The measure of a man is what he does with power. - Greek Proverb


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Management Quotations

The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.
Napoleon Bonaparte

The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
Vince Lombardi

(Also see Leadership Quotes)

One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
Calvin Coolidge

What's working and how can we do more of it? That's the bright spot philosophy in a single question.
Chip Heath and Dan Heath, Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard

What gets measured gets managed.
Peter Drucker

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
Chinese Proverb

Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Abraham Lincoln

Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacAuthur

Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.
John Churton Collins

Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.

The successful businessman must be able to foresee possibilities, to estimate with sagacity the outcome in the future.
Frank William Taussig

An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Method in business is the chief instrument in getting rich.
American Spectator

Two captains sink the ship.
Turkish Proverb

The higher our position the more modestly we should behave.

You don't manage people; you manage things. You lead people.
Admiral Grace Hooper

If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
Thomas Fuller

To manage men one ought to have a sharp mind in a velvet sheath.
George Eliot

Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean cannot be had.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.

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