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When the business interests...
by Carroll Quigley

When the business interests...
pushed through the first installment of civil service reform in 1883,
they expected that they would be able to control both
political parties equally.
- Carroll Quigley

By the winter of 1945-1946, the Russian peoples were
being warned of the dangers from the West.
- Carroll Quigley

Hitler's economic revolution in Germany had reduced
financial considerations to a point where they played
no role in economic or political decisions.
- Carroll Quigley

In addition to their power over government based on
government financing and personal influence,
bankers could steer governments in ways they wished
them to go by other pressures.
- Carroll Quigley

 

Instead, there were a variety of controls of which
some could be influenced by bankers,
some could be influenced by the government,
and some could hardly be influenced by either.
- Carroll Quigley

The failure of Christianity in the areas west from Sicily was even greater,
and was increased by the spread of Arab outlooks and influence to that area,
and especially to Spain.
- Carroll Quigley

The traditional Christian attitude toward human personality
was that human nature was essentially good and that
it was formed and modified by social pressures and training.
- Carroll Quigley

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Thus, the use of fiat money is more justifiable in
financing a depression than in financing a war.
- Carroll Quigley

There were people who said the Society of Cincinnati
in the American revolution,
of which George Washington was one of the shining lights,
was a branch of the Illuminati.
- Carroll Quigley

Bolshevism presented itself as an economic threat to
themselves at the same time that Nazism presented itself
as a political threat to their countries.
- Carroll Quigley

To this day the Arab influence is evident in southern Italy,
northern Africa and, above all, in Spain.
- Carroll Quigley

It is this power structure which the Radical Right
in the United States has been attacking for years in
the belief that they are attacking the Communists.
- Carroll Quigley

Once again the mastermind was Lionel Curtis,
and the earlier Round Table Groups and Institutes of
International Affairs were used as nuclei for the new network.
- Carroll Quigley

In fact, this network, which we may identify as the Round Table Groups,
has no aversion to cooperating with the Communists,
or any other groups, and frequently does so.
- Carroll Quigley

Islam, the third in historical sequence of the ethical
monotheistic religions of the Near East,
was very successful in establishing its monotheism,
but had only very moderate success in spreading its
version of Jewish and Christian ethics to the Arabs.
- Carroll Quigley

This persistence as private firms continued because
it ensured the maximum of anonymity and secrecy to
persons of tremendous public power who dreaded public
knowledge of their activities as an evil almost as great as inflation.
- Carroll Quigley

When goods are exchanged between countries,
they must be paid for by commodities or gold.
They cannot be paid for by the notes,
certificates, and checks of the purchaser's country,
since these are of value only in the country of issue.
- Carroll Quigley

The history of the last century shows,
as we shall see later, that the advice given to governments by bankers,
like the advice they gave to industrialists,
was consistently good for bankers, but was often disastrous for governments,
businessmen, and the people generally.
- Carroll Quigley

On this basis, which was originally financial and goes back to George Peabody,
there grew up in the twentieth century a power structure
between London and New York which penetrated deeply into university life,
the press, and the practice of foreign policy.
- Carroll Quigley

The argument that the two parties should represent
opposed ideals and policies,
one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left,
is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers.
- Carroll Quigley

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In business or in life, don't follow the wagon tracks too closely.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Give Honest and Sincere Appreciation.
- Dale Carnegie

Life is an exciting business,
and most exciting when it is lived for others.
- Helen Keller

Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit
which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.
- Henry David Thoreau

A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved.
He inspires the power and energy to get it done.
- Ralph Nader

Example is leadership.
- Albert Schweitzer

The glue that holds all relationships together -
including the relationship between; the leader and the led
is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
- Brian Tracy

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives
is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.
- Brian Tracy

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford

When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way,
you will command the attention of the world.
- George Washington Carver

Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past
have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
- George S. Patton

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

The reason why men do not obey us,
is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To lead people walk behind them.
- Lao Tzu

About leadership: No person can be a great leader
unless he takes genuine joy
in the successes of those under him.
- W. A. Nance

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

The success of a project is best predicted
by the enthusiasm of its participants.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

leading by example creates a degree of
loyalty and overall success
that cannot be achieved through
issuing orders from a lofty office.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Unless both sides win,
no agreement can be permanent.
- Jimmy Carter

Leaders are those who empower others.
- Bill Gates

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Successful people ask better questions,
and as a result, they get better answers.
- Tony Robbins

The most successful people in life
are generally those who have the best information.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I cannot trust a man to control others
who cannot control himself.
- Robert E. Lee

The buck stops here.
- Harry S. Truman

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu

Profit is a by-product of work;
happiness is its chief product.
- Henry Ford

There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything.
And that is by making the other person want to do it.
- Dale Carnegie

The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Management is doing things right;
leadership is doing the right things.
- Peter F. Drucker

The best way to predict the future is to create it.
- Peter F. Drucker

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
- Anonymous

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu


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