Some of my favorite quotes, about learning, education, productivity, collaboration…

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” (Henry Ford)

“People are very open minded for new things, as long as they are exactly like the old ones.” (Charles Kettering).

“An organization’s ability to learn and translate that learning into action is the ultimate competitive advantage.” (Jack Welch, CEO General Electric)

“Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.” (Henry Ford)

“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.” (George Bernard Shaw)

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”  (Albert Einstein)

“The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.“ (Henry Ford)

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”  (Attributed to Andy McIntyre and Derek Bok)

“Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.” (Henry Ford)

“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”  (Malcolm S. Forbes)

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” (Henry Ford)

“Collaboration is the only way to build something bigger than ourselves” (Tom Demarco)

“No one who ever bought a drill wanted a drill. They wanted a hole.”

“Amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.”

“The only sure way to avoid making mistakes is to have no new ideas.” (Albert Einstein)

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life thinking it is stupid” (Albert Einstein)

“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it? (Albert Einstein)

“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” (Sir Ken Robinson)

““When work, commitment, and pleasure all become one and you reach that deep well where passion lives, nothing is impossible.” (unknown)

“You don’t stop doing things because you get old. You get old because you stop doing things.” (R. Pilcher)

“We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” (Epictetus)

“It is your response to winning and losing that makes you a winner or a loser.” (Harry Sheehy)

“Great people are those who make others feel that they, too, can become great.” (Mark Twain)

“We do not inherit the earth from our parents, we borrow it from our children” (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

“Behold the turtle. It makes progress only when it sticks its neck out.” (James B. Conan)

“Education is not filling a bucket but lighting a fire.” (W. Butler Yeats)

“Il semble que la perfection soit atteinte non quand il n’y a plus rien à ajouter, mais quand il n’y a plus rien à retrancher.” (A. de Saint Exupéry)

Lorsque tu fais quelque chose, sache que tu auras contre toi, ceux qui voudraient faire la même chose, ceux qui voulaient le contraire, et l’immense majorité de ceux qui ne voulaient rien faire (Confucius) – via @bertrandgorge.

Ce n’est pas en améliorant la bougie qu’on a inventé l’ampoule électrique…. – via @julabbe

“In many ways, it’s the things that are not there that we are most proud of.” (John Ive) – via @JeremySergeant

“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” (JFK)

“People will forget what you said, people will forget wat you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” (Maya Angelou)

“Your time is limited, so do not waste it living someone else’s life. Do not let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” (Steve Jobs)

Do you have other quotes for me? Add them to the comments !

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  1. The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.

    Bill Gates

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