"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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"The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant."
"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."
"Employees make the best dates. You don't have to pick them up and they're always tax-deductible."
"Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them."
"If you don't drive your business, you will be driven out of business."
"If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem."
"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."
"We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects."
"Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."
"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."
"No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution."
"A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it."
"Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations."
"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."
"All lasting business is built on friendship."
"Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something."
"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."
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."
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