Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

James R. Adams

American Businessman, CEO Southwestern Bell

"The super-businessmen have to a large extent failed to see that the need for morality in the people they practically govern is greater than ever, because social relations are infinitely more delicate and complex in adjustment than heretofore."

"Scientific knowledge is constantly changing. A discovery of one year receives confirmation of the next or is thrown aside."

"Man is a creature of impulse, emotion, action rather than reason. Reason is a very late development in the world of living creatures, most of whom, as far as we know, get along admirably in daily life without it."

"Pride is a great urge to action; but remember, the pride must be on the part of the buyer. On the part of the seller, it is vanity."