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Quotations About Business

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Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Virginibus puerisque, 1881

A man of business may talk of philosophy; a man who has none may practice it.
Alexander Pope
Thoughts on Various Subjects, 1727

Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.
Ambrose Bierce
The Devil's Dictionary

Commerce, n. A kind of transaction in which A plunders from B the goods of C, and for compensation B picks the pocket of D of money belonging to E.
Ambrose Bierce
The Cynic's World Book, 1906

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
Bill Gates
Business @ the Speed of Thought

Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing, but nobody else does.
Steuart Henderson Britt

The absolute fundamental aim is to make money out of satisfying customers.
John Egan

Hire character. Train skill.
Peter Schutz

I don't pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages.
Robert Bosch

Professionalism is a frame of mind, not a paycheck.
Cecil Castle

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