A Quote by Thutmose III on garden, order, and present

My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.

Thutmose III

Source: Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon–Ra (1500 BCE)

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A Quote by Thornton Niven Wilder on clarity, order, spirit, and trying

The comic spirit is given to us in order that we may analyze, weigh, and clarify things in us which nettle us, or which we are outgrowing, or trying to reshape.

Thornton Wilder (1897 - 1975)

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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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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on belief, engineering, enthusiasm, laws, machines, men, order, principles, science, and world

It can't be done, engineers might tell him. It has to be done, Watson would order, and often it could be. With this approach Watson brought out the best in his men-in his engineers, for example. He believed that engineering, like salesmanship, depended not only on laws but on will. For him the first principle of science, as well as the first principle of the world of men, was enthusiasm. Build it, he would order his engineers arbitrarily. And when they did, the machine often seemed to be a triumph of Dale Carnegie over Newton.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas and Marva Belden in The Life of Thomas J. Watson, 1962, Little, Brown and Co.

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A Quote by Thomas Paine on laws, order, and world

Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property....Horrid mischief would ensue were [the law-abiding] deprived of the use of them.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Source: Thoughts on Defensive War, 1775

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on death, laws, nature, order, and punishment

It is not only vain, but wicked, in a legislator to frame laws in opposition to the laws of nature, and to arm them with the terrors of death. This is truly creating crimes in order to punish them.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on character, control, day, death, force, machines, mind, order, science, and war

There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever. What man's mind can create, man's character can control.

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

Source: newspaper interview, August 22, 1921

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A Quote by Sylvia Townsend Warner on order and security

He resumed: "In order to ascertain the height of the tree I must be in such a position that the top of the tree is exactly in a line with the top of a measuring stick or any straight object would do, such as an umbrella which I shall secure in an upright position between my feet. Knowing then that the ratio that the height of the tree bears to the length of the measuring stick must equal the ratio that the distance from my eye to the base of the tree bears to my height, and knowing (or being able to find out) my height, the length of the measuring stick and the distance from my eye to the base of the tree, I can, therefore, calculate the height of the tree." "What is an umbrella?"

Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893 - 1978)

Source: Mr. Fortune's Maggot.

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on courage and order

Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

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A Quote by Sydney J. Harris on feeling, guilt, order, and people

Many people feel "guilty" about things they shouldn't feel guilty about, in order to shut out feelings of guilt about things they should feel guilty about.

Sydney J. Harris (1917 - 1986)

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