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Officials are highly educated but one-sided; in his own department an official can grasp whole trains of thought from a single word, but let him have something from another department explained to him ... he won't understand a word of it.
I hope the exit is joyful and hope never to return.
Act only on that maxim which you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.
Companies that stay ahead of change are ones in which their people see change as something they themselves accomplish and not something that is imposed on them. They see lots of opportunities to take initiative.
The power of the position is giving way to the power of the person. A formal title and its placement on an organization chart have less to do with career prospects and success ... than the skills and ideas a person brings to that work.
There's nothing more demoralizing than having nobody notice good performance ... the successful culture is one that provides constant recognition and applause. At the same time, it breeds a restless dissatisfaction that keeps you challenging yourself to a higher and higher performance.
To stay ahead, you must have your next idea waiting in the wings.
You can always buy something in English, you can't always sell something in English.
Inside every working anarchy, there's an Old Boy Network.
One of our greatest gifts is our intuition. It is a sixth sense we all have - we just need to learn to tap into and trust it.
Business is like sex. When it's good, it's very, very good; when it's not so good, it's still good.
Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.
A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away.
Too often our Washington reflex is to discover a problem and then throw money at it, hoping it will somehow go away.
Leadership is not about being nice. It's about being right and being strong.
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness;
Beauty is truth, truth beauty. That is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.
Love in a hut, with water and a crust,
Is - Love, forgive us! - cinders, ashes, dust;
Love in a palace is perhaps at last
More grievous torment than a hermit's fast.
Love is my religion - I could die for it.
Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced ... even a proverb is no proverb till your life has illustrated it.
Customers provide you with the most accurate barometer of what's right and wrong.
I think leadership is valuing the time you spend with your people more than anything else you do.
The more time I spend with our people, the more I find out about our business.
Think small and act small, and we'll get bigger. Think big and act big, and we'll get smaller.
Under the hypnosis of war hysteria, with a pusillanimous Congress rubber-stamping every whim of the White House, we passed the withholding tax.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil, but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good, that it may prevail.
It is not possible for civilization to flow backward while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance its allotted length.
No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
We differ, blind and seeing, one from another, not in our senses, but in the use we make of them, in the imagination and courage with which we seek wisdom beyond the senses.
I'm an honorary consul general, so I have inviolability.
Such is life.
A wise lover values not so much the gift of the lover as the love of the giver.
Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
He has great tranquility of heart who cares neither for the praises nor the faultfinding of men.
I feel sorry for those who live without competition ... fat, dumb, and unhappy in cradle-to-grave security.
Don't agonize. Organize.
Everybody's scared for their ass. There aren't too many people ready to die for racism. They'll kill for racism but they won't die for racism.
I approve of anyone wearing what the establishment says you must not wear.
I know we're termites. But if all the termites got together, the house would fall down.
If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.
If the ass is protecting the system, ass-kicking should be undertaken regardless of the sex, ethnicity, or charm of the ass involved.
It's interesting to speculate how it developed that in two of the most anti-feminist institutions, the church and the law court, the men are wearing the dresses.
The question arises whether all lawyers are the same. This is like asking whether everything that gets into a sewer is garbage.
There are very few jobs that actually require a penis or vagina. All other jobs should be open to everybody.
True revolutionary activity, in my opinion, is that which hurts the establishment without undue damage to the person who does the revolutionary act. You see.
When a system of oppression has become institutionalized it is unnecessary for individuals to become oppressive.
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.
Civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
If someone is going to kill me, they will kill me.
Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.
Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.
The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution.
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie - deliberate, contrived and dishonest - but the myth - persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.
There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.
War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.
When power leads men towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the areas of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
Is everyone else all right?
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Dogs are miracles with paws.
A writer is not interested in explaining reality; he's interested in capturing it.
Poetry is the ultimate democracy.
The devil is always blaming someone.
Bricks of blame pave the floor of hell.
The purpose of a university is to make students safe for ideas - not ideas safe for students.
High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experiences of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his roses.
An entrepreneur assumes the risk and is dedicated and committed to the success of whatever he or she undertakes.
Do you know what Lisa Olson has in common with the Iraqis? They've both seen Patriot missiles up close.
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.
Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.
Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.
I don't like to hire consultants. They're like castrated bulls: all they can do is advise.
I'd rather sell my shaver myself than pay a fee to some actor to stand up there and sell it when he'll be back next night selling someone else's chocolates or wrist watches.
In business, the competition will bite you if you keep running, if you stand still, they will swallow you.
Information is a negotiator's greatest weapon.
Procrastination is opportunity's assassin.
Shaves as close as a blade or your money back.
The team will never be known as the Remington Shavers, but I could see possibly using some of the players to promote the product.
What's really important in life? Sitting on a beach? Looking at television eight hours a day? I think we have to appreciate that we're alive for only a limited period of time, and we'll spend most of our lives working.
When my wife bought me a Remington shaver, I was so impressed I bought the company.
You can hype a questionable product for a little while, but you'll never build an enduring business.
You can only govern men by serving them. The rule is without exception.
I see nothing wrong with power as long as I am the fellow who has it.
I don't suffer fools, and I like to see fools suffer.
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.
I have a dream ...
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
Make sure you playTake My Hand, Precious Lord.Play it real pretty.
Men often hate each other because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don't know each other; they don't know each other because they can not communicate; they can not communicate because they are separated.
One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.
Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes. Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction ... The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
Quality is not a program that can be simply imposed on an operation; instead it is a way of operating that permeates a business and the thinking of its employees.
Being kissed by a man who didn't wax his moustache was - like eating an egg without salt.
Each in his place, by right, not grace,
Shall rule his heritage -
The men who simply do the work
For which they draw the wage.
I keep six honest serving men
(They taught me all I know)
are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.
We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace.
No country can act wisely simultaneously in every part of the globe at every moment of time.
The difference between a leader and a boss is the difference between good and bad management.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Our vision controls the way we think and, therefore, the way we act ... the vision we have of our jobs determines what we do and the opportunities we see or don't see.
True creativity often starts where language ends.
The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own.
Companies worry too much about the cost of doing something. They should worry about the cost of not doing it.
Good customers are an asset which, when well managed and served, will return a handsome lifetime income stream for the company.
A woman occasionally is quite a serviceable substitute for masturbation.
What do you do when your competitor's drowning? Get a live hose and stick it in his mouth.
Highly educated bores are by far the worst; they know so much, in such fiendish detail, to be boring about.
Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.
Ours is not so much an age of vulgarity as of vulgarization; everything is tampered with or touched up, or adulterated or watered down, in an effort to make it palatable, in an effort to make it pay.
Cash for trash.
There are no atheists in foxholes and there are no libertarians in financial crises.
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in this life has a purpose.
People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Supercomputers will achieve one human brain capacity by 2010, and personal computers will do so by about 2020.