, but even that taxonomy isn’t clear. — Bill Gates
Architecture is not an inspirational business, it’s a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things; that’s all. — Harry Seidler
Duty is the great business of a sea officer; all private considerations must give way to it, however painful it may be. — Horatio Nelson
A successful economic development strategy must focus on improving the skills of the area’s workforce, reducing the cost of doing business and making available the resources business needs to compete and thrive in today’s global economy. — Rod Blagojevich
Bitcoin is coming from a bunch of young computer nerds who saw this thing and thought it was neat. A lot of the early bitcoiners are 19-year-old kids, still living at home with their parents, and they don’t have any business experience. — Roger Ver
You know, in the film making business no one ever gives you anything. — James Cameron
If we would change the basis and align what is taught in school with what is needed with business… that’s where I came up with this idea of ‘new collar.’ Not blue collar or white collar. — Ginni Rometty
Your premium brand had better be delivering something special, or it’s not going to get the business. — Warren Buffett
I like to play cards. I’m not very good, because I don’t want to calculate, I just play by instinct. But I’ve learned a lot of business philosophy by playing poker. — Jack Ma
Sentimentality is probably the biggest enemy for the magazine business. You have to embrace the future. — David Carey
Politeness and civility are the best capital ever invested in business. Large stores, gilt signs, flaming advertisements, will all prove unavailing if you or your employees treat your patrons abruptly. The truth is, the more kind and liberal a man is, the more generous will be the patronage bestowed upon him. — P. T. Barnum
You gotta know that you’re better than anybody, ’cause to me, if you don’t go in like that, you’re gonna lose! They’re gonna punk you out! On any stage, court, business venture, on the anchor desk – whatever. You’ve got to go in believing, ‘I can do this better than anybody.’ — Stuart Scott
Don’t go getting mixed up in the business of your betters, or you’ll land in trouble too big for you. — J. R. R. Tolkien
Throughout my years in business, I discovered something. I would always ask why you do things. The answers that I would invariably get are: ‘Oh, that’s just the way things are done around here.’ Nobody knows why they do what they do. Nobody thinks very deeply about things in business. — Steve Jobs
I want ‘Vogue’ to be pacy, sharp, and sexy – I’m not interested in the super-rich or infinitely leisured. I want our readers to be energetic executive women, with money of their own and a wide range of interests. There is a new kind of woman out there. She’s interested in business and money. — Anna Wintour
The first rule of show business is get off the stage while people still want more. — Terence Winter
I was bullied at school for my red hair; today I still come out fighting hard. I give as good as I get. In business, it’s about finding solutions, not being rolled over. — John Caudwell
I think you’ve got to have your feet planted firmly on the ground, especially in this business, and you must not believe things that are said or written about you, because everything gets out of proportion one way or the other. — Judi Dench
The affairs of life embrace a multitude of interests, and he who reasons in any one of them, without consulting the rest, is a visionary unsuited to control the business of the world. — James Fenimore Cooper
The Army is into every business in this country. Except hairdressing. — Asma Jahangir
My original business plan? To work hard, get 300 clients in the Rochester area, and live happily ever after. — Tom Golisano
Indomitable perseverance in a business, properly understood, always ensures ultimate success. — Cyrus McCormick
Some people want fame, popularity and huge sales. I’ve always hoped to have a really long career. So I’ve tried to make each of my creative decisions and business decisions to allow for longevity. As a side effect I got really famous and really big. I didn’t realize the two could go together. — Jewel
I’ve always felt that sort of in the abstract, open-source is the right thing to do for a lot of the kinds of things that we do. There are a variety of issues that make it a very complex discussion as to whether it actually works as a business. — James Gosling
That’s just what I want to do: Create a path that’s unknown. It’s hard in this business and this world we live in to trail-blaze. To create something different and do your own thing is hard nowadays. That’s what I want to do. I want to take these matches to a whole new level and break that bar. — Roman Reigns
Many people see technology as the problem behind the so-called digital divide. Others see it as the solution. Technology is neither. It must operate in conjunction with business, economic, political and social system. — Carly Fiorina
Pluto’s orbit is so elongated that it crosses the orbit of another planet. Now that’s… you’ve got no business doing that if you want to call yourself a planet. Come on, now! There’s something especially transgressive about that. — Neil deGrasse Tyson
You cannot get into business for the fashion of it. — Azim Premji
If you help a chicken out of an egg, most of the time that bird will die. If you help a moth out of a cocoon, it’ll die because they don’t go through that struggle and maturation. I can give you a fish for the day and you’ll eat a day, but if I teach you to fish, you’ll eat for a lifetime. Maybe even start a business. — Ted Yoho
I do not want to admit to the world that I can be a bad person. It is just that I don’t want anyone to have false expectations. Moviemaking is a harsh, volatile business, and unless you can be ruthless, too, there’s a good chance that you are going to disappear off the scene pretty quickly. — Tom Hanks
I have the right temperament. I have the right leadership. I’ve built an incredible company. I went to a great school. I came out – I built an incredible company. I wrote the number one selling business book of all time: ‘Trump: The Art of the Deal.’ — Donald Trump
Design, in its broadest sense, is the enabler of the digital era – it’s a process that creates order out of chaos, that renders technology usable to business. Design means being good, not just looking good. — Clement Mok
In today’s world, it is no longer unimaginable to think that business can operate – and even thrive – in an environmentally-friendly manner. — Olympia Snowe
