Quotes and Sayings about Corporations
"The Republicans would like to take us back to a darker time, when corporations ruled and the underserved had no rights."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Time, Corporations, Rights, Republicans)
"Corporations are social organizations, the theater in which men and women realize or fail to realize purposeful and productive lives."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: Men, Women, Corporations, Theater)
"It's only in relatively recent years that Hollywood became the playground of multinational corporations which regard movies and TV shows as a minor irritant to their overall activity."
- Peter Bart
(Related: Movies, Corporations, Hollywood, Years)
"Scientific corporations might well become almost independent states and be enabled to undertake their largest experiments without consulting the outside world - a world which would be less and less able to judge what the experiments were about."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Consulting, Corporations, states, World)
"Punk is not dead. Punk will only die when corporations can exploit and mass produce it."
- Jello Biafra
(Related: Corporations, Punk, Will)
"If both parents must work, I think it is more important that the mother has proximity to the child to therefore establish a childcare situation at the big corporations not once a day, but many times a day."
- Eric Braeden
(Related: Work, Mother, Corporations, Day, Parents)
"We will have bigger bureaucracies, bigger labor unions, and bigger state-run corporations. It will be harder to be an entrepreneur because of punitive taxes and regulations. The rewards of success will be expropriated for the sake of attaining greater income equality."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Equality, Success, Corporations, Income, Labor, State, Taxes, Will)
"Multinational corporations do control. They control the politicians. They control the media. They control the pattern of consumption, entertainment, thinking. They're destroying the planet and laying the foundation for violent outbursts and racial division."
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Control, Corporations, Entertainment, Media, Politicians, Thinking)
"Who gets the risks? The risks are given to the consumer, the unsuspecting consumer and the poor work force. And who gets the benefits? The benefits are only for the corporations, for the money makers."
- Cesar Chavez
(Related: Money, Work, Benefits, Corporations, Force, Poor)
"If you go back to the time of J.P. Morgan, the world of high finance was completely wholesale. The prestigious investment banks on Wall Street appealed exclusively to large corporations, governments, and to extremely wealthy individuals."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Finance, Time, Banks, Corporations, Investment, World)
"Where are the jobs going to come from?Small business, manufacturing and clean energy. Where's the money to finance them? The banks and the corporations in America today have lots of money that they can invest right now."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Finance, Money, Business, America, Banks, Corporations, Energy, Jobs, Manufacturing, Now, Right, Today)
"Of the five House Calendars, the Private Calendar is the one to which all Private Bills are referred. Private Bills deal with specific individuals, corporations, institutions, and so forth, as distinguished from public bills which deal with classes only."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Corporations, Public)
"Corporations cannot commit treason, or be outlawed or excommunicated, for they have no souls."
- Harold Coffin
(Related: Corporations, Treason)
"Corporations cannot commit treason, nor be outlawed, nor excommunicated, for they have no souls."
- Edward Coke
(Related: Corporations, Treason)
"In every case, the environmental hazards were made known only by independent scientists, who were often bitterly opposed by the corporations responsible for the hazards."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Environmental, Corporations, Scientists)
"The way that a handful of corporations in Los Angeles dictate how our stories are told creates a real poverty of imagination and it's a big problem."
- Alex Cox
(Related: Imagination, Corporations, Poverty)
"That's one of the things about the Tea Party people. They think corporations have too much influence in American life and they do."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Life, People, American, Corporations, Influence, Party, Tea)
"Our supporters can send the message that it's wrong for politically connected corporations to make millions while people doing an honest day's work are being cheated out of an honest day's pay."
- Morris Dees
(Related: Work, People, Being, Corporations, Day, Wrong)
"Life, it seems, is nothing if not a series of initiations, transitions, and incorporations."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Life, Nothing)
"What is not fair now is that corporations pay less and less tax, which means that you and I pay more because we're rooted somewhere, they've got our address, right?"
- Susan George
(Related: Corporations, Tax, Now, Right)
"Obviously we're a consumer nation and you have the power to influence these big corporations who are running the world right now through what you chose to, or not to, purchase."
- Daryl Hannah
(Related: Power, Corporations, Influence, Nation, Now, Right, Running, World)
"The financial capital is being concentrated by corporations, institutional investors, and even our pension funds, and being reinvested in companies that repeat this process because it provides the highest return on that financial capital."
