„Whatever the virtue may be, from whatever source it may come, it is worthy of esteem... Mind, beauty, wealth, nobility, although the children of chance, all have their own value, as skill, learning and virtue have theirs.“
— Julien Offray de La Mettrie French physician and philosopher 1709 - 1751
„I have learned yet again (this has been going on all my life) what folly it is to take any thing for granted without examining it skeptically.“
— Jane Jacobs American–Canadian journalist, author on urbanism and activist (1916-2006) 1916 - 2006
Notes And Comments, p. 179
„Knowledge may come from study, but wisdom come from learning and improving in the wake of your mistakes.“
— John C. Maxwell American author, speaker and pastor 1947
Book Sometimes you win Sometimes you Learn
„Many questions haven't been answered as yet. Our poets may be wrong; but what can any of us do with his talent but try to develop his vision, so that through frequent failures we may learn better what we have missed in the past.“
— William Carlos Williams American poet 1883 - 1963
Context: The art of the poem nowadays is something unstable; but at least the construction of the poem should make sense; you should know where you stand. Many questions haven't been answered as yet. Our poets may be wrong; but what can any of us do with his talent but try to develop his vision, so that through frequent failures we may learn better what we have missed in the past. Interview with Stanley Koehler (April 1962), in The Paris Review : Writers at Work, 3rd series, Viking Penguin, p. 29
„The idea of having faith in Jesus has come to be totally isolated from being his apprentice and learning how to do what he said.“
— Dallas Willard, The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life In God
„We’ve gotta roll with the punches
Learn to play all of our hunches.
Makin’ the best of whatever comes your way.
Forget that blind ambition
And learn to trust your intuition.
Plowin’ straight ahead come what may.“
— Jimmy Buffett American singer–songwriter and businessman 1946
Cowboy in the Jungle
„I learn from thinking about the future, what hasn't been done yet. That's kind of my constant obsession.“
— John Cale Welsh composer, singer-songwriter and record producer 1942
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„I think what I learned is that wealth comes not just from taking risk but from constantly taking risks.“
— Andy Kessler American writer 1958
Part VII, The Margin Surplus, What Is Wealth?, p. 233.
„A real writer learns from earlier writers the way a boy learns from an apple orchard -- by stealing what he has a taste for, and can carry off“
— Archibald Macleish American poet and Librarian of Congress 1892 - 1982
„What renders a problem definite, and what leaves it indefinite, may best be understood from mathematics. The very important idea of solving a problem within limits of error is an element of rational culture, coming from the same source. The art of totalizing fluctuations by curves is capable of being carried, in conception, far beyond the mathematical domain, 65 where it is first learned. The distinction between laws and coefficients applies in every department of causation. The theory of Probable Evidence is the mathematical contribution to Logic, and is of paramount importance.“
— Alexander Bain Scottish philosopher and educationalist 1818 - 1903