Quotes and Sayings about Profit



"It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish."
- Aeschylus
"If a man suffers ill, let it be without shame; for this is the only profit when we are dead. You will never say a good word about deeds that are evil and disgraceful."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Deeds, Evil, Man, Profit, Shame, Will, Word)

"The one knowing what is profitable, and not the man knowing many things, is wise."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Man)

"I am in the process of starting a nonprofit organization that gives rescued animals a home in a simulated wild environment and, for those who have been tested on, who are disabled, aggressive, etc., their own space to live out their days."
- Casey Affleck
(Related: Home, Animals, Environment, Space)

"That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit."
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Related: Delight, Expectation, Profit)

"Without a good cultural policy, without adequate help, we will always have individualists, shooting stars who are rapidly forgotten or who stop painting for a more profitable occupation."
- Ralph Allen
(Related: Policy, Help, Occupation, Painting, Stars, Will)

"If my films don't show a profit, I know I'm doing something right."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Profit, Right)

"Yes, you are running businesses, and yes, we understand and accept that, but surely there must be a level beyond which profit from news is simply indecent."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: News, Profit, Running)

"The private sector is motivated by profit and efficiency and the US government often is not."
- Eric Anderson
(Related: Government, Efficiency, Profit)

"We have to choose between a global market driven only by calculations of short-term profit, and one which has a human face."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Calculations, Profit)

"We need to take excellent care of our customers, and do so at a profit."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Care, Profit)

"We continued the hard work of integrating TWA, because at that time we still thought an efficient connecting hub in St. Louis could be a profitable addition to our network."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Time, Work, Thought, Hard work, Network)

"As my men could profitably employ themselves on these streams, I moved slowly along, averaging not more than five or six miles per day and sometimes remained two days at the same encampment."
- William Henry Ashley
(Related: Men, Day)

"The Span of Life is too short to be trifled away in unconcerning and unprofitable Matters."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Life)

"I don't want to do business with those who don't make a profit, because they can't give the best service."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Business, Profit, Service, Want)

"Drug prohibition has caused gang warfare and other violent crimes by raising the prices of drugs so much that vicious criminals enter the market to make astronomical profits, and addicts rob and steal to get money to pay the inflated prices for their drugs."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Money, Drugs, Prohibition)

"The Mozilla Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization."
- Mitchell Baker
"There is no harm in patience, and no profit in lamentation. Death is easier to bear (than) that which precedes it, and more severe than that which comes after it. Remember the death of the Apostle of God, and your sorrow will be lessened."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Death, God, Harm, Patience, Profit, Sorrow, Will)

"The privilege of ruling would be in the hands of the skilled and the learned, with a wide scope left for profitable crooked deals carried on by the Jews, who would be attracted by the enormous extension of the international speculations of the national banks."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Banks, Deals, Privilege)

"How I Love Lucy was born? We decided that instead of divorce lawyers profiting from our mistakes, we'd profit from them."
- Lucille Ball
(Related: Love, Divorce, Lawyers, Mistakes, Profit)

"We've grown from 18% of the profits of the top 25 companies in our industry to 23% of the profits of the top 25 companies in our industry over the last five years. Profits are up over 70%, where the industry profit is up about 35%. Pretty good."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: Pretty, Profit, Years)

"I am fully persuaded that thousands of our fellow-men might profit equally by a similar course to mine; but, constitutions not being all alike, a different course of treatment may be advisable for the removal of so tormenting an affliction."
- William Banting
(Related: Affliction, Being, May, Profit, Treatment)

"I want business to prosper and make a profit caused by business expansion and prosperity."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Business, Profit, Prosperity, Want)

"Hollywood is going to have to find a way of meeting those profit goals."
- Peter Bart
(Related: Goals, Hollywood, Meeting, Profit)

"Nobody ever lost money taking a profit."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Money, Profit)

"I never lost money by turning a profit."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Money, Profit)

"I cannot belong to a nonprofit organization because when you receive grants, you have to make such great compromises with your artistic plans."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
"Arab leaders worry more about making money from the profits they get from oil and gas that they turn the other way when Lebanon is being destroyed right next to them. Their neighbours are being murdered, but they only make calculations for their own benefit."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Money, Being, Calculations, Leaders, Oil, Right, Worry)

"Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves."
- Anne Baxter
(Related: Home, Devil, Duty, Idleness, Labor, Profit, Sin, Temptation)

"The press don't like to say nice things because nice is boring. It's much better to label me the devil. What we do is not brain surgery. We are entertainers, plain and simple, and we're responsible to bring that money back, to make a profit."
- Michael Bay
(Related: Money, Devil, Press, Profit)

"Even the best data security systems can't protect private taxpayer information from entrepreneurial foreign businesses than can make huge profits selling U.S. taxpayer information."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Selling, Information, Security)

"Society cares for the individual only so far as he is profitable."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Society)

"Much ingenuity with a little money is vastly more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Money)

"The Business Profits Tax, which is imposed on in-state businesses, we need to impose the same thing on out-of-state businesses, because the way the Business Profits Tax is calculated, it is highly dependent on how much sales and profits are generated in-state."
- Craig Benson
(Related: Business, Tax, Sales)

"There is no philosophy which is not founded upon knowledge of the phenomena, but to get any profit from this knowledge it is absolutely necessary to be a mathematician."
- Daniel Bernoulli
(Related: Knowledge, Philosophy, Profit)

"We all live on the same planet, it is our only home, so... we used to rotate crops back in the day and, you know, who cares if you're going to make a profit if everybody's too dead or glowing in the dark to be able to purchase anything."
- Michael Berryman
(Related: Home, Day, Profit)

"We expect all our businesses to have a positive impact on our top and bottom lines. Profitability is very important to us or we wouldn't be in this business."
- Jeff Bezos
(Related: Business, Positive)

"Duty - that which sternly impels us in the direction of profit, along the line of desire."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Desire, Direction, Duty, Profit)

"Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Profit, Responsibility)

"We got more provisions for our whiskey than the same money, which we paid for the liquor, would have bought; so after all it proved a very profitable investment."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Money, Investment, Liquor)

"Take all the fools out of this world and there wouldn't be any fun living in it, or profit."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Fools, Fun, Living, Profit, World)

"In speaking of Jesus, I must speak about Christianity because I do not think it possible or profitable to divide the two."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Christianity)

"A movie like House of the Dead with around $7 million budget or Alone in the Dark with around $16 million budget are much easier to make profit than the typical $50 million major motion picture."
- Uwe Boll
(Related: Profit)

"It profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world... but for Wales!"
- Robert Bolt
(Related: Soul, Man, Nothing, World)

"I felt devalued and disrespected. The energy behind it felt disingenuous and motivated by corporate profit."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: Corporate, Energy, Profit)

"A business of high principle attracts high-caliber people more easily, thereby gaining a basic competitive and profit edge."
- Marvin Bower
(Related: Business, People, Profit)

"If a man, for private profit, tears at the public news, does so with the impatience of one who thinks he actually owns the news you get, it is against the national interest."
- Jimmy Breslin
(Related: Impatience, Interest, Man, News, Profit, Public, Tears)

"U.S. companies rely on the European market for more than half of their global foreign profits."
- John Bruton
"Indeed, American companies make three times as much profits from their investment in one E.U. country, Ireland, than they do from all their investments in China."
- John Bruton
(Related: American, Country, Investment, Ireland)

"The investor of today does not profit from yesterday's growth."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Growth, Profit, Today, Yesterday)

"Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Friend, Enemy, Folly, Profit)

"Regardless of the moral issue, dishonesty in advertising has proved very unprofitable."
- Leo Burnett
(Related: Advertising, Dishonesty)

"War is a racket. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives."
- Smedley Butler
(Related: War)

"As a consequence, progress has come to mean simply more power, more profit, more productivity, more paper prosperity, all of which are convertible into standards concerned only with size or magnitude rather than quality or excellence."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Power, Quality, Progress, Excellence, Productivity, Profit, Prosperity)

"Five years of Republicans' failed energy policies have resulted in Americans paying twice as much at the pump as they did in 2001, while big oil companies make triple the profits."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Americans, Energy, Oil, Republicans, Years)

"The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Successful, Man, Mistakes, Profit, Will)

"What will it profit this country if we... put our man on the Moon by 1970 and at the same time you can't walk down Woodward Avenue in this city without fear of some violence?"
- Jerome Cavanagh
(Related: Time, Fear, Country, Man, Moon, Profit, Violence, Will)

"As long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it."
- Dick Cavett
(Related: People, Will)

"The most excellent and divine counsel, the best and most profitable advertisement of all others, but the least practiced, is to study and learn how to know ourselves. This is the foundation of wisdom and the highway to whatever is good."
- Pierre Charron
(Related: Wisdom, Study)

"You British plundered half the world for your own profit. Let's not pass it off as the Age of Enlightenment."
- Paddy Chayefsky
(Related: Age, Profit, World)

"The British regulatory system was revised, so that bigger profits were encouraged, which removed the option of big spending on programming. Quality just fell off a cliff, and all the old hands either left or were fired for being too expensive."
- Lee Child
(Related: Quality, Being, Old, Programming)

"When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses."
- Shirley Chisholm
(Related: Morality, Profit)

"For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul?"
- Jesus Christ
(Related: Soul, Gain, Loss, Man, Profit, World)

"Pharmaceutical companies are enjoying unprecedented profits and access with this Administration. Yet the Republicans' prescription drug plan for seniors has been a colossal failure, and over 43 million Americans wake up every morning without health insurance."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Health, Failure, Americans, Republicans)

"The myth of black women profiting at the expense of black men is the oldest rap around."
- Johnnetta Betsch Cole
(Related: Men, Women, Myth, Rap)

"Make every thought, every fact, that comes into your mind pay you a profit. Make it work and produce for you. Think of things not as they are but as they might be. Don't merely dream - but create!"
- Robert Collier
(Related: Work, Thought, Dream, Fact, Mind, Profit)

"It is respectable to have no illusions, and safe, and profitable and dull."
- Joseph Conrad
"Civilization and profit go hand in hand."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Civilization, Profit)

"No enterprise can exist for itself alone. It ministers to some great need, it performs some great service, not for itself, but for others; or failing therein, it ceases to be profitable and ceases to exist."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Service)

"Party leads to vicious, corrupt and unprofitable legislation, for the sole purpose of defeating party."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Purpose, Legislation, Party)

"All my ambition is, I own, to profit and to please unknown; like streams supplied from springs below, which scatter blessings as they go."
- Charles Cotton
(Related: Ambition, Blessings, Profit)

"Eliminating what is not wanted or needed is profitable in itself."
- Phil Crosby
"Everybody would love to be mayor of Chicago. If you look at what we have done over many, many years and where we are today and the commitment by the business community, the commitment by the not-for-profit community - all this coming together - this is a wonderful city."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Business, Love, Chicago, Commitment, Community, Today, Years)

"Business 2.0 was hugely profitable last year, and will be profitable this year."
- James Daly
(Related: Business, Will)

"When business leaders ask me what they can do for Indiana, I always reply: 'Make money. Go make money. That's the first act of corporate citizenship. If you do that, you'll have to hire someone else, and you'll have enough profit to help one of those non-profits we're so proud of.'"
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Business, Money, Act, Citizenship, Corporate, First, Help, Leaders, Profit)

"The establishment in Britain is certainly against the arts and against education. If something doesn't make a profit, it's invalid, and art doesn't make a profit in that sense."
- Peter Maxwell Davies
(Related: Art, Education, Profit, Sense)

