is everybody's business
is nobody's business.—Izaak Walton.
when great fortunes
were only made in war, war was a business; but now, when great fortunes
are only made by business, business is war.—Bovee.
business man at business
times only, and on business, transact your business and go about your
in order to give him time to finish his business.—Duke of Wellington.
- Men of
great parts are often
unfortunate in the management of public business, because they are apt
to go out of the common road by the quickness of their
almost as great poets,
rarer, perhaps, than veritable saints and martyrs, are consummate men
business. A man, to be excellent in this way, requires a great
of character, with that exquisite tact which feels unerringly the right
moment when to act. A discreet rapidity must pervade all the movements
of his thought and action. He must be singularly free from vanity, and
is generally found to be an enthusiast who has the art to conceal his
- It is
sad for a man to
make himself servant to a thing, his manhood all taken out of him by
hydraulic pressure of excessive business. I should not like to be
a great doctor, a great lawyer, a great minister, a great politician—I
should like to be also something of a man.—Theodore Parker.
because of any extraordinary
talents did he succeed, but because he had a capacity on a level for
and not above it.—Tacitus.
secret both of health
and successful industry is the absolute yielding up of one's
to the business and diversion of the hour—never permitting the one to
in the least degree upon the other.—Sismondi.
do business well
who do nothing else.—Chesterfield.
- To men
addicted to delights,
business is an interruption; to such as are cold to delights, business
is an entertainment. For which reason it was said to one who commended
a dull man for his application, "No thanks to him; if he had no
he would have nothing to do."—Steele.