If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined...— Henry David Thoreau
Simplistic Business School quotations
It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair and adult.
According to the U.S. Census, the most common reason people give for not voting is that they were too busy or had conflicting work or school schedules.
American Education has a long history of infatuation with fads and ill-considered ideas. The current obsession with making our schools work like a business may be the worst of them, for it threatens to destroy public education. Who will Stand up to the tycoons and politicians and tell them so?
Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions.
Many Americans do not want persons who openly engage in homosexual conduct as partners in their business, as scoutmasters for their children, as teachers in their children's schools, or as boarders in their home. They view this as protecting themselves and their families from a lifestyle that they believe to be immoral and destructive.
I started out mopping floors, waiting tables, and tending bar at my dad's tavern. I put myself through school working odd jobs and night shifts. I poured my heart and soul into a small business. And when I saw how out-of-touch Washington had become with the core values of this great nation, I put my name forward and ran for office.
The efforts of the medical profession in the US to control:.
..its...job it proposes to monopolize. It has been carrying on a vigorous campaign all over the country against new methods and schools of healing because it wants the business...I have watched this medical profession for a long time and it bears watching.
People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic.
It's about businesses nervous about taking on school leavers because of a mass of red tape. It's about health and safety regulations and green fines.
I'm the first to admit I've had a sheltered life.
I grew up in the country and went to a boarding school. It was all just part of the business - be nice to everyone and all that.
I believe no amount of business school training or work experience can teach what is ultimately a matter of personal character. Businesses are not dishonest or greedy, people are. Thus, a business, successful or not, is merely a reflection of the character of its leadership.
Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.
I am still a student. My classmates study really hard, so I feel like I should too. But they always say things like: “You don't have to.”, “Aren't you busy?”, “Just give up, you have another way.”; But I don't think that's right. There's no reason for me to give up, I didn't quit high school.
Accepting the key premise that the learner is the primary customer of schooling means others follow naturally. ... The core business of schooling is learning, and the quality of learning experienced by all learners should be the standard against which performance is measured.
Hiring people with diverse backgrounds brings in a flexibility of thought and openness to new ways of doing things, as opposed to hiring clones from business schools who have been taught a codified way of doing business.
Instead of complaining about your circumstances, get busy and create some new ones.
Business schools don't create successful people.
They simply accept them, then take credit for their success.
We do not segment our lives, giving some time to God, some to our business or schooling, while keeping parts to ourselves. The idea is to live all of our lives in the presence of God, under the authority of God, and for the honor and glory of God. That is what the Christian life is all about.
The single most important thing to remember about any enterprise is that results exist only on the outside.The result of a business is a satisfied customer. The result of a hospital is a satisfied patient. The result of a school is a student who has learned something and puts it to work ten years later. Inside an enterprise there are only costs.
Children are not a distraction from more inportant work. They are the most important work.
When it comes to anything that's social, whether it's your family, your school, your community, your business or your country, winning is a team sport.
The business of schools is to design, create, and invent high-quality, intellectually demanding schoolwork that students find engaging.
Show business is just like high school, except you get paid.
It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair an adult.
If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct.
We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.
In the real world, the smartest people are people who make mistakes and learn.
In school, the smartest people don't make mistakes.
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down "happy". They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life
I [have big plans]. Promoting freedom around the world, particularly with women in the Middle East. Working on global disease. Working on accountability in public schools. And advocating for a free marketplace and an economic environment in which businesses can innovate and create jobs.
Christians are to be salt and light in everything they do, be it in their church, in their business, in their school, or in their government.... If you think "preaching the Gospel" is important like I do, then you ought to think politics is important too. Why? Because politics and law affects your ability to preach the Gospel!
Do something. Either lead, follow or get out of the way.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective.
It horrifies me that ethics is only an optional extra at Harvard Business School.
It horrifies me that ethics is only an optional extra at Harvard Business School.
Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat the well enough so they don't want to.
I began painting well before I started doing comedy.
In fact, when I came out of the war in 1946, I enrolled in art school in Dayton, Ohio. I painted for three years, and then show business took hold.
The introduction of homeopathy forced the old school doctor to stir around and learn something of a rational nature about his business. You may honestly feel grateful that homeopathy survived the attempts of the allopaths to destroy it.
At the time we’re stuck in it, like hostages locked in a Turkish bath, high school seems the most serious business in the world to just about all of us. It’s not until the second or third class reunion that we start realizing how absurd the whole thing was.
Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.
In business school classrooms they construct wonderful models of a non- world.
There is nothing that teaches you more than regrouping after failure and moving on. Yet most people are stricken with fear. They fear failure so much that they fail. They are too conditioned, too used to being told what to do. It begins with the family, runs through school and goes into the business world.
We must begin to train lawyers the minute they walk into law school to tell the truth. They must immediately begin to learn the business of representing people. They must be assigned cases the first day.
I was a general business major, which meant that in any business school and particularly at Smith School, which is a very good school, you do a lot of team projects. Well I was the guy who gave the presentations for the team projects.
Business is essentially applied rationality: a systematic process of thinking that produces a real-world result. Instead of mortgaging your life to go to business school, it's possible to dramatically increase your knowledge of business on your own time and with little cost - without setting foot inside a classroom.