I missed so many opportunities along the way to do what I wanted to do because I didn’t have the confidence to tell myself, much less anybody else, ‘Yes, this is the business I wanted to be a part of’. — Regis Philbin
I don’t think you should ever start a business and move in a direction where you can’t see it becoming a business. — Kevin Systrom
You can make a lot of mistakes and still recover if you run an efficient operation. Or you can be brilliant and still go out of business if you’re too inefficient. — Sam Walton
As a small business owner, I’ve had to find ways to keep costs as low as possible while still providing customers with the ability to use their credit cards for payments. Many credit card processing companies are so expensive when it comes to fees that it started to feel like a losing proposition to offer this payment option. — John Rampton
For me, the winning strategy in any start-up business is, ‘Think big but start small.’ — Carmen Busquets
I’m in no hurry to get anywhere. I don’t have any plans. I don’t have a map. If you did in this business, you’d destroy yourself. — Colin Farrell
The great challenge of the 21st century is to provide good standards of living for 7 billion people without depleting the earth’s resources or running up massive levels of public debt. To achieve this, government and business alike will need to find new models of growth that are in both environmental and economic balance. — Paul Polman
There’s nobody in the business strong enough to scare me. — Tupac Shakur
In a way, fraud in business is no different from infidelity in marriage or plagiarism in scholarly work. Even people committed to high moral standards succumb. — Miroslav Volf
The odds of me coming into the rocket business, not knowing anything about rockets, not having ever built anything, I mean, I would have to be insane if I thought the odds were in my favor. — Elon Musk
It’s now clear that from the very moment President Bush took office, Iraq was his highest priority as unfinished business from the first Bush Administration. His agenda was clear: find a rationale to get rid of Saddam. — Edward Kennedy
I’m working at trying to be a Christian, and that’s serious business. It’s like trying to be a good Jew, a good Muslim, a good Buddhist, a good Shintoist, a good Zoroastrian, a good friend, a good lover, a good mother, a good buddy – it’s serious business. — Maya Angelou
In business, if you realize you’ve made a bad decision, you change it. — Richard Branson
I think all women in Hollywood are known as sex symbols. That’s what our purpose is in this business. You’re merchandised, you’re a product. You’re sold and it’s based on sex. But that’s okay. I think women should be empowered by that, not degraded. — Megan Fox
The greatest asset, even in this country, is not oil and gas. It’s integrity. Everyone is searching for it, asking, ‘Who can I do business with that I can trust?’ — George Foreman
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. — Bette Davis
The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business. — — George Bernard Shaw
If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business. Ray Kroc
I tell my employees that we’re in the service business, and it’s incidental that we fly airplanes. — Herb Kelleher
The basic principle which I believe has contributed more than any other to the building of our business as it is today, is the ownership of our company by the people employed in it. — James E. Casey
Stop hoping for a promotion that’s not coming. Instead, start a business at which you want to work. — Sallie Krawcheck
There is a difference between what technology enables and what historical business practices enable. — Bill Gates
As a producer, as a CEO of Hartbeat Productions, I am making deals to put my company in place to win, to put my staff to work so that while all this stuff is going on, they’re in the kitchen cooking. So it’s understanding the longevity of the entertainment business; you get out of it what you put into it. — Kevin Hart
Right now I’m reading every fashion magazine I can find. As a shoe designer, I feel it’s my responsibility to learn as much as I can about the business, past and present. — Fergie
One capability every business is expected to have is the capability to make money. It requires a certain kind of discipline, a certain kind of mindset. — Steve Ballmer
Art is the beautiful way of doing things. Science is the effective way of doing things. Business is the economic way of doing things. — Elbert Hubbard
Kitty Wells was the first and only Queen of Country Music, no matter what they call the rest of us. She was a great inspiration to me as well as every other female singer in the country music business. In addition to being a wonderful asset to country music, she was a wonderful woman. — Dolly Parton
I served in all commissioned ranks from a second Lieutenant to a Major General. And during that time, I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street, and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism. — Smedley Butler
Agriculture is a business that has been up to its bib overalls in politics since the first Thanksgiving dinner kickback to the Indians for subsidizing Pilgrim maize production with fish head fertilizer grants. — P. J. O’Rourke
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. — Jim Valvano
If you develop a dialogue with me and take an interest in me, I’ll want to give you the business. It’s human nature. — Danny Meyer
I wish someone had put a golf club in my hands, not skates on my feet. It is a really great game for business. It’s a great game for making connections. — Condoleezza Rice
My whole business philosophy is based on a risk-reward ratio. But it’s got to stack up. If it doesn’t, don’t do it. You might as well go to a casino. — Theo Paphitis
It’s a real roller-coaster ride if you’re lucky to have longevity in this business – you have to be able to ride those waves. — Jennifer Lopez
I used to be focused on being the dopest rapper in the game, and then once that became what I was, I wanted something different, and I wanted to become the best businessman in the game. I wanted to learn how to master the business like I mastered the rap. — Snoop Dogg
There are always going to be people who are experts in security or end-user devices or collaboration or databases. That’s not going to go away. But what’s the reason all of these professions come together? To help the business transform itself. — Satya Nadella
