David Sarnoff

David
Sarnoff
1897
1971

Belarusian-born American Radio and TV Business Executive, Chairman of RCA

Author Quotes

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.

The final test of science is not whether it adds to our comfort, knowledge and power, but whether it adds to our dignity as men, our sense of truth.

Knowledge is not enough, unless it leads you to understanding, and, in turn, to wisdom.

Education worthy of its name is not merely an intellectual process. It is no less a spiritual process. Its purpose is not only to pile up knowledge and skills but to ennoble man's soul.

Don't be misled into believing that somehow the world owes you a living.

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

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 - if your sights are set far above the merely secure and mediocre.

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

Virtue does not of necessity go hand in hand with primitive plumbing, and nobility can be found in a skyscraper no less than in a log cabin.

The thesis that there is an inherent conflict between science and our immortal souls is simply untrue.

Author Picture
First Name
David
Last Name
Sarnoff
Birth Date
1897
Death Date
1971
Bio

Belarusian-born American Radio and TV Business Executive, Chairman of RCA