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Frank W. Abrams Abrams Stakeholder Capitalism

The job of management is to maintain an equitable and working balance among the claims of the various directly affected interest groups... stockholders, employees, customers and the public at large.

Ansel Adams Adams Fuzzy Concept

There is nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept.

John Adams Adams I must study politics and war

I must study politics and war, that our sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. Our sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and porcelain.

Danielle Allen Allen A multiethnic democracy

The simple fact of the matter is that the world has never built a multiethnic democracy in which no particular ethnic group is in the majority and where political equality, social equality and economies that empower all have been achieved. We are engaged in a fight over whether to work together to build such a world.

Margery Allingham Allingham A Dark Procession

Mercer did not think at all in the accepted sense of the word. Ideas occurred to him and engendered other ideas. But the process which linked any two of them was a dark procession taking place in some subconscious part of the brain.

Margery Allingham Allingham Merely Thoroughly Outrageous

He made the discovery with a certain amount of relief, since it took him at least out of the region of pure fantasy and into the merely thoroughly outrageous, with which as a modern he was by now more or less familiar.

Margery Allingham Allingham Occasions When the Intellect Retires Gracefully

There are occasions when the intellect retires gracefully from a situation entirely behind its decorous control and leaves all the other complicated machinery of the mind to muddle through on its own.

Margery Allingham Allingham The Only Sign of Mental Activity

The other pictures varied between the sentimentally lewd and the illustrated Scotch joke variety wherein Glengarried dogs take the place of figures. There were no books and a small writing table with drawers was the only sign of mental activity.

Margery Allingham Allingham The Sanctity and Importance of Sudden Death

… in an age when all the deepest emotions can be successfully laughed out of existence by any decently educated person, the sanctity and importance of sudden death was a comforting and salutary thing, a last little rock, as it were, in the shifty sands of one's own standards and desires.

Aristotle Aristotle A beast or a god

But he who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god: he is no part of a state. A social instinct is implanted in all men by nature.