Top Productivity Quotes

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1. "A praying mother symbolizes grace, strength and wisdom; she is an icon of productivity and ingenuity."
Author: Agu Jaachynma N.E.
2. "Peter Drucker quotes a definition of an entrepreneur as someone who moves resources from areas of lower productivity and yield to areas of higher productivity and yield."
Author: Andrew S. Grove
3. "Is not as if you can not suck the nipples of the queen like the way you dealt with other women but it's just that she understands the productivity in security and relationship."
Author: Anyaele Sam Chiyson
4. "Passion + Power = Productivity."
Author: Anyaele Sam Chiyson
5. "I saw you running," she says, her attention on the rabbit. "What were you running from?""Just running," I say. She watching me silently and intently, like a cat."Why?" she asks.I shrug. "Why not?""It's not Productive." She says it like productivity is holy, the only thing worth having."So?" ~Amy"
Author: Beth Revis
6. "Summer has weeks left, but once the calendar displays the word "September," you'd think it was Latin for "evacuate." I pity them for missing the best weather and the most energized time of year…It's an extremely impressive display of life at the apogee of summer, the year's productivity mounded and piled past the angle of repose. It is a world lush with the living, a world that-despite the problems- still has what it takes to really produce."
Author: Carl Safina
7. "I figure if Doc is right about the time I have left,I should wrap up my adolescence in the next few days, get into my early productive stages about the third week of school, go through my midlife crisis during Martin Luther King Jr's birthday, redouble my efforts at productivity and think about my legacy, say, Easter, and start cashing in my 401(k)s a couple weeks before Memorial Day."
Author: Chris Crutcher
8. "The capitalist mind perceives the world purely in terms of material resources to be used for its benefit, to increase productivity and profit without thought of long term consequence. If there is still a vague and oppressive sense of guilt, of wrongness and imbalance, this gnawing guilt spurs capitalism on to greater acts of consumption, more ... Read moreviolent attempts to subjugate nature, more totalizing efforts to create distractions. To the "rational materialist" mind, death is the end of everything; this thought feeds its rage against nature, which has placed it in this position of despair."
Author: Daniel Pinchbeck
9. "A work-only zone does wonders for your productivity. So, I prefer working at the office now. I spend 8 focused hours there, then I go home to be present with my family."
Author: Derek Sivers
10. "The measure of mindfulness, the touchstone for sanity in this society, is our level of productivity, our attention to responsibility, our ability to plain and simple hold down a job."
Author: Elizabeth Wurtzel
11. "Housework is a treadmill from futility to oblivion with stop-offs at tedium and counter productivity."
Author: Erma Bombeck
12. "Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before."
Author: Franz Kafka
13. "Discipline your sexuality for it has the proclivity to cause a productivity that can influence now and posterity."
Author: Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
14. "WITH GOD YOU CAN TURN YOUR impeaching importunities into optimal opportunities. Frightful frustration into fortifying fortunes. Humble attitudes into higher altitudes .Distress disabilities into affluent abilities. Incalculable incapacity into calibrated capabilities. Protracted poverty into pronounced prosperity. Subtracting adversity into multiplying advantage. Intimidating invalidities into valuable validities. Weeping profession into a winning prowess .worrisome weariness into wholesome health. Multiple miseries into a myriad of treasures. Possessive problems into progressive productivity. Earthly human co-incidence into heavenly divine "God-incidence"."
Author: Ikechukwu Joseph
15. "The productivity now at universities is terrible. Tenure is a terrible idea. It keeps them around forever and they don't have to work hard."
Author: Jack Welch
16. "Paying good wages is not in opposition to good productivity."
Author: James Sinegal
17. "Productivity growth, however it occurs, has a disruptive side to it. In the short term, most things that contribute to productivity growth are very painful."
Author: Janet Yellen
18. "If everyone in America started mailing empty boxes, we could boost productivity, profitability, and employment. Think like a politician."
Author: Jarod Kintz
19. "For most of the 20th century, we didn't just enjoy economic success in Michigan, we defined it. Our innovators and entrepreneurs created the world's most productive companies, and our unions made sure that productivity led to broad middle class prosperity."
Author: Jennifer M. Granholm
20. "The decree of a coercive tribunal would not need to conform to the true standard of wages, the final productivity of social labor. It would introduce into distribution a genuinely arbitrary element, with a very large ultimate power to pervert the natural system."
Author: John Bates Clark
21. "NAFTA recognizes the reality of today's economy - globalization and technology. Our future is not in competing at the low-level wage job; it is in creating high-wage, new technology jobs based on our skills and our productivity."
Author: John F. Kerry
22. "Nowadays, business is all about productivity - and our folks produce."
Author: John Hoeven
23. "Healthcare has been the last major industry that hasn't been touched by technology in terms of productivity and consumer adoption in the way so many other industries have."
Author: John Sculley
24. "Understanding your employee's perspective can go a long way towards increasing productivity and happiness."
Author: Kathryn Minshew
25. "Every time a woman leaves the workforce because she can't find or afford childcare, or she can't work out a flexible arrangement with her boss, or she has no paid maternity leave, her family's income falls down a notch. Simultaneously, national productivity numbers decline."
Author: Madeleine M. Kunin
26. "Ludwig's enormous, awe-inspiring genius, his productivity, his prescient modernism were all contained in music. Beside that, the letters to the Immortal Beloved looked no more impressive to her than bathroom stall graffiti: L.V.B. luvs his I.B. Wishes she wuz here."
