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If you stand up and be counted,
by Thomas J. Watson

If you stand up and be counted,
from time to time you may get yourself knocked down.
But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again.
A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.
- Thomas J. Watson

Related topics: Motivational Positive Bold Choice Courage Adventure

Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with.
Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.
- Thomas J. Watson Sr.

Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use.
- Thomas J. Watson

Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead
others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
- Thomas J. Watson

 

If you aren't playing well, the game isn't as much fun.
When that happens I tell myself just to go out and
play as I did when I was a kid.
- Thomas J. Watson

Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained,
progress stops.
- Thomas J. Watson

Good design is good business.
- Thomas J. Watson

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Design must reflect the practical and aesthetic in
business but above all...
good design must primarily serve people.
- Thomas J. Watson

You don't hear things that are bad about your company unless you ask.
It is easy to hear good tidings, but you have to scratch to get the bad news.
- Thomas J. Watson

Every time we've moved ahead in IBM,
it was because someone was willing to take a chance,
put his head on the block, and try something new.
- Thomas J. Watson

The way to succeed is to double your error rate.
- Thomas J. Watson

The great accomplishments of man have resulted from
the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
- Thomas J. Watson

A manager is an assistant to his men.
- Thomas J. Watson

If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today.
As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.
- Thomas J. Watson

Once an organization loses its spirit of pioneering
and rests on its early work,
its progress stops.
- Thomas J. Watson

Really big people are, above everything else,
courteous, considerate and generous -
not just to some people in some circumstances -
but to everyone all the time.
- Thomas J. Watson

All the problems of the world could be settled easily
if men were only willing to think.
The trouble is that men very often resort to all sorts
of devices in order not to think,
because thinking is such hard work.
- Thomas J. Watson

The toughest thing about the power of trust is that
it's very difficult to build and very easy to destroy.
The essence of trust building is to emphasize the similarities
between you and the customer.
- Thomas J. Watson

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey


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