Samuel J. Palmisano quotes

  • You either get the point of Africa or you don't. What draws me back year after year is that it's like seeing the world with the lid off.

  • Photographs are of course about their makers, and are to be read for what they disclose in that regard no less than for what they reveal of the world as their makers comprehend, invent, and describe it.

  • And how am I to face the odds Of man's bedevilment and God's? I, a stranger and afraid In a world I never made.

  • Priests might divide the world into good and bad. In battle there was strong and weak and nothing else.

  • There are lots of reasons why a woman stays with a man, even when she's given up on changing him and can predict with certainty the shape that the rest of her life with him is going to take.

  • Reason gains all people by compelling none.

  • The working men are the basis of all governments, for the plain reason that they are the most numerous...

  • Trivia rarely affect efficiency. Are all the machinations worth it, when their primary effect is to make the code less readable?

  • If mere mechanical efficiency can make everyone a martial artist, then all is well. Unfortunately, combat, like freedom, is something that can not be preconceived.

  • Disruptive innovations create jobs, efficiency innovations destroy them.