Efficiency Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old efficiency quotes, efficiency sayings, and efficiency proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The most efficient way to live reasonably is every morning to make a plan of one's day and every night to examine the results obtained. Alexis Carrel
So there is a natural efficiency that you pick up as you can prioritize capital across a bigger set of opportunities. Bill Vaughan
Loyal and efficient work in a great cause, even though it may not be immediately recognized, ultimately bears fruit. Jawaharlal Nehru
There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. Peter Drucker
Conscienceless efficiency is no match for efficiency quickened by conscience. Kelly Miller
The highest and best form of efficiency is the spontaneous cooperation of a free people. Woodrow Wilson
Efficiency was just a measurement of how fast money moved from the poor to the rich. We prefer the opposite of efficiency, which is to say, justice. Kim Stanley Robinson
Efficiency and focus are the keys to success. Robert Crais
Efficiency is anything that scores. Bruce Lee
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall. Stephen Covey
Efficiency is the foundation for survival. Effectiveness is the foundation for success. John C. Maxwell
Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things. Peter Drucker
You think effectiveness with people and efficiency with things. Stephen Covey
The efficient management of organizations is key to generating wealth, for the development of a country, for the preservation of natural resources and the enhancement of the human being. Vinicius Montgomery
Organizations cannot make a genius out of an incompetent. On the other hand, disorganization can scarcely fail to result in efficiency. Dwight D. Eisenhower
Efficiency was a higher priority than imagination. Adam Christopher
Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something. Robert A. Heinlein
The most efficient way to produce anything is to bring together under one management as many as possible of the activities needed to turn out the product. Peter Drucker
Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Being efficient without regard to effectiveness is the default mode of the universe. Timothy Ferriss
True efficiency is taking some time to be fully first thing in the morning. Rushing isn't always efficient. Waylon H. Lewis
The most inefficient and self-harming thing a person can do is go out looking for love. Let it find you when the time is right and you're out doing what you love to do. Only then will you find it in its truest form. A.J. Darkholme
The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide. Hannah Arendt
Efficiency is intelligent laziness. David Dunham
The efficiency of most workers is beyond the control of the management and depends more than has been supposed upon the willingness of men to do their best. Sumner Slichter
Organizational effectiveness does not lie in that narrow minded concept called rationality. It lies in the blend of clearheaded logic and powerful intuition. Henry Mintzberg
Our work activities are perhaps most interesting when the element of competition is present. Ralph Alfred Habas
Efficiency is doing better what is already being done. Peter Drucker
The more efficient you are at doing the wrong thing, the wronger you become. It is much better to do the right thing wronger than the wrong thing righter. If you do the right thing wrong and correct it, you get better. Russell L. Ackoff
Efficiency, which is doing things right, is irrelevant until you work on the right things. Peter Drucker
Improving efficiency on the farm is not only a risk-reduction strategy, it's a profitability strategy. Bill Vaughan
Once we've made a decision, we are efficient only if we go through with it decisively, undistracted by doubts about its correctness. John Cleese
Do not believe that it is very much of an advance to do the unnecessary three times as fast. Peter Drucker
You cannot increase the quality or quantity of your achievement or performance except to the degree in which you increase your ability to use your time effectively. Brian Tracy
The efficiency of God may be understood as either creation or providence. William Ames
The effectiveness of your work will never rise above your ability to lead and influence others. John C Maxwell
Effectiveness without values is a tool without a purpose. Edward de Bono
You must never forget for a moment that so far from the doctrine of efficiency being a base doctrine, it is a doctrine vital to good in this country. Theodore Roosevelt
You must be efficient. You must be able to hold your own in the world of politics, the world of business; able to keep your head above water, to make your work satisfactory, to make it pay. If you do not, you cannot do good to others. Theodore Roosevelt
The efficient man is the one who thinks for himself and thinks long and hard. Charles W. Eliot
The average man could probably increase his efficiency fifty percent. Walter Dill Scott
Efficiency without ideals is brutal; ideals without efficiency are futile. Felix Frankfurter
I don't like a man to be too efficient. He's likely not to be human enough. Felix Frankfurter
I'll take fifty percent efficiency to take 100 percent loyalty. Samuel Goldwyn
It is idiotic to do only one thing at a time when there is so much to be done and to be forgiving of anything less than efficiency and perfection. Richard W. Pound
Efficiency signifies the productivity of the process. Does the process minimize the use of resources, improve cycle time, and eliminate bureaucracy? Susan Page
Tommy's leaden soldiers we, / Glittering with efficiency. / Not a button's out of place, / Tons and tons of golden lace / Wind about our officers. Amy Lowell
She whispered to her friends to shoo me away; which they executed with supreme efficiency; pelting me with their shoes; and whatever rotten piece of junk that came across their hands. Nikhil Parekh
Tell Him what day you are missin’ out on / Tell Him His grace is efficient and strong / Love Him all day or you're missing on Him / Tell Him his grace is efficient and strong. Armour Stephen III
It's so vicious / She's so sufficient / Oh, efficiency's her middle name / Efficient / Special you know I care / Darling, tell the truth to the world. Neil Leitao
I'm in no rush / I'm a man on a mission / Just lay back I'm so efficient / You'll have what you want and more. Earlwin Opanga
Who decides who lives in this world? / Who decides who dies in this world? / More efficient ways of execution / This is not a type of resolution / Who dares to throw the first rock? / Who believes in justice being done? / More efficient ways to confess / We got to know the truth no less. Andreas Rudolf Kisser
Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity. Jacques Ellul
Simplicity is efficient. Adrienne Posey
Wherever there is human intervention, there is subjective prejudice. Systems implementation is the only solution for efficiency. Krishna Saagar Rao
You will be exceptional only few times, but you can be excellent all the times. Amit Kalantri
It's surprising how much free time and productivity you gain when you lose the busyness in your mind. Brittany Burgunder
Good managers don't set a goal to increase efficiency, but rather an implementation of business process improvements that result in higher efficiency as well. Eraldo Banovac
The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency. Bill Gates
There can be economy only where there is efficiency. Benjamin Disraeli
Freud had a gene for inefficiency, and I think I have a gene for efficiency. Albert Ellis
The worst enemy of life, freedom and the common decencies is total anarchy; their second worst enemy is total efficiency. Aldous Huxley
The obvious rule of efficiency is you don't want to spend more time organizing than it's worth. Daniel Levitin
The gold medals from world championships and National Games prove the efficiency of my daily training. Lin Dan
The outgrowth of conservation, the inevitable result, is national efficiency. Gifford Pinchot
Efficiency is to do what is effective, achieve high customer satisfaction with less operating cost, and improve employee productivity with good teamwork. Pearl Zhu
Efficiency was just a measurement of how fast money moved from the poor to the rich. We prefer the opposite of efficiency, which is to say, justice. Kim Stanley Robinson