[Quotable Quotes] On Life and Learning


I came across some really fine quotes recently, and began jotting them down in my learning journal – when it struct me: Why not keep it here so that everyone can have a look at them too?

It’s not the most exhaustive, of course, but we’ll be adding it on over time!

Feel free to drop your own inspirational quotes under the “comments” section at the end of the post!

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On Failure
“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”
Henry Ford

“If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.”
– Thomas Watson, Sr

“An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he’s in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.”
– Charles F. Kettering

“Success is never Final, Failure is Never Fatal”
– Winston Churchil

On Learning

You can outdistance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you.
-Rwandan Proverb

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.’
– Eleanor Roosevelt

My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength
– Michael Jordan

Perception is the key to Transformation
– Fringe, Season 2

On Strength and (Personal Power)

We acquire the strength we have overcome.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.
– Lao Tzu

On Life

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
-Mother Teresa

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.
-Jawaharal Nehru

Life is like the dice that, falling, still show a different face. So life, though it remains the same, is always presenting different aspects.
-Alexis

Our life’s a stage, a comedy: either learn to play and take it lightly, or bear its troubles patiently.
-Palladas

The geat blessing of mankind are within us and within our reach; but we shut our eyes, and like people in the dark, we fall foul upon the very thing we search for, without finding it.
-Seneca

We can never know when our time is up… but we can always decide to make the most out of the days we have – by creating and delivering meaning in life and to others… thereby leaving footprints in the sand.
– Gary Guwe

Live a life worth loving, and love a life worth living!
– Gary Guwe

Perfection through Practice is impossible. But to Progress is always plausible.
– Gary Guwe

Are we working to live, or living to work?
– Assorted/Anonymous

After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box.
– Italian Proverb

Death is Life’s way of telling us… don’t take everything for granted… and don’t take your own sweet time to try or do the things you want to do!
– Gary Guwe

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