There will never be a system invented
which will do away with the necessity for work.

--Henry Ford

  A good system shortens the road to the goal.
--Orison Swett Marden

  Build a system that even a fool can use, and only a fool will want to use it.
--George Bernard Shaw

  Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults--a gigantic scaffolding whose object is to hide from us our favorite sin.
--Henri-Frederic Amiel

  A tree growing out of the ground is as wonderful today as it ever was. It does not need to adopt new and startling methods.
--Robert Henri

  A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships.
--Stephen R. Covey

  Hell, there are no rules here--we're trying to accomplish something.
--Thomas A. Edison

  The system isn't stupid, but the people in it are.
--Thomas Szasz

  The question is not whether the system works, but whether we like the way it works. Just because something works doesn't mean it is desirable.
--Sy Leon

  Nothing was ever done so systematically as nothing is being done now.
--Woodrow T. Wilson

  It is not enough to do your best;
you must know what to do, and then do your best.

--W. Edwards Deming

  You don't run 26 miles at five minutes a mile
on good looks and a secret recipe.

--Frank Shorter

  I must create a system or be enslaved by another man's.
--William Blake

  The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration.
--Thomas A. Edison

  A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked.
--John Gall

  I regret the passing of the studio system. I was very appreciative of it because I had no talent.
--Lucille Ball

  If the businessman would stop talking like a computer printout or a page from the corporate annual report, other people would stop thinking he had a cash register for a heart. It is as simple as that--but that isn't simple.
--Louis B. Lundborg

  I am the world's worst salesman, therefore,
I must make it easy for people to buy.

--F. W. Woolworth

  If you can't describe what you are doing as a process,
you don't know what you're doing.

--W. Edwards Deming

  The mark of our time is its revulsion against imposed patterns.
--Marshall McLuhan

  Whenever man comes up with a better mousetrap,
nature immediately comes up with a better mouse.

--James Carswell

  When you're prepared, you're more confident.
When you have a strategy, you're more comfortable.

--Fred Couples

  Foolproof systems do not take into account the ingenuity of fools.
--Gene Brown

  It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people
to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.
--Thomas Edison