A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on belief, individuality, teaching, trying, and words

I believe in getting behind the individual and backing him up, helping him to strengthen himself, making him feel that there is someone endeavoring to help him, trying to be an assistant to him, and bringing out the best there is in him-in other words, teaching him to teach himself, and in that way strengthen the entire organization.

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 W. Higginson on merit, performance, trying, and work

Do not waste a minute-not a second-in trying to demonstrate to others the merits of your performance. If your work does not vindicate itself, you cannot vindicate it.

Thomas W. Higginson (1823 - 1911)

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A Quote by Thomas S. Monson on failure, gifts, god, joy, needs, and trying

Our task is to become our best selves. One of God's greatest gifts to us is the joy of trying again, for no failure ever need be final.

Thomas S. Monson (1927 -)

Source: Ensign , May 1987, p. 68., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on duty and trying

No duty the Executive had to perform was so trying as to put the right man in the right place.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: History of the People of the U.S.; vol. ii, p.586

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on hell, rules, and trying

Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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A Quote by Theodore C. Speers, D.D. on belief, church, existence, life, persuasion, religion, and trying

We have got to begin a vast reclamation project to revitalize religion for those to whom it means little or nothing. This can be done not by trying to persuade those outside the church to believe what we believe but by pointing out to them the presence of the unrecognized religion that already exists in their lives.

Theodore C. Speers

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on age, emptiness, life, and trying

He has spent all his life in letting down empty buckets into empty wells; and he is frittering away his age in trying to draw them up again.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. i. P. 259.

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A Quote by Stuart Kauffman on individuality, interest, selfishness, society, and trying

A free society that allows each individual to seek his or her own selfish ends (without deliberately trying to harm anyone else) will produce a state in which everyone's interest is optimized without any individual knowing in advance what that state might be.

Stuart Kauffman

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A Quote by Steven Wright on mind and trying

I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering.

Steven Wright (1955 -)

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A Quote by Steven Wright on purpose and trying

I got my driver's license photo taken out of focus on purpose. Now when I get pulled over, the cop looks at it [moving it nearer and farther, trying to see it clearly], and says, "Here, you can go"

Steven Wright (1955 -)

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