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Looking for some really good quotes, specifically business quotes?

Asked by Zen (7743points) September 19th, 2009

Quite clear what I need. I’m thinking John Capozzi til Donald Trump. What quotes do you like and why? Do you actually do as you say? Have you ever coined or spun a phrase?

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majorrich's avatar

Experience and Treachery will always defeat youth and exuberance.

ratboy's avatar

There are some at BrainyQuote.

Zen's avatar

@ratboy What’s one that speaks to you. I can google as well as the next jelly.

ragingloli's avatar

Treat people in your debt like family.
Exploit them.

majorrich's avatar

Often, what we think is the light at the end of the tunnel is a trainwreck about to happen.

ragingloli's avatar

Never allow family to stand in the way of opportunity

Opportunity plus instinct equals profit.

Greed is eternal.

Never place friendship above profit.

Nothing is more important than your health… except for your money.

War is good for business

Peace is good for business

Never trust a man wearing a better suit than your own.

The bigger the smile, the sharper the knife.

Females and finances don’t mix.

Dignity and an empty sack is worth the sack.

A man is only worth the sum of his possessions.

Employees are the rungs on the ladder of success. Don’t hesitate to step on them.

Never be afraid to mislabel a product.

When the messenger comes to appropriate your profits… kill the messenger.

Zen's avatar

@majorrich Feeling cynical, are we? Welcome to fluther. :-)

madcapper's avatar

“Hang In There” and then that cat is hanging from a tree limb… so insightful…

majorrich's avatar

Detoxing from meds preparing for tests monday.
The best business plan understates projected profits 50% and overstates losses by 75%

PerryDolia's avatar

“I have a masters in business administration and have spent many hours in advanced business classes, and I would like to summarize all I have learned in those classes for you, now, in one sentence:

Spend less than you make.”

John Young

PerryDolia's avatar

“You can lead a horse to water, but only his manager can make him drink.” Perry Dolia

Zen's avatar

@PerryDolia @majorrich Liked them. Thanks.

gailcalled's avatar

Bartleby the Scrivener (Herman Melville) says: “I would prefer not to.”

“Oliver Twist”: Mr. Bumble says, “The law is a (sic) ass.”

ragingloli's avatar

“So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple. ” – Jesus Christus (allegedly)

mattbrowne's avatar

Well, when you’re trying to create things that are new, you have to be prepared to be on the edge of risk. – Michael Eisner

majorrich's avatar

You can lead a horse to water, but don’t keep the cart in front of it.

wildflower's avatar

You’ll need to think slightly creatively to make this fit a business setting….hopefully!
Lead a man to fire and he’ll be warm for the night…......Set a man alight and he’ll be warm the rest of his life!

tedibear's avatar

“You’ll never have a product or price advantage again. They can be easily duplicated, but a strong customer service culture can’t be copied.” – Jerry Fritz

“Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.” Walt Disney.

“Hire the person with the right attitude and teach them the skills they need. You can teach skills but you can’t teach attitude.” I don’t have someone with whom to credit this as it’s a mix of three or four peoples’ quotes.

Empower your people to “do the right thing” versus “do what’s right by the book.” (This, of course, may depend on how regulated your business is!)

majorrich's avatar

you watch my back, I’ll stab yours. (been there got that)

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