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The big-business mergers and the big-labour mergers have the appearance of dinosaurs mating.

The business of America is business.

The corporation is an artificial being, invisible, intangible, and existing only in contemplation of law.

The forces in a capitalist society, if left unchecked, tend to make the rich richer and the poor poorer.

The happiest time in any man's life is when he is in red-hot pursuit of a dollar with a reasonable prospect of overtaking it.

The price spoils the pleasure.

The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.

The solid wealth of insurance companies and the success of those who organize gambling are some indication of the profits to be derived from the efficient use of chance.

The white man knows how to make everything, but he does not know how to distribute it.

There are an enormous number of managers who have retired on the job.

There can be no return to prosperity while the government (of Ontario) believes that taking money from the people who have earned it and giving it away to the people who haven't, in exchange for their votes and regardless of merit, is the essence of fairness.

There is only one social responsibility of business - to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits without deception or fraud.

Things have to be made to happen in a way you want them to happen. Without management, without the intervention of organized willpower the desired result simply cannot be obtained.

To business that we love we rise betime, And go to it with delight.

What kind of society isn't structured on greed? The problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm; capitalism is that kind of a system.

What recommends commerce to me is its enterprise and bravery. It does not clasp its hands and pray to Jupiter.

When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary.

When you've got them by their wallets, their hearts and minds will follow.

Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.

Whose bread I eat, his song I sing.


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