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"Objectives are not commands; they are commitments." - Peter Drucker

"Eliminate numerical quotas, including Management by Objectives." - W Edwards Deming

"Strategy is the articulation of the overall objectives along with general guidelines on achieving those objectives." - Leonard Saffir

"Having lost sight of our objectives, we redoubled our efforts." - Walt Kelly

"Vigorous societies harbour a certain extravagance of objectives." - Alfred North Whitehead

"Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives" - John Lennon

"Successful diplomacy is an alignment of objectives and means." - Dennis Ross

"Goals and objectives are based on theories and foundations." - Abdolkarim Soroush

"Management by objectives works if you first think through your objectives. Ninety percent of the time you haven't." - Peter Drucker

"Instead of ideological objectives of a political nature, today we are faced with ideological objectives of economic nature." - Omar Bongo

"Doing a great job and not meeting the customer's objectives is as useless as doing a poor job within the customer's objectives." - Thomas Faranda

"It is naturally only a coincidence that all too often, American foreign-policy objectives dovetail nicely with the economic objectives of multinational corporations." - Charley Reese

"Success is measured simply by the amount of effort we put forth, in conquering our objectives." - Robert M. Hensel

"Communism teaches and seeks two objectives: unrelenting class warfare and the complete eradication of private ownership." - Pope Pius XI

"You perform at your best when you are working continually on high-priority goals and objectives." - Brian Tracy

"Success and profitability are outcomes of focusing on customers and employees, not objectives." - Jack Ma

"Leadership is working with goals and vision management is working with objectives." - Russel Honore

"One of the objectives of opening play is to try to surprise your opponent." - Edmar Mednis

"If you get the objectives right, a lieutenant can write the strategy." - George C Marshall

"People who accomplish great things work toward their objectives every day." - Zig Ziglar

"Success doesn't mean the absence of failures; it means the attainment of ultimate objectives." - Ed Bliss

"The only way to reach your long range goals is through achieving your short range objectives." - Anonymous

"Let us not confuse objectives with methods. Too many so-called leaders of the nation fail to see the forest because of the trees. Too many of them fail to recognize the vital necessity of planning for definite objectives. True leadership calls for the setting forth of the objectives and the rallying of public opinion in support of these objectives." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"The nuclear weapons were not useful for the achievement of political objectives." - Henry A Kissinger

"If you don't have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer." - Zig Ziglar

"Institutions mistake good intentions for objectives. They say "health care"; that's an intention, not an objective." - Peter Drucker

"Goals are new, forward-moving objectives. They magnetize you towards them." - Mark Victor Hansen

"Privacy laws are our biggest impediment to us obtaining our objectives." - Michael Eisner

"Government interference with the economic process represents a substitution of political for consumer objectives." - Sheldon Richman

"Our daily objectives should include an honest effort to improve on yesterday." - Zig Ziglar

"Nations, like individuals, have to limit their objectives, or take the consequences." - James Reston

"Success doesn't mean the absence of failures; it means the attainment of ultimate objectives." - Edwin Bliss

"To debate political objectives, views, and goals is the most American thing conceivable." - Lou Reed

"Institutions mistake good intentions for objectives. They say health care; that's an intention, not an objective." - Peter Drucker

"Humility is the doorway 2 truth & clarity of objectives... it's the doorway 2 learning." - Wynton Marsalis

"Management by objective works - if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don't." - Peter Drucker

"Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles." - Jawaharlal Nehru

"Revolutionary in my ideas, liberal in my objectives and conservative in my methods." - Luis A. Ferre

"Wars without military objectives have a tendency to go on forever." - Virginia Postrel

"When you are shooting action, there is a satisfying thing because your objectives are very clear." - Clive Owen

"We have got to keep the momentum going in order to achieve all of our objectives." - Bill Vaughan

"Leadership is working with goals and vision; management is working with objectives." - Russel Honore

"In a company, hundreds of decisions get made, but objectives and goals are thin." - Ben Horowitz

"The problem is, Hamas is using force to try to extort progress on its political objectives." - Susan Rice

"Do not confuse objectives with methods. When the nation becomes substantially united in favor of planning the broad objectives of civilization, then true leadership must unite thought behind definite methods." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"I have certain objectives. They're the same objectives my father had to give people a higher standard of living, to do away with the cancer of poverty, to eliminate the consequences of economic backwardness." - Indira Gandhi

"We started off with a set of objectives for what we needed to communicate with the company's identity, created several proposals intended to meet those objectives, and picked the one that did the best job." - Gabe Newell

"I think one key part of doing more with less is to be more strategic, to realize what the objectives you're truly trying to accomplish are and then to drive with greater focus towards those objectives." - Risa Lavizzomourey

"Because every design must satisfy competing objectives, there necessarily has to be compromise among, if not the complete exclusion of, some of those objectives, in order to meet what are considered the more important of them." - Henry Petroski

