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Joint Stock Company Quotes


"There is no such thing as the Queen's English. The property has gone into the hands of a joint stock company and we own the bulk of the shares!" - Mark Twain

"That a joint stock company should be able to carry on successfully any branch of foreign trade, when private adventurers can come into any sort of open and fair competition with them, seems contrary to all experience." - Adam Smith

"There is no such thing as 'the Queen's English.' The property has gone into the hands of a joint stock company and we own the bulk of the shares!" - Mark Twain

"Markets are as old as the crossroads. But capitalism, as we know it, is only a few hundred years old, enabled by cooperative arrangements and technologies, such as the joint-stock ownership company, shared liability insurance, double-entry bookkeeping." - Howard Rheingold

"The aggregate capital appears as the capital stock of all individual capitalists combined. This joint stock company has in common with many other stock companies that everyone knows what he puts in, but not what he will get out of it." - Karl Marx

"Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. Society is a joint-stock company, in which the members agree, for the better securing of his bread to each shareholder, to surrender the liberty and culture of the eater." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It should first be stated that a joint-stock company is not a 'brotherhood of shareholders' but is managed by a controlling group of big shareholders while the rest of the shareholders do not differ from holders of bonds with a flexible rate of interest." - Michal Kalecki

"With joint-stock corporations, investors can place bets on the success of many different companies, without having to play a central management role in any one of them. This allows investors to diversify their financial holdings. It also allows them to capture profits on their investments, without having to get involved in the dirty, troublesome business of actually running a company." - Jim Stanford

"I wish I had some stock in a scrunchie company." - Hillary Clinton

"Make your company stock a consumer product. When consumers buy stock in your company, they'll never buy a competitive product. You've linked their financial future to yours." - Faith Popcorn

"The national debt has given rise to joint stock companies, to dealings in negotiable effects of all kinds, and to agiotage, in a word to stock-exchange gambling and the modern bankocracy." - Karl Marx

"The national debt has given rise to joint stock companies, to dealings in negotiable effects of all kinds, and to agiotage , in a word to stock-exchange gambling and the modern bankocracy ." - Karl Marx

"These are the voices which we hear in solitude, but they grow faint and inaudible as we enter into the world. Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of everyone of its members. Society is a joint-stock company, in which the members agree, for the better securing of his bread to each shareholder, to surrender the liberty and culture of the eater. The virtue in most request is conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Behind every stock is a company. Find out what it's doing." - Peter Lynch

"A great company is not a great investment if you pay too much for the stock." - Benjamin Graham

"Never pay the slightest attention to what a company president ever says about his stock." - Bernard Baruch

"If I own stock in your company and you move offshore for tax reasons I'm selling your stock. There are enough investment choices here" - Mark Cuban

"Frequent the company of your betters." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"Pregnancy is getting company inside one's skin." - Maggie Scarf

"Learning is achieved only in company." - The Talmud

"I'm good at my own company." - Tim Curry

"Solitude desolates me; company oppresses me." - Fernando Pessoa

"A local company has more accountability." - Paul Hawken

"The Stock Market is designed to transfer money from the Active to the Patient." - Warren Buffett

"I've been doing this for years. Never invest in a company with the target price for the stock in the name of the company." - Andy Kessler

"The stock of the greatest company in the world is crap if every investor already thinks it is the greatest company in the world." - Andy Kessler

"There's a company behind every stock and a reason companies - and their stocks - perform the way they do." - Peter Lynch

"Control of a company does not carry with it the ability to control the price of its stock." - Paul Getty

"Dan Curtis, our producer, has the idea that people like to see a stock company of actors." - Thayer David

"We were like a stock company at Warners. We didn't know any of the stars from the other studios." - Olivia De Havilland

"Control of a company does not carry with it the ability to control the price of its stock." - J Paul Getty

"Buy into a company because you want to own it, not because you want the stock to go up." - Warren Buffett

"Conversation stock being a joint and common property, every one should take a share in it; and yet there may be societies in which silence will be our best contribution." - Horace Smith

"It is quite possible that future generations will look upon arguments about the inferiority of the socialist plan as we look upon Adam Smith's argument about joint stock companies which, also, were simply false." - Joseph Schumpeter

