The Best Business Ethics Quotes | Responsibility Quotes

Enjoy these pearls of wisdom and famous quotes on business ethics and corporate responsibility.

"There are truths on this side of the Pyrenees which are falsehoods on the other"

Michel de Montaigne 1533-1592, French essayist

"It is a commonplace executive observation that businesses exist to make money, and the observation is usually allowed to go unchallenged. It is, however, a very limited statement about the purposes of business"

Daniel Katz and Robert L. Kahn in The Social Psychology of Organizations (1966)

"It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities"

Josiah Charles Stamp 1880-1941, English Economist and President of the Bank of England

"We may pretend that we are basically moral people who make mistakes, but the whole of history proves otherwise"

Terry Hands 1941-, British theatre and opera director

"The market has no morality"

Michael Heseltine 1933-, British conservative politician

"Ethics is not definable, is not implementable, because it is not conscious; it involves not only our thinking, but also our feeling"

Valdemar W. Setzer, Brazilian anthropologist

"Being good is good business"

Anita Roddick 1942-, British founder of The Body Shop

"The advantages of having decisions made by groups are often lost because of powerful psychological pressures that arise when the members work closely together, share the same set of values and, above all, face a crisis situation that puts everyone under intense stress"

Irving L. Janis, behavioral scientist, in Groupthink: The Desperate Drive for Consensus at Any Cost (1971)

"If ethics are poor at the top, that behavior is copied down through the organization"

Robert Noyce, inventor of the silicon chip

"The time is always right to do what is right"

Martin Luther King 1929-1968, American leader of civil rights movement and Nobel Peace Prize winner

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