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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.
Franz Kafka

I hope the exit is joyful and hope never to return.
Frida Kahlo

Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
Immanuel Kant

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.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter

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.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter

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.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter

To stay ahead, you must have your next idea waiting in the wings.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter

You can always buy something in English, you can't always sell something in English.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Inside every working anarchy, there's an Old Boy Network.
Mitch Kapor

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.
Donna Karan

Business is like sex. When it's good, it's very, very good; when it's not so good, it's still good.
George Katona

Dan Kavanagh - See Julian Barnes.

Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.
Nicos Kazantzakis

A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away.
Bil Keane

Too often our Washington reflex is to discover a problem and then throw money at it, hoping it will somehow go away.
Kenneth Keating

Leadership is not about being nice. It's about being right and being strong.
Paul Keating

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness;

John Keats

Beauty is truth, truth beauty. That is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
John Keats

I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.
John Keats

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.

John Keats

Love is my religion - I could die for it.
John Keats

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced ... even a proverb is no proverb till your life has illustrated it.
John Keats

Customers provide you with the most accurate barometer of what's right and wrong.
Herb Kelleher

Think small and act small, and we'll get bigger. Think big and act big, and we'll get smaller.
Herb Kelleher

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.
Helen Keller

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.
Helen Keller

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
Helen Keller

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
Helen Keller

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Helen Keller

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.
Helen Keller

I'm an honorary consul general, so I have inviolability.
Jill Kelley

Such is life.
Ned Kelly

A wise lover values not so much the gift of the lover as the love of the giver.
Thomas à Kempis

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
Thomas à Kempis

He has great tranquility of heart who cares neither for the praises nor the faultfinding of men.
Thomas à Kempis

I feel sorry for those who live without competition ... fat, dumb, and unhappy in cradle-to-grave security.
Donald Kendall

Don't agonize. Organize.
Florynce Kennedy

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.
Florynce Kennedy

I approve of anyone wearing what the establishment says you must not wear.
Florynce Kennedy

I know we're termites. But if all the termites got together, the house would fall down.
Florynce Kennedy

If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.
Florynce Kennedy

If the ass is protecting the system, ass-kicking should be undertaken regardless of the sex, ethnicity, or charm of the ass involved.
Florynce Kennedy

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.
Florynce Kennedy

The question arises whether all lawyers are the same. This is like asking whether everything that gets into a sewer is garbage.
Florynce Kennedy

There are very few jobs that actually require a penis or vagina. All other jobs should be open to everybody.
Florynce Kennedy

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.
Florynce Kennedy

When a system of oppression has become institutionalized it is unnecessary for individuals to become oppressive.
Florynce Kennedy

And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.
John F. Kennedy

Civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof.
John F. Kennedy

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
John F. Kennedy

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
John F. Kennedy

If someone is going to kill me, they will kill me.
John F. Kennedy

Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.
John F. Kennedy

Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.
John F. Kennedy

The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution.
John F. Kennedy

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie - deliberate, contrived and dishonest - but the myth - persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.
John F. Kennedy

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.
John F. Kennedy

War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.
John F. Kennedy

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.
John F. Kennedy

Is everyone else all right?
Robert F. Kennedy

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy

Dogs are miracles with paws.
Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy

A writer is not interested in explaining reality; he's interested in capturing it.
Brendan Kennelly

Poetry is the ultimate democracy.
Brendan Kennelly

The devil is always blaming someone.
Bricks of blame pave the floor of hell.

Brendan Kennelly

The purpose of a university is to make students safe for ideas - not ideas safe for students.
Clark Kerr

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
Charles F. Kettering

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

An entrepreneur assumes the risk and is dedicated and committed to the success of whatever he or she undertakes.
Victor Kiam

Do you know what Lisa Olson has in common with the Iraqis? They've both seen Patriot missiles up close.
Victor Kiam

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

Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.
Victor Kiam

Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.
Victor Kiam

I don't like to hire consultants. They're like castrated bulls: all they can do is advise.
Victor Kiam

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.
Victor Kiam

In business, the competition will bite you if you keep running, if you stand still, they will swallow you.
Victor Kiam

Information is a negotiator's greatest weapon.
Victor Kiam

Procrastination is opportunity's assassin.
Victor Kiam

Shaves as close as a blade or your money back.
Victor Kiam

The team will never be known as the Remington Shavers, but I could see possibly using some of the players to promote the product.
Victor Kiam

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.
Victor Kiam

When my wife bought me a Remington shaver, I was so impressed I bought the company.
Victor Kiam

You can hype a questionable product for a little while, but you'll never build an enduring business.
Victor Kiam

You can only govern men by serving them. The rule is without exception.
Victor Kiam

King - See Elvis Presley.

King James - See LeBron James.

I see nothing wrong with power as long as I am the fellow who has it.
Cecil King

I don't suffer fools, and I like to see fools suffer.
Florence King

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.
Martin Luther King Jr.

I have a dream ...
Martin Luther King Jr.

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.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Make sure you play Take My Hand, Precious Lord. Play it real pretty.
Martin Luther King Jr.

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.
Martin Luther King Jr.

One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.
Martin Luther King Jr.

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.
Martin Luther King Jr.

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.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
Stephen King

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.
Theodore B. Kinni

Being kissed by a man who didn't wax his moustache was - like eating an egg without salt.
Rudyard Kipling

We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace.
Jeane Kirkpatrick

No country can act wisely simultaneously in every part of the globe at every moment of time.
Henry Kissinger

The difference between a leader and a boss is the difference between good and bad management.
Joe Klock Sr.

My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Mark Knopfler

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.
Charles Koch

True creativity often starts where language ends.
Arthur Koestler

Kong Fuzi - See Confucius.

Kong Qiu - See Confucius.

Kongzi - See Confucius.

Allen Stewart Konigsbergis - See Woody Allen.

The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own.
Michael Korda

Companies worry too much about the cost of doing something. They should worry about the cost of not doing it.
Philip Kotler

Good customers are an asset which, when well managed and served, will return a handsome lifetime income stream for the company.
Philip Kotler

A woman occasionally is quite a serviceable substitute for masturbation.
Karl Kraus

What do you do when your competitor's drowning? Get a live hose and stick it in his mouth.
Ray Kroc

Highly educated bores are by far the worst; they know so much, in such fiendish detail, to be boring about.
Louis Kronenberger

Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.
Louis Kronenberger

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.
Louis Kronenberger

Cash for trash.
Paul Krugman

There are no atheists in foxholes and there are no libertarians in financial crises.
Paul Krugman

Benjamin Kubelsky - See Jack Benny.

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in this life has a purpose.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Supercomputers will achieve one human brain capacity by 2010, and personal computers will do so by about 2020.
Ray Kurzweil