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The Best Way to Learn

People learn the most when teaching others.
Peter Drucker

I try to learn from everyone. I look at their strengths and ask myself, “What can I do better?”
Annika Sorenstam

To be the best, learn from the best.
Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Anxiety checks learning. An overall feeling of inferiority, a temporary humiliation, a fit of depression, defiance or anger, a sense of being rejected and many other emotional disturbances affect the learning process. The reverse is true; a feeling of well-being and of being respected by others stimulates an alert mind, willingness to participate and an attitude conducive to learning.
Ede le Shan


Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
Aldous Huxley

There is no quick way to learn; the only teacher is experience.
Forrest Gregg

In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
Harold Geneen

If experience was so important, we’d never have had anyone walk on the moon.
Doug Rader

If you are not in a lifelong learning situation then you are the person who has 35 years in business and one year’s experience 35 times.
Sir Graham Day


All things are difficult before they are easy.
Thomas Fuller

Iron sharpens iron; scholar, the scholar.
— Talmud

You can learn new things at any time in your life if you’re willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you.
Barbara Sher

Often the desire to appear competent impedes our ability to become competent, because we are more anxious to display our knowledge than to learn what we do not know.
Madeleine de Sablé

The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you’re learning you’re not old.
Rosalyn Yalow

Be a Great Writer

Read the best books, and they will improve your writing style.
Louisa May Alcott

Learn as much by writing as by reading.
Lord Acton

Take a pen in your uncertain fingers.
Trust and be assured
That the whole world is a sky-blue butterfly
And words are the nets to capture it.
Muhammad al-Ghuzzi

Write the way you talk. If you don’t talk that way, don’t write that way.
Lee Iacocca

The man who writes only for the eye generally writes badly; the man who writes to be heard will write with some eloquence, some regard for the music of words, and will reach nearer to his reader’s heart and mind.
Robertson Davies

Keep Learning

Solon, the sage of Athens, was asked the secret of strength and youth. He replied: “I learn something new every day.”
Orison Marden

The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
George Santayana

We have to think of different ways to learn and grow every day. Because when you stop growing, you start to decay.
Mike Krzyzewski

It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Earl Weaver

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
Henry Ford

The Power of Commitment

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, until it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
B.C. Forbes

As a young man I wrote for eight years without ever earning a nickel, which is a long apprenticeship, but in that time I learned a lot about my trade.
James Michener

I always laugh when people praised me as an overnight success. Overnight plus nine years of training, sacrifice, hard work and discipline was more like it.
Mary Lou Retton

My father was a janitor for the city of Seattle and he had a pretty hard life. Not only did he have seven children to raise, he also suffered a number of medical problems. But he took on all of these obligations that he had and he stuck to them. By watching him, I learned the value of perseverance.
Franklin Raines

The Best Way to Learn

Learn by doing.
John Dewey

What I hear, I forget; what I see, I remember; what I do, I understand.

We need to haunt the halls of history and listen anew to the ancestors’ wisdom.
Maya Angelou

Learn from everyone.
Benjamin Franklin

Learning from others can often help you make up for your own lack of experience. People all around you have things to teach you, and you must be receptive to them. You must take advantage of people who have made the journey ahead of you.
Rick Pitino