Captains Of Industry Quotes by Upton Sinclair, William Graham Sumner, Thomas Carlyle, Louis D. Brandeis, David Nasaw, P. G. Wodehouse and many others.
If we are the greatest nation the sun ever shone upon, it would seem to be mainly because we have been able to goad our wage-earners to this pitch of frenzy.
Then, again, the ability to organize and conduct industrial, commercial, or financial enterprises is rare; the great captains of industry are as rare as great generals.
Leaders: Captains of industry.
The greatest factors making for communism, socialism or anarchy among a free people are the excesses of capital. The talk of the agitator does not advance socialism one step. The great captains of industry and finance… are the chief makers of socialism.
Great military leaders have to sacrifice soldiers; great captains of industry have to sacrifice people. You can’t only look after the poor, and the weak, and the disabled. You’ve got to do what’s best for the community, and that often means sacrificing innocent people.
As a rule, from what I’ve observed, the American Captain of Industry doesn’t do anything out of business hours. When he has put the cat out and locked up the office for the night, he just relapses into a state of coma from which he emerges only to start being a Captain of Industry again.
Great captains of industry are as rare as great generals