Best Quotes About Enterprise

No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution. -Niccolo Machiavelli

Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good. -Vaclav Havel

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. -Henry David Thoreau

Is advertising moral? It is part and parcel of the American free enterprise system… I challenge anybody to show any economic system that has done as much for so many in so short a time. -Morris Hite

I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes. -Henry David Thoreau

There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness is the true method. -Herman Melville

Working for a federal agency was like trying to dislodge a prune skin from the roof of the mouth. More enterprise went into the job than could be justified by the results. -Caskie Stinnett

Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change. -Bertrand Russell

Where ambition can cover its enterprises, even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle, it is the most incurable and inflexible of passions. -Angela Carter

I believe Mrs. Thatcher's emphasis on enterprise was right. -Tony Blair

We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects. -Alexis de Tocqueville

The reward of energy, enterprise and thrift is taxes. -William Feather

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. -Demosthenes

Companies are not charitable enterprises: They hire workers to make profits. In the United States, this logic still works. In Europe, it hardly does. -Paul Samuelson

The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise. -Tacitus

Few enterprises of great labor or hazard would be undertaken if we had not the power of magnifying the advantages we expect from them. -Samuel Johnson

Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in. -Gustave Flaubert

There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet which fails so regularly, as love. -Erich Fromm

When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity. -Napoleon Bonaparte

That's free enterprise, friends: freedom to gamble, freedom to lose. And the great thing – the truly democratic thing about it – is that you don't even have to be a player to lose. -Barbara Ehrenreich

He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. -Francis Bacon

The great dialectic in our time is not, as anciently and by some still supposed, between capital and labor; it is between economic enterprise and the state. -John Kenneth Galbraith

The prudent see only the difficulties, the bold only the advantages, of a great enterprise; the hero sees both; diminishes the former and makes the latter preponderate, and so conquers. -Johann Kaspar Lavater

All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor at first, but are sure to collapse in the end. -Tacitus

The basic rule of free enterprise: You must give in order to get. -Scott Alexander

No enterprise can exist for itself alone. It ministers to some great need, it performs some great service, not for itself, but for others; or failing therein, it ceases to be profitable and ceases to exist. -Calvin Coolidge

To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to which every enterprise and labor tends, and of which every desire prompts the prosecution. -Samuel Johnson

Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that today is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity. -William Howard Taft

Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon. -Winston Churchill

Government can't create wealth, but it can create the conditions for private enterprise to flourish. -Bill Owens

I am convinced that the majority of American people do understand that we have a moral responsibility to foster the concepts of opportunity, free enterprise, the rule of law, and democracy. They understand that these values are the hope of the world. -Richard Lugar

Entrepreneurs are risk takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise. They willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets. -Victor Kiam

We have to learn again that science without contact with experiments is an enterprise which is likely to go completely astray into imaginary conjecture. -Hannes Alfven

Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States. -Ronald Reagan

In actual life, every great enterprise begins with and takes its first forward step in faith. -August Wilhelm von Schlegel

There are two essential epochs in any enterprise – to begin, and to get done. -Liberty Hyde Bailey

I do not believe that the values which the Western democracies consider essential to civilization can survive in a world rent by the international anarchy of nationalism and the economic anarchy of competitive enterprise. -Arthur Henderson

It has become impossible to give up the enterprise of disarmament without abandoning the whole great adventure of building up a collective peace system. -Arthur Henderson

Although strength should fail, the effort will deserve praise. In great enterprises the attempt is enough. -Sextus Propertius

I wished to go completely outside and to make a symbolic start for my enterprise of regenerating the life of humankind within the body of society and to prepare a positive future in this context. -Joseph Beuys

We think of enterprise architecture as the process we use for fully describing and mapping business functionality and business requirements and relating them to information systems requirements. -Tony Scott

There isn't much in the way of pure communist spirit, because the whole nation seems to be engaged in capitalistic enterprises. Much of the country still operates under government control. -Iris Chang

I do feel we can create more jobs and opportunities for Jersey City residents, but in the spirit of free enterprise, I do not think it is right to force companies to hire a fixed percentage of local residents. -Vincent Frank

Humanitarian missions are little different from any other public enterprise, diplomacy included, which is susceptible of misinterpretation by the public, hence ultimately of failure. -Alvin Adams

So if we're going to build new applications that require a large time investment, like say movie editing – today that doesn't matter for the enterprise desktop, but eventually it will when we get closer to consumers – you really need to have a cross-platform story. -Miguel de Icaza

No administration could stop the tidal wave of immigration that swept over the land; no political party could restrain or control the enterprise of our people, and no reasonable man could desire to check the march of civilization. -Nelson A. Miles

Sun's role in the grand scheme of development is to work on the runtime environment and the APIs. The tools we produce are much more for systems programmers, not enterprise developers. -John Fowler

Monopolists who fear competition and who distrust democracy because it stands for equal opportunity would like to secure their position against small and energetic enterprise. -Henry A. Wallace

I can assure you, public service is a stimulating, proud and lively enterprise. It is not just a way of life, it is a way to live fully. -Lee H. Hamilton

I get a bit of a kick out of exporting private enterprise and incentives. -Fred L. Turner

Our region's economy was built upon their entrepreneurial spirit, and our economy still depends on the continued success of the enterprises they have worked so hard to create. -Doc Hastings

What you need if you want jobs are small and medium sized enterprises, local initiatives, labour intensive work, community development, service providers and the like. -Susan George

I want to go where I can be of the most service to the general enterprise. -Ezra Cornell

I think we're proving ourselves as we go along. The past several months our strategy has been evolutionary – making maximum advantage of our client browser, as well as our enterprise software for people who want to build Web sites. -Jim Barksdale

We created the ability for people to insert enterprise or personal data. -David Rose

Every one of our greatest national treasures, our liberty, enterprise, vitality, wealth, military power, global authority, flow from a surprising source: our ability to give thanks. -Tony Snow

The wave of new productive enterprises would provide opportunities to remedy the unjust distribution of environmental hazards among economic classes and racial and ethnic communities. -Barry Commoner

It is the lone worker who makes the first advance in a subject; the details may be worked out by a team, but the prime idea is due to enterprise, thought, and perception of an individual. -Alexander Fleming

Instead of being taught independence, energy, and enterprise, our youth today is taught to look for security. -B. Carroll Reece

If you write fiction, you're by yourself. There are certain advantages to that in that you don't have to explain anything to anybody. But when you get in with others who share the loneliness of the whole enterprise, you're not lonely anymore. -Denis Johnson

Furthermore, the spirit of enterprise which had its first intellectual development in England has especially flourished here as well as throughout all of Canada, while the same spirit has become less virile in the land of its origin. -Charles E. Wilson

The increasing importance of Sydney must in some measure be attributed to the flourishing condition of the colony itself, to the industry of its farmers, to the successful enterprise of its merchants, and to particular local causes. -Charles Sturt

We're far from perfect. It's a human enterprise. -Bob Schieffer

The funds from the sale were put into research and general teaching budgets at the university. Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates, Inc., is now a growing enterprise with many model and other econometric facilities. -Lawrence R. Klein

Imperialist enterprise draws political consequences. -C. L. R. James

A good father believes that he does wisely to encourage enterprise, productive skill, prudent self-denial, and judicious expenditure on the part of his son. -William Graham Sumner

Any one who believes that any great enterprise of an industrial character can be started without labor must have little experience of life. -William Graham Sumner

Then, again, the ability to organize and conduct industrial, commercial, or financial enterprises is rare; the great captains of industry are as rare as great generals. -William Graham Sumner

Today's developer is a poor substitute for the committed entrepreneur of the last century for whom the work of architecture represented a chance to celebrate the worth of his enterprise. -Arthur Erickson

But if we have been willing to give our lives to this enterprise, which is for the honour of our country, I appeal to our countrymen to see that those who depend on us are properly cared for. -Robert Falcon Scott

In the economic sphere, the program demanded thorough decentralization and managerial independence of enterprises, as well as legalization of small-scale private enterprise, especially in the service sector. -Alexander Dubcek

We are ready to say that we rule the entire Elgin enterprise as irrelevant to the present. -Melina Mercouri

You don't help your enterprise with a policy of protection. -Jacques Santer

During these two and a half years that have followed the war, the most urgent problem we have encountered was: to activate the public enterprises, to bring them up to the level that international markets demand and we are just now getting them prepared for privatization. -Ibrahim Rugova

First, we will focus on the privatization of small and medium sized enterprises, followed by the medium size industry and then we will move on to the heavy industry. -Ibrahim Rugova

Our free enterprise system of disseminating information is collectively referred to as The Media. But there is no collective. -Jessica Savitch

No: war material is life-saving for one's own people and whoever works and performs in these spheres can be proud of it; here enterprise as a whole finds its highest justification of existence. -Gustav Krupp

In a very alert and bright state of society people learn co-operation by themselves, but in older and quieter conditions of laboring enterprise, such a bill as I propose will point out the way to mutual exertion. -Leland Stanford

So now we are pushing economic reform, bank reform and enterprise reform. So we can finish that reform this year, in September or October. Then our economy may be much more, you know, normalized. -Kim Dae Jung

