Business Quotes

You read a book from beginning to end. You run a business the opposite way. You start with the end, and then you do everything you must to reach it.

Harold S. Geneen

A business like an automobile, has to be driven, in order to get results

B. C. Forbes

Time is the measure of business.

Francis Bacon, Sr.

A business exists to create a customer

Peter F. Drucker

In business, three things are necessary: knowledge, temper, and time

Owen Felltham

It is difficult, but not impossible, to conduct strictly honest business

Mahatma Gandhi

The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.

Ambrose Bierce

[E]conomic liberty and creative entrepreneurship are the basis of any solution to todays social and economic difficulties. Blaming business, setting wages, and attempting to run the economy by decree from Washington only exacerbates the problems. Consider the minimum wage. It seems so simple: Tell business to pay its workers more. But a hike in the minimum wage is essentially a tax, punishing precisely those companies that hire workers with the least skills.

Doug Bandow

Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even, the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying. J.

Paul Getty

But it is a cold, lifeless business when you go to the shops to buy something, which does not represent your life and talent, but a goldsmith's.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In gardens, beauty is a by-product. The main business is sex and death.

Sam Llewelyn

In war, the stronger overcomes the weaker. In business, the stronger imparts strength to the weaker.

Claude Bastiat

Each hamlet or village or town should be a place, its own place. This is not a matter of fake historicism or artsy-craftsy architecture. It is a matter of respect for things existing, subtle patterns of place woven from vistas and street widths and the siting and color and scale of stores, houses, and trees.... If the countryside is to prosper, it must be different from city or suburb.... The difference is in part the simple business of containing our towns and giving them boundaries.

Robert Riley

Today, we must look to the city of Las Vegas, Nevada as a metaphor of our national character and aspiration, its symbol a thirty-foot high cardboard picture of a slot machine and a chorus girl. For Las Vegas is a city entirely devoted to the idea of entertainment, and as such proclaims the spirit of a culture in which all public discourse increasingly takes the form of entertainment. Our politics, our religion, news, athletics, education and commerce have been transformed into congenial adjuncts of show business, largely without protest or even much popular notice.

NEIL POSTMAN

It is always right to detect a fraud, and to perceive a folly; but it is very often wrong to expose either. A man of business should always have his eyes open, but must often seem to have them shut.

Philip Stanhope
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