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Inspirational Quotes About Entrepreneurs

Inspiring Quotes About Entrepreneurs
Read inspirational quotes about entrepreneurs from the more successful men and women of business.

Henry Ford

"There was no 'demand' for automobiles - there never is for a new article.  At first the 'horseless carriage' was considered merely a freak notion and many wise people explained with particularity why it could never be more than a toy.  No man of money even thought of it as a commercial possibility."

"I tried to find out what business really was and whether it needed to be quite so selfish a scramble for money as it seemed to be."

"The most surprising feature of business as it was conducted was the largest attention given to finance and the small attention to service.  That seemed to me to be reversing the natural process which is that the money should come as the result of work and not before the work."

"Money is not worth a particular amount.  As money it is not worth anything, for it will do nothing of itself.  The only use of money is to buy tools to work with or the product of tools.  Therefore money is worth what it will help you to produce or buy and no more."

"In the majority of cases the need of refinancing arises from bad management, and the effect of refinancing is simply to pay the poor managers to keep up their bad management a little longer."
"The only foundation of real business is service.  A manufacturer is not through with his customer when a sale is completed.  He has then only started with his customer"

"Business men go down with their businesses because they like the old way so well they cannot bring themselves to change."

"I do not believe a man can ever leave his business.  He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night."

Estée Lauder

"Business is a magnificent obsession.  I've never been bored a day in my life, partly because as a true business addict it's never been enough to have steady work; I had to love what I was doing."

"There is always one person on top who must be the final authority.  At the office, the name of the game is Lauder; imperial as that may sound.  Running a business is rarely a matter of group vote."

"Act tough.  Toughness is not dependent on being crude or cruel.  You can be feminine and tough.  I love my femininity - as much as I rely on my toughness.  What others call tough, I call persistent."

E. W. Scripps

"When a man is fully prepared to take any risk or pay an penalty in order to accomplish some one thing, it rarely occurs to him that a man has to take any risk or pay any penalty."

"I hold very strongly that the world owes no human being a living, that society owes nothing to any individual member of itself.  Only that human being who can support himself or herself, is entitled to a place in the world at all."

"It is more blessed to pay wages than to accept them.  At least, it is more profitable."

"Never do anything yourself that you can got someone else to do for you."

"When you find many people applauding you for what you do, and a few condemning, you can be certain that you are on the wrong course because you're doing the things that fools approve of."

"The hardest labor of all labor performed by man is that of thinking."

Igor I. Sikorsky

"Intuition works even when one does not recognize it as such."

Tom Mogaghan

"I sometimes compare my brainstorming on paper to the drilling of oil wells.  The only way to strike oil is to drill a lot of wells."

P. T. Barnum

"But let money work for you, and you have the most devoted servant in the world.  There is nothing animate or inanimate that will work so faithfully as money hen placed at interest, well secured.  It works night and day, and in wet or dry weather"

"There is no such thing in the world as luck.  There never was a man who could go out in the morning and find a purse of gold in the street today, and another tomorrow, and so on, day after day."

"Men in engaging employees should be careful to get the best.  Understand, you cannot have too good tools to work with, and there is no tool you should be so particular about as living tools."

"Engage in one kind of business only, and stick to it faithfully until you succeed, or until your experience shows that you should abandon it."

John D. Rockefeller

"When a man's affairs are not going well, he hates to study the books and face the truth.  From the first, the men who managed the Standard Oil Company kept their books intelligently as well as correctly.  We knew how much we made and where we gained or lost.  At least, we tried not to deceive ourselves."

"Commercial enterprises that are needed by the public will pay.  Commercial enterprises that are not needed fail, and ought to fail."

"It requires a better type of mind to seek out and to support or to create the new than to follow the worn paths of accepted success."

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