"Money and corruption are ruining the land, crooked politicians betray the working man, pocketing the profits and treating us like sheep, and we're tired of hearing promises that we know they'll never keep."
- Ray Davies
(Related: Money, Corruption, Hearing, Land, Man, Politicians, Promises, Sheep)

"Racism, in the first place, is a weapon used by the wealthy to increase the profits they bring in by paying Black workers less for their work."
- Angela Davis
(Related: Work, First, Racism, Workers)

"Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them."
- W. Edwards Deming
(Related: Business, Friends, Profit, Project, Service)

"Those who cultivate moral confusion for profit should understand this: we will name their names and shame them as they deserve to be shamed."
- Bob Dole
(Related: Confusion, Name, Names, Profit, Shame, Will)

"There are growing concerns that oil companies are making too much in profits at the expense of consumers."
- Pete Domenici
(Related: Oil)

"A lot of our entertainment throws into detail the stagnation and illness of how we live today-it's sad and it's sick... and it's profitable."
- Heather Donahue
(Related: Detail, Entertainment, Illness, Today)

"Suppliers and especially manufacturers have market power because they have information about a product or a service that the customer does not and cannot have, and does not need if he can trust the brand. This explains the profitability of brands."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Power, Trust, Customer, Information, Service)

"A lie with a purpose is one of the worst kind, and the most profitable."
- Finley Peter Dunne
(Related: Lie, Purpose)

"Whoever is content with the world, and who profits from its lack of justice, does not want to change it."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Change, Content, Justice, Want, World)

"It may not always be profitable at first for businesses to be online, but it is certainly going to be unprofitable not to be online."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: First, May)

"Our communications services revenue growth is being driven by continued strong top-line performance in data, Internet and international - three of the fastest growing and most profitable areas within communications services."
- Bernard Ebbers
(Related: Growth, Performance, Being, Internet)

"While mainstream media is led by profit, ratings and popularist culture and filtered by the current political climate, Alternative Media is lead solely by the convictions of the campaign and film maker."
- Ben Edwards
(Related: Climate, Culture, Film, Media, Profit)

"The best plan is to profit by the folly of others."
- Pliny the Elder
(Related: Folly, Profit)

"Nowadays the rage for possession has got to such a pitch that there is nothing in the realm of nature, whether sacred or profane, out of which profit cannot be squeezed."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Nature, Nothing, Possession, Profit)

"Profit and bottom line, the contemporary mantra, eliminates the very source of architectural expression."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Expression, Profit)

"We are all born into the world with nothing. Everything we acquire after that is profit."
- Sam Ewing
(Related: Nothing, Profit, World)

"I basically believe the medical insurance industry should be nonprofit, not profit-making. There is no way a health reform plan will work when it is implemented by an industry that seeks to return money to shareholders instead of using that money to provide health care."
- Diane Feinstein
(Related: Health, Medical, Money, Work, Care, Profit, Reform, Will)

"Today we have a health insurance industry where the first and foremost goal is to maximize profits for shareholders and CEOs, not to cover patients who have fallen ill or to compensate doctors and hospitals for their services. It is an industry that is increasingly concentrated and where Americans are paying more to receive less."
- Diane Feinstein
(Related: Health, Goal, Americans, Doctors, First, Hospitals, Today)

"Where we're living we have a certain amount of our profit every year it's like a percentage 5 or 7% or something like that that we set aside specifically for charity things."
- Jon Fishman
(Related: Charity, Living, Profit)

"A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Business, Service, Will, Worry)

"Christians are supposed not merely to endure change, nor even to profit by it, but to cause it."
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
(Related: Change, Cause, Profit)

"With weak balance sheets, banks tend to continue lending unprofitable businesses and leave them existing."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Balance, Banks)

"What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?"
- Robert Fulghum
(Related: Soul, Man, Profit, World)

"That which is unjust can really profit no one; that which is just can really harm no one."
- Henry George
(Related: Harm, Profit)

"What's immediately profitable is the only kind of logic that capitalism understands."
- Susan George
(Related: Capitalism, Logic)

"Those who have prospered and profited from life's lottery have a moral obligation to share their good fortune."
- Dick Gephardt
(Related: Life, Fortune, Obligation)

"Nationalized industries are notorious for their inability to operate at a profit."
- Paul Getty
(Related: Profit)

"Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Gratitude, Revenge)

"The genius of the economic machine is in its ability to convert these indulgences into profitability. It converts desire into attention, a grip on our eyeballs and eardrums, which in turn can be marketed to advertisers."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Genius, Ability, Attention, Desire, Machine)

"The moguls are driven by their respective desires for profit - period."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Profit)

"It's the most righteous, which of course is not the same thing as the most profitable."
- Nikolai Gogol
"The worst crime against working people is a company which fails to operate at a profit."
- Samuel Gompers
(Related: People, Company, Crime, Profit)

"In general, anyone who paid the long distance telephone tax will get the refund on their 2006 federal income tax return. This includes individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: Tax, Income, Will)

"Amsterdam must have more than a million people. But the only area where jazz is really profitable and successful in an economic sense is in Japan. That's because they haven't been exposed enough."
- Norman Granz
(Related: People, Successful, Jazz, Sense)

"If you open up the mind, the opportunity to address both profits and social conditions are limitless. It's a process of innovation."
- Jerry Greenfield
(Related: Opportunity, Innovation, Mind, Open)

"Command those that govern your house before all you household that they keep careful watch that all your household, within and without, be faithful, painstaking, chaste, clean, honest and profitable."
- Robert Grosseteste
"The cult of individuality and personality, which promotes painters and poets only to promote itself, is really a business. The greater the 'genius' of the personage, the greater the profit."
- George Grosz
(Related: Business, Individuality, Personality, Poets, Profit)

"When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep."
- Ursula K. Le Guin
(Related: Action, Information, Sleep)

"If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work."
- Nhat Hanh
(Related: Life, Peace, Work, Profit, Smile, Will)

