Business Quotes

The absolute fundamental aim is to make money out of satisfying customers. -John Egan

Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority. -William Arthur Ward

Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility. -Ambrose Bierce

It is not the employer who pays the wages. He only handles the money. It is the product that pays the wages. -Henry Ford, 1922, also sometimes quoted as "It is the customer that pays the wages"

Hire character. Train skill. -Peter Schutz

I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business. -Henry David Thoreau

The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency. -Bill Gates

Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things. -Robert Louis Stevenson

I don't pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages. -Robert Bosch

In college, Yuppies major in business administration. If to meet certain requirements they have to take a liberal arts course, they take Business Poetry. -Dave Barry

Competition brings out the best in products and the worst in man. -Author Unknown

Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions. -Edward R. Murrow

Make the workmanship surpass the materials. -Ovid

A criminal is a person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation. -Howard Scott

The executive exists to make sensible exceptions to general rules. -Elting E. Morison

There are so many men who can figure costs, and so few who can measure values. -Author Unknown

For all of its faults, it gives most hardworking people a chance to improve themselves economically, even as the deck is stacked in favor of the privileged few. Here are the choices most of us face in such a system: Get bitter or get busy. -Bill O'Reilly

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. -Bill Gates