Quotes and Sayings about Efficiency
"The efficiency of God may be understood as either creation or providence."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Creation, Efficiency, May, Providence)
"In the exercise of God's efficiency, the decree of God comes first. This manner of working is the most perfect of all and notably agrees with the divine nature."
- William Ames
(Related: Nature, God, Efficiency, Exercise, First)
"The private sector is motivated by profit and efficiency and the US government often is not."
- Eric Anderson
(Related: Government, Efficiency, Profit)
"The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Truth, Efficiency, Lying, Trouble, Wishes)
"Is fuel efficiency really what we need most desperately? I say that what we really need is a car that can be shot when it breaks down."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Car, Efficiency)
"It is difficult for me to believe that quantum mechanics, working very well for currently practical set-ups, will nevertheless fail badly with improvements in counter efficiency."
- John S. Bell
(Related: Efficiency, Will)
"So the only way we're going to improve fuel economy or appliance efficiency swiftly and to the maximum extent practicable is if the government requires it."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Government, Economy, Efficiency)
"The State of Virginia is similar to a great business corporation... and should be conducted with the same efficiency and economy as any private business."
- Harry F. Byrd
(Related: Business, Economy, Efficiency, State)
"What we need to do is really improve energy efficiency standards, develop in full scale renewable and alternative energy and use the one resource we have in abundance, our creativity."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Creativity, Abundance, Efficiency, Energy)
"I have been working for years to promote a responsible energy policy that works to increase energy efficiency and invest in alternative and renewable energy sources."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Policy, Efficiency, Energy, Years)
"In this country protection has always, to some extent, existed; but at some times it has been efficient, and at others not; and our tendency toward freedom or slavery has always been in the direct ratio of its efficiency or inefficiency."
- Henry Charles Carey
(Related: Country, Efficiency, Freedom, Inefficiency, Protection, Slavery)
"The limit is not as narrow as it might be. I do not claim for this action, as it now goes on, an ideal degree of efficiency. What I do claim is that this type of competition already reveals its nature and its ultimate power to hold seeming monopolies in check."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Nature, Power, Action, Competition, Efficiency, Now)
"Each of us has come to share the same point of view, that a global e-marketplace is absolutely essential if we are to drive new levels of efficiency for the industry."
- Phil Condit
"Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall."
- Stephen Covey
(Related: Leadership, Success, Management, Efficiency, Right)
"The Texas Energy Office's Loan Star Program has reduced building energy consumption and taxpayers' energy costs through the efficient operation of public buildings, saving taxpayers more than $172 million through energy efficiency projects."
- Rosa DeLauro
(Related: Building, Efficiency, Energy, Office, Projects, Public)
"There can be economy only where there is efficiency."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Economy, Efficiency)
"Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Efficiency, Right)
"The average man has a carefully cultivated ignorance about household matters - from what to do with the crumbs to the grocer's telephone number - a sort of cheerful inefficiency which protects him."
- Crystal Eastman
(Related: Ignorance, Inefficiency, Man)
"Freud had a gene for inefficiency, and I think I have a gene for efficiency."
- Albert Ellis
(Related: Efficiency, Inefficiency)
"Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity."
- Jacques Ellul
(Related: Technology, Civilization, Efficiency, Force, Necessity, Order)
"But it is also clear that left entirely untouched by public policy, the capitalist system will produce more inequality than is socially healthy or than is necessary for maximum efficiency."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Policy, Efficiency, Inequality, Public, Public policy, Will)
"Then I usually leave the choice of the second assistant director and any other assistant directors to the first assistant director, who will choose because he or she is responsible for the conduct and the efficiency of the second assistant directors."
- John Frankenheimer
(Related: Choice, Efficiency, First, Will)
"Corn ethanol can help in the short term, but it has serious limitations, and none of this is going to work if we don't dramatically improve the efficiency of our cars and trucks."
- David Friedman
(Related: Work, Efficiency, Help, Limitations)
"Two things are going on at the same time with the flattening of the world: The relentless quest for efficiency is squeezing some of the fat out of life."
