A lot of people become pessimists from financing optimists.

Why is it that when my alarm goes off at 6 am and I close my eyes for 5 minutes, it's suddenly 7:30.

Kill my boss? Do I dare live out of American dream?

What the wise do in the beginning, fools do in the end.

If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.

Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked.

Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2 : Never forget rule No.1.

Formal education will make you a living. Self-education make you a fortune.

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst . Capitalize on what comes.

Some people make things happen, some watch things happen, while others wonder what has happened.

Not doing more than the average is what keeps the average down.

Too bad all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxis and cutting hair.

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

Indecision is the key to flexibility .

Every employee rises to the level of this own competence.

Early to bed and early to rise probably indicates unskilled labor.

Ability is what will get you to the top if the boss has no daughter.

If you see a bandwagon, it's too late.

We have long felt that the only value of stock forecasters is to make fortune-tellers look good.

The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.

I always invest in companies that an idiot could run because one day they will.

Business is the art of extracting money from another man's pocket without resorting to violence.

There is nothing more essential to getting a project off the ground than the underestimate.

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.

I don't want yes-men around me. I want everyone to tell the truth, even if it costs them their jobs.

Take all the fools out of this world and there wouldn't be any fun living in it, or profit.

When opportunity knocks, some people are in the backyard looking for four-leaf clovers.

When people ask me how many people work here, I say, about a third of them.

To err is human , to blame it on somebody else shows management potential.

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.

The quickest way to make a million? Marry it.

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.

The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate you away from those who are still undecided.

Opportunities come infrequently. When it rains gold, put out the bucket, not the thimble.

A bargain is something you don't need at a price you can't resist.

Successful strategic vision lay in the fact that we visualized the retail business to be much bigger, ahead of what others thought it to be.

Business is the systematic playing of games.

Business is constantly changing, constantly evolving.

Business models change. As technology processes, business models change.

Business has to be done with both head and heart.

Business fascinates me. It's very creative.

Business leaders cannot be bystanders.

Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming.

Business is a combination of war and sport.

Business without profit is not business any more than a pickle is candy.

Business has only two functions - marketing and innovation.

Business doesn't need more copycats. Business needs more Dreamers.

Business partners sell about 70% of H-P's $112 billion in annual revenue.

Business is easy. Working with people is hard.