Compiled by Marian Head

Work is love made visible.

—Kahlil Gibran

He profits most who serves best.

—Arthur F. Sheldon

Show me the business man or institution not guided by sentiment and service…
and I will show you a man or an outfit that is dead or dying.

—B.F. Harris

Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. That’s why people are so cynical about it…. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.

—Lee Iacocca

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as
I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up
when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live.

—George Bernard Shaw


Is the rich world aware of how four billion of the six billion live?
If we were aware, we would want to help out, we’d want to get involved.

—Bill Gates


We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

—Sir Winston Churchill


Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood.
Make big plans; aim high in hope and work.

—Daniel Burnham


The primary reward for human toil is not what you get for it
but what you become by it.

—John Ruskin


A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business.

—Henry Ford


In the factory we make cosmetics, in the store we sell hope.

—Charles Revlon


Goodwill is the one and only asset that competition cannot undersell or destroy.

—Marshall Field


Do what you love and the business will follow.

—Michel Fortin


Some regard private enterprise as if it were a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look upon it as a cow that they can milk. Only a handful see it for what it really is—the strong horse that pulls the whole cart.

—Winston Churchill


In a knowledge economy, a good business is a community with a purpose,
not a piece of property.

—Charles Handy


Find something you love to do and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.

—Harvey Mackay


To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.

—Anatole France


We do not go to work only to earn an income, but to find meaning in our lives.
What we do is a large part of what we are.

—Alan Ryan


Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts
and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.

—James Allen


It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.

—Tom Brokaw


How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I’m committed to?

—Anthony Robbins

The first step to leadership is servanthood.

—John Maxwell

You can buy a person’s hands but you can’t buy his heart.
His heart is where his enthusiasm, his loyalty is.

—Stephen Covey

How can I be useful, of what service can I be?
There is something inside me, what can it be?

—Vincent Van Gogh