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Quotations by Mary Parker Follett

Coercive power is the curse of the universe; coactive power, the enrichment and advancement of every human soul.

Conflict is resolved not through compromise, but through invention.

Experience may be hard but we claim its gifts because they are real, even though our feet bleed on its stones.

I am convinced that any feeling of exaltation because we have people under us should be conquered, for I am sure that if we enjoy being over people, there will be something in our manner which will make them dislike being under us.

Imitation is for shirkers, like-mindedness for the comfort lovers, unifying for the creators.

It is not opposition but indifference which separates men.

Leader and followers are both following the invisible leader — the common purpose.

Most people are not for or against anything; the first object of getting people together is to make them respond somehow, to overcome inertia.

No one has a greater asset for his business than a man’s pride in his work.

That is always our problem, not how to get control of people, but how all together we can get control of a situation.