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Gifts, believe me, captivate both men and Gods, Jupiter himself was won over and appeased by gifts. (Quote by - Ovid)

You don't manage people; you manage things. You lead people. (Quote by - Admiral Grace Hooper)

We do not hear the term "compassionate" applied to business executives or entrepreneurs, certainly not when they are engaged in their normal work. Yet in terms of results in the measurable form of jobs created, lives enriched, communities built, living standards raised, and poverty healed, a handful of capitalists has done infinitely more for mankind than all the self-serving politicians, academics, social workers, and religionists who march under the banner of "compassion". (Quote by - Nathaniel Branden)

What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more. (Quote by - Seneca)

Because bankers measure their self-worth in money, and pay themselves a lot of it, they think they're fine fellows and don't need to explain themselves. (Quote by - James Buchan)

Whether he admits it or not, a man has been brought up to look at money as a sign of his virility, a symbol of his power, a bigger phallic symbol than a Porsche. (Quote by - Victoria Billings)

It's not the bulls and bears you need to avoid -- it's the bum steers. (Quote by - Chuck Hillis)

It is time that financial types developed a greater tolerance for imprecision, because thatís the way the world is. (Quote by - John C. Burton)

Managers have traditionally developed the skills in finance, planning, marketing and production techniques. Too often the relationships with their people have been assigned a secondary role. This is too important a subject not to receive first line attention. (Quote by - William Hewlitt)

The City's reluctance to take a stand on an issue like the British Gas pay row makes a mockery of corporate governance and shareholders' ability to influence annual general meetings. Institutions should be obliged to make public how they vote at such events. They should be obliged to provide customers with a record of how they vote on every kind of issue. (Quote by - Patrick Donovan)

I'm proud to be paying taxes in the United States. The only thing is -- I could be just as proud for half the money. (Quote by - Arthur Godfrey)

I get so tired listening to one million dollars here, one million dollars there, it's so petty. (Quote by - Imelda Marcos)

It sounds extraordinary but itís a fact that balance sheets can make fascinating reading. (Quote by - Mary Archer)

The business that considers itself immune to the necessity for advertising sooner or later finds itself immune to business. (Quote by - Derby Brown)

Some people use one half their ingenuity to get into debt, and the other half to avoid paying it. (Quote by - George D. Prentice)

If you want to give a man credit, put it in writing. If you want to give him hell, do it on the phone. (Quote by - Charles Beacham)

Corporations cannot commit treason, or be outlawed or excommunicated, for they have no souls. (Quote by - Sir Edward Coke)

Whales only get harpooned when they come to the surface, and turtles can only move forward when they stick their neck out, but investors face risk no matter what they do. (Quote by - Charles A. Jaffe)

Price fixing does not represent simply windfall gains and losses to particular groups according to whether the price happens to be set higher or lower than it would be otherwise. It represents a net lose to the economy as a whole to the extent that many transactions do not take place at all, because the mutually acceptable possibilities have been reduced. (Quote by - Thomas Sowell)

Get me inside any boardroom and I'll get any decision I want. (Quote by - Alan Bond)

Avarice has ruined more souls than extravagance. (Quote by - Charles Caleb Colton)

The boss must first distinguish between action information and status information. He must discipline himself not to act on problems his managers can solve, and never to act on problems when he is explicitly reviewing status. I once knew a boss who invariably picked up the phone to give orders before the end of the first paragraph in a status report. That response is guaranteed to squelch full disclosure. (Quote by - Frederick P. Brooks)

Satiety is a mongrel that barks at the heels of plenty. (Quote by - Minna Antrim)

Everyone has the brainpower to follow the stock market. If you made it through fifth-grade math, you can do it. - "Modern Maturity Magazine, Jan/Feb 1995". (Quote by - Peter Lynch)

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today. (Quote by - Laurence J. Peter)


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