- Thomas Friedman
(Related: Life, Time, Efficiency, Quest)
"I do not question the power of our weapons and the efficiency of our logistics; I cannot say these things delight me as the y seem to delight some of our officials, but they are certainly impressive."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Power, Delight, Efficiency, Question, Weapons)
"The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Business, Technology, Efficiency, First, Inefficiency, Will)
"Among the many important provisions in the energy bill are the creation of an estimated half million new jobs, increased oil production, blackout protection, controlling fertilizer costs by stabilizing natural gas prices and enacting new efficiency benchmarks."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Creation, Efficiency, Energy, Jobs, Oil, Production, Protection)
"I'll take fifty percent efficiency to get one hundred percent loyalty."
- Samuel Goldwyn
(Related: Efficiency, Loyalty)
"With respect to the environment in our state and our state's future - in addition to water which is very important here - I think it is crucial for him to make a sincere commitment to energy efficiency, fuel efficiency, by helping us to produce those cars of the future."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Commitment, Efficiency, Energy, Environment, Future, Respect, State, Water)
"As a state we are so uniquely positioned in so many ways. Our geography, our placement in the country, and our history positions us to be the state that propels energy efficiency as an industry."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: History, Country, Efficiency, Energy, Geography, State)
"Time and time again I was told that I would never make the film on time and never make it on budget. That kind of criticism tends to turn me into a great big motor of efficiency."
- Richard E. Grant
(Related: Time, Criticism, Efficiency, Film)
"We need a number of solutions - we need more efficiency and conservation. Efficiency is a big one. I think car companies need to do a lot better in producing more efficient cars. They have the technology, we just need to demand them as consumers."
- Daryl Hannah
(Related: Car, Technology, Conservation, Efficiency)
"The general proposition is that the resources that will be utilized are the ones that contribute most to the overall efficiency of the production system. The third parameter has to do with our commercial world, our search for profits."
- Marvin Harris
(Related: Efficiency, Production, Will, World)
"That inefficiency is masked because growth and progress are measured in money, and money does not give us information about ecological systems, it only gives information about financial systems."
- Paul Hawken
(Related: Money, Progress, Financial, Growth, Inefficiency, Information)
"You can expect to find these four priorities - education, economic vitality, efficiency in government and the protection of families - woven into my decisions as Governor. They will serve as my compass as I work with you to chart a future course for our state."
- Dave Heineman
(Related: Government, Work, Education, Decisions, Efficiency, Future, Priorities, Protection, State, Vitality, Will)
"Greater personal choice, individually tailored services, stronger local accountability, greater efficiency - these are all central to the new direction of travel we have set for our public services."
- John Hutton
(Related: Travel, Choice, Direction, Efficiency, Public)
"The worst enemy of life, freedom and the common decencies is total anarchy; their second worst enemy is total efficiency."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Life, Anarchy, Efficiency, Enemy, Freedom)
"Back in the mid-1970s, we adopted some fairly ambitious goals to improve efficiency of our cars. What did we get? We got a tremendous boost in efficiency."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: Goals, Efficiency)
"The American attitude towards efficiency and execution should always underlie architecture."
- Helmut Jahn
(Related: Architecture, Attitude, American, Efficiency, Execution)
"Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Charm, Efficiency, Washington)
"Nor do we begin to have a clear appreciation of what the increase in consumption of alcoholic beverages in wartime means in increased risk, and in loss of efficiency to the fighting and working forces of the country."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: Appreciation, Country, Efficiency, Fighting, Loss, Risk)
"Few would venture to deny the advantages of temperance in increasing the efficiency of a nation at war."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: War, Efficiency, Nation, Temperance)
"The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is its inefficiency."
- Eugene McCarthy
(Related: Bureaucracy, Inefficiency)
"One must choose between Obscurity with Efficiency, and Fame with its inevitable collateral of Bluff."
