Quotes in business

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


Go for a business that any idiot can run - because sooner or later, any idiot probably is going to run it.

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In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.


I won't close down a business of subnormal profitability merely to add a fraction of a point to our corporate returns. I also feel it inappropriate for even an exceptionally profitable company to fund an operation once it appears to have unending losses in prospect. Adam Smith would disagree with my first proposition and Karl Marx would disagree with my second; the middle ground is the only position that leaves me comfortable.


I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.

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The chief business of the American people is business.


Drive thy business or it will drive thee.


Letting your customers set your standards is a dangerous game, because the race to the bottom is pretty easy to win. Setting your own standards--and living up to them--is a better way to profit. Not to mention a better way to make your day worth all the effort you put into it.

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Too many people think only of their own profit. But business opportunity seldom knocks on the door of self-centered people. No customer ever goes to a store merely to please the storekeeper.

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There's no business like show business, but there are several businesses like accounting.