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Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.

If I love you, what business is it of yours?

In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity

You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you're not passionate enough from the start, you'll never stick it out.

Advice    Apple    Business    Creativity    Ileadership    Leadership    Mac    Macintosh

Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.

Ambition    Business    Calling    Career    Commitment    Determination    Dreams    Entrepreneur    Faith    Genius    Hobbies    Insanity    Living    Passion    Patience    Peace    Perfection    Perfectionist    Perseverance    Persistence    Power    Priorities    Risk    Sanity    Strategy    Strength    Success

Advertising is legalized lying.

Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.

When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.

who wishes to fight must first count the cost

My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people's.

I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. I read and think. So I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business. I do it because I like this kind of life.

The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.

Basketball    Business    Job    Play    Sports    Team    Teamwork    Work

There's no luck in business. There's only drive, determination, and more drive.

We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.

Simple, genuine goodness is the best capital to found the business of this life upon. It lasts when fame and money fail, and is the only riches we can take out of this world with us.

Little Men

Louisa May Alcott

Little Men
Business    Fame    Goodness    Honesty    Honor    Money    Riches

The whole secret lies in confusing the enemy, so that he cannot fathom our real intent.

Rouse him, and learn the principle of his activity or inactivity. Force him to reveal himself, so as to find out his vulnerable spots.

Business is a game, played for fantastic stakes, and you're in competition with experts. If you want to win, you have to learn to be a master of the game.

Master of the Game

Sidney Sheldon

Master of the Game

Love should be treated like a business deal, but every business deal has its own terms and its own currency. And in love, the currency is virtue. You love people not for what you do for them or what they do for you. You love them for the values, the virtues, which they have achieved in their own character.

Business    Character    Currency    Deal terms    Love    People    Virtue

But you were always a good man of business, Jacob,' faltered Scrooge, who now began to apply this to himself.
Business!' cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. "Mankind was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The deals of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol

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

Once poverty is gone, we'll need to build museums to display its horrors to future generations. They'll wonder why poverty continued so long in human society - how a few people could live in luxury while billions dwelt in misery, deprivation and despair.

Fortune does favor the bold and you'll never know what you're capable of if you don't try.

If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn’t have a job if he was any smarter.

Business    Crime    Humor    Inspirational    Mafia

Simply minding one's own business is more offensive than being intrusive. Without ever saying a word one can make a person feel less-than.

If your opponent is of choleric temper,  seek to irritate him.  Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant.

There are roads which must not be followed, armies which must not be attacked, towns which must not be besieged, positions which must not be contested, commands of the sovereign which must not be obeyed.

Attack is the secret of defense; defense is the planning of an attack.

Truth builds trust.

Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.

Emma

Jane Austen

Emma

The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer.

If you want to change the fruits, you will first have to change the roots. If you want to change the visible, you must first change the invisible.

Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.

Great results, can be achieved with small forces.

When [what you are deeply passionate about, what you can be best in the world at and what drives your economic engine] come together, not only does your work move toward greatness, but so does your life. For, in the end, it is impossible to have a great life unless it is a meaningful life. And it is very difficult to have a meaningful life without meaningful work. Perhaps, then, you might gain that rare tranquility that comes from knowing that you’ve had a hand in creating something of intrinsic excellence that makes a contribution. Indeed, you might even gain that deepest of all satisfactions: knowing that your short time here on this earth has been well spent, and that it mattered.

If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears.

Business    Job    Money    Vision    Work

Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing but nobody else does.

A photograph shouldn't be just a picture, it should be a philosophy.

Knowing the enemy enables you to take the offensive, knowing yourself enables you to stand on the defensive.

Opinions are the cheapest commodities on earth. Everyone has a flock of opinions ready to be wished upon anyone who will accept them. If you are influenced by "opinions" when you reach DECISIONS, you will not succeed in any undertaking.

Think and Grow Rich

Napolean Hill

Business    Decisions    Influence    Life    Money    Opinions    Success

It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.

To escape fear, you have to go through it, not around.

In regards to the price of commodities, the rise of wages operates as simple interest does, the rise of profit operates like compound interest.
Our merchants and masters complain much of the bad effects of high wages in raising the price and lessening the sale of goods. They say nothing concerning the bad effects of high profits. They are silent with regard to the pernicious effects of their own gains. They complain only of those of other people.

Bravery without forethought, causes a man to fight blindly and desperately like a mad bull.  Such an opponent, must not be encountered with brute force, but may be lured into an ambush and slain.

It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little. When
you pay too much, you lose a little money - that's all. When you pay
too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you
bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The
common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a
lot - it can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well
to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will
have enough to pay for something better.

If you are deliberately trying to create a future that feels safe, you will willfully ignore the future that is likely.

mystify, mislead, and surprise the enemy

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