trade

A Quote by unknown on advertising, day, dreams, good, men, trade, and wives

When trade grew slack, and notes fell due, The merchant's face grew long and blue; His dreams were troubled through the night With sheriff bailiffs all in sight. At this his wife unto him said "Rise up at once, get out of bed, And get your paper, ink, and pen, And advertise to all good men." He did as his good wife advised, And in the papers advertised. Crowds came and bought of all he had; His notes were paid, his dreams were glad; And he will tell you to this day, How well did printer's ink repay.

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on audiences, beginning, business, company, competition, honesty, meetings, men, merit, people, presidency, questions, spirit, time, and trade

Watson's answer to a question about competition in his first company meeting, 1914, as the new president, of the CTR (Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company), the company that was to become IBM: ". . . the only way that we want you men to handle the competition proposition is the only way we can afford to allow you men to handle it, that is, strictly on the merits of our goods. . . . You people when you come down to competition-must not do anything that's in restraint of trade, anything that will restrain the other fellow from selling his goods, anything that could be construed by anybody as unfair competition," he said, stammering in his earnestness. "You know, gentlemen, it is bad policy to do anything unfair with anybody, anywhere at any time, isn't it, in business or outside of business? No man ever won except in the one honest, fair and square way in which you men are working." The audience burst into applause, interrupting Watson again and again as he assured them that he would uphold fairness no matter what the competition did. . . . The spirit of the meeting quickened; and Watson, for the first time, began to take command.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas and Marva Belden in The Life of Thomas J. Watson, 1962, Little, Brown and Co.

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on time and trade

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Time is your chief stock in trade.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas J. Watson in Men–Minutes–Money, a Collection of Excerpts from Talks . . .

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A Quote by Thomas Paine on america, earth, happiness, trade, and world

Not a place on earth might be so happy as America. Her situation is remote from all the wreangling world, and she has nothing to do but to trade with them.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Source: The American Crisis, no. 1, December 23, 1776

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A Quote by Sir Alan Patrick Herbert on trade

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This high official, all allow, Is grossly overpaid, There wasn't any Board; and now There isn't any trade.

Sir Alan Patrick Herbert (1890 - 1971)

Source: On the President of the Board of Trade

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on trade

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Trade's proud empire hastes to swift decay.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Line added to Goldsmith's Deserted Village.

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A Quote by Samuel Eliot Morison on trade

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On her first voyage, the Columbia had solved the riddle of the China trade. On her second, empire followed in the wake.

Samuel Eliot Morison (1887 - 1976)

Source: Maritime History of Massachusetts, 1921, ch.4

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on saints and trade

The greatest saints and sinners have been made The proselytes of one another's trade.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Miscellaneous Thoughts

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A Quote by Roseanne Barr on trade

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They're all mine. . . . Of course, I'd trade any one of them for a dishwasher.

Roseanne Barr (1952 -)

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A Quote by Ronald Wilson Reagan on economics, fear, growth, hope, opportunity, trade, and wealth

Where others fear trade and economic growth, we see opportunities for creating new wealth and undreamed-of opportunities for millions in our own land and beyond. Where others seek to throw up barriers, we seek to bring them down; where others take counsel of their fears, we follow our hopes.

Ronald Reagan (1911 -)

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