Incentives quotes

  • The incentive that you give to your youth is going to be the make-or-break future of the country.
    -- Abdallah II

    #Country #Giving #Incentives

  • If one felt successful, there'd be so little incentive to be successful.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Successful #Incentives #Littles

  • The desire of reward is one of the strongest incentives of human conduct; ... the best security for the fidelity of mankind is to make their interest coincide with their duty.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Motivation #Desire #Incentives

  • I don't feel that fear is a good incentive on a film set.
    -- Andrew Lincoln

    #Incentives #Film #Feels

  • The system that enables the most people to earn the most success is free enterprise, by matching up people's skills, interests, and abilities. In contrast, redistribution simply spreads money around. Even worse, it attenuates the ability to earn success by perverting economic incentives.
    -- Arthur C. Brooks

    #Skills #People #Incentives

  • With respect to their safety, derivatives, for the most part, are traded among very sophisticated financial institutions and individuals who have considerable incentive to understand them and to use them properly.
    -- Ben Bernanke

    #Safety #Use #Incentives

  • Both humanity's capacity to innovate and the incentives to innovate are greater today than at any other time in history.
    -- Ben Bernanke

    #Humanity #Incentives #Today

  • Congress is headed in the wrong direction with this bill which removes any and all incentives from the food industry to improve their products for children.
    -- Bob Filner

    #Children #Incentives #Bills

  • Scholars today are under increasing pressure to publish. Consequences of this pressure are incentives to deviate from the truth
    -- Bruno Frey

    #Incentives #Today #Pressure

  • It is inconceivable that people are motivated solely or even mainly by external incentives.
    -- Bruno Frey

    #People #Incentives #Motivated

  • Incentives are not strategy, they are tactics. Defensive measures.
    -- Carlos Ghosn

    #Tactics #Incentives #Strategy

  • Live the present intensely and fully, do not let the past be a burden, and let the future be an incentive. Each person forges his or her own destiny.
    -- Carlos Slim

    #Destiny #Past #Incentives

  • When we face our problems, they disappear. So learn from failure and let success be the silent incentive.
    -- Carlos Slim

    #Incentives #Faces #Problem

  • Here's the deal. I get to marry you. You get to become a Garrett - although, considering what you're marrying into, I'm not certain that's much of an incentive." Dallas to Amy
    -- Cindy Gerard

    #Dallas #Amy #Incentives

  • Curiosity is one of the strongest human incentives
    -- Claude C. Hopkins

    #Curiosity #Incentives #Strongest

  • It is failure that guides evolution; perfection provides no incentive for improvement, and nothing is perfect.
    -- Colson Whitehead

    #Perfect #Incentives #Evolution

  • The most difficult thing is to recognize that sometimes we too are blinded by our own incentives. Because we don’t see how our conflicts of interest work on us.
    -- Dan Ariely

    #Incentives #Sometimes #Conflict

  • When you're working in front of an audience, you have incentive to excel.
    -- Dave Van Ronk

    #Incentives #Audience

  • I'm doing the 2015 5x50 challenge because ... t’s the most awesome incentive for your daily motivation!
    -- David

    #Motivation #Challenges #Incentives

  • Some are trapped in boxes of pea-sized Christianity, full of myths about missions that rob them of incentive to care about the unreached
    -- David Bryant

    #Incentives #Care #Christianity

  • Occasionally, I make waffles for breakfast for any employee who wants to talk to me. I make them around 8 A.M. as an incentive for people to show up early.
    -- David Ulevitch

    #People #Breakfast #Incentives

  • The incentive for business is not, and cannot, be anything other than the root incentive for all business: they must profit.
    -- Edward Norton

    #Roots #Incentives #Profit

  • There is no reason to believe that bureaucrats and politicians, no matter how well meaning, are better at solving problems than the people on the spot, who have the strongest incentive to get the solution right.
    -- Elinor Ostrom

    #Believe #People #Incentives

  • Don't reward bad behavior. It is one of the first rules of parenting. During the financial cataclysm of 2008, we said it differently. When we bailed out banks that had created their own misfortune, we called it a 'moral hazard,' because the bailout absolved the bank's bad acts and created an incentive for it to make the same bad loans again.
    -- Eliot Spitzer

    #Parenting #Hazards #Incentives

  • The truth is, aging can be your realest opportunity to decide how best to live - and the best incentive for getting you to do just that.
    -- Elizabeth Berg

    #Opportunity #Incentives #Aging

  • Education campaigns ... may not be enough, at least not alone. If people have no incentive to avoid AIDS on their own, even if they know everything about the disease, they still may not change their behavior.
    -- Emily Oster

    #People #Campaigns #Incentives

  • Even the wisdom of God hath not suggested more pressing motives, more powerful incentives to charity, than these, that we shall be judged by it at the last dreadful day.
    -- Francis Atterbury

