2. "...the special interests are almost everybody. Everybody perceives they stand to lose if the economy is allowed to evolve. They are right if their special-interest favoritism is the only favoritism that is fixed. The result...is that nobody is giving up their favoritism. In these circumstances everybody loses..."
- William W. Lewis, The Power of Productivity: Wealth
6. "He loathed the cruelty and brutality of its leaders, who had gained power more by bribery, backstabbing, toadyism, and favoritism than by knowledge and competence."
- Tennent H. Bagley, Spymaster: Startling Cold War Revelations of a Soviet KGB Chief
7. "Instead he had a trait that was just as useful in promoting collaborative creativity and managing a team: he was decisive. More important, his decisiveness was based not on emotion or personal favoritism but rather on a rational and precise analysis of options."
- Walter Isaacson, The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors
8. "But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. —James 3:17"
- Gary Chapman, Love is a Verb Devotional: 365 Daily Inspirations to Bring Love Alive
9. "Structuring jobs to fit personality is almost certain to lead to favoritism and conformity. And no organization can afford either. It needs equity and impersonal fairness in its personnel decisions. Or else it will either lose its good people or destroy their incentive. And it needs diversity. Or else it will lack the ability to change and the ability for dissent which (as Chapter 7 will discuss) the right decision demands."
- Peter F. Drucker, The Effective Executive
10. "From the beginnings of Israelite religion the belief that God had chosen this particular people to carry out His mission has been both a cornerstone of Hebrew faith and a refuge in moments of distress. And yet, the prophets felt that to many of their contemporaries this cornerstone was a stumbling block; this refuge, an escape. They had to remind the people that chosenness must not be mistaken as divine favoritism or immunity from chastisement, but, on the contrary, that it meant being more seriously exposed to divine judgment and chastisement."
- Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Prophets