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"Value your listening and reading time at roughly ten times your talking time. This will assure you that you are on a course of continuous learning and self-improvement."
— Gerald McGinnis
President and CEO of Respironics, Inc.


"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts."
— John Wooden
Hall of Fame Basketball Coach


"As long as you're green, you're growing. As soon as you're ripe, you start to rot."
— Ray Kroc


"You can learn from anyone even your enemy."
— Ovid


"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other."
— John F. Kennedy


"It is better to learn late than never."
— Publilius Syrus
First Century BC, Maxim 864


"The more one learns the more he understands his ignorance. I am simply an ignorant man, trying to lessen his ignorance."
— Louis L'Amour
To the Far Blue Mountains


"A man can learn a lot if he listens, and if I didn't learn anything else I was learning how much I didn't know."
— Louis L'Amour
The Daybreakers


"To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge."
— Benjamin Disraeli


"The most important thing about education is appetite."
— Winston Churchill


"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence."
— Robert Frost


"Human beings were given a left foot and a right foot to make a mistake first to the left, then to the right, left again and repeat."
— Buckminster Fuller


"It is only the ignorant who despise education."
— Publilius Syrus
First Century BC, Maxim 571


"... the mind must be prepared for knowledge as one prepares a field for planting, and a discovery made too soon is no better than a discovery not made at all."
— Louis L'Amour
The Walking Drum


"In the Western tradition, we have focused on teaching as a skill and forgotten what Socrates knew: teaching is a gift, learning is a skill."
— Peter Drucker


"People cannot be expected to learn one expertise and just apply it routinely in a job. Your expertise is in steadily renewing your knowledge base and extending it to new areas. That lifelong cycle of learning really is the foundation of the new information organization and economy."
— George Gilder


"You can never learn less; you can only learn more. The reason I know so much is because I have made so many mistakes."
— Buckminster Fuller


"In a humble state, you learn better. I can't find anything else very exciting about humility, but at least there's that."
— John Dooner


"No man ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes."
— William E. Gladstone


"Feedback is the breakfast of champions."
— Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson


"We have an innate desire to endlessly learn, grow, and develop. We want to become more than what we already are. Once we yield to this inclination for continuous and never-ending improvement, we lead a life of endless accomplishments and satisfaction."
— Chuck Gallozzi


"When people disagree with your ideas, embrace them. They are your antodote to insularity."
— Joel Kurtzman


"He who stops being better stops being good."
— Oliver Cromwell


"One cannot teach a man anything. One can only enable him to learn from within himself."
— Galileo Galilei


"The best swordsman in the world doesn't need to fear the second best swordsman in the world; no, the person for him to be afraid of is some ignorant antagonist who has never had a sword in his hand before; he doesn’t do the thing he ought to do, and so the expert isn't prepared for him; he does the thing he ought not to do and often it catches the expert out and ends him on the spot."
— Mark Twain


"If I am through learning, I am through."
— John Wooden


"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other."
— John F. Kennedy
From speech prepared for delivery in Dallas, Texas, November 22, 1963


"A capacity, and taste, for reading, gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. It is the key, or one of the keys, to the already solved problems. And not only so. It gives a relish, and facility, for successfully pursuing the [yet] unsolved ones."
— Abraham Lincoln
September 30, 1859 Address before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society


"You should recognize that criticism is not always a put down. If you take it to heart, maybe it will guide the way you ought to be going."
— Joseph Flom


 
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