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It is better that one's customers come to one's shop than to have to look for them abroad.
~By Manfred von Richthofen ~


Be dramatically willing to focus on the customer at all costs, even at the cost of obsoleting your own stuff.
~By Scott Cook ~


You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.
~By Steve Jobs ~


I have always felt that public, commercial and community organisations should be as open as possible about their affairs. They need to be accountable to their owners, their customers, their members and communities and other interest groups.
~By Laisenia Qarase ~


Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.
~By W. Edwards Deming ~


Each Wal-Mart store should reflect the values of its customers and support the vision they hold for their community.
~By Sam Walton ~


Am I an Apple bigot? No. I can critique their products and their customer service philosophy. But overall, they do better than any other player.
~By Donald Norman ~


I am prejudiced in favor of him who, without impudence, can ask boldly. He has faith in humanity, and faith in himself. No one who is not accustomed to giving grandly can ask nobly and with boldness.
~By Johann Kaspar Lavater ~


A civilization is a heritage of beliefs, customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries, elements difficult at times to justify by logic, but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere, since they open up for man his inner distance.
~By Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~


The same is the case with those opinions of man to which he has been accustomed from his youth; he likes them, defends them, and shuns the opposite views.
~By Maimonides ~


Our customers call and e-mail us to say that's how it feels when a Zappos box arrives. And that's how we view this company.
~By Tony Hsieh ~


We can believe that we know where the world should go. But unless we're in touch with our customers, our model of the world can diverge from reality. There's no substitute for innovation, of course, but innovation is no substitute for being in touch, either.
~By Steve Ballmer ~


We are becoming so accustomed to millions and billions of dollars that "thousands" has almost passed out of the dictionary.
~By Everett Dirksen ~


Courteous treatment will make a customer a walking advertisement.
~By James Cash Penney ~


And also, more and more businesses really want to do the right thing. They feel better about themselves, their workers feel better, and so do their customers. I think this is equally true in the transnational corporations, but it is harder to express in those situations.
~By Paul Hawken ~


Rather than be asked to abandon one's own heritage and to adapt to the mores of the new country, one was expected to possess a treasure of foreign skills and customs that would enrich the resources of American living.
~By Rudolf Arnheim ~


No written law has ever been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
~By Carrie Chapman Catt ~


Not being in tune with your customers is like living in an alternate reality; the way you think your customers feel about your product is not always the same as what your customers really think about your product.
~By Bo Bennett ~


The first step in exceeding your customer's expectations is to know those expectations.
~By Roy H. Williams ~


There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.
~By Sam Walton ~


The custom of sinning takes away the sense of it, the course of the world takes away the shame of it.
~By John Owen ~


By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes is his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion.
~By John Acton ~


Yes, we are all different. Different customs, different foods, different mannerisms, different languages, but not so different that we cannot get along with one another. If we will disagree without being disagreeable.
~By J. Martin Kohe ~


All the papers contained nothing but fantastic stories about the war. However, for several months we had been accustomed to war talk. We had so often packed our service trunks that the whole thing had become tedious.
~By Manfred von Richthofen ~


It's so important to experience what your customers are experiencing and listen to their suggestions.
~By David Neeleman ~


I can no longer play at a level I was accustomed to in the past.
~By Mario Lemieux ~


I can't deny that some customers and prospects think it's the key to our future. But it's not. We're certainly supportive of the Dept. of Justice and the 20 states that have brought this action.
~By Jim Barksdale ~


Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul.
~By Saint Teresa ~


Firms need to ensure that their ability to provide effective customer service keeps pace with their growth. If you're marketing your firm to new customers, you better be able to provide them service when they do business with you.
~By Arthur Levitt ~


Consistency is found in that work whose whole and detail are suitable to the occasion. It arises from circumstance, custom, and nature.
~By Marcus V. Pollio ~


We are victims of evil customs. It is a crime against humanity that our women are shut up within the four walls of the houses as prisoners. There is no sanction anywhere for the deplorable condition in which our women have to live.
~By Muhammad Ali Jinnah ~


In spite of all this noise, customers are still definitely buying in North America, and they're really, really buying internationally.
~By Jim Balsillie ~


History warns us that it is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.
~By Thomas Huxley ~


What the customer demands is last year's model, cheaper. To find out what the customer needs you have to understand what the customer is doing as well as he understands it. Then you build what he needs and you educate him to the fact that he needs it.
~By Edna St. Vincent Millay ~


We can provide beta software to our developers in advance of the general public. We can easily link up with external partners, customers, and suppliers.
~By Jim Barksdale ~


Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable.
~By Soren Kierkegaard ~


