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Adam Osborne Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Some people are really drawn to technology and I liken them to artists.
- Mitchell Baker

To some extent I liken slavery to death.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

I much prefer playing the bad guys.
I think they are always the most interesting characters.
I liken it to painting: if you're playing the good guy,
you get three colors: red, white and blue.
But if you're the bad guy, you get the whole palette.
- Ronny Cox

If I liken the Pacific War to a football match,
I can say to you that the first half is over,
we have kicked off after the interval,
and we are going to carry the ball into enemy territory for a smashing victory.
- John Curtin

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with love and reverence.
- Henry David Thoreau PHOTO

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard PHOTO

Some days are simply meant for playing.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is only in adventure that some people
succeed in knowing themselves -
in finding themselves.
- Andre Gide

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes

That some achieve great success,
is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
- Abraham Lincoln

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

It is nearly a certainty that some
of your expectations will not be met today -
choose Joy anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We travel, some of us forever, to seek
other states, other lives, other souls.
- Anais Nin

Spend some time alone every day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Put some distance between yourself
and whatever is concerning you.
Distance in space or time
always creates a new perspective.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our grandchildren's grandchildren will shake their heads in shame
at some of the beliefs that we hold most dear today -
the question is, which ones?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who is not everyday conquering some fear
has not learned the secret of life.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

You need to make a commitment,
and once you make it,
then life will give you some answers.
- Les Brown

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

Age does not protect you from love.
But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
- Anais Nin

You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting
on his past actions and their motives -
of approving of some and disapproving of others.
- Charles Darwin

I have always held firmly to the thought
that each one of us can do a little
to bring some portion of misery to an end.
- Albert Schweitzer

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

Since it is not granted to us to live long,
let us transmit to posterity some memorial that we have at least lived.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Some people dream of success
while others wake up and work hard at it.
- Anonymous

There are some things you learn best in calm,
and some in storm.
- Willa Cather

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When friends stop being frank and useful to each other,
the whole world loses some of its radiance.
- Anatole Broyard

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

God gives some more than others
because some accept more than others.
- Ernest Holmes

Life is like dancing.
If we have a big floor, many people will dance.
Some will get angry when the rhythm changes.
But life is changing all the time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Do you have a plan for your life?
If not, allocate some time today to sit quietly
with pen and paper to begin writing your life plan -
what you want to accomplish with your life,
and what projects will support your goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Weariness comes, on some days, from lack of service to self.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies;
but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and,
as the magnet finds the iron,
so it will find, in every hour,
some heavenly blessings!
- Henry Ward Beecher

Life is pretty simple:
You do some stuff.
Most fails. Some works.
You do more of what works.
- Leonardo da Vinci

While it is natural to feel some degree of
need for the approval of others, be careful.
If you find yourself unwilling to
take actions that others disapprove of,
you have lost control of your own life
and have given your destiny to others.
An excessive need-for-approval
is a sign of low self-esteem,
and in severe cases, a condition termed co-dependency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A sloth lives a pretty good life, s-l-o-w-l-y.
Maybe we have something to learn from him.
Some days, being sloth-like may be just what you need
to avoid being consumed by urgency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles are a retelling in small letters
of the very same story
which is written across the whole world
in letters too large for some of us to see.
- C. S. Lewis

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Some people move our souls to dance.
- Flavia Weedn

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

Take some time in a quiet place to contemplate
the balance between being of service -
both to this generation and to generations yet unborn -
and renewing your vitality with play and celebration.
Without play, one becomes old and dry.
Without service, life becomes meaningless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In war as in life, it is often necessary
when some cherished scheme has failed,
to take up the best alternative open,
and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
- Winston Churchill


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