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Compensation Quotes

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People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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If we will be quiet and ready enough,
we shall find compensation in every disappointment.
- Henry David Thoreau

We will often find compensation if we think more of
what life has given us and less about what life has taken away.
- William Barclay

Forgetfulness - a gift of God bestowed upon debtors
in compensation for their destitution of conscience.
- Ambrose Bierce

 

Nowadays the dynamic element is more important in chess -
players more often sacrifice material to obtain dynamic compensation.
- Boris Spassky

If I despised myself, it would be no compensation if everyone saluted me,
and if I respect myself, it does not trouble me if others hold me lightly.
- Max Nordau

A person is a fool to become a writer.
His only compensation is absolute freedom.
- Roald Dahl

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If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity
to spread their wings and put compensation as a carrier
behind it you almost don't have to manage them.
- Jack Welch

The fifth amendment of the U.S.
Constitution guarantees that no private property shall
be taken for a public use without the payment of just compensation.
- Elton Gallegly

Getting talked about is one of the penalties for being pretty,
while being above suspicion is about the only compensation for being homely.
- Kin Hubbard

Do your job and demand your compensation -
but in that order.
- Cary Grant

Other psychological theories say a good deal about compensation.
- Allen Tate

The compensation of a very early success is a conviction
that life is a romantic matter.
In the best sense one stays young.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Illinois then had no legislation providing compensation
for accident or disease caused by occupation.
- Alice Hamilton

Like Americans, people outside America want fun,
want an emotional compensation for the utilitarianism
and calculation that mark the rest of their lives.
- Todd Gitlin

History provides neither compensation for suffering nor penalties for wrong.
- John Acton

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for
the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
- Soren Kierkegaard

San Francisco businesses face many challenges,
including high rents, regulatory burdens,
and the rising cost of workers compensation insurance
and employee health plans.
- Gavin Newsom

What we're going to do is redouble our efforts on financial regulatory reform,
because that has in it sensible things like say on pay,
so at least the shareholders are minding the store,
sensible things like saying, for heaven's sakes,
compensation should be focused on - on long term,
so that you don't have rewards for short-term risk-taking.
- Christina Romer

It was also important for me to have a burning desire
to achieve something worthwhile on that instrument,
and I devoted many many many hours with little or no
compensation to perfecting whatever I could,
because I loved it so much.
- Billy Sheehan

Almost any government activity can also be seen as
taking property "without just compensation."
The basic model of an unconstitutional "taking" would
be if the government threw you out of your house.
- Michael Kinsley

Eight generations of African-Americans are still waiting
to achieve their rights -
compensation and restitution for the hundreds of years
during which they were bought and sold on the market.
- Cynthia McKinney

The case decided on Thursday, though,
seemed promising to takings fans because it wasn't about compensation.
It was about the requirement that any government taking
must have a "public purpose."
- Michael Kinsley

The fact is, that with the creation of the Jewish state in 1948,
hundreds of thousands of Jews fled Arab countries,
almost all of whom left behind all their property for
which compensation was never paid.
- Meir Kahane

The East Timorese government does not believe that
we should consider compensation for the victims because
there are tens of thousands of people who were,
in one way or another, affected by the violence either directly or indirectly.
- Jose Ramos-Horta

Cap the well, yes.
Clear up the mess, yes.
Make compensation - yes, absolutely.
But would it be right to have legislation that independently
targets BP rather than other companies? I don't think that -
would be right.
- David Cameron

Increasing inequality in income distribution in this
country has broader policy implications,
and there is also the growing problem of perverse incentives
that result from executives receiving grossly disproportionate
compensation based on decisions they themselves take.
- Barney Frank

Because what happens is, as the economy suffers,
tax revenues go down.
But unlike businesses, where at least your variable costs go down,
in government your variable costs go up:
unemployment insurance,
workmen's compensation, health care benefits,
welfare, you name it.
- Meg Whitman

Such a structure would also raise a number of problems:
first of all,
which Timorese to pay compensation to? It would open
a can of worms in terms of who was really a victim and who was not.
- Jose Ramos-Horta

Wherefore when a man giveth out his money upon condition
that be may not demand it back until a certain time to come,
he certainly may take a compensation for this inconvenience
which he admits against himself.
- William Petty

The only compensation, gained through the influence
of nongovernmental organizations,
consisted in slightly broadening for private individuals
the possibility of access and appeal to the agencies
enforcing the Covenant concerned with civil and political rights.
- Rene Cassin

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life,
that no man can sincerely try
to help another without helping himself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not;
a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
- Francis Bacon

White shall not neutralize the black,
nor good compensate bad in man, absolve him so:
life's business being just the terrible choice.
- Robert Browning

There's not only emotion in the way you sing but also in what you sing.
That way I can compensate it.
- Beth Gibbons

One way to compensate for a tiny brain is to pretend to be dead.
- Scott Adams

A system is in equilibrium when the forces constituting
it are arranged in such a way as to compensate each other,
like the two weights pulling at the arms of a pair of scales.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he isn't.
A sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.
- Horace Walpole

Some colors are very difficult to render,
and you must compensate to get the color you want on the screen.
- Claude Chabrol