    #Powerful #Charity #Incentives

  • It's just economics 101: When it's free to pollute, you get more pollution. But when there's a price to pay, industry will have an incentive to find low-cost carbon solutions.
    -- Fred Krupp

    #Energy #Cost #Incentives

  • I get a bit of a kick out of exporting private enterprise and incentives.
    -- Fred L. Turner

    #Incentives #Exporting #Enterprise

  • The tax rate of 35 percent is impossible to provide an incentive to the large corporations, that have $1.7 trillion offshore, to put their money back in the United States.
    -- Frederick W. Smith

    #United States #Incentives #Corporations

  • If I thought that any of this was pre ordained, then it takes away any kind of incentive to struggle, or to put up with things, to reach for those impossible dreams, all those dramatic things.
    -- Gary Numan

    #Dream #Struggle #Incentives

  • Teamwork is not a matter of persuading yourself and your colleagues to set aside personal ambitions for the greater good. It's a matter of recognizing that your personal ambitions and the ambitions of the team are one and the same. That's the incentive.
    -- Greg Brown

    #Teamwork #Ambition #Incentives

  • The Korean economic miracle was the result of a clever and pragmatic mixture of market incentives and state direction.
    -- Ha-Joon Chang

    #Clever #Miracle #Incentives

  • The most frightening pages of history are those which reveal how easily conditions making a desert of the human spirit may come into existence, with the oozings away of incentive and kindliness in our natural social structure.
    -- Haniel Long

    #Incentives #May #Pages

  • Practically all government attempts to redistribute wealth and income tend to smother productive incentives and lead toward general impoverishment.
    -- Henry Hazlitt

    #Government #Income #Incentives

  • The way to maximize production is to maximize the incentives to production. And the way to do that, as the modern world has discovered, is through the system known as capitalism - the system of private property, free markets, and free enterprise.
    -- Henry Hazlitt

    #World #Incentives #Way

  • I love the ability to work with very good managers, and to provide the right incentives for them, and truly become a partner with that management, and make that management take a long view.
    -- Henry Kravis

    #Views #Long #Incentives

  • It's not just buying the company. Sure, we picked the right companies, and we picked the right management and, most importantly, we've given them the right incentive to perform.
    -- Henry Kravis

    #Incentives #Buying #Management

  • The Constitution wanted artists to have control over their works because they knew it would create incentive to create more works. That is clearly still the goal.
    -- Hilary Rosen

    #Artist #Goal #Incentives

  • When people who are songwriters say 'That's my property and if you give it away for free then I'll lose my incentive,' then, well, good riddance.
    -- Ian MacKaye

    #People #Giving #Incentives

  • In the bureaucracy, incentives will forever be inverted. Failure results in success: in more funds, more training, more time off.
    -- Ilana Mercer

    #Forever #Training #Incentives

  • I would not be opposed to devising a new system of pensions, in which one part was based on collective provision, but which also gave incentives for people to take out an additional, personal plan.
    -- Jacques Delors

    #People #Incentives #Provision

  • When a company is charging money for a product - as Evernote does for all above its most basic service, and same for Dropbox and SugarSync - you understand its incentive for sticking with that product.
    -- James Fallows

    #Doe #Incentives #Charging

  • To most of America, war has become not only tolerable but profitable, and so there is no longer any great incentive to end it.
    -- James Risen

    #War #America #Incentives

  • I think with every successful consumer Internet business, there will be lawyers that are interested in going after your company, especially when they think that there's a financial incentive.
    -- Jeremy Stoppelman

    #Successful #Thinking #Incentives

  • The survey findings reflect the growing trend toward incentive compensation programs as a way for employers to share the wealth with workers, ... Roughly 80 percent of those surveyed offer bonus programs and 401(k) or profit-sharing plans . . . as they compete for the best and brightest workforce.
    -- Jerry Jasinowski

    #Incentives #Trends #Way

  • And getting married this autumn was certainly an additional incentive to spend rather more time in England.
    -- Jill Dando

    #Autumn #Incentives #England

  • Simply having rules does not change the things that people want to do. You have to change incentives.
    -- Jimmy Wales

    #People #Doe #Incentives

  • I was the chief sponsor of the Business Employment Incentive Program bill, which resulted in hundreds of thousands of direct and indirect jobs here in New Jersey.
    -- Joe Kyrillos

    #Jobs #Employment #Incentives

  • Capitalism has given people both the liberty and the incentive to create, produce, and trade, thereby generating prosperity.
    -- Johan Norberg

    #People #Liberty #Incentives

  • The mingled incentives which lead to action are often too subtle and lie too deep for us to analyze.
    -- Johann Kaspar Lavater

