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Work and live to serve others, to leave the world a little better than you found it and garner for yourself as much peace of mind as you can. This is happiness. — David Sarnoff

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I hitched my wagon to an electron rather than the proverbial star. — David Sarnoff

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It is probable that television drama of high caliber and produced by first-rate artists will materially raise the level of dramatic taste of the nation. — David Sarnoff

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No man can be successful, unless he first loves his work. — David Sarnoff

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I ... began my career as a wireless amateur. After 43 years in radio, I do not mind confessing that I am still an amateur. Despite many great achievements in the science of radio and electronics, what we know today is far less than what we have still to learn. — David Sarnoff

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Atoms for peace. Man is still the greatest miracle and the greatest problem on earth. [Message tapped out by Sarnoff using a telegraph key in a tabletop circuit demonstrating an RCA atomic battery as a power source.] — David Sarnoff

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We are too prone to make technological instruments the scapegoats for the crimes of those who wield them. The products of modern science are not in themselves good or bad; it is the way they are used that determines their value. — David Sarnoff

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The human brain must continue to frame the problems for the electronic machine to solve. — David Sarnoff

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An inventor is someone who makes another man rich. — David Sarnoff

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We hate those who will not take our advice, and despise them who do. — David Sarnoff

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We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death. — David Sarnoff

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Don't be misled into believing that somehow the world owes you a living. The boy who believes that his parents, or the government, or any one else owes him his livelihood and that he can collect it without labor will wake up one day and find himself working for another boy who did not have that belief and, therefore, earned the right to have others work for him. — David Sarnoff

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Freedom is the oxygen without which science cannot breathe. — David Sarnoff

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Television is likely to do more to revolutionize politics than sound broadcasting did. Political candidates may have to adopt new techniques to benefit from visual radio: their dress, their smiles and gestures, all will be important. How they look, as well as what they say, may determine to an appreciable extent their popularity. The eyes of the public will be upon them. — David Sarnoff

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If we are to become the masters of science, not its slaves, we must learn to use its immense power to good purpose. The machine itself has neither mind nor soul nor moral sense. Only man has been endowed with these godlike attributes. Every age has its destined duty. Ours is to nurture an awareness of those divine attributes and a sense of responsibility in giving them expression. — David Sarnoff

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The thrill, believe me, is as much in the battle as in the victory. — David Sarnoff

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The difference between our decadence and the Russians is that while theirs is brutal, ours is apathetic. — David Sarnoff

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Let us not paralyze our capacity for good by brooding of man's capacity for evil. — David Sarnoff

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The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular? — David Sarnoff

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At their best, at their most creative, science and engineering are attributes of liberty-noble expressions of man's God-given right to investigate and explore the universe without fear of social or political or religious reprisals. — David Sarnoff

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A life that hasn't a definite plan is likely to become driftwood. — David Sarnoff

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What the human mind can conceive and believe it can accomplish. — David Sarnoff

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Success, in a generally accepted sense of the term, means the opportunity to experience and to realize to the maximum the forces that are within us. — David Sarnoff

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Nobody can be successful if he doesn't love his work, love his job. — David Sarnoff

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Anything that the human mind can conceive can be produced ultimately. — David Sarnoff

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I have learned to have more trust in the scientist than he does in himself. — David Sarnoff

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Whatever course you have chosen for yourself, it will not be a chore but an adventure if you bring to it a sense of the glory of striving. — David Sarnoff

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Man is still the greatest miracle and the greatest problem on this earth. — David Sarnoff

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Competition brings out the best in products and the worst in people. — David Sarnoff

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Nobody can be a success if they don't love their work. — David Sarnoff

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Research: the distance between an idea and its realization. — David Sarnoff