The problem facing our people here in America is bigger than all other personal or organizational differences. Therefore as leaders, we must stop worrying about the threat we seem to think we pose to each other's personal prestige; and concentrate our united efforts towards solving the unending hurt that is being done daily to our people here in America.malcolm (malcolm little) x
I earn it by enjoying such authorityand prestige that people will not buy expensive Italian pictures without myapproval.Bernard Berenson
The great offices, whether permanent or parliamentary, which require mind now give social prestige, and almost only those. An Under-Secretary of State with »2,000 a year is a much greater man than the director of a finance company with »5,000, and the country saves the difference.walter bagehot
Associating with the wise and the knowledgeable people adds to the prestige of a person.ali ibn abi talib
The prestige of the Nobel Prize is due to many causes, but in particular to its twofold idealistic and international character: idealistic in that it has been designed for works of lofty inspiration; international in that it is awarded after the production of different countries has been minutely studied and the intellectual balance sheet of the whole world has been drawn up. Free from all other considerations and ignoring any but intellectual values, the judges have deliberately taken their place in what the philosophers have called a community of the mind.henri-louis bergson
For all its prestige, its fabulous views, its indoor pool, and its lovely garden, 24 Sussex is more like an old hotel than a modern home.jean chrétien
Quite apart from the prestige of technology, people do, after all, prefer a simple idea to a complex one.bernard crick
prestige, which is illusion, is of the very essence of power .Simone Weil, in The Power of Words (1937)
We live in a highly competitive society, each of us trying to outdo the other in wealth, in popularity or social prestige, in dress, in scholastic grades or golf scores. [...] One is often tempted to say that conflict, rather than cooperation, is the great governing principle of human life.s. i. hayakawa
The second corruption of the state is oligarchy (oligos = few), in which the military elite is narrowed down to a few ruling families of immense wealth and prestige, who now openly flaunt their wealth and possessions.pierre stephen robert payne
Anyone taking classics or history for the prestige is either at Oxford or stuck in 1909.laura penny
Anyone taking classics or history for the prestige is either at Oxford or stuck in 1909.Laura Penny, More Money Than Brains, p. 13
War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.John F. Kennedy, Undated Letter to a Navy friend. Also mentioned by William Safire in his 2007-08-26 "On Language" article "Warrior" in the New York Times rubric Magazines.
Sophistication might be described as the ability to cope gracefully with a situation involving the presence of a formidable menace to one's poise and prestige (such as the butler, or the man under the bed — but never the husband).james thurber
History shows that whenever an emergency arises, our national spirit is most emphatically manifested to advance the prestige and fortune of the nation. It is incumbent upon us to leave no stone unturned in order to promote loyalty and bravery on the home front as well, and to replenish and demonstrate our nation's powers, for which are required the inculcation of the spirit of reverence for deities and respect for ancestors, the renovation of national education and the of the people's physical strength.mitsumasa yonai
The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this.Albert Einstein, My First Impression of the USA (1921).
Like it or not, to reach middle age with less money or less prestige than our father had is somewhat to lose face. Stupid of course, when put like that, but who is prepared to argue that we are not stupid in several important ways?Robertson Davies
War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.john f. kennedy
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige and even his life for the welfare of others.king, martin luther, jr.
[Partly as a consequence of male authority] prestige value always attaches to the activities of men.Margaret Mead
Shakespeare alternated between musical surrenders to social prestige and magnificent fits of poetic remorse.laura riding
La beauté qui parle aux yeux, reprit-elle, n’est que le prestige d’un moment; l’œuil du corps n'est pas toujours celui de l'âme.George Sand
Nothing depict better the poverty of human nature than to see men, placed at the head of a State, and who should, so to speak, embody (or personnify) the law, be concerned (or worried, or preccupied) only with their own prestige and their own particular interests.african spir
[The sophist] is concerned with wisdom, not for its own sake, not because he hates the lie in the soul more than anything else, but for the sake of the honor or the prestige that attends wisdom.leo strauss
The full expression of personality depends upon its being inflated by social prestige; it is a social privilege.Simone Weil
The actual participants in industry under individualism are prompted to action by the following combination of incentives: desire for an income, desire for a higher income, desire for security, satisfaction received from shouldering responsibility or from wielding power, the joy of participation in creative activity, and the desire for applause and prestige. ...And all these motivations may be conserved and strengthened under socialism.Kirby Page, Property (1935) (Quotes)
War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.John F. Kennedy, in Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House (1979), p. 76.
There is no doubt that many expensive national projects may add to our prestige or serve science. But none of them must take precedence over human needs. As long as Congress does not revise its priorities, our crisis is not just material, it is a crisis of the spirit.Nelson A. Rockefeller, letter to Mayor John V. Lindsay (April 24, 1971), reported in The New York Times (April 25, 1971), p. 69. The letter concerned New York City's financial problems.
Associating with the wise and the knowledgeable people adds to the prestige of a person.Majlisi, Bih?rul Anw?r, vol. 78, p. 6
Like many works of literature , Hollywood chooses for its villains people who strive for social dominance through the pursuit of wealth , prestige , and power . But the ordinary business of capitalism is much more egalitarian: It's about finding meaning and enjoyment in work and production .Alex Tabarrok, in CEO Movie Villains (Quotes)