    #Lying #Incentives #Action

  • Those subjects have the greatest educational value, which are richest in incentives to the noblest self-activity.
    -- John Lancaster Spalding

    #Educational #Self #Incentives

  • Gun control does not decrease gun ownership by criminals but instead reduces their incentives to refrain from violence because it decreases the supply of armed law-abiding citizens who might resist them.
    -- John McGinnis

    #Gun #Law #Incentives

  • Frustrated love has been the incentive for many great works.
    -- John N. Mitchell

    #Love #Frustrated #Incentives

  • Price creates incentive, and energy will be developed if there's demand for it at the price you can develop it.
    -- John S. Watson

    #Energy #Demand #Incentives

  • Bitcoin actually has the balance and incentives right, and that is why it is starting to take off.
    -- Julian Assange

    #Balance #Incentives #Bitcoin

  • I don't make money on the road, and so there's less and less incentive for me to do it when I don't have that adolescent desire for whatever it is, glory or fame.
    -- Juliana Hatfield

    #Desire #Incentives #Making Money

  • There are no benefactors in Canada because there is no incentive.
    -- Lara St. John

    #Incentives #Canada #Benefactors

  • Most of us have no sympathy with the rich idler who spends his life in pleasure without ever doing any work. But even he fulfills a function in the life of the social organism. He sets an example of luxury that awakens in the multitude a consciousness of new needs and gives industry the incentive to fulfill them.
    -- Ludwig von Mises

    #Luxury #Giving #Incentives

  • The ownership of computers in the home is far less than the statistics show, because usually when the computer breaks down once, that is the end of it for a long, long time. They do not have the money or incentive to get the computer repaired.
    -- Major Owens

    #Home #Long #Incentives

  • When it's easy to make money, you have no incentive to think about development of talent.
    -- Malcolm Gladwell

    #Thinking #Development #Incentives

  • Virtue is increased by the smile of approval; and the love of renown is the greatest incentive to honourable acts.
    -- Marcus Tullius Cicero

    #Incentives #Approval #Virtue

  • The trans fat label has been an enormous incentive for food companies to take trans fat out of their products.
    -- Marion Nestle

    #Labels #Incentives #Fats

  • It's a tremendous way of getting people to buy more at lower cost to the producer. There's no question that that's an incentive to buy. Everybody loves a bargain.
    -- Marion Nestle

    #People #Incentives #Way

  • To the lack of incentive to effort, which is the awful shadow under which we live, may be traced the wreck and ruin of scores of colored youth.
    -- Mary Church Terrell

    #Effort #Shadow #Incentives

  • The individual incentive not to commit crime on Wall Street now is almost zero.
    -- Matt Taibbi

    #Zero #Wall #Incentives

  • I do my housework in the nude. It gives me an incentive to clean the mirrors as quickly as possible.
    -- Maxine

    #Mirrors #Giving #Incentives

  • Our society does reward beauty on the outside over health on the inside. Women must not be blamed for choosing short-term beauty "fixes" that harm our long-term health, since our life spans are inverted under the beauty myth, and there is no great social or economic incentive for women to live a long time.
    -- Naomi Wolf

    #Makeup #Long #Incentives

  • Just because scientists have the knowledge to do it, the technology to do it, and some may even have a financial motive or other incentive to do it, does not make it right.
    -- Nathan Deal

    #Technology #Incentives #May

  • Call it what you will, incentives are what get people to work harder.
    -- Nikita Khrushchev

    #Hard Work #People #Incentives

  • We have yet to discover the true incentive, the inner Will which will have an over-mastering effect upon our lives, and yet be present in every circumstance and incident.
    -- Nilakanta Sri Ram

    #Spiritual #Incentives #Incidents

  • Clearly this business of treating minds, particularly this big business of treating young minds, has not policed itself, and has no incentive to put a stop to the kinds of fraudulent and unethical practices that are going on.
    -- Patricia Schroeder

    #Practice #Mind #Incentives

  • Incentives are spurs that goad a man to do what he doesn't particularly like, to get something he does particularly want. They are rewards he voluntarily strives for.
    -- Paul G. Hoffman

    #Work #Men #Incentives

  • Our ideal society finds it essential to put a rent on land as a way of maximizing the total consumption available to the society. ...Pure land rent is in the nature of a 'surplus' which can be taxed heavily without distorting production incentives or efficiency. A land value tax can be called 'the useful tax on measured land surplus'.
    -- Paul Samuelson

    #Land #Incentives #Maximizing

  • The tragedy is that there is so much more incentive - money - to destroy the ecology than there is to preserve it.
    -- Paul Watson

