Irregularity and want of method are only supportable in men of great learning or genius, who are often too full to be exact, and therefore they choose to throw down their pearls in heaps before the reader, rather than be at the pains of stringing them.
Author: Joseph Addison (1672-1719)
Profession: British Essayist, Poet, Statesman
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
Author: Isabella Mary Beeton
Do you know what amazes me more than anything else? The impotence of force to organize anything.
Author: Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
Profession: French General, Emperor
The more highly public life is organized the lower does its morality sink.
Author: Edward M. Forster (1879-1970)
Profession: British Novelist, Essayist
Any consideration of the life and larger social existence of the modern corporate man begins and also largely ends with the effect of one all-embracing force. That is organization -- the highly structured assemblage of men, and now some women, of which he is a part. It is to this, at the expense of family, friends, sex, recreation and sometimes health and effective control of alcoholic intake, that he is expected to devote his energies.
Author: John Kenneth Galbraith (1908)
Profession: American Economist
One of the many reasons for the bewildering and tragic character of human existence is the fact that social organization is at once necessary and fatal. Men are forever creating such organizations for their own convenience and forever finding themselves the victims of their home-made monsters.
Author: Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)
Profession: British Author
The quality of an organization can never exceed the quality of the minds that make it up.
Author: Harold R. McAlindon
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
Author: A. A. Milne (1882-1956)
Profession: British Born American Writer
It isn't the incompetent who destroy an organization. It is those who have achieved something and want to rest upon their achievements who are forever clogging things up.
Author: Charles Sorenson
Order is the sanity of the mind, the health of the body, the peace of the city, the security of the state. Like beams in a house or bones to a body, so is order to all things.
Author: Robert Southey (1774-1843)
Profession: British Author
Organization is the enemy of improvisation.
Organizations that remain vital show their new employees that they are needed. At the same time, they never forget the value of their long-service employees. And they always give both a second chance.
The foolish think that nothing is well done, except that which they do themselves.
The new organization is edgeless, permeable, amorphous... constantly re-forming according to need.
To know where you can find a thing is the chief part of learning.