"Advertising is a business of words, but advertising agencies are infested with men and women who cannot write. They cannot write advertisements, and they cannot write plans. They are helpless as deaf mutes on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."David Ogilvy on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."David Ogilvy on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."David Ogilvy on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"David Ogilvy on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."David Ogilvy on Mahatma Gandhi
"The secret of long life is double careers. One to about age sixty, then another for the next thirty years."
"I do not regard advertising as entertainment or an art form, but as a medium of information."
"The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible."
"Our business is infested with idiots who try to impress by using pretentious jargon."
"The consumer isn't a moron she is your wife."