    #Tragedy #Incentives #Ecology

  • Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.
    -- Plato

    #Plato #Evil #Incentives

  • Despair is a great incentive to honorable death.
    -- Quintus Curtius Rufus

    #Despair #Incentives #Honorable Death

  • Any incentive to paint is as good as any other. There is no poor subject.
    -- Robert Motherwell

    #Incentives #Paint #Poor

  • ACT and SAT each have their own parts of the country. The GRE has its lock on graduate admissions. And so, one could blame the companies, but really, economically, they have no incentive to change things very much because they're getting the business.
    -- Robert Sternberg

    #Graduation #Country #Incentives

  • Turns out he does run," Nick drawled. "Given an incentive. And he wouldn't be so out of breath if he hadn't kept shrieking." "That was not a shriek," Jamie said with dignity. "It was a husky masculine cry of terror.
    -- Sarah Rees Brennan

    #Running #Doe #Incentives

  • You cannot ignore or completely escape the deeply ingrained short-term reward system within you. But you can become aware of what really motivates you and then tweak your incentives to sustain your long-term pursuits.
    -- Scott Belsky

    #Long #Incentives #Rewards

  • Most of economics can be summarized in four words: 'People respond to incentives.' The rest is commentary.
    -- Steven Landsburg

    #People #Incentives #Four

  • People who buy annuities, it turns out, live longer than people who don't, and not because the people who buy annuities are healthier to start with. The evidence suggests that an annuity's steady payout provides a little extra incentive to keep chugging along.
    -- Steven Levitt

    #People #Incentives #Littles

  • We are a consumer company and our success is directly linked to our users trusting us. Therefore we have the same incentive as the user: they want to see relevant advertising so their experience of Google is positive and we want to deliver it.
    -- Susan Wojcicki

    #Google #Want #Incentives

  • Economic policies need to be analyzed in terms of the incentives they create, rather than the hopes that inspired them.
    -- Thomas Sowell

    #Needs #Incentives #Inspired

  • New technology is useful, but it's inefficient and ugly; it knows it'll be obsolete by lunchtime tomorrow, so it has no incentive to be anything else
    -- Tom Holt

    #Technology #Incentives #Ugly

  • If we can find short-term incentives that are consistent with our long-term objectives, it is much easier to make the right decisions in the moment.
    -- Tom Rath

    #Long #Decision #Incentives

  • Every company, every boardroom in which I sit, has a plan, and they have objectives, goals, and a process. And to make it work, the pressure and incentive have to come from the top.
    -- Vernon Jordan

    #Goal #Incentives #Pressure

  • I always felt that I hadn't achieved what I wanted to achieve. I always felt I could get better. That's the whole incentive.
    -- Virginia Wade

    #Achievement #Get Better #Incentives

  • We need to fashion policies with proper incentives to reduce the amount of carbon we are putting in the atmosphere.
    -- William Ruckelshaus

    #Fashion #Atmosphere #Incentives

  • Natural resources are so vast that no single individual or business is going to protect them; they don't have an incentive to.
    -- William Weld

    #Incentives #Natural #Individual

  • Politicians and bureaucrats are no different from the rest of us. They will maximize their incentives just like everybody else.
    -- James M. Buchanan

    #Different #Incentives #Politician

  • Of the major incentives to improve safety, by far the most compelling is that of economics. The moral incentive, which is most evident following an accident, is more intense but is relatively short lived.
    -- Jerome F. Lederer

    #Safety #Incentives #Moral

  • The educational process should not be one of homogenizing. It should be one of encouraging excellence... when we fail to make financial aid depend upon performance, we eliminate the incentive to excellence.
    -- John H. Sununu

    #Education #Excellence #Incentives

  • All businesses require capital, management and labor, and business executives, wanting to grow and maintain profitable enterprises, have a strong incentive to keep costs, including labor, as low as possible.
    -- Kevin O'Leary

    #Strong #Cost #Incentives

  • Enemies can be an incentive to survive and become someone in spite of them. Enemies can keep you alert and aware.
    -- Louis L'Amour

    #Adversity #Enemy #Incentives

  • If your incentives are set up wrong - if for some reason you reward people for behavior that's actually bad for your customers or your organization - then you're going to encourage that behavior.
    -- Ramez Naam

    #Organization #People #Incentives

  • If the incentives are aligned right - towards better preservation and restoration of nature and natural resources - then you'll see a tremendous amount of activity in that direction.
    -- Ramez Naam

    #Restoration #Incentives #Natural

  • Complex regulation in place of simple-rules capitalism disrupts market processes and corrupts business incentives.
    -- Robert L. Bradley, Jr.

    #Simple #Incentives #Regulation

  • People who earn reasonable amounts are being turned into the anti-Christ. I think 45 per cent tax is a colossal amount to take off somebody, and it is taking away the incentive to earn.
    -- Anthea Turner

    #Thinking #People #Incentives