Søren Kierkegaard Page

“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”

- Søren Kierkegaard

Source/Notes: Variant translation: "How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech." - Either/Or (1843)
Jack Welch Page

“If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put compensation as a carrier behind it you almost don't have to manage them.”

- Jack Welch

Meir Kahane Page

“The fact is, that with the creation of the Jewish state in 1948, hundreds of thousands of Jews fled Arab countries, almost all of whom left behind all their property for which compensation was never paid.”

- Meir Kahane

Henry David Thoreau Page

“If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.”

- Henry David Thoreau

Source/Notes: Journal, September 23, 1838
Vitruvius Page

“For the eye is always in search of beauty, and if we do not gratify its desire for pleasure by a proportionate enlargement in these measures, and thus make compensation for ocular deception, a clumsy and awkward appearance will be presented to the beholder.”

- Vitruvius

Source/Notes: Book III, Chapter III, Sec. 13 - The Ten Books On Architecture


John Acton Page

“History provides neither compensation for suffering nor penalties for wrong.”

- John Acton

Source/Notes: Essays in the study and writing of history (1986 edition), Liberty Fund Inc.
William Barclay Page

“We will often find compensation if we think more of what life has given us and less about what life has taken away.”

- William Barclay

Source/Notes: Day by Day with William Barclay: Selected Readings for Daily Reflection (2003 edition), Hendrickson Pub - ISBN: 9781565639782
Ambrose Bierce Page

“Forgetfulness - a gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscience.”

- Ambrose Bierce

David Cameron Page

“Cap the well, yes. Clear up the mess, yes. Make compensation - yes, absolutely. But would it be right to have legislation that independently targets BP rather than other companies? I don't think that - would be right.”

- David Cameron

Rene Cassin Page

“The only compensation, gained through the influence of nongovernmental organizations, consisted in slightly broadening for private individuals the possibility of access and appeal to the agencies enforcing the Covenant concerned with civil and political rights.”

- Rene Cassin


Jamie Dimon Page

“JP Morgan always has higher capital liquidity, that is partially to make up for mistakes and problems and obviously it's a tough economy. We support an oversight committee, we supported some of the compensation, new compensation rules, though we already follow most of them. We support a lot of it.”

- Jamie Dimon

F. Scott Fitzgerald Page

“The compensation of a very early success is a conviction that life is a romantic matter. In the best sense one stays young.”

- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Source/Notes: The Love of the Last Tycoon: The Authorized Text (1994 edition), Simon and Schuster - ISBN: 9780020199854
Barney Frank Page

“Increasing inequality in income distribution in this country has broader policy implications, and there is also the growing problem of perverse incentives that result from executives receiving grossly disproportionate compensation based on decisions they themselves take.”

- Barney Frank

Elton Gallegly Page

“The fifth amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees that no private property shall be taken for a public use without the payment of just compensation.”

- Elton Gallegly

Newt Gingrich Page

“All unemployment compensation should be tied to a job training requirement. Now the fact is, 99 weeks is an associate degree.”

- Newt Gingrich


Cary Grant Page

“Do your job and demand your compensation - but in that order.”

- Cary Grant

Alice Hamilton Page

“Illinois then had no legislation providing compensation for accident or disease caused by occupation.”

- Alice Hamilton