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Telephones, hotels, insurance - it's all the same. If you know the numbers inside out, you know the company inside out.

That I should make him that steals my coat a present of my cloak - what would become of business?

That which is everybody's business, is nobody's business.

The art of winning in business is in working hard - not taking things too seriously.

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.

The best mental effort in the game of business is concentrated on the major problem of securing the consumer's dollar before the other fellow gets it.

The buck stops with the guy who signs the checks.

The business of America is business.

The consumer isn't a moron; she is your wife. You insult her intelligence if you assume that a mere slogan and a few vapid adjectives will persuade her to buy anything. She wants all the information you can give her.

The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own.

The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.

The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.

The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.

The great leaders are like the best conductors - they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.

The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.

The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers.

The incestuous relationship between government and big business thrives in the dark.

The invisible hand of the market always moves faster and better than the heavy hand of government.

The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out, starting with himself.


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