Best 268 Business Quotes

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“Business will be either better or worse.”

Calvin Coolidge (Source:

“Business is tough; you need tough guys.”

Carlos Ghosn (Source:

“Business schools tend to focus on topics that are suitable to blackboards, so they overemphasize organization and finance. Until very recently, they virtually ignored manufacturing. I think of lot of the troubles of the 1970s and 1980s, and now more recently the 2000s can be traced pretty directly to the biases of the business schools.”

Charles R. Morris (Source:

“Business principles are only as good as the practices that back them up.”

Chip Conley (Source:

“Business is about belonging which means inclusion is the new black.”

Chris Brogan (Source:
business is always a quote by chris kirubi

“Business is always a struggle. There are always obstacles and competitors. There is never an open road, except the wide road that leads to failure. Every great success has always been achieved by fight. Every winner has scars.The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will-power to develop themselves. So choose to be among the few today.”

Chris Kirubi (Source:

“Businesses that distribute information and news are in the business of training and teaching people.”

Clayton Christensen (Source:

“Businesses want to think in terms of categories. Consumers want us to think in terms of their needs.”

Clayton Christensen (Source:

“Business and its logic of productivity have become the reference point in a society that thinks marketing every time it opens its mouth.”

Corinne Maier (Source:
business after all i quote by cornell woolrich

“Business after all is a form of warfare; you bring all your available weapons to bear. If you don't you're a fool. ("Jane Brown's Body")”

Cornell Woolrich (Source:
businesses are great quote by cory doctorow

“Businesses are great structures for managing big projects. It's like trying to develop the ability to walk without developing a skeleton. Once in a blue moon, you get an octopus, but for the most part, you get skeletons. Skeletons are good shit.”

Cory Doctorow (Source:
business is ideas on quote by aboobacker amani

“Business is Ideas only notRupees or Dollars”

Aboobacker Amani (Source:

“Business cycles lengthened greatly during the 20th century, as central banks learned to manage national economies by raising and lowering interest rates.”

Alex Berenson (Source:

“Business? It's quite simple; it's other people's money.”

Alexandre Dumas (Source:
businesses are not j quote by alfred lin

“Businesses are not just local or even national anymore - good ideas are immediately global. So the market opportunities are much larger than we've ever imagined or seen.”

Alfred Lin (Source:

“Business is tough, and the fashion industry is particularly tough.”

Ali Hewson (Source:

“Business can change you, and chew you up, and spit you out, and be rid of you, and on to the next thing. That's why it's so important to know who you are and stand up for something.”

Alicia Keys (Source:

“Business is boss, politics is servant.”

Amit Kalantri (Source:

“Business as usual is dead. Green growth is the answer to both our climate and economic problems”

Anders Fogh Rasmussen (Source:

“Business is a combination of war and sport.”

Andre Maurois (Source:

“Business art is the step that comes after Art. I started as a commercial artist, and I want to finish as a business artist.”

Andy Warhol (Source:

“Business is not financial science, it's about trading.. buying and selling. It's about creating a product or service so good that people will pay for it.”

Anita Roddick (Source:

“business itself is now the most powerful force for change in the world today, richer and faster by far than most governments. And what is it doing with this power? It is using free trade, the most powerful weapon at its disposal, to tighten its grip on the globe.”

Anita Roddick (Source:

“Business or toil is merely utilitarian. It is necessary but does not enrich or ennoble a human life.”

Aristotle (Source:
business analytics o quote by anthony goldbloom

“Business analytics or predictive modelling is a $100 billion industry, and $41 billion is spent on outsourced business analytics every year. I think that's about twice the size of the movie industry - it's really big.”

Anthony Goldbloom (Source:

“Business is a primary arrangement on God's part for people to love one another and serve one another.”

Dallas Willard (Source:

“Businesses should no longer be allowed to depress wages by hiring illegal labor and then falsely claim that Americans don't want to do the jobs.”

Dana Rohrabacher (Source:
business culture ope quote by danah boyd

“Business culture operates differently in different cities around the world. But I don't think it's possible to design one system that incorporates all social norms for networking. Human beings are just too diverse.”

Danah boyd (Source:

“Business neglected is business lost.”

Daniel Defoe (Source:
business like life quote by daniel meyer

“Business, like life, is about how you make people feel. It's that simple, and it's that hard.”

Daniel Meyer (Source:

“Business is at the heart of America and always has been.”

David A. Siegel (Source:

“Businesses that fail to develop their staff are twice as likely to collapse. Firms seeking to reposition themselves for the economic upturn need to invest in their staff's flexibility, responsiveness and skills.”

David Blunkett (Source:
business must be a f quote by david cooperrider

“Business must be a force for good in the world.”

David Cooperrider (Source:

“Business owners should not have to choose between violating their faith and violating the law.”

David Green (Source:
business in russia w quote by david reuben

“Business in Russia was not being done like in the West, with contracts. In Russia, hundreds of millions of dollars were going forward and backward by word of mouth.”

