Business & finance Quotes

No one has a greater asset for his business than a man's pride in his work.
~ Hosea Ballou
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When everyone is looking for gold, it's a good time to be in the pick and shovel business.
~ Mark Twain
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It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.
~ Steve Jobs
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Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
~ Bill Gates
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You can't just ask customers what they want & give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.
~ Steve Jobs
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A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.
~ Richard Branson
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Business is a lot like a game of tennis - those who serve well usually end up winning.
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If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.
~ Jomes Goldsmith
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He who knows most grieves most for wasted time.
~ Dante Alighieri
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Tend to the people, and they will tend to the business.
~ John Maxwell
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Inflation is taxation without representation.
~ Milton Friedman
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At a healthy business, cash is sometimes thought of as something to be minimized - as an unproductive asset that acts as a drag on such markers as return on equity. Cash, though, is to a business as oxygen is to an individual: never thought about when it is present, the only thing in mind when it is absent.
~ Warren Buffet
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(We) frequently get approached about acquisitions that don't come close to meeting our tests: We've found that if you advertise an interest in buying collies, a lot of people will call hoping to sell you their cocker spaniels.
~ Warren Buffet
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Market forecasters will fill your ear but will never fill your wallet.
~ Warren Buffet
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The one person who can make your business succeed is not an investor, or even a mentor.
~ Richard Branson
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My successor will need one other particular strength: the ability to fight off the ABCs of business decay, which are arrogance, bureaucracy and complacency. When these corporate cancers metastasize, even the strongest of companies can falter.
~ Warren Buffet
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Many new start-ups in India are threatening to go to other countries to raise capital... There should be a facility for them to do that in India.
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Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
~ Donald Trump
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Every person ought to have the awareness that purchasing is always a moral and not simply an economic act.
~ Pope Francis
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An entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff and makes a plane on the way down.
~ Reid Hoffman
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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
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Our success has been based on partnerships from the very beginning.
~ Bill Gates
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The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
~ Albert Einstein
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Indian companies do well abroad as they learn to race with hurdles in India, so running a flat race becomes a breeze.
~ Kabir Bedi,
on business environments at home and abroad
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If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.
~ Warren Buffett
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Everybody's business is nobody's business.
~ Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay
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The farmer is the only man in our economy who buying everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways.
~ John F. Kennedy
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The bargain that yields mutual satisfaction is the only one that is apt to be repeated.
~ B. C. Forbes
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Quality is not a fad, neither is sustainability.
~ Tony Fadell
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It's great to be chief economist of Word Bank but if I were given a choice in my next life I'd opt for the wife of the chief economist.
~ Kaushik Basu,
Chief Economist to World Bank, on his present position
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People want economy and they will pay any price to get it.
~ Lee Iacocca
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Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs.
~ Henry Ford
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If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
~ Benjamin Franklin
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You should run faster than your competitors, if you don't want them to step on your toes.
~ JD Ghai
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Budget,a mathematical confirmation of your suspicions.
~ A. A. Latimer
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Money is like an arm or a leg - use it or lose it.
~ Henry Ford
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Banks are one thing you can never bank upon.
~ JD Ghai
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You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker.
~ Malcolm X
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Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority.
~ William Arthur Ward
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An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen.
~ Earl Wilson
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Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth.
~ Rex Stout
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The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.
~ Ronald Reagan
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Money can't buy you friends, but get a better class of enemy.
~ Spike Milligan
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Behind every great fortune there is a crime.
~ Honore de Balzac
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A debt should be paid to the final penny and an enemy destroyed to the final trace.
~ Chanakya
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Business is the art of extracting money from another man's pocket without resorting to violence.
~ Max Amsterdam
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Your income is directly related to your philosophy;
Not the economy.
~ Jim Rohn
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The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do.
~ Roy L. Smith
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A weak currency is the sign of a weak economy, and a weak economy leads to a weak nation.
~ Ross Perot
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Some men rob you with a six-gun - others with a fountain pen.
~ Woodie Guthrie
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There is a very easy way to return from a casino with a small fortune: go there with a large one.
~ Jack Yelton
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Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
~ Henry David Thoreau
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Make money and the whole world will conspire to call you a gentleman.
~ Mark Twain
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It isn't enough for you to love money - it's also necessary that money should love you.
~ Baron Rothschild
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Never invest in a going concern until you know which way it's going.
~ Lord Dewar
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Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell.
~ Frank Borman
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The richest people in the world look for and build NETWORKS. Everyone else looks for work.
~ Robert Kiyosaki
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Economics are the method; the object is to change the heart and soul.
~ Margaret Thatcher
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I always knew I was going to be rich. I don't think I ever doubted it for a minute.
~ Warren Buffett
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Economic interests can be compromised.
~ Peter F. Drucker
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Nothing incites to money-crimes like great poverty or great wealth.
~ Mark Twain
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Never ask two questions in a business letter. The reply will discuss the one in which you are least interested and say nothing about the others.
~ Brian J. Weed
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Business is the combination of wars and sport.
~ Andre Maurois
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What's in a name? A 35 per cent mark - up!
~ Retailer, on designer names
~ Vince Thurston
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Economics is the science of greed.
~ F. V. Meyer
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It takes bravery to start a business, but people with enterprising spirit will be the ones who make a difference.
