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Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten.
B. F. Skinner
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
It is the responsibility of every
adult... to make sure that children hear what we have learned
from the lessons of life and to hear over and over that we love
them and that they are not alone.
Sam Walton's 10 Rules
RULE 1: COMMIT to your business, believe in it more than anybody else.
RULE 2: SHARE with your associates, and behave as a servant leader in a partnership.
RULE 3: MOTIVATE your partners, think of new and more interesting ways to motivate and challenge them.
RULE 4: COMMUNICATE everything you possibly can to your partners. The more they know, the more they'll
understand. The more they understand, the more they'll care.
RULE 5: APPRECIATE everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute a few
well-chose, well-timed, sincere words of praise.
RULE 6: CELEBRATE your successes.
RULE 7: LISTEN to everyone in your company, and figure out ways to get them talking.
RULE 8: EXCEED your customer's expectations.
RULE 9: CONTROL your expenses better than your competition. This is where you can always find the competitive
advantage. You can make a lot of different mistakes and still recover if you run an efficient operation.
RULE 10: SWIM upstream. Go the other way. Ignore conventional wisdom.
It's not what is poured into a
student, but what is planted.
If people did not do silly things,
nothing intelligent would ever get done.
Learning is not a spectator
Aim for success, not perfection.
Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose
the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.
Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.
Label on a child's Superman costume: Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly.
Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
We're going to have the
best-educated American people in the world.
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
Robert Maynard Hutchins
We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.
Learning without thought is labor
lost; thought without learning is perilous.
It is the mark of an educated mind
to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
The highest result of education is
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Confucious (551 BC - 479 BC)
That is what learning is. You
suddenly understand something you've understood all your life,
but in a new way.