David Reuben (Source:

“Businesses generally deal with minimum wage increases by finding efficiencies in their business practices or slightly increasing prices if they have to, not cutting jobs. Of course: because they need staff to make their businesses run!”

David Rolf (Source:
business is a conver quote by david weinberger

“Business is a conversation because the defining work of business is conversation - literally. And 'knowledge workers' are simply those people whose job consists of having interesting conversations.”

David Weinberger (Source:
business is other pe quote by delphine de girardin

“Business is other people's money.”

Delphine de Girardin (Source:
business plans its quote by delvin r chatterson

“Business Plans: It's about the Process, Not the Product”

Delvin R. Chatterson (Source:
business has to chan quote by dennis weaver

“Business has to change the way it does business, or we will make no significant changes in the way we relate to the earth.”

Dennis Weaver (Source:

“Business must be the solution, not the problem.”

Dennis Weaver (Source:

“Business is not about money. It's about making dreams come true for others and for yourself.”

Derek Sivers (Source:

“Businessmen should not put their finger in politics, because they tend to think only of their own self-interest. But I worry about the low morale in Italian industry and the lack of government initiatives to help the poor.”

Diego Della Valle (Source:

“Business is always looking to avoid the toughest norms. But some do it in a civilized way, while others push it using uncivilized, brazen methods.”

Dmitry Medvedev (Source:

“Business cannot succeed in a world that is failing.”

Don Tapscott (Source:

“Business is full of complexities. That's what makes it so interesting. Anyone who thinks it's boring hasn't given it much thought.”

Donald Trump (Source:

“Business, numbers, negotiations, all that stuff I wouldn't go near.”

Donna Karan (Source:

“Business is so much lower a thing than learning that a man used to the last cannot easily bring his stomach down to the first.”

E. F. L. Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax (Source:

“Businessmen should stand or fall on their own two feet.”

Edwina Currie (Source:

“Business is the school of life. Success in business requires success in living.”

Ehab Atalla (Source:

“Business is a basketball game. The more tricks you know, the more points you score.”

Ehab Atalla (Source:

“Business, to be successful, must be based on science, for demand and supply are matters of mathematics, not guesswork.”

Elbert Hubbard (Source:

“Business is a fight, a continual struggle, just as life is”

Elbert Hubbard (Source:
business is a part o quote by faiz triumph

“business is a part of my life,business is my stairway to heaven, I will be the successful businessman”

Faiz Triumph (Source:
business is like sex quote by george katona

“Business is like sex. When it's good, it's very, very good; when it's not so good, it's still good.”

George Katona (Source:

“Businesses are no longer receiving the cost savings from outsourcing that they once did.”

Gerald Chertavian (Source:
business today is ab quote by geraldine laybourne

“Business today is about making decisions amid ambiguity.”

Geraldine Laybourne (Source:

“Businesses are made by people. We've proven time and time again that you can have wonderful shop, and put a bloke in there who's no good, and he'll stuff it up. Put a good bloke in, and it just turns around like that .”

Gerry Harvey (Source:

“Business, especially big business, is now organized like an army. It is, as some would say, a sort of mild militarism without bloodshed; as I say, a militarism without the military virtues.”

Gilbert K. Chesterton (Source:

“Business deals are successfully negotiated every day throughout America. The common thread is a mutual desire to reach an accord. And the media business is no different.”

Gordon Smith (Source:

“Business is in itself a power.”

Garet Garrett (Source:

“Businesses have come and gone at Homeboy Industries. We have had starts and stops, but anything worth doing is worth failing at. We started Homeboy Plumbing. That didn't go so well. Who knew? People didn't want gang members in their homes. I just didn't see that coming.”

Greg Boyle (Source:

“Business is a team sport.”

Greg Brenneman (Source:

“Business is difficult. But it could be approached two ways: Seriously, or with the same way you're doing your job, with entertainment aspect, with pleasure, with fun.”

Guy Laliberte (Source:

“Business friendly is the middle ground between being too cold and uncaring and the other extreme of being too familiar”

Garrison Wynn (Source:

“Businesses fail when they over-invest in what is at the expense of what could be.”

Gary Hamel (Source:

“Business leaders must find ways to infuse mundane business activities with deeper, soul-stirring ideals, such as honor, truth, love, justice, and beauty.”

Gary Hamel (Source:

“Business is a marathon, and most of society thinks it's a sprint.”

Gary Vaynerchuk (Source:
business is all abou quote by gautam adani

“Business is all about risk taking and managing uncertainties and turbulence.”

Gautam Adani (Source:

“Business is many things, the least of which is the balance sheet. It is a fluid, ever changing, living thing, sometimes building to great peaks, sometimes falling to crumbled lumps.”

Harold Geneen (Source:

“Business as usual will not be accepted by any part of this city.”

Harold Washington (Source:

“Business reporting is not dealing with objects, it is dealing with relationships between objects.”

Hasso Plattner (Source:

“Business can talk itself into a blue funk.”