"Washington is politics! Somehow if people have political objectives, then those objectives are automatically disqualified? If that's the case, the Democrats have no business being legitimized about anything because everything they do is political." - Rush Limbaugh

"You too can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aim and destination." - W Clement Stone

"When you've got a solid commitment and solid objectives, you've got a much better chance of reaching your goal." - Zig Ziglar

"The reinterpretation and eventual eradication of the concept of right and wrong are that belated objectives of nearly all Psychotherapy" - Brock Chisholm

"It takes energy, mental toughness and spiritual reinforcement to successfully deal with life's opportunities, and to reach your objectives." - Zig Ziglar

"True leaders must be willing to suffer for the sake of objectives great enough to demand their wholehearted obedience." - J. Oswald Sanders

"Focus all your attention and energy on the achievement of the objectives you are involved with right now." - Denis Waitley

"Once government's objectives were economic growth and social cohesion. Now they are prosperity, fairness and environmental care" - Gordon Brown

"In the world of art, as in the whole of creation, freedom and progress are the main objectives." - Ludwig Van Beethoven

"Every business has two financial objectives: One is to make money; the other, more elusive, is to make money consistently." - Dave Liniger

"You. too, can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aims, and destination." - W Clement Stone

"Oh, powerful bacillus, With wonder how you fill us, Every day! While medical detectives, With powerful objectives, Watch your play." - William Tod Helmuth

"Partisans fight on familiar territory with professed political objectives to conquer power. This is what distinguishes them from terrorists" - Jurgen Habermas

"Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results." - Mark Victor Hansen

"Manage by objectives. Tell people exactly what you want them to do and then get out of their way." - Brian Tracy

"Vigorous societies harbor a certain extravagance of objectives, so that men wander beyond the safe provision of personal gratifications." - Alfred North Whitehead

"One of our top objectives is to find and destroy the WMD. There are a number of sites." - Victoria Clark

"In terms of objectives or agenda, Donald Trump has been the most transparent candidate that I can remember." - Rush Limbaugh

"Sinn Fein has the potential and capacity to become the vehicle for the attainment of republican objectives." - Gerry Adams

"Partisans fight on familiar territory with professed political objectives to conquer power. This is what distinguishes them from terrorists." - Jurgen Habermas

"The worst thing for an effective war on terror is the suspicion of states about the objectives." - Hamid Karzai

"People have become shallower. They view spending, entertaining, seeking leisure and enjoying as the main objectives of their life." - Zhang Yimou

"Great leaders help their people see how they can directly impact the company's objectives and their own personal goals." - Chip Conley

"In primary schools, I set two main objectives - to cut infant class sizes and improve literacy and numeracy." - David Blunkett

"We all enjoy pushing ourselves to accomplish our objectives. But we don't need stress to get there." - Andrew J Bernstein

"One of my major objectives is to build a long-term enterprise, to build shareholder value over time." - N Robert Hammer

"We all enjoy pushing ourselves to accomplish our objectives. But we don't need stress to get there." - Andrew Bernstein

"The basic definition of the business and of its purpose and mission have to be translated into objectives." - Peter Drucker

"Leadership means forming a team and working toward common objectives that are tied to time, metrics, and resources." - Russel Honore

"Constrained optimization is the art of compromise between conflicting objectives. This is what design is all about. To find fault with biological design - as Stephen Jay Gould regularly does - because it misses some idealized optimum is therefore gratuitous. Not knowing the objectives of the designer, Gould is in no position to say whether the designer has proposed a faulty compromise among those objectives." - William A Dembski

"We are excited about eBay's long-term vision, ... We intend to accomplish our long-term revenue objectives while maintaining profitability as a cornerstone of our strategy." - Walt Whitman

"One of my objectives when I started Biocon was to make sure that I create a company for women scientists to pursue a vocation." - Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

"We should seek international support for our mutual objectives abroad, in promoting freedom, democracy, respect for human rights, and also the elimination of weapons of mass destruction." - Robert Menendez

"I have no private purpose to accomplish, no party objectives to build up, no enemies to punish-nothing to serve but my country." - Zachary Taylor

"What difference would a clear vision of my principles, values, and ultimate objectives make in the way I spend my time?" - Stephen Covey

"Strong families cultivate an attribute of effective communication. They talk out their problems, make plans together, and cooperate toward common objectives." - Ezra Taft Benson

"The objectives of education and industry are identical. Both are interested in good citizenship, in serving society, in a better life-and both firmly believe in freedom." - Herman Lee Donovan

"You have to set the tone and the pace, define objectives and strategies, demonstrate through personal example what you expect from others." - Stanley C. Gault

"In the middle '50s, I had written that the point would come, inevitably, at which the relationship between the cause of conflict and political objectives would be lost." - Henry A Kissinger

