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  • "Companies … have a hard time distinguishing between the cost of paying people and the value of investing in them."
    Thomas A. Stewart (1948–), US journalist and author
    Source: Intellectual Capital (1997)
  • "Just as an employer should believe it is his duty to promote good human relations, so too should he see it as his duty to pursue the best possible relationship with the community."
    Marcus, Lord Sieff (19132001), British president of Marks & Spencer
    Source: Sieff on Management (1990)
  • "I am the proprietor. I am the boss … There can only be one boss and that is me."
    Robert Maxwell (19231991), Czechoslovakian-born British publisher, business executive, and politician
    Speech to labor leaders.
    Source: Quoted in Maxwell: The Outsider (Tom Bower, 1988)
  • "It might be said that it is the ideal of the employer to have production without employees and the ideal of the employee is to have income without work."
    Ernst Friedrich Schumacher (19111977), German-born British economist and conservationist
    Source: Quoted in “Sayings of the Week,” Observer (London) (May 4, 1975)
  • "Dear, never forget one little point. It’s my business. You just work here."
    Elizabeth Arden (18841966), US entrepreneur and cosmetics manufacturer
    Said to her husband.
    Source: Quoted in Miss Elizabeth Arden (Alfred A. Lewis and Constance Woodworth, 1972)
  • "There could be no worse friend to labour than the benevolent, philanthropic employer … sooner or later he will be compelled to close."
    Lord Leverhulme (William Hesketh Lever) (18511925), British entrepreneur, philanthropist, and cofounder of Unilever
    Source: Quoted in The History of Unilever (Charles Wilson, 1951)
  • "A good paymaster never wants workmen."
    Thomas Fuller (16541734), English physician and writer
    Source: Gnomologia (1732), no. 168

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