The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in a period of moral crisis, maintain their neutrality
Alighieri, Dante (Durante)
The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
Bierce, Ambrose Gwinett
Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.
Bierce, Ambrose Gwinett
Define your business goals clearly so that others can see them as you do
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
Cleese, John Marwood
In the business world an executive knows something about everything, a technician knows everything about something and the switchboard operator knows everything.
In business, price increases as service declines.
Davis, James L
The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you.
Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.
Drucker, Peter Ferdinand
The god of the cannibals will be a cannibal, of the crusaders a crusader, and of the merchants a merchant.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
There are in business three things necessary - knowledge, temper and time.
I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
Letter to George Logan, 1816
There are four things that hold back human progress. Ignorance, stupidity, committees and accountants
Lyall, Sir Charles James
Good executives never put off until tomorrow what they can get someone else to do today.
Maxwell, Dr. John C
If advertisers spent the same amount of money on improving their products as they do on advertising then they wouldn't have to advertise them.
Rogers, William Penn Adair
It's a very sobering feeling to be up in space and realize that one's safety factor was determined by the lowest bidder on a government contract
Shepherd, Jr, Alan B
Did you ever expect a corporation to have a conscience, when it has no soul to be damned, and no body to be kicked?
Thurlow, Lord Edward
If you don't do it excellently, don't do it at all. Because if it's not excellent, it won't be profitable or fun, and if you're not in business for fun or profit, what the hell are you doing there?
The definition of a consultant: Someone who borrows, your watch, tells you the time and then charges you for the privilege.
To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business and your business in your heart
Watson, Sr. Thomas John
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