"The United States has become great because we, as a people, have been able to work together for great objectives even while differing about details." - Harry S Truman

"With greater confidence in yourself and your abilities, you will set bigger goals, make bigger plans and commit yourself to achieving objectives that today you only dream about." - Brian Tracy

"You have to set the tone and the pace, define objectives and strategies, and demonstrate through personal example what you expect from others." - Stanley Gault

"I do not believe the President requires any additional authorization from the Congress before committing US forces to achieve our objectives in the Gulf." - Dick Cheney

"Education today, more than ever before, must see clearly the dual objectives: education for living and educating for making a living." - James Wood-Mason

"I support [FRAME's] objectives, largely because I do not believe that results of tests conducted on animals will be neccessarily relevant to human beings..." - Ian Jenkins

"Sometimes the manager must perform with the courage and agility of a circus performer, carefully crossing the highwire between short-term problems and long-term objectives." - Buck Rodgers

"The task of the strategist and leadership team is to reduce uncertainty in the areas that they can directly influence in order to pursue attractively difficult objectives." - Max Mckeown

"Wars are not caused by the buildup of weapons. They are caused when an aggressor believes he can achieve his objectives at an acceptable price." - Margaret Thatcher

"When all the objectives of government include the achievement of equality - other than equality before the law - that government poses a threat to liberty." - Margaret Thatcher

"We must never underestimate our opponents; nor should we forget that the closer we come to reaching our objectives, the more vicious and forthright will their opposition become." - Tommy Douglas

"If we can find short-term incentives that are consistent with our long-term objectives, it is much easier to make the right decisions in the moment." - Tom Rath

"One has to define very clearly what one's objectives are, determine in advance how much one is prepared to pay to achieve that objective and then act accordingly." - Zbigniew Brzezinski

"The Statist has constructed a Rube Goldberg array of laws and policies that have institutionalized his objectives. His success breeds confidence in the limitlessness of his endeavors." - Mark Levin

"We expect the states to show us whether or not we're achieving simple objectives-like literacy, literacy in math, the ability to read and write." - George W Bush

"I think it's always been an arrangement that had political objectives and goals, which is fine. Get married for whatever reason you want, as far as I'm concerned." - Rush Limbaugh

"The principle objectives in life are love, the creation and enjoyment if aesthetic experience, the pursuit of knowledge. Love comes a long way first." - John Maynard Keynes

"The really damaging thing is that the objectives, the goals of the people on the left are not possible. There is no utopia." - Rush Limbaugh

"A prince or general can best demonstrate his genius by managing a campaign exactly to suit his objectives and his resources, doing neither too much nor too little." - Carl Von Clausewitz

"-A manager sets objectives-A manager organizes-A manager motivates and communicates-A manager, by establishing yardsticks, measures-A manager develops people." - Peter Drucker

"Any approach to strategy quickly encounters a conflict between corporate objectives and corporate capabilities. Attempting the impossible is not good strategy. It is just a waste of resources." - Bruce Henderson

"Ideas, aspirations, and objectives that, by their content, transcend the established universe of discourse and action are either repelled or reduced to terms of this universe." - Herbert Marcuse

"Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood." - Walt Disney

"Despite their good intentions, today's businesses are missing an opportunity to integrate social responsibility and day-to-day business objectives - to do good and make money simultaneously." - Cindy Gallop

"The majority see the obstacles; the few see the objectives; history records the successes of the latter, while oblivion is the reward of the former." - Alfred A Montapert

"Governments cannot assume or expect that the ECB will always facilitate their funding independently of the achievement of their fiscal and other policy objectives." - Lucas Papademos

"Besides my religious commitment, the greatest single factor that has enabled me to pursue my business and political objectives has been the security and freedom of my home." - Preston Manning

"The civil war in Rwanda and other ethnic massacres were an integral part of US foreign policy, carefully staged in accordance with precise strategic and economic objectives." - Michel Chossudovsky

"I want to be a part of the grand plan. Being on board with God's objectives means I understand that this is not about me." - James MacDonald

"Therefore, the observation must be explicitly made: In the Middle East and in the Muslim world, suspicions linger concerning the objectives of the West and notably the US." - Recep Tayyip Erdogan

"The first two missions have some test objectives, some new capabilities that we're going to try to develop on orbit to possibly be used on later flights." - Mark Kelly

"Try to always stay focused on the objectives that are possible and the positive - and on having fun outside of the stuff that's going on in Washington." - Rush Limbaugh

"Although the detail of our sexual energies and their objects and objectives vastly vary, the existence of our sexuality itself is an undeniable truth." - Lynn Margulis

"One of my objectives when I started Biocon was to make sure that I create a company for women scientists to pursue a vocation." - Kiran Mazumdarshaw

"It would be our policy to use nuclear weapons wherever we felt it necessary to protect our forces and achieve our objectives." - Robert Mcnamara