Victory is a fleeting thing in the gambling business. Today’s winners are tomorrow’s blinking toads, dumb beasts with no hope. — Hunter S. Thompson
A shady business never yields a sunny life. — B. C. Forbes
I can’t control what’s fair and unfair. I can’t control the nature of the business or the nature of society or the nature of the world, but what I can control is how I choose to see the world and what I choose to put back into it. — Aisha Tyler
In this business you have to develop a thick skin, but I’m always going to feel everything. It’s my nature. — Taylor Swift
It is not the crook in modern business that we fear, but the honest man who doesn’t know what he is doing. — Owen D. Young
I think you live and learn each year, whether you’re a head coach, coordinator, or business manager. You learn different things that work and different things that don’t. — Will Muschamp
One thing is certain in business. You and everyone around you will make mistakes. — Richard Branson
I want to own an NFL franchise. I understand the business of football. — Jon Bon Jovi
One of the most important tasks as a leader in a startup is to pick the right metric to track. This is often referred to as the ‘compass metric’ because it will be your compass for growth. It’s important to note that ‘compass metrics’ will likely change over the lifetime of a business. — Tobias Lutke
Selling the commodity of humans has to be the biggest business out there, as it is the most lucrative. I cannot go to sleep at night, unless I know that I am using all of my platforms to fight human trafficking. — Jeannie Mai
My dad has been a big influence on me, because he’s always had his own business. He really taught me business sense and how to be a focused individual, but also how to have fun and make everyone around you have fun. — Wiz Khalifa
It’s true that many of the leaders who started at non-elite colleges as undergrads later attended prominent graduate schools in law, business, medicine, and so on. But the point is that they found their own way there – as young men and women in their early 20s, not teenagers pressed into action by parents and peers. — Nina Easton
The evolving social and digital media platforms and highly innovative and relevant payment capabilities are causing seismic changes in consumer behavior and creating equally disruptive opportunities for business. — Howard Schultz
Because of who I am, when I sit at a poker table, I meet people who engage me in conversation, not only about poker, but also about the movie business and about the world of celebrities. — James Woods
The rules of friendship are tacit, unconscious; they are not rational. In business, though, you have to think rationally. — Steven Pinker
Interior design is a business of trust. — Venus Williams
It was never in my dreams to make my personal life anybody else’s business. — Ethan Hawke
Giving someone a one-time stimulus check, or a one-time tax cut that expires doesn’t allow the predictability that business needs. — Rand Paul
I believe that I have been basically anarchistic, anti-religion and anti-industry and business. In other words, anti-bureaucracy. I would like to see people behave well without having to have priests stand by, politicians stand by, or people collecting bills. — B. F. Skinner
Every breakthrough business idea begins with solving a common problem. The bigger the problem, the bigger the opportunity. I discovered a big one when I took apart an IBM PC. I made two interesting discoveries: The components were all manufactured by other companies, and the system that retailed for $3,000 cost about $600 in parts. — Michael Dell
Passion gets an entrepreneur through the startup days and the enormous efforts it takes to build a business. — Peter Diamandis
You know, there’s a big lie in this business. The lie is that it’s okay to go out in flames. But that doesn’t do anybody much good. I may be wrong, but I think Hendrix was trying to come around. — Stevie Ray Vaughan
Some people confuse confidence with arrogance. There’s no doubt in the business world there are a few big egos and I think arrogance can get in the way. But if you have the confidence to go to your higher superior and say this is wrong, it can make a difference. — Ben Fogle
I was a fairly good amateur musician, and I was an average professional. But the one thing I saw was that the big band business was fading. — Alan Greenspan
If you run a business, if you are responsible for a lot of people, you come to grips with the reality that you have to have discipline. You have to protect the enterprise in order to take care of the employees. So, therefore, you can’t be wasteful. You can’t squander things, or you jeopardize other people. — Steve Wynn
The way the business things work in Russia is you have to meet people, you have to go through a certain amount of etiquette and business things are done just simply by a shake of the hand and whether they like you or not. — Marc Almond
Diversity is not just the right thing to do but right for business. — Punit Renjen
Well, I think that there’s a very thin dividing line between success and failure. And I think if you start a business without financial backing, you’re likely to go the wrong side of that dividing line. — Richard Branson
If we take care of the business and keep our eye on the goal line, the stock price will take care of itself. — James Sinegal
I like to believe that I got my business knowledge from my dad. He was able to see trends a long way off. And my mom is very good with people and emotional. — John T. Chambers
Our relationships with people are formed by small moments – and relationships are crucial in business. — Tom Rath
It’s good to stand for something, to believe in something and base your business on values. — Jerry Greenfield
As a result of the digital age and the decline of first-class mail, there is no question that the Postal Service must change and develop a new business model. — Bernie Sanders
Hospitality is central to the restaurant business, yet it’s a hard idea to define precisely. Mostly, it involves being nice to people and making them feel welcome. You notice it when it’s there, and you particularly notice it when it isn’t. A single significant lapse in this area can be your dominant impression of an entire meal. — John Lanchester
I started out in this business in rock and roll bands and stumbled into drag. Drag just happened to be my vehicle for my creativity. So, you know, it’s afforded me the opportunity to create new shows, to make music. — RuPaul
