Quotes For Team

A collection of quotes on the topic of business, for team, motivational, success.

Best quotes for team

Mark Twain photo

„The secret to getting ahead is getting started.“

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910

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„I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.“

—  Louisa May Alcott, book Little Women

Amy, in Ch. 44 : My Lord and Lady
Variant: I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
Source: Little Women (1868)

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„It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt, The Strenuous Life

1900s, The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses (1900), The Strenuous Life
Context: It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort. Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been stored up effort in the past.
Context: A life of slothful ease, a life of that peace which springs merely from lack either of desire or of power to strive after great things, is as little worthy of a nation as of an individual. [... ] If you are rich and are worth your salt, you will teach your sons that though they may have leisure, it is not to be spent in idleness; for wisely used leisure merely means that those who possess it, being free from the necessity of working for their livelihood, are all the more bound to carry on some kind of non-remunerative work in science, in letters, in art, in exploration, in historical research—work of the type we most need in this country, the successful carrying out of which reflects most honor upon the nation. We do not admire the man of timid peace. We admire the man who embodies victorious effort; the man who never wrongs his neighbor, who is prompt to help a friend, but who has those virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life. It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort. Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been stored up effort in the past. A man can be freed from the necessity of work only by the fact that he or his fathers before him have worked to good purpose. If the freedom thus purchased is used aright, and the man still does actual work, though of a different kind, whether as a writer or a general, whether in the field of politics or in the field of exploration and adventure, he shows he deserves his good fortune. But if he treats this period of freedom from the need of actual labor as a period, not of preparation, but of mere enjoyment, even though perhaps not of vicious enjoyment, he shows that he is simply a cumberer of the earth's surface, and he surely unfits himself to hold his own with his fellows if the need to do so should again arise.

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„There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.“

—  Zig Ziglar American motivational speaker 1926 - 2012

Albert Einstein photo

„Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

Eleanor Roosevelt photo

„To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.“

—  Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962

George Washington photo

„It is better to be alone than in bad company.“

—  George Washington first President of the United States 1732 - 1799

Letter to his niece, Harriet Washington (30 October 1791)
1790s
Variant: It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.

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„Strength lies in differences, not in similarities“

—  Stephen R. Covey American educator, author, businessman and motivational speaker 1932 - 2012

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„I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.“

—  Jerome K. Jerome, book Three Men in a Boat

Variant: I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.
Source: Three Men in a Boat (1889), Ch. 15.
Context: It always does seem to me that I am doing more work than I should do. It is not that I object to the work, mind you; I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me: the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart.

Eleanor Roosevelt photo

„No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.“

—  Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962

Disputed
Variant: No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.
Source: Sometimes claimed to appear in her book This is My Story, but in The Quote Verifier by Ralph Keyes (2006), Keyes writes on p. 97 that "Bartlett's and other sources say her famous quotation can be found in This is My Story, Roosevelt's 1937 autobiography. It can't. Quotographer Rosalie Maggio scoured that book and many others by and about Roosevelt in search of this line, without success. In their own extensive searching, archivists at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park, New York, have not been able to find the quotation in This Is My Story or any other writing by the First Lady. A discussion of some of the earliest known attributions of this quote to Roosevelt, which may be a paraphrase from an interview, can be found in this entry from Quote Investigator http://quoteinvestigator.com/2011/03/30/not-inferior/.

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Citát „Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.“
Henry Ford photo

„Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.“

—  Henry Ford American industrialist 1863 - 1947

Variant: Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.

Audre Lorde photo

„When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.“

—  Audre Lorde, book The Cancer Journals

The Cancer Journals, Special Edition, Aunt Lute Books, San Francisco, CA, 1997, p. 13.

Michael Jordan photo

„Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.“

—  Michael Jordan American retired professional basketball player and businessman 1963

Source: Jordan, Michael. I Can't Accept Not Trying : Michael Jordan on the Pursuit of Excellence. San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, 1994. p. 129
Context: I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying [no hard work].
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. (p. 20, 24)

Michael Jordan photo

„Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.“

—  Michael Jordan American retired professional basketball player and businessman 1963

Variant: Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen.