We regard intelligence as man's main characteristic
and we know that there is no superiority which intelligence cannot confer on us,
no inferiority for which it cannot compensate.
- Henri Bergson

I'm not exactly an Einstein, so I compensate by being more focused.
- Peter Munk

Natural abilities can almost compensate for the want
of every kind of cultivation,
but no cultivation of the mind can make up for the
want of natural abilities.
- John Ruskin

It's part of the job to compensate for outfit.
- Victoria Pratt

So long as the laws remain such as they are today,
employ some discretion: loud opinion forces us to do so;
but in privacy and silence let us compensate ourselves
for that cruel chastity we are obliged to display in public.
- Marquis de Sade

Today we have a health insurance industry where the
first and foremost goal is to maximize profits for shareholders and CEOs,
not to cover patients who have fallen ill or to compensate
doctors and hospitals for their services.
It is an industry that is increasingly concentrated
and where Americans are paying more to receive less.
- Diane Feinstein

I believe my publisher has shown a great deal of faith
in me over a lot of years but I'm not prepared to be
so arrogant to say that the long-term literary value
of my work would compensate them for a financial failure.
- Andrew Vachss

Don't think you are going to go on forever because
you are not and begin to plan something that will compensate
as you reduce your capacities to leap or turn on this or that or the other,
begin thinking of something else.
- Katherine Dunham

You always have certain strengths and certain weaknesses,
and you want to compensate for your weaknesses...
I have a real duty to earn the trust of the faculty.
I don't just deserve it.
I have to earn it.
- Erskine Bowles

The third stage was the reaction that came when the
body struggled to compensate for its ills -
when,
for instance, the white count not only returned to
normal but increased to much higher than normal levels.
- John Hersey

One of the greatest objections which families have to New South Wales,
is their apprehension of the moral effects that are
likely to overwhelm them by bad example,
and for which no success in life could compensate.
- Charles Sturt

Defined in psychological terms, a fanatic is a man
who consciously over-compensates a secret doubt.
- Aldous Huxley

When you drop your guard in films, the acting process compensates.
You get lazy and you start acting.
- Ben Kingsley

A fanatic is a man who consciously over compensates a secret doubt.
- Aldous Huxley

While President Bush's tax give-aways for the rich
are pushing us further into debt,
he compensates by increasing the out-of-pocket costs to our veterans.
- Tom Harkin

The rare pleasure of being seen for what one is,
compensates for the misery of being it.
- Margaret Drabble

In all nations an exceptional man exists that compensates
the deficiencies of the remainder.
In those moments, when humanity is found collectively in a state of decadence,
there always remain those exceptional beings as point of reference.
- Augusto Roa Bastos

The punishment should fit the crime and if a doctor
or drug company does harm knowingly or negligently
to a patient they should be compensated to make them whole.
- Corrine Brown

His lack of education is more than compensated for
by his keenly developed moral bankruptcy.
- Woody Allen

A screen actor is compensated in the knowledge that
millions will see his performance at one time,
where only hundreds will see it on the stage.
- Bela Lugosi

A stiff apology is a second insult...
The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged;
he wants to be healed because he has been hurt.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Naturally, I have compensated in my adult years by
owning very large numbers of books.
- Martin Lewis Perl

Sport is part of every man and woman's heritage and
its absence can never be compensated for.
- Pierre de Coubertin

It is of the utmost importance that our service members
are adequately compensated for their duties,
and that we offer them a quality of life that will
enable them to continue to serve and to live comfortably.
- Carl Levin

As the revenue of the farmer is realized in raw produce,
or in the value of raw produce, he is interested,
as well as the landlord, in its high exchangeable value,
but a low price of produce may be compensated to him
by a great additional quantity.
- David Ricardo

Grandchildren are God's way of compensating us for growing old.
- Mary H. Waldrip

Their elegant shape, showy colours, and slow,
sailing mode of flight, make them very attractive objects,
and their numbers are so great that they form quite
a feature in the physiognomy of the forest,
compensating for the scarcity of flowers.
- Henry Walter Bates

Our grandchildren's grandchildren will shake their heads in shame
at some of the beliefs that we hold most dear today -
the question is, which ones?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Almost nothing you worry about today
will matter in a hundred years.
Think carefully about what you can focus on today.
Choose tasks that will actually make a positive difference
to your great-grandchildren.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is about more than today, and more than yourself.
What will your legacy be?
What will your great-grandchildren be told about you?
Creating a legacy does not have to be a burden,
it can be your joy and can create
your satisfaction with living each day.
What kind of world do you want to leave your great-grandchildren?
What can you do today to help create that world?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We return thanks to our mother,
the earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines
for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters,
the beans and squashes, which give us life.
We return thanks to the bushes and trees,
which provide us with fruit.
We return thanks to the wind,
which, moving the air, has banished diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and the stars,
which have given us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to our grandfather He-no,
that he has protected his grandchildren from witches and reptiles,
and has given us his rain.
We return thanks to the sun,
that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in whom is embodied all goodness,
and who directs all things for the good of his children.
- Iroquois traditional


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