in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.
-- "Popular Mechanics," forecasting the relentless march of science,
I think there is a world market for maybe 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
This "telephone" has too many shortcomings to be seriously
considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no
value to us.
-- Western Union internal memo, 1876.
The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would
pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?
-- David Sarnoff's associates in response to his urgings for investment
in the radio in the 1920s
The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better
than a "C," the idea must be feasible.
-- A Yale University management professor in response to Fred Smith's
paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service. Smith went on to
found Federal Express Corp.
I'm just glad it'll be Clark Gable who's falling on his face and not
-- Gary Cooper on his decision not to take the leading role in "Gone
With The Wind."
We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.
-- Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962
Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.
-- Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895.
So we went to Atari and said, "Hey, we've got this amazing thing, even
built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us?
Or we'll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we'll
come work for you." And they said, "No." So then we went to
Hewlett-Packard, and they said, "Hey, we don't need you. You haven't
got through college yet."
-- Apple Computer Inc. founder Steve Jobs on attempts to get Atari and
H-P interested in his and Steve Wozniak's personal computer.
This fellow Charles Lindbergh will never make it. He's doomed.
-- Harry Guggenheim, millionaire aviation enthusiast
Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.
-- Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University, 1929
Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value.
-- Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de
Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific
-- Dr. Lee De Forest, inventor of the vacuum tube and father of
Everything that can be invented has been invented.
-- Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899.
Give God what's right -- not what's left.
Man's way leads to a hopeless end -- God's way leads to an endless hope.
A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing.
He who kneels before God can stand before anyone.
When praying, don't give God instructions - just report for duty.
Don't wait for six strong men to take you to church.
We don't change God's message -- His message changes us.
When God ordains, He sustains.
Most people want to serve God, but only in an advisory position.
Never give the devil a ride -- he will always want to drive.
Nothing else ruins the truth like stretching it.
He who angers you controls you.
God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.