Bill Gates photo

„Choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.“

—  Bill Gates American business magnate and philanthropist 1955

Sometimes quoted with "difficult" instead of "hard".
A similar thought was expressed by automobile executive Clarence Bleicher in 1947 (before Bill Gates was born): "if you get a tough job, one that is hard, and you haven’t got a way to make it easy, put a lazy man on it, and after 10 days he will have an easy way to do it".
Misattributed
Source: http://quoteinvestigator.com/2014/02/26/lazy-job/

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„Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.“

—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965

Attributed to Winston Churchill in The Prodigal Project : Book I : Genesis (2003) by Ken Abraham and Daniel Hart, p. 224 and other places, though no source attribution is given. It actually derives from an advertising campaign for Budweiser beer in the late 1930s.
Misattributed
Variant: Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Source: http://quoteinvestigator.com/2013/09/03/success-final/

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Michael Phelps photo

„It's not how you start, but it's how you finish.“

—  Michael Phelps American swimmer 1985

Upon winning four Gold medals after the silver medal in his first race in Rome 2009.

Red Symons photo

„No-one can make you feel inferior without your consent.“

—  Red Symons Australian broadcaster and musician 1949

Attributed quotes

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Pelé photo

„No individual can win a game by himself.“

—  Pelé Brazilian association football player 1940

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„It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.“

—  Herman Melville American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet 1818 - 1891

Hawthorne and His Mosses (1850)
Context: It is better to fail in originality, than to succeed in imitation. He who has never failed somewhere, that man can not be great. Failure is the true test of greatness.
Context: It is better to fail in originality, than to succeed in imitation. He who has never failed somewhere, that man can not be great. Failure is the true test of greatness. And if it be said, that continual success is a proof that a man wisely knows his powers, — it is only to be added, that, in that case, he knows them to be small. Let us believe it, then, once for all, that there is no hope for us in these smooth pleasing writers that know their powers.

Aristotle photo

„He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.“

—  Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -321 BC

Margaret Mead photo
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Citát „The important thing is not to stop questioning.“
Albert Einstein photo

„The important thing is not to stop questioning.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

Old Man's Advice to Youth: "Never Lose a Holy Curiosity," http://books.google.com/books?id=dlYEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&dq=Life%2C%202%20May%201955&pg=PA61#v=onepage&q=Life,%202%20May%201955&f=false LIFE magazine (2 May 1955) statement to William Miller, p. 64.
1950s
Context: The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day. Never lose a holy curiosity. … Don't stop to marvel.

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Phil Jackson photo

„Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.“

—  Phil Jackson basketball player and coach from the United States 1945

Andrew Carnegie photo
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„We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

1960s, A Christmas Sermon (1967)
Variant: We must either learn to live together as brothers or we are all going to perish together as fools.

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„I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.“

—  Booker T. Washington African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor 1856 - 1915

Variant: Success is not measured by the position one has reached in life, rather by the obstacles one overcomes while trying to succeed
Source: 1900s, Up From Slavery (1901), Chapter II: Boyhood Days
Source: Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
Context: I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed. Looked at from this standpoint, I almost reached the conclusion that often the Negro boy's birth and connection with an unpopular race is an advantage, so far as real life is concerned. With few exceptions, the Negro youth must work harder and must perform his tasks even better than a white youth in order to secure recognition. But out of the hard and unusual struggle through which he is compelled to pass, he gets a strength, a confidence, that one misses whose pathway is comparatively smooth by reason of birth and race.

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Aristotle photo

„Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.“

—  Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -321 BC

Yogi Berra photo

„No matter where you go, there you are“

—  Yogi Berra American baseball player, manager, coach 1925 - 2015

Source: When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It!: Inspiration and Wisdom from One of Baseball's Greatest Heroes

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Helen Keller photo

„Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.“

—  Helen Keller American author and political activist 1880 - 1968

"Helen and Teacher: The Story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan Macy", Joseph P. Lash (1980) http://quoteinvestigator.com/2014/04/21/together/

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Euclid photo

„And the whole [is] greater than the part.“

—  Euclid, book Elements

Καὶ τὸ ὅλον τοῦ μέρους μεῖζον
ἐστιν
Elements, Book I, Common Notion 8 (5 in certain editions)
Cf. Aristotle, Metaphysics, Book Η 1045a 8–10: "… the totality is not, as it were, a mere heap, but the whole is something besides the parts … [πάντων γὰρ ὅσα πλείω μέρη ἔχει καὶ μὴ ἔστιν οἷον σωρὸς τὸ πᾶν]"
Euclid’s Elements
Original: (el) Καὶ τὸ ὅλον τοῦ μέρους μεῖζον [ἐστιν].

