principles

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 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 J. Watson on business, education, knowledge, power, principles, and wisdom

Princeton Universtiy, October 13, 1928: There is no saturation point in education if you follow sound principles, and you must apply this motto to business. . . . You must acquire wisdom in addition to knowledge. Wisdom is the power which enables you to use your knowledge to advantage.

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 Paine on approval, business, conscience, death, heart, and principles

'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

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A Quote by Thomas Paine on approval, bravery, business, conscience, death, heart, love, principles, reflection, strength, and trouble

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

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A Quote by Thomas Paine on approval, conscience, death, heart, and principles

He whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

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A Quote by Thomas Paine on moderation, principles, temper, vices, and virtue

Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation is principle is always a vice.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

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A Quote by Thomas Paine on good, moderation, principles, temper, vices, and virtue

A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Source: Rights of Man, pt.II, chap. v., 1792

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on principles

In matters of principle, stand like a rock. In matters of taste, swim with the current.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on honesty and principles

Every honest man will suppose honest acts to flow from honest principles, and the rogues may rail without intermission.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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