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  Earth (11)
Count that day won when, turning on its axis, this earth imposes no additional taxes.
Franklin P. Adams

Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
Robert Browning

Our wrangling lawyers ... are so litigious and busy here on earth, that I think they will plead their clients' causes hereafter, some of them in hell.
Robert Burton

It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.
Jimmy Carter

When the meek inherit the earth, lawyers will be there to work out the deal.
Sam Ewing

When two souls, which have sought each other for however long in the throng, have finally found each other...there is then established for ever between them a union, fiery and pure as they themselves are, a union which begins on earth and continues for ever in heaven...This is the love which you inspire in me.
Victor Hugo

Beauty is truth, truth beauty. That is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
John Keats

The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future.
Marya Mannes

Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Don Marquis

For the whole Earth is the Sepulchre of famous men; and their story is not graven only on Stone over their native earth, but lives on far away, without visible symbol, woven into the stuff of other men's lives.
Pericles

Pennies don't fall from heaven. They have to be earned on earth.
Margaret Thatcher

  Education (46)
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.
Aristotle

Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
Richard David Bach

What poor education I have received has been gained in the University of Life.
Horatio Bottomley

The market will pay better to entertain than educate.
Warren Buffett

That's the reason they're called lessons, the Gryphon remarked: because they lessen from day to day.
Lewis Carroll

Who reads much and walks much sees much and knows much.
Cervantes

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
G. K. Chesterton

I would like to have been examined in history, poetry and writing essays. The examiners, on the other hand, were partial to Latin and mathematics. And their will prevailed ... I should have liked to be asked to say what I knew. They always tried to ask what I did not know.
Winston Churchill

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations ... The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
Winston Churchill

Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Cicero

Better build schoolrooms for the boy,
Than cells and gibbets for the man.

Eliza Cook

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, Press on, has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Calvin Coolidge

There is no education like adversity.
Benjamin Disraeli

Sometimes it seems the only accomplishment my education ever bestowed on me, the ability to think in quotations.
Margaret Drabble

An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Only the educated are free.
Epictetus

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Malcolm Forbes

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Anatole France

I'm not an educator ... I'm a learner.
Bill Gates

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.
Khalil Gibran

Bromidic though it may sound, some questions don't have answers, which is a terribly difficult lesson to learn.
Katharine Graham

The chess board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us. We know that his play is always fair, just, and patient. But we also know, to our cost, that he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance.
Thomas Huxley

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
Thomas Jefferson

He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.
Joseph Joubert

Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
Immanuel Kant

The purpose of a university is to make students safe for ideas - not ideas safe for students.
Clark Kerr

Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is a great equalizer of conditions of men - the balance wheel of the social machinery ... It does better than to disarm the poor of their hostility toward the rich; it prevents being poor.
Horace Mann

We are now at a point where we must educate our children in what no one knew yesterday, and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
Margaret Mead

Show me the man who has enjoyed his schooldays and I will show you a bully and a bore.
Robert Morley

Everywhere I go I am asked if university stifles writers. My opinion is that it doesn't stifle enough of them.
Flannery O'Connor

The most important thing I would learn in school was that almost everything I would learn in school would be utterly useless.
Joseph O'Connor

Misquotation is ... the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely-read man never quotes accurately for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely.
Hesketh Pearson

One of the best ways of enslaving a people is to keep them from education... The second way of enslaving a people is to suppress the sources of information, not only by burning books but by controlling all the other ways in which ideas are transmitted.
Eleanor Roosevelt

A Bachelor of Arts is one who makes love to a lot of women, and yet has the art to remain a bachelor.
Helen Rowland

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
Angela Schwindt

Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.
Pete Seeger

He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
George Bernard Shaw

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
B. F. Skinner

Gentlemen, you are now about to embark on a course of studies which will occupy you for two years. Together, they form a noble adventure. But I would like to remind you of an important point. Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you in after life, save only this, that if you work hard and intelligently you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot, and that, in my view, is the main, if not the sole, purpose of education.
John Alexander Smith

Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you in after life - save only this - that if you work hard and intelligently you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot, and that, in my view, is the main, if not the sole, purpose of education.
John Alexander Smith

The illiterate of the year 2000 will not be the individual who cannot read and write, but the one who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Alvin Toffler

I never let my schooling interfere with my education.
Mark Twain

Never let formal education get in the way of your learning.
Mark Twain

Any one who has been to an English public school will always feel comparatively at home in prison. It is the people brought up in the gay intimacy of the slums, Paul learned, who find prison so soul-destroying.
Evelyn Waugh

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Oscar Wilde

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Malcolm X

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats

  Efficiency (3)
I make no secret of the fact that I would rather lie on a sofa than sweep beneath it. But you have to be efficient if you're going to be lazy.
Shirley Conran

It is possible for a business venture to be an island of efficiency in a sea of sloth.
Indira Gandhi

The real impediment to producing a higher-quality product more efficiently isn't the workers, union or nonunion, it's management.
Kenneth Iverson

  Ego (10)
Some time when you're feeling important
Some time when your ego's in bloom
Some time when you feel you are
The best qualified man in the room,
Some time when you feel that your going
Would leave an unfillable hole,
Just follow this simple instruction
And see how it humbles the soul.
Take a bucket and fill it with water
Place your hands in it up to your wrists
Take them out and the hole that remains
Is a measure of how you'll be missed.
You may splash all you like as they enter
You may stir up the water galore
But take them out and in just a moment
It will look just the same as before.
The moral of this is quite simple
Just do the best that you can.
Be proud of yourself but remember
There is no indispensable man.

Anonymous

That favourite subject, Myself.
James Boswell

History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.
Winston Churchill

I was delighted to see that you thought I was as good as I thought I was.
Noël Coward

Never be haughty to the humble; never be humble to the haughty.
Jefferson Davis

Bury your ego. Don't be the star. Be the star maker!
Bud Hadfield

Avoid having your ego so close to your position that, when your position fails, your ego goes with it.
Colin Powell

I was born modest, but it didn't last.
Mark Twain

I like to dress egos.
Gianni Versace

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
Oscar Wilde

  Emotion (1)
If you want to push something ... you're accused of being aggressive, and that's not supposed to be a good thing for a woman. If you get upset and show it, you're accused of being emotional.
Mary Harney

  Employee (19)
The only way many companies can attract and keep the best people is by offering them more than merely money or prestige - they offer them the chance to make history.
Warren Bennis

A good manager is a man who isn't worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him. My advice: Don't worry about yourself. Take care of those who work for you and you'll float to greatness on their achievements.
H. S. M. Burns

If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.
John Cleese

Too many companies, especially large ones, are driven more and more narrowly by the need to ensure that investors get good quarterly returns and to justify executives' high salaries. Too often, this means that they view most employees as costs.
Hillary Clinton

If you look after the customers and look after the people who look after the customers, you should be successful.
Charles Dunstone

No organizational action has more power for motivating employee behavior change than feedback from credible work associates.
Mark R. Edwards

Two things to help keep one's job. First, let the boss think he's having his own way. Second, let him have it.
Sam Ewing

A company needs smart young men with the imagination and the guts to turn everything upside down if they can. It also needs old figures to keep them from turning upside down those things that ought to be rightside up.
Henry Ford II

Take our 20 best people away, and I will tell you that Microsoft would become an unimportant company.
Bill Gates

We rely on skilled foreign workers for their math, science, and creative abilities as well as their cultural knowledge, which helps when localizing products for world markets.
Bill Gates

The best way to guarantee a steady stream of new ideas is to make sure that each person in your organization is as different as possible from the others. Under these conditions, and only these conditions, will people maintain varied perspectives and demonstrate their knowledge in different ways.
Nicholas Negroponte

In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence ... in time every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties ... Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence.
Laurence J. Peter

The common wisdom is that ... managers have to learn to motivate people. Nonsense. Employees bring their own motivation.
Tom Peters

It might be said that it is the ideal of the employer to have production without employees and the ideal of the employee is to have income without work.
E. F. Schumacher

Instead of giving contracts to strangers, we decided we could just as well give contracts to our own employees. We would encourage them to leave ... and start their own satellite enterprises.
Ricardo Semler

Our philosophy is that management's role is simply to get the right people in the right places to do a job, and to encourage them to use their own inventiveness to accomplish the task at hand.
Sam Walton

I want to begin with what I think is the most important factor: our respect for the individual. This is a simple concept, but in IBM it occupies a major portion of management time.
Thomas J. Watson Jr.

Look, you can take anything away from IBM ... but leave our people and this business will re-create itself overnight.
Thomas J. Watson Jr.

The point of work-out is to give people better jobs. When people see that their ideas count, their dignity is raised. Instead of feeling numb, like robots, they feel important.
Jack Welch

  Employment (10)
Two things to help keep one's job. First, let the boss think he's having his own way. Second, let him have it.
Sam Ewing

Tomorrow's typical career will be neither linear nor continuous, nor will it always be upwards. Instead, one's life work will take more of a zig-zag course.
Tom Horton

You're fired! No other words can so easily and succinctly reduce a confident, self-assured executive to an insecure, groveling shred of his former self.
Frank P. Louchheim

I don't know any executive who ever thought about stress, although a lot of other people do. No one ever dies of hard work. But a lot of people die once they retire from an active job.
Ian MacGregor

People don't choose their careers; they are engulfed by them.
John Dos Passos

The person who knows how will always have a job. The person who knows why will always be his boss.
Diane Ravitch

It's true hard work never killed anyone but I figure why take the chance?
Ronald Reagan

We should never be allowed to forget that it is the customer who, in the end, determines how many people are employed and what sort of wages companies can afford to pay.
Alfred Robens

Work keeps us from three great evils: boredom, vice, and poverty.
Voltaire

Never burn bridges. Today's junior prick, tomorrow's senior partner.
Sigourney Weaver

  Empowerment (1)
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

  End (1)
If we are intended for great ends, we are called to great hazards.
John Henry Newman

  Endurance (2)
Start with your own money and value your intuition. It's all about endurance in the beginning. Your dream and passion to succeed must be stronger than your fear of failure.
Terri Bowersock

A gentleman can withstand hardships; it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
Confucius

  Enemy (7)
I was angry with my friend:
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe:
I told it not, my wrath did grow.

William Blake

Our worst enemies here are not the ignorant and the simple, however cruel; our worst enemies are the intelligent and corrupt.
Graham Greene

Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
Elbert Hubbard

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
John F. Kennedy

Do not delegate an assignment and then attempt to manage it yourself - you will make an enemy of the overruled subordinate.
Wess Roberts

Be careful to choose your enemies well. Friends don't much matter. But the choice of enemies is very important.
Oscar Wilde

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies. I have not one who is a fool. They are all men of some intellectual power, and consequently they all appreciate me.
Oscar Wilde

  Enthusiasm (8)
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
Mary Kay Ash

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

We seriously undervalue the passion ... a person brings to an enterprise. You can rent a brain, but you can't rent a heart.
Mark McCormack

If I had to name a driving force in my life, I'd name passion every time.
Anita Roddick

The kind of brain-dead, gum chewing assistant you find in so many shops drives me wild. I want everyone who works for me to feel the same excitement that I feel.
Anita Roddick

To run this business ... you need ... optimism, humanism, enthusiasm, intuition, curiosity, love, humour, magic and fun, and that secret ingredient - euphoria.
Anita Roddick

To succeed you have to believe in something with such a passion that it becomes a reality.
Anita Roddick

Whether it's choosing a career or deciding what charity to get involved with, the choice should come from your heart. Ultimately, you are the one who has to get up every morning and enjoy what you are doing, so make sure it matters to you.
Dave Thomas

  Entrepreneur (9)
First get in, then get rich, then get respectable.
Bernie Ecclestone

Everything is always impossible before it works. That is what entrepreneurs are all about - doing what people have told them is impossible.
R. Hunt Greene

Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.
Victor Kiam

You do not have to be the son of a rich man to be an entrepreneur. Today kids are far more willing to take risks because they've seen high rewards.
Narayana Murthy

Risk is what an entrepreneur eats for breakfast. It's what she slips into bed with at night. If you have no appetite for this stuff, or no ability to digest it, then get out of the game right now.
Heather Robertson

Three components make an entrepreneur: the person, the idea and the resources to make it happen.
Anita Roddick

To run this business ... you need ... optimism, humanism, enthusiasm, intuition, curiosity, love, humour, magic and fun, and that secret ingredient - euphoria.
Anita Roddick

You can never be an entrepreneur if you're afraid to lose money. It's like being a pilot who is afraid of bad weather.
Peter de Savary

If you want to understand entrepreneurs, you have to study the psychology of the juvenile delinquent. They don't have the same anxiety triggers that we have.
Abraham Zaleznik

  Environment (8)
For the first time in the history of the world, every human being is now subjected to contact with dangerous chemicals from the moment of conception until death.
Rachel Carson

Over increasingly large areas of the United States, spring now comes unheralded by the return of the birds, and the early mornings are strangely silent where once they were filled with the beauty of bird song.
Rachel Carson

Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now, he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined, and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
Anton Chekhov

The dinosaurs disappeared because they could not adapt to their changing environment. We shall disappear if we cannot adapt to an environment that now contains spaceships, computers and thermonuclear weapons.
Arthur C. Clarke

In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments - there are consequences.
Robert G. Ingersoll

Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Don Marquis

The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Business doesn't have to choose between making profit and protecting the environment, between economic success and ethical responsibility, between satisfying the customer and meeting the demands of other stakeholders. In other words, we don't have to make a choice between profits and principles.
Jeroen van der Veer

  Envy (4)
Thou shalt not covet thy
neighbour's house, thou shalt not
covet thy neighbour's wife, nor
his manservant, nor his maid-
servant, nor his ox, nor his ass,
nor any thing that is thy neigh-
bour's.

Exodus 20:17, King James Version
Holy Bible

Set me as a seal upon thine
heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for
love is strong as death; jealousy
is cruel as the grave: the coals
thereof are coals of fire, which
hath a most vehement flame.

Song of Solomon 8:6, King James Version
Holy Bible

Though shalt not covet; but tradition
Approves all forms of competition.

Arthur Hugh Clough

Holding hands at midnight
'Neath a starry sky,
Nice work if you can get it,
And you can get it if you try.

Ira Gershwin

  Equality (6)
Men their rights and nothing more; women their rights and nothing less.
Susan B. Anthony

I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally.
W. C. Fields

When women ask for equality, men take them to be demanding domination.
Elizabeth Janeway

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Ordinary people may not understand the meaning of democracy but they've a passionate regard for fair play.
Robert Maxwell

Given the natural differences between human beings, equality is an ethical aspiration that cannot be realized without recourse either to despotism or to an act of fraternity.
Octavio Paz

  Eternity (3)
You can be a murderous tyrant and the world will remember you fondly but fuck one horse and you will be a horse fucker for all of eternity.
Catherine

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.
Henry van Dyke

Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always to be blest.
Alexander Pope

  Everything (1)
When one does nothing, one believes oneself responsible for everything.
Jean-Paul Sartre

  Evidence (1)
A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.
David Hume

  Examinations (2)
I would like to have been examined in history, poetry and writing essays. The examiners, on the other hand, were partial to Latin and mathematics. And their will prevailed ... I should have liked to be asked to say what I knew. They always tried to ask what I did not know.
Winston Churchill

There should be some professional exam for these analysts. Most of the time they talk through their backsides.
Alan Sugar

  Excellence (1)
Excellence is not an act but a habit. The things you do the most are the things you will do best.
Marva Collins

  Excitement (1)
[Accountancy is] a profession whose idea of excitement is sharpening a bundle of No. 2 pencils.
Anonymous

  Excuse (6)
Once the what is decided the how always follows. We must not make the how an excuse for not facing and accepting the what.
Pearl S. Buck

Neglecting small things under the pretext of wanting to accomplish large ones is the excuse of a coward.
Alexandra David-Néel

Blameless people are always the most exasperating.
George Eliot

If eyes were made for seeing, then beauty is its own excuse for being.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
Elbert Hubbard

God is the brave man's hope, and not the coward's excuse.
Plutarch

  Executives (25)
Consultants eventually leave, which makes them excellent scapegoats for major management blunders.
Scott Adams

Executives can get away with having a clean desk. For the rest of us, it looks like you're not working hard enough.
Scott Adams

The biggest change in the workplace of the future will be the widespread realization that having one idiot boss is a much higher risk than having many idiot clients.
Scott Adams

I have never compared myself to my managers ... although I have made some big financial decisions on my own and decided on new investments, I have never involved myself in managerial decisions.
Gianni Agnelli

One lesson a man learns from Harvard Business School is that an executive is only as good as his health.
Jeffrey Archer

Of one thing be certain: if a C.E.O. is enthused about a particularly foolish acquisition, both his internal staff and his outside advisors will come up with whatever projections are needed to justify his stance. Only in fairy tales are emperors told that they are naked.
Warren Buffett

If you are having as much fun running a big corporation as you did running a piece of it, then you are probably interfering too much with the people who really make it happen.
James E. Burke

To be dilatory about giving orders, but to expect absolute punctuality, that is called being a tormentor.
Confucius

Decisions of the kind the executive has to make are not made well by acclamation. They are made well only if based on the clash of conflicting views ... The first rule in decision-making is that one does not make a decision unless there is disagreement.
Peter Drucker

The most common cause of executive failure is inability or unwillingness to change with the demands of a new position. The executive who keeps on doing what he has done successfully before is almost bound to fail.
Peter Drucker

Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Sometimes it is the men higher up who most need revamping - and they themselves are the last to recognize it.
Henry Ford

The CEO's role in raising a company's corporate IQ is to establish an atmosphere that promotes knowledge sharing and collaboration.
Bill Gates

If businessmen always made the right decisions, business wouldn't be business.
Jean Paul Getty

Praise should always be given in public, criticism should always be given in private.
Jean Paul Getty

When it's time to make a decision about a person or problem ... trust your intuition ... act.
Bud Hadfield

You're fired! No other words can so easily and succinctly reduce a confident, self-assured executive to an insecure, groveling shred of his former self.
Frank P. Louchheim

I don't know any executive who ever thought about stress, although a lot of other people do. No one ever dies of hard work. But a lot of people die once they retire from an active job.
Ian MacGregor

Big things and little things are my job. Middle level management can be delegated.
Konosuke Matsushita

I can tell more about how someone is likely to react in a business situation from one round of golf than I can from a hundred hours of meetings.
Mark McCormack

I try to keep in touch with the details - you can't keep in touch with them all, but you've got to have a feel for what's going on.
Rupert Murdoch

Generally, large companies are so inwardly directed that staff memorandums about growing bureaucracy get more attention than the dwindling competitive advantage of being big in the first place. David, who has a life, needn't use a slingshot. Goliath, who doesn't, is too busy reading office memos.
Nicholas Negroponte

Do not delegate an assignment and then attempt to manage it yourself - you will make an enemy of the overruled subordinate.
Wess Roberts

To be a leader in this new economy, you have to love risk - which means patterning your life on the heroic, not on the strategic. Acting boldly is better than acting knowingly.
Harriet Rubin

Leadership is the process of achieving a dream together, especially when that dream seems impossible to achieve.
Stan Shih

When you retire ... you go from who's who to who's that, like stepping off the pier (or) achieving statutory senility.
Walter Wriston

  Expectation (2)
Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.
Edward de Bono

Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
Alexander Pope

  Experience (12)
Experience is the comb that nature gives us when we are bald.
Anonymous

In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
Harold Geneen

Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.
Aldous Huxley

When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something ... That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things.
Steve Jobs

Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
Immanuel Kant

At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experiences of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his roses.
Ellen Key

I treat everything as a learning experience; then you become detached from the result and more interested in the experience itself.
Lorraine Moller

Physicians acquire their knowledge from our dangers, making experiments at the cost of our lives.
Pliny

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.
Pete Seeger

Jugment comes from experience - and experience comes from bad judgment.
Walter Wriston

They have this wonderful process of learning from direct experience called After Action Review, in which everyone who was involved sits down and the three questions are: What happened? Why do you think it happened? And what can we learn from it? If you were ... able to get those three questions as part of your process, you could become a learning organization.
Walter Wriston

  Explanation (2)
Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
Elbert Hubbard

Never apologize, mister. It's a sign of weakness.
Frank Nugent