"It is quite possible that future generations will look upon arguments about the inferiority of the socialist plan as we look upon Adam Smith's argument about joint stock companies which, also, were simply false." - Joseph A Schumpeter

"Joint-stock companies are yet in their infancy, and incorporated capital, instead of being a thing which can be overturned, is a thing which is becoming more and more indispensable." - William Graham Sumner

"the best innovation is sometimes the company, the way you organize the company" - Steve Jobs

"A company of wolves, is better than a company of wolves in sheep's clothing." - Anthony Liccione

"We built this company from the customer back, not from the company out." - Lou Gerstner

"I got hurt on company time, so I'll heal on company time." - Shaquille O'Neal

"But once you buy a company, you are married. You are married to that company." - Henry Kravis

"The stock market is filled with individuals who know the price of everything, but the value of nothing." - Philip Arthur Fisher

"Keep not ill men company, lest you increase the number." - George Herbert

"Happiness rarely keeps company with an empty stomach" - Helen Keller

"A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself." - Emily Bronte

"Misery loves company, and madness calls it forth." - Yann Martel

"Any time is a good time to start a company." - Ron Conway

"Don't let dialog about your company happen without your perspective." - Brian Regan

"A company does better the less it pays the CEO." - Peter Thiel

"Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company." - Mark Twain

"Any company has got to reinvent itself again and again." - Bob Parsons

"I always want to have more dancers in my company." - Alvin Ailey

"A man is known by the company his mind keeps." - Thomas Bailey Aldrich

"Execution really shapes whether your company takes off or not." - Pete Cashmore

"Keep good company - that is, go to the Louvre." - Paul Cezanne

"Look, you need technical skills to run a company." - Carly Fiorina

"A small company like Nichia should do niche products." - Shuji Nakamura

"Live always in the best company when you read." - Sydney Smith

"I'd like to build a TV company for myself." - Rob Lowe

"I don't write about Google except to insult the company." - Kara Swisher

"Misery loves company. There's a lot to that." - Harvey Pekar

"If you want to create a memorable company, you have to fill your company with memorable people." - Bill Taylor

"I try to keep myself in the best of company and my horses in the worst of company." - Len Goodman

"Clearly, every company needs a leader. That's an important part of being the CEO of the company." - Sanjay Kumar

"When Warren Buffett invests in a company, he is conferring upon that company something very unique: his credibility." - Bethany Mclean

"Before selling, try to re-evaluate the company again and see where the stock sells in realtion to its book value." - Walter Schloss

"... giving tax incentives for more labor ownership of company stock will do more to create jobs and increase productivity than all the "emergency full employment" bills proposed." - Jack Kemp

"Stock prices turn people's heads. When prices are high, we treat a company like gods, and if they drop, we treat them as fools." - Paul Saffo

"By doing what they must do to keep their margins strong and their stock price healthy, every company paves the way for its own disruption." - Clayton M Christensen

"The first thing I ever invested in was Twitter. Blaine Cook, former CTO, was leaving the company and asked me if I wanted to buy his stock." - Gary Vaynerchuk

"I'm not only a fan of Apple products, I have stock in the company. I think Steve Jobs has started one of the greatest corporations in the world." - Kid Rock

"Well if you've got information about a company, or you believe that a company is undervalued, you can go out and buy their stock and you can make some profit on it." - Robert F. Engle

"From the business point of view, always encouraging the people in our company to own stock in the company, and if we're going to build something great, to have a lot of people share in the benefits of that greatness." - Sanford Weill

"From the business point of view, always encouraging the people in our company to own stock in the company, and if we're going to build something great, to have a lot of people share in the benefits of that greatness." - Sanford I Weill

"If you have information that a company is not as good as its stock market valuation, you don't have a way to sell that stock unless you already own it. And so that information doesn't get incorporated in the company's stock price as fast if you don't allow short selling." - Robert F. Engle

"iStockphoto was revolutionizing the stock photography industry, establishing a whole new business model and democratizing stock art for everyone. It made sense for the industry-leading stock image company to take iStock to the next stage of growth, serving all markets at every price point." - Bruce Livingstone

