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  Profits don't live without losses.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Profit is always directly related to risk.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Small profits and often are better than than large profits and seldom.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Don't be afraid of a loss, then you will get profit.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Take a profit from your loss.  
 -  Japanese proverb
  

  Too much kindness to a man is not profitable, for he becomes ungrateful.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Profit is better than fame.  
 -  Danish proverb
  

  Profit surpasses pride.  
 -  African proverb, Swahili
  

  You would not know where to put all the profits if there were no losses.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Everyone is wise for his own profit.  
 -  Portuguese proverb
  

  Do not profit from the misfortune of others.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  No profit without pains.  
 -  Scottish proverb
  

  A blow that is profitable does not hurt the neck.  
 -  Egyptian proverb
  

  Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.  
 -  African proverb, Hausa
  

  Profits and losses walk in the same shoes.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.  
 -  Aeschylus
  

  Corporation, n. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.  
 -  Ambrose Bierce
  

  Watch the costs and the profits will take care of themselves.  
 -  Andrew Carnegie
  

  If the reason people invest is to make money, then in seeking advice they are asking others to tell them how to make money. That idea has some element of naivete. Businessmen seek professional advice on various elements of their business, but they do not expect to be told how to make a profit.  
 -  Benjamin Graham
  

  Individuals who cannot master their emotions are ill-suited to profit from the investment process.  
 -  Benjamin Graham
  

  If the share price advances, it is because most investors expect earnings to grow.  
 -  Benjamin Graham
  

  Why is pot against the law? It wouldn't be because anyone can grow it, and therefore you can't make a profit off it, would it?  
 -  Bill Hicks
  

  The essence of a successful business is really quite simple. It is your ability to offer a product or service that people will pay for at a price sufficiently above your costs, ideally three or four or five times your cost, thereby giving you a profit that enables you to buy and to offer more products and services.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.  
 -  Dale Carnegie
  

  The truth about business is that it's normally very tough. It's very rare that you will start something and succeed right away and if you do succeed, you might not make a lot of money. Most businesses take at least two to three years to show profits.  
 -  David Bach
  

  Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive.  
 -  Edward Gibbon
  

  To make mistakes is human, but to profit from them is divine.  
 -  Elbert Hubbard
  

  Become a minsumer. Advertisers, corporations, and politicians like to define us as consumers. By encouraging us to buy as much as possible, they succeed in lining their pockets, growing their profits, and getting re-elected. Where does that leave us? Working long hours at jobs we don't like, to pay for things we don't need.  
 -  Francine Jay
  

  Art is making something out of nothing, and selling it.  
 -  Frank Zappa
  

  Anybody who profits from the experience of others probably writes biographies.  
 -  Franklin P. Jones
  

  War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.  
 -  George Orwell
  

  Gold cometh gladly and in increasing quantity to any man who will put by not less than one-tenth of his earnings to create an estate for his future and that of his family.  
 -  George S. Clason
  

  Gold laboreth diligently and contentedly for the wise owner who finds for it profitable employment, multiplying even as the flocks of the field.  
 -  George S. Clason
  

  When youth comes to age for advice he receives the wisdom of years. But too often does youth think that age knows only the wisdom of days that are gone, and therefore profits not.  
 -  George S. Clason
  

  Rise early, that by habit it may become familiar, agreeable, healthy, and profitable. It may, for a while, be irksome to do this, but that will wear off; and the practice will produce a rich harvest forever thereafter; whether in public or private walks of life.  
 -  George Washington
  

  We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.  
 -  George Washington
  

  A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.  
 -  Henry Ford
  

  I never knew an early-rising, hard-working, prudent man, careful of his earnings, and strictly honest who complained of bad luck.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.  
 -  George Orwell
  

  Gold cometh gladly and in increasing quantity to any man who will put by not less than one-tenth of his earnings to create an estate for his future and that of his family.  
 -  George S. Clason
  

  Gold laboreth diligently and contentedly for the wise owner who finds for it profitable employment, multiplying even as the flocks of the field.  
 -  George S. Clason
  

  When youth comes to age for advice he receives the wisdom of years. But too often does youth think that age knows only the wisdom of days that are gone, and therefore profits not.  
 -  George S. Clason
  

  Rise early, that by habit it may become familiar, agreeable, healthy, and profitable. It may, for a while, be irksome to do this, but that will wear off; and the practice will produce a rich harvest forever thereafter; whether in public or private walks of life.  
 -  George Washington
  

  We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.  
 -  George Washington
  

  A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.  
 -  Henry Ford
  

  I never knew an early-rising, hard-working, prudent man, careful of his earnings, and strictly honest who complained of bad luck.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  It is more profitable for your Congressman to support the tobacco industry than your life.  
 -  Jackie Mason
  

  Selling something only to steal it back to sell again is not only dishonest, but highly profitable.  
 -  Jarod Kintz
  

