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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

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
John D Rockefeller

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

Golf isn't just my business, it's my hobby [attributed]
Lee Trevino

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

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

Someone asked me where my suit came from and I very nearly said: 'It's none of your business.' But people are interested now. [on winning a bafta, that mitchell and webb look was the most unfunny comedy in history]
David Mitchell

Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.
Sigmund Freud

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

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

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 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

The trouble with movies as a business is that it's an art, and the trouble with movies as art is that it's a business.
Charlton Heston

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

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

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

There are three reasons to be in business. To make money, to have fun - and to make money
Theo Paphitis

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

I think "immoral" is probably the wrong word to use... I prefer the word "unethical." [on his style of business]
Ivan Boesky

I have been asked whether it is strange when a big story and big business for you is tragedy or ill fortune for someone else; but the fact is that is how many things in life work sadly.
Mary Hart

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

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

Drawing is many things all at once - it is a hobby, a pastime, a pursuit and of course a business as well.
Bill Griffith

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

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

Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
Henry Ward Beecher

It is your business when the wall next door catches fire.
Horace

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is a woman's business to get married as soon as possible, and a man's to keep unmarried as long as he can;
Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity
George Bernard Shaw

The magic formula that successful businesses have discovered is to treat customers like guests and employees like people.
Tom Peters

When you first get started in this business all the attention is flattering but you soon get used to it.
Guy Berryman

Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.
Peter F Drucker

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

Cricket is a game full or forlorn hopes and sudden dramatic changes of fortune and its rules are so ill-defined that their interpretation is partly an ethical business.
George Orwell

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

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

In this business, if you don`t have the capacity to step back and have some sort of relativity about things, you're screwed
Leonor Varela

I'm an introvert at heart... And show business - even though I've loved it so much - has always been hard for me.
Roy Rogers

The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions.
John Hancock

I like Mr Gorbachev, we can do business together.
Margaret Thatcher

No praying, it spoils business. (Venice Preserved)
Thomas Otway

If the business is going well it's nothing to do with you and if it's going badly then it's all your fault.
Lord Levene

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

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



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