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Quotes About Business




Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time. Sometimes it will be ahead, other times it will be behind. But brand is simply a collective impression some have about a product.
Elon Musk

The business of America is business.
Calvin Coolidge

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
Henry Ford

Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.
Winston Churchill

One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
Arnold H. Glasow

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.
Adam Smith

The common question that gets asked in business is, 'why?' That's a good question, but an equally valid question is, 'why not?'
Jeff Bezos

Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while.
Jack Welch

Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, 'Make me feel important.' Never forget this message when working with people.
Mary Kay Ash

If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller


If you have one good idea, people will lend you twenty.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
Thomas J. Watson

An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.
Jack Welch

I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you're going to innovate.
Jeff Bezos

Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone

The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.
Thomas Carlyle

Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority.
William Arthur Ward

There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.
Sam Walton

No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.
Andrew Carnegie

If you aren't playing well, the game isn't as much fun. When that happens I tell myself just to go out and play as I did when I was a kid.
Thomas J. Watson


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.
Henry Ford

Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.
W. Edwards Deming

Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
Thomas A. Edison

A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.
Jeff Bezos

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.
William Wordsworth

Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman - not the attitude of the prospect.
W. Clement Stone

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
Robert H. Schuller

Spend a lot of time talking to customers face to face. You'd be amazed how many companies don't listen to their customers.
Ross Perot

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Colin Powell

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

I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for - getting paid for doing what you love.
Tiger Woods

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Dale Carnegie

If you don't understand the details of your business you are going to fail.
Jeff Bezos

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

Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.
John Kenneth Galbraith


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