We can serve our customers well only if our buying jobs are right. You cannot sell if you haven't ordered wanted goods into your store.
~By James Cash Penney ~


We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business.
~By Zig Ziglar ~


Of course poets have morals and manners of their own, and custom is no argument with them.
~By Thomas Hardy ~


Small-business customers are very conservative and very cheap. We don't have to explain ourselves for the most part.
~By Paul Graham ~


This means that they are bound by law and custom to plough the fields of their masters, harvest the corn, gather it into barns, and thresh and winnow the grain; they must also mow and carry home the hay, cut and collect wood, and perform all manner of tasks of this kind.
~By Jean Froissart ~


Ages when custom is unsettled are necessarily ages of prophecy. The moralist cannot teach what is revealed; he must reveal what can be taught. He has to seek insight rather than to preach.
~By Walter Lippmann ~


Custom has made dancing sometimes necessary for a young man; therefore mind it while you learn it, that you may learn to do it well, and not be ridiculous, though in a ridiculous act.
~By Lord Chesterfield ~


Men become accustomed to poison by degrees.
~By Victor Hugo ~


We need to take excellent care of our customers, and do so at a profit.
~By Gerard Arpey ~


Our customer base is not necessarily a leader, an early adopter.
~By Lee Scott ~


Spend a lot of time talking to customers face to face. You'd be amazed how many companies don't listen to their customers.
~By Ross Perot ~


We're both accustomed to being the center of attention. We're both accustomed to being spoiled by the people around us. And we don't expect to have to compete with somebody for all of that.
~By Jim Lampley ~


More than 20 years on, sustained competition, informed customers and the rapid growth of new technology provide the necessary environment for substantial deregulation.
~By Stephen Carter ~


Our variety is one of the key reasons our customers love us. We continue to provide all of the menu items they love, while also offering new items to try.
~By Kenny Harrison ~


We wouldn't turn over our customs service or our border patrol to a foreign government. We shouldn't turn over the ports of the United States, either.
~By Robert Menendez ~


In marketing I've seen only one strategy that can't miss - and that is to market to your best customers first, your best prospects second and the rest of the world last.
~By John Romero ~


It took us three years to build the NeXT computer. If we'd given customers what they said they wanted, we'd have built a computer they'd have been happy with a year after we spoke to them - not something they'd want now.
~By Steve Jobs ~


So I think instead of focusing on the competition, focus on the customer.
~By Scott Cook ~


Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that to do is more disgraceful than to suffer injustice, and that justice is equality.
~By Plato ~


In my column series "The Main Thing," I often talk about how Internet technology can improve the way people communicate - both within a business and between a business and its customers and partners.
~By Jim Barksdale ~


Let it be your constant method to look into the design of people's actions, and see what they would be at, as often as it is practicable; and to make this custom the more significant, practice it first upon yourself.
~By Marcus Aurelius ~


I never trust an executive who tends to pass the buck. Nor would I want to deal with him as a customer or a supplier.
~By James Cash Penney ~


Manners are of such great consequence to the novelist that any kind will do. Bad manners are better than no manners at all, and because we are losing our customary manners, we are probably overly conscious of them; this seems to be a condition that produces writers.
~By Flannery O'Connor ~


Vivendi will be one of the very few top communications groups of the Internet age. We will have customers all over the globe, providing services through all kinds of technology.
~By Jean-Marie Messier ~


I'm an engineer. I see myself as a toolmaker and the musicians are my customers... They use my tools.
~By Robert Moog ~


Never chain your dogs together with sausages. One must accustom one's self to be bored.
~By John Berger ~


The tide of immigration in Canada has not been as great as along our frontier. They have been able to allow the Indians to live as Indians, which we have not, and do not attempt to force upon them the customs which are distasteful to them.
~By Nelson A. Miles ~


I use Gibson guitars; I prefer the Les Paul custom.
~By Adam Jones ~


He or she must be successful in economic terms, but always within an ethical framework. Whether his or her constituency is a corporation and its shareholders or the customers in a small and privately held business, his or her first responsibility is to serve that constituency.
~By Lee R. Raymond ~


Laws are subordinate to custom.
~By Titus Maccius Plautus ~


Because Microsoft seems to sometimes not trust customer choice, they salt XP with all these little gizmos and trap doors to get people to try Microsoft stuff. But the reality is that we're downloading more players than we ever have on a worldwide basis.
~By Rob Glaser ~


I don't really like to talk specifically about customers by name - but we work with nearly all the leading manufacturers of consumer products worldwide and at quite a detailed engineering level.
~By David Milne ~


Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well.
~By Jean Jacques Rousseau ~