"Joint consumption doesn't create intimacy," - Charles Eisenstein

"Joint consumption does' create intimacy," - Charles Eisenstein

"Many states favor joint custody." - Laura Wasser

"If a lot of people feel like this company is undervalued and go out and buy the stock, the stock price will go up reflecting the higher value of this company. You might have information because you trade with them or because you've done some research on them." - Robert F. Engle

"John W. Snow was paid more than $50 million in salary, bonus and stock in his nearly 12 years as chairman of the CSX Corporation, the railroad company. During that period, the company's profits fell, and its stock rose a bit more than half as much as that of the average big company." - Alex Berenson

"The modern joint stock firm is the outcome of innumerable decisions made by individual entrepreneurs, owners and managers. For these decision makers the choices among alternatives were limited and the outcomes uncertain, but almost always there were choices. Despite the variability of these individual decisions, taken cumulatively they produced clear patterns of institutional change" - Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.

"You know, I'm behind my company. My company has been a big part of my life. And it's not that I been buying a company or that my father bought a company and tried to do something out of it. You know, it's not the same thing. It's my name, it's my company, it's my signature." - Christian Louboutin

"Generally, what people tend to underestimate is the cyborg nature of Groupon. We are a company that has the DNA of being both a technology company and a heavily operational company." - Andrew Mason

"We don't cut up when mad men are bred by the old legitimate regular stock religions, but we can't allow wildcat religions to indulge in such disastrous experiments." - Mark Twain

"If, when making a stock investment, you're not considering holding it at least ten years, don't waste more than ten minutes considering it." - Warren Buffett

"I believe quite simply that the small company of the future will be as much a research organization as it is a manufacturing company." - Edwin Land

"Since I suffered the injury on company time, why shouldn't I also be able to get surgery and do recovery on company time?" - Shaquille O'Neal

"If you start a chocolate company, you can't compete with Cadbury in the first ten years because they are a big company." - Tamim Iqbal

"The down market favours the small two-, three-, four-person company, not the huge company with 100 people losing half a million dollars a month." - Jason Calacanis

"Hollywood is a cross between a health farm, a recreation center and an insane asylum. It's a company town, and I happen to like the company!" - Michael Caine

"If the growth rate is so good that in another ten years the company might well have quadrupled, is it really of such great concern whether at the moment the stock might or might not be 35% overpriced?" - Philip Arthur Fisher

"When Jackie got his big contract at CBS and was putting together what turned out to be almost a stock company of players, he remembered Frank and said, 'Get me that kid who played the jail sketch." - Audrey Meadows

"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 Buffett

"Investors must keep in mind that there's a difference between a good company and a good stock. After all, you can buy a good car but pay too much for it." - Richard Thaler

"An investment decision in the common stock of a company frequently involves a whole lot of factors interacting ... the one thing that causes the most trouble is when you combine a bunch of these together, you get this lollapalooza effect." - Charlie Munger

"...the cost of being a publicly traded stock has gone way, way up. It doesn't make sense for a little company to be public anymore. A lot of little companies are going private to be rid of these burdensome requirements...." - Charlie Munger

"It took us months of buying all the Coke stock we could to accumulate $1 billion worth - equal to 7% of the company. It's very hard to accumulate major positions." - Charlie Munger

"As for the employees, the payment in stock options revives, somewhat ironically, the old anarchist ideology of self-management of the company, as they are co-owners, co-producers, and co-managers of the firm." - Manuel Castells

"Large companies and government agencies have a lot to protect and therefore are not willing to take big risks. A large company taking a risk can threaten its stock price. A government agency taking a risk can threaten congressional investigation." - Peter Diamandis

"I think you have to learn that there's a company behind every stock, and that there's only one real reason why stocks go up. Companies go from doing poorly to doing well or small companies grow to large companies." - Peter Lynch

"But the minute we went public on the stock market, which is how our wealth was created, it was no longer how many people you employed, it was how much you were worth and how much your company was worth." - Anita Roddick

"Stock prices relative to company assets are no better at signaling the likelihood of future earnings growth than they were the day the Titanic sank, and risk management is a good deal worse." - Timothy Noah

