Business Quotes

Creative ideas flourish best in a shop which preserves some spirit of fun. Nobody is in business for fun, but that does not mean there cannot be fun in business.
– Leo Burnett
Most of the trouble in this world has been caused by folks who can't mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has.
– William S. Burroughs
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 Burton
All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.
– Samuel Butler
If we must have a tyrant, let him at least be a gentleman who has been bred to the business, and let us fall by the axe and not by the butcher's cleaver.
– Lord Byron
No dancer can watch Fred Astaire and not know that we all should have been in another business.
– Mikhail Baryshnikov
Handsome means many things to many people. If people consider me handsome, I feel flattered - and have my parents to thank for it. Realistically, it doesn't hurt to be good-looking, especially in this business.
– Richard Chamberlain
The minute you try to talk business with him he takes the attitude that he is a gentleman and a scholar, and the moment you try to approach him on the level of his moral integrity he starts to talk business.
– Raymond Chandler
We have to make America the best place in the world to do business.
– Dick Cheney
In this business it takes time to be really good - and by that time, you're obsolete.
– Cher
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.
– Sir Winston Churchill
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
– John Cleese
I wouldn't say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one.
– Brian Clough
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
– Confucius
Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business.
– Calvin Coolidge
A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships.
– Stephen Covey
In this business, until you're known as a monster you're not a star.
– Bette Davis
Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.
– W. Edwards Deming
I've managed to keep a clear head and remain sane in this business because I remain a kid off-camera.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk; it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine.
– Isak Dinesen