- Paul Hawken
(Related: Financial, Being, Corporations)
"And also, more and more businesses really want to do the right thing. They feel better about themselves, their workers feel better, and so do their customers. I think this is equally true in the transnational corporations, but it is harder to express in those situations."
- Paul Hawken
(Related: Corporations, Right, Want, Workers)
"April is tax month. If you are having trouble filing your taxes, then you should hire an accountant. They'll give you the same advice that they've given hundreds of corporations - taxes are for douche bags."
- Ed Helms
(Related: Advice, April, Corporations, Tax, Taxes, Trouble)
"The corporations don't have to lobby the government anymore. They are the government."
- Jim Hightower
(Related: Government, Corporations)
"Groups are corporations now. They have pension plans. Musicians have saw the daylight."
- John Lee Hooker
(Related: Corporations, Musicians, Now)
"Mischief springs from the power which the moneyed interest derives from a paper currency which they are able to control, from the multitude of corporations with exclusive privileges... which are employed altogether for their benefit."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Power, Control, Corporations, Interest)
"Unless you become more watchful in your states and check the spirit of monopoly and thirst for exclusive privileges you will in the end find that... the control over your dearest interests has passed into the hands of these corporations."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Control, Corporations, End, Spirit, states, Will)
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, Hope, Strength, Aristocracy, Challenge, Corporations, Country, Defiance, Laws)
"In a time of serious budget deficits, immense war costs and a sluggish economy, we cannot afford to grant such outlandish subsidies to some of our Nation's largest corporations."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Time, War, Corporations, Economy, Nation)
"There is a huge shift taking place in the global awareness in the last 5 years with strong views about globalization and the power structures of major corporations."
- David Korten
(Related: Power, Awareness, Corporations, Globalization, Years)
"TV that people will never see, that giant international corporations will never touch, will never pay your salary."
- Norman Lear
(Related: People, Corporations, Will)
"In the steel industry the corporations generally have accepted collective bargaining and negotiated wage agreements with the Committee for Industrial Organization."
- John L. Lewis
(Related: Committee, Corporations, Wage)
"People like me have to have the discipline only to work for clients, corporations, political people, products, services, networks that we believe in and we want to see succeed."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Work, People, Discipline, Clients, Corporations, Succeed, Want)
"So Indian policy has become institutionalized and the result has been that American people have become more dependent on government and that the American people have become more dependent on corporations."
- Russell Means
(Related: Government, People, Policy, American, Corporations, Result)
"Give tax breaks to large corporations, so that money can trickle down to the general public, in the form of extra jobs."
- Andrew Mellon
(Related: Money, Corporations, Tax, Jobs, Public)
"We don't separate out men and women working together in corporations."
- Susan Molinari
(Related: Men, Women, Corporations)
"The motivation for war is simple. The U.S. government started the war with Iraq in order to make it easy for U.S. corporations to do business in other countries. They intend to use cheap labor in those countries, which will make Americans rich."
- Michael Moore
(Related: Business, Government, War, Motivation, Americans, Corporations, Countries, Iraq, Labor, Order, Will)
"The great corporations of this country were not founded by ordinary people. They were founded by people with extraordinary intelligence, ambition, and aggressiveness."
- Daniel P. Moynihan
(Related: Intelligence, People, Ambition, Corporations, Country)
"The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door. That's the only difference."
- Ralph Nader
(Related: Corporations, Difference, Republican)
"This (George W. Bush's) administration is not sympathetic to corporations, it is indentured to corporations."
- Ralph Nader
"I don't think meals have any business being deductible. I'm for separation of calories and corporations."
- Ralph Nader
(Related: Business, Being, Corporations, Separation)
"I was endorsed by many corporations to work with their people. Since I had several hundred successful case histories, I realized that it was really valuable and everybody should have access to the information, so I started teaching seminars to groups of people."
- Leonard Orr
(Related: Work, People, Successful, Corporations, Information, Teaching)
"And we've become very doubtful of our information sources, because they're all controlled by these huge multilateral corporations."
- Brian De Palma
(Related: Corporations, Information)
"We are going through tough economic times but things are looking up, and the indicators are improving not only for large corporations but also for small business."
- George Pataki
(Related: Business, Corporations)
"To survive, men and business and corporations must serve."
- John Henry Patterson
(Related: Business, Men, Corporations)
"I was initially recruited while I was in business school back in the late sixties by the National Security Agency, the nation's largest and least understood spy organization; but ultimately I worked for private corporations."
