Quotation Explorer - 'Profit'

To live in a state of liberty is not to live apart from law. It is, on the contrary, to live under the highest law, the only law that can really profit a man, the law which is consciously and deliberately imposed by himself on himself. - Auberon Herbert
When the poor steal, it's the rich who profit. - Marty Rubin
But what does he profit if the man gains the world but loses his soul? - Anonymous
God's favor floats as it were over all this and finds joy in turning all those miseries to the greater profit of those who love Him. From toil He makes patience spring forth. - Francis de Sales
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, but lose his soul?" -Mark 8:36 - Gospel of Mark
Be very circumspect in the choice of thy company. In the society of thine equals thou shalt enjoy more pleasure; in the society of thy superiors thou shalt find more profit. To be the best in the company is the way to grow worse. - Francis Quarles
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
War is a profession by which a man cannot live honorably; an employment by which the soldier, if he would reap any profit, is obliged to be false, rapacious, and cruel. - Niccolo Machiavelli
He wins every hand who mingles profit with pleasure. - Horace
Many receive advice, few profit by it. - Publilius Syrus
No profit grows where is no pleasure ta'en; In brief, sir, study what you most affect. - William Shakespeare
Intelligent men never do a business; only a fool kills his own beautiful instincts for the sake of a word profit. - Thiruman Archunan
Wise men profit more by fools than fools by wise men. - Marcus Porcius Cato
In the scriptures there is no such thing as righteous pride—it is always considered a sin. Therefore, no matter how the world uses the term, we must understand how God uses the term so we can understand the language of holy writ and profit thereby. - Ezra Taft Benson
When every situation which life can offer is turned to the profit of spiritual growth, no situation can really be a bad one. - Paul Brunton
Actions that exemplify the limitations of a singular devotion to the profit motive, also draw a troublesome distinction between what is legal and what is moral. - Usman W. Chohan
Corporation, n. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility. - Ambrose Bierce
Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men; for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise. - Cato the Elder
There's a profit attached to every problem. Find it, face it and fix it. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Companies' motives to make profit means they neglect inherent social or moral values. - Russell Brand
I think the mystery of art lies in this, that artists’ relationship is essentially with their work not with power, not with profit, not with themselves, not even with their audience. - Ursula K. Le Guin
If you keep your eye on the profit, you’re going to skimp on the product. But if you focus on making really great products, then the profits will follow. - Steve Jobs
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
My coming brought no profit to the sky,Nor does my going swell its glory;My two ears have never heard anyone that could say,Why I came here and why I will go away. - Omar Khayyám
Institutionalized rejection of difference is an absolute necessity in a profit economy which needs outsiders as surplus people. - Audre Lorde
Never regard study as a duty, but as the enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later work belongs. - Albert Einstein
That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit. - Amos Bronson Alcott
Markets cannot meet the needs of the very poor. The desperately poor are not consumers who will create an immediate profit. - Jeffrey D. Sachs
Business is about profit, yes and it is about more than profit: at its best, it is about expanding the possibilities of humanity. - Jon Miller
Let your personality be your profit and not your punishment. - Amit Kalantri
Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly. - Plutarch
That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit. - Amos Bronson Alcott
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? - Bible
Unless you are prepared yourself to profit by your chance, the opportunity will only make you ridiculous. A great occasion is valuable to you in proportion as you have educated yourself to make use of it. - Orison Swett Marden
What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and yet loses his soul?
