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Wise Quotes about Business

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Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

In business or in life, don't follow the wagon tracks too closely.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford

 

Give Honest and Sincere Appreciation.
- Dale Carnegie

Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past
have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
- George S. Patton

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Lead follow or get out of the way.
- Thomas Paine

Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit
which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.
- Henry David Thoreau

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another
as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
- Thomas Jefferson

Profit is a by-product of work;
happiness is its chief product.
- Henry Ford

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

If you want to be incrementally better: Be competitive.
If you want to be exponentially better: Be cooperative.
- Anonymous

Choose a job you love,
and you will never have to work a day in your life.
- Confucius

Leaders are those who empower others.
- Bill Gates

About leadership: No person can be a great leader
unless he takes genuine joy
in the successes of those under him.
- W. A. Nance

If you have an important point to make,
don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.
Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again.
Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
- Winston Churchill

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The buck stops here.
- Harry S. Truman

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
- Anonymous

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved.
He inspires the power and energy to get it done.
- Ralph Nader

If you plan for a year, plant a seed.
If for ten years, plant a tree.
If for a hundred years, teach the people.
When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest.
When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests.
- Kuan Chung

Example is leadership.
- Albert Schweitzer

The glue that holds all relationships together -
including the relationship between; the leader and the led
is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
- Brian Tracy

When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way,
you will command the attention of the world.
- George Washington Carver

The most successful people in life
are generally those who have the best information.
- Benjamin Disraeli

To lead people walk behind them.
- Lao Tzu

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

The best way to predict the future is to create it.
- Peter F. Drucker

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives
is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.
- Brian Tracy

The reason why men do not obey us,
is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Management is doing things right;
leadership is doing the right things.
- Peter F. Drucker

Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The success of a project is best predicted
by the enthusiasm of its participants.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

Be resolute in your goals,
but flexible in your tactics.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

I cannot trust a man to control others
who cannot control himself.
- Robert E. Lee

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The sum of wisdom is that
time is never lost that is devoted to work.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

leading by example creates a degree of
loyalty and overall success
that cannot be achieved through
issuing orders from a lofty office.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Successful people ask better questions,
and as a result, they get better answers.
- Tony Robbins

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Unless both sides win,
no agreement can be permanent.
- Jimmy Carter

There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything.
And that is by making the other person want to do it.
- Dale Carnegie

Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues:
always insist on it in your subordinates.
- Don Marquis

You can discover what your enemy fears most
by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
- Michael Moncur

It is better to lead from behind
and to put others in front,
especially when you celebrate victory
when nice things occur.
You take the front line when there is danger.
Then people will appreciate your leadership.
- Nelson Mandela

Government in the U.S.
today is a senior partner in every business in the country.
- Norman Cousins

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

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

Business is in itself a power.
- Garet Garrett

You can close more business in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

The signs of outstanding leadership
appear primarily among the followers.
Are the followers reaching their potential?
Are they learning? Serving?
Do they achieve the required results?
Do they change with grace? Manage conflict?
- Max De Pree

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

It's work only if I say it's work,
but it's play if I say it's fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Working at a job you hate is unlikely
to bring you either happiness or success.
Do what you love. You are far more likely to gain success -
recognition and financial reward - if you are working
at something that inspires and excites you.
And, whether wealth follows or not, you will be happy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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