Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Category: Business.

The repository contains 15 quotes in the category “Business.”

The chief business of the American people is business.

President Calvin Coolidge
1872 — 1933

The secret of managing is to keep the guys who hate you away from the guys who are undecided.

Casey Stengel
1890 — 1975

It is amazing how many people who phone ask to know who you are instead of telling you who they are.

Thomas Sowell
1930 —     

What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.

Phyllis Diller
1917 — 2012

Meetings are indispensable when you don’t want to do anything.

John Kenneth Galbraith
1908 — 2006

A consultant is someone who saves his client almost enough to pay his fee.

Arnold H. Glasgow

A business executive is someone who talks golf in the office and business on the golf course.

MAD Magazine

Nepotism is when the corporate ladder is built from the lumber of your family tree.

MAD Magazine

There is nothing so pleasing to the typical manager as the sound of his own voice echoing through the empty heads of an ignorant workforce.

John Mitchell
1870 — 1919

In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.

Laurence Peter
1919 — 1990

The Peter Principle

The most dangerous position in which to sleep is with your feet on your office desk.


Before arguing with your boss, make absolutely sure you’re right, and then let the matter drop.


Before you have an argument with your boss, you’d better take a good look at both sides: his side and the outside.


Nothing improves a joke more than telling it to your employees.


He who laughs last at the boss’s jokes probably isn’t very far from retirement.