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Bad Business Quotes


"Hurried business is bad business." - Patrick deWitt

"Taxes cause the most bad business decisions." - James Cook

"Things that are bad for business are bad for the people who work for business." - Thomas E. Dewey

"Don't have any opinions. They're bad for business." - Jerome Lawrence

"Discrimination , in all its forms, is bad for business." - Tim Cook

"Economically considered, war and revolution are always bad business." - Ludwig Von Mises

"There are no bad business and investment opportunities, but there are bad entrepreneurs and investors." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Today's business model is bad for people, bad for the economy and bad for stability and democracy," - Sharan Burrow

"Awareness is bad for the meat business. Conscience is bad for the meat business. Sensitivity to life is bad for the meat business. DENIAL, however, the meat business finds indispensable." - John Robbins

"When public figures think they can open a business even though they've got no business experience, it's a bad idea." - Moby

"Your business is never really good or bad 'out there.' Your business is either good or bad right between your own two ears." - Zig Ziglar

"This is a business, the direct selling, that bizarrely works best when times are bad." - Jim Cramer

"If you don't have some bad loans you are not in business." - Paul Volcker

"The trouble with this business is the dearth of bad pictures." - Samuel Goldwyn

"Vanity is not half a bad principle, if it will but stick to legitimate business." - Thomas Chandler Haliburton

"There is no such thing as success in a bad business." - Elbert Hubbard

"I'm horrible with money. I make bad business decisions every hour of the day." - Melissa Harris-Perry

"I am not ever in the business of making anyone feel bad." - Nate Berkus

"If the planters carry politics into the fields they will find it bad business." - Charles E Merrill

"The business is all about gush and hype. You never have a bad meeting in L.A." - Emily Blunt

"Good decisions can have bad short-term outcomes but be great for the business long-term." - Gerry Schwartz

"Racism, because it favors color over talent, is bad for business." - Steven Pinker

"In and of itself, keeping the country safe for business is not a bad thing." - Peter Schuyler

"In the business world, bad news is usually good news - for somebody else." - James Surowiecki

"When I first got into business, I made a lot of bad decisions." - Daymond John

"Fitz: How bad is it? Nighteyes: Mind your own business. Fitz: You ARE my business. Nighteyes: Sharing pain doesn't loosen it. Fitz: I'm not sure about THAT." - Robin Hobb

"Fitz: How bad is it? Nighteyes: Mind your own business. Fitz: You ARE my business. Nighteyes: Sharing pain does' loosen it. Fitz: I'm not sure about THAT." - Robin Hobb

"It was a culture that business is something bad - it was a leftist-oriented psychology. We have to break this. We are pro-business." - Antonis Samaras

"When a management with reputation for brilliance gets hooked up with a business with a reputation for bad economics, it's the reputation of the business that remains intact." - Warren Buffett

"Sometimes there's not a direct transfer of skills from business to government, but sometimes what happened in business would be really bad for government." - Hillary Clinton

"When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact." - Warren Buffett

"I have a bad gambling problem. You're not in show business for 12 years and dress like this without a bad gambling problem." - Artie Lange

"There is never a bad time to start a business - unless you want to start a mediocre one." - Gary Vaynerchuk

"It is a bad business, dealing in lottery tickets ... Riches got in such a hasty manner never wear well." - Sarah Josepha Hale

"The new solo album sounds like me: I'm singing about bad business transactions, bodily fluids, and courage." - Kevin Drew

"Individualism is bad for business - though absolutely necessary for freedom, progressive knowledge, and any possible interface with the transcendent." - Tom Robbins

"That I would rather be in another business where a bad cold wouldn't put me out of work." - Merv Griffin

"This whole business feels kind of intense, like a bad fit. Round peg, square hole. But whatever, I'll take it." - Paul Giamatti

"Philanthropy without scale and sustainability is like any other bad business that will simply wither and die on the vine." - Naveen Jain

"Any time an investment company has to spend heavily on advertising, it's probably a bad business in which to invest." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Football is not merely a small business, it's also a bad one. Anyone who spends any time inside football soon discovers that just as oil is part of the oil business, stupidity is part of the football business." - Simon Kuper

"In business as in life, sometimes bad things happen to good people, and sometimes good things happen to bad people. But over time, if you play long enough, everybody gets what he deserves.. good and bad." - Jeffrey R Immelt

