Upon the creatures we have made, we are, ourselves, at last, dependent.
Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)
Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of the office which one fills.
Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)
Profession: French Classical Writer
I don't say 'Tis impossible for an impudent man not to rise in the world, but a moderate merit with a large share of impudence is more probable to be advanced than the greatest qualifications without it.
Author: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762)
Profession: British Society Figure, Letter Writer
Promote yourself but do not demote another.
Author: Israel Salanter
The hope, and not the fact, of advancement, is the spur to industry.
Author: Sir Henry Taylor (1800-1886)
Profession: British Author
When I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see whether he is swelling or growing.
Author: Woodrow T. Wilson (1856-1924)
Profession: Twenty-eighth President of the USA