These are quotes which stood out to me, possibly for use in a sermon someday. Their presence here does not mean I agree with them, it merely shows that I might want to reference them later. The default view is five random selections. Use the tag list on the right to view all quotes relevant to that theme.
We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Leaning together Headpiece filled with straw. Alas! Our dried voices, when We whisper together Are quiet and meaningless As wind in dry grass
In 1978 two women began their own business-Wetherill Associates, Inc-in an industry you wouldn't typically associate with women entrepreneurs: automobile parts. Wetherill rebuilds and distributes replacement car parts. The founders (Marie Bothe and Edith Gripton) had the idea to to develop a business based on ethical practices; they wanted their company to be a living example of the maxim: "Right actions lead to right results. Wrong action leads to wrong results." As part of their training, employees were taught to apply ethical standards to all matters of their job performance. For example, sales people were told never to pressure customers, never to discredit competitors, never to use negative sales tactics, and-most of all-under no conditions were they to lie. So, what are the chances a company led by two idealistic women can survive in the dog-eat-dog world of used car parts? Most people who were asked that question in 1978 laughed condescendingly. But they're not laughing anymore. Twenty two years later, Wetherill Associates is still going strong. Sales are in the hundreds of millions; profits are in the tens of millions, and the company is debt-free.
"In probably the strongest studies on this point, Astin (1972b, 1977a) found (net of other personal and background factors) significantly greater than expected decreases in conventional religious affiliation and in religiousness (that is, praying and reading the Bible) among students attending selective or prestigious schools." p 303 "The likelihood of changing to no religious preference was also highest at so-called elite institutions." p 303
High aims form high characters, and great objectives bring out great minds. -- Tryon Edwards
However good our futures research may be, we shall never be able to escape from the ultimate dilemma that all our knowledge is about the past, and all our decisions are about the future.