"I think a business guy is different from an artist. They walk different paths. Artists create the best outputs when they're having fun. And when a good business partner supports them from the side, it creates great synergy. When someone's trying to do both, I think the music gets bad and the business gets bad, too." - G-Dragon

"The boom is called good business, prosperity, and upswing. Its unavoidable aftermath, the readjustment of conditions to the real data of the market, is called crisis, slump, bad business, depression." - Ludwig Von Mises

"A lot of people think big business in America is a bad thing. I think it's a really good thing. Most people in business are ethical, hard-working, good people. And it's a meritocracy." - Steve Jobs

"Big business' was a bad phrase in India. To be accused of being big business was the worst accusation you could make. All that has gone now. The whole mindset has changed." - P Chidambaram

"I don't blame the people for the fact that so many movies are bad. I think there's a corrupt, perverted, lazy and sloppy attitude that's pervasive in the movie business. The whole entertainment business is kind of crumbling around us." - Joseph Gordon-Levitt

"Slavery was incredibly prosperous for some people, at that time. It was not a bad business plan, but it was terrible and inhumane. But as a business it worked." - Chuck D

"'Big business' was a bad phrase in India. To be accused of being big business was the worst accusation you could make. All that has gone now. The whole mindset has changed." - P Chidambaram

"The reason why it is so difficult for existing firms to capitalize on disruptive innovations is that their processes and their business model that make them good at the existing business actually make them bad at competing for the disruption." - Clayton Christensen

"White shall not neutralize the black, nor good compensate bad in man, absolve him so; life's business being just the terrible choice." - Robert Browning

"You know criticism when you get into this business. You accept the bad with the good, the tabloids and the positive side of it." - Carmen Electra

"In books there's nothing of the fish covered in the coldness of the sea, or the feeling of a star touching space. Bad for business." - Steve Aylett

"It is bad to be poor. I shall go to the wall for bread and meat, if I neglect my business this year as well as last." - Abraham Lincoln

"White shall not neutralize the black, nor good Compensate bad in man, absolve him so: Life's business being just the terrible choice." - Robert Browning

"There are two basic rules which should never be broken. Be subtle. And don't, for God's sake, try to do business with anyone who's having a bad game." - William Davis

"I think the biggest single thing that causes difficulty in the business world is the short-term view. We become obsessed with it. But it forces bad decisions." - James Sinegal

"You can't do a good business with a bad person. Find the right people to work with and you can't go wrong." - Richard Branson

"Economists' unanimity that bad business is ahead is the most reassuring news possible. It's very unlikely that this will be the one time they're right." - Malcolm Forbes

"Advertising has always been the Peck's Bad Boy of American business urging us to buy things we probably don't need and often can't afford." - Andrew Hacker

"When digging ceases to be a great game and becomes, as in Egypt, merely business, it will be a bad thing." - Leonard Woolley

"A lot of success in life and business comes from knowing what you want to avoid: early death, a bad marriage, etc." - Charlie Munger

"In the LBO field there is a buried "covariance" with marketable equities, toward disaster in generally bad business conditions, and competition is now extremely intense." - Charlie Munger

"Using the greatest business people in the world, which America has, I am going to turn our bad trade agreements into great trade agreements." - Donald Trump

"TV shows and stuff give people in the show business very bad names. I'm not going to name any shows, but a lot of shows..." - Chloe Grace Moretz

"I've often been accused of being the comic's comic. It's a bad business model when your fans are the people who get in free." - Dana Gould

"This sort of thing has got to be stopped. Bad philosophers are like slum landlords. It's my job to put them out of business." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"There's a lot more people that enjoy me playing the enforcer, the destroyer. If bad disappears one day, then good goes out of business." - Robert Lasardo

"Nothing really mattered that much, not the good things and not the bad ones. We were in the business of mutual amusement, and we were reasonably prosperous." - John Green

"In many ways, that affection is the real reward for 56 years in the business. Although the money ain't exactly bad either." - Perry Como

"We, as conservative intellectuals, should not be in the business of making excuses for bad parliamentary decisions by Republican leaders in Congress." - David Frum

"I'm happy to report that 'The New Press' is still in business to this day. But not thanks to me. I was a really bad publishing intern." - Lev Grossman