Texas has no income tax, which is a big draw for corporate executives who do business there. But it’s hardly tax-free. The property taxes are high for a Southern state. The sales taxes are high. One study found that the bottom 20 percent of the Texas population pays 12 percent of its income in state and local taxes. — Gail Collins
It’s obviously unfair to paint with a broad brush here, but the germ of an idea for a breakthrough in technology doesn’t come out of a business school curriculum. It comes out of a laboratory or a math lecture or a physics tutorial. — Michael Moritz
I went to art school in Chicago for a year at Columbia College. I had this whole master plan of getting into sustainable development and green architecture and construction, so I wanted to go to business school and then get my masters in construction and development. — Nico Tortorella
We are all in the business of sales. Teachers sell students on learning, parents sell their children on making good grades and behaving, and traditional salesmen sell their products. — Dave Ramsey
Business chief executive officers and their boards succumb to the pressures of the financial markets and their fears of takeovers and pour out their energies to produce quarterly earnings – at the expense of building their companies for the long term. — J. Irwin Miller
Start a part-time business and make as many mistakes as you possibly can while you still have your daytime job. — Robert Kiyosaki
No community values entrepreneurship and small business more than the Hispanic community. — Marco Rubio
Business is all about risk taking and managing uncertainties and turbulence. — Gautam Adani
Married couples who work together to build and maintain a business assume broad responsibilities. Not only is their work important to our local and national economies, but their success is central to the well-being of their families. — Melissa Bean
Most men are individuals no longer so far as their business, its activities, or its moralities are concerned. They are not units but fractions. — Charles Dickens
When cattle ranchers clear rain forests to raise beef to sell to fast-food chains that make hamburgers to sell to Americans, who have the highest rate of heart disease in the world (and spend the most money per GNP on health care), we can say easily that business is no longer developing the world. We have become its predator. — Paul Hawken
Part of Customer Development is understanding which customers make sense for your business. — Steve Blank
I had popcorn all over the place, so I decided I might as well be in the Processing Business. — Orville Redenbacher
Honestly, in the music business, it’s all about being cool or being the newest thing or being the ‘It’ person, and I’ve tried really hard to be what is expected of me or what would be advantageous to my career, and I just reached the point where I said, ‘No, I’m an emotional loser. I can’t pretend to not care.’ — Mitski
I’ve been in the business 60 years, and it’s taken me this long to play a scene with a monkey. That’s what happens if you stick around. — Diana Rigg
People who have tried it, tell me that a clear conscience makes you very happy and contented; but a full stomach does the business quite as well, and is cheaper, and more easily obtained. — Jerome K. Jerome
I’ve never been one who enjoys maintaining the status quo. I’m always pushing for new ideas, whether it’s in business or philanthropy. — Eli Broad
The Anarchists set off World War I with a gunshot in Sarajevo – but they faded away. It wasn’t that the police drove them out of business. The ideology had nowhere to go except into permanent negativity. — Pete Hamill
Shops are not a growing business, so it’s a scary place to be. — Galen Weston
Engineering, medicine, business, architecture and painting are concerned not with the necessary but with the contingent – not with how things are but with how they might be – in short, with design. — Herbert A. Simon
Oprah Winfrey is a big role model for me from a business capacity and a creative capacity. She is an incredible interviewer who cultivated a certain style by inserting her own personhood into a show on national television at a time when no one was talking about empowerment, spirituality, or our inner lives. — Ava DuVernay
If you build that foundation, both the moral and the ethical foundation, as well as the business foundation, and the experience foundation, then the building won’t crumble. — Henry Kravis
The fiesta of soccer, a feast for the legs that play and the eyes that watch, is much more than a big business run by overlords from Switzerland. The most popular sport in the world wants to serve the people who embrace it. — Eduardo Galeano
It’s my job as a reporter to not be about the business of making friends or enemies but just be in the tireless pursuit of truth. — Stephen A. Smith
Know the business, learn the business, own something. — Isaac Hayes
The government ought to be in the business of delivering health, education, housing, and basic services to people without a lot of game playing. There ought to be comprehensive childcare, a comprehensive approach to housing, a sane, rational way to finance education. But I also strongly believe in the notion of fundamental individual freedom. — Ron Dellums
I was afraid people wouldn’t take me seriously, or would stop respecting me, if I talked about how bad I was feeling. The only people I talked openly about it with was my business partner, Dave Jilk, and my girlfriend – now wife – Amy Batchelor. They were amazingly supportive, but even then, I was deeply ashamed about my weaknesses. — Brad Feld
When you look at movies, the lead girl is always gorgeous and thin. There is a stereotype that you need to look a certain way and when you get in the business you really feel the pressure. — Margot Robbie
That’s a rule in the business. No tongue. You can’t really get into it, otherwise, it’s weird. I think that particular scene made his (Adam Brody) girlfriend jealous. There were issues. — Rachel Bilson
Back home, I find small towns very peaceful. When my father and uncle were still in the film business, we had a tradition of travelling to the temple town of Srisailam to screen every film before its release. I still go there often. — Prabhas
We have an unwavering commitment to our social responsibility program; it’s good for business, and we know it’s the right thing to do. — Robert J. Fisher
At the end of the day, I am a Marwari. So I will always think of business like a Marwari! — Dinesh Paliwal
When you’re in the music business, everything is very personal, because you are invested in everything; there’s a very deep, personal attachment to your music. — Larry Mullen, Jr.
