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We're not quarrelling! We're in complete agreement! We hate each other!
To win against opponents, companies need strategies for three related tasks: outwitting, outmaneuvering, and outperforming competitors.
I've never felt better.
The hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection, and not a fountain; to show them we love them not when we feel like it, but when they do.
The decision to do that extra bit must be embedded in the company's culture.
Problem children tend to grow up into problem adults and problem adults tend to produce more problem children.
A man shouldn't fool with booze until he's fifty; then he's a damn fool if he doesn't.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
One of the saddest things is that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day, day after day, is work. You can't eat ... nor make love for eight hours.
There are many excuses for the persons who made the mistake of confounding money and wealth. Like many others they mistook the sign for the thing signified.
A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it.
You hit a reset button for the fall campaign; everything changes. It's almost like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and we start all over again.
Maturity is only a short break in adolescence.
All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.
Being an old maid is like death by drowning - a really delightful sensation after you have ceased struggling.
Roast Beef, Medium, is not only a food. It is a philosophy.
I can see Russia from my house!
I'd hate to die twice. It's so boring.
Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.
Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers - six if one went to Harvard.
If you have to forecast, forecast often.
The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers.
How easy it is for a man to die rich, if he will but be contented to live miserable.
It hath been often said, that it is not death, but dying which is terrible.
I always keep a supply of stimulant handy in case I see a snake - which I also keep handy.
I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally.
I was in love with a beautiful blonde once, dear. She drove me to drink. That's the one thing I'm indebted to her for.
Never give a sucker an even break.
Anytime you have a fiercely-competitive, change-oriented growth business where results count and merit matters, women will rise to the top.
Business shouldn't be like sports, separating the men from the women.
Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.
No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there.
You don't write because you want to say something; you write because you've got something to say.
I realised that if you want to change something, nine times out of ten you can change it more effectively from within.
At office-managerial level ... you do not read more than the first two sentences of any given report. You believe that anything which cannot be put into two sentences is not worth attending to.
Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.
I love you.
I'm just as wicked and nasty as Ted Bundy. I believe if I had not been arrested, I would have ended up being another Ted Bundy against homosexuals.
So people think I'm lying about my age all the time? It's the records that are wrong. I've never told anyone how old I am. The minute they ask me, I sayThat's none of your business.So that means I've never once lied about my age. Now that's true!
England is the paradise of women, the purgatory of men, and the hell of horses.
I've had a hell of a lot of fun and I've enjoyed every minute of it.
Administrative purpose usually outruns the facts. Indeed the administrative official's ardor for facts usually begins when he wants to change the facts!
No one has a greater asset for his business than a man's pride in his work.
We should never allow ourselves to be bullied by an either-or. There is often the possibility of something better than either of these two alternatives.
If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them.
A mountain in labour shouted so loud that everyone, summoned by the noise, ran up expecting that she would be delivered of a city bigger than Paris; she brought forth a mouse.
The stronger man's argument is always the best.
The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative and the second disastrous.
How you start is important, but it is how you finish that counts. In the race for success, speed is less important than stamina. The sticker outlasts the sprinter.
If you don't drive your business, you will be driven out of business.
Real riches are the riches possessed inside.
The sense of being well-dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquility which religion is powerless to bestow.
Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time.
By the time we've made it, we've had it.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
To measure the man, measure his heart.
Growth is like creativity, it doesn't go along very neat, precise plans. You get clogged highways before you figure out a way to open up capacity. You get pollution before you figure out a way to fight it.
You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M.D. after them.
A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
A handful of men have become very rich by paying attention to details that most others ignored.
A manufacturer is not through with his customer when a sale is completed. He has then only started with his customer.
Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Sometimes it is the menhigher upwho most need revamping - and they themselves are the last to recognize it.
The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.
There are only two fools in this world. One is the millionaire who thinks that by hoarding money he can somehow accumulate real power, and the other is the penniless reformer who thinks that if only he can take the money away from one class and give it to another, all the world's ills will be cured.
Whether you believe you can, or whether you believe you can't, you're absolutely right.
A company needs smart young men with the imagination and the guts to turn everything upside down if they can. It also needs old figures to keep them from turning upside down those things that ought to be rightside up.
Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine. Have I tried it? Um, probably in one of my drunken stupors.
The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.
Think before you speak is criticism's motto; speak before you think is creation's.
We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to.
He has a profound respect for old age. Especially when it's bottled.
History books which contain no lies are extremely dull.
Imitation lies at the root of most human actions. A respectable person is one who conforms to custom. People are called good when they do as others do.
It is better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.
Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clothes; men who like women never notice what they wear.
The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads.
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
Until one has loved a dog, a part of one's soul remains unawaken.
We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods. It is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time.
Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
The best remedy for those who are frightened, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere they can be alone, alone with the sky, nature and God. For then and only then can you feel that everything is as it should be and that God wants people to be happy amid nature's beauty and simplicity.
Whatever happens in government could have happened differently, and it usually would have been better if it had.
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
A dying man can do nothing easy.
A little neglect may breed mischief ... for want of a nail the shoe was lost.
A single man has not nearly the value he would have in a state of union. He is an incomplete animal. He resembles the odd half of a pair of scissors.
All would live long, but none would be old.
At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.
Beware of the young doctor and the old barber.
Creditors have better memories than debtors.
Employ thy time well if thou meanest to get leisure.
God heals and the doctor takes the fees.
He that falls in love with himself, will have no rivals.
He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
He that lies down with dogs shall rise up with fleas.
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?
If Jack's in love, he's no judge of Jill's beauty.
If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.
If you would not be forgotten
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worth reading,
Or do things worth the writing.
If your head is wax, don't walk in the sun.
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
Remember that time is money.
There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
Well done is better than well said.
I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.
How about this for a headline for tomorrow's paper? French fries.
If you resolve to give up smoking, drinking and loving, you don't actually live longer; it just seems longer.
All that matters is love and work.
What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now, they are content with burning my books.
Men weren't really the enemy - they were fellow victims suffering from an outmoded masculine mystique that made them feel unnecessarily inadequate when there were no bears to kill.
Inflation is one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.
The real problem for any government coming to power is to control the civil servants. They will all explain why it is quite impossible to do things other than the way they are currently done.
Immature love says:I love you because I need you.Mature love saysI need you because I love you.
In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.
Infantile love follows the principle:I love because I am loved.
Mature love follows the principle:I am loved because I love.
Immature love says:I love you because I need you.
Mature love says:I need you because I love you.
Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is.
Having one child makes you a parent; having two you are a referee.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee
And I'll forgive Thy great big one on me.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning, and does not stop until you get into the office.
The world is full of willing people: some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.
There is one thing more exasperating than a wife who can cook and won't, and that's the wife who can't cook and will.
Time and tide wait for no man, but time always stands still for a woman of thirty.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Those who invest only to get rich will fail. Those who invest to help others will probably succeed.
A cousin of mine who was a casualty surgeon in Manhattan tells me that he and his colleagues had a one-word nickname for bikers: Donors.
Love is metaphysical gravity.
Wine hath drowned more men than the sea.