Selected Quotes about Profit

Today I see a billion people as a billion potential consumers, an opportunity to generate value for them and to make a return for myself. -- Mukesh Ambani

Our strategy is to have some stars—and there are not many stars in the luxury business. What is a star? It's a name that is the very best. It's a name that is very profitable. But the number of true stars is less than I can count on both of my hands. -- Bernard Arnault

You should always look at how the market is currently and build in your profit margin taking into account that the market might dip slightly. -- Sarah Beeny

To me, it’s very clear-cut - it’s your home or it’s an investment. But a lot of people on Property Ladder cannot see the distinction between the two. It would be like being a clothes designer who’s a size 20 and only making size-20 clothes. -- Sarah Beeny

We try to be a pure investment and a long-term decision making company. No company cares more about profitability than Amazon.com. -- Jeff Bezos

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

Whenever I see people getting a bad deal I want to step in and do something about it. Of course, this is not pure altruism - there's a profit to be made too. -- Richard Branson

Business leaders cannot begin to foster a climate of positive order if their sole concern is making a profit. They must also have a vision that gives life meaning, that offers people hope for their own future and those of their children. -- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

We seldom care about what a firm makes- whether it is cheap weapons, poisonous pesticides, or vacuous entertainment. As long as it makes profits, we endorse its management. -- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

As any businessperson knows, a firm's survival is never guaranteed; year, month by month, a variety of hazards must be confronted- even when profit alone is the goal. -- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

There will be no good business unless the majority comes to agree that we should demand more from business than large quarterly returns. -- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Twenty years and $40 billion. They seem like good round numbers. -- Michael Dell

Companies have three responsibilities: 1) make a profit, 2) satisfy employees, and 3) be socially responsible. -- Peter Drucker

A corporation's primary goal is to make money. Government's primary role is to take a big chunk of that money and give it to others. -- Larry Ellison

The message from Wal-Mart today to the rest of the business community is there need not be any conflict between the environment and the economy. We will find the way not only to reconcile (those), but to find new profits and new opportunities as we do the right thing. -- Al Gore

In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words; people, product and profits. Unless you've got a good team, you can't do much with the other two. -- Lee Iacocca

I gotta tell ya, with our $2.4 billion in profits last year, they gave me a great big bonus. Really, it's almost obscene. -- Lee Iacocca

People need to have the incentive that if they invest and succeed, they can make a fair profit. Otherwise they'll stop investing. -- Steve Jobs

Experience has proved to me that real money made in speculating has been in commitments in a stock or commodity showing a profit right from the start. -- Jesse Livermore

If a stock doesn't act right don't touch it; because, being unable to tell precisely what is wrong, you cannot tell which way it is going. No diagnosis, no prognosis. No prognosis, no profit. -- Jesse Livermore

If somebody had told me my method would not work I nevertheless would have tried it out to make sure for myself, for when I am wrong only one thing convinces me of it, and that is, to lose money. And I am only right when I make money. -- Jesse Livermore

This is not like pure science where you go, "Aha" and you've got the answer. By the time you've got "Aha," Chrysler's already quadrupled or Boeing's quadrupled. You have to take a little bit of risk. -- Peter Lynch

As long as it's (business) making money I don't care. -- Rupert Murdoch

Business is no longer a matter of profits alone. Profits must come through public confidence, and public confidence is given to any merchant in proportion to the service which he gives to the public. -- James Cash Penney

There is no way of keeping profits up but by keeping wages down. -- David Ricardo

If then the prosperity of the commercial classes, will most certainly lead to accumulation of capital, and the encouragement of productive industry; these can by no means be so surely obtained as by a fall in the price of corn. -- David Ricardo

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

The most significant clause in our trading charter is the promise to integrate principles with profits. It gives other people the spotlight and keeps achievement in a healthy perspective. -- Anita Roddick

I would rather be measured by how I treat the weaker and frailer communities I trade with than by how big my profits are. -- Anita Roddick

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

Sooner or later the Internet will become profitable. It's an old story played before by canals, railroads and automobiles. -- Paul Samuelson

Knowledge is your power. The more knowledge, expertise, and connections you have, the easier it is for you to make a profit at the game of your choice. -- Stuart Wilde

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