115 Best Quotes about Business

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Back when I used to struggle with how I could define myself in the film business, I knew that I'd always remain true to myself and what I wanted to accomplish. The style of action I showcase is quite different from other stars we usually see, but I'm remaining true to myself, and hopefully this comes across. - Scott Adkins, Actor

Business social responsibility should not be coerced; it is a voluntary decision that the entrepreneurial leadership of every company must make on its own - John Mackey

Life Quotes, Business Ethics Quotes, Company Quotes, Decision Quotes, Leadership Quotes, Responsibility Quotes, Work Quotes, Consistency Quotes, Experience Quotes, Mind Quotes, Problem Solving Quotes

I was well aware of the fact that once you appeared in Doctor Who as something else, you were ruled out for the part of the Doctor: that was a kind of well known thing in the business. - Colin Baker, Actor

There's a delicious irony in seeing private luxury jets flying in to Washington, D.C., and people coming off of them with tin cups in their hands saying that they're going to be trimming down and streamlining their businesses. There's a message there. - Gary Ackerman, Politician

Lying Quotes


What is a danger is that we stay stuck in a new normal where unemployment rates stay high, people who have jobs see their incomes go up, businesses make big profits. But they're learned to do more with less, and so they don't hire. - Barack Obama, American President

Profit Quotes, Anger Quotes

You create a work of art. You do not know whether it will get public sanction. Sometimes outstanding films do no business, and sometimes films which are not so good work. - Dev Anand, Actor

Work Quotes, Art Quotes

I was the youngest of four kids, and Dad, who had a garden centre before he retired, came from a large Lancashire family. Every one of my uncles had their own business, including a post office, two fish and chip shops and a painting and decorating business. - Rick Astley, Musician

Pain Quotes

Short cycle business are being impacted by credit, and are being impacted by gasoline prices, food, distribution businesses, chemical business. - Jack Welch

Food Quotes

Any artist manages his own business along with his manager. Every band should. - Art Alexakis , American Musician

I love my family very much. I wish I could see them a little more often than I do. But we understand because we're a show business family and we all work. - Michael Jackson

Love Quotes, Work Quotes

Woodstock was a business. A very poorly run business. - Shawn Amos, Musician

Stock Quotes

I'll tell you where the injustice is. It's with the person earning ú12,000 to ú15,000-a-year who is being asked to be restrained by their business or employer. Yet the taxpayer has bailed out the banks, so why are they not showing restraint? - Prince Andrew, Royalty

Banks Quotes, Tax Quotes, Injustice Quotes

I wouldn't be in a legitimate business for all the money in the world. - Gennaro Angiulo, Criminal

Money Quotes

I've seen so many people in this business that made a fortune. They get old and broke and can't make any money. I tell you something... no one's going to play a benefit for . - Jimmy Dean

Money Quotes

Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again - Richard Branson

Success Quotes, Failure Quotes

I'm in a privileged position and I'm going to do my utmost to use that privileged position on behalf of the U.K., its citizens, its businesses and people. - Prince Andrew, Royalty

There is nothing more requisite in business than despatch. - Joseph Addison, Writer

You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you. - Dale Carnegie, Writer

The Internet is the Viagra of big business. - Jack Welch

The music we made then was so amateurish, compared to the rest of mainstream pop or rock and roll. But what differentiated us from what everybody else was doing in the business was the fact that you could tell that these people came from different reference areas. - Kevin Ayers, Composer

Music Quotes

But now I realize that this record business really needs me. No one else is trying to take a chance or do something different. - Erykah Badu, Musician

The payouts for starting a business are just terrible when you account for risk. A tiny minority of entrepreneurs ever get rich. And the majority of entrepreneurs would probably make far more money, and have more stable personal relationships, if they just worked for someone else. - Michael Arrington , Businessman

Accounting Quotes, Rich Quotes, Risk Quotes, Work Quotes, Money Quotes, Relationship Quotes

Effective philanthropy requires a lot of time and creativity - the same kind of focus and skills that building a business requires. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Skill Quotes, Time Quotes, Creativity Quotes

When it comes to anything that's social, whether it's your family, your school, your community, your business or your country, winning is a team sport - Bill Clinton

Homecoming Quotes, Winning Quotes, Community Quotes

I called my business manager in California and said, 'Sell all of my stock' - what little of it I had - and it's the only smart financial move I ever made. - Lauren Bacall, Actress

