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.
Copying other organizations' activities sounds like industrial espionage to some people, but the truth is that benchmarking is perfectly legal and ethical.
There comes a time when silence is betrayal.
Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
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.
We will ship them our garbage. We believe in full disclosure.
If you don't drive your business, you will be driven out of business.
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.
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.
Moralizing and morals are two entirely different things and are always found in entirely different people.
There is more sophistication and less sense in New York than anywhere else on the globe.
The market has no morality.
If we cannot be powerful and happy and prey on others, we invent conscience and prey on ourselves.
Too seldom does the world pause to consider how much kinder and more humane business has become since women invaded the market-place.
At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experiences of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his roses.
The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
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.
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.
You can earn all A's in school and then go out and fail at life.
Advertising is only evil when it advertises evil things.
There are only two kinds of men: those righteous who believe themselves sinners; the other sinners who believe themselves righteous.
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.
To run this business ... you need ... optimism, humanism, enthusiasm, intuition, curiosity, love, humour, magic and fun, and that secret ingredient - euphoria.
Nowdays most women grow old gracefully; most men, disgracefully.
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.
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.
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.
A gift in season is a double favour to the needy.
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.
One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that the cat has only nine lives.
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.
Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.
Nothing recedes like success.
All the things I really like to do are either illegal, immoral or fattening.
Think where man's glory most begins and ends,
And say my glory was I had such friends.