Quotations on Profit

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If a man suffers ill, let it be without shame; for this is the only profit when we are dead. You will never say a good word about deeds that are evil and disgraceful.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Deeds, Evil, Man, Profit, Shame, Will, Word)

Yes, you are running businesses, and yes, we understand and accept that, but surely there must be a level beyond which profit from news is simply indecent.
- Christiane Amanpour
(Keywords: News, Profit, Running)

I don't want to do business with those who don't make a profit, because they can't give the best service.
- Richard Bach
(Keywords: Business, Profit, Service, Want)

There is no harm in patience, and no profit in lamentation. Death is easier to bear (than) that which precedes it, and more severe than that which comes after it. Remember the death of the Apostle of God, and your sorrow will be lessened.
- Abu Bakr
(Keywords: Death, God, Harm, Patience, Profit, Sorrow, Will)

We've grown from 18% of the profits of the top 25 companies in our industry to 23% of the profits of the top 25 companies in our industry over the last five years. Profits are up over 70%, where the industry profit is up about 35%. Pretty good.
- Steve Ballmer
(Keywords: Pretty, Profit, Years)

I am fully persuaded that thousands of our fellow-men might profit equally by a similar course to mine; but, constitutions not being all alike, a different course of treatment may be advisable for the removal of so tormenting an affliction.
- William Banting
(Keywords: Affliction, Being, May, Profit, Treatment)

I want business to prosper and make a profit caused by business expansion and prosperity.
- Roy Barnes
(Keywords: Business, Profit, Prosperity, Want)

Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves.
- Anne Baxter
(Keywords: Home, Devil, Duty, Idleness, Labor, Profit, Sin, Temptation)

Take all the fools out of this world and there wouldn't be any fun living in it, or profit.
- Josh Billings
(Keywords: Fools, Fun, Living, Profit, World)

If a man, for private profit, tears at the public news, does so with the impatience of one who thinks he actually owns the news you get, it is against the national interest.
- Jimmy Breslin
(Keywords: Impatience, Interest, Man, News, Profit, Public, Tears)

The investor of today does not profit from yesterday's growth.
- Warren Buffett
(Keywords: Growth, Profit, Today, Yesterday)

As a consequence, progress has come to mean simply more power, more profit, more productivity, more paper prosperity, all of which are convertible into standards concerned only with size or magnitude rather than quality or excellence.
- Alex Campbell
(Keywords: Power, Quality, Progress, Excellence, Productivity, Profit, Prosperity)

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.
- Dale Carnegie
(Keywords: Successful, Man, Mistakes, Profit, Will)

What will it profit this country if we... put our man on the Moon by 1970 and at the same time you can't walk down Woodward Avenue in this city without fear of some violence?
- Jerome Cavanagh
(Keywords: Time, Fear, Country, Man, Moon, Profit, Violence, Will)

You British plundered half the world for your own profit. Let's not pass it off as the Age of Enlightenment.
- Paddy Chayefsky
(Keywords: Age, Profit, World)

For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul?
- Jesus Christ
(Keywords: Soul, Gain, Loss, Man, Profit, World)

The establishment in Britain is certainly against the arts and against education. If something doesn't make a profit, it's invalid, and art doesn't make a profit in that sense.
- Peter Maxwell Davies
(Keywords: Art, Education, Profit, Sense)

Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.
- W. Edwards Deming
(Keywords: Business, Friends, Profit, Project, Service)

Those who cultivate moral confusion for profit should understand this: we will name their names and shame them as they deserve to be shamed.
- Bob Dole
(Keywords: Confusion, Name, Names, Profit, Shame, Will)

We are all born into the world with nothing. Everything we acquire after that is profit.
- Sam Ewing
(Keywords: Nothing, Profit, World)

I basically believe the medical insurance industry should be nonprofit, not profit-making. There is no way a health reform plan will work when it is implemented by an industry that seeks to return money to shareholders instead of using that money to provide health care.
- Diane Feinstein
(Keywords: Health, Medical, Money, Work, Care, Profit, Reform, Will)

What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?
- Robert Fulghum
(Keywords: Soul, Man, Profit, World)

If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Nhat Hanh
(Keywords: Life, Peace, Work, Profit, Smile, Will)

Adversity is a great teacher, but this teacher makes us pay dearly for its instruction; and often the profit we derive, is not worth the price we paid.
- Elizabeth Hardwick
(Keywords: Adversity, Profit, Worth)

It's a failure of national vision when you regard children as weapons, and talents as materials you can mine, assay, and fabricate for profit and defense.
- John Hersey
(Keywords: Failure, Vision, Children, Defense, Profit, Weapons)

And if we are in this state, if we had an eternity of probation, what reason have we to suppose that we should profit by it - if we had ever so long a time to chose for ourselves we should pursue our own will, to gratify our carnal I desires.
- Elias Hicks
(Keywords: Time, Eternity, Profit, Reason, State, Will)

