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Take a look at a select set of thought provoking and inspirational quotes about business and decision making.

"Put First Things First! These four words cover an entire philosophy which can be applied with profit by every business leader, by every executive and by every employee." - Thomas J. Watson (1874 - 1956), Industrialist, Former President of IBM

"If you don't drive your business, you will be driven out of business." - B. C. Forbes (1880 - 1954), Founder of Forbes Magazine

"Most discussions of decision making assume that only senior executives make decisions or that only senior executives' decisions matter. This is a dangerous mistake." - Peter F. Drucker, (1909 - 2005), Author and Teacher

"The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem you had last year." - John Foster Dulles (1888 - 1959), U.S. Secretary of State under President Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." - Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Physicist and Nobel Laureate

"Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results." - Scott Adams (1957 - ), American Cartoonist, Creator of the Dilbert Comic Strip

"The purpose of a business is to create a customer." - Peter F. Drucker, (1909 - 2005), Author and Teacher

"When better business decisions are made, economists won't make them." - Herbert Prochnow (1897 - 1998), American Banking Executive and Author

"The future of this business is far beyond the vision of any of us." - Thomas J. Watson (1874 - 1956), Industrialist, Former President of IBM

"In my opinion, no one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or 'get rich' in business by being a conformist." - J. Paul Getty (1892 - 1976), American Industrialist and Founder of the Getty Oil Company

"In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing." - William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850), English Romantic Poet

"The wayside of business is full of brilliant men [or women] who started out with a spurt, and lacked the stamina to finish. Their places were taken by patient and unshowy plodders who never knew when to quit." - J. R. Todd, Drag Racer

"Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without a passion, without business, without entertainment, without care." - Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662), French Mathematician, Physicist, and Philosopher

"Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline." - Jim Collins

"A man's judgment is best when he can forget himself and any reputation he may have acquired and can concentrate wholly on making the right decisions." - Raymond Ames Spruance (1886 - 1969), United States Navy Admiral in World War II

"There are two kinds of business people on the internet: successful people, and those who quit too soon." - Jim Smoot

If you can't pay for a thing, don't buy it. If you can't get paid for it, don't sell it. Do this, and you will have calm and drowsy nights, with all of the good business you have now and none of the bad." - Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790), US "statesman, diplomat, inventor, printer"

"Many persons have an idea that one cannot be in business and lead an upright life, whereas the truth is that no one succeeds in business to any great extent, who misleads or misrepresents." - John Wanamaker (1838 - 1922), American Merchant and Religious Leader

"More business is lost every year through neglect than through any other cause." - Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (1890 - 1995), Mother of President John F. Kennedy

"There are only two words that will always lead you to success. Those words are yes and no. Undoubtedly, you've mastered saying yes. So start practicing saying no. Your goals depend on it!" - Jack Canfield (1944 - ), American Motivational Speaker , Author and Co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Book Series

"Your business clothes are naturally attracted to staining liquids. This attraction is strongest just before an important meeting." - Scott Adams (1957 - ), American Cartoonist, Creator of the Dilbert Comic Strip

"Our business in this world is not to succeed, but to continue to fail, in good spirits." - Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894), Scottish Novelist, Poet, and Essayist

"In business, the competition will bite you if you keep running, if you stand still, they will swallow you." - Victor Kiam (1926 - 2001) American Entrepreneur, CEO of Remington

"In business or in life, don't follow the wagon tracks too closely." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr., American Author

"A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business." - Henry Ford (1863 - 1947), American Industrialist and Founder of the Ford Motor Company

"No one has a greater asset for his business than a man's pride in his work." - Hosea Ballou (1771 - 1852), American Theological Writer

"Without doubt machines will be able to determine the means and avenues to goals, but men will continue to set the goals themselves. For what machine can ever apply the considerations of compassion and justice which, as man's enlightenment spreads ... will enter ever more into the decisions that affect his future ... in the universe?" - Lewis L. Straus (1896 - 1974), American Businessman

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