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Copyright © 2014
by John Kremer

The Quotable Books Series ...

The Business of Life

Business people and others on life, business, careers, jobs, the workplace, investments, economics, money, and more

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(sample quotations from the book)

There are plenty of good five-cent cigars in the country. The trouble is they cost a quarter. What this country needs is a good five-cent nickel. — Franklin P. Adams, journalist

Many an optimist has become rich by buying out a pessimist. — Robert G. Allen, real estate author

People are definitely a company’s greatest asset. It doesn’t make any difference whether the product is car or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps. — Mary Kay Ash, founder, Mary Kay Cosmetics

The one way to create lasting financial change that will help you build real wealth over time is to make your financial plan automatic. — David Bach, author, The Automatic Millionaire

Let's talk about how to fill out your 1984 tax return. Here's an often overlooked accounting technique that can save you thousands of dollars: For several days before you put it in the mail, carry your tax return around under your armpit. No IRS agent is going to want to spend hours poring over a sweat-stained document. So even if you owe money, you can put in for an enormous refund and the agent will probably give it to you, just to avoid an audit. What does he care? It's not his money. — Dave Barry, humorist

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance — Bruce Barton, advertising executive

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. — Bill Gates, Microsoft founder

Stop sitting around contemplating your navel and get going. Produce something. Anything. Get started. The toughest dollars to make are the first dollars. — Fred Gleeck, marketing coach

Convenient choices are not often the best choices. Just because an agency, an asset or a bizdev deal are easy to do doesn’t mean that they are your best choice. — Seth Godin, business author and blogger

Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle. — Ken Hakuta, author, How to Create Your Own Fad and Make a Million Dollars

I sometimes wake up in the morning aching all over from a night’s hard work. One might maintain that a pension is pay for the work we keep on doing in our dreams after we retire. — Eric Hoffer, longshoreman and philosopher

Steve Jobs on Doing Great Work

You have to trust in something—your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. — Steve Jobs, CEO, Apple Computers and Pixar Animation

We have a strategic plan. It’s called doing things. — Herb Kelleher, founder, Southwest Airlines

If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well. — Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader

If you travel alone, you can probably go faster. But the journey will never be as rewarding, and you probably won’t be able to go as far. — John C. Maxwell, author, Winning with People

If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you'll achieve the same results. — Anthony Robbins, peak performance coach and author

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