Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.
Nothing is illegal if a hundred businessmen decide to do it, and that’s true anywhere in the world.
I think any man in business would be foolish to fool around with his secretary. If it’s somebody else’s secretary, fine.
A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it.
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There’s no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can’t do any business from there.
Big business never pays a nickel in taxes, according to Ralph Nader, who represents a big consumer organization that never pays a nickel in taxes.
There’s no business like show business, but there are several businesses like accounting.
The two most beautiful words in the English language are ‘check enclosed’
Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.
In the dog-eat-dog economy, the Doberman is boss.
Advertising is legalized lying.
H. G. Wells
Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.
If you owe the bank $100 that’s your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that’s the bank’s problem.
J. Paul Getty
We were hoping to build a small profitable company; and of course, what we’ve done is build a large, unprofitable company.
Jeff Bezos (1964-) U.S. Businessman
If you break 100, watch your golf. If you break 80, watch your business.
Behind every successful man lurks a truly amazed ex-mother-in-law.
I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself.
Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
I used to sell furniture for a living. The trouble was, it was my own.
You don’t want another Enron? Here’s your law: If a company, can’t explain, in ONE SENTENCE….what it does….it’s illegal.
There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.
The first thing a new employee should do on the job is learn to recognize his boss’ voice on the phone.
The company accountant is shy and retiring. He’s shy a quarter of a million dollars. That’s why he’s retiring.
We owe a lot to Thomas Edison – if it wasn’t for him, we’d be watching television by candlelight.
A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history – with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
There is an enormous number of managers who have retired on the job.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
I’ve talked to you on a number of occasions about the economic problems our nation faces, and I am prepared to tell you it’s in a hell of a mess—we’re not connected to the press room yet, are we?
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”
I don’t want yes-men around me. I want everyone to tell the truth, even if it costs them their jobs.
Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense. This makes you look smart.
Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
Stephen Butler Leacock
How many people on their deathbed wish they’d spent more time at the office?
Stephen R. Covey
We don’t have a monopoly. We have market share. There’s a difference.
I think it’s wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly.
My son is now an “entrepreneur.” That’s what you’re called when you don’t have a job.
The three most frequently told lies in the world… The cheque is in the post… I’ll still espect you afterwards ….. I’m from the Revenue and I’m here to help you.
What is the difference between unethical and ethical advertising? Unethical advertising uses falsehoods to deceive the public; ethical advertising uses truth to deceive the public.
There are three cardinal rules — don’t take somebody else’s boyfriend unless you’ve been specifically invited to do so, don’t take a drink without being asked, and keep a scrupulous accounting in financial matters.
W. H. Auden
If you can build a business up big enough, it’s respectable.
A budget tells us what we can’t afford, but it doesn’t keep us from buying it.
In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn’t know what he is doing.