My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people's.

Oscar Wilde

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business.

Henry Ford

No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Drive thy business or it will drive thee.

Benjamin Franklin

In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.

Warren Buffett

The chief business of the American people is business.

Calvin Coolidge

The business of America is business.

Calvin Coolidge

Sometimes it takes an expert to point out the obvious.

Scott Allen

Most are engaged in business the greater part of their lives, because the soul abhors a vacuum and they have not discovered any continuous employment for man's nobler faculties.

Henry David Thoreau

In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product and profits. Unless you've got a good team, you can't do much with the other two.

Lee Iacocca

If you don't do it excellently, don't do it at all. Because if it's not excellent, it won't be profitable or fun, and if you're not in business for fun or profit, what the hell are you doing there?

Robert Townsend

It is very sad for a man to make himself servant to a single thing; his manhood all taken out of him by the hydraulic pressure of excessive business.

Theodore Parker

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

B. C. Forbes

Test and Learn is a great business tool which delivers value.

Paul Moran

This free will business is a bit terrifying anyway. It's almost pleasanter to obey, and make the most of it.

Ugo Betti

Method is the very hinge of business, and there is no method without punctuality.

Richard Cecil

Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business - which at least does us all some good.

Stephen Fry

The ultimate test of a finished account executive is his ability to write a sound marketing plan.

Morris Hite

Talk of nothing but business, and dispatch that business quickly.

Aldus Manutius

To succeed as a team is to hold all of the members accountable for their expertise.

Mitchell Caplan

To be in the right is often an expensive business.

Phyllis Bottome

What helps people, helps business.

Leo Burnett

No one has a greater asset for his business than a man's pride in his work.

Hosea Ballou

Publishing is a business, but journalism never was and is not essentially a business. Nor is it a profession.

Henry R. Luce

Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, "She doesn't have what it takes"; They will say, "Women don't have what it takes";.

Clare Boothe Luce

A business leader has to keep their organization focused on the mission. That sounds easy, but it can be tremendously challenging in today's competitive and ever-changing business environment. A leader also has to motivate potential partners to join.

Meg Whitman

If you've got $20 million coming in and $30 million going out, sooner or later your wife's going to say, 'Hey, what are you doing?'

Felix Sabates

The secret of business is to know something nobody else knows.

Aristotle Onassis

You are not in business to be popular.

Kirstie Alley

Publicity is a great purifier because it sets in action the forces of public opinion, and in this country public opinion controls the courses of the nation.

Charles Evans Hughes

We want consumers to say, 'That's a hell of a product' instead of, 'That's a hell of an ad.'

Leo Burnett

The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision.

Bruce Barton

'Whom are you?' he asked, for he had attended business college.

George Ade

The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business.

Aaron Burr

Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this - no dog exchanges bones with another.

Adam M. Smith

A businessman is a hybrid of a dancer and a calculator.

Paul Valery

The commercial class has always mistrusted verbal brilliancy and wit, deeming such qualities, perhaps with some justice, frivolous and unprofitable.

Red Auerbach

The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.

Ambrose Bierce

The business that considers itself immune to the necessity for advertising sooner or later finds itself immune to business.

Derby Brown

I ran the wrong kind of business, but I did it with integrity.

Sydney Biddle Barrows

A businessman needs three umbrellas - one to leave at the office, one to leave at home, and one to leave on the train.

Paul Dickson

To say that only those businesses affected with a public interest may be regulated is but another way of stating that all those businesses which may be regulated are affected with a public interest.

Harlan Stone

Whatever I do, it's my business. It's not my job to parent America.

Christina Aguilera

You read a book from beginning to end. You run a business the opposite way. You start with the end, and then you do everything you must to reach it.

Harold S. Geneen

Good design can't fix broken business models.

Jeffrey Veen

A meeting is an event where minutes are taken and hours wasted.

James T. Kirk

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

David Letterman

I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.

John Cleese

Show business is just like high school, except you get paid.

Martin Mull

In business a reputation for keeping absolutely to the letter and spirit of an agreement, even when it is unfavorable, is the most precious of assets, although it is not entered in the balance sheet.

Lord Chandos

You never really hear the truth from your subordinates until after 10 in the evening.

Jurgen Schrempp

Letting your customers set your standards is a dangerous game, because the race to the bottom is pretty easy to win. Setting your own standards--and living up to them--is a better way to profit. Not to mention a better way to make your day worth all the effort you put into it.

Seth Godin

Whenever you're sitting across from some important person, always picture him sitting there in a suit of long red underwear. That's the way I always operated in business.

Joseph P. Kennedy

A dinner lubricates business.

Lord William Stowell

In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative original thinker unless you can also sell what you create. Management cannot be expected to recognize a good idea unless it is presented to them by a good salesman.

David M. Ogilvy

It is just as important that business keep out of government as that government keep out of business.

Herbert Hoover

All business proceeds on beliefs, or judgments of probabilities, and not on certainties.

Charles W. Eliot

Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.

W. Edwards Deming

The sole purpose of business is service. The sole purpose of advertising is explaining the service which business renders.