Stock Quotes

Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and more fit for new projects than for settled business. - Francis Bacon, Philosopher

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great - John D. Rockefeller

Success Quotes, Great Quotes

After a while of getting jerked around, you realize what the business is really made up of. - Tori Amos, Musician

In show business, you get chewed up and spit out. - John Aniston , Actor

This is a business. Be smart. Choose wisely. - John Aniston , Actor

The way to be successful in the software world is to come up with breakthrough software, and so whether it's Microsoft Office or Windows, its pushing that forward. New ideas, surprising the marketplace, so good engineering and good business are one in the same. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Success Quotes, Ideas Quotes

Every successful business, even Google, Facebook, Twitter, started with a combination of manual improvements and friends of the founders using the site. - James Altucher, Author

Success Quotes

The mercantile business did not suit me. - John James Audubon, Scientist

I have received more fulfillment and adulation than I would ever know what to do with in terms of show business. - Maria Bamford

Fulfillment Quotes

Eventually you won't think of 'the Internet business.' You'll think of it more like news, weather, sports, but even that taxonomy isn't clear. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Tax Quotes

Modern poets talk against business, poor things, but all of us write for money. Beginners are subjected to trial by market. - Robert Frost, Poet

Money Quotes

Creative people don't behave very well generally. If you're looking for examples of good relationships in show business, you're gonna be depressed real fast. I don't have time for anything else right now but work and my daughter. She's my first priority. - Jim Carrey

Time Quotes, Work Quotes, Relationship Quotes

There are men - now in power in this country - who do not respect dissent, who cannot cope with turmoil, and who believe that the people of America are ready to support repression as long as it is done with a quiet voice and a business suit. - John Lindsay

Respect Quotes, Dissent Quotes, Men Quotes, Power Quotes

I just want to create, and socializing is part of the experience. It might sound crazy, but I don't see myself in the jewelry business. It's an experience. - Waris Ahluwalia , Designer

Experience Quotes

I love travelling and going on wildlife safaris. I have an interest in astronomy. I like reading on current affairs, business and science. I love doing nothing if I can help it. - Viswanathan Anand, Celebrity

Love Quotes, Life Quotes, Help Quotes, Travel Quotes, Science Quotes

Filipino businessmen must have the ability to compete freely in the global economy. - Gloria Macapagal Arroyo , Statesman

Economy Quotes, Ability Quotes

I'm not really interested in participating in mainstream culture. Participating in the mainstream music business is, to me, like getting involved in a racket. There's no way you can get involved in a racket and not someway be filthied by it. - Steve Albini , Musician

Music Quotes

I find myself going to places where I really have no business, speaking to these people in a whole other field that I have no extensive knowledge of. But I do it very often because it scares me. - Alan Alda , American Actor

Knowledge Quotes

If I have been fortunate enough to have risen to a level in this business where people would actually listen to me, then I think I have a duty to convey all truths that I encounter. - Ashleigh Banfield, Canadian Journalist

Truth Quotes

You can say anything to anyone, but how you say it will determine how they will react - John Rampton

Success Quotes

I would say the consumer Internet companies - in a lot of ways, if you go inside the consumer Internet companies and you see how they run, it's how all their businesses are going to run. - Marc Andreessen, Businessman

The business of America is business. - Calvin Coolidge, President

I tell people all of the time that they would make any show in this business - whether it's black, white, Hispanic, Jewish, Colombian, Dominican - whatever. They'll make it if it sells. It's a business. It's not personal. - Kirk Acevedo, Actor

Time Quotes

There is a difference between what technology enables and what historical business practices enable. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Technology Quotes, Practice Quotes

If you spend your life competing with business men, what do you have? A bank account and ulcers! - Marilyn Monroe

Life Quotes, Accounting Quotes, Banks Quotes, Men Quotes

The advantage of the consumer businesses is they tend to be much broader-based, much larger number of customers, that tend to over time be a lot more predictable. The advantage of the enterprise companies is they are not as subject to consumer trend, fad, behavior. - Marc Andreessen, Businessman

Customer Quotes, Time Quotes

I'm celebrating my 40th year in show business this year. - Roy Ayers, Musician

6 Top quotes about Business by Zig Ziglar

The successful business executive can handle challenges and solve problems at a remarkable clip. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Success Quotes, Challenge Quotes, Problems Quotes

I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can't truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Success Quotes, Life Quotes, Balance Quotes

