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Owen D. Young Quotes





I really believe that more harm is done by old men who cling to their influence than by young men who anticipate it.
 

I resent at any time or any place the attitude that the safety of this country depends on any man holding his job. No man has achieved that strength, and this country has not deteriorated to that weakness.
[Government]
 

I resent at any time or at any place the attitude that the safety of this country depends on any man holding his job. No man has achieved that strength, and this country has not deteriorated to that weakness.
[Politics]
 

It is not the crook in modern business that we fear, but the honest man who does not know what he is doing.
[Business]
 

It is not the crook in modern business that we fear, but the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing.
 

It takes vision and courage to create- it takes faith and courage to prove.
[Courage]
 

Markets as well as mobs respond to human emotions; markets as well as mobs can be inflamed to their own destruction.
[Business]
 

The man who can put himself in the place of other men, who can understand the workings of their minds, need never worry about what the future has in store for him.
 

The world does not owe men a living, but business, if it is to fulfill its ideal, owes men an opportunity to earn a living.
 

They build too low who build beneath the skies.
[Aspiration]
 

We wake up to find the whole world building competitive trade barriers, just as we found it a few years ago building competitive armaments. We are trying to reduce armaments to preserve the world's solvency. We shall have to reduce competitive trade barriers to preserve the world's sanity. As between the two, trade barriers are more destructive than armaments and more threatening to the peace of the world.
[War]
 

What I am concerned about in this fast-moving world in a time of crises, both in foreign and domestic affairs, is not so much a program as a spirit of approach, not so much a mind as a heart. A program lives today and dies tomorrow. A mind, if it be open, may change with each new day, but the spirit and the heart are as unchanging as the tides.
[Heart]
 

When boasting ends, there dignity begins.