Counterproductive Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Counterproductive Quotes from Charles Dance, Thomas Sowell, Thomas Chatterton Williams, Prince, Alan Sugar. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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I think it’s counterproductive for actors to come to the set with well-thumbed copies of the book their film is adapted from.
Charles Dance
The time is long overdue to stop looking for progress through racial or ethnic leaders. Such leaders have too many incentives to promote polarizing attitudes and actions that are counterproductive for minorities and disastrous for the country.
Thomas Sowell
If the idea of separate human races is a mistake to begin with, then monoracial forms of identification are fictitious and counterproductive.
Thomas Chatterton Williams
I learned from Jehovah’s Witnesses that a fatalistic view is counterproductive.
I believe employment regulations for women, whereby the prospective employer is not able to inquire about the interviewee’s status regarding children, childcare, or indeed their intention of becoming a parent, are counterproductive.
Alan Sugar
I’ve found that if I tell somebody ‘Eat this and don’t do that,’ it’s not only not helpful, it’s counterproductive because even more than being healthy, we want to feel free and in control, and as soon as somebody tells us to do something, there’s a tendency to do just the opposite.
Dean Ornish
There’s nothing wrong with having goals, but obsessing over them is often counterproductive because, in reality, achieving a goal isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be.
Mark Manson
It would be counterproductive to tell people exactly what they are supposed to do and exactly how they are supposed to do it to a point where they become more concerned about your expectations than about completing their work in a quality way.
Douglas Conant
Internal fights between various agencies, i.e. between the CIA and FBI, are highly counterproductive.
James G. Stavridis
The war on terror, sometimes known as the ‘Global War on Terror’ or by the clunky acronym GWOT, became the lens through which the Bush administration judged almost all of its foreign policy decisions. That proved to be dangerously counterproductive on several levels.
Peter Bergen
People, I think, are more interested in being offended than getting to the heart of a situation. And to go after comedians to me is so counterproductive, because comedy is kind of a medicine.
Randy Rainbow
A total nuclear freeze is counterproductive – especially now, when technology is rapidly changing and the Soviets have some important strategic advantages.
Herman Kahn
It is to be regretted when internal considerations determine a counterproductive and irresponsible foreign policy.
Avigdor Lieberman
I think most people don’t react well to being screamed at. It’s counterproductive.
Dick Wolf
We have gotten to the point where everything the government does is counterproductive; the conclusion, of course, is that the government should do nothing at all, that is, should retire quickly from the monetary and economic scene and allow freedom and free markets to work.
Murray Rothbard
Regardless of how deplorable Trump is, using violence and physical attacks against his supporters is unacceptable and grossly counterproductive.
Ana Kasparian
It was easy for some to jump on the Brexit result and use it to make a land-grab for Northern Ireland, and it was counterproductive.
Leo Varadkar
Tackling the environment should not be a licence to lecture people, because they have no excuse not to exercise, or eat their fruit and vegetables. Nannying – at least among adults – is likely to be counterproductive. Providing information is empowering; lecturing people is not. So, no excuses, no nannying.
Andrew Lansley
Any debate among politicians about monetary policy is counterproductive.
Gerhard Schroder
The NBA actually encourages balanced living. Realistically, basketball only takes up about six hours of your day before it becomes counterproductive.
Iman Shumpert
In a sense, by closing off the idea that young Muslims, and particularly young Muslim men, can be American heroes, it increases the chance that they’ll try to be some other kind of hero. And that, I think, is entirely counterproductive.
Mohsin Hamid
Sanctions historically are quite counterproductive in the sense that if you impose sanctions on your enemy, it tends to strengthen your enemy.
Steve Hanke
Because war is a competition involving life and death, and in which national security and vital interests are at stake, establishing an objective other than winning is not only counterproductive, but also irresponsible and wasteful. In some circumstances, it is also unethical.
H. R. McMaster
When you are in the public eye, it is really counterproductive to think about how you’re viewed in the eyes of others. You just have to be who you are.
Ivanka Trump
I believe that tax dollars used to create a new school of engineering for Florida State University, when there is already a successful partnership in place with Florida A&M University, is counterproductive to increasing engineering graduates.
Corrine Brown