Great Business Quotes, Part 1

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Straight off my Facebook page…

The business world can be a searing, overly competitive and draining place.  Coworkers can be as genuine as John Wayne Gacy at a children’s hospital, and those you need information from as cooperative as a cat in a shower.  Bosses are a greater source of stress than impotency, and they can leave you career as flaccid too.  All considered, the workplace is a large, sanitized version of tribal politics where instead of winning approval by bagging a large animal we instead join the company soft ball team.  It can feel like a lonely road, when in fact it is well traveled.  For all the days spent worrying, planning and executing some existential plan for a better tomorrow, know that you aren’t alone.   Below is quoted proof.

Tell them what you’re going to tell them, tell them, then tell them what you told them.  Unkown

Every employee rises to the level of his own incompetence.  The Peter Principle

The light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off due to budget cuts.   Unkown

If you give him a penny for his thoughts, you’ll get change.   Unkown

Success is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things.  TS Eliot

There’s no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn’t tell you about it?  Kin Hubbard

Nothing is illegal if a hundred businessmen decide to do it.  Andrew Young

There’s an enormous number of managers who have retired on the job.  Peter Drucker

The worst part of success is to try to find someone who is happy for you.  Bette Midler

The most effective labor saving device is money.  Phyllis George

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure. Mark Twain

Rome did not create a great empire by having meetings, they did it by killing all those who opposed them.  Unknown

Aim low, reach your goals, and avoid disappointment. Scott Adams/Dilbert

Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure. Earl Wilson

I’m not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues. Franklin D. Roosevelt

A consultant is someone who takes the watch off your wrist and tells you the time.  Unknown

 Have any other famous or great business quotes?  Leave them in the comments below.

Look, the purpose of a good blog is to be entertaining and informative, unless your blog is about a specific form of microbial life that literally does nothing.  People spend an average of 3-4 minutes on a blog at any one visit, so let’s be honest, most people aren’t reading entire articles (although I am sure you fine forks re-read every word I write, so present company excluded).  Sometimes a good article is just simple, quick and uplifting.  Since the majority of my traffic comes during the working hours, I assume all you slackers are looking for a quick break from having your soul molested.  Fair enough.  I hope these business quotes did the trick.

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10 responses to “Great Business Quotes, Part 1

  1. “(although I am sure you fine forks re-read every word I write…” Sorry to point this out, but it really got me. And I certainly am more of a fork than any other utensil. The reply to Tara Zee nearly had me flopping off my fine Italian chair as well. Once, some jerk I knew wrote this: “If you aren’t dragging your balls on the concrete, you aren’t working.”

  2. Great quotes, Mitchell!
    This is my fave:
    All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure. Mark Twain

    Words to live by!

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