Business Quotes

Like all quotations, these are meant to make you think! Here are some to get the ball rolling. If you find any more, please mail them to me!

"When the phone doesn't ring at home I get depressed. So my wife says: "Why not go out and sell something, Lew?" And that always cheers me up." Lew Grade: born 1906 - television mogul

"Selling has to be the most exciting thing you can do with your clothes on." John Fenton - business guru

It is not the employer who pays the wages; he only handles the money. It is the product that pays wages." Henry Ford: 1863 to 1947

"The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary." Vidal Sassoon: born 1928

"The purpose of industry is to create wealth. It is not, despite belief to the contrary, to create jobs. The jobs are created from the wealth that industry produces." Sir John Harvey-Jones: born 1924 - former Chairman of I.C.I.

"A recession is when your neighbour loses his job. A depression is when you lose yours."

"It's dog-eat-dog in this business, and I'm at the bottom of the food chain."

"Management - an activity or art where those who have not yet succeeded and those who have proved unsuccessful are led by those who have not yet failed."

"Under capitalism Man exploits Man. Under socialism it's just the opposite."

"A successful manager is one who believes in sharing the credit with the person who did the work."

"The Managing Director is the only one who can take a day off without hindering production."

"An economist is an expert who tells you tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today."

"Money doesn't go as far as it used to, but at least it goes faster."

"I don't know how we're going to manage without you, but we're going to try."

"A fool and his money are easily parted."