Leo Burnett

In the business world an executive knows something about everything, a technician knows everything about something and the switchboard operator knows everything.

Harold Coffin

Don't forget until too late that the business of life is not business but living.

Barry C. Forbes

Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.

Karl Marx

Designing your product for monetization first, and people second will probably leave you with neither.

Tara Hunt

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.

Abraham Lincoln

The great business of life is to be, to do, to do without, and to depart.

John Morley

Business has only two functions - marketing and innovation.

Milan Kundera

Business is more exciting than any game.

Kitty O'neill Collins

Capital isn't that important in business. Experience isn't that important. You can get both of these things. What is important is ideas.

Harvey S. Firestone

More business is lost every year through neglect than through any other cause.

Rose F. Kennedy

A shady business never yields a sunny life.

B. C. Forbes

Believe me when I say that Bill Clinton's second term will be good for business. My business.

Mark Russell

When a book leaves your hands, it belongs to God. He may use it to save a few souls or to try a few others, but I think that for the writer to worry is to take over God's business.

Flannery O'Connor

Haste in every business brings failures.


Every man has business and desire, Such as it is.

William Shakespeare

O that a man might know the end of this day's business ere it come!

William Shakespeare

The first mistake in public business is the going into it.

Benjamin Franklin

If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.

Warren Buffett

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

Ronald Reagan

Cows have no business in horseplay.

Jamaican Proverb

My business is not to remake myself, But make the absolute best of what God made.

Robert Browning

All lasting business is built on friendship.

Alfred A. Montapert

We are not in the business of cloning pets.

Gerald Schatten

It's going to bring a lot of business across the river which what I'm looking at. Let's bring more business into Arkansas.

Michael Wasserman

We will not do business with him, only with other evangelicals who don't back these comments.

Ido Hartuv

When you get to this level of wealth, business becomes a game or a challenge.

Henk Potts

Trying to keep TSA out of the general aviation business.

John Price

Let everyone mind his own business, and endeavor to be what he was made.

Henry David Thoreau

Convenience and price will be the factors that will drive this [business].

Ron Cogan

To grow a $32 billion company, first you have to do $32 billion in business.

John Connors

We have a lot of dry powder to build the business and buy back shares.

Michael Dolan

We have enough robots in this business.

Wally Dallenbach

If it becomes some other type of business, it will be hard to bring it back.

Patrick Flood

It's a very attractive, cash-flowing business.

Darrell Horn

All that I have done has worked up to me becoming a business woman.

Phyllis Riccadonna

My disposition is to be aggressive in going after this business. We have the water and we should try to sell it.

David Sutton

Until then, it's business as usual for us.

Chris Neal

Winning in my business is everything.

Al Unser

He went into business by himself in 1905, on the anniversary of our centennial.

Allan Wells

You've got to love this business. You have to be able to take rejection.

Jessica Biel

You can't run a business and pay out $150 million in liability every year.

Ron Silva

We've decided construction is our business and that is what we are sticking to.

Paul Douglas

It's a very, very difficult business.

Ray Price

There will be a TV on in the middle of the showroom. But business goes on.

Vern Nelson

We cast a wide net. I believe we've got the core of the business community now.

Gary Gudmundson

It's a better way to do business.

Mark Klein

The way the game is now you can't take care of business on the mound.

Roy Oswalt

We see tremendous business opportunities from the new law.

Wang Yi

In all of the cities where we have newspapers, we run the business.

Tony Ridder

Bob is one of the most astute business people I know.

Derrick Daniels

We're a small business, and we need something that will attract people into the store.

Jimmy Hill

It's just not the way that this administration chooses to do business.

Mick Johnson

Well, there's no business like snow business.

Dieter Kosslick

This bill will hurt your image as a pro-tourism and a pro-business state.

Bill Connors

F50? - The F40 still does the business.

Nick Mason

This is our home. I really question if we could have done this business anywhere else.

Jim Jenkins

If the CAO is defeated, we're back to business as usual.

Peter Mullen

There's a lot more business out there in small town America than I ever dreamed of.

Sam Walton

Their official business is complete now.

Mark Gwozdecky

We have to take care of our business.

Jeff Brenning

Teaching, real teaching, is -- or ought to be -- a messy business.

Harry Crews

The appearance of retail storefronts is important to the success of the business.

Cheryl Conrad

Anytime you have population growth, there are business opportunities.

Roland Dorson

Advertising is the principal reason why the business man has come to inherit the earth.

James Randolph Adams

It is in our own hands and it is up to us to do the business.

Martin Jones

The goal of the board is to get out of the landlord business.

Stephanie Mccormick

That's when the harshness of the business in this sport comes into play.

Chad Brown

We always said it would be pathetic to be good at the music and bad at the business.

Paul Mcguinness

I'm the only guy in the jazz business who made it without any talent!

Bob Crosby

It's the kind of business Chubb or Aetna won't touch.

Bill Lippman

It's not the products -- it's the business model.

Steve Baker

It doesn't mean that they're going out of business. They will continue to do business.

Gina Ogle

You don't go into business to lose money.