  Profits are better than wages - wages make you a living; profits make you a fortune.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  To become financially independent you must turn part of your income into capital; turn capital into enterprise; turn enterprise into profit; turn profit into investment; and turn investment into financial independence.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.  
 -  John C. Maxwell
  

  We profit little by books we do not enjoy.  
 -  John Lubbock
  

  I do not believe maximizing profits for the investors is the only acceptable justification for all corporate actions. The investors are not the only people who matter. Corporations can exist for purposes other than simply maximizing profits.  
 -  John Mackey
  

  It is respectable to have no illusions, and safe, and profitable and dull.  
 -  Joseph Conrad
  

  When I first became involved in commodities, I noticed that if you bought pork bellies in September and sold them before July, you almost always made a profit. So I formed a fund with a group of friends, and I put on this trade. It worked. I doubled the money. I felt like a genius.  
 -  Larry Hite
  

  In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product, and profits.  
 -  Lee Iacocca
  

  Disagreement is not only profitable, but necessary to thinking.  
 -  Lin Yutang
  

  Humanity needs practical men, who get the most out of their work, and, without forgetting the general good, safeguard their own interests. But humanity also needs dreamers, for whom the disinterested development of an enterprise is so captivating that it becomes impossible for them to devote their care to their own material profit.  
 -  Marie Curie
  

  Trading rule 1: Predefine what a loss is in every potential trade. Trading rule 2: Execute your losing trades immediately upon perception that they exist. By predefining and cutting your losses short, you are making yourself available to learn the best possible way to let your profits grow.  
 -  Mark Douglas
  

  Ideally, your risk-to-reward ratio should be at least 3:1, which means you are only risking one dollar for every three dollars of profit potential.  
 -  Mark Douglas
  

  If you asked me to distill trading down to its simplest form, I would say that it is a pattern recognition numbers game. We use market analysis to identify patterns, define the risk, and determine when to take profits. The trade either works or it doesn't.  
 -  Mark Douglas
  

  The goal of any trader is to turn profits on a regular basis, yet so few people ever really make consistent money as traders. What accounts for the small percentage of traders who are consistently successful? To me, the determining factor is psychological - the consistent winners think differently from everyone else.  
 -  Mark Douglas
  

  When you cut corners or when you undermine others for the sake of ego or profit, you are only hurting yourself.  
 -  Mitch Thrower
  

  Man achieves in life only by commanding the capabilities nature has given him, or by creating them within himself by education and by knowing how to profit by the difficulties encountered.  
 -  Napoleon Bonaparte
  

  The first responsibility of business is to make enough profit to cover the costs for the future. If this social responsibility is not met, no other social responsibility can be met.  
 -  Peter F. Drucker
  

  During the Gold Rush, most would-be miners lost money, but people who sold them picks, shovels, tents and blue-jeans (Levi Strauss) made a nice profit.  
 -  Peter Lynch
  

  My high-tech aversion caused me to make fun of the typical biotech enterprise: $100 million in cash from selling shares, one hundred Ph.D.'s, 99 microscopes, and zero revenues.  
 -  Peter Lynch
  

  War is never economically beneficial except for those in position to profit from war expenditures.  
 -  Ron Paul
  

  He has committed the crime who profits by it.  
 -  Seneca
  

  When our brains constantly scan for and focus on the positive, we profit from three of the most important tools available to us: happiness, gratitude, and optimism.  
 -  Shawn Achor
  

  Instead of praying quietly, pray out loud, stating each desire as fact. Remember, 'A great price is about to come into my life.' 'A very profitable opportunity is on its way to me.' 'A large sum is dropping into my lap effortlessly,' and so on. Invoke, invoke, you'll never be broke.  
 -  Stuart Wilde
  

  It is no profit to have learned well, if you neglect to do well.  
 -  Syrus
  

  Is more distribution automatically better? No... From ipods to Rolex and Estee Lauder, sustainable high-profit brands usually begin with controlled distribution. Remember, more customers isn't the goal; more profit is.  
 -  Tim Ferriss
  

  The best businesses are really the ones that combine profits, passion and a purpose.  
 -  Tony Hsieh
  

  Our philosophy at Zappos is that we're willing to make short-term sacrifices (including lost revenue or profits) if we believe that the long-term benefits are worth it. Protecting the company culture and sticking to core values is a long-term benefit.  
 -  Tony Hsieh
  

  Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.  
 -  Warren Buffett
  

  The investor of today does not profit from yesterday's growth.  
 -  Warren Buffett
  

  To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.  
 -  Wilson Mizner
  

  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
  

  There are always opportunities through which businessmen can profit handsomely if they will only recognize and seize them.  
 -  Jean Paul Getty
  

  When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses.  
 -  Shirley Chisholm
  

  The genius of the economic machine is in its ability to convert these indulgences into profitability. It converts desire into attention, a grip on our eyeballs and eardrums, which in turn can be marketed to advertisers.  
 -  Todd Gitlin
  

  Profit is the ignition system of our economic engine.  
 -  Charles Sawyer