Helen Clark (Source:

“Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets.”

Henry Ford (Source:

“Business men go down with their businesses because they like the old way so well they cannot bring themselves to change. One sees them all about - men who do not know that yesterday is past, and who woke up this morning with their last year's ideas.”

Henry Ford (Source:

“Business must be run at a profit, else it will die. But when anyone tries to run a business solely for profit, then also the business must die, for it no longer has a reason for existence.”

Henry Ford (Source:

“Businesses that grow by development and improvement do not die.”

Henry Ford (Source:

“Businessmen go down with their businesses because they like the old way so well they cannot change.”

Henry Ford (Source:

“Business and action strengthen the brain, but too much study weakens it.”

Henry George Bohn (Source:
business more than  quote by henry r luce

“Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.”

Henry R. Luce (Source:

“Business men are to be pitied who do not recognize the fact that the largest side of their secular business is benevolence. ... No man ever manages a legitimate business in this life without doing indirectly far more for other men than he is trying to do for himself.”

Henry Ward Beecher (Source:

“Businesses want to offer solid, affordable health insurance to their employees, but it is getting harder to find every year.”

Herb Kohl (Source:
businessmen are nota quote by herbert j muller

“Businessmen are notable for a peculiarly stalwart character, which enables them to enjoy without loss of self-reliance the benefits of tariffs, franchises, and even outright government subsidies.”

Herbert J. Muller (Source:

“Business leaders cannot be bystanders.”

Howard Schultz (Source:

“Business before pleasure ...”

Letitia Elizabeth Landon (Source:

“Businessmen must move with the times...the correlation between knowledge and business as the key to success is closer than ever.”

Li Ka-shing (Source:

“Business men who are busy the whole day and immediately go to bed after supper, snoring like cows, are not likely to contribute anything to culture.”

Lin Yutang (Source:

“Business by no means forbids pleasures; on the contrary, they reciprocally season each other; and I will venture to affirm that noman enjoys either in perfection that does not join both.”

Lord Chesterfield (Source:

“Business is a means- the only means- to increase the quantity of goods available for preserving life and rendering it more agreeable.”

Ludwig von Mises (Source:

“Businessmen in society are not going to be the ones that promote anything outside of money.”

M.I.A. (Source:
business is all abou quote by magnus

“Business is all about focus. But with focus comes myopia and to conquer that, I come in to shake things up. To be invited as a keynote speaker is to have a license to interfere and interrupt.”

Magnus (Source:

“Business is religion, and religion is business. The man who does not make a business of his religion has a religious life of no force, and the man who does not make a religion of his business has a business life of no character”

Maltbie Davenport Babcock (Source:

“Business is not a science; it is not susceptible to experiments that can be controlled and replicated. Everything in business is too unpredictable for that - every business, employee, product, market is different and keeps changing.”

Margaret Heffernan (Source:

“Business success isn't just a selfish aim. Profits spread beyond those who make them and bring jobs and prosperity.”

Margaret Thatcher (Source:

“Business news is sexy.”

Maria Bartiromo (Source:

“Business was his aversion; Pleasure was his business.”

Maria Edgeworth (Source:

“Business today is more personal than ever. It's about pouring your soul into whatever you create. It's about providing more value than anyone else in the market and focusing on creating strong, honest, and deep connections with your customers.”

Marie Forleo (Source:

“Business is very personal. For me, everything is extremely personal. With actors, the fact that I write helps, because when you say to an actor "Oh I want you to do it a little bit more ...," without saying what you want more of, then the actor doesn't know what to do. But if you can put into words exactly what you want, then the experience of writing is helpful with that.”

Marjane Satrapi (Source:

“Business happens over years and years. Value is measured in the total upside of a business relationship, not by how much you squeezed out in any one deal.”

Mark Cuban (Source:

“Business is a sport and I want to win. I want to kick your ass. I may not win every game. But I certainly am going to try.”

Mark Cuban (Source:

“Business is the marketplace of ideas.”

Mark Cuban (Source:

“Business is the ultimate sport. In business, as in sport, the one thing you can control is effort.”

Mark Cuban (Source:

“Business models change. As technology processes, business models change.”

Marsha Blackburn (Source:

“Businesses will only invest in Greece if three conditions are fulfilled. First, there must be a clear commitment to the euro. No businesses will invest if they have to fear that Greece will leave the euro zone at some point. Second, the Greek government must be prepared to work together with European institutions in order to restructure the country.”

Martin Schulz (Source:
business leaders sha quote by marvin bower

“Business leaders shape public opinion.”

Marvin Bower (Source:

“Business could not make dull, nor passion wild; Who saw life steadily, and saw it whole.”

Matthew Arnold (Source:

“Businesspeople get a little bit of bad press sometimes. There are a lot of normal and ethical people.”

Matthew Stewart (Source:

“Businesses large and small shouldn't have to check the expiration date of a tax provision to see if it's still good.”