"It is a truth universally acknowledged on Wall Street that original research is on life support. Serious research can be bad for business, as well as expensive." - Alex Berenson

"I believe that the Laws of Karma do not apply to show business, where good things happen to bad people on a fairly regular basis." - Chuck Lorre

"The physical business of writing is unpleasant to me, but the psychic satisfaction of discharging bad ideas in worse English makes me forget it." - H L Mencken

"White shall not neutralize the black, nor good compensate bad in man, absolve him so: life's business being just the terrible choice." - Robert Browning

"Chinese people, young people, they don't go shopping a lot in department stores. All department store guys hate me. They say business is bad because of Jack." - Jack Ma

"Everyone agrees that the failure of our high schools is tragic. It's bad business, and it's bad policy. But we act as if it can't be helped. It can be helped. We designed these high schools; we can redesign them." - Melinda Gates

"I like Mexico. I love the Mexican people. I do business with the Mexican people, but you have people coming through the border that are from all over. And they're bad. They're really bad." - Donald Trump

"I don't apologize for my clothes. There are a lot of bad dressers in golf, and I don't think I'm one of them. There are a lot of bad dressers in every business." - Sergio Garcia

"Is regulation per se bad? Is better regulation bad? I think better regulation is good for the business community, and I think that's something we should get together on." - Ed Rendell

"When a man's partner is killed he's supposed to do something about it. It doesn't make any difference what you thought of him. He was your partner and you're supposed to do something about it. Then it happens we were in the detective business. Well, when one of your organization gets killed it's bad business to let the killer get away with it. It's bad all around-bad for that one organization, bad for every detective everywhere. Sam Spade" - Dashiell Hammett

"The typical American citizen is the business man. The typical business man is a bad citizen; he is busy. If he is a 'big business man' and very busy, he does not neglect; he is busy with politics, oh, very busy and very businesslike." - Lincoln Steffens

"Bad beginnings, bad endings." - Livy

"Sometimes bad is bad." - Huey Lewis

"Football is business and business is business." - Rinus Michels

"The business of business is business." - Alfred P Sloan

"Buying a share of a good business is better than buying a share of a bad business. One way to do this is to purchase a business that can invest its own money at high rates of return rather than purchasing a business that can only invest at lower ones. In other words, businesses that earn a high return on capital are better than businesses that earn a low return on capital." - Joel Osteen

"Business: Busyness." - Edward Abbey

"Everybody's business is nobody's business." - Thomas B. Macaulay

"Business neglected is business lost." - Daniel Defoe

"Everybody's business is nobody's business." - Proverbs

"I thought not being part of the [Britain] union was a bad idea. We are better together. It was dangerous for business as there were no [concrete] plans around the currency or the economy." - Michelle Mone

"When he [the slothful person] is pressed to be diligent, either in his worldly affairs or in the business of religion, this is his excuse (and a sorry excuse it is as bad as none)." - Matthew Henry

"You are of the society of the wits and railleurs... the surest sign is, since you are an enemy to marriage, - for that, I hear, you hate as much as business or bad wine." - William Wycherley

"It's always a disappointing business confronting my own reflection. My body isn't bad. It's a perfectly nice, serviceable body. It's just that the external me- the study, lightly wrinkled, handbagged me- does so little credit to the stuff that's inside." - Zoe Heller

"The music business was not safe, but it was FUN. It was like falling in love with a woman you know is bad for you, but you love every minute with her, anyway." - Lionel Richie

"I got screwed over in some bad business deals, but as long as I focused on those past problems, I couldn't move forward. I had to let all of that go and forgive everyone and everything first." - Steve Pavlina

"When you are new to the business, you think if you give a really bad performance, that's one they will print. You will be judged. You just have to be brave." - Robbie Coltraine

"A bad strategy will fail no matter how good your information is and lame execution will stymie a good strategy. If you do enough things poorly, you will go out of business." - Bill Gates

"I think that some of our soldiers die in the battlefield and some come home to bad health and die prematurely, just by the nature of the kind of business they're in." - Chris Shays

"No one has the right to not assume that the business cycle will turn! Every five years or so, you have got to assume that something bad will happen." - Jamie Dimon

