John Dingell

You decide the substance and I’ll decide the process, and I’ll beat you every time.

Steven B. Sample

Anything worth doing at all is worth doing poorly. It may be worth more if it’s done well, but it’s worth something if it’s done poorly.

W.E.B. Du Bois

The return from your work must be the satisfaction which that work brings you and the world’s need of work. With it, life is heaven, or as near heaven as you can get. Without this – with work which you despise, which bores you, and which the world does not need – this life is hell.

Jack Welch

The big companies that get into trouble are those that try to manage their size instead of experiment with it.

Leo Tolstoy

I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means-except by getting off his back.


The different priorities that employees have can be described by the acronym MORE – Money, Opportunity, Respect, Experience

Albert Einstein

Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.

Douglas MacArthur

I recall a Douglas MacArthur biographer who claimed that the one piece of advice that MacArthur most valued (which was passed on to him by one of his military forbearers) was “Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you will help them to become what they are capable of being.