"Adversity is a great teacher, but this teacher makes us pay dearly for its instruction; and often the profit we derive, is not worth the price we paid."
- Elizabeth Hardwick
(Related: Adversity, Profit, Worth)

"No one can read with profit that which he cannot learn to read with pleasure."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Pleasure, Profit)

"The general proposition is that the resources that will be utilized are the ones that contribute most to the overall efficiency of the production system. The third parameter has to do with our commercial world, our search for profits."
- Marvin Harris
(Related: Efficiency, Production, Will, World)

"Today the Internet is run by private sector interests within the United States under the supervision of a nonprofit entity formed by the U.S. Department of Commerce."
- Robin Hayes
(Related: Commerce, Internet, states, Today, United)

"He only profits from praise who values criticism."
- Heinrich Heine
(Related: Values, Criticism, Praise)

"It is the small owner who offers the only really profitable and reliable material for taxation. He is made for taxation."
- Auberon Herbert
(Related: Taxation)

"We can't allow multinational oil companies boasting of record profits to gouge consumers... We must do what we can to fix this problem."
- Stephanie Herseth
(Related: Oil)

"It's a failure of national vision when you regard children as weapons, and talents as materials you can mine, assay, and fabricate for profit and defense."
- John Hersey
(Related: Failure, Vision, Children, Defense, Profit, Weapons)

"Admire a small ship, but put your freight in a large one; for the larger the load, the greater will be the profit upon profit."
- Hesiod
(Related: Profit, Will)

"False shame accompanies a man that is poor, shame that either harms a man greatly or profits him; shame is with poverty, but confidence with wealth."
- Hesiod
(Related: Wealth, Confidence, Man, Poor, Poverty, Shame)

"And if I lost I would have gone back to 12 weeks of vacation, because I was successful enough that I was spending much more time on non-profit boards and traveling a lot."
- John Hickenlooper
(Related: Time, Successful, Traveling, Vacation)

"And if we are in this state, if we had an eternity of probation, what reason have we to suppose that we should profit by it - if we had ever so long a time to chose for ourselves we should pursue our own will, to gratify our carnal I desires."
- Elias Hicks
(Related: Time, Eternity, Profit, Reason, State, Will)

"As soon, however, as capitalist competition has definitively established the equal rate of profit, that rate becomes the starting point for the calculations of the capitalists in the investment of capital in newly-created branches of production."
- Rudolf Hiferding
(Related: Calculations, Competition, Investment, Production, Profit)

"Farms and ranches contend with much more than quarterly reports and profit margins - the weather can wreak havoc on their quality of life and economic viability. When natural disasters strike, we must do all we can to assist the backbone of our economy."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Life, Quality, Disasters, Economy, Profit, Weather)

"Such truth, as opposeth no man's profit, nor pleasure, is to all men welcome."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Men, Truth, Man, Pleasure, Profit)

"In the state of nature profit is the measure of right."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Nature, Measure, Profit, Right, State)

"It would require more hands to manage a stock of sheep, gather them from the hills, force them into houses and folds, and drive them to markets, than the profits of the whole stock were capable of maintaining."
- James Hogg
(Related: Force, Houses, Sheep)

"Poets wish to profit or to please."
- Horace
(Related: Poets, Profit)

"This land may be profitable to those that will adventure it."
- Henry Hudson
(Related: Adventure, Land, May, Will)

"Nobody's profitable at this moment, because recession is on; advertising dollars are down, and expenses are way up. So that kind of belies the situation that you would expect, because the ratings are way up everywhere."
- Brit Hume
(Related: Advertising)

"In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product, and profits."
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: Business, People, End)

"I think that George Lucas' 'Star Wars' films are fantastic. What he's done, which I admire, is he has taken all the money and profit from those films and poured it into developing digital sound and surround sound, which we are using today."
- Peter Jackson
(Related: Money, Profit, Sound, Today)

"What did Citibank get out of it? It got the ability to reverse the arbitrage. Actually, what they got was the ability to give themselves a profit, and that saved the bank."
- Bill Janklow
(Related: Ability, Profit)

"Some day the workers will take possession of your city hall, and when we do, no child will be sacrificed on the altar of profit!"
- Mother Jones
(Related: Day, Possession, Will, Workers)

"That's why it has to be a nonprofit, because a nonprofit is required to take monies it receives and use them for the purposes for which it's chartered by the government. It can't be pocketed."
- Mitch Kapor
(Related: Government)

"Organizations get invested into a particular product. And sometimes the best thing is to stop making that product, even though it's profitable, because it has optimized at a local peak."
- Kevin Kelly
"We ask from the heart that supermarkets, which are now more profitable and selling more, help us to take care of the pocketbook of the people by not raising prices."
- Nestor Kirchner
(Related: People, Heart, Selling, Care, Help, Now)

"It's not just a hurricane. It's the demand for gas in China... We're paying $3 a gallon, and the oil companies are making historic profits every quarter."
- Ron Klein
(Related: Oil)

"But in the past, US companies have been able to increase their profits through downsizing in the US, through colonizing other people's resources, and through the increase of globalization."
- David Korten
(Related: People, Globalization, Past)

"In exile, I have tried to profit by the past and prepare for the future."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Future, Past, Profit)

"I have worked to expand the health care debate beyond the current for-profit system, to include a public option and an amendment to free the states to pursue single payer."
- Dennis Kucinich
(Related: Health, Care, Debate, Public, states)

"Just as Jimmy Stewart and Tyrone Power get 50 percent of the profits, so do I."
- Alan Ladd
(Related: Power)

"I believe that the profits will come from the quality of your creative products. Since the beginning, I've always wanted to develop a self-feeding circle of creative productions: the positive financial returns from one show would be used to develop and create a new show, and so on."
- Guy Laliberte
(Related: Quality, Financial, Positive, Beginning, Self, Will)

