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A man with a surplus can control circumstances, but a man without a surplus is controlled by them, and often has no opportunity to exercise judgment.

Author: Harvey S. Firestone (1868-1938)

Profession: American Industrialist

Don't forget until too late that the business of life is not business, but living.

Author: B. C. Forbes (1880-1954)

Profession: American Publisher

If you don't drive your business you will be driven out of business.

Author: B. C. Forbes (1880-1954)

Profession: American Publisher

Never hire someone who knows less than you do about what he's hired to do.

Author: Malcolm S. Forbes (1919-1990)

Profession: American Publisher, Businessman

It is not the employer who pays wages -- he only handles the money. It is the product who pays the wages.

Author: Henry Ford (1863-1947)

Profession: American Industrialist, Founder of Ford Motor Company

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

Author: Henry Ford (1863-1947)

Profession: American Industrialist, Founder of Ford Motor Company

Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets.

Author: Henry Ford (1863-1947)

Profession: American Industrialist, Founder of Ford Motor Company

I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night.

Author: Henry Ford (1863-1947)

Profession: American Industrialist, Founder of Ford Motor Company

It doesn't matter to me if a man is from Harvard or Sing Sing. We hire the man, not his history.

Author: Henry Ford (1863-1947)

Profession: American Industrialist, Founder of Ford Motor Company

Women do not win formula one races, because they simply are not strong enough to resist the G-forces. In the boardroom, it is different. I believe women are better able to marshal their thoughts than men and because they are less egotistical they make fewer assumptions.

Author: Nicola Foulston

Profession: American Business Executive

The question is, then, do we try to make things easy on ourselves or do we try to make things easy on our customers, whoever they may be?

Author: Erwin Frand

Profession:

Drive your business, let not you're business drive you.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

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. If you have time, don't wait for time.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

So much for industry, my friends, and attention to one's own business; but to these we must add frugality if we would make our industry more certainly successful. A man may, if he knows not how to save as he gets, keep his nose all his life to the grindstone, and die not worth a grout at last.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.

Author: Robert Galvin

Profession: