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Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought. Albert von Szent-Gyorgyi, 1893-1986

Seeking to know is only too often learning to doubt. Antoinette du ligier de la Garde Deshoulieres, 1638-1694

Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when it’s the only one we have. Emile August Chartier, 1868-1951

Big ideas are so hard to recognize, so fragile, so easy to kill. John Elliott Jr., 1937

Why should a man’s mind have been thrown into such close, sad, sensational, inexplicable relations with such a precarious object as his body? Thomas Hardy, 1840-1928

An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo, 1802-1885

We never do anything well till we cease to think about the manner of doing it.William Hazlitt, 1788-1830

Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket; and do not pull it out and strike it, merely to show that you have one. Lord Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 1694-1773

Cogito, ergo sum. (I think, therefore I am) –Descartes

It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into the well. –Henri-Frédéric Amiel

I want to know the mind of God. Everything else is detail. –Albert Einstein

In times of change, the learner will inherit the earth while the learned are beautifully equipped for a world that no longer exists. –Eric Hoffer

Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.
–Goethe

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes. –Marcel Proust

The teacher if he is indeed wise does not teach bid you to enter the house of wisdom but leads you to the threshold of your own mind. –Khalil Gilbran

I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think. –Socrates

There is a way to do it better...find it. –Thomas Edison

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. –Oliver Wendell Holmes

The road to wisdom? Well, it's plain
and simple to express:
Err
and err
and err again
but less
and less
and less.
–Piet Hein, Danish inventor and poet.

Before you become too entranced with gorgeous gadgets and mesmerizing video displays, let me remind you that information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, and wisdom is not foresight. Each grows out of the other, and we need them all. –Arthur C. Clarke

Creative minds always have been known to survive any kind of bad training. –Anna Freud

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. –Theodore Roosevelt

Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it. –A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought. Albert von Szent-Gyorgyi, 1893-1986

Seeking to know is only too often learning to doubt. Antoinette du ligier de la Garde Deshoulieres, 1638-1694

Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when it’s the only one we have. Emile August Chartier, 1868-1951

Big ideas are so hard to recognize, so fragile, so easy to kill. John Elliott Jr., 1937

Why should a man’s mind have been thrown into such close, sad, sensational, inexplicable relations with such a precarious object as his body? Thomas Hardy, 1840-1928

An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo, 1802-1885

We never do anything well till we cease to think about the manner of doing it.William Hazlitt, 1788-1830

Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket; and do not pull it out and strike it, merely to show that you have one. Lord Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 1694-1773

He who has begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin! Horace, 65-8 B.C.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. –M.K. Gandhi

You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself. –Galileo Galilei

When you know something, say what you know. When you don't know something, say that you don't know. That is knowledge. –Kung Fu Tzu (Confucius)

I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. –Albert Einstein

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. –Margaret Mead

Creative thinking may mean simply the realization that there's no particular virtue in doing things the way they have always been done. –Rudolph Flesch

You must teach your children...that all things are connected like the blood which unites one family. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. –Chief Seattle

The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. –John Powell

You have the brains in your head.
You have the feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You're on your own and you know what you know.
And you are the one who'll decide where to go. –
Dr. Seuss

Some are born with knowledge, some derive it from study, and some acquire it only after a painful realization of their ignorance. But the knowledge being possessed, it comes to the same thing. Some study with a natural ease, some from a desire for advantages, and some by strenuous effort. But the achievement being made, it comes to the same thing. –Kung Fu Tzu (Confucius)

Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education. –Mark Twain

Imagination is more important than knowledge. –Albert Einstein

Cogito, ergo sum. (I think, therefore I am) –Descartes

It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into the well. –Henri-Frédéric Amiel

I want to know the mind of God. Everything else is detail. –Albert Einstein

In times of change, the learner will inherit the earth while the learned are beautifully equipped for a world that no longer exists. –Eric Hoffer

Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.
–Goethe

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes. –Marcel Proust

The teacher if he is indeed wise does not teach bid you to enter the house of wisdom but leads you to the threshold of your own mind. –Khalil Gilbran

I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think. –Socrates

There is a way to do it better...find it. –Thomas Edison

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. –Oliver Wendell Holmes

The road to wisdom? Well, it's plain
and simple to express:
Err
and err
and err again
but less
and less
and less.
–Piet Hein, Danish inventor and poet.

Before you become too entranced with gorgeous gadgets and mesmerizing video displays, let me remind you that information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, and wisdom is not foresight. Each grows out of the other, and we need them all. –Arthur C. Clarke

Creative minds always have been known to survive any kind of bad training. –Anna Freud

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. –Theodore Roosevelt

Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it. –A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought. Albert von Szent-Gyorgyi, 1893-1986

Seeking to know is only too often learning to doubt. Antoinette du ligier de la Garde Deshoulieres, 1638-1694

Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when it’s the only one we have. Emile August Chartier, 1868-1951

Big ideas are so hard to recognize, so fragile, so easy to kill. John Elliott Jr., 1937

Why should a man’s mind have been thrown into such close, sad, sensational, inexplicable relations with such a precarious object as his body? Thomas Hardy, 1840-1928

An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo, 1802-1885

We never do anything well till we cease to think about the manner of doing it.William Hazlitt, 1788-1830

Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket; and do not pull it out and strike it, merely to show that you have one. Lord Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 1694-1773

It is better to invest in A person with a B product than in an A product with a B person. –Georges Doriot, venture capitalist

On the surface, [people issues] are sometimes viewed and written off as a soft, touchy-feely approach that has no real regard for bottom-line issues. Nothing could be further from the truth. Those who look deeper find that [focusing on people issues] is an approach that is not only kinder, but much tougher and results oriented. –Stephen Covey

I set as the goal the maximum capacity that people have. I settle for no less. I make myself a relentless architect of the possibilities of human beings. –Benjamin Zander

The next revolution in technology is going to be much more about focusing on the human dimension, making technology easier for people to use. –John Herron, Jr.

Someone stands there as a sentinel saying ‘Don’t forget the user.’ –Laura Blanchard

Roles are for knowing who your people are and identifying their relationship to the enterprise. –Unknown

10 Secrets to Working with Passion
Those who truly experience career success and love their work, live the following tenets.
The first step towards power is clarity.
Powerful people do not want to be like anyone else.
Powerful people know that getting there is all the fun.
Powerful people always have other powerful people to help them achieve their goals.
Powerful people know how to find their niche.
Powerful people enjoy the process of research; then they act on the information they have.
Powerful people know how to make long lasting relationships.
Powerful people trust their instincts.
Powerful people know that freedom is the result of self-discipline.
Powerful people know when they get there.
–Nancy Anderson

The art of management has been defined as knowing exactly what you want men to do and then seeing that they do it in the best and cheapest way. –Frederick Winslow Taylor

You can employ men and hire hands to work for you, but you must win their hearts to have them work with you. –Tiorio

Why knowledge management? We need to leverage human capital , expand organizational knowledge and create sustaining value. –Cheryl Curid

The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated. –William James

Karl Marx would be amused. He longed for the day when the workers would own the means of production. Now they do. –Charles Handy

Did you realize that approximately 42% of the average company's intellectual capital exists only within its employees’ heads? –Thomas Brailsford

We don’t manage people so much as market to them. –Peter Drucker

Men have become the tools of their tools. –Henry David Thoreau

Workers of the world unite! Proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. –Karl Marx

It’s not what you own that counts; it’s what you know. –David Owens

The biggest tragedy in America is not the waste of natural resources, though this is tragic. The biggest tragedy is the waste of human resources. –Oliver Wendell Holmes

The average male gets his living by such depressing devices that boredom becomes a sort of natural state to him. –H. L. Mencken

Everybody must be judged on his performance, not on his looks or his manners or his personality or who he knows or is related to. –Robert Townsend

Few great men could pass personnel. –Paul Goodman

The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do. –B.F. Skinner

Management by objective works if you know the objective. Ninety percent of the time you don't. –Peter Drucker

Back in the 1930s, the unions were like a 21-year-old woman. She was beautiful, and had a gorgeous body, a sparkling personality, and she seduced a lot of people into the union movement. That’s fine. The problem is that this twenty-one-year-old siren is now in her 60’s and she’s forty pounds overweight, needs a face lift, and has a terrible disposition…. The difficulty is that she still thinks she’s 21. –Eric Hoffer

Management and union may be likened to that serpent of the fables who on one body had two heads that finding each other with poisoned fangs, killed themselves. –Peter Drucker

Quantifying the gap between exemplary and average employees demonstrates the tremendous potential for organizations to increase the performance of their workforces. –Tom Gilbert

Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck. –Don Shula

Increasingly, command and control is being replaced by or intermixed with all kinds of relationships: alliances, joint ventures, minority participations, partnerships, know-how, and marketing agreements–all relationships in which no one controls and no one commands. These relationships have to be based on a common understanding of objectives, policies, and strategies; on teamwork; and on persuasion–or they do no work at all. –Peter Drucker

Karl Marx would be amused. He longed for the day when the workers would own the means of production. Now they do. –Charles Handy

We don’t manage people so much as market to them. –Peter Drucker

Holders of financial capital are praised on ubiquitous lists of the world’s richest companies and the world’s richest people. Builders of human capital are not. –Rosabeth Moss Kanter

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. –Ghandi

Work hard and play hard. But don't confuse the two. –Unknown

The Situation gives rise to measurements.
Measurements give rise to estimates.
Estimates give rise to analysis.
Analysis gives rise to balancing.
Balance gives rise to triumph.

-R.L. Wing Translation of Sun Tzu

My object in living is to unite my avocation and my vocation As my two eyes make one in sight.–Robert Frost, Two Tramps in Mud Time

It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. –Lucille Ball

To be fully successful, you must first be fully alive.–Carol Orsborn

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.–Frank Lloyd Wright

People say that what we're all seeking is a meaning for life. I don't think that's what we're really seeking. I think that what we're seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances within our innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.–Joseph Campbell

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.–Martin Luther King Jr.

It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken. –Aristotle

Happiness depends on how you balance your life's equations between positive and negative experiences and attitudes. –Kall

You must hear the birds song without attempting to render it into nouns and verbs. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you would live happily, do not exaggerate life's evils, nor slight her blessings. –Joubert

Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men–the balance-wheel of the social machinery. –Horace Mann

When we put our misfortunes in one scale of the balance, each of us lays, in the other, all that he deems to be happiness. The savage flings feathers and powder, and alcohol into the scale; civilized men some gold, a few days of delirium; but the sage will deposit therein countless things our eyes cannot see–all his soul, it may be, and even the misfortune that he will have purified. –Maurice Maeterlinck

You really can change the world if you care enough. –Marion Wright Edelman

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. –Charles Dickens

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

An ability to embrace new ideas, routinely challenge old ones, and live with paradox will be the effective leaders premier trait. –Tom Peters

Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned. –Harold Geneen

You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too. –Sam Rayburn

Of the best rulers,
The people only know that they exist;
The next best they love and praise
The next they fear;
And the next they revile.
When they do not command the people’s faith,
Some will lose faith in them,
And then they resort to oaths!
But of the best when their task is accomplished,
their work done,
The people all remark, “We have done it ourselves.”
–Lao-Tzu

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. –Max DePree

If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes real good, then you did it. That's all it takes to get people to win football games for you. Bear Bryant

If you stop learning today, you stop leading tomorrow. –Howard Hendricks

The ultimate leader is one who is willing to develop people to the point that they eventually surpass him or her in knowledge and ability. –Fred A. Manske, Jr.

We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own. –Ben Sweetland

The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on. –Walter Lippmann

The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve. Leadership requires hard work over the long haul, and it doesn't come easy. –David Neidert

Control is not leadership; management is not leadership; leadership is leadership. If you seek to lead, invest at least 50% of your time in leading yourself–your own purpose, ethics, principles, motivation, conduct. Invest at least 20% leading those with authority over you and 15% leading your peers. –Dee Hock

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall. –Stephen R. Covey

The great leaders are like the best conductorsthey reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players. –Blaine Lee

Of those to whom much is given, much is required. –John F. Kennedy

Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning. –Warren Bennis

Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them. –Dr. Robert Jarvik

 

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