People who live according to the pure code of honor are not governed by the profit motive; they are governed by the thymotic urge, the quest for recognition. They seek the sort of glory that can be won only by showing strength in confrontation with death. - David Brooks
I propose that the forces of corporate totalitarianism are deliberately destroying this entire world in order to sell their simulated version of it back to us at a profit. - Diane Harvey
In any compromise between food and poison, it is only death that can win. In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit. - Ayn Rand
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
Do not tend to hire only people who see what you see. Such a tendency may lead to a decline in operating profit, and even bankruptcy. - Eraldo Banovac
A disruptor finds opportunity and profit from his misfortunes. - Jay Samit
A rumor is usually a lie that the media can legally profit from. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Profit isn’t and shouldn’t be the mission of business. The mission of business is to help people. To help your customers, your co-workers, your employees, and your partners. Success is not a number it’s not X dollars or Y customers it’s a measurement of VALUE. - Fran Tarkenton
The Master said, If your conduct is determined solely by considerations of profit you will arouse great resentment. - Confucius
If a man remembers what is right at the sign of profit, is ready to lay down his life in the face of danger, and does not forget sentiments he has repeated all his life when he has been in straitened circumstances for a long time, he may be said to be a complete man. - Confucius
What we need to do is learn to work in the system, by which I mean that everybody, every team, every platform, every division, every component is there not for individual competitive profit or recognition, but for contribution to the system as a whole on a win-win basis. - W. Edwards Deming
Business is all about solving people's problems - at a profit. - Paul Marsden
Special-interest publications should realize that if they are attracting enough advertising and readers to make a profit, the interest is not so special. - Fran Lebowitz
Letting your customers set your standards is a dangerous game, because the race to the bottom is pretty easy to win. Setting your own standards--and living up to them--is a better way to profit. Not to mention a better way to make your day worth all the effort you put into it. - Seth Godin
The ultimate profit from all of my businesses is to be happy and to make all of the customers happy. - Debasish Mridha
You will either profit by or pay for what your children become. raise them properly. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Killing is killing, whether done for duty, profit or fun - Richard Ramirez
If love and kindness is life's investment, then joy and happiness will be life's profit and dividend. - Debasish Mridha
Success is not always equal to profit, Failure is not always equal to loss. - Dr. Mohd Nayyer Rahman
Could dump two Chinee down in one of our maria and they would get rich selling rocks to each other while raising twelve kids. Then a Hindu would sell retail stuff he got from them wholesale--below cost at a fat profit. We got along. - Robert A. Heinlein
The ultimate profit of all businesses should be happiness. - Debasish Mridha
Meeting the other person half way is great, but the profit starts just beyond this point. - R.A.Delmonico
Profit is a by-product of success, focus on success not on profit. - Firoz Thairinil
There are always opportunities through which businessmen can profit handsomely if they will only recognize and seize them. - J. Paul Getty
One cannot have the same love for getting insulted (apmaan) as he does for getting importance (maan), can he? He cannot love loss as much as he loves profit, can he? - Dada Bhagwan
Think bigger It makes a profit - Anuj Kr. Thakur
People who are driven by love will overcome hardships and hurdles in ways that people who are only driven by profit never can. - Simon S. Tam
Work neither for fame nor profit. An artist should aspire only to inspire. - Hayden Pearton
The best plan is to profit by the folly of others. - Pliny the Elder
There is nothing the body suffers which the soul may not profit by. - George Meredith
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Gospel of Mark ~ Mark 8:36 - Jesus Christ
What would it profit us to possess and perform everything else and be like pure saints, if we meanwhile neglected our chief purpose in life, namely, the care of the young? - Martin Luther
People before Profit. - Mac Canoza
Good deeds are only done when there's a profit margin. - Prince Ea
Books like Twilight are not art. They are mass-produced crap that is meant to be consumed by the widest possible audience, for the largest possible profit. - Oliver Gaspirtz
It is no profit to have learned well, if you neglect to do well. - Publilius Syrus
When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses. - Shirley Chisholm
The profit of the one is the profit of the other. - Frédéric Bastiat
Do today what will profit you tomorrow. Avoid forever what did not profit you yesterday. - Matshona Dhiliwayo
We work hard to ensure an increase in investment, income, profit, savings, etc. - Sunday Adelaja
Running a business well means knowing when it's time to make profit. - Auliq Ice
Fools say that they learn by experience. I prefer to profit by others experience. - Otto von Bismarck
The worst crime against working people is a company which fails to operate at a profit.
How do you know whether you're serious about your values? You fight for them when they're violated even if it costs you title, favor, friendship, and profit. - Assegid Habtewold
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
Always remember your days are blessed. You may know how to profit from them or you may not, but they are blessed. - Nadia Boulanger
Read not books alone, but men, and amongst them chiefly thyself. If thou find anything questionable there, use the commentary of a severe friend rather than the gloss of a sweet lipped flatterer; there is more profit in a distasteful truth than in deceitful sweetness. - Francis Quarles
War like any other racket, pays high dividends to the very few. The cost of operations is always transferred to the people who do not profit.
It is how people respond to stress that determines whether they will profit from misfortune or be miserable. - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Too many people think only of their own profit. But business opportunity seldom knocks on the door of self-centered people. No customer ever goes to a store merely to please the storekeeper. - Kazuo Inamori
People who are driven by their values will overcome hurdles, difficulties, and obstacles in ways that people driven only by profit will never be able to - Simon S. Tam
The greatest profit, is to make your own gain. - Auliq Ice
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
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