Thursday, 2 June 2011

Quotes about Value

Here's the next section of quotes from my book 1000 Great Quotations for Business, Management & Training.

An updated version of the book is newly available as part of my Almost Free Kindle titles both in the UK and in the USA.

What we obtain too cheap we esteem too little; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.

Thomas Paine, British author, political theorist (1737-1809)

Thomas Paine

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.

Albert Einstein, German physicist (1879-1955)

If you undervalue yourself, no-one’s going to come along and raise your price.

David Williams, British author, presenter (b. 1950)

Steinmetz once charged General Electric $10,000 for chalking an X on a defective machine part. When GE protested and asked him to justify the charge, he sent back this itemised bill – ‘Making one chalk mark - $1; knowing where to place it - $9,999.’

Charles Steinmetz, US electrical engineer (1865-1923)

You don’t get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to that hour.

Jim Rohn, US motivational speaker, author (1930-2009)

The individual’s most vital need is to prove his worth, and this usually means an insatiable hunger for action. For it is only the few who can acquire a sense of worth by developing and employing their capacities and talents. The majority prove their worth by keeping busy.

Eric Hoffer, US philosopher, author, longshoreman (1902-1983)

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