Michael Enzi (Source:

“Businesses must reconnect company success with social progress. Shared value is not social responsibility, philanthropy, or even sustainability, but a new way to achieve economic success. It is not on the margin of what companies do but at the center. We believe that it can give rise to the next major transformation of business thinking.”

Michael Porter (Source:
business is the most quote by michael rennie

“Business is the most powerful institution on earth today. It is more powerful than politics. Business serves us very well in some ways, but it doesn't serve us as fully as it should; it doesn't serve us fully as people.”

Michael Rennie (Source:

“Business in a certain sort of men is a mark of understanding, and they are honored for it. Their souls seek repose in agitation, as children do by being rocked in a cradle. They may pronounce themselves as serviceable to their friends as troublesome to themselves. No one distributes his money to others, but every one therein distributes his time and his life. There is nothing of which we are so prodigal as of those two things, of which to be thrifty would be both commendable and useful.”

Michel de Montaigne (Source:

“Business has only two functions - marketing and innovation.”

Milan Kundera (Source:

“Business only has two functions - innovation and marketing.”

Milan Kundera (Source:

“Business corporations in general are not defenders of free enterprise. On the contrary, they are one of the chief sources of danger....Every businessman is in favor of freedom for everybody else, but when it comes to himself that's a different question. We have to have that tariff to protect us against competition from abroad. We have to have that special provision in the tax code. We have to have that subsidy.”

Milton Friedman (Source:
business is a matter quote by milton s hershey

“Business is a matter of human service.”

Milton S. Hershey (Source:
business and growing quote by mitt romney

“Business and growing jobs is about taking risk, sometimes failing, sometimes succeeding, but always striving. It is about dreams. Usually, it doesn't work out exactly as you might have imagined. Steve Jobs was fired at Apple. He came back and changed the world.”

Mitt Romney (Source:

“Business is global. Countries need to react to that; taxes need to be paid where profit arises.”

Mo Ibrahim (Source:

“Business people get many undeserved prizes - golden parachutes and bonuses even when companies fail. I don't think people should get rewarded for screwing up.”

Mo Ibrahim (Source:

“Business is a very beautiful mechanism to solve problems, but we never use it for that purpose. We only use it to make money. It satisfies our selfish interest but not our collective interest.”

Muhammad Yunus (Source:

“Business is about problem-solving, but it does not always have to be about maximizing profit. When I went into business, my interest was to figure out how to solve problems I see in front of me. That's why I looked at the poverty issue. I got involved in lots of things to address it, and one of them was money lending with loans and credits and savings accounts, and in the process I created Grameen Bank. So you can also have social objectives. Ask yourself these questions: Who are you? What kind of world do you want?”

Muhammad Yunus (Source:

“Business money is limitless.”

Muhammad Yunus (Source:

“Businesses need to proactively create models that make a difference in society and let everyone else use them, talk about them, emulate them - and build on them.”

Muhtar Kent (Source:

“Business, endorsements and things of that nature, I got into it kinda naturally. Those ventures materialised as a direct result of things that I was actually doing; all the partnerships have been organic and not necessarily etched out plans for monetary gain.”

Nas (Source:
business is war its quote by nathan myhrvold

“Business is war! Its leaders are strategic commanders, who boldly snatch victory from the jaws of defeat - and who perform other acts of derring-do. This kind of talk sounds great in the boardroom, and, for that matter, in the bookstore, where dozens of authors counsel would-be corporate warriors.”

Nathan Myhrvold (Source:

“Businesses planned for service are apt to succeed businesses planned for profit are apt to fail.”

Nicholas Murray Butler (Source:

“Business is much less transparent than a win in a Grand Prix; in a race you drive over the finishing line first and you have won. In business it is different.”

Niki Lauda (Source:

“Businesses that run well are almost like marriages. Everything has to be up for discussion, or there will be real problems.”

Nobu Matsuhisa (Source:

“Business is the salt of life, which not only gives a grateful smack to it, but dries up those crudities that would offend, preserves from putrefaction and drives off all those blowing flies that would corrupt it.”

Owen Feltham (Source:
business has a way o quote by peter senge

“Business has a way of talking about how to create value, which is in some way isn't bad... We just need to start thinking about if the value we want to create is consistent with all social and environmental well being.”

Peter Senge (Source:

“Business and human endeavors are systems...we tend to focus on snapshots of isolated parts of the system. And wonder why our deepest problems never get solved.”

Peter Senge (Source:

“Businesses and other human endeavors are also systems. They, too, are bound by invisible fabrics of interrelated actions, which often take years to fully play out their effects on each other. Since we are part of that lacework ourselves, it's doubly hard to see the whole pattern of change. Instead we tend to focus on snapshots of isolated parts of the system, and wonder why our deepest problems never seem to get resolved.”

Peter Senge (Source:

“Business ethics has always had problems that are distinct from those of other professions, such as medicine, law, engineering, dentistry, or nursing.”

Peter Singer (Source:

“Business and the environment: Wasting resources costs the earth - and lowers your competitive edge”

Phil Harding (Source:

“Businesses should be assured that law enforcement will operate with the utmost sensitivity toward victims of cyber attacks.”

