Business

“If at first, you don’t succeed, take the tax loss.” — Kirk Kirkpatrick, entrepreneur

“It’s better to be a pirate than to join the navy.” — Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple

“Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.” — Karl Marx, philosopher and author

“The politicians say ‘we’ can’t afford a tax cut. Maybe we can’t afford the politicians.” — Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief of Forbes Media

“There are two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.” — Indira Gandhi, former prime minister of India

“Competition brings out the best in products and the worst in people.” — David Sarnoff, pioneer of American commercial radio and TV

“You hear about how many fourth-quarter comebacks that a guy has, and I think it means a guy screwed up in the first three quarters.” — Peyton Manning, former NFL quarterback

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” — Winston Churchill, former British prime minister

“An acceptable level of unemployment means that the government economist to whom it is acceptable still has a job.” — Unknown

“The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.” — Stanley J. Randall, Canadian businessman and politician

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” — Oprah Winfrey, media executive

“Making a comeback is one of the most difficult things to do with dignity.” — Greg Lake, musician with Emerson, Lake, and Palmer

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” — author Herman Melville

“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.” — Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s Corp

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” — John D. Rockefeller, oil tycoon and philanthropist

“The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.” — Harvey S. Firestone, founder of Firestone Tire & Rubber Company

“For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press three.” — Alice Kahn, American writer

“I don’t want yes-men around me. I want everyone to tell the truth. Even if it costs them their jobs.” Samuel Goldwyn

“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” Margaret Thatcher

“There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.” Henry Kissinger

“All generalizations are false. Including this one.” Mark Twain

“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” Douglas Adams

“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” Henry Ford

“Get your facts first. Then you can distort them as you please.” Mark Twain

“If you see a bandwagon, it’s too late.” James Goldsmith

“Why join the Navy if you can be a pirate?” Steve Jobs

“Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.” George Bernard Shaw

“By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be the boss and work twelve hours a day.” Robert Frost

“Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.” WC Fields

“The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.” Oscar Wilde

“Success means only doing what you do well, letting somebody else do the rest.” Goldstein S Truism

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” ~ Vince Lombardi

“I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” ~ Bill Gates

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” ~ Zig Ziglar

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

“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” ~ Henry Ford

“Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.” ~ Warren Buffett

“I think it’s wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly.” ~ Steven Wright

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” ~ Peter Drucker

“If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.” ~ Bill Gates

“A clean desk is a sign of a cluttered desk drawer.” ~ Mark Twain

“Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.” ~ Warren Buffett

“Aim low, reach your goals, and avoid disappointment.” ~ Scott Adams

“A company is known by the people it keeps.” ~ Will Rogers

“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable.” ~ Seneca the Younger

“Due to budget cutbacks, the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off.” ~ Robert Townsend

“Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.” ~ Howard Aiken

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” ~ David Brinkley

“Those proud of keeping an orderly desk never know the thrill of finding something that they thought irretrievably lost.” ~ Helen Exley

“Sometimes that light at the end of the tunnel is a train.” ~ Charles Barkley

“One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.” ~ Bertrand Russell

“An expert is someone called in at the last minute to share the blame.” ~ Sam Ewing

“The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.” ~ Peter Drucker

“Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“A budget tells us what we can’t afford, but it doesn’t keep us from buying it.” ~ William Feather