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But the more an organization succeeds and prospers,
by Robert Shea

But the more an organization succeeds and prospers,
the more it is likely to be diverted from its original ideals,
principles and purposes.
- Robert Shea

Because the better an organization is at fulfilling its purpose,
the more it attracts people who see the organization
as an opportunity to advance themselves.
- Robert Shea

Organized religion provides a model of the way all organizations,
from the state down to the village garden club,
end a price in terms of a member's freedom of thought and action.
- Robert Shea

The key element in tragedy is that heroes and heroines
are destroyed by that which appears to be their greatest strength.
- Robert Shea

 

Ultimately we may still ask, why can't humans design a perfect society?
- Robert Shea

You are attached to what you attack.
- Robert Shea

But instead I usually say that, though it may surprise them,
I too believe in the necessity of organization.
- Robert Shea

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Individuals, too, who cultivate a variety of skills seem brighter,
more energetic and more adaptable than those who know
how to do one thing only.
- Robert Shea

It is instructive, for instance, to trace the computer
industry's decline in vision,
idealism, creativity, romance and sheer fun as it becomes
more and more important and prosperous.
- Robert Shea

One simple way to keep organizations from becoming
cancerous might be to rotate all jobs on a regular,
frequent and mandatory basis, including the leadership positions.
- Robert Shea

Of all human inventions the organization,
a machine constructed of people performing interdependent functions,
is the most powerful.
- Robert Shea

The ability to get ahead in an organization is simply another talent,
like the ability to play chess, paint pictures,
do coronary bypass operations or pick pockets.
- Robert Shea

The Gnostics were rapidly driven out of business by
the hierarchical orthodox Christians.
- Robert Shea

Anyone who seeks power wants absolute power.
- Robert Shea

Military organization, like religious organization,
can be seen as a paradigm of organization in general.
- Robert Shea

Every combination of two or more human beings has both
a useful aspect and a political aspect.
- Robert Shea

Even while we busily attend meetings,
contribute money and perform our assigned tasks,
we suspect that we may be helping to create a force
that is inimical to many values we hold dear.
- Robert Shea

It often happens that when a person possesses a particular
ability to an extraordinary degree,
nature makes up for it by leaving him or her incompetent
in every other department.
- Robert Shea

As such people achieve influence within the organization,
whenever there is a conflict between their own interest
and the interest of the organization,
their interests will win out.
- Robert Shea

A permanent division of labor inevitably creates occupational
and class inequality and conflict.
- Robert Shea

Indeed, if our ancestors of millions of years ago hadn't
learned how to care for one another and hunt in packs,
they'd all have ended up being eaten by leopards.
- Robert Shea

To reject even one major tenet of the religion or to
violate one major rule of behavior is enough to get one kicked out -
or worse.
- Robert Shea

This whole phenomenon of the diversion of organizations
from their purposes and ideals does not seem very serious
when the scum rise to the top in the bridge club or
the offices of a small magazine publisher.
- Robert Shea

Indeed, one of the most successful and influential
religious organizations in history,
the Society of Jesus, was consciously modeled along
military lines by its founder,
Ignatius Loyola.
- Robert Shea

Just as predatory animals follow a similar general
design and behave in similar ways,
so organizations, especially those in competition with one another,
must follow certain design principles if they are to succeed and prevail.
- Robert Shea

That the more authoritarian organizations survive and
prevail goes generally unnoticed because people focus
on the objectives of organizations,
which are many and varied, rather than on their structures,
which lend to be similar.
- Robert Shea

If you want to change the culture, you will have to
start by changing the organization.
- Mary Douglas

Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
- George Carlin

A news organization has a much different responsibility.
I might not be telling you the whole story.
I might not be telling you a story in a manner that
is properly sophisticated.
- Aaron Sorkin

We should be exploring consciousness at the neural level and higher,
where the arrow of causal analysis points up toward
such principles as emergence and self-organization.
- Michael Shermer

The capitalist class shoots down mothers and children.
It stops at nothing, no matter how monstrous,
to prevent the organization of the workers.
- Ella R. Bloor

New legislation has just been adopted by the International
Labour Organization on the Worst Forms of Child Labor,
such as bonded labour, prostitution and hazardous work.
- Carol Bellamy

It is the tendency of the social burdens to crush out the middle class,
and to force society into an organization of only two classes,
one at each social extreme.
- William Graham Sumner

An office occupation is another example as not only
douse it disrupt the activities of the organization
it also can raise the media profile of the campaign.
- Ben Edwards