"Do you know how many houses all of the nonprofits have built? No more than 5,000 in five years. Do you know how many we lost? Two hundred thousand."
- Mary Landrieu
(Related: Houses, Years)

"The employers cannot carry on industry nor accumulate profits if they have not got the good will of the workers or their acquiescence in carrying on such industry."
- James Larkin
(Related: Will, Workers)

"Never lie when the truth is more profitable."
- Stanislaw Lec
(Related: Truth, Lie)

"Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it."
- Harper Lee
(Related: Advice, Profit)

"My head can get to murder and rape for profit because I can understand greed as a human motive, but I cannot understand the voyeuristic desire to watch such a film. I can comprehend one and I cannot comprehend the other."
- Donna Leon
(Related: Desire, Film, Greed, Motive, Murder, Profit)

"No salesman can ever guarantee you a grant from any government or non-profit organization."
- Matthew Lesko
(Related: Government)

"Hard Day's Night was one of those great films that will never happen again to anyone in their lifetime. UA were in profit before we'd even finished shooting - The advance sales on the album - the film was out before the album was out was more than it cost UA to make the film."
- Richard Lester
(Related: Day, Film, Night, Profit, Sales, Will)

"Unionization, as opposed to communism, presupposes the relation of employment; it is based upon the wage system and it recognizes fully and unreservedly the institution of private property and the right to investment profit."
- John L. Lewis
(Related: Communism, Investment, Profit, Property, Right, Wage)

"He has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Honor)

"A man has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Honor, Man)

"The oil companies regard nuclear power as their rival, who will reduce their profits, so they put out a lot of disinformation about nuclear power."
- James Lovelock
(Related: Power, Oil, Will)

"When I joined the Communist movement in 1935 it was based upon the belief that mankind's future was to be found there. Certainly, millions who joined it the world over, like myself, didn't join it for profit."
- Albert Maltz
(Related: Belief, Future, Mankind, Profit, World)

"Unless you have prepared yourself to profit by your chance, the opportunity will only make you ridiculous. A great occasion is valuable to you just in proportion as you have educated yourself to make use of it."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Opportunity, Chance, Profit, Will)

"Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control."
- Don Marquis
(Related: Control, Honesty)

"Besides the practical knowledge which defeat offers, there are important personality profits to be taken."
- William Moulton Marston
(Related: Knowledge, Defeat, Personality)

"We are free, but not to be evil, not to be indifferent to human suffering, not to profit from the people, from the work created and sustained through their spirit of political association, while refusing to contribute to the political state that we profit from."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Work, People, Evil, Profit, Spirit, State, Suffering)

"It is more profitable for your congressman to support the tobacco industry than your life."
- Jackie Mason
(Related: Life, Support)

"A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them."
- John C. Maxwell
(Related: Man, Mistakes, Profit)

"Which is supposed to mean they're doing something in their broadcasting they would not do is they were simply out to maximize profit; if they were really public service institutions, not purely profit maximizing institutions."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: Profit, Public, Service)

"When we can figure out a way to really tour and make a profit, then we'll do it again."
- Michael McKean
(Related: Profit)

"Recently, lobbyists for the pharmaceutical industry wrote a prescription drug bill that increased their profits and did nothing to help seniors. The result: seniors are stuck with a confusing prescription drug plan that does little to help them with their costs."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: Help, Nothing)

"For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe. Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Marriage, Trust, End, Friends, Interest, Profit)

"The principal axiom in their theory was: Everything can be proved, and everything can be disproved; and in the process, one must profit as much from the folly of others, and from his own superiority, as he can."
- Moses Mendelssohn
(Related: Superiority, Folly, Profit, Theory)

"Be true to yourself, and, um, don't worry about some large companies' quarterly profit index."
- Natalie Merchant
(Related: Profit, Worry)

"There is nothing the body suffers the soul may not profit by."
- George Meredith
(Related: Soul, Body, May, Nothing, Profit)

"Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value."
- Arthur Miller
(Related: Profit, Thinking, Value)

"Madness is tonic and invigorating. It makes the sane more sane. The only ones who are unable to profit by it are the insane."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Madness, Profit)

"Nothing profits more than self-esteem, grounded on what is just and right."
- John Milton
(Related: Nothing, Right, Self)

"To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it."
- Wilson Mizner
(Related: Wisdom, Advice, Profit)

"If you count all your assets you always show a profit."
- Wilson Mizner
(Related: Profit)

"If honor were profitable, everybody would be honorable."
- Thomas More
(Related: Honor)

"I think anyone who uses the web is smart and will profit."
- Jason Mraz
(Related: Profit, Will)

"I can see now a vision emerging how Canada is going to profit in the future from our Arctic resources without destroying the environment on which it is all based."
- Brian Mulroney
(Related: Vision, Canada, Environment, Future, Now, Profit)

"If we were to do the Second Coming of Christ in color for a full hour, there would be a considerable number of stations which would decline to carry it on the grounds that a Western or a quiz show would be more profitable."
- Edward R. Murrow
(Related: Christ)

"In an information society, education is no mere amenity; it is the prime tool for growing people and profits."
- John Naisbitt
(Related: Education, Society, People, Information)

"Our people get profit-sharing checks. I got a report the other day that says that 84 percent of our people participate in our stock purchase program, where they can buy stock at a 15 percent discount."
- David Neeleman
(Related: People, Day, Profit)

"I hope there will be some good news and some good profits, and people will realize we have a lot of outstanding executives, and a lot of companies that are doing a good job, and those are good companies to invest in."
- Don Nickles
(Related: People, Hope, Job, News, Will)

"Leave no stone unturned to help your clients realize maximum profits from their investment."
- Arthur C. Nielsen
(Related: Clients, Help, Investment)

"We didn't become the most prosperous country in the world just by rewarding greed and recklessness. We didn't come this far by letting the special interests run wild. We didn't do it just by gambling and chasing paper profits on Wall Street. We built this country by making things, by producing goods we could sell."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Country, Gambling, Greed, World)