I think that to a very great extent we are partners with the divine in this enterprise called history. That is an ongoing relationship, and there is absolutely no guarantee that things will automatically work out to our best advantage. -Chaim Potok

The only result of our present system – unless we reverse the drift – must be the gradual extension of the fascist sector and the gradual disappearance of the system of free enterprise under a free representative government. -John T. Flynn

I congratulate you, my brave countrymen and fellow soldiers, on the spirit and success with which you have executed this important part of our enterprise. -James Wolfe

In the 1950s, I proposed the survivor method of determining the efficient sizes of enterprises, and worked on delivered price systems, vertical integration, and similar topics. -George Stigler

It'll be all of our efforts together. It won't won't ever be exactly the way I imagined it. And that is, I think, an important lesson as well, is that in any group enterprise it's going to be the sum total of the group. -James Cameron

The success of any great moral enterprise does not depend upon numbers. -William Lloyd Garrison

The New Deal's enmity for that system of free and competitive private enterprise which we call capitalism was fundamental. -Garet Garrett

The whole global warming thing is created to destroy America's free enterprise system and our economic stability. -Jerry Falwell

Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise, every expanded prospect. -James Madison

Carry on any enterprise as if all future success depended on it. -Cardinal Richelieu

There's nothing wrong with the free-enterprise system. But it has to have some compassion. -Jim McDermott

Every diminution of the public burdens arising from taxation gives to individual enterprise increased power and furnishes to all the members of our happy confederacy new motives for patriotic affection and support. -Andrew Jackson

Free enterprise is not a bad idea and has produced art. -Ishmael Reed

It is a strange enterprise to make respectable people laugh. -Moliere

There is nothing man will not attempt when great enterprises hold out the promise of great rewards. -Livy

The bold enterprises are the successful ones. Take counsel of hopes rather than of fears to win in this business. -Rutherford B. Hayes

It is a grand thing to rise in the world. The ambition to do so is the very salt of the earth. It is the parent of all enterprise, and the cause of all improvement. -Anthony Trollope

I have resolved on an enterprise that has no precedent and will have no imitator. I want to set before my fellow human beings a man in every way true to nature; and that man will be myself. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The business of a scientific school is the dissemination of useful knowledge, and this is a noble enterprise and indispensable withal; society can not exist unless it goes on. -Albert J. Nock

We've shown the world that New York can never be defeated, because of its dynamic and diverse population and because it embodies the spirit of enterprise and the love of liberty. And because no matter who you are, if you believe in yourself and your dream, New York will always be the place for you. -Michael Bloomberg

No other people have a government more worthy of their respect and love or a land so magnificent in extent, so pleasant to look upon, and so full of generous suggestion to enterprise and labor. -Benjamin Harrison

The university's business is the conservation of useless knowledge; and what the university itself apparently fails to see is that this enterprise is not only noble but indispensable as well, that society can not exist unless it goes on. -Albert J. Nock

That's a wonderful change that's taken place, and so most poetry today is published, if not directly by the person, certainly by the enterprise of the poet himself, working with his friends. -A. R. Ammons

I've criticized President Bush for his failure to use his veto pen. There's plenty of blame to go around. The question is how to solve problems. It's not bailouts. What made America great? Free markets, free enterprise, manufacturing, job creation. That's how we're gonna do it, not by enlarging government. -Scott Brown

So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear. That there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system. -Milton Friedman

In my book I don't just demonstrate that free enterprise is the most efficient way of organizing an economy – which it is. I also show that it's an expression of American values, and, thus, that a fight for free enterprise is very much a fight for our culture. -Arthur C. Brooks

The system that enables the most people to earn the most success is free enterprise, by matching up people's skills, interests, and abilities. In contrast, redistribution simply spreads money around. Even worse, it attenuates the ability to earn success by perverting economic incentives. -Arthur C. Brooks

Free enterprise is essentially a formula not just for wealth creation, but for life satisfaction. -Arthur C. Brooks

Whether we look at capitalism, taxes, business, or government, the data show a clear and consistent pattern: 70 percent of Americans support the free enterprise system and are unsupportive of big government. -Arthur C. Brooks

No enterprise, small or large, public or private, can remain self-governing, let alone successful, so deeply in hock to others as we are about to be. -Mitch Daniels

All great enterprises have a pearl of faith at their core, and this must be ours: that Americans are still a people born to liberty. That they retain the capacity for self-government. That, addressed as free-born, autonomous men and women of God-given dignity, they will rise yet again to drive back a mortal enemy. -Mitch Daniels

You know, I've got experiences going back to the wage price controls in the Nixon administration where, in effect, we had what I think was a terrible mistake, in that case a Republican administration, where moved in and tried to control the wages, prices and profits of every enterprise in America. It was a huge mistake. -Dick Cheney

From our perspective, trying to deal with this continuing campaign of terror, if you will, the war on terror that we're engaged in, this is a continuing enterprise. The people that were involved in some of those activities before 9/11 are still out there. -Dick Cheney

I think Barack Obama is a socialist. I think he cares for his country – don't get me wrong about that – but I think he truly misunderstands what this country was based upon, the values that America was based upon, which was free enterprise and having the ability to risk your capital and having a chance to have a return on your investment. -Rick Perry

Unfortunately, corruption is widespread in government agencies and public enterprises. Our political system promotes nepotism and wasting money. This has undermined our legal system and confidence in the functioning of the state. One of the consequences is that many citizens don't pay their taxes. -George Papandreou

President Obama wants to put free enterprise on trial. -Mitt Romney

Every nation on the Earth that embraces market economics and the free enterprise system is pulling millions of its people out of poverty. The free enterprise system creates prosperity, not denies it. -Marco Rubio

Americans chose a free enterprise system designed to provide a quality of opportunity, not compel a quality of results. And that is why this is only place in the world where you can open up a business in the spare bedroom of your home. -Marco Rubio

I have been unsure, from the start, what the Occupy movement was all about, although I did suspect that it was just fatuous, anti-enterprise, left-wingery. -Nigel Farage

If all you think we need to do to get this economy going and get this country on the right track is to cut government and reduce taxes, you don't understand America. America is a moral enterprise, not an economic enterprise. -Rick Santorum

At Netflix, we think you have to build a sense of responsibility where people care about the enterprise. Hard work, like long hours at the office, doesn't matter as much to us. We care about great work. -Reed Hastings

In 1998 I invested in the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at Strathclyde Uni and subsequently put more capital into enterprise education to try and help change the culture. -Tom Hunter

President Obama's view of a free economy is to send your money to his friends. My vision for a free enterprise economy is to return entrepreneurship and genius and creativity to the American people! -Mitt Romney

Bin Laden comes out of a business background – he studied public administration and economics at university, and he worked for his family company, which was obviously a rather successful enterprise. -Peter Bergen

I mean, the country was founded on free enterprise. There's good things about it, and there's obviously bad things about it. -Joan Cusack

I had a great editor, Rebecca Corbett, from the time I was a city reporter right through to the years I worked on the 'Sun's' enterprise reporting team. -David Simon

Most bands are commercial enterprises. But I'm not in one of those bands. -David Johansen

Mitt Romney understands free enterprise, he has worked in it. He has seen companies succeed and he has seen them fail, too. He knows what people think about when they invest their money. -Marco Rubio

Barack Obama doesn't believe in free enterprise. He's never going to admit it. For instance, he's never going to come straight out and say, 'If you own a business you didn't build it.' Alright, maybe he will. -Marco Rubio

Free enterprise empowers entrepreneurs who have ideas and imagination, investors who take risks, and workers who hone their skills and offer their labor. -Paul Ryan

Free enterprise has done more to lift people out of poverty, to help build a strong middle class, to help educate our kids, and to make our lives better than all the programs of government combined. -Mitt Romney

I will spend the next four years rebuilding the foundation of a opportunity society led by free people and free enterprises. -Mitt Romney

Oracle's got 100+ enterprise applications live in the #cloud; today, SAP's got nothin' but SuccessFactors until 2020. -Larry Ellison

I think eventually private enterprise will be able to send people into orbit, but I suspect initially it's going to have to be with NASA's help. -Sally Ride

I have a lot of common sense. I know what needs to be done and how to approach it. I have an ability to work with people on large enterprises. -Sally Ride

Any enterprise CEO really ought to be able to ask a question that involves connecting data across the organization, be able to run a company effectively, and especially to be able to respond to unexpected events. Most organizations are missing this ability to connect all the data together. -Tim Berners-Lee

The daily act of writing remains as demanding and maddening as it was before, and the pleasure you get from writing – rare but profound – remains at the true heart of the enterprise. On their best days, writers all over the world are winning Pulitzers, all alone in their studios, with no one watching. -Jeffrey Eugenides

Mitt Romney privatizes the gains from his enterprises, but spreads the costs to the rest of us. Seems that 'free stuff' is in the eye of the beholder. -Jennifer Granholm

Every successful enterprise has a very clear strategic purpose. -Mitch Daniels

One lesson that every nation can learn from China is to focus more on creating village-level enterprises, quality health services and educational facilities. -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Free enterprise, individual opportunity, limited government. They made America great; only they can keep America strong. -Reince Priebus

