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What helps people, helps business.
Leo Burnett

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

The difference between having a Labour government for business to having a Tory government has been fairly negligible.
Richard Branson

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

Christ would be a national advertiser today, I am sure, as He was a great advertiser in His own day. He thought of His life as business.
Bruce Barton

American business long ago gave up on demanding that prospective employees be honest and hardworking. It has even stopped hoping for employees who are educated enough that they can tell the difference between the men's room and the women's room without having little pictures on the doors.
Dave Barry

I think you need a really strong businessperson running the state, a person who's used to turning negatives into positives, which is what happens in business. [On California]
Mike Curb

Television is one of the most fickle businesses that there are, you are in favour one minute and out the next.
Jeff Greenfield

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

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

Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.
Thomas J Watson

They say that politics is show business for ugly people, but as I always crack, what would I know about that? I like a challenge
George Galloway

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

Like many businessmen of genius he learned that free competition was wasteful, monopoly efficient. And so he simply set about achieving that efficient monopoly.
Mario Puzo

For me, campaigning and good business is also about putting forward solutions, not just opposing destructive practices or human rights abuses.
Anita Roddick

There's a subterranean impetus towards pornography so powerful that half the business world is juiced by the sort of half sex that one finds in advertisements.
Norman Mailer

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

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

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

Today it is not big business that we have to fear. It is big government.
Wendell Phillips

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

Well: what we gain by science is, after all, sadness, as the Preacher saith. The more we know of the laws and nature of the Universe the more ghastly a business we perceive it all to be - and the non-necessity of it.
Thomas Hardy

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

I think it is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises - but only performance is reality.
Harold Geneen

The Internet is the Viagra of big business.
Jack Welch

A person or business without friends is insolvent.
William Feather

You know criticism when you get into this business. You accept the bad with the good, the tabloids and the positive side of it.
Carmen Electra

The great business of life is to be, to do, to do without, and to depart
John Morley

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

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

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

So many people comment that I'm much more mature than average. In this business, you can get taken advantage of if you're not aware and you're not tough.
Amanda Bynes

If we want to secure the best jobs in the future, we must make America the best place in the world to do business.
Jim DeMint

I have a problem with the blatant celebrity exhibitionism that happens in this business and being sold purely as a brand.
Jason Patric

There is no question of the benefits that opening a market of a billion people will bring to American businesses. But this will test China and the world trade system.
William Daley

Believe in yourself, never give up and go about your business with passion drive and enthusiasm.
Peter Jones

Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs.
Henry Ford

Politics is just like show business. You have a hell of an opening, coast for a while, and then have a hell of a close.
Ronald Reagan

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

I've never told anyone how old I am. The minute they ask me I say, 'That's none of your business'. So that means I've never once lied about my age. Now that's true.
Calista Flockhart

The language and concepts contained herein are guaranteed not to cause eternal torment in the place where the guy with the horns and pointed stick conducts his business
Frank Zappa

Not a tenth of us who are in business are doing as well as we could if we merely followed the principles that were known to our grandfathers
William Feather

When I started eBay, it was a hobby, an experiment to see if people could use the Internet to be empowered through access to an efficient market. I actually wasn't thinking about it in terms of a social impact. It was really about helping people connect around a sphere of interest so they could do business
Pierre Omidyar

The growth of a large business is merely a survival of the fittest... The American beauty rose can be produced in the splendour and fragrance which bring cheer to its beholder only by sacrificing the early buds which grow up around it.
John D Rockefeller

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

Football's a difficult business and aren't they prima donnas?
Queen Elizabeth II

I know that my fans want to know who I'm sleeping with, but it's really none of their business.
Diana Ross

There's no doubt about it, show business lures the people who didn't get enough love, attention, or approval early in life and have grown up to become bottomless, gaping vessels of terrifying, abject need. Please laugh.
Dennis Miller

The movies are the only business where you can go out front and applaud yourself.
Will Rogers

If Roman Abramovich helped me out in training we would be bottom of the league and if I had to work in his world of big business, we would be bankrupt!
Jose Mourinho



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