Farms and ranches contend with much more than quarterly reports and profit margins - the weather can wreak havoc on their quality of life and economic viability. When natural disasters strike, we must do all we can to assist the backbone of our economy.
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Keywords: Life, Quality, Disasters, Economy, Profit, Weather)

In the state of nature profit is the measure of right.
- Thomas Hobbes
(Keywords: Nature, Measure, Profit, Right, State)

I think that George Lucas' 'Star Wars' films are fantastic. What he's done, which I admire, is he has taken all the money and profit from those films and poured it into developing digital sound and surround sound, which we are using today.
- Peter Jackson
(Keywords: Money, Profit, Sound, Today)

Hard Day's Night was one of those great films that will never happen again to anyone in their lifetime. UA were in profit before we'd even finished shooting - The advance sales on the album - the film was out before the album was out was more than it cost UA to make the film.
- Richard Lester
(Keywords: Day, Film, Night, Profit, Sales, Will)

Unionization, as opposed to communism, presupposes the relation of employment; it is based upon the wage system and it recognizes fully and unreservedly the institution of private property and the right to investment profit.
- John L. Lewis
(Keywords: Communism, Investment, Profit, Property, Right, Wage)

When I joined the Communist movement in 1935 it was based upon the belief that mankind's future was to be found there. Certainly, millions who joined it the world over, like myself, didn't join it for profit.
- Albert Maltz
(Keywords: Belief, Future, Mankind, Profit, World)

Unless you have prepared yourself to profit by your chance, the opportunity will only make you ridiculous. A great occasion is valuable to you just in proportion as you have educated yourself to make use of it.
- Orison Swett Marden
(Keywords: Opportunity, Chance, Profit, Will)

We are free, but not to be evil, not to be indifferent to human suffering, not to profit from the people, from the work created and sustained through their spirit of political association, while refusing to contribute to the political state that we profit from.
- Jose Marti
(Keywords: Work, People, Evil, Profit, Spirit, State, Suffering)

The principal axiom in their theory was: Everything can be proved, and everything can be disproved; and in the process, one must profit as much from the folly of others, and from his own superiority, as he can.
- Moses Mendelssohn
(Keywords: Superiority, Folly, Profit, Theory)

Consequently the student who is devoid of talent will derive no more profit from this work than barren soil from a treatise on agriculture.
- Quintilian
(Keywords: Work, Talent, Agriculture, Profit, Will)

It is not by the absolute quantity of produce obtained by either class, that we can correctly judge of the rate of profit, rent, and wages, but by the quantity of labour required to obtain that produce.
- David Ricardo
(Keywords: Class, Profit, Quantity, Wages)

It takes nearly as much ability to know how to profit by good advice as to know how to act for one's self.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Keywords: Ability, Act, Advice, Profit, Self)

What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Keywords: Business, Friendship, Men, Profit, Self)

I think right now the jury is out on where and how much profit is available in the consumer electronics industry, because if you look at the current consumer electronics players, the biggest ones on the planet struggle to make profit consistently.
- Kevin Rollins
(Keywords: Jury, Now, Profit, Right, Struggle)

Profit is not the legitimate purpose of business. The legitimate purpose of business is to provide a product or service that people need and do it so well that it's profitable.
- James Rouse
(Keywords: Business, People, Purpose, Profit, Service)

Turning corporations loose and letting the profit motive run amok is not a prescription for a more livable world.
- Tom Scholz
(Keywords: Corporations, Motive, Profit, World)

Entrepreneurial profit is the expression of the value of what the entrepreneur contributes to production.
- Joseph A. Schumpeter
(Keywords: Expression, Production, Profit, Value)

All told, these profit levels have put the world's five largest publicly traded oil companies on track to earn more than $100 billion before year's end. Yet, at the same time that Big Oil's bottom line is going up, so are Americans' energy costs.
- Allyson Schwartz
(Keywords: Time, Americans, End, Energy, Oil, Profit, World)

Our 1 million members across the country will be watching closely to see if the video game industry hides behind a First Amendment veil in order to exploit children for the sake of corporate profit.
- Connie Sellecca
(Keywords: Children, Corporate, Country, First, Order, Profit, Will)

I do not believe in censorship, but I believe we already have censorship in what is called marketing theory, namely the only information we get in mainstream media is for profit.
- Sam Sheppard
(Keywords: Censorship, Information, Marketing, Media, Profit, Theory)

The fact is that surveys which media people openly admit to show that fewer than twelve percent of their customers believe they're doing a good job, while the average profit margin in television is in the neighborhood of eighty percent.
- L. Neil Smith
(Keywords: People, Fact, Job, Media, Profit, Television)

The whole profit of the issuance of money has provided the capital of the great banking business as it exists today.
- Frederick Soddy
(Keywords: Business, Money, Profit, Today)

Markets are designed to allow individuals to look after their private needs and to pursue profit. It's really a great invention and I wouldn't under-estimate the value of that, but they're not designed to take care of social needs.
- George Soros
(Keywords: Care, Invention, Needs, Profit, Value)

Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Keywords: Age, Health, Education, Money, Nothing, Profit, State, Talk)



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