Business Quotes

Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.
– Ambrose Bierce
The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
– Ambrose Bierce
A successful economic development strategy must focus on improving the skills of the area's workforce, reducing the cost of doing business and making available the resources business needs to compete and thrive in today's global economy.
– Rod Blagojevich
I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.
– William Blake
Most executives, many scientists, and almost all business school graduates believe that if you analyze data, this will give you new ideas. Unfortunately, this belief is totally wrong. The mind can only see what it is prepared to see.
– Edward de Bono
A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.
– Richard Branson
Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming.
– Richard Branson
I never get the accountants in before I start up a business. It's done on gut feeling, especially if I can see that they are taking the mickey out of the consumer.
– Richard Branson
It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
– Tom Brokaw
I'd still like to see 'Survivor' minus the planned show-biz parts. That would be the purest form of show business - I want to see someone so hungry that they eat somebody else's foot.
– Albert Brooks
In business or in life, don't follow the wagon tracks too closely.
– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
In day-to-day commerce, television is not so much interested in the business of communications as in the business of delivering audiences to advertisers. People are the merchandise, not the shows. The shows are merely the bait.
– Les Brown
Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
– Robert Browning
White shall not neutralize the black, nor good compensate bad in man, absolve him so: life's business being just the terrible choice.
– Robert Browning
If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.
– Warren Buffett
Our favorite holding period is forever.
– Warren Buffett
The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective.
– Warren Buffett
When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact.
– Warren Buffett
Your premium brand had better be delivering something special, or it's not going to get the business.
– Warren Buffett
I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations of those who were much inferior in understanding to the person who took the lead in the business.
– Edmund Burke