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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Mercantile
 
  Despatch is the soul of business.
Earl of Chesterfield.    
  1
        No mortal thing can bear so high a price,
But that with mortal thing it may be bought.
Sir Walter Raleigh.    
  2
        To business that we love we rise betime,
And go to ’t with delight.
Shakespeare.    
  3
  That which is everybody’s business, is nobody’s business.
Izaak Walton.    
  4
  A manufacturing district  *  *  *  sends out, as it were, suckers into all its neighborhood.
Hallam.    
  5
  Traffic’s thy god; and thy god confound thee!
Shakespeare.    
  6
        In every age and clime we see,
Two of a trade can ne’er agree.
Gay.    
  7
  There is no better ballast for keeping the mind steady on its keel, and saving it from all risk of crankiness, than business.
Lowell.    
  8
  They (corporations) cannot commit treason, nor be outlawed, nor excommunicated, for they have no souls.
Sir Edward Coke.    
  9
  Business dispatched is business well done, but business hurried is business ill done.
Bulwer-Lytton.    
  10
  To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers, may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers.
Adam Smith.    
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