Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
Henry Ward Beecher
Don't let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn't go with it.
Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers - six if one went to Harvard.
Edgar R. Fiedler
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller
The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.
Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.
Gary Ryan Blair
Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.
A group or an artist shouldn't get his money until his boss gets his.
Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.
If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion.
George Bernard Shaw
I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.
Henry David Thoreau
It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
Harold S. Geneen
Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
The invisible hand of the market always moves faster and better than the heavy hand of government.
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.
Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.
Employees make the best dates. You don't have to pick them up and they're always tax-deductible.
There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!
In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing.
We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects.
Alexis de Tocqueville
The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights.
J. Paul Getty
The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.
Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.
If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem.
J. Paul Getty
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
Max de Pree
I was told to avoid the business all together because of the rejection. People would say to me, 'Don't you want to have a normal job and a normal family?' I guess that would be good advice for some people, but I wanted to act.
The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.
Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.
If you can build a business up big enough, it's respectable.
It's not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts.
When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder.
James H. Boren
The consumer isn't a moron; she is your wife.
Our favorite holding period is forever.
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
The buck stops with the guy who signs the checks.
The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.
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