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Christmas is over and Business is Business.

Commerce is greedy. Ideology is blood-thirsty.

Competition means decentralized planning by many separate persons.

Corporations cannot commit treason, nor be outlawed, nor excommunicated, for they have no souls.

Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it.

Expansion means complexity and complexity decay.

Expenditure rises to meet income.

Few great men would have got past personnel.

Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?

Gross National Product is our Holy Grail.

I am a Millionaire. That is my religion.

I don't believe in just ordering people to do things. You have to sort of grab an oar and row with them.

I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.

If a cluttered desk is an indication of a cluttered mind, what is indicated by an empty desk?

In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.

In all modern depressions, recessions, or growth-correction, as variously they are called, we never miss the goods that are not produced. We miss only the opportunities for the labour - for the jobs - that are not provided.

In economics, the majority is always wrong.

In matters of commerce the fault of the Dutch Is offering too little and asking too much. The French are with equal advantage content, So we clap on Dutch bottoms just 20%.

In the history of enterprise, most of the protagonists of major new products and companies began their education - not in the classroom, where the old ways are taught, but in the factories and labs where new ways are wrought ... nothing has been so rare in recent years as an Ivy League graduate who has made a significant innovation in American enterprise.

It is an economic axiom as old as the hills that goods and services can be paid for only with goods and services.


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