I learned a good deal about economics, and about America, from the author of the Reagan tax reforms – the great Jack Kemp. What gave Jack that incredible enthusiasm was his belief in the possibilities of free people, in the power of free enterprise and strong communities to overcome poverty and despair. We need that same optimism right now. -Paul Ryan

With his economic speeches in response to Obama's 'you didn't build that' fiasco, Romney proved that he does have fire in his belly and that he is fervently dedicated to free enterprise, entrepreneurship and pro-growth policies. -David Limbaugh

Americans want and deserve a broad array of health insurance choices so they can identify those that best fit their own individual or family needs. These choices expand when we allow free enterprise to foster innovation, not smother it with taxes and one-size fits all ideology. -Fred Upton

There's no limit to what free men and free women in a free market with free enterprise can accomplish when people are free to follow their dream. -Jack Kemp

President Obama has outsourced a major portion of the U.S. space program to the Russians. That's national policy. Taxpayer money. So let's stop playing games with this outsourcing distortion and talk about the fact that when we need is a president that knows how to manage big enterprise and create jobs. -John Sununu

Children are sent to school to be civilized, to learn to be part of the social enterprise. -Robert Fulghum

It strikes me as very strange that whereas Tennyson could support most of Mr. Buckley's propositions about free trade, and the private sector, and private enterprise, Tennyson found no difficulty also in lending intellectual support to the idea of Women's Liberation. -Germaine Greer

Primaries are a family fight. I'm a pro-free enterprise, pro-Second Amendment, pro-life Republican. -Heather Wilson

Extremists often derive their inspiration from literal interpretations of texts that should rightly be read not as Associated Press reports from the ancient world, but as theological and literary enterprises requiring independent intellectual assessment. -Jon Meacham

Whether one believes or not, religion is as real a force in the life of the world as economics or politics, and it demands fair-minded attention. Even if you think the entire religious enterprise is at best misguided and at worst counterproductive, it remains vital, inspiring great good and, sometimes, great evil. -Jon Meacham

All foreign companies registered in China are Chinese enterprises. Their innovation, production and business operations in China enjoy the same treatment as Chinese enterprises. -Hu Jintao

For the blue-collar worker, the driving force behind change was factory automation using programmable machine tools. For the office worker, it's office automation using computer technology: enterprise-resource-planning systems, groupware, intranets, extranets, expert systems, the Web, and e-commerce. -Tom Peters

I think wealthy conservatives are busy investing in profit and job creation and enterprise, and wealthy liberals, many of them either from the media industry themselves or from – they recognize the value of communications and are more ready to put money into a less profitable enterprise, namely the media. -Karl Rove

Banks operate like a man who either wears his trousers round his chest, stifling breathing, as now, or round his ankles, exposing his assets. We want their trousers tied round their middle: steady lending growth; particularly to productive British business, especially small scale enterprise. -Vince Cable

Making a book is such a big enterprise. -V. S. Naipaul

I'm a big believer in free enterprise. If people want to try it, then go for it. -Vince Flynn

In some respects, inside information is a form of financial steroid. It is unfair: it is offensive; it is unlawful; and it puts a black mark on the entire enterprise. -Preet Bharara

To me, the print business model is so simple, where readers pay a dollar for all the content within, and that supports the enterprise. -Dave Eggers

We should change the current economic system dominated by big business groups to a one where small and medium-sized enterprises develop together. -Park Geun-hye

The NFL is such a large, multibillion dollar enterprise with fan loyalty because they have provided not only entertainment for sports fans, but memories, good memories, family memories to these fans, that can only bring about good will. -Wendell Pierce

We need to develop and disseminate an entirely new paradigm and practice of collaboration that supersedes the traditional silos that have divided governments, philanthropies and private enterprises for decades and replace it with networks of partnerships working together to create a globally prosperous society. -Simon Mainwaring

In order to secure our unlimited future, we need a leader who understands the moral case for free enterprise. -Sher Valenzuela

I always look at a group of people who want to attempt an enterprise greater than their means. They begin on this enterprise and they fail. -Mario Monicelli

If the moral good of fiction stems mainly from a habit of mind it inculcates in the reader, styles are neither good nor bad, and to describe some fictional enterprises as false is pointless. -Mary Gordon

When I go back to the core of my childhood, my cousin Lucy seems always to be in the peripheral vision of my memories. She is off to one side, always off to one side, with a book, with a scheme or a project or an enterprise. -Martin Amis

Let's point out the elephant in the room: Actor bands are not notoriously successful enterprises. I can't think of any. -Michael Shannon

What a world we live in. I want to be incredibly close to the heart of it all. To live honestly, truthfully and to be completely present is the ultimate enterprise. -Dianna Agron

If succeeding generations of Americans don't understand the concepts of justice, individual rights, free enterprise, capitalism, sovereignty or national security, there can be no guarantee that those concepts – or others like them – will continue. -George Nethercutt

Successful enterprises are built from the ground up. You can't assemble them with a bunch of acquisitions. -Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

Fiction, maybe art in general, is a tentative, uncertain enterprise; it's not science, it's an exploration, but you never find much in the way of answers. -Tim O'Brien

There's room in the Republican Party for anyone who wants to be a part of the values that we espouse when it comes to the role of government, free enterprise, free markets. -Michael Steele

You can give your Social Security check to any organization, public or private, or to individuals. You can donate it to your favorite political party. You can give the funds to a student scholarship – for your grandchildren, for example – or to somebody who has a medical need. Or you can invest your government check in free enterprise. -Mark Skousen

I'm not pro-business. I'm pro-free enterprise. -Jeb Hensarling

Having small children and being an investigative reporter would seem like a difficult mix, but it worked well for me. I was often working on my own enterprise stories, which were not as deadline sensitive. -Jill Abramson

We need women who are at the head of a boardroom, like at the head of the White House, at the head of kind of major scientific enterprises so that little girls everywhere can then think, you know what? I can do that, I want to do that, I will do that. -Chelsea Clinton

By a twist of fate rather than anything approaching journalistic enterprise, I did the last major interview with Johnny Carson. -Tom Shales

It's time to take Economics 101 to Washington. We believe in liberty, we believe in limited government, we believe in free enterprise, we believe in family values and the sanctity of human life, and we all believe Washington needs a good dose of Economics 101. -Kurt Bills

Much of the misgiving that Muslims feel for the West stems from our strong emphasis on freedom, always a risky enterprise. I've heard some say they would rather rear their children in a closely guarded Islamic society than in the United States, where freedom so often leads to decadence. -Philip Yancey

'Harry Potter' opened so many doors for young adult literature. It really did convince the publishing industry that writing for children was a viable enterprise. And it also convinced a lot of people that kids will read if we give them books that they care about and love. -Rick Riordan

An enterprise that is constantly exploring new horizons is likely to have a competitive advantage in attracting and retaining talent. -Gary Hamel

The annals of business are filled with stories of companies that thought they had it made and could milk their enterprises without having to bother about improving their products or services. It's amazing how fast they found their markets disappearing. -Harvey Mackay

The big advantage that we have as a venture capital firm over a hedge fund or a mutual fund is we have a 13-year lockup on our money. And so enterprise can go in and out of fashion four different times, and we can go and invest in one of these companies, and it's okay, because we can stay the course. -Marc Andreessen

If you think about the market that we're in, and more broadly just the enterprise software market, the kind of transition that's happening right now from legacy systems to the cloud is literally, by definition, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. -Aaron Levie

The business models in enterprise have changed pretty dramatically. A huge problem with enterprise software traditionally has been usually you sell to the customer and then they adopt the technology. The great thing about 'freemium' and the new way enterprise software is being sold is you get to try it first and then buy it. -Aaron Levie

Private enterprise can never lead a space frontier. It's not possible because a space frontier is expensive, it has unknown risks and it has unquantified risks. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

Ben & Jerry's evolved into what it is doing and is trying to transition its supply chain, but this is essentially retrofitting. In the social enterprise movement, we see companies whose essence, the products they make, the reason they exist from day one, is because these people see something out in the world that they cannot accept. -Jerry Greenfield

Foreign policy is an explicitly amoral enterprise. -Samantha Power

Bowls have become network-owned, commercial enterprises, in some cases, pitting average teams in money-losing bowls for the benefit of a few. -Charles E. Young

I can't think of another enterprise other than being a homeowner that can't have its debt restructured in bankruptcy. Corporations can but a homeowner can't? Now with securitization the homeowner can't go to the owner of the loan and work things out. -Eli Broad

Salaries and wages must reflect the reality of the enterprise's economic performance; deviations from the planned performance should be reflected in pay. -Samora Machel

It is essential to link enterprises on the basis of objective laws of a socialist economy and legal system. -Samora Machel

While many in the social enterprise space often qualify themselves as 'non-profit,' these organizations should instead treat themselves as 'for-purpose.' These organizations should focus on their mission to create social good, while still treating themselves with the same commitment to rigor and discipline as the best for-profits. -Adam Braun

