In business, three things are necessary: knowledge, temper, and time

The most successful businessman is the man who holds onto the old just as long as it is good, and grabs the new just as soon as it is better.

Managers and investors alike must understand that accounting numbers are the beginning, not the end, of business valuation.

I was embarrassed when a businessman friend asked, ‘What’s the yearly budget of your talk show? What’s the per-episode budget?’ And I looked at him with these blank, typical-model eyes and said, ‘I don’t know.’ I call myself a businesswoman and I don’t know that? So that is my goal next year–to really dissect the budget.

A business exists to create a customer

Most men of business think “Anyhow this system will probably last my time. It has gone on a long time, and is likely to go on still.

The first rule of luck in business is that you should persevere in doing the right thing. Opportunities will come your way if you do.

In this business, by the time you realize you’re in trouble, it’s too late to save yourself. Unless you’re running scared all the time, you’re gone.

The hardest part about the f-cking business is minding your own.

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

Drive thy business, let not that drive thee.

Forgive me this digression that I standEntranced awhile at Law’s first beam, outbreakO’ the business, when the Count’s good angel bade”Put up thy sword, born enemy to the ear,”And let Law listen to thy difference!”And Law does listen and compose the strife,Settle the suit, how wisely and how well!On our Pompilia, faultless to a fault,Law bends a brow maternally severe,Implies the worth of perfect chastity,By fancying the flaw she cannot find.

Time is the measure of business.

Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision

There is no business like show business, Irving Berlin once proclaimed, and thirty years ago he may have been right, but not anymore. Nowadays almost every business is like show business, including politics, which has become more like show business than show business is.

The problem with managing either a business or a prison by periodic rather than continuous inspection is that the “variables” are likely to be seriously out of control before the discrepancy is noted.

I understand small business growth. I was one.

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

People expect a certain reaction from a business, and when you pleasantly exceed those expectations, you’ve somehow passed an important psychological threshold.

What helps people, helps business.

Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.

Prophesy is a good line of business, but it is full of risks.

Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.

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.

The greater the loyalty of a group toward the group, the greater is the motivation among the members to achieve the goals of the group, and the greater the probability that the group will achieve its goals.

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

I didn’t like the music business and I didn’t like me. There’s an element of falseness about the whole thing. Even things like doing an interview. It’s not as though we just met in the pub and are having a chat it’s part of a process. If you do it all day, every day for years, you end up thinking: ‘Who the hell am I?’ I was lucky enough to make some money, enough to let me kick back. It was a great experience and it was nice to have a couple of No.1s but the best thing about it was that the money I made allowed me to have freedom and choice in my life.

The success combination in business is: Do what you do better… and: do more of what you do…

I think that New York is not the cultural center of America, but the business and administrative center of American culture.

Business will get better, but we won’t know when it does

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.

He awoke. He was alive. He wasted no time on prayer or thanks but continued the business of survival.

Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.

It is difficult, but not impossible, to conduct strictly honest business

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

There’s no business like show business.

The people who make art their business are mostly imposters.

The secret of business is to know something nobody else knows

I am not a fan of people who abuse service staff. In fact, I find it intolerable. Its an unpardonable sin as far as Im concerned, taking out personal business or some other kind of dissatisfaction on a waiter or busboy.

Every business and every product has risks. You can’t get around it.

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

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

Beware of a misfit occupation. . . . Consider carefully your natural bent, whether for business or a profession

The business of art is to enlarge and correct the heart and to lift our ideals out of the ugly and the mean through love of the ideal…The business of art is to appeal to the soul.

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.

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

The business of government is to keep the government out of business – that is, unless business needs government aid

Immense intelligence is needed from our commanders.

Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching for what it gets

If the spirit of business adventure is dulled, this country will cease to hold the foremost position in the world

Politeness and civility are the best capital ever invested in business.

White shall not neutralize the black, nor goodCompensate bad in man, absolve him so:Lifes business being just the terrible choice.

Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.

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.

This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50

Conducting your business in a socially responsible way is good business. It means that you can attract better employees and that customers will know what you stand for and like you for it.

If I would be in this business for business, I wouldn’t be in this business.

War is the business of barbarians

Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves — to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today

When a management team with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact.