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Not because of any extraordinary talents did he succeed, but because he had a capacity on a level for business and not above it.
      - Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus)

All inconsiderate enterprises are impetuous at first, but soon lanquish.
  [Lat., Omnia inconsulti impetus coepta, initiis valida, spatio languescunt.]
      - Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus), Annales
         (III, 58)

Neither above nor below his business.
  [Lat., Par negotiis neque supra.]
      - Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus), Annales
         (VI, 39)

Have you so much leisure from your own business that you can take care of other people's that does not at all belong to you?
      - Terence (Publius Terentius Afer)

We all, according as our business prospers or fails, are elated or cast down.
  [Lat., Omnibus nobis ut res dant sese, ita magni atque humiles sumus.]
      - Terence (Publius Terentius Afer), Hecyra
         (III, 2, 20)

Do you fear to trust the word of a man, whose honesty you have seen in business?
  [Lat., Cujuslibet tu fidem in pecunia perspiceres,
    Verere ei verba credere?]
      - Terence (Publius Terentius Afer), Phormio
         (I, 2, 10)

I like Mr. Gorbachev. We can do business together.
      - Margaret Thatcher, on their meeting

Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes.
      - Henry David Thoreau

Did you ever expect a corporation to have a conscience, when it has no soul to be damned, and no body to be kicked?
      - Lord Edward Thurlow (1), 1st Baron Thurlow

Keep your shop, and your shop will keep you.
      - Sir William Turner

All business sagacity reduces itself in the last analysis to judicious use of sabotage.
      - Thorstein Veblen

That which is everybody's business, is nobody's business.
      - Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler
         (pt. I, ch. II)

Many persons have an idea that one cannot be in business and lead an upright life, whereas the truth is that no one succeeds in business to any great extent, who misleads or misrepresents.
      - John Wanamaker

Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art.
      - Andy Warhol

Call on a business man at business times only, and on business, transact your business and go about your business, in order to give him time to finish his business.
      - Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley

A silly old man who did not understand even his silly old trade.
      - Lord Richard Bethell Westbury, 1st Baron Westbury,
        of a witness from the Herald's College

The way to stop financial "joy-riding" is to arrest the chauffeur, not the automobile.
      - Thomas Woodrow Wilson,
        Wit and Wisdom of Woodrow Wilson,
        by Richard Linthicum


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