I think I became an entrepreneur because I have my way of doing business… to do that, you have to have your own company. But if you have your own company, you’re an outsider in the Japanese business world. It’s difficult. But that’s life. — Masayoshi Son
We knew sports was important to us and our family, but there are priorities in life.Obviously, faith is foremost; how we did in school is important. If we didn’t handle that business then there were no privileges. — Stephen Curry
My having HIV has no bearing on my business. — Magic Johnson
A couple of years ago, I bought my own helicopter, a Robinson R44. I use it occasionally to fly myself to sets where I am filming or to business meetings. — David Jason
The comic book world is a tough business. — Shia LaBeouf
I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations. — Madam C. J. Walker
It’s a difficult business, creating a new, alternative civilization. — David Graeber
Yes, we can do business in Nepal and still succeed. That is what I proved. — Binod Chaudhary
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. — Mitt Romney
I had a deal with CNN and had no intention of going back to the music business, but you know, it’s Lynyrd Skynyrd. — Johnny Colt
In this age of communications that span both distance and time, the only tool we have that approximates a ‘whisper’ is encryption. When I cannot whisper in my wife’s ear or the ears of my business partners, and have to communicate electronically, then encryption is our tool to keep our secrets secret. — John McAfee
The music business is not a good place for people who don’t know things. — Mary J. Blige
Hip-hop from the beginning has always been aspirational. It always broke that notion that an artist can’t think about money as well. Just so long as you separate the two and you’re not making music with business in mind. At some point, it has to be real when they touch it, when they listen to it. Something has to resonate with them that’s real. — Jay-Z
No, there is literally nothing on the business side that I wouldn’t sacrifice in a heartbeat to have an extra couple of hours’ writing. — Nothing. J. K. Rowling
I’ve set the model of showing fighters how they should conduct their business. — Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
I believe in incentivizing people. If you can incentivize people in anything, whether it’s in politics; in life; in spirituality; in business; just take care of folks. Incentivize them and all of a sudden it’s amazing the difference that you’ll see. — Zachary Levi
Learn to bet on yourself and have confidence in your own decisions. No one knows your business better than you. — Leah Busque
Business has to stand up on behalf of its employees, on behalf of immigration, on behalf of its customers, and on behalf of supply chain-cum-globalization. — Richard Edelman
There is nothing more requisite in business than despatch. — Joseph Addison
Quality for me is key, and this stands true in every facet of my business from real estate, hotels, and fashion. — Ivanka Trump
If you wanna make money in music, you’re better off being on the business end of it a lot of the time. And also as a musician, if you do make money, it means you had to bite and scratch and kick the whole way to not get ripped off, because at every corner, there’s somebody there waiting to trip you up and take a bigger chunk. — Chris Cornell
When I was young, I watched my mom and dad build everything that matters: a family, a business and a good name. I was raised to believe in hard work, in faith and family. My dad, Ed Pence, was a combat veteran in Korea. — Mike Pence
We love professional wrestling. It started with High Chief Peter Maivia and then Afa and Sika. The teachings that they have. The respect for the business. You protect the business. You go out there and be the best that you can. — Rikishi
In a business, you’ve got to move on. — James Harden
My father lost his business. Our house was locked up, and we had to leave. — Kumar Pallana
While some politicians argue over whether to believe scientists’ almost overwhelming consensus on climate change, the business sector is a believer and is wisely planning ahead. — John Delaney
Most artists, you know, you spend their entire lives learning how to play music and write songs, and they don’t really know how the music business works. — Moby
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. — Taylor Swift
It’s been said that government doesn’t create jobs, business does. For the most part, this is true. But government creates the environment in which businesses can excel and expand. — Christine Gregoire
Shah Rukh Khan’s stardom always inspires me. His sensibilities, way of life and the way he does business, I love him for that. — Badshah
Too many religious organizations are in the business of enforcing beliefs. — Charley Pride
This rise of the new global mega-rich is happening as established institutions are falling. The fall runs the gamut from the music business and traditional media to the Detroit automakers who find themselves obsolete, outmaneuvered, and out-priced by entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, Mumbai, Shanghai, and even Siberia. — Robert Kiyosaki
If I succeed in business but fail as a father, then I’ve failed. — Mark Wahlberg
If you’re watching a film on your television, is it no longer a film because you’re not watching it in a theatre? If you watch a TV show on your iPad, is it no longer a TV show? The device and the length are irrelevant; the labels are useless, except perhaps to agents and managers and lawyers, who use these labels to conduct business deals. — Kevin Spacey
A lot of people who curate in the business, and curate the art, don’t really have good artistic sense. They may know commerce, but they aren’t savvy enough to know how to balance commerce and art, you know? They don’t know how to satisfy both palates. — Q-Tip