Preet Bharara (Source:

“Business is recognizing the role it can play in combatting climate change. Thank God, is all I can say, for there is a desperately urgent need for business to play that role. Your lobbying influence can be substantial, but together, united and in large enough numbers it could prove decisive in turning the tide.”

Prince Charles (Source:
businesses need to d quote by penny pritzker

“Businesses need to define what they need so training providers can offer up the right training.”

Penny Pritzker (Source:
business is leisure  quote by peter adejimi

“Business is leisure when you find pleasure in it.”

Peter Adejimi (Source:
business is one of t quote by peter blair henry

“Business is one of the most powerful institutions on Earth for creating wealth and opportunity and helping to lift people out of poverty. When you think about it that way, then business is not separate from development policy.”

Peter Blair Henry (Source:
businessmen are alwa quote by peter costello

“Businessmen are always trying to advance their business interests, but they are not running for Prime Minister.”

Peter Costello (Source:

“Business is a subset of the environment, not the other way around. You can't have a healthy economy, you can't have a healthy anything in a degraded environment.”

Peter Coyote (Source:

“Business, that's easily defined - it's other people's money.”

Peter Drucker (Source:

“Business is society's change agent.”

Peter Drucker (Source:

“Business exists to supply goods and services to customers and economic surplus to society, rather than to supply jobs to workers and managers or even dividends to shareholders.”

Peter Drucker (Source:

“Businesses once grew by one of two ways; grass roots up, or by acquisition... Today businesses grow through alliances - all kinds of dangerous alliances. Joint ventures and customer partnerings which, by the way, very few people understand.”

Peter Drucker (Source:

“Business enterprise is an organ of society. There is only one valid definition of business purpose: to create a customer.”

Peter Drucker (Source:

“Business has only two basic functions - marketing and innovation.”

Peter Drucker (Source:

“Business purpose and business mission are so rarely given adequate thought is perhaps the most important cause of business frustration and failure.”

Peter Drucker (Source:

“Businesses are not paid to reform customers. They are paid to satisfy customers.”

Peter Drucker (Source:

“Business is fun. Controlling your own destiny is fun. Creating an idea and turning it into a movie; finding an artist and guiding their career and bringing them to some type of status - there's joy in that.”

Queen Latifah (Source:

“Business of blurring is fantastic. They both are playing the politics of avoidance. They avoid all the issues on corporate power, Iraq, Palestine, Israel, so on and so forth. They avoid all those. That's the politics of avoidance. All the major issues that are so much on people's minds - health care, living wage, public works, jobs - they avoid.”

Ralph Nader (Source:
business should neve quote by ralph steadman

“Business should never be allowed to justify mean, thug ugly deals for any reason.”

Ralph Steadman (Source:

“Business need to go beyond the interest of their companies to the communities they serve.”

Ratan Tata (Source:
business opportuniti quote by richard branson

“Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming.”

Richard Branson (Source:

“Business is what concerns us. If you care about something enough to do something about it, you're in business”

Richard Branson (Source:

“Business has to give people enriching, rewarding lives...or it's simply not worth doing.”

Richard Branson (Source:

“Business is the force of change. Business is essential to solving the climate crisis, because this is what business is best at: innovating, changing, addressing risks, searching for opportunities. There is no more vital task”

Richard Branson (Source:

“Business leaders take things far too seriously, and forget that most of the time people spend in their lives is at work, and it should be fun.”

Richard Branson (Source:
businessmen were  quote by richard jefferson

“Businessmen... were not born chief executives. They were often people first.”

Richard Jefferson (Source:

“Business logic and musical logic are utterly incompatible.”

Robert Fripp (Source:
business is a sprint quote by robert herjavec

“Business is a sprint until you find an opportunity, then it's the patience of a marathon runner.”

Robert Herjavec (Source:

“Business and investing are team sports.”

Robert Kiyosaki (Source:

“Business is like a wheel barrow. Nothing happens until you start pushing.”

Robert Kiyosaki (Source:

“Business, like life, is funny. We all go through difficult times, and we all have to face curve balls and challenges, each and every week. And we need to laugh when things are funny.”

Ronnie Apteker (Source:

“Business requires understanding financial matters, but management is different from running the financial aspects of the business - it requires understanding complex systems, how they operate, the nature of organisations, what happens when people interact in groups and how to motivate and guide people.”

Rosabeth Moss Kanter (Source:
business is not just quote by ross perot

“Business is not just doing deals; business is having great products, doing great engineering, and providing tremendous service to customers. Finally, business is a cobweb of human relationships.”

Ross Perot (Source:

“Business is a cobweb of human relationships”

Ross Perot (Source:

“Business and the state have a common interest; not an adversarial interest.”

Roy Barnes (Source:
business cant trump quote by rochelle b lazarus

“Business can't trump happiness.”

