"We know from science that nothing in the universe exists as an isolated or independent entity."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Margaret J. Wheatley on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Margaret J. Wheatley on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Margaret J. Wheatley on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Margaret J. Wheatley on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Margaret J. Wheatley on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"In our daily life, we encounter people who are angry, deceitful, intent only on satisfying their own needs. There is so much anger, distrust, greed, and pettiness that we are losing our capacity to work well together."
"When we can lay down our fear and anger and choose responses other than aggression, we create the conditions for bringing out the best in us humans."
"I think we have to notice that the business processes we use right now for thinking and planning and budgeting and strategy are all delivered on very tight agendas."
"The nature of the global business environment guarantees that no matter how hard we work to create a stable and healthy organisation, our organisation will continue to experience dramatic changes far beyond our control."
"Probably the most visible example of unintended consequences, is what happens every time humans try to change the natural ecology of a place."