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Anita Roddick Quotes and Sayings

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At The Body Shop we had always been measured by how
many jobs we had created,
and I got a major award from the Queen on that.
- Anita Roddick

The market controls everything, but the market has no heart.
- Anita Roddick

If I had learned more about business ahead of time,
I would have been shaped into believing that it was
only about finances and quality management.
- Anita Roddick

Nobody talks of entrepreneurship as survival,
but that's exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking.
- Anita Roddick

 

If you think you're too small to have an impact,
try going to bed with a mosquito.
- Anita Roddick

When you run an entrepreneurial business,
you have hurry sickness - you don't look back,
you advance and consolidate.
But it is such fun.
- Anita Roddick

The movement for the environment really only started in the mid 1970's.
- Anita Roddick

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If you do things well, do them better.
Be daring, be first, be different, be just.
- Anita Roddick

There is no scientific answer for success.
You can't define it.
You've simply got to live it and do it.
- Anita Roddick

The end result of kindness is that it draws people to you.
- Anita Roddick

Consumers have not been told effectively enough that
they have huge power and that purchasing and shopping involve a moral choice.
- Anita Roddick

All through history, there have always been movements
where business was not just about the accumulation
of proceeds but also for the public good.
- Anita Roddick

The Body Shop Foundation is run by our staff and supports
social activism and environmental activism.
We don't tend to support big agencies.
- Anita Roddick

If I can't do something for the public good,
what the hell am I doing?
- Anita Roddick

I traveled enormously during the 1960's,
when you measured everything by where you traveled
and what you did as travelers.
- Anita Roddick

I didn't go to business school, didn't care about financial
stuff and the stock market.
- Anita Roddick

I want to work for a company that contributes to and
is part of the community.
I want something not just to invest in.
I want something to believe in.
- Anita Roddick

Since the governments are in the pockets of businesses,
who's going to control this most powerful institution?
Business is more powerful than politics,
and it's more powerful than religion.
So it's going to have to be the vigilante consumer.
- Anita Roddick

But if you can create an honorable livelihood,
where you take your skills and use them and you earn a living from it,
it gives you a sense of freedom and allows you to balance
your life the way you want.
- Anita Roddick

But the minute we went public on the stock market,
which is how our wealth was created,
it was no longer how many people you employed,
it was how much you were worth and how much your company was worth.
- Anita Roddick

The money that we make from the company goes into The Body Shop Foundation,
which isn't one of those awful tax shelters like some in America.
It just functions to take the money and give it away.
- Anita Roddick

Years ago nobody was elected on the economic ticket.
It was either the education platform,
or it was health or it was other issues.
It is only recently that economic values have superceded every other human value.
- Anita Roddick

I believe in businesses where you engage in creative thinking,
and where you form some of your deepest relationships.
If it isn't about the production of the human spirit,
we are in big trouble.
- Anita Roddick

I am still looking for the modern equivalent of those
Quakers who ran successful businesses,
made money because they offered honest products and
treated their people decently...
This business creed, sadly, seems long forgotten.
- Anita Roddick

Look at the Quakers - they were excellent business people that never lied,
never stole; they cared for their employees and the
community which gave them the wealth.
They never took more money out than they put back in.
- Anita Roddick

Over the past decade...
while many businesses have pursued what I call 'business as usual,'
I have been part of a different,
smaller business movement, one that tried to put idealism back on the agenda.
- Anita Roddick

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

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.
The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emotion always has its roots in the unconscious,
and manifests itself in the body.
- Irene Claremont de Castillejo

An old friend will help you move.
A good friend will help you move a dead body.
- Jim Hayes

I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life
is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
- Albert Einstein

Simply see that you are at the center of the universe,
and accept all things and beings
as parts of your infinite body.
When you perceive that an act done to another
is done to yourself,
you have understood the great truth.
- Lao Tzu

The greatest force in the human body
is the natural drive of the body to heal itself -
but that force in not independent of the belief system.
Everything begins with belief.
What we believe is the most powerful option of all.
- Norman Cousins

