In the Fall of 1982, this article in The LaBarre Newsletter was particularly fun and helpful. The quotesfrom various financiers and celebrities shared great insight on business with the reader.
Thoughts on Business
As we pointed out in our section of quotes from famous financiers several issues ago, individuals associated with the business world have never hesitated to speak their minds on any subject, especially business. Business related topics of all sorts never fail to bring out the humorous, the irreverent, the insightful, and sometimes the bitter remark from people in every part of society. Here are a few of those remarks:
“Whenever you're sitting across from some important person, always picture him sitting there in a suit of long red underwear. That's the way I always operated in business.” - Joseph P. Kennedy.
“I needed the goodwill of the legislatures of four states. I 'formed' the legislative bodies with my own money. I found that it was cheaper that way.” - Jay Gould
“The lack of money is the root of all evil.” - Mark Twain
“Never spend your money before you have it." – Thomas Jefferson
“Will you please tell me what you do with all the Vice Presidents a bank has? I guess that's to get you more discouraged before you can see the President. Why, the United States is the biggest business institution in the world and they have only one Vice President, and nobody has ever found anything for him to do” – Will Rogers
“If it were not for the demands made upon me by my business, I would provide living proof that a man can live quite happily for decades without doing any work.”
“The business of America is business.” - Calvin Coolidge
“October, this is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are: July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February." – Mark Twain
“In business, the competition will bite you if you keep running; if you stand still, they will swallow you."- William S. Knudsen.
“If you want to make money, go where the money is." – Joseph P. Kennedy
“I do not like work, even when another person does it." –Mark Twain.
Originally Published and Printed by G.Labarre, The LaBarre Newsletter, Issue 8, Fall1982