Quotes about Business

O, that a man might know
The end of this day's business ere it come!

William Shakespeare

Every man has business and desire,
Such as it is.

William Shakespeare

Like a man to double business bound,
I stand in pause where I shall first begin,
And both neglect.

William Shakespeare

Has this fellow no feeling of his business?

William Shakespeare

To business that we love we rise betime,
And go to 't with delight.

William Shakespeare

My business in this state
Made me a looker on here in Vienna.

William Shakespeare

Come home to men's business and bosoms.

Francis Bacon

Men in great place are thrice servants,--servants of the sovereign or state, servants of fame, and servants of business.

Francis Bacon

Young men are fitter to invent than to judge, fitter for execution than for counsel, and fitter for new projects than for settled business.

Francis Bacon

I remember that a wise friend of mine did usually say, "That which is everybody's business is nobody's business."

Izaak Walton

Of seeming arms to make a short essay,
Then hasten to be drunk,--the business of the day.

John Dryden

Those that are above business.

Mathew Henry

It is not fit the public trusts should be lodged in the hands of any, till they are first proved and found fit for the business they are to be entrusted with.

Mathew Henry

This business will never hold water.

Colley Cibber

Remote from man, with God he passed the days;
Prayer all his business, all his pleasure praise.

Thomas Parnell

Men, some to business, some to pleasure take;
But every woman is at heart a rake.

Alexander Pope

Our business in the field of fight
Is not to question, but to prove our might.

Alexander Pope

So ends the bloody business of the day.

Alexander Pope

Despatch is the soul of business.

Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield

Petition me no petitions, sir, to-day;
Let other hours be set apart for business.
To-day it is our pleasure to be drunk;
And this our queen shall be as drunk as we.

Henry Fielding

A business with an income at its heels
Furnishes always oil for its own wheels.

William Cowper

He sees that this great roundabout
The world, with all its motley rout,
Church, army, physic, law,
Its customs and its businesses,
Is no concern at all of his,
And says--what says he?--Caw.

William Cowper

A dinner lubricates business.

Lord Stowell

Returning to town in the stage-coach, which was filled with Mr. Gilman's guests, we stopped for a minute or two at Kentish Town. A woman asked the coachman, "Are you full inside?" Upon which Lamb put his head through the window and said, "I am quite full inside; that last piece of pudding at Mr. Gilman's did the business for me."

Charles Lamb

White shall not neutralize the black, nor good
Compensate bad in man, absolve him so:
Life's business being just the terrible choice.

Robert Browning

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