„The efficient use of plausible reasoning is a practical skill and it is learned… by imitation and practice.“

Induction and Analogy in Mathematics (1954)
Contexto: The efficient use of plausible reasoning is a practical skill and it is learned... by imitation and practice.... what I can offer are only examples for imitation and opportunity for practice.

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George Pólya
1887 - 1985

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„Anything new that we learn about the world involves plausible reasoning“

—  George Pólya Hungarian mathematician 1887 - 1985

Induction and Analogy in Mathematics (1954)
Contexto: Demonstrative reasoning penetrates the sciences just as far as mathematics does, but it is in itself (as mathematics is in itself) incapable of yielding essentially new knowledge about the world around us. Anything new that we learn about the world involves plausible reasoning, which is the only kind of reasoning for which we care in everyday affairs.

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„I believe that we learn by practice.“

—  Martha Graham American dancer and choreographer 1894 - 1991

I Am A Dancer (1952)
Contexto: I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. in each it is the performance of a dedicated set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes the shape of achievement, a sense of one's being, a satisfaction of spirit. One becomes in some areas an athlete of God.

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„You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.“

—  Charlie Parker American jazz saxophonist and composer 1920 - 1955

As quoted in Acting Is a Job: Real-life Lessons About the Acting Business (2006) by Jason Pugatch, p. 73; this statement has occurred with many different phrasings, including: "Learn the changes, then forget them."

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„The bird has learned this art of equilibrium, and learned it so thoroughly that its skill is not apparent to our sight. We only learn to appreciate it when we try to imitate it.“

—  Wilbur Wright American aviation pioneer 1867 - 1912

Speech to the Western Society of Engineers (18 September 1901); published in the Journal of the Western Society of Engineers (December 1901); republished with revisions by the author for the Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution (1902) http://invention.psychology.msstate.edu/i/Wrights/library/Aeronautical.html
Contexto: The person who merely watches the flight of a bird gathers the impression that the bird has nothing to think of but the flapping of its wings. As a matter of fact this is a very small part of its mental labor. To even mention all the things the bird must constantly keep in mind in order to fly securely through the air would take a considerable part of the evening. If I take this piece of paper, and after placing it parallel with the ground, quickly let it fall, it will not settle steadily down as a staid, sensible piece of paper ought to do, but it insists on contravening every recognized rule of decorum, turning over and darting hither and thither in the most erratic manner, much after the style of an untrained horse. Yet this is the style of steed that men must learn to manage before flying can become an everyday sport. The bird has learned this art of equilibrium, and learned it so thoroughly that its skill is not apparent to our sight. We only learn to appreciate it when we try to imitate it.

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„Families are the best place to learn and practice mutual tolerance and acceptance.“

—  Begum Aga Khan German philanthropist 1963

Interview with FOCUS Magazine, July 2005 http://www.princessinaara.org/news/Focus-07-2005.pdf

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„Not all the arts of diplomacy are learned solely in its practice. There are other exercise yards.“

—  Dean Acheson, livro Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department

Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department (1969), State Department Management, Leadership Perspectives

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„Isn't it a pleasure to study and practice what you have learned?“

—  Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 a.C.

The opening of the Analects and thus the first phrase of Chapter I after which the Chinese title of this book is named 學而.
The Analects, Chapter I
Original: (zh_Hant) 學而時習之、不亦說乎。有朋自遠方來、不亦樂乎。人不知而不慍、不亦君子乎。
Contexto: Isn't it a pleasure to study and practice what you have learned? Isn't it also great when friends visit from distant places? If one remains not annoyed when he is not understood by people around him, isn't he a sage?

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„Writing is learned by imitation.“

—  William Zinsser writer, editor, journalist, literary critic, professor 1922 - 2015

Fonte: On Writing Well (Fifth Edition, orig. pub. 1976), Chapter 6, Words, p. 36.
Contexto: Make a habit of reading what is being written today and what has been written before. Writing is learned by imitation.

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