Quotes of Effectiveness

“ The Depth of your Mythology is the Extent of your Effectiveness. ”

- John Maxwell

“ You must improve the efficiency of your vehicles? ”

- John King

“ To me success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world that I am able to change it in positive ways. ”

- Maxine Hong Kingston

“ Destroying is a necessary function in life. Everything has its season, and all things eventually lose their effectiveness and die. ”

- Margaret J. Wheatley

“ The dream as conceived 25 years ago has not been achieved. Until software becomes the ultimate tool for collaboration, productivity, and efficiency, the work is not done. And there's nothing more fun than doing that work. ”

- Larry Page

“ I'll take fifty percent efficiency to get one hundred percent loyalty. ”

- Samuel Goldwyn

“ Efficiency is doing better what is already being done. ”

- Peter Drucker

“ There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ Destroying is a necessary function in life. Everything has its season, and all things eventually lose their effectiveness and die. ”

- Meg Wheatley

“ We are in a race between cooperation and catastrophe, and the threat is outrunning our response. ”

- Sam Nunn

“ Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before. ”

- Jim Manzi

“ There can be economy only where there is efficiency. ”

- Benjamin Disraeli

“ Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. ”

- Theodore Roosevelt

“ Flying off the handle sometimes causes hammers and humans to lose their heads, as well as their effectiveness. ”

- William Arthur Ward

“ The depth of your mythology is the extent of your effectiveness. ”


“ The only people who can resist a quick fix are those that are not addicts. ”

- Gerald Weinberg

“ He did nothing in particular, And did it very well. ”

- W. S. Gilbert

“ Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing. ”

- Zig Ziglar

“ The artist who is not also a craftsman is no good; but, alas, most of our artists are nothing else. ”

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“ The effectiveness of any one of three prayers, each given twice, is expressed mathematically as: ((3x2)-6)/((6+1)-7). ”

- Donald Morgan

“ If all efficiency experts were laid end to end - I'd be in favor of it. ”

- Al Diamond

“ Is fuel efficiency really what we need most desperatelly? I say that what we really need is a car that can be shot when it breaks down. ”

- Russell Baker

“ Freud had a gene for inefficiency, and I think I have a gene for efficiency. ”

- Albert Ellis

“ The only rule I have found to have any validity in writing is not to bore yourself. ”

- John Mortimer

“ Do me a favor. The next time there is a marvelous, change-the-world invention that will increase efficiency, extend our reach, and give us new effectiveness, keep the news to yourself. ”

- Sue O’Brien

“ People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend. ”

- Walter Savage Landor

“ Concentration is the key to economic results. No other principle of effectiveness is violated as constantly today as the basic principle of concentration. ”

- Peter Drucker

“ Efficiency tends to deal with Things. Effectiveness tends to deal with People. We manage things, we lead people. ”

- Unknown

“ The effectiveness of our memory banks is determined not by the total number of facts we take in, but the number we wish to reject. ”

- Jon Wynne Tyson

“ The effectiveness of work increases according to geometric progression if there are no interruptions. ”

- Andre Maurois
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