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Best Quotes About Business

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A list of the best business quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous business quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic business quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about business?" and "What are inspirational business quotes?"

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    Chris Morris More
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    A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business.

    Henry Ford More
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    A client is to me a mere unit, a factor in a problem.

    Arthur Conan Doyle More
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    A generation which has passed through the shop has absorbed standards and ambitions which are not of those of spaciousness, and cannot get away from them. Everything with them is done as though for sale, and they naturally have in view the greatest possible benefit, profit and that end of the stuff that will make the best show.

    Alexander Herzen More
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    A hard thing about business is minding your own

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    A vacation should be just long enough that you're boss misses you, and not long enough for him to discover how well he can get along without you.

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    Among the worries of today's business executives is the large number of unemployed still on the payroll.

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    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 More
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    Blessed is he who talks in circles, for he shall become a big wheel.

    Frank Dane More
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    Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without.

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    Business has only two functions -- marketing and innovation.

    Peter Drucker More
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    Business is a combination of war and sport.

    André Maurois More
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    Business is like a wheelbarrow--it stands still until someone pushes it.

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    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 More
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    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 More
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    Commerce is so far from being beneficial to arts, or to empire, that it is destructive of both, as all their history shows, for the above reason of individual merit being its great hatred. Empires flourish till they become commercial, and then they are scattered abroad to the four winds.

    William Blake More
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    Compromise is usually bad. It should be a last resort. If two departments or divisions have a problem they can't solve and it comes up to you, listen to both sides and then pick one or the other. This places solid accountability on the winner to make it work. Condition your people to avoid compromise.

    Robert Townsend More
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    Corporation. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.

    Ambrose Bierce More
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    Cut your losses and let your profits run.

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    Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.

    Donald Trump More
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    Don't forget until too late that the business of life is not business, but living.

    B. C. Forbes More
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    Don't open a shop unless you like to smile.

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    Don't steal; thou it never thus compete successfully in business. Cheat.

    Ambrose Bierce More
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    Don't try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. This can't be done, except by liars.

    Bernard Baruch More
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    Drive your business, let not you're business drive you.

    Benjamin Franklin More
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    Every man is a consumer and ought to be a producer.

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    Executives are like joggers. If you stop a jogger, he goes on running on the spot. If you drag an executive away from his business, he goes on running on the spot, pawing the ground, talking business. He never stops hurtling onwards, making decisions and executing them.

    Jean Baudrillard More
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    For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.

    Charles Baudelaire More
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    Formerly when great fortunes were only made in war, war was business; but now when great fortunes are only made by business: Business is war!

    Christian Nevell Bovee More
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    Honor sinks where commerce long prevails.

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    I buy when other people are selling.

    J. Paul Getty More
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    I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night.

    Henry Ford More
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    I think it is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises -- but only performance is reality.

    Harold Geneen More
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    If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.

    Warren Buffett More
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    If a fellow wants to be a nobody in the business world, let him neglect sending the mail man to somebody on his behalf.

    Charles F. Kettering More
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    If each of us hires people smaller than we are, we shall become a company of dwarfs.

    David Ogilvy More
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    If we decide to take this level of business creating ability nationwide, we'll all be plucking chickens for a living.

    Ross Perot More
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    If you can't pay for a thing, don't buy it. If you can't get paid for it, don't sell it. Do this, and you will have calm and drowsy nights, with all of the good business you have now and none of the bad. If you have time, don't wait for time.

    Benjamin Franklin More
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    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?

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    If you don't drive your business you will be driven out of business.

    B. C. Forbes More
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    In business partnerships and marriage partnerships, oh, the cheating that goes on.

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    In business, words are words; explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality.

    Harold Geneen More
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    Industry is the soul of business and the keystone of prosperity.

    Charles Dickens More
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    It doesn't matter to me if a man is from Harvard or Sing Sing. We hire the man, not his history.

    Henry Ford More
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    It is much more difficult to measure non-performance than performance. Performance stands out like a ton of diamonds. Non-performance can almost always be explained away.

    Harold Geneen More
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    It is not the employer who pays wages -- he only handles the money. It is the product who pays the wages.

    Henry Ford More
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    It is the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere.

    Edmund Burke More
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    It is very vulgar to talk about one's business. Only people like stockbrokers do that, and then merely at dinner parties.

    Oscar Wilde More
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    It's better to take over and build upon an existing business than to start a new one.

    Harold Geneen More
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    new! It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.

    Warren Buffett More
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