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" An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today. "
Laurence J. Peter
" I have always recognized that the object of business is to make money in an honorable manner. I have endeavored to remember that the object of life is to do good. "
" This country-right-or-wrong business is getting a little out-of-date.. History is moving pretty quickly these days and the heroes and villains keep on changing parts. "
" Football teaches you hard work. It takes a lot of unspectacular preparation to have spectacular results in both business and football. "
" When you feel like this isn't your business, get out of the business. "
" 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. "
" When it comes to business, diets, working out, writing, or any other dream, success isn't about how high you fly. Success is about how high you bounce. "
" Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs. "
" Movies like 'Chef' are not really box-office monsters in the summertime and don't really fit into Hollywood's business model any longer. Even if 'Chef' is successful, it will be successful in the context of what it is. There's a limited upside to a film that's so small, but there's also limited exposure for the people who backed me. "
" I'd go for parts that didn't pay a dime, and there would be 300 to 400 actors there. It could be very discouraging. To make it in this business, you have to have a kind of dumb sense that you're really good. You have to believe that someone is going to recognize that. "
" In business, I think the most important thing is to position yourself for long-term and not be too impatient, which I am by nature, and I have to control myself. "
" Rather than ignore those who choose to publish their opinions without actually talking to me, I am happy to dispel any rumors or misconceptions and am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest and feel most fortunate to be working with wonderful people in the business I love. "
Neil Patrick Harris
" It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business. "
" If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk? "
Laurence J. Peter
" Well, I think that there's a very thin dividing line between success and failure. And I think if you start a business without financial backing, you're likely to go the wrong side of that dividing line. "
" Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops. "
Thomas J. Watson
" The rigor and discipline we use in running our business is key to consistently executing our growth strategy. And we systematically applied the same discipline to our investments, including acquisitions. "
" I promise you... nobody cares about your business except for you. Nobody. "
" I emphasize... that the Harrimans showed great courage and loyalty and confidence in us, because three or four of us were really running the business, the day to day business. "
" Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures. "
" The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own. "
" Punctuality is the soul of business. "
Thomas Chandler Haliburton
" Every few seconds it changes - up an eighth, down an eighth - it's like playing a slot machine. I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million. "
" Thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has found its way back into society. We receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out of business twenty years ago. "
" The likelihood of success drops dramatically when you expand, especially in the services business. And there's a lot of capital that goes into opening another office. "
" To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them. "
" More business is lost every year through neglect than through any other cause. "
" Giving education away for free is a really good idea, but it can't be the future of education. There has to be a business model around it that actually works. "
" Being tall is an advantage, especially in business. People will always remember you. And if you're in a crowd, you'll always have some clean air to breathe. "
" Slump, and the world slumps with you. Push, and you push alone. "
Laurence J. Peter
" I'm constantly amazed that owners and managers of all businesses don't train their people to call the person who pays by credit card by name. It definitely makes the customer feel good and will be a factor in bringing them back to your place of business. "