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Experience Quotes 21-25

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Experience Quotes
Experience – the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.
Ambrose Bierce

Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.
Rita Mae Brown

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
Douglas Adams

I think we are a product of all our experiences.
Sanford I. Weill

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we’d all be millionaires.
Abigail Van Buren

Education Quotes 61-65

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Education Quotes

True, a little learning is a dangerous thing, but it still beats total ignorance.
Abigail Van Buren

Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.
Ambrose Bierce

Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
John W. Gardner

No man who worships education has got the best out of education… Without a gentle contempt for education no man’s education is complete.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
Emma Goldman

Education Quotes 1-5

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Education Quotes
If an ignorant person is attracted by the things of the world, that is bad. But if a learned person is thus attracted, it is worse.
Abu Bakr

America is the best half-educated country in the world.
Nicholas M. Butler

An educated man is thoroughly inoculated against humbug, thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts, in speech or on paper, some style.
Alan K. Simpson

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

Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
Ambrose Bierce

Business Quotes 136-140

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Business Quotes

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 de Pree

The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
Ambrose Bierce

The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.
Walter Lippmann

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

The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.
Albert Einstein

Business Quotes 41-45

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Business Quotes

For a lot of people, the weekly paycheck is ‘take-home pay’ because home is the only place they can afford to go with it.
Charles A. Jaffe

Government in the U.S. today is a senior partner in every business in the country.
Norman Cousins

Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.
Ambrose Bierce

Definition of a Statistician: A man who believes figures don’t lie, but admits than under analysis some of them won’t stand up either.
Evan Esar

Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.
Evan Esar