Quotes about People Management

"It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages."

Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist, founder of the Ford Motor Company and developer of the assembly line technique of mass production. His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry. As owner of the Ford Motor Company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He is credited with "Fordism", that is, mass production of inexpensive goods coupled with high wages for workers.


"In all successful profesional groups, regard for the individual is based not on title but on competence, stature and leadership."

Marvin Bower (born August 1, 1903 — died January 22, 2003) According to the Harvard Business Schoo, Bower " considered the father of modern management consulting." His principled insistence on impeccable professional standards in substance, ethics, and style; his dedication to the professional development of his colleagues; and his candor, all served as a role model for several generations of management consultants.


"Coming together is a beginning,
Keeping together is progress,
Working together is success."

Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist, founder of the Ford Motor Company and developer of the assembly line technique of mass production. His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry. As owner of the Ford Motor Company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He is credited with "Fordism", that is, mass production of inexpensive goods coupled with high wages for workers.


"I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill."

Sir Edward Victor Appleton (6 September 1892 – 21 April 1965) was an English physicist.


"It's not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts."

William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers (November 4, 1879 – August 15, 1935) was an American cowboy, comedian, humorist, social commentator, vaudeville performer and actor and one of the best-known celebrities in the 1920s and 1930s.


"Don't let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn't go with it."

Colin Luther Powell (born April 5, 1937) is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State (2001–2005), serving under President George W. Bush. He was the first African American appointed to that position.


"There are two types of people - those who come into a room and say, "Well, here I am!" and those who come in and say, "Ah, there you are."."

Frederick Lewis Collins (1882–) writer of fiction.


"People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones."

Charles Franklin Kettering (August 29, 1876 – November 24 or November 25, 1958) was an American inventor and the holder of 140 patents. He was a founder of Delco, and was head of research for General Motors for 27 years from 1920 to 1947. Among his most widely used automotive inventions were the electrical starting motor and leaded gasoline.


"When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudice, and motivated by pride and vanity."

Dale Breckenridge Carnegie (November 24, 1888 – November 1,1955) was an American writer and lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking and interpersonal skills.


"Do Lipton employees take coffee breaks?"

Steven Alexander Wright (born December 6, 1955) is an American comedian, actor and writer.