Thursday, March 31, 2005

Roam abroad in the world, and take thy fill of its enjoyments before the day shall come when thou must quit it for good. – Saadi (1210-1291)

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

I have a terrific headline for you in the morning: ‘French Fries.’ – James French, last words before execution via electric chair, 1966

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Anyone who says businessmen deal in facts, not fiction, has never read five-year projections. – Malcolm Forbes

Monday, March 28, 2005

If you drink, don’t drive. Don’t even putt. – Dean Martin

Friday, March 25, 2005

I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis. – Humphrey Bogart, last words

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Always be nice to people on the way up; because you'll meet the same people on the way down. – Wilson Mizner

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

If the spirit of business adventure is dulled, this country will cease to hold the foremost position in the world. – Andrew Mellon

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor. – Henry David Thoreau

Monday, March 21, 2005

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. – Sir Winston Churchill

Friday, March 18, 2005

The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. – Charles Du Bos

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Work is the curse of the drinking classes. – Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

I don’t do favors; I accumulate debts. – Ancient Sicilian Motto

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin. – H.L. Mencken

Friday, March 11, 2005

“I wished I’d had a diaper on.” – Patrick H. Wood III, Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, on his reaction to a simulated attack by computer hackers on the US power grid.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

I don’t want to tell you how much insurance I carry with Prudential, but all I can say is: when I go, they go too. – Jack Benny

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Good bankers, like good tea, can only be appreciated when they are in hot water. – Jaffar Hussein, Governor, Malaysian Central Bank

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

There are more fools among buyers than among sellers. – French Proverb

Monday, March 07, 2005

There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company, from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else. – Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart

Friday, March 04, 2005

It is a socialist idea that making profits is a vice; I consider the real vice is making losses. – Winston Churchill

Thursday, March 03, 2005

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. – Thomas Paine

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

When it comes time to hang the capitalists they will compete with each other to sell us the rope at a lower price. Lenin

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

A subject for a great poet would be God’s boredom after the seventh day of creation. – Friedrich Nietzsche