Quotes: enterprise

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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Through want of enterprise and faith men are where they are, buying and selling and spending their lives like servants.
  • A people numerically large may attain to ways of thought and enterprise that no political censure can reduce to a minimum; but under narrower conditions, it may easily come about that the whole people will fall asleep.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    Agriculture, manufactures, commerce, and navigation, the four pillars of our prosperity, are then most thriving when left most free to individual enterprise. Protection from casual embarrassments, however, may sometimes be seasonably interposed.
  • C. Northcote Parkinson
    C. Northcote Parkinson
    British naval historian and author 1909-1993
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    An enterprise employing more than 1000 people becomes a self-perpetuating empire, creating so much internal work that it no longer needs any contact with the outside world.
    Source: Management Science Journal, October 1960
  • Cardinal De Richelieu
    Cardinal De Richelieu
    French clergyman, nobleman, and statesman 1585-1642
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    Carry on any enterprise as if all future success depended on it.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    Consistency is the enemy of enterprise, just as symmetry is the enemy of art.
    Source: Collected Letters (1926-195007)
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
  • Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson
    American president (7th) 1767-1845
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    Every diminution of the public burdens arising from taxation gives to individual enterprise increased power and furnishes to all the members of our happy confederacy new motives for patriotic affection and support.
  • Gerda Lerner
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    Everything that explains the world has in fact explained a world that does not exist, a world in which men are at the center of the human enterprise and women are at the margin ''helping'' them. Such a world does not exist - never has.
  • Free enterprise is essentially a formula not just for wealth creation, but for life satisfaction.
  • Joy Baluch
    Joy Baluch
    Australian politician 1932-2013
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    God, Private Enterprise and government have made me what I am, and now they have to take some of the blame.
  • Bill Owens
    Bill Owens
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    Government can't create wealth, but it can create the conditions for private enterprise to flourish.
  • Alvin Adams
    Alvin Adams
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    Humanitarian missions are little different from any other public enterprise, diplomacy included, which is susceptible of misinterpretation by the public, hence ultimately of failure.
  • I do not believe that the values which the Western democracies consider essential to civilization can survive in a world rent by the international anarchy of nationalism and the economic anarchy of competitive enterprise.
  • Pat Buchanan
    Pat Buchanan
    American politician author and columnist 1938-
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    I think that in the minds of many, the press is being seen less and less as a neutral observer in the impeachment enterprise and more and more as participants, or even collaborators. [On Media's Participation In Watergate]
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