Take a look at a select set of thought provoking and inspirational consumer quotes related to decision making.
"Even the once simple home mortgage now has so many flavors and styles and variations that it is difficult for people to make a decision." - Scott Cook, American Businessman, Co-Founder of Intuit, Inc.
"Every man is a consumer and ought to be a producer." - Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882) American Philosopher and Poet
"Consumers are statistics. Customers are people." - H. Stanley Marcus (1905 - 2002) American Businessman, Former Chairman of the Board of Neiman Marcus
"How to be green? Many people have asked us this important question. It's really very simple and requires no expert knowledge or complex skills. Here's the answer. Consume less. Share more. Enjoy life." - Derek Wall, British Politician
"In order to sell a product or a service, a company must establish a relationship with the consumer. It must build trust and rapport. It must understand the customer's needs, and it must provide a product that delivers the promised benefits." - Jay C. Levinson, American Author, First to use the term 'Guerrilla Marketing'
"Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it." - Publilius Syrus (1st Century BC), Latin Writer and Actor
"The day, water, sun, moon, night - I do not have to purchase these things with money." - Titus Maccius Plautus (254 - 184 BC), Roman Playwright
"The best ad is a good product." - Alan H. Meyer (1908 - 1976), American Aviation Pioneer
"The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself." - Peter F. Drucker, (1909 - 2005), Author and Teacher
"You don't have to buy from anyone. You don't have to work at any particular job. You don't have to participate in any given relationship. You can choose." - Harry Browne (1933 - 2006) American Writer, Politician, and Investment Analyst
"You can buy a person's time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of their skilled muscular motions per hour. But you cannot buy enthusiasm... you cannot buy loyalty. You cannot buy the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these." - Clarence Francis (1888 - 1985) American Business Executive and Food Expert
"A consumer is a shopper who is sore about something." - Harold Coffin (1905 - 1981), American Humor Columnist for The Associated Press
"The consumer's side of the coffin lid is never ostentatious." - Stanislaw J. Lec (1909 - 1966), Polish Poet and Writer
"Good merchandise, even hidden, soon finds buyers." - Titus Maccius Plautus (254 - 184 BC), Roman Playwright
"People don't buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons." - Zig Ziglar (1926 - ), Motivational Speaker and Author
"The one real thing that money buys -- Time." - Marita Bonner (1899 - 1971), American Writer, Essayist, and Playwright
"It is good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good too, to check up once in a while and make sure you haven't lost the things money can't buy." - George Lorimer (1867 - 1937), American Editor and Writer
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one." - Mark Twain (1835 - 1910), American Novelist and Journalist
"In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy." - Ivan Illich (1926 - 2002), Austrian Philosopher
"Our personal consumer choices have ecological, social, and spiritual consequences. It is time to re-examine some of our deeply held notions that underlie our lifestyles." - David Suzuki (1936 - ), Japanese Canadian Academic, Science Broadcaster and Environmental Activist
"The consumer, so it is said, is the king each is a voter who uses his money as votes to get the things done that he wants done." - Paul Anthony Samuelson (1915 - 2009), American Economist
"When you think of the blur of all the brands that are out there, the ones you believe in and the ones you remember, like Chanel and Armani, are the ones that stand for something. Fashion is about establishing an image that consumers can adapt to their own individuality. And it's an image that can change, that can evolve. It doesn't reinvent itself every two years." - Ralph Lauren (1939 - ), American Fashion Designer and Businessman
"Consumer: A person who is capable of choosing a president but incapable of choosing a bicycle without help from a government agency." - Herbert Stein (1916 - 1999), American Professor of Economics