Experience – the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The great leaders are like the best conductors – they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.
The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.
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.
Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.
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.
Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.