Thomas J. Watson Quotes

If you stand up and are counted, you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.

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.

We must all take time to do enough thinking to formulate our own conclusions.

I think there is a world market for about five computers.

Cheerfulness is a friend to grace; it puts the heart in time to praise God, and so honors religion by proclaiming to the world that we serve a good master. Be serious, yet cheerful. Rejoice in the Lord always.

What synchronism means to a clock, a convention means to our organization; it enables those of us who are behind to catch up and get in step with the others.

Business is a game, the greatest in the world if you know how to play it.

You have to have your heart in the business and the business in your heart.

The ability to ask the right question is more than half the battle of finding the answer.