The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
Max de Pree
The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.
The great leaders are like the best conductors – they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.
The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.
The best measure of a man’s honesty isn’t his income tax return. It’s the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
Arthur C. Clarke
The buck stops with the guy who signs the checks.
The consumer isn’t a moron; she is your wife.
The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you’re playing by somebody else’s rules, while quietly playing by your own.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain’t lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.
It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.
It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
Some folks are wise and some are otherwise.
The nineteenth century believed in science but the twentieth century does not.
The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief... that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.
If we wish to make a new world we have the material ready. The first one, too, was made out of chaos.
In all science, error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last.
There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods; and that is, the sincere desire to find out the truth, whatever it may be.
The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Leonardo da Vinci
The less men think, the more they talk.
Charles de Montesquieu
Where all men think alike, no one thinks very much.
Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?