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A Quote by F. D. Van Amburgh on business, character, intelligence, success, and work

No legitimate business man ever got started on the road to permanent success by any other means than that of hard, intelligent work, coupled with an earned credit, plus character.

F. D. Van Amburgh

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A Quote by Ernest Dimnet on business, culture, inferiority, life, men, nobility, quality, reason, and work

Many men absorbed in business show such a rare quality of culture that we are surprised at it. The reason invariably is partly because hard work and even the weariness it leaves carry a nobility with them, but also because there is no room in such lives for inferior mental occupation.

Ernest Dimnet

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A Quote by Epictetus on acting, business, character, choice, and play

Remember that you are an actor in a play, and that the Playwright chooses the manner of it: If he wants you to act a poor man you must act the part with all your powers; and so if your part be a cripple or a magistrate or a plain man. For your business is to act the character that is given you and act it well. The choice of the cast is Another's.

Epictetus (c. 50 - 120)

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A Quote by Elbert Green Hubbard on art, business, and winning

The art of winning in business is in working hard - not taking things too seriously.

Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)

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A Quote by Edward R. Lyman on business and principles

Principle - particularly moral principle - can never be a weathervane, spinning around this way and that with the shifting winds of expediency. Moral principle is a compass forever fixed and forever true-and that is as important in business as it is in the classroom.

Edward R. Lyman

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A Quote by Edward N. Hurley on business, common sense, good, honesty, judgment, problems, and purpose

Most business problems require common sense rather than legal reference. They require good judgment and honesty of purpose rather than reference to the courts.

Edward N. Hurley

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A Quote by Edward de Bono on art, business, competence, creativity, design, ideas, information, technology, value, and water

Water is essential for soup - but soup is more than water. Competence is essential for business - but business is more than competence. What is added to water gives the 'value' of the soup. What is added to competence gives the value delivered by business. Competence is becoming a commodity, Information is becoming a commodity. State of the art technology is becoming a commodity. So what is going to differentiate businesses? How are these commodities to be designed to deliver value? That means design. That means creativity. That means new ideas. Ideas are going to become more important in business than they have ever been.

Edward de Bono

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on business and patience

Taxing is an easy business. Any projector can contrive new impositions; any bungler can add to the old; but is it altogether wise to have no other bounds to your impositions than the patience of those who are to bear them?

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

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A Quote by Captain Edward "Eddie" Vernon Rickenbacker on business, good, honor, hospitality, quality, and survival

If a thing is old, it is a sign that it was fit to live. Old families, old customs, old styles survive because they are fit to survive. The guarantee of continuity is quality. Submerge the good in a flood of the new, and good will come back to join the good which the new brings with it. Old-fashioned hospitality, old-fashioned politeness, old-fashioned honor in business had qualities of survival. These will come back.

Eddie Rickenbacker (1890 - 1973)

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A Quote by Captain Edward "Eddie" Vernon Rickenbacker on business, day, drinking, experience, facts, food, hunger, meetings, organize, prayer, and water

. . . we saw nothing in the way of searching planes or ships. . . . the second day out we organized little evening and morning prayer meetings. . . . Frankly and humbly we prayed for our deliverance. After the oranges were gone, we experienced terrific pangs of hunger, and we prayed for food. We had a couple of little fish lines with hooks about the size of the end of my little finger, but no bait. Were it not for the fact that I have seven witnesses, I wouldn't dare tell this story because it seems so fantastic. Within an hour after prayer meeting on the eighth day, a sea gull came out of nowhere and landed on my head. I reached up my hand very gently and got him. We wrung his head, feathered him, carved up his carcass and ate every bit, even the little bones. We distributed and used his innards for bait. Captain Cherry caught a little mackerel about six or eight inches long and I caught a little speckled sea bass about the same size, so we had food for a couple of days. . . . That night we ran into our first rainstorm. Usually you try to avoid a black squall, but in this case we made it our business to get into it and catch water for drinking. . . . Later we were able to catch more water and build up our supply. . . .

Eddie Rickenbacker (1890 - 1973)

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