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


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


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


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