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The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake -
by Adam Osborne

The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake -
you can't learn anything from being perfect.
- Adam Osborne

People think computers will keep them from making mistakes.
They're wrong.
With computers you make mistakes faster.
- Adam Osborne

The future lies in designing and selling computers
that people don't realize are computers at all.
- Adam Osborne

I liken myself to Henry Ford and the auto industry,
I give you 90 percent of what most people need.
- Adam Osborne

 

The small businessman is smart; he realizes there's no free lunch.
On the other hand, he knows where to go to get a good inexpensive sandwich.
- Adam Osborne

We can learn from IBM's successful history that you
don't have to have the best product to become number one.
You don't even have to have a good product.
- Adam Osborne

Venture capitalists are like lemmings jumping on the software bandwagon.
- Adam Osborne

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Money coming in says I've made the right marketing decisions.
- Adam Osborne

There'll be a special place in hell for the tape back-up people.
- Adam Osborne

The guy who knows about computers is the last person
you want to have creating documentation for people
who don't understand computers.
- Adam Osborne

Adequacy is sufficient.
- Adam Osborne

With bundled machines you can throw away the hardware and keep the software,
and it's still a good buy.
- Adam Osborne

This is the ultimate con game - I'm having fun and people pay me to do it.
- Adam Osborne

I take what I see work.
I'm a strict believer in the scientific principle of believing nothing,
only taking the best evidence available at the present time,
interpreting it as best you can, and leaving your mind
open to the fact that new evidence will appear tomorrow.
- Adam Osborne

Learn to do common things uncommonly well;
we must always keep in mind that anything
that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
- George Washington Carver

Nothing is more valuable than your self respect.
When you lose respect for yourself, you have lost everything.
Whatever it takes, and whoever you upset,
do what you know - deep inside - is the right thing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

While most managers spend their time attempting
to predict the future accurately -
and while that's valuable -
the best managers are able to generate a future
which was not going to happen otherwise -
that is, a future which was not predictable.
- Werner Erhard

The only real valuable thing is intuition.
- Albert Einstein

Count your blessings. Once you realize
how valuable you are and how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return, the sun will break out,
the music will play, and you will finally
be able to move forward the life that God intended
for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
- Og Mandino

The most intense conflicts, if overcome,
leave behind a sense of security and calm
that is not easily disturbed.
It is just these intense conflicts
and their conflagration
which are needed to produce
valuable and lasting results.
- Carl Jung

The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart.
The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.
- Carlos Santana

A good reputation is more valuable than money.
- Publilius Syrus

Age is how we determine how valuable you are.
- Jane Elliot

Man's most valuable trait is a judicious sense
of what not to believe.
- Euripides

All that is valuable in human society
depends upon the opportunity for development
accorded the individual.
- Albert Einstein

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
- Theophrastus

Community action is as valuable a principle on the
international level as it has been domestically.
- Barney Frank

In almost everything, experience is more valuable than precept.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

Write down the thoughts of the moment.
Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.
- Francis Bacon

Without wisdom, the future has no meaning,
no valuable purpose.
- Herbie Hancock

The byproduct is sometimes more valuable than the product.
- Henry Ellis

Our nation owes a debt of gratitude to the 9/11 Commission
members for their valuable service and important recommendations
to improve homeland security.
- Jim Ramstad

If you want to capitulate to what commercial needs are,
you can always be commercially valuable,
but I'm not interested in being that.
- Ken Hensley

Annexation is probably the most valuable tool a city
has to ensure orderly growth and development.
- Jeff Hawkins

People working in the private sector should try to save money.
There remains the possibility that it may someday be valuable again.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

Anything you write, even if you have to start over,
is valuable.
I let the story write itself through the characters.
- Steve Buscemi

I am in favor of helping the prosperity of all countries because,
when we are all prosperous, the trade with each becomes
more valuable to the other.
- William Howard Taft

Group discussion is very valuable; group drafting is less productive.
- Jon Postel

Labor is still, and ever will be, the inevitable price
set upon everything which is valuable.
- Samuel Smiles

So interviews are a valuable tool, but under certain
circumstances they'd be more valuable than others.
- Hans Blix

People who play conventional music are threatened by
electronica and don't consider it to be as valuable as what they do.
- Bill Laswell

Children must be considered in a divorce considered
valuable pawns in the nasty legal and financial contest that is about to ensue.
- P. J. O'Rourke

The ability to mingle with so many countries and cultures
is extremely valuable for men and women.
- Bill Toomey

Family involvement is a valuable thing and playing
together actively can be the '90s version of it.
Instead of just watching, you can do it together...
something we don't spend enough time on.
We can motivate and excite each other about fitness.
- Alan Thicke

Gestures, in love, are incomparably more attractive,
effective and valuable than words.
- Francois Rabelais

Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new
information society precisely because there is so much data.
- John Naisbitt

Showing off seemed to me to be a highly valuable and
necessary activity when I was 20.
- Dylan Moran

If it were possible to cure evils by lamentation and
to raise the dead with tears,
then gold would be a less valuable thing than weeping.
- Sophocles

His failures are as valuable as his successes:
by misjudging one thing he conforms something else,
even if at the time he does not know what that something else is.
- Bridget Riley

People must feel that the natural world is important
and valuable and beautiful and wonderful and an amazement and a pleasure.
- David Attenborough

War is usually fought over diminishing resources,
particulary those that we perceive to be extremely valuable.
- Dennis Weaver

The preparation I had in college was the most valuable.
- Hayden Fry

To nourish children and raise them against odds is in any time,
any place, is more valuable than to fix bolts in cars
or design nuclear weapons.
- Marilyn French

Although native Africans domesticated some plants in
the Sahel and in Ethiopia and in tropical West Africa,
they acquired valuable domestic animals only later,
from the north.
- Jared Diamond

A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret
desire to hook in more valuable kindnesses hereafter.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state,
than that of the man who instructs the rising generation?
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The spirit of resistance to government
is so valuable on certain occasions
that I wish it to be always kept alive.
- Thomas Jefferson

Land, in England, is valuable, because we have highly-paid
artisans to consume the produce on the spot.
- Joseph Hume

You are an extremely valuable, worthwhile,
significant person even though your present circumstances
may have you feeling otherwise.
- James Newman

Nutrition is also a valuable component that can help
athletes both protect themselves and improve performance.
- Bill Toomey

I find it enormously valuable to be sure that that
the pacing is what I think it is and that the scenes
have the shape I think they have musically and dramatically.
- Carlisle Floyd

Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it
is the cheapest way of selling goods,
particularly if the goods are worthless.
- Sinclair Lewis

A human being is so irreplaceable.
So valuable and so unique.
- Goran Persson

I actually think there's a potential,
a crazy potential, that network TV could become something valuable and worthwhile,
just because of fear on the part of the networks.
- Bob Odenkirk

Yes, the experience of all stages of life are valuable,
not just of youth.
- Daniel Petrie

I once tried thinking for an entire day,
but I found it less valuable than one moment of study.
- Xun Zi

Your personal capacity to handle more valuable projects
will go up when you appreciate yourself more.
- Brian Koslow

As every thread of gold is valuable,
so is every moment of time.
- John Mason

Your company's most valuable asset is how it is known to its customers.
- Brian Tracy

Good health is not something we can buy.
However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account.
- Anne Wilson Schaef

When the King is checked, or any valuable Piece in
danger from the attack of an enemy,
you are said to interpose a man when you play it between
the attacked and attacking Piece.
- Howard Staunton


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