William Feather


American Publisher and Author

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Every job has two salaries. One is the pay you get. The other is the mental satisfaction you derive from working for the company.

I like business because it undertakes to please, not to reform.

Experts never seem to tell us what we?re up against until we?re up against it.

I like business because its philosophy works.

Flattery must be pretty thick before anybody objects to it.

If you do not have the capacity for happiness with a little money, great wealth will not bring it to you.

He was known to some people as a writer. In his writings he espoused thrift, industry, promptness, perseverance, and dependability. ? As far as was possible, the subject of this sketch practiced what he preached. Some of his enemies point to this trait as his foremost weakness.

In closing a deal, what you don?t say may be more helpful than what you do say.

I like business because each day is a fresh, adventure.

Let?s not have any more wars to end all war.

I like business because it compels earnestness. Amateurs and dilettantes are shoved out. Once in you must fight for survival or be carried to the sidelines.

Many of us are dull, but not as dull as the grandchildren think we are.

I like business because It demands faith. Faith in human nature, faith in one's self, faith in one's customers, faith in one's employees.

Many people are thwarted by excessive ambition. They want a hundred thousand dollars but are unwilling to save a hundred dollars. They want a big house, but do not accumulate enough money to make the down payment on on a small house. They want to write a book, but will not learn to write a letter. Most men become successful and famous, not through ambition, but through ability and character.

I like business because it does not neglect today's task while it is thinking about tomorrow.

Nothing makes us so sleepy as the bell of our alarm clock.

A clear conscience doesn?t mean anything if you haven?t any conscience.

I like business because it is bold in enterprise.

Setting a good example for children takes all the fun out of middle age.

A good time is seldom had by all.

I like business because it is competitive. Business keeps books. The books are the score cards. Profit is the measure of accomplishment, not the ideal measure, but the most practical that can be devised.

The kindness lavished on dogs, if evenly distributed, would establish peace on earth.

A single fact will often spoil an interesting argument.

I like business because it is honestly selfish, thereby avoiding the hypocrisy and sentimentality of the unselfish attitude.

The most difficult jobs look easy until you try to do them.

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American Publisher and Author