„Winners never quit, quitters never win“

—  Lisa Gardner American author 1956

Gone

Eleanor Roosevelt photo

„You get more joy out of the giving to others, and should put a good deal of thought into the happiness you are able to give.“

—  Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962

As quoted in Sheroes: Bold, Brash, and Absolutely Unabashed Superwomen from Susan B. Anthony to Xena (1998) by Varla Ventura, p. 150

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„Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.“

—  Warren Buffett American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930

Statement of January 1991, as quoted in Of Permanent Value: The Story of Warren Buffett (2007) by Andrew Kilpatrick

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„If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.“

—  Seth Godin American entrepreneur, author and public speaker 1960

Neal Shusterman photo

„Small victories are bet­ter than none.“

—  Neal Shusterman, book Unwind

Source: Unwind

Jack Canfield photo

„Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try.“

—  Jack Canfield American writer 1944

Source: Chicken Soup for the Soul

Michael Jordan photo

„There is no "I" in team but there is in win.“

—  Michael Jordan American retired professional basketball player and businessman 1963

Lily Tomlin photo

„The road to success is always under construction“

—  Lily Tomlin American actress, comedian, writer, and producer 1939

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Robin Jones Gunn photo

„If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.“

—  Robin Jones Gunn American writer 1955

Source: Finally and Forever

Lou Holtz photo

„You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself be.“

—  Lou Holtz American college football coach, professional football coach, television sports announcer 1937

Khaled Hosseini photo

„But then it passed, as all things do.“

—  Khaled Hosseini, book And the Mountains Echoed

Source: And the Mountains Echoed

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„Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.“

—  Dwight D. Eisenhower American general and politician, 34th president of the United States (in office from 1953 to 1961) 1890 - 1969

As quoted in The Federal Career Service: A Look Ahead (1954)
1950s
Variant: Now I think, speaking roughly, by leadership we mean the art of getting someone else to do something that you want done because he wants to do it.

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„A quitter never wins-and-a winner never quits.“

—  Napoleon Hill American author 1883 - 1970

Variant: A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.
Source: Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller - Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

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Mark Twain photo

„Really great people make you feel that you, too, can become great.“

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910

Variant: great people are those who make others feel that they, too, can become great.

John Wooden photo

„The main ingredient of stardom, is the rest of the team.“

—  John Wooden American basketball coach 1910 - 2010

They Call Me Coach (1972)

„Remember teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.“

—  Patrick Lencioni American writer 1965

Source: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

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„Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.“

—  Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890

In his letter to Theo, from The Hague, 22 October 1882, http://www.webexhibits.org/vangogh/letter/11/237.htm
1880s, 1882

John Quincy Adams photo

„If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.“

—  John Quincy Adams American politician, 6th president of the United States (in office from 1825 to 1829) 1767 - 1848

Harry Truman photo

„It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit“

—  Harry Truman American politician, 33rd president of the United States (in office from 1945 to 1953) 1884 - 1972

This is attributed to Truman in some sources, but a similar saying is recorded as early as 1909 https://books.google.com/books?id=bidJAAAAIAAJ&dq=how%20much%20%22care%20who%20gets%20the%20credit%22&pg=PA26#v=onepage&q=how%20much%20%22care%20who%20gets%20the%20credit%22&f=false.
Misattributed

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„If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.“

—  Isaac Newton British physicist and mathematician and founder of modern classical physics 1643 - 1727

Letter to Robert Hooke (15 February 1676) [dated as 5 February 1675 using the Julian calendar with March 25th rather than January 1st as New Years Day, equivalent to 15 February 1676 by Gregorian reckonings.] A facsimile of the original is online at The digital Library https://digitallibrary.hsp.org/index.php/Detail/objects/9792. The quotation is 7-8 lines up from the bottom of the first page. The phrase is most famous as an expression of Newton's but he was using a metaphor which in its earliest known form was attributed to Bernard of Chartres by John of Salisbury: Bernard of Chartres used to say that we [the Moderns] are like dwarves perched on the shoulders of giants [the Ancients], and thus we are able to see more and farther than the latter. And this is not at all because of the acuteness of our sight or the stature of our body, but because we are carried aloft and elevated by the magnitude of the giants. Modernized variants: If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. If I have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants.
Variant: If I have seen further it is by standing on ye sholders of Giants.
Source: The Correspondence Of Isaac Newton

Booker T. Washington photo

„If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.“

—  Booker T. Washington African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor 1856 - 1915

Colin Powell photo

„Perpetual Optimism is a Force Multiplier.“

—  Colin Powell Former U.S. Secretary of State and retired four-star general 1937

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„Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.“

—  Oliver Goldsmith Irish physician and writer 1728 - 1774

Variant: Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Source: The Citizen of the World, Or, Letters from a Chinese Philosopher, Residing in London, to His Friends in the Country, by Dr. Goldsmith

