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What business has science and capitalism got,
by Henrik Ibsen

What business has science and capitalism got,
bringing all these new inventions into the works,
before society has produced a generation educated up to using them!
- Henrik Ibsen

People who don't know how to keep themselves healthy
ought to have the decency to get themselves buried,
and not waste time about it.
- Henrik Ibsen

Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.
- Henrik Ibsen

It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals;
let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.
- Henrik Ibsen

 

Castles in the air - they are so easy to take refuge in.
And so easy to build too.
- Henrik Ibsen

Do you know what we are those of us who count as pillars
of society? We are society's tools,
neither more nor less.
- Henrik Ibsen

Don't use that foreign word "ideals."
We have that excellent native word "lies."
- Henrik Ibsen

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The man whom God wills to slay in the struggle of life -
he first individualizes.
- Henrik Ibsen

A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.
- Henrik Ibsen

One should never put on one's best trousers to go out
to battle for freedom and truth.
- Henrik Ibsen

A minority may be right, and a majority is always wrong.
- Henrik Ibsen

A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.
- Henrik Ibsen

A forest bird never wants a cage.
- Henrik Ibsen

The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.
- Henrik Ibsen

The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right.
- Henrik Ibsen

Do not use that foreign word "ideals."
We have that excellent native word "lies."
- Henrik Ibsen

The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom -
these are the pillars of society.
- Henrik Ibsen

Really to sin you have to be serious about it.
- Henrik Ibsen

Look into any man's heart you please,
and you will always find, in every one,
at least one black spot which he has to keep concealed.
- Henrik Ibsen

The devil is compromise.
- Henrik Ibsen

You should never have your best trousers on when you
go out to fight for freedom and truth.
- Henrik Ibsen

A man should never put on his best trousers when he
goes out to battle for freedom and truth.
- Henrik Ibsen

Marriage!
Nothing else demands so much of a man.
- Henrik Ibsen

Home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as
it is founded on borrowing and debt.
- Henrik Ibsen

The spectacles of experience; through them you will
see clearly a second time.
- Henrik Ibsen

The pillars of truth and the pillars of freedom -
they are the pillars of society.
- Henrik Ibsen

These heroes of finance are like beads on a string;
when one slips off,
all the rest follow.
- Henrik Ibsen

The worst enemy of truth and freedom in our society is the compact majority.
- Henrik Ibsen

One of the qualities of liberty is that,
as long as it is being striven after,
it goes on expanding.
Therefore, the man who stands in the midst of the struggle and says,
"I have it," merely shows by doing so that he has just lost it.
- Henrik Ibsen

I'm afraid for all those who'll have the bread snatched
from their mouths by these machines.
What business has science and capitalism got,
bringing all these new inventions into the works,
before society has produced a generation educated up to using them!
- Henrik Ibsen

Your home is regarded as a model home,
your life as a model life.
But all this splendor, and you along with it...
it's just as though it were built upon a shifting quagmire.
A moment may come, a word can be spoken,
and both you and all this splendor will collapse.
- Henrik Ibsen

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

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

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

Be resolute in your goals,
but flexible in your tactics.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

If you want to be incrementally better: Be competitive.
If you want to be exponentially better: Be cooperative.
- Anonymous

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

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

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

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

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

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

The sum of wisdom is that
time is never lost that is devoted to work.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Example is leadership.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

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

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

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

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

Leaders are those who empower others.
- Bill Gates

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

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

Acknowledgment, award, appreciation.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Choose a job you love,
and you will never have to work a day in your life.
- Confucius

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

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


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