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

Britney's a really cool girl, We were really close back when we were on the Mickey Mouse Club, and even watching her in interviews I find myself missing her lately. I'm really proud of her, how far she's come and what she's been able to accomplish. And to keep it together: It's so crazy out on the road. I gotta give her credit for not just going berserk and letting everybody get to her. I just passed on my number to her through somebody. It's good to have friends in the business who know what you're going through.
Christina Aguilera

The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.
Henry Ford

If a man with a business brain like Richard Branson's felt the girls should take their clothes off, I knew it must be a winner [on the success of his nightclub]
Peter Stringfellow

I'll keep it short and sweet - Family. Religion. Friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business.
Montgomery Burns

My advice would be: if you want to pursue a career in the music business, don't
X Factor

I am still looking for the modern equivalent of those Quakers who ran successful businesses, made money because they offered honest products and treated their people decently... This business creed, sadly, seems long forgotten.
Anita Roddick

At one point I lost most of my chess games. Then I realised many of my competitors were memorising the best moves and I was unwilling to do this. [These chess players will do anything to win won't they, it's a cut throat business!]
John Harsanyi

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

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

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

For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.
T S Eliot

When things have an effect on those around you, then in some ways it is your business even if it doesn't affect you directly.
Henry Green

Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed.
Elbert Hubbard

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

I look upon enthusiasm, in all other points but that of religion, to be a very necessary turn of mind; as indeed it is a vein which nature seems to have marked with more or less strength, in the tempers of most men. No matter what the object is, whether business, pleasures or the fine arts: whoever pursues them to any purpose must do so con amore
William Melmoth

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

Life is a ticklish business; I have resolved to spend it in reflecting upon it
Arthur Schopenhaeur

If you don't drive your business, you will be driven out of business.
B C Forbes

What's so touching is the way we fight the war right until the moment our business is taken care of and then we turn on a dime and we immediately start taking care of people. It's like a shock and aw shucks campaign.
Dennis Miller

Young lawyers attend the courts not because they have business there but because they have no business anywhere else.
Washington Irving

I walked out of show business in 1968 because I thought that would be good for the family.
Pete Best

A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.
Amos Bronson Alcott

We can't be in the business of carting fresh air around the country.
Alistair Darling

To be successful, you have to be able to relate to people; they have to be satisfied with your personality to be able to do business with you and to build a relationship with mutual trust.
George Ross

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

Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business.
Dave Barry

In seeking to serve social needs because it makes good business sense to do so, a corporation is doing what it knows how to do best.
Henry Ford II

Leonardo DiCaprio (Quick and the Dead): 'When we see each other now, it's a very pleasant experience. It's beyond his being smart. He has something good inside of him, mate, that you can't destroy with this business. He's gone from strength to strength as an actor.'
Russell Crowe

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

If you go out to Hollywood you'll find a lot of fantastic plastic people there in the business and a lot of people in life generally. They find it so hard to be themselves that they have to be plastic.
Jimmy Cliff

I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth.
Charlie Chaplin

No employer today is independent of those about him. He cannot succeed alone, no matter how great his ability or capital. Business today is more than ever a question of cooperation.
Orison Swett Marden

The master looks sharpest to his own business
Phaedrus

We made a plan at school to meet in her garage and kiss. It was like this little business deal. I kissed her and then I ran home (on his first girlfriend)
Brad Pitt

The car business is a lot like football. In football, you have to win once a week. In the car business, you have to win every day.
Tom Dempsey

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

If you're soft and fuzzy, like our little characters, you become the skinny kid on the beach, and people in this business don't mind kicking sand in your face.
Michael Eisner

Success in show business depends on your ability to make and keep friends.
Sophie Tucker

We mean by 'politics' the people's business - the most important business there is.
Adlai Stevenson

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

Alcohol and drug addiction are problems, and we should use outside agencies that know the business.
Richard Daley

Capital isn't so important in business. Experience isn't so important. You can get both these things. What is important is ideas. If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn't any limit to what you can do with your business and your life.
Harvey Firestone

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

Thirty-five years in show business and already nobody remembers me. Just like what's his name, and whos-its, and you know, that guy, who always wore a shirt.
Krusty The Klown

In business, when things aren't working it's time to mix it up - The Apprentice
Donald Trump

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

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

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

Although it's easy to forget sometimes, a share is not a lottery ticket... it's part-ownership of a business.
Peter Lynch



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