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"He's a businessman. I'll make him an offer he can't refuse." ~ Mario Puzo, The Godfather, 1969

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There's no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can't do any business from there. ~ Col. Harland Sanders

The customer is always right. ~ H. Gordon Selfridge

When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary. ~ William Wrigley Jr.

In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing. ~ Owen D. Young

A dinner lubricates business. ~ William Scott Stowell

I wasn't that interested in the dollars-and-cents part of business. My interest in starting Mary Kay Inc. was to offer women opportunities that didn't exist anywhere else. ~ Mary Kay Ash

And remember: Everything in business is a paradox. To be excellent, you have to be consistent. When you're consistent, you're vulnerable to attack. Yes, it's a paradox. Now deal with it! ~ Tom Peters

He who will not apply himself to business, eventually discovers that he means to get his bread by cheating, stealing, or begging, or else is wholly void of reason. ~ Ischomachus

A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people's business. ~ Eric Hoffer

I always say that in investing you want to buy stock in a company that has a business that's so good that an idiot can run it, because sooner or later one will. We have a country like that. ~ Warren Buffet

After dealing with an upset customer, I can "hear it and clear it" from my mind and leave the negative incident behind. ~ C. Leslie Charles, Customer Service Companion

A committee can make a decision that is dumber than any of its members. ~ David Coblitz

A question that all businesses must answer is, 'Which customers do we want to target?' Companies need to identify their die hard customers, figure out what those customers want, and then bring that to them. ~ Martha Rogers

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