An insincere and evil friend is more
to be feared than a wild beast;
a wild beast may wound your body,
but an evil friend will wound your mind.
- The Buddha

When you become centered, suddenly there is great freedom
because you know you are not the mind and you are not the body.
- Osho

Your own body is a manifestation of God,
and if you honor your body everything will change for you
- don Miguel Ruiz

I will dance a little.
I will move with the wind.
I will give my body to my love and celebrate
that we have substance beyond the idea of ourselves.
We can move. We can touch. This is my physical exclamation point.
This is how I can awaken my mind to the possibilities in the day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The manifest universe is the body of God ...
all people are incarnations of the One Spirit.
- Ernest Holmes

A house is not a home unless it
contains food and fire
for the mind as well as the body.
- Benjamin Franklin

Taoists understand that both the mind and the body
are mere tools of the Spirit,
and that intention creates physical reality.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body
treats a strange protein; it rejects it.
- Peter Medawar

Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
- Pythagoras

There is nothing that wastes the body like worry,
and one who has any faith in God
should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature,
and it has often been said by philosophers,
that nature is the will of God.
And I prefer to say that nature
is the only body of God that we shall ever see.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Just one quality of the Buddha has to be remembered.
He consists only of one quality: witnessing.
This small word witnessing contains the whole of spirituality.
Witness that you are not the body.
Witness that you are not the mind.
Witness that you are only a witness.
As the witnessing deepens,
you start becoming drunk with the divine.
That is what is called ecstasy.
- Osho

I offer my body, my mind
and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O Infinite Creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose
to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work,
and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered
to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Bodily decay is gloomy in prospect,
but of all human contemplations,
the most abhorrent is body without mind.
- Thomas Jefferson

The primal rhythmic power
and resonant sound of waves on the shore
are like the earth's heartbeat,
and become our connection with the body of nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life should not be a journey to the grave
with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well preserved body,
but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out,
and loudly proclaiming, "Wow! What a Ride!"
- Hunter S. Thompson

I have a healthy body, free of the chemicals that once controlled it.
- Lorna Luft

God gave me a great body and it's my duty to take care of my physical temple.
- Jean Claude Van Damme

The food that enters the mind must be watched as closely
as the food that enters the body.
- Pat Buchanan

Think with your whole body.
- Taisen Deshimaru

You are not your mind. You, a Spiritual BEing,
are neither your mind nor your body.
Mind and body are your tools - to use as you choose.
Sometimes your body appears to have a will of its own,
as when it twitches or pains.
Likewise, your mind often appears to have its own will.
That incessant chattering of regret, disappointment, guilt,
shame, foreboding, worry, and fear
is your Rattlesnake Mind striking off on its own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I feel pretty good.
My body actually looks like an old banana,
but it's fine.
- Mike Piazza

Food is your body's fuel.
Without fuel, your body wants to shut down.
- Ken Hill

Happiness is not being pained in body, or troubled in mind.
- Thomas Jefferson

Chicken fat, beef fat, fish fat, fried foods -
these are the foods that fuel our fat genes by giving
them raw materials for building body fat.
- Neal Barnard

When the body of the people is possessed of the supreme power,
it is called a democracy.
- Charles de Secondat

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt,
head in the sun, heart with nature.
To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body,
but the soul.
- Alfred Austin

It's a huge change for your body.
You don't even want to look in the mirror after you've had a baby,
because your stomach is just hanging there like a Shar-Pei.
- Cindy Crawford

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary.
It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body.
It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
- Winston Churchill

I have a very low threshold of death.
My doctor says I can't have bullets enter my body at any time.
- the Woody Allen movie Casino Royale

My body is like breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
I don't think about it, I just have it.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

The secret of health for both mind and body
is not to mourn for the past,
nor to worry about the future,
but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
- The Buddha

True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body;
the two are ever united.
- Wilhelm von Humboldt

I like the body.
I like to design everything to do with the body.
- Gianni Versace

When I look in the mirror I see the girl I was when I was growing up,
with braces, crooked teeth, a baby face and a skinny body.
- Heather Locklear

You gotta have a body.
- Jayne Mansfield


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