Author: Magnus Flyte
27. "Even though worker capacity and motivation are destroyed when leaders choose power over productivity, it appears that bosses would rather be in control than have the organization work well."
Author: Margaret J. Wheatley
28. "On feeling guilty about lack of 'productivity':"In a time of infirmity, the illness IS one's work. Taking care of all the disciplines that our health problems require IS the other part of the small daily fidelity to which we are called, beside the faithfulness of being attentive to God. We can be well simply by our diligence in being who we are at the moment."--Marva Dawn, Being Well When We're Ill pg 137"
Author: Marva J. Dawn
29. "A wonderful emotion to get things moving when one is stuck is anger. It was anger more than anything else that had set me off, roused me into productivity and creativity."
Author: Mary Garden
30. "In history, and in evolution, progress is always a futile, Sisyphean struggle to stay in the same relative place by getting ever better at things. Cars move through the congested streets of London no faster than horse-drawn carriages did a century ago. Computers have no effect on productivity because people learn to complicate and repeat tasks that have been made easier."
Author: Matt Ridley
31. "When you waste a moment, you have killed it in a sense, squandering an irreplaceable opportunity. But when you use the moment properly, filling it with purpose and productivity, it lives on forever."
Author: Menachem Mendel Schneerson
32. "Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort."
Author: Paul J. Meyer
33. "I think we spend too much on K-12 education a.k.a. teachers' salaries. It's the only industry where you never see any productivity increases."
Author: Peter Brimelow
34. "No society has succeeded in abolishing the distinction between ruler and ruled... to be a ruler gives one special status and, usually, special privileges. During the Communist era, important officials in the Soviet Union had access to special shops selling delicacies unavailable to ordinary citizens; before China allowed capitalist enterprises in its economy, travelling by car was a luxury limited to tourists and those high in the party hierarchy Throughout the 'communist' nations, the abolition of the old ruling class was followed by the rise of a new class of party bosses and well-placed bureaucrats, whose behaviour and life-style came more and more to resemble that of their much-denounced predecessors. In the end, nobody believed in the system any more. That, couple with its inability to match the productivity of the less bureaucratically controlled, more egoistically driven capitalist economies, led to its downfall."
Author: Peter Singer
35. "In an industrial society which confuses work and productivity, the necessity of producing has always been an enemy of the desire to create."
Author: Raoul Vaneigem
36. "I remember very clearly at the first budget review having a pretty direct conversation with the head of manufacturing... We began to get huge improvements in productivity and responsiveness. I got a chance to see that firsthand."
Author: Rick Wagoner
37. "The level of potential physical productivity of a society depends on both the development of the intellect of its members, and a minimal standard of both demographic characteristics and of consumption."
Author: Robert Trout
38. "The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's ‘death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their ‘level of productivity in society,' whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil."
Author: Sarah Palin
39. "I look back on our productivity in the 'Mr. Show' days, and think, 'We probably could have worked harder.'"
Author: Scott Aukerman
40. "Open-plan offices have been found to reduce productivity and impair memory. They're associated with high staff turnover. They make people sick, hostile, unmotivated, and insecure."
Author: Susan Cain
41. "It takes time, patience, productivity and persistence to 'pop the oil'; just keep digging. Worthy investments take time to show positive returns."
Author: T.F. Hodge
42. "Here lies the present paradox: work has totally triumphed over all other ways of existing, at the very moment when workers have become superfluous. Gains in productivity, outsourcing, mechanisation, automated and digital production have so progressed that they have almost reduced to zero the quantity of living labour necessary in the manufacture of any product. We are living the paradox of a society of workers without work, where entertainment, consumption and leisure only underscore the lack from which they are supposed to distract us."
Author: The Invisible Committee
43. "Doing less is not being lazy. Don't give in to a culture that values personal sacrifice over personal productivity."
Author: Tim Ferriss
44. "I do not equate productivity to happiness. For most people, happiness in life is a massive amount of achievement plus a massive amount of appreciation. And you need both of those things."
Author: Timothy Ferriss
45. "The way we measure productivity is flawed. People checking their BlackBerry over dinner is not the measure of productivity."
Author: Timothy Ferriss
46. "There are two synergistic approaches for increasing productivity that are inversions of each other:1. Limit tasks to the important to shorten work time (80/20).2. Shorten work time to limit tasks to the important (Parkinson's Law).The best solution is to use both together: Identify the few critical tasks that contribute most to income and schedule them with very short and clear deadlines."
Author: Timothy Ferriss
47. "Being lazy does not mean that you do not create. In fact, lying around doing nothing is an important, nay crucial, part of the creative process. It is meaningless bustle that actually gets in the way of productivity. All we are really saying is, give peace a chance."
Author: Tom Hodgkinson
48. "The siesta provides a delightful detour from the working day and it also has a practical value as far as productivity is concerned. Winston Churchill had a good long siesta every day during the Second World War, and he said it was the thing that enabled him to cope with the pressure."
Author: Tom Hodgkinson
49. "The standard growth theory tells us that economic growth in per capita basis comes from mainly two sources: capital deepening and total factor productivity growth, or TFP growth."
Author: Toshihiko Fukui
50. "Productivity and the growth of productivity must be the first economic consideration at all times, not the last. That is the source of technological innovation, jobs, and wealth."
Author: William E. Simon

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