Sumitomo Quotes with Enduring Value

The maxims and precepts bequeathed to us constitute an invaluable legacy created during Sumitomo’s history of more than 400 years. Far from being limited to any particular time and place, our predecessors’ words embody wisdom that retains all its freshness to this day. They inform the principles underpinning Sumitomo’s business. For each successive generation of leaders, these words are a source of enlightenment and inspiration, illuminating Sumitomo’s path to the future.

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“A man of noble character esteems wealth and is scrupulous in seeking the ethical way to acquire it.”
- Teigo Iba

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“A forestation plan in the spirit of repaying for what had been reaped from the land.”

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“Benefit self and benefit others, private and public interests are one and the same.”

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“Planning imbued with a farsighted perspective”

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“Put your heart into everything you do.”
(“Banji Nissei”)
- Masatomo Sumitomo

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“Disobey your master’s order and benefit him. That is loyalty.”
(“Gyakumei rikun, kore wo chu to iu”)
- Saihei Hirose

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“I will follow the path of justice and equity, undertaking projects beneficial to the nation from a long-term perspective.”
- Masaya Suzuki

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“Continuously cultivate your personal qualities.”
- Masatsune Ogura

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