A manager's job is simple.
For one hundred sixty-two games you try not to screw
up all that smart stuff your organization did last December.
- Earl Weaver

The methods by which a trade union can alone act,
are necessarily destructive; its organization is necessarily tyrannical.
- Henry George

Victory Over Violence is an organization that was created
to help fund shelters for women and children.
- Victoria Principal

The security of which we speak is to be attained by
the development of international law through an international
organization based on the principles of law and justice.
- Ludwig Quidde

An organization's ability to learn, and translate that
learning into action rapidly,
is the ultimate competitive advantage.
- Jack Welch

I really believe that studying organization,
even in the form of studying detective story organization,
is very, very valuable for a playwright,
a budding playwright.
- Peter Shaffer

We are the most powerful nation on earth.
No external power, no terrorist organization,
can defeat us.
But we can defeat ourselves by getting caught in a quagmire.
- George Soros

In the successful organization, no detail is too small
to escape close attention.
- Lou Holtz

The organization and constant onward sweep of this
movement exemplifies the resentment of the many toward the selfishness,
greed and the neglect of the few.
- John L. Lewis

Politics, as a practise, whatever its professions,
has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
- Henry Brooks Adams

All of those things had been talked about,
suggested, rumored, as a manager and as a member of the Knicks organization,
I couldn't allow myself to think that way or believe that.
- Isiah Thomas

Hate is able to provoke disorders, to ruin a social organization,
to cast a country into a period of bloody revolutions;
but it produces nothing.
- Georges Sorel

I'm active in PAX, which is a gun awareness organization.
We treat gun safety as a public health issue.
- Mandy Patinkin

Democracy is the wholesome and pure air without which
a socialist public organization cannot live a full-blooded life.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

No organization, whether it's police or physicians or whatever,
wants to have its errors held up to the light of day,
but it's wrong, as is coming out so well.
- William P. Leahy

Big business never pays a nickel in taxes,
according to Ralph Nader, who represents a big consumer
organization that never pays a nickel in taxes.
- Dave Barry

The return to the Organization of the United States of America,
the bearers of a great and diversified democratic culture
that has inspired many other peoples.
- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

What the poor, the weak, and the inarticulate desperately require is power,
organization, and a sense of identity and purpose,
not rarefied advice of political scientists.
- Paul Wellstone

Quality is the result of a carefully constructed cultural environment.
It has to be the fabric of the organization,
not part of the fabric.
- Phil Crosby

The trouble with organizing a thing is that pretty
soon folks get to paying more attention to the organization
than to what they're organized for.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

ALEC is one great organization, I think,
for growing future political leaders.
- Don Nickles

That the way to achieve higher standards of living
for all is through science and technology,
taking advantage of better tools, methods and organization.
- Charles E. Wilson

The problem of social organization is how to set up
an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm,
capitalism is that kind of a system.
- Milton Friedman

An organization's intelligence is distributed to the
point of being ubiquitous.
- Kevin Kelly

When a system is in turbulence, the turbulence is not
just out there in the environment,
but is a part of the organization or organism that you are looking at.
- Kevin Kelly

Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions,
has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
- Henry B. Adams

I'm excited about being here in an organization that I grew up rooting for...
I'm excited about being an Atlanta Brave and pitching in Game 1.
- Tim Hudson

I never planned on doing a book about Paul Farmer or his organization.
I met him in Haiti when I was on a magazine assignment.
It's almost like his story sort of fell in my lap.
- Tracy Kidder

Every company has two organizational structures:
The formal one is written on the charts;
the other is the everyday relationship of the men and
women in the organization.
- Harold S. Geneen

We have said that Israel has had a very bad history with the United Nations,
and whoever cares for himself in Israel distances himself from that Organization.
- Yitzhak Shamir

Ethical conduct is something that becomes inherent
in an organization over a long period of time.
- Lee R. Raymond

I joined the Communist Party because I felt I had to be in some organization.
- Klaus Fuchs

The chief strategist of an organization has to be the leader -
the CEO.
- Michael Porter

Let there be no mistake, Hamas is a ruthless terrorist organization.
- Lois Capps

Organization charts and fancy titles count for next to nothing.
- Colin Powell

An organization's reason for being, like that of any organism,
is to help the parts that are in relationship to each other,
to be able to deal with change in the environment.
- Kevin Kelly

From 1918 on, trade unionists were to express from
the platforms of their congresses the workers' desire
for peace through a rational organization of the world.
- Leon Jouhaux


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