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Organization Quotations

Irregularity and want of method are only supportable in men of great learning or genius, who are often too full to be exact, and therefore they choose to throw down their pearls in heaps before the reader, rather than be at the pains of stringing them.

A place for everything, and everything in its place.

Do you know what amazes me more than anything else? The impotence of force to organize anything.

The more highly public life is organized the lower does its morality sink.

Any consideration of the life and larger social existence of the modern corporate man … begins and also largely ends with the effect of one all-embracing force. That is organization — the highly structured assemblage of men, and now some women, of which he is a part. It is to this, at the expense of family, friends, sex, recreation and sometimes health and effective control of alcoholic intake, that he is expected to devote his energies.

One of the many reasons for the bewildering and tragic character of human existence is the fact that social organization is at once necessary and fatal. Men are forever creating such organizations for their own convenience and forever finding themselves the victims of their home-made monsters.

The quality of an organization can never exceed the quality of the minds that make it up.

Order is the sanity of the mind, the health of the body, the peace of the city, the security of the state. Like beams in a house or bones to a body, so is order to all things.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.