I have always said that everyone is in sales. Maybe you don't hold the title of salesperson, but if the business you are in requires you to deal with people, you, my friend, are in sales. - Zig Ziglar, Author

I'm constantly amazed that owners and managers of all businesses don't train their people to call the person who pays by credit card by name. It definitely makes the customer feel good and will be a factor in bringing them back to your place of business. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Customer Quotes

Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Customer Quotes, Opportunity Quotes, Complaining Quotes

If people like you, they'll listen to you, but if they trust you, they'll do business with you. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Trust Quotes

6 Famous quotes about Business by Warren Buffett

I am a huge bull on this country. We will not have a double-dip recession at all. I see our businesses coming back almost across the board. - Warren Buffett, Businessman

In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield. - Warren Buffett, Businessman

The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective. - Warren Buffett, Businessman

Your premium brand had better be delivering something special, or it's not going to get the business. - Warren Buffett, Businessman

If a business does well, the stock eventually follows. - Warren Buffett, Businessman

Stock Quotes

When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact. - Warren Buffett, Businessman

Management Quotes, Reputation Quotes

10 Popular quotes about Business by Shari Arison

In everything I do, whether in business, philanthropy or my personal life, I am guided by my inner truth, my values. - Shari Arison , Businesswoman

Life Quotes, Truth Quotes, Values Quotes

As the owner of the Arison Group, a philanthropic and business enterprise that spans across 40 countries in 5 continents, my ongoing challenge is to bridge the gap between what I envision and its understanding and practical implementation. The Arison Group operates to realize the overall vision of Doing Good. - Shari Arison , Businesswoman

Challenge Quotes, Understanding Quotes, Vision Quotes

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 , Businesswoman

Life Quotes, Decision Quotes, Spiritual Quotes, Aim Quotes, Respect Quotes, Tolerance Quotes

I grew up in a business-inspired environment, and over the years have started and run several businesses and philanthropic organizations. Understanding how large corporations work, by having hands-on and board experience, I apply that knowledge to the benefit of all that I do. - Shari Arison , Businesswoman

Knowledge Quotes, Understanding Quotes, Work Quotes, Experience Quotes

Doing good business - being ethical, being transparent, being caring, implementing values in your business - makes a difference, and you make money at the same time. - Shari Arison , Businesswoman

Time Quotes, Values Quotes, Money Quotes

It's important to think good, speak good, and do good. If we want to see positive change in the world, then we need to connect to goodness. I try in everything I do, both in business and philanthropy, to make a positive change and do that by doing good. - Shari Arison , Businesswoman

Change Quotes, Important Quotes

People look at me as spiritual... but I am also very logical, very business-minded. The two come together. - Shari Arison , Businesswoman

Spiritual Quotes, Logic Quotes, Mind Quotes

In my new book, 'Birth,' my goal is to share the path I have traveled in the spiritual sphere and in the business and philanthropic sphere in order to reveal the essential connection between the two. - Shari Arison , Businesswoman

Goal Quotes, Spiritual Quotes, Travel Quotes, Birth Quotes

In 'Birth,' I explore the nature of the new world we are approaching with my business-spiritual model, a new model for a new world. This view will enable individuals, companies and even nations to move from collapse to positive change, and bring together the spiritual and the material, giving birth to a new future. - Shari Arison , Businesswoman

Change Quotes, Spiritual Quotes, Birth Quotes, Future Quotes, Giving Quotes, Material Quotes, Nature Quotes

As I see it, we are all connected and share a stake in our collective future. We are all part of a greater picture. I greatly encourage businesswomen everywhere in the world to take personal responsibility, stay connected to their own intuition and unique potential, work hard, deal with reality, but don't give up. - Shari Arison , Businesswoman

Great Quotes, Responsibility Quotes, Work Quotes, Courage Quotes, Intuition Quotes, Potential Quotes, Women Quotes, Future Quotes

5 Amazing quotes about Business by Scott Bakula

On the whole, show business is a hard business in which to be married. - Scott Bakula, Actor

I went into show business because I love to work with people, and what I enjoy most about acting is rehearsing and getting to know people and their talents, forming relationships. Working in this business, barriers drop and you get into people real quickly. - Scott Bakula, Actor

Love Quotes, Work Quotes, Talent Quotes, Relationship Quotes

The biggest challenge for everybody to realize out there is that we're in a very complicated business world and that were all under one umbrella and it's very challenging for everybody to figure out where the priorities lie and where the loyalties lie. - Scott Bakula, Actor