Donna Allen

The city should not be in the real estate and development business.

Pat Mccourt

We hired well-known NFL agent Reggie Blackwell for the business in January.

Pat Schaumann

When there's no ice, there's no business.

Rick Dunlap

It's changed from being a giggle factor to being heralded as a new business.

Geoff Sheerin

The arms industry, both legal and illegal, is probably the biggest business in the world.

Paul Beaver

In our business, managing your labor costs is paramount.

Doug Jackson

Nobody's talking about an IPO [for BT's Internet business].

Raymond Hill

Our focus is to restructure our business.

Douglas M. Steenland

But these kinds of things keep happening in our business.

Subir Raha

We have now broken down the barrier to entry for any small business to get online.

Dwayne Walker

The priority is to get out of the offer period, so we can get on with running the business.

Clara Furse

We were around the business so I think we got our basic mechanical skills from him.

Jeff Dousharm

It's really nobody's business.

Dylan Mcdermott

If I was on steroids, I would have put a lot of companies out of business that night.

James Toney

We had one guy offer us $75 for it. Maybe we'll go into business.

Adam Zuleger

Our current business was built in the 1950s and is too small. We don't even have a showroom.

Nancy Haas

It's either a good business decision for US Airways, with or without the grant, or it's not.

Richard Ennis

I don't know where it is, and I run the business.

Mark Mclaughlin

They lose their homes. They lose their business. They lose their families, their marriages.

Becky Lindemann

I was at my nephew's graduation from Harvard Business School.

Gary Hirshberg

Right now, a new business or even one that's been around for a while, has to stumble across the information.

Gary Knight

We are unsure how or if our reorganization will affect our business relations with the Ravens.

Jim Lucas

I think if you're not comfortable with change, you're in the wrong business, ... It's all about change.

Warren Littlefield

We're kind of in the rescue business.

Tom Fox

We do cleanups nationwide. So, we're not rubes at this cleanup business.

Col. Michael Rossi

Clearly Northrop Grumman has capabilities in that arena. That's a business area that we're very interested in.

Randy Belote

We did great business after the blizzard.

Corie Stone

I came in one day and asked the owner if she wanted to sell her business.

Susan Smith

Having Starbucks downtown will make a statement about downtown being a place to do business.

Gary Ferguson

From that viewpoint, it's as good as it could get with a business tax.

Morris Burns

We're substantially enhancing the business partner program.

Craig Merrigan

The vaccines business is a key growth driver.

Martin Hall

We intend to build a business around it, and we are building a business around it.

Larry Kenswil

At the end of the day, the business is going to be on the strength of the product.

Lewis Booth

[The gray market] can have a significant impact on your business.

Mark Hudson

I didn't know what the purpose was. But I do know I couldn't have bought the business without that loan.

Larry Tholl

About 80 percent of our business is mobile.

Rich Wooditch

The numbers just didn't make sense. But no one can look at it just as a business.

Gary Santimyer

We are part art gallery and part business.

Ye Ling

We added $38 million in new business during the quarter.

Atul Nishar

I had closed my eyes and it kind of bounced off us. That knocked us out of business.

Leo Latlip

Held off the market indefinitely until we can get past this business.

Brian Sullivan

I am a business man and I'm looking at this as a business decision.

Bill Horn

We're back to business as usual.

Carol Moore

It's a growing business for us, and now we have a full product line.

David Richerby

We just had to handle business. We put up 60 points on these boys.

Bruce Davis

We've never seen anything like this in 10 years of doing business.

Peter Watkins

Has given me a more positive outlook about the growth of my business.

Andrea Harris

We want to get the best, and we want to keep people hungry for our business.

Walter Ekard

If you can find a buyer for the business, that's obviously a way to get your money at less risk.

John Godber

Basically, it's business as usual.

Tania Graves

Obviously, our business is growing and accelerating and strong.

Jim Balsillie

It's kind of a linchpin to that repeat customer business.

Mark Perreault

If you can't land between 10 p.m. and midnight, then it's not possible to attract business travelers.

Joachim Hunold

It isn't for everybody. But there's nothing more exciting than building a business.

Gretchen Shugart

It's absolutely sold out. It would be wonderful to have record-breaking business that week.

Holly Ward

Blow to homeowners and small business people.

Cato Institute

It would be treated as though it were a new business.

Brian Mcmahon

We're new and we continue to learn more about our business each week.

Gary Muto

I can't get anything out of him. He's the type who goes about his business and, at the end of the day, goes home.

Jerry White

I love it here, but it's a business.

Rondell White

You can't put in a business without water.

Chris Overton

Ken brings a strong and varied background in business, accounting, academics and administration to his new role.

John Sellars

We are very concerned about that area of the business right now.

Robert M. Hamilton

She's in show business, and we represent people in show business.

Pat Kingsley

It's one thing to put this business on the books. It's far more important to maximize the profit from it.

Brian L. Halla

It was a business-like approach from the girls. We've been here before and we knew what we had to do to get back there.

Benjie Wood

Compilations are a mainstay of the business.

Jesus Lopez