"The U.S. army confirmed that it gave a lucrative fire fighting contract in Iraq to the firm once run by the Vice President Dick Cheney without any competitive bidding. When asked if this could be conceived as Cheney's friends profiting from the war, the spokesman said 'Yes.'"
- Conan O'Brien
(Related: War, Army, Fighting, Fire, Friends, Iraq, President, Vice)

"The pursuit of excellence is less profitable than the pursuit of bigness, but it can be more satisfying."
- David Ogilvy
(Related: Excellence, Pursuit)

"War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it."
- George Orwell
(Related: War, Country, Profit)

"Even if gas prices fall, consumers will continue to be gouged at the pump the only thing that we can be sure rises faster that the price of gasoline is the skyrocketing profits of oil companies."
- Major R. Owens
(Related: Oil, Will)

"All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Power, Christian, Churches, Inventions, Mankind, Profit)

"Sometimes what's right isn't as important as what's profitable."
- Trey Parker
(Related: Right)

"War is never economically beneficial except for those in position to profit from war expenditures."
- Ron Paul
(Related: War, Profit)

"I have worked in a very close and cordial way with Norwegian representatives at many international meetings, and the pleasure I felt at those associations was equaled only by the profit I always secured from them."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Meetings, Pleasure, Profit)

"In the business world, lower profits reflect less demand for your product. But in government the opposite is true - demand for our services increases in hard times."
- Sonny Perdue
(Related: Business, Government, World)

"To make crime unprofitable, let the government run it."
- Irene Peter
(Related: Government, Crime)

"The music business looks like, you know, innocent schoolboys compared to the TV business. They care about nothing but profit."
- Tom Petty
(Related: Business, Music, Care, Nothing, Profit)

"Little pains In a due hour employ'd great profit yields."
- John Philips
(Related: Profit)

"Far too many executives have become more concerned with the "four P's" - pay, perks, power and prestige - rather than making profits for shareholders."
- T. Boone Pickens
(Related: Power)

"Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty."
- Plato
(Related: Honesty, Dishonesty)

"Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly."
- Plutarch
(Related: Profit, Talk, Will)

"Under current law volunteers who are not working with an official nonprofit organization are not covered by the Volunteer Protection Act. Therefore, there are absolutely no legal protections for the average American who wishes to volunteer."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Legal, Act, American, Law, Protection, Wishes)

"If your goal is anything but profitability - if it's to be big, or to grow fast, or to become a technology leader - you'll hit problems."
- Michael Porter
(Related: Technology, Leader, Goal, Problems)

"I have always believed helping your fellow man is profitable in every sense, personally and bottom line."
- Mario Puzo
(Related: Man, Sense)

"Consequently the student who is devoid of talent will derive no more profit from this work than barren soil from a treatise on agriculture."
- Quintilian
(Related: Work, Talent, Agriculture, Profit, Will)

"The President's announcement sounded less like a national energy plan than like a page from an election-year play book. This Administration's plan to reduce obscene oil company profits is to regulate them less."
- Nick Rahall
(Related: Company, Energy, Oil, Play, President)

"One who works for his own profit is likely to work hard. One who works for the use of others, without profit to himself, is likely not to work any harder than he must."
- B. Carroll Reece
(Related: Work, Profit)

"If oil companies were to invest their high profits into alternative fuel research it will help America move toward new forms of energy."
- Rick Renzi
(Related: America, Energy, Help, Oil, Research, Will)

"It is not by the absolute quantity of produce obtained by either class, that we can correctly judge of the rate of profit, rent, and wages, but by the quantity of labour required to obtain that produce."
- David Ricardo
(Related: Class, Profit, Quantity, Wages)

"Profits might also increase, because improvements might take place in agriculture, or in the implements of husbandry, which would augment the produce with the same cost of production."
- David Ricardo
(Related: Agriculture, Production)

"During the period of capital moving from one employment to another, the profits on that to which capital is flowing will be relatively high, but will continue so no longer than till the requisite capital is obtained."
- David Ricardo
(Related: Will)

"Whenever, then, the usual and ordinary rate of the profits of agricultural stock, and all the outgoings belonging to the cultivation of land, are together equal to the value of the whole produce, there can be no rent."
- David Ricardo
(Related: Land, Value)

"There can be no rise in the value of labour without a fall of profits."
- David Ricardo
(Related: Value)

"The facility of obtaining food is beneficial in two ways to the owners of capital, it at the same time raises profits and increases the amount of consumable commodities."
- David Ricardo
(Related: Food, Time)

"A rise in wages, from an alteration in the value of money, produces a general effect on price, and for that reason it produces no real effect whatever on profits."
- David Ricardo
(Related: Money, Effect, Reason, Value, Wages)

"The elite media has been caught in so many lies because of false statements that its whole reputation has eroded, their circulation is down, and their profits are down."
- Geraldo Rivera
(Related: Lies, Media, Reputation)

"Imperialism was genuinely popular among Athenians who would expect to share in its profits, even if only indirectly and collectively, and not to have to bear its burdens."
- J. M. Roberts
(Related: Popular)

"However dark and profitless, however painful and weary, existence may have become, life is not done, and our Christian character is not won, so long as God has anything left for us to suffer, or anything left for us to do."
- Frederick William Robertson
(Related: Life, God, Character, Christian, Existence, May)

"It takes nearly as much ability to know how to profit by good advice as to know how to act for one's self."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Ability, Act, Advice, Profit, Self)

"What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Business, Friendship, Men, Profit, Self)

"We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Wisdom, Advice, Profit)

"You can no longer buy commodities at Merrill Lynch. My guess is many analysts and even executives are too young to know how profitable a hot commodities market can be. They will soon."
- Jim Rogers
(Related: Will)

"Like the vast majority of my constituents, I continue to be concerned about record profits reported by petroleum companies at a time when consumers are paying record high prices for gasoline."
- Mike Rogers
(Related: Time, Majority)