"Oh, you know record companies. . . at the end of the day, it's business. If you analyse it, you're just a piece of meat. The minute you go bad, it's: 'Next!'." - Enrique Iglesias

"The humanities teach us the value, even for business, of criticism and dissent. When there's a culture of going along to get along, where whistleblowers are discouraged, bad things happen and businesses implode." - Martha C. Nussbaum

"At some points I wanted to give up on music still, because the business is just as bad as it was when I left in 2005. But I'm learning that I have purpose to be here." - Tweet

"Although the film industry is a very unique melting pot of creative and business types, both for the good and the bad, I love being able to wake up everyday to play." - Kyle Cassie

"Business is all about learning to balance the short-term, medium-term and long-term and I think it's when things are going well it covers up a lot of mistakes and bad decisions because you're growing so quickly..." - Tony Hsieh

"It's a bad business. There is no firm front. We have separate strongpoints in which our units are holding off the attacks of superior enemy forces. Communications with them are weak." - Kliment Voroshilov

"So then, I go to this other guy who's just a civilian guy and minding his own business and I go to him like this Burka - NO! Burka - BAD! Like he's one of my dogs!" - Kathy Griffin

"I don't want to say that most rock bands live these formulaic biography existences - but they kinda do. There's always a divorce. There's always an OD. There's always a bad business manager." - Dave Grohl

"One thing about the business and investing world that I connect to very intimately is that there is little room to deny the harsh realities of your mistakes. A bad call can lose you many millions." - Joshua Waitzkin

"When you are new to the business, you think if you give a really bad performance, that's one they will print. You will be judged. You just have to be brave." - Robbie Coltrane

"I don't really have a bad premiere experience. They're exciting at first. I think, when you first get into the business, you're excited about going down the line and seeing what that's like." - Cole Hauser

"We had many good directors - John Carpenter, Brian De Palma - but things have become polluted by business, money and bad relationships. The success of the horror genre has led to its downfall." - Dario Argento

"If bad things are going to be said about me, I have to bear that. If I don't understand that it's part of being in show business, then I'd better go work in a bank." - Antonio Banderas

"Rising interest rates are considered bad for stocks because they raise the cost of doing business and depress corporate earnings and because higher yields make bonds relatively more attractive than stocks to investors." - Alex Berenson

"Actually, I have another record I made with them in 1976, but I've had such a bad experience with record companies, because I keep my head so much in music and not in business." - Ornette Coleman

"I taught myself computer. Then Macintosh came along, and it became a really bad addiction. If I wasn't in show business, I'd have pocket protectors growing out of my chest. I do everything on it. It's kinda sick." - Jeff Dunham

"Young people in the business have grown up and made the wrong decisions, or bad decisions, and haven't been good role models. To be someone that people look up to is important to me." - Justin Bieber

"In our experience, what we have found is the rare commodity is a good management team. And good management teams manage through good and bad cycles and manage to grow their business over a long period of time." - Warren Stephens

"I think that some of our soldiers die in the battlefield and some come home to bad health and die prematurely, just by the nature of the kind of business they're in." - Christopher Shays

"I'm a mad lover of sport. You cannot say a bad word to me about sports. So I know business is involved and I know it can be cynical, and, of course, I watch it, but for me it's pure." - Hugh Jackman

"I started at a very early age in this business and I'm sure most of you have read stories about people who have started as children and ended up in very difficult lives and bad consequences." - Dean Stockwell

"I made the decision when I came to Seagram that it had to be OK that my public persona would be bad. It's the downside of a family business: anything good is because I'm somebody's son; otherwise, I'm a schmuck." - Edgar Bronfman Jr

"Rapping's a release of the good and the bad - that's the definition of hyphy. You can't be like that, you can't get hyphy in, like, a business environment. I can be me. I'm energy. Hyphy is energy." - Keak da Sneak

"Discrimination is a bad bad bad thing." - Emily Saliers

"There are no bad business and investment opportunities, but there are bad entrepreneurs and investors. To be a successful business owner and investor, you have to be emotionally neutral to winning and losing. Winning and losing are just part of the game. The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire, the size of your dream and how you handle disappointment along the way." - Robert Kiyosaki

"I don't like the idea of telling private business owners - I abhor racism. I think it's a bad business decision to exclude anybody from your restaurant - but, at the same time, I do believe in private ownership. But I absolutely think there should be no discrimination in anything that gets any public funding." - Rand Paul