The business of fiction is the study of the human condition, and gender is something that many humans are obsessed with, thus making it rather difficult to ignore when studying the human condition! — Charles Stross
That’s what happens in Hollywood. People are like, ‘I want to hate you, because everyone else seems to love you.’ But the reality is this: I’m a simple person who’s not interested in attention and who just wants to go about her business. — Evangeline Lilly
Taking bold action on climate change simply makes good business sense. It’s also the right thing to do for people and the planet. Setting a net-zero GHG emissions target by 2050 will drive innovation, grow jobs, build prosperity, and secure a better world for what will soon be 9 billion people. — Richard Branson
When you’re on-stage, you’re expected to perform in the bar business. You shake hands. You smile. You’re all positive energy: you add to your environment. When you walk in the door to the back of the house, that’s like a stage door. You’re off-stage now. — Jon Taffer
I started out with a carpet-cleaning business. Then I had a lunch wagon business, where you pull up and serve food. Then I had bars and then restaurants. — Mike Lindell
In the back of my mind, I can never forget this could be gone tomorrow – and at this point I think the odds are against me… the chances of succeeding in this business are slim to none; there’s only a handful of people that have long careers. You have to put in the work, you can never be satisfied, never take it for granted. — Zac Efron
When I first came up in the wrestling business, there was a movie called ‘The California Dolls’ about a female tag team – girls who are struggling trying to make it in the wrestling world. I started out in a tag team, and my name was Britani Knight, and my dad named us after The California Dolls. We were called The Norfolk Dolls. — Paige
If you grow up in show business, you look beyond the looking glass. So, all of the surface facades get broken. — RuPaul
The only person I look up to – and not just in show business but also in the world – is a little lady named Judge Judy! Honestly. — RuPaul
I opened Union Square Cafe when I was just 27 years old, and my first hope was simply that it would stay in business. My higher hope was that in its lifetime, it might grow to play an essential role in the lives of its stakeholders. — Danny Meyer
Around 20. I’d been trying to transition from the streets to the music business, but I would make demos and then quit for six months. And I started to realize that I couldn’t be successful until I let the street life go. — Jay-Z
A band is not a democracy: It’s show business. — James McBride
Baseball is a game, yes. It is also a business. But what is most truly is is disguised combat. For all its gentility, its almost leisurely pace, baseball is violence under wraps. — Willie Mays
I support women-run business. — Ad-Rock
Hamdi Ulukaya and Chobani have made the decision to feed 250,000 victims of the Somali famine. Their compassion speaks for itself, and is a shining example of how the business community can have an enormous positive impact on the world. — Amanda Lindhout
I won’t speak for the entertainment industry. I speak for Disney. I’ve seen people in the industry come to work every morning paranoid about what the other person or other company is doing. That means you’re spending time and focus on somebody else’s business instead of your own. — Bob Iger
The whole business is built on ego, vanity, self-satisfaction, and it’s total crap to pretend it’s not. — George Michael
Just really, really believe in what you’re trying to do. Don’t let people alter that. Let people advise you and lead you down paths to make smart business decisions. But trust your instinct and trust that overwhelming drive that made you put all your dreams and everything on the line. — Luke Bryan
I’m very free-spirited and crazy. I love to have fun, and I like doing stupid things. At the same time, I’m like a 35-year-old. I have a house. I have a car. I have a steady job. I have a business, and I have to make serious decisions. — Avril Lavigne
After adding trillions to the debt on big-government policies most Americans didn’t ask for and which we couldn’t afford, Democratic leaders say they need more money, which they intend to take from small business, even though small businesses create the majority of new jobs. — Mitch McConnell
When you are married to a guy who takes chances every day, who loves risk and has great intuition and great business instincts – when you’re married to someone like that who pushes you to dream big, you dream big. — Joanna Gaines
Now, occultism is not like mystic faculty, and it very seldom works in harmony either with business aptitude in the things of ordinary life or with a knowledge of the canons of evidence in its own sphere. — A. E. Waite
Life would certainly be easier if we all came equipped with our own personal FAQ lists. When we meet someone, we could pass them a business card with the list on the back, and then step back and let them read before we tried to talk. — Jeff Lindsay
It’s not hard to get your way when it’s your way or the highway. People either follow suit or they’re not around. I don’t really like the sound of that, ’cause that sounds like a temper tantrum. I’m just very black and white when it comes to my business. There’s really no gray area. — Nicki Minaj
I like to combine the dramatic emotional warmth of strings with the grooves and body business of drums and bass. — David Byrne
I know what’s best for me, after all I have been in the Claudette Colbert business longer than anybody. — Claudette Colbert