Salads was a big indicator of that - there was a huge market out there for it. And why not tap it? Some of the things we are doing now around the globe are responding to customers. It's not because some guy sued you.
~By Jim Cantalupo ~


The culture industry not so much adapts to the reactions of its customers as it counterfeits them.
~By Theodor Adorno ~


Yet, Puerto Rico's economic convergence and political integration with the rest of the nation is in a state of arrest - even though the island has been within the national borders, political system and customs territory of the U.S. for a century.
~By Dick Thornburgh ~


Human beings are accustomed to think of intellect as the power of having and controlling ideas and of ability to learn as synonymous with ability to have ideas. But learning by having ideas is really one of the rare and isolated events in nature.
~By Edward Thorndike ~


That's a very critical phase in customer service because you can start to really understand what part of customer service has value to customers and what part is bothering customers.
~By Sanjay Kumar ~


I love physical kinds of comedy and getting down and dirty and doing stunts. When I was growing up, I was always getting into fights with guys and usually punching out boys my age because I was a lot bigger and tougher. So I'm naturally accustomed to putting myself into the headspace of a girl who can take care of herself.
~By Cameron Diaz ~


There are two ways to extend a business. Take inventory of what you're good at and extend out from your skills. Or determine what your customers need and work backward, even if it requires learning new skills. Kindle is an example of working backward.
~By Jeff Bezos ~


I got quite bored, serving in the bar. Since I was there, the customers wouldn't talk about women, and with half their subject matter denied them, it was: horses, silence; horses, silence.
~By Bernadette Devlin ~


Treat your customers like lifetime partners.
~By Michael LeBoeuf ~


But I think it's always difficult when a product that you're using and accustomed to changes.
~By Mitchell Baker ~


If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.
~By Jeff Bezos ~


Every company's greatest assets are its customers, because without customers there is no company.
~By Michael LeBoeuf ~


Some story appears in some newspaper that says that somebody said X, Y, and Z, and a customer says, I don't understand what they're talking about - we're running that product, we've been using it for five years, what are they talking about?
~By Sanjay Kumar ~


The Communists automatically violated the daily practices of democracy to which I was accustomed.
~By Elia Kazan ~


Human nerves quickly get accustomed to the most unusual conditions and circumstances and I noticed that quite a number of men actually fell asleep from sheer exhaustion in the trenches, in spite of the roaring of the cannon about us and the whizzing of shrapnel over our heads.
~By Fritz Kreisler ~


It has been generally the custom of writers on natural history to take the habits and instincts of animals as the fixed point, and to consider their structure and organization as specially adapted to be in accordance with them.
~By Alfred Russel Wallace ~


Well, I've just gotten accustomed to just being in Canada for five and a half months a year.
~By Anthony Michael Hall ~


We asked ourselves what we wanted this company to stand for. We didn't want to just sell shoes. I wasn't even into shoes - but I was passionate about customer service.
~By Tony Hsieh ~


The epoch of Customary Law, and of its custody by a privileged order, is a very remarkable one.
~By Henry James Sumner Maine ~


Children are already accustomed to a world that moves faster and is more exciting than anything a teacher in front of a classroom can do.
~By Major Owens ~


Customers need to be given control of their own data-not being tied into a certain manufacturer so that when there are problems they are always obliged to go back to them.
~By Tim Berners Lee ~


This year I hope to introduce legislation that would require Power Administrations to list direct and indirect costs associated with ESA compliance as a line item on customer's power bills.
~By Cathy McMorris ~


It puts the provider in a situation of looking for ways to have someone else pick up a piece of the cost. As a result, every customer who has insurance ends up paying a 'hidden premium.' It simply adds to the health care cost burden.
~By David Obey ~


So many people are accustomed to written information that you really have to have a few more bells and whistles in this day and age.
~By Chris Bell ~


New faces have more authority than accustomed ones.
~By Euripides ~


I talked about 12 to 18 months, and that's about reaffirming our foundation for sustained growth: getting the discipline back, getting the basics right, getting the customer focus back... so by the end of next year, I hope most of that's in place.
~By Jim Cantalupo ~


There is one other business where the customer is always wrong and that's the media.
~By Rush Limbaugh ~


The purpose of a business is to create a customer.
~By Peter Drucker ~


Art was carrying me a lot of the time. When you're accustomed to playing with Art, and you play with other drummers, it's as if the bottom dropped out.
~By Benny Green ~


In the last camp they all ate grass, until the authorities forbade them to pull it up. They were accustomed to having the fruits of their little communal gardens stolen by the guards, after they had done all the work; but at the last camp everything was stolen.
~By Martha Gellhorn ~

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