"Frightening media messages...pervade the news business, which really ought to be called "the bad news business" for its preoccupation with disaster and destruction. In broadcast journalism, killing is almost always covered, while kindness is almost always ignored. The more alarming a news item is, the more attention it receives." - Michael Medved

"On the business side, innovative leaders are beginning to wake up to the fact that this non-stop work trend is bad for business: Google Ireland tested a program called Dublin Goes Dark, where employees turned over their phones at the end of each work day. It seems like a sea change is ahead." - Katrina Onstad

"It's all been a bad joke that just ran out of control. I got into food for fun but the business got a mind of its own. Now - my good Lord - look where it has gotten me. My products are on supermarket shelves, in cinemas, in the theater. And they say show business is odd." - Paul Newman

"In the astronaut business - the shuttle is a very complicated vehicle; it's the most complicated flying machine ever built. And in the astronaut business, we have a saying, which is, 'There is no problem so bad that you can't make it worse.'" - Chris Hadfield

"To do business with a friend is difficult. The business itself is so stressful, so if you're havin' a bad day you can easily take it out on somebody, and then you takin' it out on somebody can easily turn into a blowup. It's weird, because you might really get to know a person by doin' business with them, then you probably decide you don't even wanna be around them, and that can really launch it off." - Bow Wow

"If you are at all successful in your business, be prepared to never have another good day or bad day at work. There will be so many things - good and bad - happening on any given day that you will be on a roller coaster of highs and lows. If that excites you, then go for it." - Tom Szaky

"If you're not in love with what you do, business will be really tough. You can do good one day, and bad the next. You can have a great year, and a bad year that wipes away all of your success." - Luis D. Ortiz

"The world doesn't grieve when you're grieving. The world goes on about its business. You're having a good day and I'm having a bad one and vice versa. And they could be very good and very bad at the same time. You multiply that by seven billion and you have one element of human experience." - Kenneth Lonergan

"Saying something is 'too bad' is easy. You say you disapprove, which makes you a nice person, and then you can go about your business and not be interested anymore. It's a lot worse than 'too bad.' It's against everything decent and natural." - Isaac Asimov

"The investment business has taught me - increasingly as the years have passed - that people, especially investors (and, I believe, Americans), prefer good news and wishful thinking to bad news; and that there are always vested interests to offer facile, optimistic alternatives to the bad news." - Jeremy Grantham

"When you're five years old, and you're running a business that people did not think there was room for, getting attention is not a bad thing. Letting it be known by whatever colorful language is necessary is not a bad thing." - Brit Hume

"You never judge a person if they're going through their downs because you always stick with them when they're going through their ups. If you stay in football business long enough, you're going to have some bad games and you're going to have some bad seasons." - Ray Lewis

"Bad laws make bad customs." - Jane Aiken Hodge

"Bad beliefs make bad behavior." - Warren Akin Candler

"It's bad. It's damned bad." - Abraham Lincoln

"Music is what is going to save me," "On the bad days, when I have to look at the cold, hard facts of life, I see that this is not the music business I came up in and I have to be very, very objective and detached and say, 'what's good about it and what's bad about it?' Mostly, I'm finding it good that it's not the same old music business, because the music business I came up in really didn't advance anything I was doing, and I don't think it was particularly kind to a lot of artists." - Phoebe Snow

"The media is in the business of finding exceptions to everyday life. Bad things are still the exception. That's good, because once bad things stop being news, we really are in trouble. If people forget that bad is the exception, they think they live in a horrible world. There is so much that works and is right and friendly and warm. But we take that for granted." - Tom Bodett

"Too many companies these days can't tell the difference between good profits and bad.... By now you're probably wondering how in heaven's name profit, that holy grail of the business enterprise, can ever be bad. Short of outright fraud, isn't one dollar of earnings as good as another? Certainly, accountants can't tell the difference between good and bad profits. They all look the same on an income statement. While bad profits don't show up on the books, they are easy to recognize. They're profits earned at the expense of customer relationships." - Fred Reichheld

"The music business is strictly business." - Kenny Rogers

"The business of the country is business." - Calvin Coolidge

"The business of business is people." - Herb Kelleher

"Business is business, no child's play." - Swami Vivekananda



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