When it comes to fundraising for a social enterprise, if you are pursuing your true passion, you'll learn to become great at your craft because you'll care so much about perfecting the skills necessary to make that dream a reality. -Adam Braun

If you're going to build a lean enterprise, you can test and measure how often the company ships iterations, how often it fails, how often it is putting things in front of people that don't work. -Seth Godin

As a young entrepreneur starting an enterprise company, be prepared for the fact that you'll need to get involved in enterprise sales. Everyone wants to speak to the founder, and this is also how you'll get feedback on your product. It's worth bringing in early somebody with enterprise sales experience. -Anthony Goldbloom

Across our country, social enterprise partnerships between the public and private sectors are providing millions of Americans – young and old – a second chance. -George R. Roberts

Social-enterprise employees earn wages and pay taxes, reducing their recidivism rates and dependence on government assistance. They also receive crucial on-the-job training, job-readiness skills, literacy instruction and, if necessary, the counseling and mental-health services they need to move into the mainstream workforce. -George R. Roberts

Democrats who see virtue in the estate tax are doing the equivalent of aborting future enterprises. They deprive businesses of oxygen with their support for capital gains taxes and disregard for contracts. -Amity Shlaes

The first cities to create friction-free enterprise zones will get a lot of entrepreneurial traction. -Mark Cuban

It's time to believe again in the potential of private enterprise set free from the shackles of over-bearing federal government. -Rick Perry

Free enterprise makes people prosperous, all people prosperous, and big government makes people poorer. -Marco Rubio

I'm a really hectic dreamer; I never wake up not out of a dream, and there's loads going on, lots of action, big blockbuster dreams, they're all major enterprises. -Linda Grant

Presidents in both parties – from John F. Kennedy to Ronald Reagan – have known that our free-enterprise economy is the source of our middle-class prosperity. -Marco Rubio

All great enterprises have a pearl of faith at their core, and this must be ours: that Americans are still a people born to liberty. -Mitch Daniels

Despite the persistent image of the architect as a heroic loner erecting monumental edifices through sheer force of will, the building art has always been a highly cooperative enterprise. -Martin Filler

My view is the less the government can do and the more freedom and opportunity you give people, that trusting people and free people and free enterprise – that America has built the greatest country in the history of the world. -Rick Santorum

There was free trade in Africa. There was free enterprise in Africa before the colonialists came. -George Ayittey

When journalism is treated as just another widget in a commercial enterprise, the focus isn't on truth, verification or public good, but productivity and output. -Heather Brooke

People have to understand that unless social enterprise is experimental, it will not succeed in making a difference. -Jacqueline Novogratz

Salesforce's Chatter is what convinced me that the company understood what is going on in the enterprise; this was the biggest attraction for me. I saw that Salesforce understands social. -J.P. Rangaswami

All businesses require capital, management and labor, and business executives, wanting to grow and maintain profitable enterprises, have a strong incentive to keep costs, including labor, as low as possible. -Kevin O'Leary

The Gold Rush and the Pony Express made Sacramento a substantial place in terms of enterprise. -Wayne Thiebaud

Everybody in America has been dependent on the government at some time. We owe everybody in America the right to vote and access to capital. What I say is, let's make America work, let's make democracy and free enterprise work for everybody. -Andrew Young

The first footfalls on Mars will mark a historic milestone, an enterprise that requires human tenacity matched with technology to anchor ourselves on another world. -Buzz Aldrin

Movies are terrifically optimistic enterprises. -Christopher Walken

Since politics fundamentally should be a moral enterprise, the church in this sense has something to say about politics. -Pope Benedict XVI

I founded Grameen Bank to provide loans to those considered traditionally unbankable. Grameen Bank works with the poorest and often illiterate, providing uncollateralized micro-loans for tiny business enterprises by which they can lift themselves and their families out of poverty. -Muhammad Yunus

Space is not an enterprise that belongs to the U.S. or to Russia or to China – it is a human endeavor and experience. And that's as it should be. -Scott Carpenter

We all know the Internet didn't explode until it became a commercial enterprise. Space communication will probably have the same characteristic. -Vint Cerf

We used to think that the enterprise was the hardest customer to satisfy, but we were wrong. It turns out, consumers are harder than the enterprise because the consumer will not give you a second chance. -Eric Schmidt

The growing role of enterprise social media, plus the growing budgets and authority of CMOs entrusted with choosing the best platforms, translates into an exciting future for apps that harness social potential for large companies. -Ryan Holmes

If you're going to lead a space frontier, it has to be government; it'll never be private enterprise. Because the space frontier is dangerous, and it's expensive, and it has unquantified risks. And under those conditions, you cannot establish a capital-market evaluation of that enterprise. You can't get investors. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

Science is an enterprise that should be cherished as an activity of the free human mind. Because it transforms who we are, how we live, and it gives us an understanding of our place in the universe. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

Private enterprise in the history of civilization has never led large, expensive, dangerous projects with unknown risks. That has never happened because when you combine all these factors, you cannot create a capital market valuation of that activity. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

One of the symptoms of an absence of innovation is the fact that you lose your jobs. Everyone else catches up with you. They can do what you do better than you or cheaper than you. And in a multinational corporate-free market enterprise, it is the company's obligation to take the factory to a place where they can make it more cheaply. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

Electronic medical records are, in a lot of ways, I think the aspect of technology that is going to revolutionize the way we deliver care. And it's not just that we will be able to collect information, it's that everyone involved in the healthcare enterprise will be able to use that information more effectively. -Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

The prison-industrial complex and the military-industrial complex are here with us and are multi-billion dollar enterprises. We can make more money off the kid in Compton if he's a criminal instead of a scholar. It's business. -Henry Rollins

We'll continue to expand our footprint… Oracle's Fusion cloud applications for HCM, CRM and ERP all have a new simplified user interface and an integrated social network that makes our enterprise applications as easy-to-use and familiar as Facebook, while enabling better collaboration and teamwork among your employees and your customers. -Larry Ellison

I said that if I were an industrialist or entrepreneur, I would invest in agriculture-based enterprises, for there is so much that can be done in manufacturing, in food preservation. -F. Sionil Jose

Government is inevitably going to play a very significant role in infrastructure, and in a country with a federal system where vibrancy and economic health depend on interstate commerce, it's not going to be private enterprise or state governments that will give you things like an interstate highway system. -Norman Ornstein

In the end, we will never, ever be able to guarantee that there will not be an Edward Snowden or another Chelsea Manning because this is a large enterprise composed of human beings with all their idiosyncrasies. -James Clapper

People's mouse clicks decide what businesses, services, and content succeed. Users have equal access to tiny businesses with viral ideas and blue-chip companies, allowing these enterprises to compete on their own merits. It's how so many small start-ups have been able to become Internet success stories. -Chellie Pingree

The advantage of the consumer businesses is they tend to be much broader-based, much larger number of customers, that tend to over time be a lot more predictable. The advantage of the enterprise companies is they are not as subject to consumer trend, fad, behavior. -Marc Andreessen

'Socialize' means we turn more of our personal powers over to Big Brother, not free enterprise. -Robert Kiyosaki

Women account for about 70% of Africa's food production and manage a large proportion of small enterprises. They are also increasingly represented in legislative and executive leadership positions. -Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

I'm a novelist, a critic, an essayist – I tend to see politics as a subset of cultures rather than the other way around. It's a human enterprise, a tool or a technology revealing our collective inner self. -Walter Kirn

Americans assume that we never go to war to sustain our wealth, because war must be understood as a moral enterprise commensurate with our being a democracy. -Stanley Hauerwas

The whole enterprise of teaching managers is steeped in the ethic of data-driven analytical support. The problem is, the data is only available about the past. So the way we've taught managers to make decisions and consultants to analyze problems condemns them to taking action when it's too late. -Clayton M. Christensen

There was unprecedented elite condemnation of the plans to invade Iraq. Sensible analysts were able to perceive that the enterprise carried significant risks for U.S. interests, however conceived. -Noam Chomsky

There is a heavy emphasis in Mormonism on initiative, on responsibility, on a work ethic, and on education. If you take those elements together with a free-enterprise system, you've got the chemistry for a lot of industry. -Stephen Covey

If you run a business, if you are responsible for a lot of people, you come to grips with the reality that you have to have discipline. You have to protect the enterprise in order to take care of the employees. So, therefore, you can't be wasteful. You can't squander things, or you jeopardize other people. -Steve Wynn

What we know about the destination resort business is clearly established. But it's all about one thing, and one thing only. All of the razzmatazz and jazz we hear about facilities and everything else doesn't amount to a hill of beans. It's customer experience that determines the longevity and endurance of these enterprises. -Steve Wynn

The joy of just being involved in something, of being part of a big process, just as a human being, it's nice to be part of people who are in the same enterprise, heading for the same goal, rather than, 'Oh this is all about me and my role. The story's about me.' -Ciaran Hinds

Alfred Nobel really understood very well the necessary supra-natural character of the human enterprise. -Charles H. Townes

Productivity is driven at the enterprise level. Better wages, better performing workplaces, are driven at the workplace level. -Bill Shorten