- John Perkins
(Related: Business, Corporations, Nation, National security, School)
"Basically, what Economic Hit Men are trained to do is to build up the American empire. To create situations where as many resources as possible flow into this country, to our corporations, and our government, and in fact we've been very successful."
- John Perkins
(Related: Men, Government, Successful, American, Corporations, Country, Fact)
"And that's why I wrote the book, because our country really needs to understand, if people in this nation understood what our foreign policy is really about, what foreign aid is about, how our corporations work, where our tax money goes, I know we will demand change."
- John Perkins
(Related: Change, Money, Work, People, Policy, Corporations, Country, Foreign policy, Tax, Nation, Needs, Will)
"Media corporations have a civic responsibility not only to prevent fraud and financial abuse, but also to not corrupt or degrade our culture."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: Financial, Abuse, Corporations, Culture, Fraud, Media, Responsibility)
"Why do otherwise sane, competent, strong men, men who can wrestle bears or raid corporations, shrink away in horror at the thought of washing a dish or changing a diaper?"
- Frank Pittman
(Related: Men, Thought, Corporations, Horror)
"There were some entrepreneurial du Ponts that are a little different from the heads of the corporations today."
- Pete du Pont
(Related: Corporations, Today)
"The larger the state, the more callous it becomes... the colder its heart. It is also true that the bigger the corporation, the more callous its heart. But unlike the state, corporations have competition and have no police powers."
- Dennis Prager
(Related: Heart, Competition, Corporations, Police, State)
"The problem... is emblematic of what hasn't changed during the equal opportunity revolution of the last 20 years. Doors opened; opportunities evolved. Law, institutions, corporations moved forward. But many minds did not."
- Anna Quindlen
(Related: Opportunity, Corporations, Revolution, Law, Years)
"I suspect that many corporations have begun to understand that they have an important role to play in the lives of their communities, and that allocating funds to support local groups helps them discharge that function and also burnish their image."
- David Rockefeller
(Related: Corporations, Play, Support)
"Most of the services staff is for the larger corporations, not so much for small and medium businesses because they cannot afford an extensive services army."
- Kevin Rollins
(Related: Army, Corporations)
"Candidly, I believe most corporations actually don't mind big government."
- Rick Santorum
(Related: Government, Corporations, Mind)
"Turning corporations loose and letting the profit motive run amok is not a prescription for a more livable world."
- Tom Scholz
(Related: Corporations, Motive, Profit, World)
"We must start with the reality that corporations cannot guarantee anyone a lifetime job any more than corporations have a guarantee of immortality."
- John W. Snow
(Related: Corporations, Immortality, Job, Reality)
"It's an incredible con job when you think about it, to believe something now in exchange for something after death. Even corporations with their reward systems don't try to make it posthumous."
- Gloria Steinem
(Related: Death, Corporations, Job, Now, Reward)
"Not to say that corporations are perfect today, but even grand corporations like Dupont have made immense progress in translating some of their past environmentally damaging practices into new profit opportunities."
- Maurice Strong
(Related: Progress, Corporations, Past, Profit, Today)
"I am on the board of corporations who contribute both to environmental problems and their solutions. And I am on the NGO side: the Earth Council and other organizations."
- Maurice Strong
(Related: Environmental, Corporations, Earth, Problems)
"Even President Bush has cited the need to outlaw the practice of corporations making loans to their officers. Strangely enough, when the President was a corporate officer, he took out several loans from the company."
- Bennie Thompson
(Related: Company, Corporate, Corporations, Practice, President)
"Yet, individuals and corporations in Puerto Rico pay no federal income tax."
- Dick Thornburgh
(Related: Corporations, Tax, Income)
"But I believe in fair trade, and I will tell you, I have many, many friends heading up corporations, and people that do just business in China, they say it's virtually impossible. It's very, very hard to come into China. And yet, we welcome them with open arms."
- Donald Trump
(Related: Business, People, Corporations, Friends, Open, Trade, Will)
"Now you have people in Washington who have no interest in the country at all. They're interested in their companies, their corporations grabbing Caspian oil."
- Gore Vidal
(Related: People, Corporations, Country, Interest, Now, Oil, Washington)
"Large corporations and unions know the power of being big enough to bargain for better rates."
- Greg Walden
(Related: Power, Bargain, Being, Corporations)
"The corporations and the media don't need power; they already have it."
- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
(Related: Power, Corporations, Media)