"If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place."
Cicero, Roman orator
"It doesn't always take into consideration things like climate and function. It gives you a checklist, and sometimes the best solution to a problem is not something that's on the list."
Jim Tinson, chief executive of Hart Howerton design and architecture firm, on LEED, as quoted by The New York Times' Green Inc. blog
"The right way to run a successful business is to run toward the bad news as quickly as possible and find the flaws."
Alex Rigopulos, co-founder of Harmonix, as quoted by CNNMoney.com
"When public officials stand up for people in a country who are affected by discrimination, it tends to benefit them."
Rea Carey, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, as quoted by The Politico
George Bernard Shaw, Nobel laureate in literature
Valeria Maltoni, marketing blogger, writing on Social Media Today
"There is often a tendency to believe that when you make a structural change first, everything else will follow. However, structural, cultural, and operational changes are typically made together, and they influence one another."
Irene Rosenfeld, Kraft Foods CEO, writing in Strategy+Business
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composer of the Classical era