quote by George Burns

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

— George Burns

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No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair.

Bad business quote One bad chapter does not mean your story is over.
One bad chapter does not mean your story is over.
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Good tactics can save even the worst strategy. Bad tactics will destroy even the best strategy.

Bad business quote Persist to overcome. He that can't endure the bad, will not live to see the good
Persist to overcome. He that can't endure the bad, will not live to see the good.

No one's busy thinking bad things about you.

They're all too busy thinking bad things about themselves.

Success is not necessarily about connections, or cutting corners, or chamba - the three Cs of bad business. Call it trite, but believe me: success can be achieved through hard work, frugality, integrity, responsiveness to change, and most of all, boldness to dream.


The business is all about gush and hype. You never have a bad meeting in L.A.

Bad business quote If you have a bad thought about yourself, tell it to go to hell because that is
If you have a bad thought about yourself, tell it to go to hell because that is exactly where it came from.

I believe that the laws of karma do not apply to show business, where good things happen to bad people on a fairly regular basis.

I was on a show called '12 Miles of Bad Road' with Lily Tomlin - it was an incredible HBO show. We shot 6 episodes, previewed it before the finale of 'The Sopranos;' it was written up as a 'Great New Show on HBO,' and then the whole thing was canned. Gone. Disappeared. That's when I realized anything can happen in this business.

I don't blame the people for the fact that so many movies are bad.

I think there's a corrupt, perverted, lazy and sloppy attitude that's pervasive in the movie business. The whole entertainment business is kind of crumbling around us.

Bad business quote Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experie
Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.

Awareness is bad for the meat business.

Conscience is bad for the meat business. Sensitivity to life is bad for the meat business. DENIAL, however, the meat business finds indispensable.


We have always known that heedless self interest was bad morals, we now know that it is bad economics.

Whatever the Way, the master of strategy does not appear fast….

Of course, slowness is bad. Really skillful people never get out of time, and are always deliberate, and never appear busy.

Bad business quote There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealous
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.

A lot of success in life and business comes from knowing what you want to avoid: early death, a bad marriage, etc.

There's no such thing as bad publicity.

He who busies himself with things other than improvement of his own self becomes perplexed in darkness and entangled in ruin. His evil spirits immerse him deep in vices and make his bad actions seem handsome.

Bad business quote If you love deeply, you're going to get hurt badly. But it's still worth it.
If you love deeply, you're going to get hurt badly. But it's still worth it.
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I always felt that a scientist owes the world only one thing, and that is the truth as he sees it. If the truth contradicts deeply held beliefs, that is too bad. Tact and diplomacy are fine in international relations, in politics, perhaps even in business; in science only one thing matters, and that is the facts.

If Satan can't make you bad, he'll make you busy.

In business as in life, sometimes bad things happen to good people, and sometimes good things happen to bad people. But over time, if you play long enough, everybody gets what he deserves - good and bad.

Bad business quote If you want to be good at something, you must first be willing to be bad at it.
If you want to be good at something, you must first be willing to be bad at it.
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It is not your aptitude, but your attitude, that determines your altitude.

Failing conventionally is the route to go;

as a group, lemmings may have a rotten image, but no individual lemming has ever received bad press


The humanities teach us the value, even for business, of criticism and dissent.

When there's a culture of going along to get along, where whistleblowers are discouraged, bad things happen and businesses implode.

Bad business quote You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren
You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren't paying attention to.

It's funny; it's a real balancing act. In TV, everybody's talking about authenticity. In order to make 'Dirty Jobs' authentic, I really can't be overly informed. The minute I am, I become a host It's a very tricky business paying a tribute to work, because TV is very bad at it.

A lot of people think big business in America is a bad thing.

I think it's a really good thing. Most people in business are ethical, hard-working, good people. And it's a meritocracy.

I advise other companies' CEOs, don't fall into the trap where you go, 'Where's the growth? Where's the growth?' Where's the growth?' They feel a tremendous pressure to grow. Well, sometimes you can't grow. Sometimes you don't want to grow. In certain businesses, growth means you either take on bad clients, excess risk, or too much leverage.

Bad business quote Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should n
Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions.

Is regulation per se bad? Is better regulation bad? I think better regulation is good for the business community, and I think that's something we should get together on.


In the business world, bad news is usually good news - for somebody else.

We only want to link up with people whom we like, admire, and trust.

... We do not wish to join with managers who lack admirable qualities, no matter how attractive the prospects of their business. We've never succeeded in making a good deal with a bad person.

Bad business quote You have to fight through the bad days in order to earn the best days.
You have to fight through the bad days in order to earn the best days.

It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all.

Bad news has never been broken gently in my family.

Because, breaking it gently takes a few extra seconds. And who's got that kinda time? Hey, we maybe failures, but we are very busy.

You cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.

Bad business quote Don't let a bad day make you feel like you have a bad life.
Don't let a bad day make you feel like you have a bad life.

You know the things I went through as a youngster, coming into the business, all the good, the bad and the ugly that came. I'd had a rough life. I grew up single parent. My mom, she was like a father to me.

When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact.

The bill that job creators and out-of-work Americans need us to pass is the one that ensures taxes won't go up - one that says Americans and small-business owners won't get hit with more bad news at the end of the year.

Keep an idea log where you write everything down, even the bad ideas.

I think the biggest single thing that causes difficulty in the business world is the short-term view. We become obsessed with it. But it forces bad decisions.