"We should seek international support for our mutual objectives abroad, in promoting freedom, democracy, respect for human rights, and also the elimination of weapons of mass destruction." - Bob Menendez

"And I believe in having an administration that has clearly defined goals, objectives and time lines such that it and its people can be held accountable." - Erskine Bowles

"Our strength in finance has led us to set up an international financial centre with medium and long-term objectives, especially to develop Islamic financial and insurance services." - Hassanal Bolkiah

"When you delegate work to the member of the team, your job is to clearly frame success and describe the objectives." - Steven Sinofsky

"The majority see the obstacles; the few see the objectives; history records the successes of the latter, while oblivion is the reward of the former" - Alfred Armand Montapert

"You accept failure as a possible outcome of some of the experiments. If you don't get failures, you're not pushing hard enough on the objectives." - John Poindexter

"The way forward is by building political support for republican and democratic objectives across Ireland and by winning support for these goals internationally." - Gerry Adams

"Secularism does not accept many things as absolutes. Its principal objectives are pleasure and self-interest. Often, those who embrace secularism have a different look about them." - James E Faust

"I am looking forward to working with Congressman Hobson and Vorys Advisors to help Ohio businesses and organizations achieve their goals and objectives." - Zack Space

"Free nations with different histories, economies and a vast amount of stubborn pride will never achieve complete agreement, even when they desire the same objectives." - Arthur Hays Sulzberger

"At the time, my personal research objectives were to provide Keynesian economics with more rigorous foundations and to tighten and elaborate the logic of macroeconomic and monetary theory." - James Tobin

"A manager sets objectives - A manager organizes - A manager motivates and communicates - A manager, by establishing yardsticks, measures - A manager develops people ." - Peter Drucker

"I emphasize to C.E.O.s, you have to have a story in the minds of the employees. It's hard to memorize objectives, but it's easy to remember a story." - Ben Horowitz

"The most critical case in a corporation, especially a big one, is when everything goes well, when you have accomplished your objectives. When the temptation is to work twice as hard instead of saying, "We have accomplished our objectives, we have to think again."" - Peter Drucker

"Let us beware of saying there are laws in nature. There are only necessities: there is no one to command, no one to obey, no one to transgress. When you realize there are no goals or objectives, then you realize, too, that there is no chance: for only in a world of objectives does the word chance have any meaning." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"While civilization is more than a high material living standard it is nevertheless based on material abundance. It does not thrive on abject poverty or in an atmosphere of resignation and hopelessness. Therefore, the end objectives of solar system exploration are social objectives, in the sense that they relate to or are dictated by present and future human needs." - Krafft Arnold Ehricke

"Success is not a destination: It is a journey. The happiest people I know are those who are busy working toward specific objectives. The most bored and miserable people I know are those who are drifting along with no worthwhile objectives in mind." - Zig Ziglar

"Recruit entrepreneurial leaders and give them freedom to determine the best path to achieving their objectives. On the other hand, individuals must commit fully to the system you use and be held rigorously accountable for their objectives. You give them freedom, but freedom within a framework." - James C Collins

"I was struck by the fact that none of the senators, basically, asked General [James] Mattis, "Well, General, how is it that we haven't won?" We haven't won anywhere, 'winning' in the sense of conclusively achieving our political objectives, however you might want to define those objectives." - James Mattis

"Linear programming is viewed as a revolutionary development giving man the ability to state general objectives and to find, by means of the simplex method, optimal policy decisions for a broad class of practical decision problems of great complexity. In the real world, planning tends to be ad hoc because of the many special-interest groups with their multiple objectives." - George Dantzig

"The people that you work with, the organizations that are committed to the same objectives. If they know that you're in it together, and you're working towards the same objectives, and you agree on how to do more with less, you can actually have a greater impact." - Risa Lavizzomourey

"All winning teams are goal-oriented. Teams like these win consistently because everyone connected with them concentrates on specific objectives. They go about their business with blinders on; nothing will distract them from achieving their aims." - Lou Holtz

"No matter how noble the objectives of a government, if it blurs decency and kindness, cheapens human life, and breeds ill will and suspicion; it is an evil government." - Eric Hoffer

"Few people take objectives really seriously. They put average effort into too many things, rather than superior thought and effort into a few important things. People who achieve the most are selective as well as determined." - Richard Koch

"Science is concerned with what is possible while engineering is concerned with choosing, from among the many possible ways, one that meets a number of often poorly stated economic and practical objectives." - Richard Hamming

"Objectives are not fate; they are direction. They are not commands; they are commitments. They do not determine the future; they are a means to mobilize resources and energies of the business for the making of the future." - Peter Drucker

"My objectives are very limited. I want to do the best I can with the talent God gave me. I hope to goodness that every novel I do gets better and better, not worse and worse." - Harper Lee



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