- William McFee
(Related: Efficiency, Fame, Obscurity)
"I will fight in the United States Senate this year to fund a servicing mission to Hubble by 2008, a mission that would potentially increase Hubble's power and efficiency by a factor of 10 and allow us to look back almost to the beginning of the universe."
- Barbara Mikulski
(Related: Power, Beginning, Efficiency, Fight, Mission, Senate, states, United, Universe, Will)
"Instead of raising taxes as some would insist, we need to reduce waste and inefficiency in government."
- Tim Murphy
(Related: Government, Inefficiency, Taxes, Waste)
"We tried to set up a company that patterned ourselves after Southwest in all the fun, the spirit, the great people, the smile, the efficiency side of it, but we've added some extras that people aren't used to finding on Southwest."
- David Neeleman
(Related: People, Company, Efficiency, Fun, Smile, Spirit)
"Obviously, the highest type of efficiency is that which can utilize existing material to the best advantage."
- Jawaharlal Nehru
"Secrecy is the enemy of efficiency, but don't let anyone know it."
- Ric Ocasek
(Related: Efficiency, Enemy, Secrecy)
"The historical experience of socialist countries has sadly demonstrated that collectivism does not do away with alienation but rather increases it, adding to it a lack of basic necessities and economic inefficiency."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Experience, Alienation, Countries, Inefficiency)
"The outgrowth of conservation, the inevitable result, is national efficiency."
- Gifford Pinchot
(Related: Conservation, Efficiency, Result)
"Applications for loans would be judged on a nation's social justice record as well as its economic efficiency."
- Lewis Thompson Preston
(Related: Efficiency, Justice, Nation)
"The most general law in nature is equity-the principle of balance and symmetry which guides the growth of forms along the lines of the greatest structural efficiency."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Nature, Growth, Balance, Efficiency, Law)
"A particular shot or way of moving the ball can be a player's personal signature, but efficiency of performance is what wins the game for the team."
- Pat Riley
(Related: Performance, Efficiency)
"By increasing the use of renewable fuels such as ethanol and bio-diesel, and providing the Department of Energy with a budget to create more energy efficiency options, agriculture can be the backbone of our energy supply as well."
- John Salazar
(Related: Agriculture, Efficiency, Energy, Options)
"Every good cause is worth some inefficiency."
- Paul Samuelson
(Related: Cause, Inefficiency, Worth)
"Well, there's no doubt about the fact that, that higher energy prices lead to greater conservation, greater energy efficiency, and they also, of course, play a useful role on the supply side."
- John W. Snow
(Related: Conservation, Doubt, Efficiency, Energy, Fact, Play)
"If stability and efficiency required that there existed markets that extended infinitely far into the future - and these markets clearly did not exist - what assurance do we have of the stability and efficiency of the capitalist system?"
- Joseph E. Stiglitz
(Related: Efficiency, Future, Stability)
"We cannot afford idleness, waste or inefficiency."
- Eamon de Valera
(Related: Idleness, Inefficiency, Waste)
"The myth of fascist efficiency has deluded many people."
- Henry A. Wallace
(Related: People, Efficiency, Myth)
"What I am saying is, all health care has a problem with costs. Medicare is growing slower than the private insurance plans. Why? Because of their efficiency. They don't have to give money to shareholders. Why should be defending shareholders?"
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: Health, Money, Care, Efficiency, Saying)
"No partnership between two independent companies, no matter how well run, can match the speed, effectiveness, responsiveness and efficiency of a solely owned company."
- Edward Whitacre, Jr.
(Related: Company, Efficiency, Partnership)
"My mother's illness fitted into this protest against the treatment of the sick who could not pay, the inefficiency of commercialism, the waste, the extravagance, and the poverty."
- Ellen Wilkinson
(Related: Mother, Commercialism, Extravagance, Illness, Inefficiency, Poverty, Protest, Treatment, Waste)
"No data on air propellers was available, but we had always understood that it was not a difficult matter to secure an efficiency of 50% with marine propellers."
- Orville Wright