In 'The Future and Its Enemies,' I argue that individual creativity and enterprise are not only personally satisfying but socially good, producing progress and happiness. For celebrating creativity and happiness, I have been called a fascist by critics on both coasts. -Virginia Postrel

The biggest threat to a better life is the desire to keep the future under control – to make the world predictable by reining in creativity and enterprise. Progress as a neat blueprint, with no deviations and no surprise, may work in children's cartoons or utopian novels. But it's just a fantasy. -Virginia Postrel

Space doesn't offer an escape from Earth's problems. And even with nuclear fuel, the transit time to nearby stars exceeds a human lifetime. Interstellar travel is therefore, in my view, an enterprise for post-humans, evolved from our species not via natural selection, but by design. -Martin Rees

Strangely, charity sometimes gets dismissed, as if it is ineffective, inappropriate or even somehow demeaning to the recipient. 'This isn't charity,' some donors take pains to claim, 'This is an investment.' Let us recognize charity for what it is at heart: a noble enterprise aimed at bettering the human condition. -Ban Ki-moon

Obamacare is a perfect tool to crush free enterprise and force all Americans into a socialist health care system. -Marlin Stutzman

As the owner of the Arison Group, a philanthropic and business enterprise that spans across 40 countries in 5 continents, my ongoing challenge is to bridge the gap between what I envision and its understanding and practical implementation. The Arison Group operates to realize the overall vision of Doing Good. -Shari Arison

I started my career as a liberal arts major from Berkeley, wrote about enterprise IT for a few years, then followed my passion for the digital narrative into graduate school as well (also at Berkeley, the Oxford of the West or, perhaps, the Harvard – sorry Stanford!). My first project out of grad school was 'Wired' magazine. -John Battelle

Attempts to defend amusement parks and circuses on the grounds that they 'educate' people about animals should not be taken seriously. Such enterprises are part of the commercial entertainment industry. The most important lesson they teach impressionable young minds is that it is acceptable to keep animals in captivity for human amusement. -Peter Singer

I'm not a big fan of a lot of government dollars going into research and development for private enterprises… and you're not going to see the House of Representatives, I'm certain, provide a lot of money for research and development for electric vehicles. -Ed Whitfield

Whenever a president nominates somebody to a high-profile post, there is always the risk that some skeleton, real or imagined, will emerge from the nominee's closet and doom the whole enterprise. -Timothy Noah

Whether you are a writer or an actor or a stage manager, you are trying to express the complications of life through a shared enterprise. That's what theatre was, always. And live performance shares that with an audience in a specific compact: the play is unfinished unless it has an audience, and they are as important as everyone else. -Lee Hall

Trust free people and free enterprise as opposed to meddling, burdensome government. -George Allen

Not every innovation in transportation is going to come from government or even a large enterprise. There are smart people out there with tools and skills to come up with great ideas. -Anthony Foxx

You decide to give your trust over to somebody. And if you don't decide to, then for me, it's really not worth going into collective enterprises; you should just work alone. -Charlotte Rampling

What I responded to, on the page, was the way a poem could liberate, by means of a word's setting, through subtleties of timing, of pacing, that word's full and surprising range of meaning. It seemed to me that simple language best suited this enterprise. -Louise Gluck

Your normal Wall Street big-swinging Richard has enough of a lingering moral compass to at least tell himself that his wizardry benefits somebody or something besides himself. You know, his cleverness makes capital markets more efficient. It provides credit to productive enterprise. Whatever. -Tina Brown

The defense of the West Bank by Arab forces would be a truly suicidal enterprise. The late King Hussein understood these facts well. Until 1967, he was careful to keep most of his forces east of the Jordan River. When he momentarily forgot these realities in 1967, it took Israel just three days of fighting to remind him of them. -Martin Van Creveld

Mozilla has one foot in the Valley, Silicon Valley product technology, and partly one foot in the social enterprise space. -Mitchell Baker

People with targets and jobs dependent upon meeting them will probably meet the targets – even if they have to destroy the enterprise to do it. -W. Edwards Deming

There is no question that Australia's most dramatic assault on the world market has been with its value wines. These are generally not from specific appellations but blends made by huge enterprises like Penfolds, Rosemount or Casella Estate – the group behind Yellow Tail. -Robert M. Parker, Jr.

I believe that eventually, one of the next big issues that will have to be addressed globally is the role of state-owned enterprises. Because there is a disadvantage that's built in. -Hillary Clinton

In the private sector, there is always innovation. There's always change. There's always improving productivity, and if you're not leading that, you'll be passed and ultimately go out of business. So there's an urgency to constantly update and renew and to rethink your enterprise. -Mitt Romney

Free enterprise cannot only make us better off financially, it can make us better people. -Mitt Romney

For American foreign aid to become more effective, it must embrace the power of partnerships, access the transformative nature of free enterprise, and leverage the abundant resources that can come from the private sector. -Mitt Romney

The free enterprise system does not leave people behind. -Marco Rubio

When the time comes to start building deep space transports and refueling rocket tankers, it will be the commercial industry that steps up, not another government-owned, government-managed enterprise. -Buzz Aldrin

We believe in liberty, we believe in limited government, we believe in free enterprise, we believe in family values and the sanctity of human life, and we all believe Washington needs a good dose of Economics 101. -Kurt Bills

The U.S. government uses cash accounting. That is illegal for any enterprise of any size in America except for the U.S. government. Every for-profit business, every not-for-profit business, every state and local government has to use real accounting except for Uncle Sam. -Jim Cooper

I'm an American. We've translated democracy and brotherhood and equality into enterprise and opportunity and success – and that's getting Americanised. -Susan Glaspell

I think that it will be the mobile technologies, both from the enterprise and the consumer side, where super unicorns will come from. I still believe that social networking in combination with mobile will create opportunities for super unicorns. -David Sze

From a business perspective, we are trying to propose some suggestions to the government. Not only to benefit Fosun, but to benefit all private enterprises, especially proposals to help small to medium-sized companies. -Guo Guangchang

When Bill Morgan and I formed Kinder Morgan in February of 1997, it had about $300 million in enterprise value. -Richard Kinder

One of my major objectives is to build a long-term enterprise, to build shareholder value over time. -N. Robert Hammer

I think this notion that public enterprises do not work and therefore nationalization will be a disaster, I mean, it's not supported by evidence. -Ha-Joon Chang

Physics is perceived as a lonesome, nerdy kind of enterprise that has very little to do with human feelings and the things that excite people day-to-day about each other. Yet physicists in their own working environment are very social creatures. -Leonard Susskind

A people numerically large may attain to ways of thought and enterprise that no political censure can reduce to a minimum; but under narrower conditions, it may easily come about that the whole people will fall asleep. -Bjornstjerne Bjornson

I am married to a writer, and this – writing – is an odd enterprise. It's something we both support very strongly. -Siri Hustvedt

What I know is that we no longer have free enterprise capitalism in health care; it's not a system any longer where people are able to innovate. It's not based on voluntary exchange. The government is directing it. -John Mackey

Free enterprise capitalism has been the most powerful creative system of social cooperation and human progress ever conceived, but its perception and its role in society have been distorted. -John Mackey

Free-enterprise capitalism is the most powerful system for social cooperation and human progress ever conceived. It is one of the most compelling ideas we humans have ever had. But we can aspire to something even greater. -John Mackey

I believe in singing for my supper. I'll never accept a grant because what I do should be able to be founded purely on free enterprise. -Russell Crowe

In September 2008, the two largest housing mortgage companies called Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which were government-sponsored enterprises, which hold hundreds of billions of dollars of mortgages, because of the losses they took on the mortgages, they essentially became insolvent, and the government had to take them over. -Ben Bernanke

We own only a small percentage in Omnivore, but we manage it. It is basically a venture capital fund to help newer enterprises and provide them with the funding they require in their early stages of development. -Adi Godrej

We are not into financial services, and we are not interested also because we find we are better in branded marketing enterprises. -Adi Godrej

Over time, Europeans have come to rely on governments to protect them from the rougher facets of private enterprise and to look after them in old age. -Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Science is an international enterprise where discoveries in one part of the world are useful in other parts. -Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

Any enterprise that is serious about experiencing the power of Big Data in real-time should be looking at DataTorrent. -Jerry Yang

Fighting for free enterprise means standing up for free markets. The freedom to succeed includes the freedom to fail. We must defend entrepreneurial capitalism against the onslaught of the American Left. -Mike Pence

I hope we business people can invest more aggressively outside Metro Manila, whether in real estate, factories, or other enterprises, in order to give equal opportunities to all other regions. -Andrew Tan

Yes, the disruption of the Internet can be blamed for the destruction of the business model that once made journalism a thriving, well-paying enterprise, but it has also created an array of new tools for reporting. Somebody will eventually figure out how to make online newspapers profitable – I hope. -David Horsey

When we live the 21st-century good life, almost every aspect of it is predicated on not looking at the implications of what we're up to. Happiness at this point has a lot to do with not looking, so you don't feel complicit in some vast and awful enterprise. -Paolo Bacigalupi

