Monday, 9 May 2011

Quotes about Profits

Here's the next section of quotes from my book 1000 Great Quotations for Business, Management & Training.

An updated version of the book is newly available as part of my Almost Free Kindle titles both in the UK and in the USA.

The worst crime against working people is a company which fails to operate at a profit.

Samuel Gompers, British politician (1850-1924)

Whoever could make two ears of corn or two blades of grass to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before would deserve better of mankind and do more essential service to his country than the whole race of politicians put together.

Jonathan Swift, Irish clergyman, poet, satirist (1667-1745)

Watch the costs and the profits will take care of themselves.

Andrew Carnegie, British industrialist, philanthropist (1835-1919)

Andrew Carnegie

The most important thing in life is not simply to capitalise on your gains. Any fool can do that. The important thing is to profit from your losses. That requires intelligence, and makes the difference between a man of sense and a fool.

Dale Carnegie, US lecturer, author (1888-1955)

I had no ambition to make a fortune. Mere money-making has never been my goal, I had an ambition to build.

John D Rockefeller, US industrialist, philanthropist (1839-1937)

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business.

Henry Ford, US automobile manufacturer, engineer (1863-1947)

Always concentrate on the service or product you provide first and the financial rewards second. Money is a by-product of excellence. Always make ‘doing what is right’ your main priority and the financial rewards will follow.

Lawrence Weiss, US entertainer aka Larry Harmon, and Bozo the Clown (1925-2008)

Money often costs too much.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, US essayist, poet (1803-1882)

Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.

Andrew Carnegie, British industrialist, philanthropist (1835-1919)

Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.

Paula Williams, British designer, publisher (b. 1950)

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