Rochelle B Lazarus (Source:
business people don quote by roger martin

“Business people don't need to understand designers better. They need to be designers.”

Roger Martin (Source:

“Business and politics have a wholesome and an unwholesome interface. You have to eliminate the unwholesome interface.”

Salman Khurshid (Source:

“Business should be like religion and science; it should know neither love nor hate.”

Samuel Butler (Source:
businesses and users quote by satya nadella

“Businesses and users are going to use technology only if they can trust it.”

Satya Nadella (Source:

“Business is a useful tool in politics, but it's not enough. You need much more than to be a good businessman, to be a good politician.”

Sebastian Pinera (Source:

“Business is not a spiritual matter, and my business decisions are not based on spiritual considerations. When I founded the Essence of Life, a project aimed at teaching tolerance and respectful dialogue, the person appointed to head it was Irit Atzmon, a former colonel in the army. Can anything be more down-to-earth than that?”

Shari Arison (Source:

“Business is a game, played for fantastic stakes, and you're in competition with experts. If you want to win, you have to learn to be a master of the game.”

Sidney Sheldon (Source:

“Business practices and how we treat the planet are also in desperate need of re-humanization.”

Simon Mainwaring (Source:

“Business schools need to address students on a human being level, not as cogs in the machine to supply fresh talent to big companies.”

Srikumar Rao (Source:

“Businesspeople are like sharks, not just because we're gray and slightly oily, or because our teeth trail the innards of those we have eviscerated, but because we must move forward or die.”

Stanley Bing (Source:

“Business plans are the tool existing companies use for execution. They are the wrong tool to search for a business model.”

Steve Blank (Source:
business leaders la quote by steve kroft

“Business leaders, labor unions, governors, mayors, congressmen and presidents have all complained about a lack of funding for years, but aside from a one-time cash infusion from the stimulus program, nothing much has changed. There is still no consensus on how to solve the problem or where to get the massive amounts of money needed to fix it, just another example of political paralysis in Washington.”

Steve Kroft (Source:
business is not the  quote by suleyman kerimov

“Business is not the aim of life; it's a game.”

Suleyman Kerimov (Source:
business is business quote by suzy welch

“Business is business and politics is politics and never between shall meet.”

Suzy Welch (Source:

“Business is business, no child's play.”

Swami Vivekananda (Source:

“Business today consists in persuading crowds.”

T. S. Eliot (Source:

“Business can constitute an enormous force for goodness in society. Through its commitments to corporate citizenship and to the principles of the UNGC, the global business community can continue to create and deliver value to society.”

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh (Source:
business is the real quote by ted malloch

“Business is the real test of the moral life.”

Ted Malloch (Source:
businesses should be quote by terry gou

“Businesses should be focused on business, and social responsibility should be government responsibility.”

Terry Gou (Source:

“Business is not the supreme virtue, and sanctity is not measured by the amount of work we accomplish. Perfection is found in the purity of our love for God, and this pure love is a delicate plant that grows best where there is plenty of time for it to mature”

Thomas Merton (Source:

“Business is about people. It's about passion. It's about bold ideas, bold small ideas or bold large ideas.”

Tom Peters (Source:

“Business book writing for me is when some set of ideas gets stuck in my mind, I write a book about it. I haven't got a theory and I haven't got a framework.”

Tom Peters (Source:

“Business, life itself, is damned hard work if you wanna be good at it. Actually, that's precisely wrong. Business ceases to be work when you're chasing a dream that has engorged you. ("Work should be more fun than fun" - Noel Coward.) And if the passion isn't there. then biotech and plumbing will be equal drags.”

Tom Peters (Source:

“Business isn't some disembodied bloodless enterprise. Profit is fine - a sign that the customer honors the value of what we do. But "enterprise" ( a lovely word ) is about heart. About beauty. It's about art. About people throwing themselves on the line. It's about passion and the selfless pursuit of an ideal.”

Tom Peters (Source:
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“Businesses acting as businesses, not as charitable donors, are the most powerful force for addressing the pressing issues society face(s)”

Tony Elumelu (Source:
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“Businesses often forget about the culture, and ultimately, they suffer for it because you can't deliver good service from unhappy employees.”

Tony Hsieh (Source:

“Business is all about learning to balance the short-term, medium-term and long-term and I think it's when things are going well it covers up a lot of mistakes and bad decisions because you're growing so quickly...”

Tony Hsieh (Source:

“Business is a spiritual pursuit. Your business will not grow unless you grow as a person”

Tony Robbins (Source:

“Businesses will have to lead the charge - demanding uniform, national, predictable rules to govern this transition, so that there is a level and rational playing field on which they can compete to make the next fortunes.”

Van Jones (Source:

“Businessmen need to understand the challenges of society and contribute to solving them.”

Victor Pinchuk (Source:
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“Business executives need to start by spelling out and communicating their values. Then they need to lead by example. This means getting rid of the bad apples and declining opportunities that bring instant wealth at the cost of selling one's soul.”