Henry Ford photo

„A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.“

—  Henry Ford American industrialist 1863 - 1947

As quoted in News Journal [Mansfield, Ohio] (3 August 1965)
Attributed from posthumous publications

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„The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire.“

—  Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954

„It's as simple as this. When people don't unload their opinions and feel like they've been listened to, they won't really get on board.“

—  Patrick Lencioni American writer 1965

Source: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

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„All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure.“

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910

Mark Twain's Notebook, 1887
Letter to Cordelia Welsh Foote (Cincinnati), 2 December 1887. Letter reprinted http://www.twainquotes.com/Success.html in Benjamin De Casseres's When Huck Finn Went Highbrow https://www.worldcat.org/title/when-huck-finn-went-highbrow/oclc/2514292 (1934)

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„Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.“

—  Isaac Newton British physicist and mathematician and founder of modern classical physics 1643 - 1727

Cited in Rules for methodizing the Apocalypse, Rule 9, from a manuscript published in The Religion of Isaac Newton (1974) by Frank E. Manuel, p. 120, as quoted in Socinianism And Arminianism : Antitrinitarians, Calvinists, And Cultural Exchange in Seventeenth-Century Europe (2005) by Martin Mulsow, Jan Rohls, p. 273.
As quoted in God in the Equation : How Einstein Transformed Religion (2002) by Corey S. Powell, p. 29
Variant: Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.

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„no expectations, no disappointments!“

—  Eric Jerome Dickey American author 1961

Sleeping with Strangers

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„it's amazing what you can get used to.“

—  Jeffrey Eugenides Novelist, short story writer, teacher 1960

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„Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.“

—  John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963

1963, Remarks Prepared for Delivery at the Trade Mart in Dallas
Context: It is fitting that these two symbols of Dallas progress are united in the sponsorship of this meeting, for they represent the best qualities, I am told, of leadership and learning in this city — and leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. The advancement of learning depends on community leadership for financial and political support and the products of that learning, in turn, are essential to the leadership's hopes for continued progress and prosperity. It is not a coincidence that those communities possessing the best in research and graduate facilities — from MIT to Cal Tech — tend to attract the new and growing industries. […] This link between leadership and learning is not only essential at the community level, it is even more indispensable in world affairs. Ignorance and misinformation can handicap the progress of a city or a company, but they can, if allowed to prevail in foreign policy, handicap this country's security. In a world of complex and continuing problems, in a world full of frustrations and irritations, America's leadership must be guided by the lights of learning and reason, or else those who confuse rhetoric with reality and the plausible with the possible will gain the popular ascendancy with their seemingly swift and simple solutions to every world problem.

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„To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.“

—  Anthony Robbins, book Unlimited Power

Variant: To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
Source: Unlimited Power (1986), p. 237

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„Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.“

—  Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 American poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist 1817 - 1862

No known citation to Thoreau's works. First found, uncredited, in the 1940s in the variant "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to look for it", p. 711, Locomotive Engineers Journal, Volume 76, 1942. Google Books http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=N6GZAAAAIAAJ&q=%22Success+usually+comes+to+those+who+are+too+busy%22&dq=%22Success+usually+comes+to+those+who+are+too+busy%22&lr=&as_drrb_is=b&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=1900&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=1980&as_brr=0
Misattributed

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„The business of business is business.“

—  Alfred P. Sloan American businessman 1875 - 1966

Widely attributed to Milton Friedman, and sometimes cited as being in his work Capitalism and Freedom (1962) this is also attributed to Alfred P. Sloan, sometimes with citation of a statement of 1964, but sometimes with attestations to his use of it as a motto as early as 1923.
Disputed

„Failing organizations are usually over-managed and under-led.“

—  Warren Bennis American leadership expert 1925 - 2014

Warren Bennis cited in: Cecil O. Kemp, Jr. (2000) Wisdom Honor & Hope: The Inner Path to True Greatness. p. 207
2000s

„If you can laugh together, you can work together.“

—  Robert Orben American magician and writer 1928

Christine Arpe Gang, Scripps Howard News Service (August 7, 1995) "Healing gift of humor isn't a laughing matter: Chuckling is linked to good times, good health", Houston Chronicle, p. 8.
Attributed

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„There was content, but no container.“

—  Simon Blackburn British academic philosopher 1944

Source: Think (1999), Chapter Four, The Self, p. 135

„What lies behind us and what lies before us are but tiny matters compared to what lies within us.“

—  Henry S. Haskins 1875 - 1957

Source: Meditations in Wall Street (1940), p. 131