Quotes about Business
"The invisible hand of the market always moves faster and better than the heavy hand of government."
"The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out, starting with himself."
"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."
"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."
"The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights."
J. Paul Getty
"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."
"The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows."
"The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell."
"The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them."
"The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green."
"The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind ahead even more than teamwork."
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."
"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."
"There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!"
"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."
"Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed."
"To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less."
"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."
"Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything."
W. Clement Stone
"We don't have a monopoly. We have market share. There's a difference."
"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
"Web users ultimately want to get at data quickly and easily. They don't care as much about attractive sites and pretty design."
"What we actually learn, from any given set of circumstances, determines whether we become increasingly powerless or more powerful."
"What we've gone through in the last several years has caused some people to question 'Can we trust Microsoft?'"
"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
"When did it become a problem to be a small businessman and become successful? The small businessman - like my father, or like me?"
"When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder."
James H. Boren
"Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops."
Thomas J. Watson
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."
"Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority."
William Arthur Ward
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