In truth, every creation of the mind is first of all 'poetic' in the proper sense of the word; and inasmuch as there exists an equivalence between the modes of sensibility and intellect, it is the same function that is exercised initially in the enterprises of the poet and the scientist. -Saint-John Perse

Sertorius was far from being strong enough to renew the gigantic enterprise of Hannibal. He was lost if he left Spain, where all his successes were bound up with the peculiarities of the country and the people; and even there, he was more and more compelled to renounce the offensive. -Theodor Mommsen

We don't need unelected federal agency bureaucrats in Washington telling our states what they can and can't do with respect to protecting their limited taxpayer dollars in private enterprises. -Marsha Blackburn

Yes is what I like doing more than anything else. Somewhere along the way, as people came and went, it fell to me to kind of keep it going and oversee the spirit of the enterprise, as it were. -Chris Squire

We have people from places like Oracle, Microsoft, Intuit. Sama plays a huge role in why people leave lucrative careers to join a social enterprise. -Leila Janah

I'm the founder and CEO of Sama Group, a family of social enterprises – Samasource, Samahope and SamaUSA – that are working to alleviate poverty by connecting the global community to opportunity in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, the Caribbean and here in the U.S. -Leila Janah

The death of the MG marks the end of one of the most perfect products of free enterprise, born out of the voracious will to succeed of one man and the burgeoning market for middle-class status symbols. The car first appeared as a souped-up Morris Oxford in 1923 when it won the Land's End Rally. -Nick Davies

On average, an e-commerce client who evolves into a premier enterprise client increases their annual spend by 10 times in that first year. -Jon Oringer

Offset is helping to expand our relationship with large enterprises and serve a broader set of imaging. -Jon Oringer

Offset and Skillfeed are examples of products launched in 2013 that have expanded our opportunity with both large enterprises and across new content types. -Jon Oringer

Narrow banks could restart effective intermediation and ensure that consumers and employment-creating small and medium-size enterprises are adequately financed and can contribute to the reactivation of the economy. -Edmund Phelps

One of the things that evangelicals do really, really well is to make giving a joyous, social enterprise. Too often, the world sees giving as a burden, a sacrifice, when in fact it's more like an opportunity to help others and oneself at the same time. -Nicholas Kristof

I spend about half my time in mobile and half my time on enterprise. -Jim Goetz

It's shocking we don't see more engineers and entrepreneurs interested in enterprise. -Jim Goetz

At Sequoia, upwards of a hundred entrepreneurs a week present, and if we're lucky, maybe a dozen of them are focusing on the enterprise. -Jim Goetz

For my part, I desire to see the time when education – and by its means, morality, sobriety, enterprise and industry – shall become much more general than at present, and should be gratified to have it in my power to contribute something to the advancement of any measure which might have a tendency to accelerate the happy period. -Abraham Lincoln

I am opposed to the wholesale giving away of the public lands to railroad corporations and other like institutions; at the same time, I believe that the government can encourage, by gifts, great national enterprises which are for the common weal and are so placed that they cannot properly expect local support. -Ambrose Burnside

We are driven by providing technology to enterprise customers. -Jack Dangermond

Old-school viewers remain adamant that 'The Real World' has deteriorated, as if the original enterprise were some pristine experiment that got sullied as the conditions in the lab got sloppier. -Andrea Seigel

Ultimately, criticism that 'The Real World' has devolved into a lesser enterprise comes from the viewers who came of age alongside it, not the teens of the moment that MTV has always existed for. -Andrea Seigel

I was among one of the first entrepreneurs to start building their own private enterprise when Perestroika began in Russia and the state initiated its first market-oriented reforms. -Yelena Baturina

Form is endlessly interesting to me, and I love poetry as a formal enterprise. -Mary Szybist

What people can excel our Northern and New England brethren in skill, invention, activity, energy, perseverance, and enterprise? -John C. Calhoun

These facts are clear: Trump University was an unlicensed enterprise promising students that they would become wealthy by learning Trump's real estate tips and strategies, taught by his handpicked instructors. -Eric Schneiderman

We have to build the capacity of our institutions, employees and workers. Our regulatory environment has not been encouraging to research, innovation and enterprise. -Narendra Modi

We will naturally pursue our goals on the strength of our own resources, skills and enterprise. But, we know that we will be more successful when we do this in partnership with the world. -Narendra Modi

Information, education, skills, healthcare, livelihood, financial inclusion, small and village enterprises, opportunities for women, conservation of natural resources, distributed clean energy – entirely new possibilities have emerged to change the development model. -Narendra Modi

I think I'm basically a liberal Conservative – I believe in low tax, spirit of free enterprise, and in making sure that we as politicians create the framework for business to produce the dosh that we're going to need to pay for the poorest. And the longer I live, the more I think that we all have a duty to each other. -Boris Johnson

In business, I believe that if you focus only on the journey, you'll miss the whole point of the enterprise. There has to be a goal, an end game of some kind; otherwise, you're just spinning your wheels. Yes, the journey is important, but the destination is important, too. -Ivanka Trump

It is one thing to open job opportunities. It is another to train people to fill them, or to persuade American enterprise to seek Negro as well as white applicants. -Robert Kennedy

I was a member of the Nationalist Party for several years. I don't remember how long. Those were very dreary days, because the Nationalist Party… it's hard to describe what it was. I suppose it held on to some kind of little faith, you know? It wasn't even sure what the faith was, and it was a very despised enterprise by everybody. -Brian Friel

So many of the major decisions that affect the entire future of your enterprise happen during its first year in business. In fact, most don't make it because they don't know how to get the resources they need to survive. -Jay Samit

Since the State necessarily lives by the compulsory confiscation of private capital, and since its expansion necessarily involves ever-greater incursions on private individuals and private enterprise, we must assert that the State is profoundly and inherently anticapitalist. -Murray Rothbard

The Jacksonians were libertarians, plain and simple. Their program and ideology were libertarian; they strongly favored free enterprise and free markets, but they just as strongly opposed special subsidies and monopoly privileges conveyed by government to business or to any other group. -Murray Rothbard

To recruit staff, I traveled all over the country talking with people who had been working on one or another aspect of the atomic-energy enterprise and people in radar work, for example, and underwater sound, telling them about the job, the place that we are going to, and enlisting their enthusiasm. -J. Robert Oppenheimer

I'm definitely a Tory. My dad was a Conservative councillor, and I spent years as a child knocking on doors with him. I'm a Tory because I'm passionate about business and enterprise. But I am also a compassionate Conservative. There should always be a net through which no one should fall. -Samantha Cameron

Social enterprise is an effective solution for social problems. -Chey Tae-won

Strong succession planning is a critical element of all the Johnson enterprises. -Helen Johnson-Leipold

The enterprise market is never winner-take-all. -Satya Nadella

I had this 'War and Peace' thing of wanting to experience war as a kind of incredible human enterprise. I even applied to Officer Candidate School. Then the practical side of me kicked in and I thought, 'I really don't want to get drafted.' So I went down to the physical and checked every psychological disorder and drug on the medical history form. -Harold Ramis

We've heard some things from Pope Francis that are not fully supportive of free enterprise capitalism. That should be a problem from an American perspective. -Steve King

I'm pro-free enterprise. -John Fleming

I think more civil society programs, more free enterprise, more contacts with their fellow brethren in Miami – that's good for the long-term, and that's an investment in America's long-term relationship with the Cuban people, not the Cuban government. -Joe Garcia

I support the free enterprise system, and I want companies to make money, but they shouldn't be reaping profits from the deaths of their employees or former employees. -Gene Green

The history of the Zionist enterprise is well-known: surrounded and outnumbered by hostile neighbours, the nascent Israel was forced to defend itself against invasion and certain destruction. -Ehud Olmert

When he emerged Lou Dobbs the populist, he was so hard to peg. A mishmash of contradictions: anti-outsourcing, anti-globalization, pro-international-trade, pro-free-enterprise, anti-corporatism, pro-choice, pro-Second Amendment, pro-gay-marriage, pro-gays-serving-openly-in-the-military, pro-military, anti-war-in-Iraq-and-Afghanistan. -Jeanne Marie Laskas

An important priority for me is a business must get their own house in order. Be or become an agent of positive change in your own enterprise and adopt responsible practices to eliminate the risks that often lie at the root of inequality and poverty. -Richard Branson

I think religion is as flawed an enterprise as any other human endeavor, but the interests and ambitions of religion are the right interests and ambitions. -Scott Derrickson

Trudeau claims he's wary about Chinese espionage, but also says there's nothing wrong with Chinese state-owned enterprises buying up as much of Canada's resource sector as it likes. -Terry Glavin

I'm a pro-growth, small-government conservative with a background in free enterprise. -Doug Ducey

It's a sad day when Republicans will attack fellow Republicans on an issue as fundamental as free enterprise. -Doug Ducey

I'm a believer in private enterprise, the dignity of work, limited government, and the possibilities of freedom. -Doug Ducey

Traditional Marxism attempted to argue against free enterprise by saying that capitalism causes poverty and that, therefore, socialism is necessary. That didn't work, because it was false. -Robert Zubrin

