Quotes on Business

Quotes on Business

If the government was as afraid of disturbing the consumer as it is of disturbing business, this would be some democracy. Kin Hubbard

All business sagacity reduces itself in the last analysis to a judicious use of sabotage. Thorstein Veblen

It’s not the bulls or the bears you need to avoid — it’s the bum steers. Chuck Hillis

Buy low, sell high, collect early, and pay late. Dick Levin


He who builds a better mousetrap these days runs into material shortages, patent-infringement suits, work stoppages, collusive bidding, discount discrimination and taxes. H. E. Martz


Before you build a better mousetrap, it helps to know if there are any mice out there. Mortimer B. Zuckerman


Xerox: A trademark for a photocopying device that can make rapid reproductions of human error, perfectly. Merle L. Meachan


Money itself doesn’t interest me. But you must make money to go on building the business. Rupert Murdoch


Sometimes I get the feeling that the two biggest problems in America today are making ends meet — and makings meetings end. Robert Orben


I’ve got to keep breathing. It’ll be my worst business mistake if I don’t. Nathan Meyer Rothschild

The salary of the chief executive of the large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself. John Kennth Galbraith


When you are skinning your customers, you should leave some skin on to grow so that you can skin them again. Nikita S. Khrushchev


Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility. Ambrose Bierce

Monopoly is business at the end of its journey. Henry Demarest Lloyd

The human being who would not harm you on an individual, face-to-face basis, who is charitable, civic-minded, loving, and devout, will wound or kill you from behind the corporate veil. Morton Mintz, on the marketing of the Dalkon Shield


The feminist surge will crest when a lady named Arabella, frounces and ruffles and all, can rise to the top of a Fortune 500 corporation. Alma Denney


Two-tier tender offers, Pac-Man and poison-pill defenses, crown-jewel options, greenmail, golden parachutes, self-tenders—all have become part of our everyday business. Felix G. Rohatyn


Television is business, and business is America. Bill Cosby


Business begs. Philanthropy begs. W. E. B. Du Bois


When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses. Shirley Chisholm


I have no friends and no enemies—only competitors. Aristotle Onassis


Under the new industrial competition, there are no frozen niches in frozen markets for which established producers compete like so many successive dictators in a banana republic. Markets and industries are themselves in flux, and to the winners belong not so much the old-fashioned spoils of victory as the right to define the terms of competition in the future. William J. Abernathy, Kim B. Clark, and Alan M. Kantrow

Business is business. Franklin Pierce Adams

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