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  • A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them. Even a rich man thinks he has to go down to the office everyday. Not because he likes it but because he can't think of anything else to do.
    * W. H. Auden


  • Executives are like joggers. If you stop a jogger, he goes on running on the spot. If you drag an executive 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


  • A client is to me a mere unit, a factor in a problem.
    * Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


  • A free-enterprise economy depends only on markets, and according to the most advanced mathematical macroeconomic theory, markets depend only on moods: specifically, the mood of the men in the pinstripes, also known as the Boys on the Street. When the Boys are in a good mood, the market thrives; when they get scared or sullen, it is time for each one of us to look into the retail apple business.
    * Barbara Ehrenreich


  • Total commitment to family and total commitment to career is possible, but fatiguing.
    * Muriel Fox


  • Remember that time is money.
    * Benjamin Franklin


  • If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.
    * James Goldsmith


  • Punctuality is the soul of business.
    * Thomas C. Haliburton


  • In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product, and profits.
    * Lee Iacocca


  • Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
    * Thomas Jefferson


  • When producers want to know what the public wants, they graph it as curves. When they want to tell the public what to get, they say it in curves.
    * Marshall McLuhan


  • It might be said that it is the ideal of the employer to have production without employees and the ideal of the employee is to have income without work.
    * E. F. Schumacher


  • Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.
    * Robert Louis Stevenson


  • Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals.
    * Donald Trump


  • October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.
    * Mark Twain


  • Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.
    * Andy Warhol