Happy is the small business that can hire additional employees besides the proprietor; rare is the indie-film enterprise that can be happy in this way. The norm is an unpaid principal with no employees between productions. -Whit Stillman

If you don't believe in winning, you don't believe in free enterprise, capitalism, our way of life. -Tom Landry

I have suggested that Brazilian enterprises invest in Uruguay and Paraguay. These are small economies, so some things can be produced in these countries that will give them greater and more equitable involvement in the Mercosur game. -Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

All enterprises and major players need to pay attention to the needs of the government of the country of which they are a part. At one level, it would be unconscionable for a company like Huawei not to be responsive to Chinese national-security needs. -Michael Hayden

Politicization – the shading of analysis to fit prevailing policy or politics – is the harshest criticism one can make of an intelligence organization. It strikes beyond questions of competence to the fundamental ethic of the enterprise, which is, or should be, truth telling. -Michael Hayden

The process of getting regulations right is described publicly as far more political than in fact it is. It's essentially a legal and technical enterprise. -Cass Sunstein

I believe that people of faith by and large have a great interest in the institution of family and that a family is a great place to learn leadership skills. I'm sure I benefited by having a mom and mad, both of whom were actively involved in the community and in various enterprises. -Mitt Romney

I believe in America. I believe in free enterprise. -Mitt Romney

Basically, it's hard for me to assess myself, a hardship not only prompted by the immodesty of the enterprise, but because one is not capable of assessing himself, let alone his work. However, if I were to summarize, my main interest is the nature of time. That's what interests me most of all. What time can do to a man. -Joseph Brodsky

Selling to small businesses and selling to enterprises take two very different approaches with two very different kinds of people. -Jason Fried

I do not like government-sponsored enterprises. -Richard Shelby

Spain held the doctrine (and was right in holding it) that every human enterprise should stand on two pillars – the temporal and the spiritual. To depend upon one of these pillars alone is to call down final failure upon any undertaking. -Edwin Markham

We do not postpone the participation of the lower classes of our people in the profits of economic enterprise, and in other countries, they do postpone it. In the long run, I think our policy is better, and we stand by it. -Ferdinand Marcos

By killing transparency and competition, crony capitalism is harmful to free enterprise, opportunity, and economic growth. And by substituting special interests for the public interest, it is harmful to democratic expression. -Raghuram Rajan

The external world is changing drastically, and enterprises and products will have a short lifecycle if they don't change. So we have to react to market trends. Nothing lasts forever in today's world. -Li Ning

Most teams are naturally flat; they have fewer members than a large enterprise, which allows for intimacy and trust to form. This makes collaborative problem solving in individual teams more straightforward. -Chris Fussell

From a counter-intelligence viewpoint, the OPM breach is really scary – but if we continue to see the erosion of purely commercial enterprises, where people lose confidence, the economy falters. -Valerie Plame

Majesty is a thing of beauty to behold, whatever the particular enterprise. -Frank Deford

Whether you're a government entity, a large enterprise, or a startup, a true digital transformation takes advantage of technology to focus on the customer, automates work that does not need manual interference, and unleashes your people to truly make decisions that change the path of your company. -Safra A. Catz

I know firsthand the complexities of leading an enterprise through business and technology transformation. It takes intense focus, a strong drive, and a clearly communicated vision to inspire and take an organization from where they are, to where they need to be – or where they want to go. -Safra A. Catz

At one point in time, you had to choose, 'Do you want to do consumer or enterprise?' But the reality today is a bit different: Enterprises are a collection of consumers. -Tim Cook

I believe in the free enterprise system. -Ralph Norman

I guess my view is I believe less governance is best governance and that government should not do what the free enterprise and private enterprise and indidividual entrepreneurship and the states can do. -John McCain

I operated a professional football team in L.A. By no means was it the NFL, but I understand what it takes on some level to build and operate a professional sports enterprise in Los Angeles. -Casey Wasserman

Improving veterans' employment is an all-hands-on-deck enterprise. We work with the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, with private sector partners and others. -Tom Perez

Money has always been framed as a public good, one that must be stewarded by governments, when in fact, it is a private enterprise like any other which is fueled by personal agendas, regulation, and the quest for geopolitical hegemony. -Meltem Demirors

The world is preoccupied with dissecting, analyzing and prognosticating on the blockchain's future; technologists, entrepreneurs, and enterprises are wondering if it is to be considered vitamin or poison. -William Mougayar

To any CEO who's skeptical at all, you have to create a social enterprise today; you have to be totally connected with everyone who touches your brand. -Angela Ahrendts

I suppose I reached the limit of what I could do with nonfiction books, perhaps because they never felt quite intense enough – it's a journalistic enterprise, ultimately, even if you are using the memoir as a form. -Lawrence Osborne

A cheaper British currency could be a crisis if its swift move provoked a broader financial crisis, which it has not, or if it triggered massive inflation. For now, cheaper sterling will hurt some British households and enterprises while being a boon for others. -Kelly Evans

The American free enterprise system is the greatest tool to lift people out of poverty ever created in human history and when applied properly, does not discriminate by race, religion, or skin color. -Markwayne Mullin

Broadcom is the descendent of a nearly 60-year-old unit of the original Hewlett-Packard. Semiconductor companies are like enterprise software companies: they don't die easily. -Adam Lashinsky

We are building technology to keep up with what's happening in the world. It's transforming the way people are working. We're bringing the enterprise to the world. -Parker Harris

All business leaders need to be technologists, as every industry now has a Netflix or an Uber on the horizon, threatening to upend business as usual. Apps are driving this disruption, and every enterprise needs to become an app company. -Parker Harris

I've used the term 'Facebook for the enterprise,' and everyone goes, 'We don't want Facebook in the enterprise,' because it conjures up that it's not secure, and it's going to be a waste of time. All these things are true, which is why Facebook is not in the enterprise. -Parker Harris

Whether you lead a nation, an enterprise, a community, or a family, we are all in the communication business. -Robin S. Sharma

Tuff Gong is the name of our father's enterprise, and we're continuing his legacy. -Rohan Marley

I wanted to be clear that Republicans will continue to be a champion for expanding economic freedom to trade. It is at the heart of our free-enterprise system. -Kevin Brady

One of the things that made the Internet so explosive and such an economic and intellectual force is because of the free-market enterprise in a country like the U.S. controlling access to it. -Ted Yoho

It is not impossible to succeed as a social democracy, where business and free enterprise thrive, and not abandon the disenfranchised, poor, sick, and elderly. -Richard Belzer

Your success starts with how you are able to get clients in the door, get their business, and leave them satisfied. If you, personally, have to spend too much time doing that, you have simply bought yourself a job, not an enterprise. Take hints from success stories all around you! -Michael Gerber

A true entrepreneurial enterprise begins with a big idea – a unique way to solve a customer's problem. Your customer, after all, is the only justification for creating a company in the first place. Without a big, transformational idea, you can't produce a great result for your customer. -Michael Gerber

We all know that Ray Kroc founded the McDonald's franchise back in the 1950s, and it then became the most successful business enterprise in history. -Michael Gerber

Whether your dream is a $100,000 in sales or a million, the amount of work is likely the same – you'll still have 86,400 seconds each day, so why couldn't you imagine creating the company and enterprise that can fulfill every aspect of any dream you wish to have? -Michael Gerber

I was working at 'Forbes,' and I covered big enterprise companies – IBM, Sun, and EMC – and it was kind of boring. 'Forbes' only came out every other week, so it was not the most fast-paced job in the world. It was very nice, comfortable. -Daniel Lyons

Rather than being an impediment, NASA can and should be the driver of commerce, the provider of the technology necessary to make some big money in space. The truth is that private enterprise already has a huge presence up there. -Homer Hickam

We should redefine the metric for effective lending, viz., prioritise loans to enterprises, which will generate more employment. -Urjit Patel

It's private enterprise that can create jobs and fill them. It's business that can train people and make them productive tax-payers. And it's America Inc. that has the most to gain from tapping this extraordinary human resource. -Bobby Kotick

I've never been in the enterprise where your customers are your partners. It was always, you had customers, and you had partners. -Diane Greene

The instinct to improve oneself materially is necessary for growth. It is at the fountain of the enterprising spirit which drives private enterprise. -Said Musa

Taxpayer money should not have to be spent to save a misguided and mismanaged enterprise. -Henry Paulson

Campaigns are crazy things. They're half startup, half enterprise. -Harper Reed

In our view, the main role of the government in the green transition is to ensure a predictable framework and a level playing field for innovation, industry, and enterprise. And, most importantly, to provide clear direction. -Erna Solberg

In the wake of the Great Recession, most business leaders have tended to focus on their enterprise and short-term performance. The time for that narrow focus is over. -Richard Edelman

As we continue to drive the benefits of integrating our enterprise skills, capabilities, and experience – what we call operating as 'One Boeing' – we will find new and better ways to engage and inspire employees, deliver innovation that drives customer success, and produce results to fuel future growth and prosperity for all our stakeholders. -Dennis Muilenburg

I'm a big fan of having a team with different thoughts and backgrounds and experiences; that makes for a better enterprise and better decision-making. -Dennis Muilenburg

