On Learning

Success comes in cans; failure comes in can'ts.

If you don't want the fruits of sin, stay out of the devil's orchard.

Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
-Stephen Covey-

Faith is daring the soul to go beyond what the eyes can see.

Knowledge and timber shouldn't be much used until they are seasoned.
Oliver Wendell Holmes-

Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs.

Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.
-Harvey Mackay-

You can accomplish more in one hour with God than one lifetime without Him.

Some people have learned to earn well, but they haven't learned to live well.
-Jim Rohn-

When you're through changing, you're through.

If you wish to appear agreeable in society, you must consent to be taught many things which you already know.
-Johann Caspar Lavater-

Blowing out another's candle will not make yours shine brighter.

The noblest search is the search for excellence.
-Lyndon B. Johnson-

What you get by reaching your destination isn't nearly as important as what you become by reaching your destination.

The most powerful and predictable people-builders are praise and encouragement.
-Brian Tracy-

Tact is the ability to see others as they wish to be seen.

Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
-Dale Carnegie-

A teacher affects eternity - he can never tell where his influence stops.

The shortest way to do many things is to do one thing at a time.

Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
-Thomas H. Huxley-

Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish one's growth without destroying one's roots.

One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary form as the main aim in life. The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community.
-Albert Einstein-

Teachers open the door, but you enter by yourself.

To have ideas is to gather flowers. To think is to weave them into garlands.
-Madame Swetchine-

There's a moral in everything, if we would only avail ourselves of it.

Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: Thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever.
Psalm 138:8

The eyes are of little use if the mind be blind.
Arabic Proverb

I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.

If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish. High expectations are the key to everything.
-Sam Walton-

Don't find fault. Find a remedy.
-Henry Ford-

Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived.
-Captain Jean-Luc Picard-

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
-Albert Schweitzer-

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe
-Marilyn vos Savant-

Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity, and in cold weather becomes frozen: even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.
-Leonardo da Vinci-

No man has a right to do as he pleases, except when he pleases to do right.

Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.
-Samuel Coleridge-

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

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
-John F. Kennedy-

You'll find you learn more from your mistakes if you don't waste time denying them.

Words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.
-Hazrat Inayat Khan-

I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
-Abraham Lincoln-

Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson-

Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier 'n puttin' it back in.
-Will Rogers-

Ability is what you're capable of doing…Motivation determines what you do…Attitude determines how well you do it.

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
-Henry Ford-

Man's mind stretched by a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes-

What the mind of man can conceive and believe, the mind of man can achieve.
-Napoleon Hill-

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty to those for who you work, and persistence.
-General Colin Powell-

The lessons most difficult are those with the greatest rewards.

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
-Thomas Edison-

The noblest search is the search for excellence.
-Lyndon B. Johnson-

The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; and third, common sense.
-Thomas Edison-

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.
-Walter Elliott-

Make each day useful and cheerful and prove that you know the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be happy, elders will be without regret, and life will be a beautiful success.
-Louisa May Alcott-

It's better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.
-Whitney Young-

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.
-Henry Ford-

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
-Mother Teresa-

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
-David Russell-

Each person we meet is a chance to learn something new about ourselves.

I think I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.
-Booker T. Washington-

Patience is a bitter plant that produces sweet fruit.
-Charles Swindoll-

If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it, even if I did not have the ability in the beginning.
-Mahatma Gandhi-

Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory.
-Miguel de Cervantes-

Be curious always! For knowledge will not acquire you; you must acquire it.
-Sudie Back-

If you can learn from hard knocks, you can also learn from soft touches.
-Carolyn Kenmore-

All men by nature desire to know.

A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimension.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes-

You tell me, and I forget. You teach me, and I remember. You involve me, and I learn.
-Benjamin Franklin-

Don't let what you are doing get in the way of who you truly are.
-James A. Ray-

Accepting correction is part of gaining knowledge.

You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of. You don't have charge of the constellations, but you do have charge of whether you read, develop new skills, and take new classes.
-Jim Rohn-

Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
-John wooden-

I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.
-Katherine Mansfield-

Do not think what is hard for you to master is humanly impossible; but if a thing is humanly possible, consider it to be within your reach.
-Marcus Aurelius-

Concentrate on finding your goal, then concentrate on reaching it.
-Col. Michael Friedsman-

When you're through changing, you're through.
-Bruce Barton-

To understand is to forgive - even oneself.
-Alexander Chase-

I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know that it has to get down to earth.
-Pearl Buck-

Look twice before you leap.
-Charlotte Bronte-

The expert in anything was once a beginner.

People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others.
-Blaise Pascal-

It is never too late to give up your prejudices.
-Henry David Thoreau-

I'm not going to limit myself just because people won't accept the fact that I can do something else.
-Dolly Parton-

You don't just luck into things. You build step by step, whether it's friendships or opportunities.
-Barbara Bush-

Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
-Saint Francis of Assisi-

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small steps.
-Henry Ford-

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
-Vincent van Gogh-

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
-Theodore Roosevelt-

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
-Edmund Burke-

When we read too fast or too slowly, we understand nothing.
-Blaise Pascal-

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
-Richard Steele-

The truth only hurts when you don't tell it.

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
-James Thurber-

Let us, then, be up and doing.
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing.
Learn to labor and to wait.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow-

Learning is discovering that something is possible.
-Fritz Perls-

Enthusiasm for one's goal lessens the disagreeableness of working toward it.
-Thomas Eakins-

The first step is the hardest.
-Madame De Vichy-Deffand-

Most of the ills we suffer from are directly traceable to our own behavior.
-Henry Miller-

Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.
-Howard W. Newton-

Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor the best opportunities; they will never come.
-Janet E. Stuart-

Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.
-Liz Smith-

Nothing we learn in this world is ever wasted.
-Eleanor Roosevelt-

Blame keeps wounds open - only forgiveness can heal.

When you give a lesson in meanness to a critter or a person, don't be surprised if they learn their lesson.
-Will Rogers-

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