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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

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

Business today consists in persuading crowds.
T S Eliot

After all, it's the future of business communication that we're looking toward.
Jim Barksdale

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.
Mahatma Gandhi

I'm in the retail business, not the circus business.
Philip Green

The minute you try to talk business with him he takes the attitude that he is a gentleman and a scholar, and the moment you try to approach him on the level of his moral integrity he starts to talk business.
Raymond Chandler

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

In the publishing business you have to learn to greet failure with the same handshake as you would success.
Eddie Bell

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

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

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

Advertising is a business of words, but advertising agencies are infested with men and women who cannot write. They cannot write advertisements, and they cannot write plans. They are helpless as deaf mutes on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera.
David Ogilvy

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

EBay's business is based on enabling someone to do business with another person, and to do that, they first have to develop some measure of trust, either in the other person or the system
Pierre Omidyar

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

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

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

I was very pleased with the way Monty Panesar went about his business. From the word go he seemed to be right on the spot and bowled with a lot of control.
Duncan Fletcher

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

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

There's no business like show business, but there are several businesses like accounting.
David Letterman

Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbour on an empty stomach.
Woodrow Wilson

The world can forgive practically anything except people who mind their own business.
Margaret Mitchell

How to succeed in business without really trying (title of book)
Shepherd Mead

A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.
Henry Ford

Ecommerce is changing the world of business, and how we think about doing business. As ever the small businesses have made the most of the technology whilst the big businesses, even now, are usually very poor in the online market.
Anonymous

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

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

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

Conducting your business in a socially responsible way is good business.
Derby Brown

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

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

I was a good amateur but only an average professional. I soon realized that there was a limit to how far I could rise in the music business, so I left the band and enrolled at New York University.
Alan Greenspan

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

Music is spiritual. The music business is not.
Van Morrison

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

When I started in the business [acting], I was told that if I made it, I would not do so for a good many years, because of the physical and vocal type I am.
Thayer David

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

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

Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth.
Virginia Woolf

There are three things that you should spend you time doing: Marketing, marketing, marketing. It is the most important thing that someone growing a business should be doing. If you are not prepared to do that, then everything else is irrelevant
Emma Harrison

The music business has let me touch a lot of people with my talent.
Britney Spears

The master looks sharpest to his own business
Phaedrus

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

I'm not sure I knew what an entrepreneur was when I was ten, but I knew that starting little businesses and trying to sell greeting cards or newspapers door-to-door or just vending machine kind of thing is... there's just something very intriguing to me about that.
Steve Case

If you want to succeed, you'd better look as if you mean business.
Jeanne Holm

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

Well, when you get into the business, what you have to realize is that signing autographs and getting 'bothered' is just part of the deal. It's not a bother to me at all. That's part of being an actor and that's something you have to realize before you ever get into this business. Your fans are the ones who get you everywhere in the world.
Zachary Ty Bryan

A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.
Richard Branson



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