Principles and methods

As to methods, there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.

—Harrington Emerson, The Twelve Principles of Efficiency

Comments

  1. Mary Catelli says:

    Ah, but principles can often be grasped best in the concrete. Indeed, it may be hard to work down from a principle to a method.

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