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The one great principle of the English law is, to make business for itself.
Charles Dickens

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

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

Business today consists in persuading crowds
Gerald Stanley Lee

In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
Harold Geneen

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

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

If you can't pay for a thing, don't buy it. If you can't get paid for it, don't sell it. Do this, and you will have calm and drowsy nights, with all of the good business you have now and none of the bad. If you have time, don't wait for time.
Benjamin Franklin

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

When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary.
Ezra Pound

To be in this business and have tremendous integrity and only make distinguished choices is very tough.
Alec Baldwin

Comedy may be big business but it isn't pretty.
Steve Martin

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

Creating a close connection to those you do business with has its many risks, rewards and consequences. There are few things in business I have encountered that are more difficult than firing someone, particularly if that someone has always been, or has become a friend.
Mark Cuban

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

Having George W. Bush giving a lecture on business ethics is like having a leper give you a facial, it just doesn't work!
Robin Williams

I don't consider stardom to be anything related with me. I hope that the only way this business will ever change me will be (giving me) a good life.
Jennifer Love Hewitt

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

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

It's better to take over and build upon an existing business than to start a new one.
Harold Geneen

Government 'help' to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.
Ayn Rand

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

Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.
Tom Robbins

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

To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business.
J Paul Getty

Anybody who finds it easy to make money on the horses is probably in the dog food business.
Franklin P Jones

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

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

Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
Karl Marx

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

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

At the time I was growing up in the business I was very well established within the industry as a child actor and as I grew up and turned into a teenager there was less and less work.
Morgan Brittany

During this campaign the chancellor and the prime minister will stand up and say it [the government] hasn't increased taxes, and that's just not true for business.
Digby Jones

I like to tell people that all of our products and business will go through three phases. There's vision, patience, and execution.
Steve Ballmer

"There are two reasons why I'm in show business, and I'm standing on both of them."
Betty Grable

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

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

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

It is a dangerous business going out your front door.
J R R Tolkien

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

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

The movie business divides women into ice queens and sluts, and there have been times I wanted to be a slut more than anything.
Sigourney Weaver

If the power goes out, business stops... whether you sell roses or you're a big manufacturer. [Are flowers petrol powered now then?]
Eric Johnston

Everyone in my family is in the film business; I knew I wanted to be creative and it was important in my family to be artistic.
Sofia Coppola

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

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

Iím a businesswoman in public and a total slut in the bedroom.
Jenny McCarthy

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

Creative ideas flourish best in a shop which preserves some spirit of fun. Nobody is in business for fun, but that does not mean there cannot be fun in business.
Leo Burnett



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