5 Business Quotes to Start Your Day

  • Posted on July 25, 2017
  • by John Scranton
  1. The more people who own little businesses of their own, the safer our country will be, and the better off its cities and towns; for the people who have a stake in their country and their community are its best citizens. – John Hancock
  2. All men’s gains are the fruit of venturing. – Herodotus
  3. In business, there’s such a thing as an invaluable person, but no such thing as an indispensable one. – Malcolm Forbes
  4. Business is the salt of life. – Thomas Fuller
  5. No nation was ever ruined by trade. – Benjamin Franklin

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Posted on October 22, 2012 by John Scranton

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10 More Business Quotes to Start Your Day

  • Posted on July 13, 2017
  • by John Scranton
  1. Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. – Earl Nightengale
  2. 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. – Gary Ryan Blair
  3. A budget tells us what we can’t afford, but it doesn’t keep us from buying it. – William Feather
  4. Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something. – Thomas A. Edison
  5. 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.  – Napoleon Hill
  6. Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.  – Thomas Carlyle
  7. High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation. – Charles Kettering
  8. If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business. – B. C. Forbes
  9. Carpe per diem – seize the check. – Robin Williams
  10. Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed. – Peter Drucker

Originally Posted on August 30, 2012 by John Scranton

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10 Life & Business Lessons from Thomas Jefferson

  • Posted on May 8, 2017
  • by John Scranton

Jefferson

  1. Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
  2. He who knows best knows how little he knows.
  3. Delay is preferable to error.
  4. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
  5. Never spend your money before you have earned it.
  6. It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.
  7. I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
  8. Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
  9. Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
  10. Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.

Originally Posted on February 22nd, 2012 by John Scranton

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10 More Business Quotes Worth Reading

  • Posted on March 30, 2017
  • by John Scranton
  1. All lasting business is built on friendship. – Alfred A. Montapert
  2. Be candid with everyone. – Jack Welch
  3. Our favorite holding period is forever. – Warren Buffet
  4. Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing. – Thomas Jefferson
  5. I buy when other people are selling. – J. Paul Getty
  6. A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets. – Steve Jobs
  7. Business is a combination of war and sport. – Andre Maurois
  8. I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod. – Winston Churchill
  9. 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. – Andrew Carnegie
  10. 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. – Dale Carnegie

Originally Posted by John Scranton on November 1, 2011

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10 Business Quotes Worth Reading

  • Posted on March 9, 2017
  • by John Scranton
  1. Nothing happens until someone sells something. – Tom Watson
  2. Business, that’s easily defined – it’s other people’s money. – Peter Drucker
  3. If you owe the bank $100 that’s your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that’s the bank’s problem. – J. Paul Getty
  4. It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference. – Tom Brokaw
  5. You know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It’s to see my dividends coming in. – John D. Rockefeller
  6. I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it’s possible. – Milton Friedman
  7. Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. – Henry David Thoreau
  8. Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones. – Ben Franklin
  9. Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing… layout, processes, and procedures. – Tom Peters
  10. The invisible hand of the market always moves faster and better than the heavy hand of government. – Mitt Romney

Originally Posted by John Scranton on September 26, 2011

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From the Archives: 10 Great Quotes About Simplicity

  • Posted on November 7, 2016
  • by John Scranton
  • social chatter“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” ― Confucius
  • “Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.” ― Henry David Thoreau
  • “Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy” ― Isaac Newton
  • “It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.” ― Bruce Lee
  • “Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.” ― Leo Tolstoy
  • “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ― Leonardo da Vinci
  • “Simplicity is ultimately a matter of focus.” ― Ann Voskamp
  • “The more simple we are, the more complete we become.” ― August Rodin
  • “If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.” ― Albert Einstein

Originally Posted on April 8, 2013 by John Scranton

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5 Sun Tzu Quotes You Can Apply to Business [From the Archives]

  • Posted on October 26, 2016
  • by John Scranton
  • A leader leads by example, not by force.
  • Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
  • The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
  • Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
  • If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.

From the Archives – Originally Posted on February 25, 2013 by John Scranton

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5 Business Quotes to Start Your Day [From the Archives]

  • Posted on August 24, 2016
  • by John Scranton
  1. The more people who own little businesses of their own, the safer our country will be, and the better off its cities and towns; for the people who have a stake in their country and their community are its best citizens. – John Hancock
  2. All men’s gains are the fruit of venturing. – Herodotus
  3. In business, there’s such a thing as an invaluable person, but no such thing as an indispensable one. – Malcolm Forbes
  4. Business is the salt of life. – Thomas Fuller
  5. No nation was ever ruined by trade. – Benjamin Franklin

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Posted on October 22, 2012 by John Scranton

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  1. Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. – Earl Nightengale
  2. 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. – Gary Ryan Blair
  3. A budget tells us what we can’t afford, but it doesn’t keep us from buying it. – William Feather
  4. Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something. – Thomas A. Edison
  5. 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.  – Napoleon Hill
  6. Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.  – Thomas Carlyle
  7. High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation. – Charles Kettering
  8. If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business. – B. C. Forbes
  9. Carpe per diem – seize the check. – Robin Williams
  10. Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed. – Peter Drucker
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Jefferson

  1. Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
  2. He who knows best knows how little he knows.
  3. Delay is preferable to error.
  4. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
  5. Never spend your money before you have earned it.
  6. It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.
  7. I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
  8. Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
  9. Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
  10. Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.

Originally Posted on February 22nd, 2012 by John Scranton

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