~ Richard Branson
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Good publicity is good. Bad publicity is better. Ugly publicity is the best... because it travels the fastest and hits the hardest. The worst of all is no publicity,
~ Dale Bhagwagar
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Playing dead not only comes in handy when face to face with a bear, but also at important business meetings.
~ Jack Handey
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Domino's is a good name for a pizza place but a bad name for a construction company.
~ Tiffany Getz
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Time is a coin that you can spend only once, use it, invest it, and make it count.
~ Author Unknown
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Money will buy you a pretty dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail.
~ Henry Wheeler Shaw
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640K ought to be enough for anybody.
~ on Internet speed in 1981
~ Bill Gates
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By the time I have money to burn; my fire will have burnt out.
~ Author Unknown
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A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
~ Henry Ford
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Common people are alarmed by stock market gyration because they don't know what causes them. The best kept secret of experts is nor do they.
~Chief Economist to the World Bank
~ Kaushik Basu
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Business is the art of extracting money from another man's pocket without resorting to violence.
~ Max Amsterdam
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The market can remain irrational longer than you can stay solvent.
~ John Maynard Keynes
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It's not the bricks and mortar, but our people who have made our hotels known worldwide.
~ PRS Oberoi
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Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.
~ Warren Buffett
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India's labour market is over regulated ,Rigid labour laws are hurting India's growth.
Chief Economist, World Bank
~ Kaushik Basu
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Start with customers, and work backwards.
~ Jeff Bezos
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Don't go into business to get rich. Do it to enrich people. It will come back to you.
~ Stew Leonard
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Success isn't about how much money you make, it's about the difference you make in people's lives.
~ Michelle Obama
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O money, money, money,
I'm not necessarily one
Of those who think thee holy,
But I often stop to wonder
how thou canst go out so fast
when thou comest in so slowly
~ Ogden Nash
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Never think of money, just do the right thing & money will come. The effort should be to do the right thing
~ Rai Bahadur MS Oberoi
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If I wasn't studing psychopaths in prison, I'd do it at the stock exchange.
~ Robert Hare
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Inflation is taxation without legislation.
~ Milton Friedman
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Infinite growth of material consumption in a finite world is an impossibility.
~ E. F. Schumacher
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I'm involved in the stock market, which is fun and, sometimes, very painful.
~ Regis Philbin
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It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.
~ Albert Camus
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I wasn't a financial pro, and I paid the price.
~ Ruth Handler
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I made my money by selling too soon.
~ Bernard Baruch
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Beggars shouldn't be choosers.
~ John Heywood
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Thirteen thousand dollars a year is not enough to raise a family. That's not enough to pay your bills and save for their future. That's barely enough to provide for even the most basic needs.
~ Thomas Carper
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Thirty to 40 years ago, most financial decisions were fairly simple.
~ Scott Cook
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There can be no rise in the value of labour without a fall of profits.
~ David Ricardo
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The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
~ Andrew Carnegie
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Thirty to 40 years ago, most financial decisions were fairly simple.
~ Scott Cook
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There can be no rise in the value of labour without a fall of profits.
~ David Ricardo
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Thirteen thousand dollars a year is not enough to raise a family. That's not enough to pay your bills and save for their future. That's barely enough to provide for even the most basic needs.
~ Thomas Carper
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The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
~ Andrew Carnegie
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The rate of interest acts as a link between income-value and capital-value.
~ Irving Fisher
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The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets.
~ John D. Rockefeller
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The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of animals.
~ Adam Smith
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Thirty to 40 years ago, most financial decisions were fairly simple.
~ Scott Cook
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Thirteen thousand dollars a year is not enough to raise a family. That's not enough to pay your bills and save for their future. That's barely enough to provide for even the most basic needs.
~ Thomas Carper
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The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
~ Andrew Carnegie
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There can be no rise in the value of labour without a fall of profits.
~ David Ricardo
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The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets.
~ John D. Rockefeller
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The rate of interest acts as a link between income-value and capital-value.
~ Irving Fisher
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The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of animals.
~ Adam Smith
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I finally know what distinguishes man from the other beasts: financial worries.
~ Jules Renard
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I don`t think about financial success as the measurement of my success.
~ Christie Hefner
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I do not regard a broker as a member of the human race.
~ Honore de Balzac
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For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.
~ Charles Baudelaire
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Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in.
~ John D. Rockefeller
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I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it's possible.
~ Milton Friedman
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Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it.
~ Will Rogers
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Capital is that part of wealth which is devoted to obtaining further wealth.
~ Alfred Marshall
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As sure as the spring will follow the winter, prosperity and economic growth will follow recession.
~ Bo Bennett
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As a novelist, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories and I give them money.
~ Martin Cruz Smith
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Any informed borrower is simply less vulnerable to fraud and abuse.
~ Alan Greenspan
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Americans want action for their money. They are fascinated by its self-reproducing qualities if it's put to work.
~ Paula Nelson
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All money is a matter of belief.
~ Adam Smith
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A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful; but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health.
~ Clarence Day
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A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life.
~ Suze Orman
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On my best day, I am a seven-point-seven. I could be a hard eight if I felt great. If I went on a good run and had on my best pair of jeans, I could feel right on the money.
~ Julia Roberts
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If the government could tax broken hearts, there would be no deficit.
~ Anonymous
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