Challenge Quotes

The great thing about show business is that there's no mandatory retirement age. - Scott Bakula, Actor

Retirement Quotes, Great Quotes

The reality of our business is that for every actor who's rolled up his tent and given up and gone home, the next day you hear about some shoe salesman at Macy's who had this audition and now he's Harrison Ford. There's always that carrot out there in our business. - Scott Bakula, Actor

Reality Quotes

4 Awesome quotes about Business by Russell Baker

Anything that isn't opposed by about 40 percent of humanity is either an evil business or so unimportant that it simply doesn't matter. - Russell Baker, Journalist

Important Quotes, Humanity Quotes, Evil Quotes

The best discussion of trouble in boardroom and business office is found in newspapers' own financial pages and speeches by journalists in management jobs. - Russell Baker, Journalist

Management Quotes, Trouble Quotes

There is a growing literature about the multitude of journalism's problems, but most of it is concerned with the editorial side of the business, possibly because most people competent to write about journalism are not comfortable writing about finance. - Russell Baker, Journalist

Finance Quotes, Problems Quotes, Literature Quotes

Except for politics, no business is scrutinized more exhaustively than journalism. - Russell Baker, Journalist

Politics Quotes

5 Best quotes about Business by Noam Chomsky

Debt is a trap, especially student debt, which is enormous, far larger than credit card debt. It's a trap for the rest of your life because the laws are designed so that you can't get out of it. If a business, say, gets in too much debt, it can declare bankruptcy, but individuals can almost never be relieved of student debt through bankruptcy. - Noam Chomsky

Life Quotes

In the US, there is basically one party - the business party. It has two factions, called Democrats and Republicans, which are somewhat different but carry out variations on the same policies. By and large, I am opposed to those policies. As is most of the population. - Noam Chomsky

Action Quotes

Haitian rice farmers are quite efficient, but they can't compete with U.S. agribusiness that relies on a huge government subsidy, thanks to Ronald Reagan's free market enthusiasms. - Noam Chomsky

Enthusiasm Quotes

A very large majority of the U.S. population is in favor of establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba and has been for a long time with some fluctuations. And even part of the business world is in favor of it, too. But the government won't allow it. - Noam Chomsky

Time Quotes

I don't join the New Atheists. So, for example, I wouldn't have the arrogance to lecture some mother who hopes to see her dying child in Heaven - that's none of my business, ultimately. I won't lecture her on the philosophy of science. - Noam Chomsky

Hope Quotes, Arrogance Quotes, Heaven Quotes, Philosophy Quotes, Science Quotes

11 Business Quotes about Change

Being on the run, having to change the way that you do business, being unable to plan in a safe and secure environment, always looking over your shoulder, knowing that some day somebody's going to knock on your door and it's going to be your last. - John Abizaid, Soldier

Change Quotes

It's something that I love about this business and that scares me about this business, but in a good way. You just never know what's going to happen. And things change constantly. But there's always opportunities for new work, so you just have to enjoy the job that you're on while you're on it because it doesn't last forever. - Candice Accola, Actress

Love Quotes, Change Quotes, Work Quotes

I look at every business and ask, How long can this last? How can I identify the status quo and change it? - Sheldon Adelson, Businessman

Change Quotes

This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Change Quotes, Time Quotes

It's time to fundamentally change the way that we do business in Washington. To help build a new foundation for the 21st century, we need to reform our government so that it is more efficient, more transparent, and more creative. That will demand new thinking and a new sense of responsibility for every dollar that is spent. - Barack Obama, American President

Change Quotes, Help Quotes, Responsibility Quotes, Time Quotes, Reform Quotes, Thinking Quotes

Despite the painful changes we have had to make, we continue to believe in the St. Louis market. And we are hoping to add flights, in a careful way, as the economics of our business improve and the demands of the traveling public in St. Louis become clear. - Gerard Arpey , Businessman

Change Quotes, Pain Quotes, Travel Quotes

Having cakes as a business certainly changes things for me - I don't now sit at home doing a cake for the fun of it anymore. But it's an extremely happy and pleasureable business to run because people are generally buying cakes for celebrations. - Jane Asher , Actress

Change Quotes, Fun Quotes

Since the traditional recorded-music business models have drastically changed, there is truly diminished income derived from recorded music by artists - both current and catalog. The touring industry has become much more important as a majority revenue stream and the ancillary fan experiences and promotions that may be derived from it. - Irving Azoff, Businessman