"Form follows profit is the aesthetic principle of our times."
- Richard Rogers
(Related: Profit)

"I am sure there will come a time when we are going to use AMD. The products have been getting better. The acceptance is getting better. But we have not been suffering as a company for either growth or profitability because we haven't had AMD."
- Kevin Rollins
(Related: Time, Growth, Acceptance, Company, Suffering, Will)

"I think right now the jury is out on where and how much profit is available in the consumer electronics industry, because if you look at the current consumer electronics players, the biggest ones on the planet struggle to make profit consistently."
- Kevin Rollins
(Related: Jury, Now, Profit, Right, Struggle)

"Should you protect profits? Yes. But run for the hills? No."
- Philip Roth
"Profit is not the legitimate purpose of business. The legitimate purpose of business is to provide a product or service that people need and do it so well that it's profitable."
- James Rouse
(Related: Business, People, Purpose, Profit, Service)

"Electronic distribution is more of a fall-back strategy for putting out a book that isn't deemed profitable enough to print. You hardly make any money publishing an electronic book."
- Rudy Rucker
(Related: Money, Strategy, Publishing)

"Charity never humiliated him who profited from it, nor ever bound him by the chains of gratitude, since it was not to him but to God that the gift was made."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(Related: God, Gratitude, Charity)

"Sooner or later the Internet will become profitable. It's an old story played before by canals, railroads and automobiles."
- Paul Samuelson
(Related: Automobiles, Internet, Old, Will)

"Companies are not charitable enterprises: They hire workers to make profits. In the United States, this logic still works. In Europe, it hardly does."
- Paul Samuelson
(Related: Europe, Logic, states, United, Workers)

"And sometimes I actually start to think human life is just as cheap to corporate America as animal life, so long as there are big profits to be made."
- Tom Scholz
(Related: Life, America, Corporate)

"Turning corporations loose and letting the profit motive run amok is not a prescription for a more livable world."
- Tom Scholz
(Related: Corporations, Motive, Profit, World)

"Chances are that neither the client nor the agency will ever know very much about what role the ad has played in sales or profits of the client, either short-term or long-term."
- Michael Schudson
(Related: Sales, Will)

"Entrepreneurial profit is the expression of the value of what the entrepreneur contributes to production."
- Joseph A. Schumpeter
(Related: Expression, Production, Profit, Value)

"All told, these profit levels have put the world's five largest publicly traded oil companies on track to earn more than $100 billion before year's end. Yet, at the same time that Big Oil's bottom line is going up, so are Americans' energy costs."
- Allyson Schwartz
(Related: Time, Americans, End, Energy, Oil, Profit, World)

"A fair observer only has to ask: If there is violence, who profits?"
- Jack Schwartz
(Related: Violence)

"Our 1 million members across the country will be watching closely to see if the video game industry hides behind a First Amendment veil in order to exploit children for the sake of corporate profit."
- Connie Sellecca
(Related: Children, Corporate, Country, First, Order, Profit, Will)

"There is nothing to be embarrassed about being profitable."
- Terry Semel
(Related: Being, Nothing)

"He has committed the crime who profits by it."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Crime)

"O God, O God, how weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world!"
- William Shakespeare
(Related: God)

"I do not believe in censorship, but I believe we already have censorship in what is called marketing theory, namely the only information we get in mainstream media is for profit."
- Sam Sheppard
(Related: Censorship, Information, Marketing, Media, Profit, Theory)

"While other industries have suffered, the nonprofit arts world continues to build in strength while it encourages the growth of innumerable small businesses on its periphery, thereby creating more jobs."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Growth, Strength, Jobs, World)

"Competition is the final price determinant and competitive prices may result in profits which force you to accept a rate of return less than you hoped for, or for that matter to accept temporary losses."
- Alfred P. Sloan
(Related: Competition, Force, May, Result)

"Was the crew well? Was I not? I had profited in many ways by the voyage. I had even gained flesh, and actually weighed a pound more than when I sailed from Boston."
- Joshua Slocum
(Related: Boston)

"It is individuals who must be encouraged to undertake the unprecedented - and unprecedentedly profitable - effort to prevent the annihilation of the human race."
- L. Neil Smith
(Related: Effort, Race)

"The fact is that surveys which media people openly admit to show that fewer than twelve percent of their customers believe they're doing a good job, while the average profit margin in television is in the neighborhood of eighty percent."
- L. Neil Smith
(Related: People, Fact, Job, Media, Profit, Television)

"The whole profit of the issuance of money has provided the capital of the great banking business as it exists today."
- Frederick Soddy
(Related: Business, Money, Profit, Today)

"A movie that costs only $1.6 million doesn't have to be a cultural event to turn a profit."
- Steven Soderbergh
(Related: Profit)

"Profit is sweet, even if it comes from deception."
- Sophocles
(Related: Deception, Profit)

"But this is a true saying among men: the gifts of enemies are no gifts and profitless."
- Sophocles
(Related: Enemies, Gifts, Saying)

"I believe in an America in which the fruits of productivity and prosperity are shared by all, by workers as well as owners, by those at the bottom as well as those at the top; an America in which the sacrifices required by national security are shared by all, by profiteers in the back offices as well as volunteers on the front lines."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: America, National security, Productivity, Prosperity, Workers)

"Markets are designed to allow individuals to look after their private needs and to pursue profit. It's really a great invention and I wouldn't under-estimate the value of that, but they're not designed to take care of social needs."
- George Soros
(Related: Care, Invention, Needs, Profit, Value)

"When war comes, two things happen - profits go way, way up and all perishables go way, way down. There becomes a market for them."
- Steven Spielberg
(Related: War)

"The number of great museums and nonprofits versus the number of corporate headquarters is incredibly out of whack."
- Richard Stengel
(Related: Corporate, Museums)

