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When I started over 10 years ago, the business wasn't like it is today.
Vendela Kirsebom

The wireless segment is approximately 50 percent of our business we believe this is an industrywide phenomenon and that we are, in fact, maintaining if not gaining market share.
Antonio Perez

Business has been so drab, all grey suits and cufflinks. But there's a whole new generation of entrepreneurs starting to make it fun.
Simon Woodroffe

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

Our grandly business undoubtedly is, not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand
Thomas Carlyle

All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.
Samuel Butler

The chief business of the American people is business.
Calvin Coolidge

The Internet is the Viagra of big business.
Jack Welch

Kids are great. That's one of the best things about our business, all the kids you get to meet. It's a shame they have to grow up to be regular people and come to the games and call you names
Charles Barkley

Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.
Thomas Hardy

I don't think meals have any business being deductible. I'm for separation of calories and corporations.
Ralph Nader

The golden rule for every business man is this: 'Put yourself in your customer's place.'
Orison Swett Marden

Dying is a troublesome business: there is pain to be suffered, and it wrings one's heart; but death is a splendid thing - a warfare accomplished, a beginning all over again, a triumph. You can always see that in their faces.
George Bernard Shaw

'The whole of this unfortunate business', said Dr Lyster, 'has been the result of Pride and Prejudice' [Cecilia]
Fanny Burney

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

Woman, a pleasing but a short-lived flower, Too soft for business and too weak for power: A wife in bondage, or neglected maid: Despised, if ugly: if she's fair, betrayed. (An Essay on Woman)
Mary Leapor

We didn't know how to run a business, but we had dreams and talent.
Ruth Handler

The CIA is made up of boys whose families sent them to Princeton but wouldn't let them into the family brokerage business.
Lyndon Johnson

My father being in the movie business, I thought being an actor would be great. But when I started singing to people in coffee houses - folk music - then, later, singing songs that I started to write myself, I felt more than an affinity for it.
David Crosby

People tell me not to do a soap, but it was a great learning experience because I became familiar with the technical aspects of the business. Besides, look who came out of soaps - Julianne Moore, Demi Moore, Tommy Lee Jones, Parker Posey, Kathleen Turner. All amazing people.
Sarah Michelle Gellar

It's a business. If I could make more money down in the zinc mines I'd be mining zinc.
Roger Maris

No dancer can watch Fred Astaire and not know that we all should have been in another business.
Mikhail Baryshnikov

Unlike any other business in the United States, sports must preserve an illusion of perfect innocence.
Lewis H Lapham

I wouldn't be in a legitimate business for all the money in the world.
Gennaro Anguilo

To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.
Aristotle Onassis

She is cool. It's good to have older friends in the business, because they've seen it and they've done it. A lot of madness they've gone through, you can relate to. It's cool being able to vent sometimes and have someone truly understand. [On Sharon Stone - Jane September 2004]
Christina Aguilera

If you are a complete perfectionist, then the truth is that this ice skating business will drive you a little crazy!
Dorothy Hamill

I'm not some blonde bimbo. I want to be a successful businesswoman.
Sarah Harding

Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
Dale Carnegie

Whatever I do, it's my business. It's not my job to parent America.
Christina Aguilera

The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you
Charles Dickens

A person or business without friends is insolvent.
William Feather

To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.
John H Patterson

The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.
Bill Gates

It really isn't anybody's business how many people we have working for us. What's offensive is that I'm portrayed as this prima donna with these sycophants telling me how great I am all the time. Yes, they do work for me, but we're working together for a higher good...
Demi Moore

No self-respecting small businessman with a brain... would ever employ a lady of childbearing age.
Godfrey Bloom

Good writers are in the business of leaving signposts saying, Tour my world, see and feel it through my eyes; I am your guide.
Larry King

Few businessmen are capable of being in politics, they don't understand the democratic process, they have neither the tolerance or the depth it takes. Democracy isn't a business.
Malcolm Forbes

If you can run one business well, you can run any business well.
Alan Bleasdale

A businessman is the only man who is forever apologizing for his occupation.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

When you are led by values, it doesn't cost your business, it helps your business.
Jerry Greenfield

We as consumers will not tolerate a poor product or service, then why do we allow and in fact manage and lead a business that allows a less than tolerable product or service to exist?
Jonathon J Salomon

It was not until several weeks after he had decided to murder his wife that Dr Birkleigh took any active steps in the matter. Murder is a serious business (Malice Aforethought)
Francis Iles

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

But I felt like Pablo Escobar felt like he was an honorable businessman. And when he killed people, I think he felt he did it because they were honorable. That they were liars and were trying to cheat him. I don't think he had a lot of respect for the politicians in Columbia at the time, so he had quite a lot of fun killing them.
Cliff Curtis

I may be president of the United States, but my private life is nobody's damned business.
Chester A Arthur

There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
Anthony Robbins

Business is the art of extracting money from another man's pocket without resorting to violence.
Max Amsterdam

Politics is the reflex of the business and industrial world.
Emma Goldman

Everyone tells me it's impossible. But they said that about starting
my own business. I'm not smart, but I'm totally inspired to do this.
Beri Smither



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