My father was an ironworker who eventually co-founded a construction business. My mother, Jeanette, was a stay-at-home mom who had been an operating-room nurse until my older brother, Jimmy, was born. — Susan Lucci
What other people think about me is not my business. — Michael J. Fox
How can you, as a small business owner, figure out what you are and, from there, begin to take action? Simple – you have to understand what part of the job you are doing and, if it isn’t fulfilling the role of the entrepreneur in your business, you must make the decision to take on that role. — Michael Gerber
As much as you need to know your operations, if you don’t understand the finance side and how to do the business, you’re never going to be successful. So you might be the best operator or visionary, but if you don’t understand the finance side… I’m successful because I know the finance side, but I also know operations; it’s not an accident. — Tilman J. Fertitta
The music business is motivated by money. Music is motivated by energy and feelings. — Erykah Badu
The motivation for war is simple. The U.S. government started the war with Iraq in order to make it easy for U.S. corporations to do business in other countries. They intend to use cheap labor in those countries, which will make Americans rich. — Michael Moore
I view real estate as the most intriguing opportunity that I’ve seen in my business lifetime. — Richard Rainwater
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. — John Irving
I started my own little carpet and upholstery cleaning business. I’ve done it for 20 years. I live well. — Tommy Kirk
I believe our philosophy of conscious capitalism will eventually be widely adopted primarily because it is a better way to do business, and it creates more total value in the world for all of its stakeholders. — John Mackey
The No. 1 country in the world to do business in is which one? To locate where you want to create jobs, where you want to have a great market? It’s Canada. Even in Russia, you can build a Silicon Valley outside of Moscow. — John T. Chambers
My first job in the film business was working as a production assistant, and then a production manager on a documentary about Townes Van Zandt. — Jeff Nichols
First and foremost, you have to remember that restaurants are businesses and they have to stay in business. And though everyone thinks they want grass fed beef, most people actually prefer the taste of corn fed – it is less dry, more marbled, and less gamey, not to mention much less expensive than grass fed. — Gail Simmons
Well, you can’t be trying to achieve success of any kind in this business without accepting that there’s going to be a flip side to it. — Jennifer Garner
From the time I was a kid, I was always interested in any and all kinds of new business ideas. — Red McCombs
Donald Trump is a dream for business people like me. I think Trump’s going to make pharma great again. — Martin Shkreli
Giving up your core business in search of a phantom audience is not wise. — Roger Ailes
Entrepreneurship is seen as if you’re in Silicon Valley or New York City and starting an app business or a social-media business, which is cool. But what we really have to focus on is people who make things, and how can we fund them, and how can we encourage people to stay in their community and make a difference in their community. — Hamdi Ulukaya
I was just born into a business family. It is really a destiny. — Teresita Sy-Coson
It’s weird to have people so interested in your personal life. It’s a part of the business that grosses me out. I’m always bummed out for people who just happen to be dating a celebrity, and they’re also famous, and they can’t live their life. — Andy Samberg
I admire the courage and self-reliance it takes to start your own business and make it succeed. — Martha Stewart
Grocery stores can’t afford to pay $80 a square foot. At that rate, we are going out of business. — John Catsimatidis
What we want to do is call attention to the fact that when workers and business work together, when you create a stakeholder model of corporate governance, where you understand that you can do well by your workers, you can do well by your shareholders and you can do well by your customers, that’s how we create a virtuous cycle. — Tom Perez
I have a lot of good role models in my family for things off the court – like my older sister, who’s a lawyer. I don’t like writing papers, but she’s helped me a lot. It’s nice to have an art and business background because they tie together perfectly. — Venus Williams
My whole family’s been in the business. My whole family is crazy. — Blake Lively
Your tenacity is a larger deciding factor in your success than however good or bad an actor you may be. I feel like that’s just something that cannot be overstated enough for people getting into the business. You have to really want it more than anybody else. — Matt Letscher
I’ve never gone to acting school and I never will, so I’m learning about the business from the people who are in the business. It doesn’t seem like I work at all. And the unknown is always exciting. — Jonathan Rhys Meyers
It’s a completely different thing, but there’s so many things I learned from being an athlete that helped me in business. The only risk is not taking the risk. You’ve got to take that step. — Jaycie Phelps
I could have been born into any family. I was fortunate that I was born to an artist as extraordinary as Picasso, and Picasso turned out to be the family business. — Claude Picasso
Gordon Brown is and always will be committed to the interests of big business, so there’s no way I want to be involved in the Labour Party again. — Ken Loach
I wake up every morning and I feel like I’m juggling glass balls. I live in Los Angeles, my business is run out of London, and most evenings I’m cuddled up in front of Skype, in my dressing gown, speaking with my studio in London. I travel a lot, my team travel a lot, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. — Victoria Beckham
