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    Robert Browning

    Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.

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    Lucius Annaeus Seneca

    If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.

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    Steve Ross

    You can't operate a company by fear, because the way to eliminate fear is to avoid criticism. And the way to avoid criticism is to do nothing.

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    Andrew Carnegie

    And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.

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    Blaine Lee

    The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out, starting with himself.

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    Thomas Carlyle

    Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.

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    Thomas J. Watson

    If you aren't playing well, the game isn't as much fun. When that happens I tell myself just to go out and play as I did when I was a kid.

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    Colin Powell

    Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

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    Ambrose Bierce

    The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.

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    Andre Maurois

    Business is a combination of war and sport.

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    Peter Drucker

    Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.

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    Peter Drucker

    The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.

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    Andre Malraux

    To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.

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    Garet Garrett

    Business is in itself a power.

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    Glenn Beck

    When did it become a problem to be a small businessman and become successful? The small businessman - like my father, or like me?

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    Theodore Isaac Rubin

    Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.

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    Peter Drucker

    Business, that's easily defined - it's other people's money.

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    Howard Aiken

    Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.

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    W. Edwards Deming

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

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    Scott Adams

    Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.

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    Paul Tournier

    Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.

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    Lord Acton

    I'm not a driven businessman, but a driven artist. I never think about money. Beautiful things make money.

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    Warren Buffett

    Our favorite holding period is forever.

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    Isaac Asimov

    It takes more than capital to swing business. You've got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by - Advertising, Initiative, and Dynamics.

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    Meg Whitman

    Look at growth, look at how much time people spend on the Net and look at the variety of things that they are doing. It's all really good, so I am actually encouraged by the fundamentals that underlie usage growth on the Net.

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    Benjamin Franklin

    In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

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    Ralph Nader

    I don't think meals have any business being deductible. I'm for separation of calories and corporations.

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    Mitchell Kapor

    Inside every working anarchy, there's an Old Boy Network.

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    Henry Ford

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

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    Mark Twain

    It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.

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    Robert Orben

    Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work.

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    Ambrose Bierce

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

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    Cecil Rhodes

    So little done, so much to do.

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    Walter Lippmann

    The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.

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    Ted Turner

    My son is now an 'entrepreneur.' That's what you're called when you don't have a job.

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    Jeff Bezos

    There are two kinds of companies, those that work to try to charge more and those that work to charge less. We will be the second.

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    Coco Chanel

    There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!

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    Thomas J. Watson

    Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.

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    Henry Ford

    The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.

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    David Ogilvy

    Our business is infested with idiots who try to impress by using pretentious jargon.

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    W. Clement Stone

    Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.

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    Henry David Thoreau

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

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    Colin Powell

    There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

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    Alvin Toffler

    To think that the new economy is over is like somebody in London in 1830 saying the entire industrial revolution is over because some textile manufacturers in Manchester went broke.

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    Blaine Lee

    What we actually learn, from any given set of circumstances, determines whether we become increasingly powerless or more powerful.

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    Tim Berners-Lee

    Web users ultimately want to get at data quickly and easily. They don't care as much about attractive sites and pretty design.

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    Fred Allen

    An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission.

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    Frank Lloyd Wright

    Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.

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    J. Paul Getty

    I buy when other people are selling.

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    Bobby Darin

    A group or an artist shouldn't get his money until his boss gets his.

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    Aristotle Onassis

    The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.

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    Stanislaw Lem

    Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.

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    Sinclair Lewis

    People will buy anything that is 'one to a customer.'

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    Edgar R. Fiedler

    The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers.

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    Scott McNealy

    Only a monopolist could study a business and ruin it by giving away products.

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    Rupert Murdoch

    The buck stops with the guy who signs the checks.

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    Tom Allen

    Family farms and small businesses are the backbone of our communities.

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    Thomas J. Watson

    Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.

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    Igor Sikorsky

    The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind ahead even more than teamwork.

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    Walter Scott

    Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.

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    Jerry Greenfield

    Business can be a source of progressive change.

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    Don Marquis

    Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.

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    Robert H. Schuller

    Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means you haven't succeeded yet.

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    Alfred A. Montapert

    All lasting business is built on friendship.

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    Scott Adams

    Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense. This makes you look smart.

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    William Wordsworth

    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.

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    Robin Williams

    Carpe per diem - seize the check.

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    Jack Welch

    Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while.

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    Sam Walton

    There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.

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    Napoleon Hill

    Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.

