Thomas Watson

1874 - 1956

A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on action, decisions, economics, finance, individuality, men, men and women, politics, questions, statistics, and women

All great questions of politics and economics come down in the last analysis to the decisions and actions of individual men and women. They are questions of human relations, and we ought always to think about them in terms of men and women-the individual human beings who are involved in them. If we can get human relations on a proper basis, the statistics, finance and all other complicated technical aspects of these questions will be easier to solve.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on atoms, destruction, enemies, knowledge, life, principles, war, and world

It was necessary for us to discover greater powers of destruction than our enemies. We did. But after every war we have followed through with a new rise in our standard of living by the application of war-taught knowledge for the benefit of the world. It will be the same with the atomic bomb principles.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on knowledge, power, and wisdom

Wisdom is the power that enables us to use knowledge for the benefit of ourselves and others.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on day, investment, survival, and work

You work the first eight hours of each day for survival. Anything after that is an investment.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on business, confidence, future, lies, men, and youth

The business leaders of tomorrow will be the young men of today-men like you who are preparing now for the great future which lies ahead. You may view the future with confidence, knowing that from the youth of today will emerge the leaders of tomorrow.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas J. Watson in Men–Minutes–Money, a Collection of Excerpts from Talks . . .

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on jobs, learning, and trying

We are all trying to learn how to do a better job.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas J. Watson in Men–Minutes–Money, a Collection of Excerpts from Talks . . .

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on knowledge and wisdom

The young man requires wisdom as well as knowledge.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas J. Watson in Men–Minutes–Money, a Collection of Excerpts from Talks . . .

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on spirit and work

If a man goes to work in the right spirit, work is no hardship.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas J. Watson in Men–Minutes–Money, a Collection of Excerpts from Talks . . .

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on individuality and success

Success is an individual proposition.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas J. Watson in Men–Minutes–Money, a Collection of Excerpts from Talks . . .

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on business, enthusiasm, knowledge, laziness, men, order, success, and work

Princeton Universtiy, October 13, 1928: In order to be a success in business, there is one thing you must do. You cannot be successful without it. That is WORK. I have not told you anything new. Everyone knows that you cannot be successful in anything without work. Why does not everyone work? Because some lack the one thing that makes men want to work - ENTHUSIASM. That is something no one can give you. You must acquire it yourself, and the only way that you can become enthusiastic about anything is to have a thorough KNOWLEDGE of it. You have never seen an enthusiastic man who was lazy.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas J. Watson in Men–Minutes–Money, a Collection of Excerpts from Talks . . .

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