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As you move through life, set aside good ideas and give them to others to encourage and inspire.

Ask me no questions, I'll tell you no lies.

Managers who are skilled communicators may also be good at covering up real problems.
Chris Argyris

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Copying other organizations' activities sounds like industrial espionage to some people, but the truth is that benchmarking is perfectly legal and ethical.
Warren Bennis

There comes a time when silence is betrayal.
Robert McAfee Brown

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Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
Lewis Carroll

There are two parties involved in every corrupt transaction, typically a government official and a business person. Yet those who pay bribes are often depicted as innocent victims ... The reality is that both parties conspire to defraud the public.
Lynda Chalker

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We will ship them our garbage. We believe in full disclosure.
Larry Ellison

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If you don't drive your business, you will be driven out of business.
Bertie Forbes

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It is difficult but not impossible to conduct strictly honest business. What is true is that honesty is incompatible with the amassing of a large fortune.
Mahatma Gandhi

Seven social sins: politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice.
Mahatma Gandhi

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Moralizing and morals are two entirely different things and are always found in entirely different people.
Don Herold

There is more sophistication and less sense in New York than anywhere else on the globe.
Don Herold

The market has no morality.
Michael Heseltine

If we cannot be powerful and happy and prey on others, we invent conscience and prey on ourselves.
Elbert Hubbard

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Too seldom does the world pause to consider how much kinder and more humane business has become since women invaded the market-place.
Edith Johnson

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At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experiences of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his roses.
Ellen Key

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The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
Harper Lee

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I would have been a success in anything. But I have chosen an activity that was socially useful and that aspect gives me extra satisfaction.
Robert Maxwell

Too many schools process students as if they are slabs of cheese going to Velveeta High on the way to Cheddar U and Mozzarella Grad School.
Colman McCarthy

You can earn all A's in school and then go out and fail at life.
Colman McCarthy

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Advertising is only evil when it advertises evil things.
David Ogilvy

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There are only two kinds of men: those righteous who believe themselves sinners; the other sinners who believe themselves righteous.
Blaise Pascal

Given the natural differences between human beings, equality is an ethical aspiration that cannot be realized without recourse either to despotism or to an act of fraternity.
Octavio Paz

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To run this business ... you need ... optimism, humanism, enthusiasm, intuition, curiosity, love, humour, magic and fun, and that secret ingredient - euphoria.
Anita Roddick

Nowdays most women grow old gracefully; most men, disgracefully.
Helen Rowland

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I have nothing to offer you but my strength for your defence, my honesty for your surety, my ability and industry for your livelihood, and my authority and position for your dignity. That is all it becomes a man to offer to a woman.
George Bernard Shaw

You only have power over people so long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power - he's free again.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

As an anonymous participant in financial markets, I never had to weigh the social consequences of my actions ... I felt justified in ignoring them on the grounds that I was playing by the rules.
George Soros

A gift in season is a double favour to the needy.
Publilius Syrus

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The depths and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
Leon Trotsky

One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that the cat has only nine lives.
Mark Twain

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Business doesn't have to choose between making profit and protecting the environment, between economic success and ethical responsibility, between satisfying the customer and meeting the demands of other stakeholders. In other words, we don't have to make a choice between profits and principles.
Jeroen van der Veer

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Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.
Oscar Wilde

Nothing recedes like success.
Walter Winchell

All the things I really like to do are either illegal, immoral or fattening.
Alexander Woollcott

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Think where man's glory most begins and ends,
And say my glory was I had such friends.

William Butler Yeats

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