Quotation by Robert Menzies

A man may be a tough, concentrated, successful money-maker and never contribute to his country anything more than a horrible example. A manager may be tough and practical, squeezing out, while the going is good, the last ounce of profit and dividend, and may leave behind him an exhausted industry and a legacy of industrial hatred. A tough manager may never look outside his own factory walls or be conscious of his partnership in a wider world. I often wonder what strange cud such men sit chewing when their working days are over, and the accumulating riches of the mind have eluded them.
Robert Menzies (1894–1978), Australian Liberal politician, prime minister. First William Queale Memorial Lecture, 1954. Quoted in Wit and Wisdom of Robert Menzies, ed. Colin Bingham (1982).
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