„No one, in the year 1770, was better fitted than Samuel Adams, either by talent and temperament or the circumstances of his position, to push the continent into a rebellion. Unlike most of his patriot friends, he had neither private business nor private profession to fall back upon when public affairs grew tame, his only business being, as one might say, the public business, his only profession the definition and defense of popular rights. …the serious business of a man who during ten years had abandoned all private pursuits and had embraced poverty to become a tribune of the people.“
The Eve of the Revolution (1918)
„A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people's business.“
— Eric Hoffer, libro The True Believer
The True Believer (1951), Part One: The Appeal of Mass Movements
— George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax English politician 1633 - 1695
Political, Moral, and Miscellaneous Reflections (1750), Miscellaneous Thoughts and Reflections
„London times – the untiring energy, the business-like accuracy, the keen perception and reliable judgment, and above all the inflexible integrity which marked his private life, he carried without abatement of one jot into his public career.“
— Alexander Mackenzie 2nd Prime Minister of Canada 1822 - 1892
Buckingham and Ross 1892, p. 663
„I underlined my conviction that running a business and managing an enterprise were not merely a private concern but a public endeavor.“
— Matsushita Konosuke Japanese businessman 1894 - 1989
Fuente: Quest for prosperity: the life of a Japanese industrialist. 1988, p. 232
„The life of a man who deliberately runs through his fortune often becomes a business speculation; his friends, his pleasures, patrons, and acquaintances are his capital.“
— Honoré de Balzac French writer 1799 - 1850
La vie d'un homme occupé à manger sa fortune devient souvent une spéculation; il place ses capitaux en amis, en plaisirs, en protecteurs, en connaissances.
The Wild Ass’s Skin (1831), Part II: A Woman Without a Heart
— Tacitus, libro Annals
Book VI, 39
„Old Peter Beswick was a coal merchant in Eccles, Lancashire. He had no business premises. All he had was a lorry, scales, and weights. He used to take the lorry to the yard of the National Coal Board, where he bagged coal and took it round to his customers in the neighbourhood. His nephew, John Joseph Beswick, helped him in his business. In March 1962, old Peter Beswick and his wife were both over 70. He had had his leg amputated and was not in good health. The nephew was anxious to get hold of the business before the old man died. So they went to a solicitor, Mr. Ashcroft, who drew up an agreement for them.“
— Alfred Denning, Baron Denning British judge 1899 - 1999
Beswick v. Beswick  Ch 538.
— Elbert Hubbard American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher fue el escritor del jarron azul 1856 - 1915
The Better Part (1901)
Contexto: I AM an Anarchist.
All good men are Anarchists.
All cultured, kindly men; all gentlemen; all just men are Anarchists.
Jesus was an Anarchist.
A Monarchist is one who believes a monarch should govern. A Plutocrat believes in the rule of the rich. A Democrat holds that the majority should dictate. An Aristocrat thinks only the wise should decide; while an Anarchist does not believe in government at all. Richard Croker is a Monarchist; Mark Hanna a Plutocrat; Cleveland a Democrat; Cabot Lodge an Aristocrat; William Penn, Henry D. Thoreau, Bronson Alcott and Walt Whitman were Anarchists. An Anarchist is one who minds his own business. An Anarchist does not believe in sending warships across wide oceans to kill brown men, and lay waste rice fields, and burn the homes of people who are fighting for liberty. An Anarchist does not drive women with babes at their breasts and other women with babes unborn, children and old men into the jungle to be devoured by beasts or fever or fear, or die of hunger, homeless, unhouseled and undone.
Destruction, violence, ravages, murder, are perpetrated by statute law..
— Brett Velicovich 1983
(from the video US tops with military drones, but China owns consumer market, channel "CNBC Squawk Box", July 13, 2017.
„He said that in his whole life he most repented of three things: one was that he had trusted a secret to a woman; another, that he went by water when he might have gone by land; the third, that he had remained one whole day without doing any business of moment.“
— Plutarch ancient Greek historian and philosopher 46 - 127
Life of Marcus Cato
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
„We do not say that a man who takes no interest in politics is a man who minds his own business; we say that he has no business here at all.“
— Pericles Greek statesman, orator, and general of Athens -494 - -429 a.C.
Pericles commenting the participation of Athenian citizens in politics, as quoted in Models of Democracy (2006) by David Held, Stanford University Press, p. 14. Book II, chapter 40.
„Fox Business bigwigs are said to be perturbed by a very special guest on the fledgling biz channel the other night - Pricasso, the world's greatest penile artist. That's right, he paints portraits with his private parts.“
— Pricasso Australian painter 1949
[Oh, Baby, Was X-Tina Ragin', New York Daily News, 24 February 2008, Jo Piazza, 18, Daily News L.P.]
„It is held that one fulfils his whole duty when he is industrious in his business or vocation, observing also the decencies of domestic, civil, and religious life. But activity of this kind stirs only the surface of our being, leaving what is most divine to starve; and when it is made the one important thing, men lose sense for what is high and holy, and become commonplace, mechanical, and hard. Science is valuable for them as a means to comfort and wealth; morality, as an aid to success; religion, as an agent of social order. In their eyes those who devote themselves to ideal aims and ends are as foolish as the alchemists, since the only real world is that of business and politics, or of business simply, since politics is business.“
— John Lancaster Spalding Catholic bishop 1840 - 1916
Fuente: Aphorisms and Reflections (1901), p. 14
„It is not a reproach but a compliment to learning, to say, that great scholars are less fit for business; since the truth is, business is so much a lower thing than learning, that a man used to the last cannot easily bring his stomach down to the first.“
— George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax English politician 1633 - 1695
Political, Moral, and Miscellaneous Reflections (1750), Moral Thoughts and Reflections
„In former days this maxim was displayed in Business Offices, "Call upon a Businessman, at business hours, on business only. Go about your business and thus enable him to finish his own business. This is purely a business matter." There are two reasons why some people don't mind their own business; one is that they haven't any mind and the other that they haven't any business. However, now the Businessman is plagued at all hours by a spate of visitors with no business in view, who just drop in for free information or hospitality and more often than not for contributions to all sorts of charities, often of doubtful flavour or unauthorised.“
— Peter de Noronha Indian businessman 1897 - 1970
Peter de Noronha, The Pageant of Life (1964), Pages 134-135,
The Pageant of Life (1964), Businessmen
— Richard Fuller (minister) United States Baptist minister 1804 - 1876
Fuente: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 126.
„There is no business like show business, Irving Berlin once proclaimed, and thirty years ago he may have been right, but not anymore. Nowadays almost every business is like show business, including politics, which has become more like show business than show business is.“
— Russell Baker writer and satirst from the United States 1925 - 2019
"The Face Game" (p.215)
So This Is Depravity (1980)
„A man's success in business today turns upon his power of getting people to believe he has something that they want.“
— Gerald Stanley Lee Americna minister 1862 - 1944
Book II, Chapter IX.
„Keep 'em busy. That was one of the three rules of being chief that old Grimm had passed on to him. Act confidently, never say 'I don't know,' and when all else fails, keep 'em busy.“
— Terry Pratchett, libro The Carpet People
The Carpet People (1971; 1992)