Thomas J. Watson Quotes

Most popular Thomas J. Watson Quotes

Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use.
— Thomas J. Watson

time wisdom

The great accomplishments of man resulted from the transmission of ideas of enthusiasm.
— Thomas J. Watson
It is better to aim at perfection and miss it than it is to aim at imperfection and hit it.

perfection

Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.
— Thomas J. Watson

business success attitude

To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.
— Thomas J. Watson

business

Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.
— Thomas J. Watson

friendship self-improvement

Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with.  Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.

friendship leverage

Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
— Thomas J. Watson

leadership

If you aren't playing well, the game isn't as much fun. When that happens I tell myself just to go out and play as I did when I was a kid.
— Thomas J. Watson

business

Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600000. No, I replied, I just spent $600000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?
— Thomas J. Watson

experience