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This wonderful crop of business quotes allows us to peep into the minds of some interesting people on this topic.

No matter what people say about business, most people dream of owning their own business someday.

Some of these business quotes are eye popping.

The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers.
-Edgar R. Fiedler

Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers - six if one went to Harvard.
-Edgar R. Fiedler

Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.
-Edward Gibbon

Definition of a Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie, but admits than under analysis some of them won't stand up either.
-Evan Esar

Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.
-Evan Esar

Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.
-Frank Lloyd Wright

An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission.
-Fred Allen

Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.
-Scott Adams

Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense. This makes you look smart.
-Scott Adams

Only a monopolist could study a business and ruin it by giving away products.
-Scott McNealy

People will buy anything that is 'one to a customer.'
-Sinclair Lewis

Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.
-Stanislaw Lem

Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness.
-Stanislaw Lem

A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships.
-Stephen Covey

What we've gone through in the last several years has caused some people to question 'Can we trust Microsoft?'
-Steve Ballmer

We don't have a monopoly. We have market share. There's a difference.
-Steve Ballmer

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I want to put a ding in the universe.
-Steve Jobs

You can't operate a company by fear, because the way to eliminate fear is to avoid criticism. And the way to avoid criticism is to do nothing.
-Steve Ross

My son is now an 'entrepreneur.' That's what you're called when you don't have a job.
-Ted Turner

Every few seconds it changes - up an eighth, down an eighth -it's like playing a slot machine. I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million.
-Ted Turner

Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
-Thomas A. Edison

Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
-Thomas A. Edison

The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.
-Thomas Carlyle

Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.
-Thomas Carlyle

If you aren't playing well, the game isn't as much fun. When that happens I tell myself just to go out and play as I did when I was a kid.
-Thomas J. Watson

I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for - getting paid for doing what you love.
-Tiger Woods

Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.
-Tim Berners-Lee

Family farms and small businesses are the backbone of our communities.
-Tom Allen

You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.
-Tom Brokaw

Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
-Tom Peters

Our favorite holding period is forever.
-Warren Buffett

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