"I thought the stock was a great buy. I think anybody that bought the stock in 1999 was - saw over the next couple of years a strong growth. During the year of 1999, I significantly increased my ownership of shares in the company." - Jeffrey Skilling

"I don't like stock buybacks. I think if a company has the money to buy their stock back, then they should take that and increase the dividends. Send it back to the stockholder. Let them invest their money again from the dividends." - T Boone Pickens

"For me, one of the pleasures of cats company is their devotion to bodily comfort." - Compton Mackenzie

"You're looking exceptionally ugly tonight, Madam, is it because we have company?" - Alfred Jarry

"Loneliness is not cured by human company. Loneliness is cured by contact with reality." - Anthony De Mello

"I would rather go to heaven alone than go to hell in company." - R. A. Torrey

"Princes enjoy themselves like children in the company of ordinary human beings." - Edmond De Goncourt

"He that dies without the company of good men puts not himselfe into a good way." - George Herbert

"Tell me what company thou keepst, and I'll tell thee what thou art." - Miguel De Cervantes

"Every company knows what they do Some know how they do it Very few know why" - Simon Sinek

"There are always more smart people outside your company than within it." - Bill Joy

"It's my job to build the people who are going to build the company." - John Schnatter

"Build a company that idiots could run because eventually they will." - Keith Rabois

"Animals, children, and the working class comprise the company in which I'll feel most at ease." - Russell Brand

"I am not topper in my university but all toppers are working in my microsoft company." - Bill Gates

"We just want to build a company that focuses on the love of Instagram." - Kevin Systrom

"I fear you may become a lonely man, even in the company of others." - Christopher Moore

"Whosoever loveth wisdom is righteous, but he that keepeth company with fowl is weird." - Woody Allen

"In a soulmate we find not company but a completed solitude." - Robert Breault

"When I'm all alone and I'm by myself, little Peter keeps me company." - Red Peters

"Who wanna be next? While you a dead superstar, the record company still cashin' checks." - Master P

"The old need the company of the young so that they renew their contact with life." - Indira Gandhi

"Under perfect competition, in the long run no company makes an economic profit." - Peter Thiel

"Recruiting is a core competency for any company. It should never be outsourced." - Peter Thiel

"A private company can't compete against the resources of the second largest economy in the world." - John Carlin

"...talking as though the Standard Oil Company was the smallest thing he owned." - Addison Mizner

"The CEO of a company lied to you. But isn't that financial reporting?" - Jon Stewart

"Sleep, that sometimes shuts up sorrow's eye, steal me awhile from mine own company." - William Shakespeare

"Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company." - Lord Byron

"Failure of your company is not failure in life. Failure in your relationships is." - Evan Williams

"Beware the advice of successful people; they do not seek company." - Scott Adams

"How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It's beyond me." - Zora Neale Hurston

"Be careful in the company of monsters that you don't become one." - Cindy Gerard

"Keep the company of those who seek the truth- run from those who have found it" - Vaclav Havel

"I am not influenced by the techniques or fashions of any other motion picture company." - Walt Disney

"We developed simple test tools to optimize imaging parameters. No company was interested in our idea." - John Cameron

"I have a company called Earl Campbell Foods. I got into the meat business in 1991." - Earl Campbell

"I am a gambler. I decided to go in with Company E in the first wave." - Robert Capa

"Boulez seemed to me to be a guy who wrote laws. Like a company lawyer." - Luc Ferrari

"The feelings of my smallness and my nothingness always kept me good company." - Pope John Xxiii

"I have my own publishing company called 'I Am McLovin Publishing.'" - Teyana Taylor

"Forget luxury; as a great company you have to keep evolving." - Angela Ahrendts

"I really focused on three things in high school - my company, basketball and my school work." - Ben Casnocha

"Tell me thy company, and I'll tell thee what thou art." - Miguel De Cervantes

"The opportunity for an entrepreneur to start a company from scratch today is abysmal." - David Geffen

"I've always enjoyed a woman's company more than men's. They're usually better looking." - Hugh Leonard

"Cats have it all - admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it." - Rod Mckuen



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