When I’ve gone back to work, it’s always with that sense of inevitability. That may be a complete delusion, but it’s the one that I need to get out of bed and go about my business. That sense that I can’t avoid this thing. I better just get on with it. — Daniel Day-Lewis
Mr. Trump had no political or military experience, the traditional routes to high political office. Virtually his only qualification was his business career, and a checkered one at that, considering his own brush with personal bankruptcy. — James B. Stewart
By my count, more business leaders have failed and derailed because of arrogance than any other character flaw. — Harvey Mackay
I am happily married to a wonderful man. He is not in the business. — Erin Moran
We have not had a ton of innovation and marketing in the concert industry, much like the record industry. We have been a fairly old-school business compared to Coca-Cola and the big packaging/marketing companies. — Michael Rapino
The average small-business owner uses 18 apps to run their business every day, and if those applications don’t allow data to flow seamlessly and they don’t integrate, it’s going to become a point of friction. It’s going to prevent the small business from being successful. — Brad D. Smith
Coinbase is ‘the’ brand in the Bitcoin space. Their founder Brian Armstrong was amongst the first good entrepreneurs to emerge in this space. While others championed ideological or underground/illicit interests, Brian saw an opportunity to change the world for the better and build a big business out of it. — Adam Draper
It would surprise you how many government and business leaders with dyslexia. Some people view it as a weakness, and maybe it is. What dyslexia forces you to do, you don’t go A, B, C, D, E… to Z. I can go A, B… Z with speed. — John T. Chambers
The corporate system dictates what gets made, and the movies are so bad because of the economic structure of Hollywood. The big business takeover of Hollywood is at fault rather than American storytellers – it’s what keeps textured movies from getting made. — James Gray
Being a professional musician doesn’t mean you spend 12 hours a day playing music. It means you spend up to 12 hours a day taking care of business, dealing with litigation, with the various characters who’ve stolen your interests, or fending off hostile lawsuits from former members of the band. — Robert Fripp
Tact and diplomacy are fine in international relations, in politics, perhaps even in business; in science only one thing matters, and that is the facts. — Hans Eysenck
I did a business in a box called College Pro Painters. They taught you how to paint houses, how to hire and fire, how to sell, how to deal with customers. You got a one-year franchise. It was the hardest year of my life in terms of hard work. I won manager of the year. It was very successful. — Kimbal Musk
In business, I believe that if you focus only on the journey, you’ll miss the whole point of the enterprise. There has to be a goal, an end game of some kind; otherwise, you’re just spinning your wheels. Yes, the journey is important, but the destination is important, too. — Ivanka Trump
It had more layers than an onion. These writers meant business. There was a level for everybody. Your major could be celestial mechanics, and there’d be celestial-mechanics jokes. — Billy West
I’m in a business that invites narcissism, self-involvement, and egos being blown out of proportion. — Michael Keaton
Spotify appeared nine years after Napster, the pioneering file-sharing service, which unleashed piracy on the record business and began the cataclysm that caused worldwide revenues to decline from a peak of twenty-seven billion dollars in 1999 to fifteen billion in 2013. — John Seabrook
Making movies, even though it’s a business, is also an art, and sometimes you don’t hit the bull’s-eye. — Karyn Kusama
For Christian faith not to be idle in the world, the work of doctors and garbage collectors, business executives and artists, stay-at-home moms or dads and scientists needs to be inserted into God’s story with the world. That story needs to provide the most basic rules by which the game in all these spheres is played. — Miroslav Volf
First, speaking for myself, I don’t want to ever be in a position where I’m telling other directors how to make movies, because I don’t think it’s any of my business. — John Frankenheimer
Successful business leaders who have helped build institutions of lasting value – all are committed to talent and a culture of excellence. This is usually accomplished by the identification, retention, and development of great people. — Bobby Kotick
I’ve always just adored music. It’s my first love, really. I admire and respect people in the music business. You really have to work hard and diligently. Sometimes actors can be lazy and get away with it, but you can’t do that if you’re a musician. — Blythe Danner
Come on, I’m a television star. Nobody on television is curing cancer. I’ve had a great ride, and I’m very honored to have been in this business. I’m happy if I managed to affect people in a positive way. — David Hasselhoff
My plumbing is no one’s business but my own. — Peter O’Toole
I saw how the regulation I called for made things worse, didn’t help consumers and simple competition was better. And I started praising business and occasionally criticizing regulation. — John Stossel
When I fly overseas, I usually fly business class. If not, my knees are going to be at my chin. — John Isner
There was never any danger of Business 2.0 ever going under. — James Daly
Show business is, essentially, a fear-based industry.
— Michael Keaton