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On the Future of Computers
I think there is a world market for may be five computers...
--Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943
There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.
--Ken Olson, President, Chairman and Founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977
640K ought to be enough for anybody.
--Bill Gates, in 1981
We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there.
--Charles Franklin Kettering
Dealing with Others
Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.--Abraham Lincoln
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is funny about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the very best you will very often get it.--W. Somerset Maugham
Why we are here
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
If you see what needs to be repaired and how to repair it, then you have found a piece of the world that G-d has left for you to complete. But if you one see what is wrong and how ugly it is, then it is yourself that needs repair.
|Be ready when opportunity comes.
Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet.
I'm a great believer in luck,
The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work.
-- AnonOpportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
The thing you set your mind on is the thing you ultimately become.
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands: not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
Whether You Think You Can or Can't, You're Right.
-- Henry Ford
There's little success where there's little laughter.
Everyone is ignorant,
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
The most painful thing to experience is not defeat but regret.
The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.
Making mistakes simply means you are learning faster.
Weston H. Agor
Yesterday is history,
|It's better to be boldly decisive and
risk being wrong than to agonize at length and be right too late.
- Marilyn Kennedy
Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.
--Vince LombardiSuccess is getting what you want.
Happiness is liking what you get.
- H. Jackson Brown
One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.
-- Jack Penn
Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.
Charismatic leaders make us think,
--- John Holt, educator
Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
--Henry Van Dyke
A man's mind, stretched by a new idea, can never go back to its original dimension.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes
People are like teabags. You'll never know how strong they are until they're in hot water.
--- Rita Mae Brown, author
The time is always right to do what is right.
--Martin Luther King, Jr.
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
-- Jonathan Winters
If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow grain.
If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees.
If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people.
Old Chinese Proverb
|In today's economy there are no experts, no 'best and
brightest' with all the answers. It's up to each one of us. The only way to screw up is to
not try anything.
|A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and
-- Harvey Mackay
|The future has arrived; it's just not evenly distributed.
Only those who will risk going too far can
possibly find out how far one can go.
-- T.S. Eliot
|We are what we repeatedly do, excellence is therefore not
an act but a habit.
than being blind would be to be able to see but not have any vision.
-- Helen Keller
|The person who knows how to laugh at
himself will never cease to be amused.
-- Shirley Maclaine
|You must learn from the mistakes of others.
You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.
The man who never makes a mistake must get
tired of doing nothing.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
-- Carl Bard
|Risk more than others think is safe.
Care more than others think is wise.
Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.
- Cadet maxim
your thoughts; they become words,
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"Do all you can with what you have in the time you have in the place you
Nkosi Johnson addresses the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, July 9, 2000
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