Vivek Wadhwa (Source:

“Business is an establishment that gives you the legal, even though unethical, right to screw the naive-right, left, and in the middle.”

W. C. Fields (Source:

“Business is really more agreeable than pleasure; it interests the whole mind, the aggregate nature of man more continuously, and more deeply. But it does not look as if it did.”

Walter Bagehot (Source:

“Businesses always have opportunities to improve service, product lines, manufacturing techniques, and the like, and obviously these opportunities should be seized. But a business that constantly encounters major change also encounters many chances for major error”

Warren Buffett (Source:

“Business is always interfering with pleasure - but it makes other pleasures possible.”

William Feather (Source:

“Business demands faith, compels earnestness, requires courage, is honestly selfish, is penalized for mistakes, and is the essence of life.”

William Feather (Source:

“BUSINESS and LIFE are like a bank account-you can't take out more than you put in.”

William Feather (Source:

“Business first; pleasure afterwards.”

William Makepeace Thackeray (Source:
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“Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.”

Woodrow Wilson (Source:
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“Business is a creative and therefore spiritual endeavor. Great entrepreneurs enter the field of business in the same way great artists enter the field of art. With their business creation, entrepreneurs express their spiritual desire for self-realization, evolutionary passion for self- fulfillment, and creative vision of a new world. The entrepreneur's business is their artwork. The creation of business is as creative as any creation in art. In fact, building a business may be the most creative human activity.”

Yasuhiko Kimura (Source:

“Business Fights Poverty Better Than Charity Does”

Ziad K. Abdelnour (Source:

“Business and scholarship pass away with the person, but the soul is forever like new. Fame and fortune change with the generations, but the spirit is always the same. Enlightened people surely should not exchange the lasting for the ephemeral.”

Zicheng Hong (Source:

“Business model innovation is constant in this economy. You start with a vision of a platform. For a while, you think there's a line of sight, and then it's gone. There's suddenly a new angle.”

Beth Comstock (Source:

“Business is hard, really hard, but it's worth it.”

Beverly Johnson (Source:

“Business fits me best. The only reason I went into modeling originally was to help out my family, because I knew that money gave you freedom.”

Beverly Johnson (Source:

“Business runs hot and cold so the more you're in charge of your own destiny, the better off you are.”

Bill Burr (Source:

“Business isn't that complicated. I wouldn't want to put it on my business card.”

Bill Gates (Source:

“Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth. None of them along the line know what any of it is worth.”

Bob Dylan (Source:

“Business coaching and the personal development and self-help industry is considered to be one of the booming industries today.”

Brendon Burchard (Source:

“Businesses are interacting with consumers to socialize rather than learn about customer expectations to in turn, deliver tangible value, improve product experiences, and invest in long-term relationships,”

Brian Solis (Source:

“Business is just about enabling human beings, nothing more, nothing less. Businesses need to recognize this fundamental fact.”

Bruce Dickinson (Source:

“Businesses owned by responsible and organized merchants shall eventually surpass those owned by wealthy rulers.”

Ibn Khaldun (Source:

“Business is as old as life. There is no living being that does not have a business.”

Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha (Source:

“Business associates? Ouch. That's worse than friends”

Julie James (Source:

“Business is the salt of life.”

Jeff Rich (Source:
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“Business leaders should provide expertise in service of our country. My predecessors at GE have done so, as have leaders of many other great American companies.”

Jeffrey R. Immelt (Source:

“Business often does a good job supporting communities: the arts, universities, and scientific enterprises... But that philosophy has rarely reached poor countries. Even businesses that are enlightened in their home bases see Africa, Latin America, and parts of Asia as places to exploit natural resources or use cheap labor.”

Jeffrey Sachs (Source:

“Business skills, when well applied, can do more than just make money. They can potentially make money and do some real good, which is immensely satisfying. To do that, it's important to think outside the box, take risks, and be an entrepreneur.”

Jeffrey Skoll (Source:
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“Businesses typically look at issues like price, quality, time of delivery. They don't often think about social and environmental impact because they're focused on their financial bottom line.”

Jerry Greenfield (Source:

“Businesses can lead with their values and make money, too. You don't have to simply be purely profit-driven. You can integrate social and environmental concerns into a business, be a caring business, be a generous business and still do very well financially.”

Jerry Greenfield (Source:

“Business can be a source of progressive change.”

Jerry Greenfield (Source:

“Business is about to pick up here!”

Jim Ross (Source:

“Businessmen they drink my wine, come and taste my herb.”

Jimi Hendrix (Source:

“Business schools reward complex behavior but it's the simple behavior that makes you successful in life”

John C. Maxwell (Source:

“Business gives you a massive high. Doing a great deal, coming up with an inspirational solution... It's very addictive. But it doesn't last long. In isolation, it's a bit sterile. It doesn't reward the soul.”

John Caudwell (Source:

“Business is about being the best that you can be, and there are always glowing examples of people that we can all learn from.”

