44 Total Quotes

Thomas Watson Quotes

Thomas Watson
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then often times we find that it is comparatively simple to double or triple our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results a
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#Energy

Thomas Watson
Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.
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#Friends Or Friendship #Editor's Pick #Quote of the Day #Force

Thomas Watson
Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.
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#American Scientist #Business

Thomas Watson
Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
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#American Scientist #Ability

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Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?
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#German Director #Company

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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.
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#Circumstances

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The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
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#Success #German Director #Enthusiasm

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

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Repentance is a grace of God's Spirit whereby a sinner is inwardly humbled and visibly reformed
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#Grace

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Good design is good business.
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#American Scientist #Business

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The two Testaments are the two lips by which God hath spoken to us.
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#God

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All the problems of the world could be settled if people were only willing to think. The trouble is that people very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work.
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#People

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

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Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ''crackpot'' than the stigma of conformity.
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#American Politician #Courage

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Would you like me to give you a formula for... success? It's quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You're thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all... you can be discouraged by failure / or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because, remember that's where you'll find success. On the far side.
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#inspirational #Success

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A manager is an assistant to his men.
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#Management

Thomas Watson
Solve it. Solve it quickly, solve it right or wrong. If you solve it wrong, it will come back and slap you in the face, and then you can solve it right. Lying dead in the water and doing nothing is a comfortable alternative because it is without risk, but it is an absolutely fatal way to manage a business.
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#Inaction

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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.
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#Risk

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THINK. Think about your appearance, associations, actions, ambitions, accomplishment.
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#Thoughts And Thinking