Business Quotes

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
– Thomas Paine

A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.
– Amos Bronson Alcott
If you break 100, watch your golf. If you break 80, watch your business.
– Joey Adams
Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.
– Scott Adams
Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense. This makes you look smart.
– Scott Adams
There is nothing more requisite in business than despatch.
– Joseph Addison
Whatever I do, it's my business. It's not my job to parent America.
– Christina Aguilera
An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission.
– Fred Allen
The incestuous relationship between government and big business thrives in the dark.
– Jack Anderson
People are definitely a company's greatest asset. It doesn't make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps.
– Mary Kay Ash
It takes more than capital to swing business. You've got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by - Advertising, Initiative, and Dynamics.
– Isaac Asimov
I don't want to do business with those who don't make a profit, because they can't give the best service.
– Richard Bach
Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and more fit for new projects than for settled business.
– Sir Francis Bacon
We don't have a monopoly. We have market share. There's a difference.
– Steve Ballmer
Kids are great. That's one of the best things about our business, all the kids you get to meet. It's a shame they have to grow up to be regular people and come to the games and call you names.
– Charles Barkley
Big business never pays a nickel in taxes, according to Ralph Nader, who represents a big consumer organization that never pays a nickel in taxes.
– Dave Barry
Christ would be a national advertiser today, I am sure, as He was a great advertiser in His own day. He thought of His life as business.
– Bruce Barton
Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Word of mouth is the best medium of all.
– William Bernbach
Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable.
– Aneurin Bevan