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He who shouts the loudest has the floor. He who walks in another’s tracks leaves no footprints. Hindsight is an exact science. History is the science of what never happens twice. History repeats itself. That is one of the things wrong with history. I disapprove of every conspiracy of which I am not a part. […]

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To get something done, a committee should consist of no more than three men, two of them absent. To know yourself is the ultimate form of aggression. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research. To succeed in politics, it is often necessary to rise above your principles. Too […]

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Murphy was an optimist. My client(sponsor/customer) doesn’t know what he wants. Nature always sides with the hidden flaw. Nature is a mother. Nature will tell you a direct lie if she can. Needs are a function of what other people have. Never argue with a fool, people might not know the difference. Never ask the […]

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A President of a democracy is a man who is always ready, willing, and able to lay down your life for his country. A backscratcher will always find new itches; a brown-noser will always find new sense. A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work. A bird in the bush usually […]

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Don’t bite the hand that has your paycheck in it. Don’t blame me; nobody asked my opinion. Don’t do today that which can be put off till tomorrow. Don’t force it, get a bigger hammer. Don’t get lost in the shuffle, shuffle along with the lost. Don’t lend people money…it gives them amnesia. Don’t let […]

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After all is said and done, usually more is said than done. After any unit has been completely assembled, extra components will be found on the bench. Afternoon: that part of the day we spend worrying about how we wasted the morning. Aiming for the least common denominator sometimes causes division by zero. All American […]

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Acheson’s Rule Of The Bureaucracy: A memorandum is written not to inform the reader, but to protect the writer. – Dean Acheson Action’s Law: Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely. Adler’s Distinction: Language is all that separates us from the lower animals, and from the bureaucrats. Advertising Rule: In writing a patent-medicine advertisement, […]

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If ignorance is bliss, most of us must be orgasmic. If it can be borrowed and it can be broken, you will borrow it and you will break it. If it doesn’t make sense, it’s either economics or psychology. If it doesn’t work, expand it. If it happens, it must be possible. If it is […]

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Consciousness: that annoying time between naps. Cop-out number 1. You should have seen it when I got it. Create a need and fill it. Creativity is great, but plagiarism is faster. Creativity is no substitute for knowing what you’re doing. Creditors have better memories than debtors. Crime wouldn’t pay if the government ran it. Dare […]

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If you do not know what you’re doing, do it neatly. If you do not like the answer, you shouldn’t have asked the question. If you do not make dust, you eat dust. If you do not say it, they can’t repeat it. If you do not understand it, it must be intuitively obvious. If […]