Business Quotes

If you don't do it with excellence, don't do it at all! Because if it's not excellent, it won't be profitable or fun, and if you're not in business for fun or profit, what the hell are you doing there?

Robert Townsend

A business leader has to keep their organization focused on the mission. That sounds easy, but it can be tremendously challenging in today's competitive and ever-changing business environment. A leader also has to motivate potential partners to join.

Meg Whitman

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

Thomas Carlyle

Anticipate charity by preventing poverty; assist the reduced fellow man, either by a considerable gift or a sum of money or by teaching him a trade or by putting him in the way of business so that he may earn an honest livelihood and not be forced to the dreadful alternative of holding out his hand for charity. This is the highest step and summit of charity's golden ladder.

Maimonides

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

Mohandas K. Gandhi

The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in business. You've got to keep working that talent.

Irving Berlin

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

Abraham Lincoln

Most are engaged in business the greater part of their lives, because the soul abhors a vacuum and they have not discovered any continuous employment for man's nobler faculties

Henry David Thoreau

Show me the business man or institution not guided by sentiment and service; by the idea that "he profits most who serves best" and I will show you a man or an outfit that is dead or dying.

Charles H. Spurgeon

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

In this business it takes time to be really good - and by that time, you're obsolete.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Conducting your business in a socially responsible way is good business. It means that you can attract better employees and that customers will know what you stand for and like you for it.

Derby Brown

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

Henry Ford

Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.

Tom Robbins

The business of government is to keep the government out of business - that is, unless business needs government aid

Will Rogers

More business is lost every year through neglect than through any other cause.

Rose F. Kennedy

Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.

W. Edwards Deming

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

Jane Austen

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

Abraham Lincoln

Remember that life is neither pain nor pleasure; it is serious business, to be entered upon with courage and in a spirit of self-sacrifice.

Alexis De Tocqueville

Diplomacy: The business of handling a porcupine without disturbing the quills.

Unknown

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

Abraham Lincoln 1809

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

Samuel Johnson

The most solid comfort one can fall back upon is the thought that the business of one's life is to help in some small way to reduce the sum of ignorance, degradation and misery on the face of this beautiful earth.

George Eliot
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