By coordinating with international partners on scientific issues, we strengthen the U.S. scientific enterprise and promote the free exchange of ideas in other nations. -Dan Lipinski

Large government is inevitably inefficient, but so, too, is large private enterprise. -Richard Cohen

Private enterprise cannot rebuild the nation's infrastructure or keep our research institutions vibrant. Government must do what only it can do. -Richard Cohen

I really don't want to live in a world where the U.N. will not be relevant, will not be seen as the enterprise we turn to when we have a problem. -Miroslav Lajcak

Strong automotive and enterprise sales and the positive impact of our expanded license agreement with Microsoft more than offset the loss of revenue from the former devices and services business. -Rajeev Suri

We are focusing on four vertical markets – utilities, public sector, large enterprises, and transportation. And, we are building a software business as well that includes analytics, security, IOT platforms, and AI. -Rajeev Suri

We are one of the largest enterprise app developers in the world as well as very active in the Internet of Things through our connected platform. So we could connect people to people, device to device, machine to machine, almost everything with everything. -Pierre Nanterme

The Accenture hybrid class solution for Microsoft Azure will provide a new wave for our clients to transform to a truly enterprise wide hybrid cloud environment. -Pierre Nanterme

Sustainable production and consumption matter immensely to the people I meet every day as head of the International Trade Centre, which works with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to help them boost growth and job creation by improving their competitiveness and connecting to international markets. -Arancha Gonzalez

A.P., like the rest of India, has huge potential to move up the value chain by investing in small and medium enterprises to create more value addition and better paid jobs. -Arancha Gonzalez

All businesses should have an element of social enterprise, and all social enterprises should not ignore the most important lessons from successful commercial businesses. -Holly Branson

The cloud removes the barriers to entry associated with traditional IT investments – meaning even the smallest companies can benefit from enterprise-class services. -Jean-Philippe Courtois

Microsoft wasn't born as an enterprise company. We have always been growing with end users in mind. -Jean-Philippe Courtois

The cloud scalability is just amazing. So if you are, as an example, an NGO, a social enterprise, if you really want to scale the world, the cloud is just amazing. -Jean-Philippe Courtois

Thanks to the rise of cloud computing, collaboration tools are becoming increasingly affordable, allowing even the smallest firms to implement enterprise-grade solutions that can significantly improve communication lines between employees and customers. -Jean-Philippe Courtois

Tough decisions have to be made to close our fiscal gap, stabilise our debt, and restore our state-owned enterprises to health. -Cyril Ramaphosa

Corruption in state-owned enterprises and other public institutions has undermined our government's programs to address poverty and unemployment. -Cyril Ramaphosa

Issues to do with corruption, issues of how we can straighten out our state-owned enterprises, and how we deal with 'state capture' are issues that are on our radar screen. -Cyril Ramaphosa

I'm a staunch believer in enterprise, and I'm glad I live in a country where – I don't think some people understand this, but if I work hard, I get rewarded for it. -Lewis Grizzard

I've been dedicated to the proposition that there's been no greater wealth-creation system in the history of mankind than the American free-enterprise system. -Jeb Hensarling

Restricting the religious impulses of Americans is precisely like killing free enterprise with too many regulations. -Eric Metaxas

Rethinking product supply chains offers another opportunity for traditional enterprises to introduce a host of positive outcomes. -Punit Renjen

There has been an ebb and flow in enterprise IT of centralized versus distributed. -Peter Levine

I can certainly imagine a day where task workers, enterprise workers no longer communicate via email but instead use some social vehicle that looks a lot like consumer social networks we see today. -Peter Levine

Co-innovation between a startup and an enterprise works best when each party fills a gap in the other's capabilities and when they share equitably in both the work and the rewards. -Maciej Kranz

I had been exposed to bitcoin early. I thought the consumer application of it felt, to me, further away. I thought there would be faster adoption of the blockchain in the enterprise space and with banks. -Brad Garlinghouse

The question really is, are you improving the world? And you can do that in many models. You can do that in government, you can do that in a nonprofit, and you can do it in commercial enterprise. -Jeff Bezos

Candidly, when you go back to '07 or '08, it was hard to sell cloud. We started out by focusing on large enterprises on day one. Everybody thought cloud was for SMBs (small and mid-size businesses), but we made the leap that it was going to be for large enterprises, that they were going to replace their core systems. -Aneel Bhusri

The iPad is an amazing phenomenon. It is disrupting the enterprise. If you are an average employee, you can do anything for HR and Finance on the iPad. -Aneel Bhusri

I don't think anyone is better than Amazon, and all the new generation of enterprise companies are basically copying them. -Aneel Bhusri

The enterprise cloud is a very secure cloud at this point. -Aneel Bhusri

We, in the business world, invest our money to make a profit. Sports teams make a good profit. That's the way the system should work, not taxpayers forking over these dollars to for-profit enterprises. -Norman Braman

Organizations, whether they are nonprofits or enterprise, need to be aware that nation-states are coming after them for political espionage, economic espionage, or destructive attacks. -Dmitri Alperovitch

I think it's smart to always keep an eye on the companies that sit within incubator communities, which bring together the skills and expertise needed to grow an enterprise. -Whitney Wolfe Herd

I graduated from Kellogg. I studied social enterprise. -Roshni Nadar

I belong to the breed of first-generation entrepreneurs who have basically created our enterprises with very frugal resources. -Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

The energy that New York exudes is as much the light of extinguished souls as it is the spark of individual enterprise. And while the full meaning of the city may prove elusive, all New Yorkers are painfully aware that it remains an intractable mass of contradictions. It is not just the extremes of wealth and poverty living side by side. -Amanda Foreman

On July 20th, 1969, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong took the most expensive selfie in history. As the apex of an 8-year, $130 billion effort, they posed in front of a camera and took a shot designed to do one thing – to show our free enterprise democratic system was better than the rigid, authoritarian system that wanted to destroy us. -Rick Tumlinson

Social enterprise is at its most impactful when the goal is empowerment, not relief. -Neil Blumenthal

Such is the impurity of our enterprise, as writers or as critics, that even in the act of proclaiming our freedom from the demands of authenticity, we are never free from brandishing it. -Amitava Kumar

There's a lot of vulnerability in songs – I'm not talking about pop songs – from people that are in the art of songwriting more than the commercial enterprise of it. -Mary Gauthier

In any 'big science' enterprise, like planetary exploration, where you must work in big teams of similarly driven people, it is important also to know how to work alongside others even when they may be your fiercest competitors. -Carolyn Porco

Behind every successful enterprise, there is a supporting wife and surprised in-laws. -Scott Cook

Of course the U.K., and its component parts, should seek out as many connections with as many parts of the world as is profitable and feasible. But to play any kind of global role effectively, the U.K. is likely always to require allies within its own continent, and far more enterprise needs devoting to this. -Linda Colley

America's entire homeland security enterprise positively invites questions even as it strives to reassure. -Linda Colley

For many on the Right, America is to be routinely celebrated because it stands for free enterprise and global power; for many on the Left, America merits perpetual suspicion and censure for the self-same reasons. -Linda Colley

We removed wealth tax in the 1991 budget. That is one way in which the children of those who had wealth could put money honestly into their enterprises. -Manmohan Singh

A lot of times when people are released or, unfortunately, get fired, they almost scramble for what it is they are going to do next. I think when you are no longer working under a big, corporate umbrella, you have to be your own brand, your own enterprise. That was my thought process before I left. -Cody Rhodes

For people who seem so hell-bent on multiculturalism, why can't liberals understand that free enterprise/freedom is a part of the American Culture? -Steven Crowder

I think politics is an incredibly noble and fulfilling enterprise, and it's the best way to do the most good for the most people. -Daniel Pfeiffer

This is this thing I harp on: Sometimes acting can be a self-defeating psychological enterprise if we feel like we're desperate, if we feel like we're beggars at the door, praying that someone will take pity on us and give us a job. It would be so much better to feel like we're tradesmen. -Michael Emerson

I was a magazine illustrator for many years before I became an actor, and I used to think, 'Oh, God, all those wasted years!' But now I think it's just been one big enterprise of illustrating. I used to do it with colored pencils, and now I do it with this voice and this set of limbs. -Michael Emerson

Windows is the platform of choice for gamers. It's the only choice for enterprise. If we want to have an open platform, we have to fight to keep Windows open. -Tim Sweeney

Adversity is the mother of enterprise. -Sanjaya Baru

Because of my Nigerian heritage, Jumia's use of technology to deliver innovative online services to consumers and improve the quality of everyday life in Africa is very important to me. I'm thrilled to be a part of this unique enterprise that is shaping the future of digital Africa. -Andre Iguodala

Benefits of demonetisation need to percolate down to entrepreneurs and their enterprises, many of which are outside the ambit of formal economy. -Smriti Irani

I believe many people – especially small- and medium-sized enterprises across the European Union – are disenchanted with Europe because we haven't delivered the goods. -Frans Timmermans

Trickle-down economics doesn't work, but we need the power and innovation that comes from the free enterprise system. There's no way we're going to decarbonize the American economy without innovation and the profit motive. It's just not gonna happen. -Tim Ryan

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