"Although NFL teams have common interests such as promoting the NFL brand, they are still separate, profit-making entities, and their interests in licensing team trademarks are not necessarily aligned."
- John Paul Stevens
(Related: Profit)

"Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Age, Health, Education, Money, Nothing, Profit, State, Talk)

"The British merchants represented that they received some profit indeed from Virginia and South Carolina, as well as the West Indies; but as for the rest of this continent, they were constant losers in trade."
- Ezra Stiles
(Related: Profit, Rest, Trade)

"At an expense trifling indeed, compared to what she frequently spends upon unprofitable contests, she might place the moral world on a new foundation, and to rise the pinnacle of moral glory."
- John Strachan
(Related: Glory, World)

"Free is not an alternative. My company did not turn a profit last year."
- Howard Stringer
(Related: Company, Profit)

"Not to say that corporations are perfect today, but even grand corporations like Dupont have made immense progress in translating some of their past environmentally damaging practices into new profit opportunities."
- Maurice Strong
(Related: Progress, Corporations, Past, Profit, Today)

"To let her dail would be the greatest profit both for the company and for the merchants."
- Peter Stuyvesant
(Related: Company, Profit)

"It is a beneficent incident of the ownership of land that a pioneer who reduces it to use, and helps to lay the foundations of a new State, finds a profit in the increasing value of land as the new State grows up."
- William Graham Sumner
(Related: Land, Ownership, Profit, State, Value)

"Spiritually good people, pure in heart, who long for the Blessed Sacrament but cannot receive at the time, can receive spiritually... even a hundred times a day, in sickness and in health, with immeasurable grace and profit."
- Johannes Tauler
(Related: Health, Time, People, Heart, Day, Grace, Profit, Sickness)

"What would it profit thee to be the first Of echoes, tho thy tongue should live forever, A thing that answers, but hath not a thought As lasting but as senseless as a stone."
- Frederick Tennyson
(Related: Thought, Answers, First, Profit, Tongue)

"And then came the nineties, when management, suddenly frightened that they had ceded control to the players, sought to restore baseball's profitability by 'running the game like a business.'"
- John Thorn
(Related: Business, Control, Management, Baseball)

"Profits, like sausages... are esteemed most by those who know least about what goes into them."
- Alvin Toffler
"With these vast advantages, ordinary and extraordinary, one would have supposed the North would have been content, and would have at least respected the security and tranquility of such obedient and profitable brethren; but such is not human nature."
- Robert Toombs
(Related: Nature, Content, Human nature, Security, Tranquility)

"An empty book is like an infant's soul, in which anything may be written. It is capable of all things, but containeth nothing. I have a mind to fill this with profitable wonders."
- Thomas Traherne
(Related: Soul, May, Mind, Nothing, Wonders)

"This hunger for profits causes great misery for the people."
- Walter Ulbricht
(Related: People, Causes, Hunger, Misery)

"The guiding principle is not to manufacture the goods everyone needs, rather to earn profits for a few capitalists."
- Walter Ulbricht
(Related: Needs)

"War: a massacre of people who don't know each other for the profit of people who know each other but don't massacre each other."
- Paul Valery
(Related: People, Profit)

"Profits on the exchange are the treasures of goblins."
- Lope de Vega
"They make a humongous profit, but the people that work on the shows don't get paid a lot because they're working on the Oscars show. It's the biggest show in the world."
- Bruce Vilanch
(Related: Work, People, Profit, World)

"Finally, I would like to remind record companies that they have a cultural responsibility to give the buying public great music. Milking a trend to death is not contributing to culture and is ultimately not profitable."
- Tony Visconti
(Related: Death, Music, Buying, Culture, Public, Responsibility)

"You must consider the bottom line, but make it integrity before profits."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Integrity)

"Most American fascists are enthusiastically supporting the war effort. They are doing this even in those cases where they hope to have profitable connections with German chemical firms after the war ends."
- Henry A. Wallace
(Related: War, Hope, American, Effort)

"We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience."
- George Washington
(Related: Experience, Purpose, Errors, Past)

"Do you know what the overhead is of the Medicare system? One-point-zero-five percent. Do you know what - private insurance is 30 percent in overhead and profits? Given a choice how I'm going to improve health care, I'm going to take it away from private insurance profits and overhead. Wouldn't you?"
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: Health, Care, Choice)

"Nothing would be more profitable to us than a right history of mankind."
- Adam Weishaupt
(Related: History, Mankind, Nothing, Right)

"Among politicians the esteem of religion is profitable; the principles of it are troublesome."
- Benjamin Whichcote
(Related: Religion, Politicians, Principles)

"The trouble with the profit system has always been that it was highly unprofitable to most people."
- E. B. White
(Related: People, Profit, Trouble)

"The percentage you're paying is too high priced While you're living beyond all your means And the man in the suit has just bought a new car From the profit he's made on your dreams."
- Steve Winwood
(Related: Car, Dreams, Living, Man, Profit)

"Well, I started thinking about what you were saying about how your movies need to make a profit. Now, what is the one thing, if you put it in a movie, it'll be successful?"
- Ed Wood
(Related: Movies, Successful, Now, Profit, Saying, Thinking)

"Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present to live better in the future."
- William Wordsworth
(Related: Life, Future, Past, Present, Profit, Will)

"A person is born with a liking for profit."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Profit)

"Human nature is such that people are born with a love of profit If they follow these inclinations, they will struggle and snatch from each other, and inclinations to defer or yield will die."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Love, Nature, People, Human nature, Profit, Struggle, Will, Yield)

"So if one, or two, or a handful of guys sells drugs for their own personal gain and profit who just so happens to be a member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, we want that same consideration."
- Chuck Zito
(Related: Angels, Consideration, Drugs, Gain, Profit, Want)

"It breaks even. We lose ten, twenty grand every year. But then the people who are working say, Look, I'll kick this back in, I don't need to take this profit share. It's very cooperative."
- John Zorn
(Related: People, Profit)