John Caudwell (Source:
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“Business chief executive officers and their boards succumb to the pressures of the financial markets and their fears of takeovers and pour out their energies to produce quarterly earnings - at the expense of building their companies for the long term.”

J. Irwin Miller (Source:
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“Business crises energize me. Personal crises devastate me. The doctors call it an avoidance tendency. (Mirena to Eve)”

J.D. Robb (Source:

“Business success is less a function of grandiose predictions than it is a result of being able to respond rapidly to real changes as they occur.”

Jack Welch (Source:

“Business is a game, and as with all games, the team that puts the best people on the field and gets them playing together wins. It's that simple.”

Jack Welch (Source:

“Business, properly understood, is so central to every aspect of our civilization that Republicans should proudly announce that they are indeed the party of business.”

Jacob K. Javits (Source:

“Businesses make decisions based on what they are seeing in their order books.”

Jacob Lew (Source:

“Business is no longer a matter of profits alone. Profits must come through public confidence, and public confidence is given to any merchant in proportion to the service which he gives to the public.”

James Cash Penney (Source:

“Business 2.0 was hugely profitable last year, and will be profitable this year.”

James Daly (Source:

“Business people have been made into these rock stars because they've made a lot of money.”

James Daly (Source:

“Business is constantly changing, constantly evolving.”

James Dyson (Source:

“Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does.”

Jane Austen (Source:

“Business students are very oriented to playing a role in the real world and accomplishing something, not training themselves to be scholars and contribute to the literature. Teaching in that kind of environment has focused me much more on the real world, how pieces of the theory I know can be applied to real-world situations.”

Janet Yellen (Source:

“Business owners are like joggers. If you stop a jogger, he goes on running on the spot. If you drag an owner away from his business, he goes on running on the spot, pawing the ground, talking business. He never stops hurtling onwards, making decisions and executing them.”

Jean Baudrillard (Source:

“Businesses have to make gestures that go beyond words. Persuasion no longer works.”

John Gerzema (Source:

“Businesses must invest in products and people in order to create new wealth.”

John Hoeven (Source:

“Business has to have capital.I think Wall Street is a necessary ingredient of the global economy, you've just got to keep people realizing that helping clients is the most important thing, not helping yourself.”

John Kasich (Source:

“Business people have a a good view of what's happening internally in countries, and they can be a positive force.”

John Kasich (Source:

“Businessmen have a different set of delusions from politicians; and need, therefore, different handling. They are, however, much milder than politicians, at the same time allured and terrified by the glare of publicity....You could do anything you like with them, if you would treat them (even the big ones) not as wolves and tigers, but as domestic animals by nature, even though they have been badly brought up and not trained as you would wish.”

John Maynard Keynes (Source:

“Business owners have made a strong case to me that they need guest workers. But none has suggested that these workers should be placed on a path to citizenship.”

John Shadegg (Source:

“Business is about profit, yes, and it is about more than profit. At its best, it is about expanding the possibilities of humanity.”

Jon Miller (Source:

“Business is a string of seemingly impossible problems looking for solutions. Each problem you solve creates a new barrier to entry for your next competitor.”

Jon Oringer (Source:

“Businessmen are not in business to lose customers, and schools do not exist to free their clients from the agencies of mass persuasion. School and media possess a productive monopoly upon the imagination of a child.”

Jonathan Kozol (Source:

“Businesses just want to increase their profits; it's up to the government to make sure they distribute enough of those profits so workers have the money to buy the goods they produce. It's no mystery - the less poverty, the more commerce. The most important investment we can make is in human resources.”

Jose Mujica (Source:
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“Business is essentially applied rationality: a systematic process of thinking that produces a real-world result. Instead of mortgaging your life to go to business school, it's possible to dramatically increase your knowledge of business on your own time and with little cost - without setting foot inside a classroom.”

Josh Kaufman (Source:

“Business schools make a fortune forcing their students to take in a HUGE amount of information. The majority of it is theoretical. The majority of that is useless.”

Josh Kaufman (Source:

“Business schools don't create successful people. They simply accept them, then take credit for their success.”

Josh Kaufman (Source:
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“Business is the economic engine of our Western culture, and if it could be transformed to truly serve nature as well as ourselves, it could become essential to our rescue.”

Karl-Henrik Robert (Source:

“Business is a human enterprise, driven and determined by people.”

Keith Ferrazzi (Source:

“Business is like tennis. Those who serve well win.”

Ken Blanchard (Source:

“Businesses should absolutely set aside funding in their budgets for security consultants. Unless there is an expert on staff, and there usually is not, it needs to be outsourced.”

Kevin Mitnick (Source:

“Business wise, I have always learned valuable lessons so I don't regret any decisions I have made.”

Kiana Tom (Source:
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“Businesses are successful because someone makes the sacrifices other are unwilling to.”

Kim Ki-jung (Source:
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“Business, labor and civil society organizations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community.”

Kofi Annan (Source:

“Business money reattaches worldwide Deep inside stops the diamond rocks In a million world, billion world, quitrillion world Rap moves on to the year three thousand”

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