Change Quotes, Important Quotes, Experience Quotes, Music Quotes

People who like to fume about the manner in which Disney changed beloved classics are often ignorant of history, not to mention the realities of show business. - Kage Baker, Writer

Love Quotes, Change Quotes, History Quotes

There are pros and cons of experience. A con is that you can't look at the business with a fresh pair of eyes and as objectively as if you were a new CEO. Fire yourself on a Friday night and come in on Monday morning as if a search firm put you there as a turn-around leader. Can you be objective and make the bold change? - Andrea Jung

Change Quotes, Experience Quotes, Monday Quotes

Candice is the original spelling of my name. I changed it to Kandyse when I was really young and first starting out in the business as kind of a joke. I didn't realize it would stick! I did consider changing it, but then it seemed too confusing, so then I asked them to change it back. Not too soon, however! - Kandyse McClure

Change Quotes, Spelling Quotes

16 Mind Your Own Business Quotes

Modeling is a lonely business... You don't speak. You don't really portray anything but an image... the business is so superfluous about dealing with the outside, it messes with your mind. - Kim Alexis , Model

Mind Quotes

Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner. - Walt Disney, Cartoonist

Time Quotes, Mind Quotes

I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, 'You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit.' As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit. - Mitch Hedberg

Mind Quotes

The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away. - Ronald Reagan, President

Mind Quotes

I never considered acting while growing up. I just knew I didn't want to go into the saloon business: I wanted to get away from Kenosha. And once I left, never, ever did it cross my mind to go back. I went to college and thought I'd study law. - Don Ameche, Actor

Thought Quotes, Mind Quotes

My first introduction to television, and really just the business in general, was working with David Lynch, with his incredibly open, creative mind that was not following any rules. - Madchen Amick, Actress

Work Quotes, Mind Quotes, Vision Quotes

I got some news for you. One, there is no Jesus. Two, there is no God. Three, mind your own business and everything works out. - Ed Asner, Actor

God Quotes, Work Quotes, Mind Quotes

Every one knows, that the mind will not be kept from contemplating what it loves in the midst of crowds and business. Hence come those frequent absences, so observable in conversation; for whilst the body is confined to present company, the mind is flown to that which it delights in. - Mary Astell, Writer

Love Quotes, Company Quotes, Mind Quotes

Well, a lot of people within government and big business are nervous of Hip Hop and Hip Hop artists, because they speak their minds. They talk about what they see and what they feel and what they know. They reflect what's around them. - Afrika Bambaataa, American Musician

Mind Quotes

I sat down in 1989 and I made up my mind at that point that I was going to spend the rest of my life assisting women and youth to gain social and political empowerment through business and education. I convinced myself economic empowerment of women was going to be key, especially in a country like this where most women didn't go to school. - Joyce Banda, Politician

Education Quotes, Life Quotes, Women Quotes, Mind Quotes, Power Quotes

Most of the trouble in this world has been caused by folks who can't mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has. - William S. Burroughs, Writer

Trouble Quotes, Mind Quotes

Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business. - Calvin Coolidge, President

Important Quotes, Mind Quotes

Conscious business.. business that is conscious of inner and outer worlds.. would thereforeábe businessáthat takes into account body, mind, and spirit in self, culture, and nature. Put differently, conscious business would be mindfulof the way that the spectrum of consciousness operates in the Big Three worlds of self and culture and nature - Ken Wilber

Mind Quotes, Nature Quotes

Perhaps the best place to begin with an integral approach to business is with.. oneself. In the Big Three of self, culture, and world, integral mastery starts with self. How do body and mind and spirit operate in me? How does that necessarily impact my role in the world of business? And how can I become more conscious of these already operating realities in myself and in others? - Ken Wilber

Mind Quotes

Black History is possible for anybody who really wants it. Black History is universal. But don't approach Black History with a business mind looking for worldly gain - Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

Black History Quotes, Mind Quotes

Whatever I've experienced in my life is a part of my story, and I'm proud of that. But it's someone who wakes up early, works all day, believes in charitable work, business-minded, diligent, accountable, problem-solving... I'm so much about school, consistency and tradition. - Drew Barrymore

Life Quotes, Work Quotes, Consistency Quotes, Experience Quotes, Mind Quotes, Problem Solving Quotes