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Thomas J. Watson Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Friendship Relationship

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

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

 

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

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

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

The way to succeed is to double your error rate.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran PHOTO

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha PHOTO

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela PHOTO

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

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 PHOTO

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
- The Buddha

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
- Anne Frank

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

A bend in the road is not the end of the road
unless you fail to make the turn.
- Anonymous

Believe you can - and then make it happen.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Things turn out best for the people
who make the best of the way things turn out.
- Art Linkletter

We can never obtain peace in the outer world
until we make peace with ourselves.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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

Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

When you make a world tolerable for yourself,
you make a world tolerable for others.
- Anais Nin

You're standing on the threshold of success.
Don't look down, it'll make you dizzy.
- the character Timothy Q. Mouse in the Walt Disney movie Dumbo

Patience, persistence and perspiration
make an unbeatable combination for success.
- Napoleon Hill

It's okay to make mistakes.
Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn.
- John Bradshaw

We make a living by what we get.
We make a life by what we give.
- Winston Churchill

Speak when you are angry -
and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter

The Four Agreements
1.Be impeccable with your word.
2.Don't take anything personally.
3.Don't make assumptions.
4.Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If the world is cold, make it your business to build fires.
- Horace Traubel

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

Our life is what our thoughts make it.
- Marcus Aurelius

The trick is in what one emphasizes.
We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda

Success seems to be connected with action.
Successful people keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.
- Charles Buxton

It takes 20 years to make an overnight success.
- Eddie Cantor

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves.
The process never ends until we die.
And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely.
It is absolutely touch and go.
Each one of us could make the difference.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

It costs you nothing to make another happy -
and you gain your true self through the act of spreading joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day;
live life to the fullest;
make the most of what you have.
It is later than you think.
- Horace

It's your life - live your own goals,
your own values, your own life.
Be of service to others,
but make your own decisions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is what you make it.
- Anonymous

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white.
Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
- Lao Tzu

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

When life gives you lemons, Make Lemonade.
- Anonymous saying

We will either find a way or make one.
- Hannibal

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives
is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.
- Brian Tracy


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