Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Johnson on self-importance

He that overvalues himself will undervalue others, and he that undervalues others will oppress them.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

This is one of my favourite Johnson quotes. It encapsulates the problems of leadership, political systems and the inevitable human weakness of all hierarchies. 


James Higham said...

And we're on the road to that now. Think I'll go and make some lunch and forget all about it.

Macheath said...

Never a truer word spoken!

This should be written on the wall of every management office in the country.

A K Haart said...

JH & M - yes, the more you think about this quote the more it chimes with what you know to be so.