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    Dale Dauten

    It's called a pen. It's like a printer, hooked straight to my brain.

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    Khalil Gibran

    If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.

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    Herbert Hoover

    About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends.

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    Robert H. Schuller

    If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.

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    Will Rogers

    An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's.

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    Laurence J. Peter

    An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.

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    Steve Ballmer

    We don't have a monopoly. We have market share. There's a difference.

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    James H. Boren

    When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder.

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    Adam Smith

    It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.

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    Tim Berners-Lee

    Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.

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    Mark Twain

    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Benjamin Jowett

    The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.

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    Steve Jobs

    I want to put a ding in the universe.

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    Herbert Hoover

    Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body - the producers and consumers themselves.

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    Steve Ballmer

    What we've gone through in the last several years has caused some people to question 'Can we trust Microsoft?'

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    Henry Ward Beecher

    Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.

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    Jack Anderson

    The incestuous relationship between government and big business thrives in the dark.

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    A. C. Benson

    One's mind has a way of making itself up in the background, and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do.

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    Gary Ryan Blair

    Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.

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    Thomas Carlyle

    The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.

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    Edward Appleton

    I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill.

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    Tiger Woods

    I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for - getting paid for doing what you love.

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    Evan Esar

    Definition of a Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie, but admits than under analysis some of them won't stand up either.

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    B. C. Forbes

    If you don't drive your business, you will be driven out of business.

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    William Arthur Ward

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

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    Harry Emerson Fosdick

    Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to.

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    Andre Maurois

    The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such. All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force.

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    J. Paul Getty

    The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights.

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    George Bernard Shaw

    If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion.

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    Peter Drucker

    Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.

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    Max de Pree

    The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.

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    Stanislaw Lem

    Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness.

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    John Greenleaf Whittier

    As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth.

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    Dale Carnegie

    Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

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    Confucius

    The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.

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    Andy Warhol

    Employees make the best dates. You don't have to pick them up and they're always tax-deductible.

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    Tom Peters

    Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.

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    Henry R. Luce

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

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    Arthur C. Clarke

    The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.

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    Stephen Covey

    A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships.

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    Tacitus

    Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.

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    Steve Jobs

    Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.

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    Evan Esar

    Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.

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    Mitt Romney

    The invisible hand of the market always moves faster and better than the heavy hand of government.

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    Colin Powell

    Don't let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn't go with it.

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    Walt Disney

    Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.

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    Richard Nelson Bolles

    Not for nothing is their motto TGIF - 'Thank God It's Friday.' They live for the weekends, when they can go do what they really want to do.

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    Winston Churchill

    I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.

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    Alexis de Tocqueville

    We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects.

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    Abraham Lincoln

    If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.

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    J. Paul Getty

    If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem.

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    William Feather

    A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it.

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    B. C. Forbes

    Real riches are the riches possessed inside.

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    Michael Korda

    The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own.

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    Albert Einstein

    The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.

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    Debbi Fields

    I've never felt like I was in the cookie business. I've always been in a feel good feeling business. My job is to sell joy. My job is to sell happiness. My job is to sell an experience.

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    Walter Lippmann

    The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.

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    Thomas A. Edison

    Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.

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    Ted Turner

    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.

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    John Kenneth Galbraith

    Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.

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    Arnold H. Glasow

    One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.

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    David Ogilvy

    The consumer isn't a moron; she is your wife.

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    Napoleon Hill

    The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.

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    Tom Brokaw

    It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.

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    Norman Cousins

    Government in the U.S. today is a senior partner in every business in the country.

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    Niccolo Machiavelli

    No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.

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    Blaine Lee

    The great leaders are like the best conductors - they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.

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    Edgar R. Fiedler

    If you have to forecast, forecast often.

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    Harold S. Geneen

    In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.

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    Charles Kettering

    High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.

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    Will Rogers

    It's not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts.

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    Will Rogers

    If you can build a business up big enough, it's respectable.

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    Thomas A. Edison

    Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.

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    Edgar R. Fiedler

    Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers - six if one went to Harvard.

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    Jane Fonda

    If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them.

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    Paul A. Volcker

    What's the subject of life - to get rich? All of those fellows out there getting rich could be dancing around the real subject of life.

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    Jennifer Aniston

    I was told to avoid the business all together because of the rejection. People would say to me, 'Don't you want to have a normal job and a normal family?' I guess that would be good advice for some people, but I wanted to act.

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    Edward Gibbon

    Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.

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    John Cleese

    I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.

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