Showing posts with label learning. Show all posts
Showing posts with label learning. Show all posts

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Post #3208

He that hath no musical instruction is a child in Music; he that hath no letters is a child in Learning; he that is untaught is a child in Life.
—Epictetus

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Post #3186

It is better to know nothing than to learn nothing.
—Anonymous

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Post #3109

Learning is a kind of natural food for the mind.
—Cicero

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Post #3069

Learning is wealth to the poor an honor to the rich an aid to the young and a support and comfort to the aged.
—Schuyler Colfax Jr.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Post #1751

A man eminent in learning has not even a little virtue if he fears to practise it. What precious things can be shown to a blind man when he holds a lamp in his hand?
—Hitopade┼Ťa

Friday, December 19, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Post #1648

Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
—Confucius

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Post #1509

Never be ashamed to learn, even from less men than thyself.
—Rabbi Eleazar

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Post #1502

The farmer is never too old to learn until he is too old to labor.
—J.R. Lawton

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Post #1337

No man can promise himself even fifty years of life, but any man may if he please, live in the proportion of fifty years in forty: let him rise early, that he may have the day before him; and let him make the most of the day, by determining to spend it on two sorts of acquaintance only; those by whom something may be got, and those from whom something may be learnt.
—Charles Caleb Colton

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Post #1204

No man is wise enough by himself.
—Titus Maccius Plautus

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Post #1178

If you haven't found something strange during the day, it hasn't been much of a day.
—J.A. Wheeler

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Post #1063

Be ever questioning. Ignorance is not bliss. It is oblivion. You don't go to heaven if you die dumb. Become better informed. Learn from others' mistakes. You could not live long enough to make them all yourself.
—Hyman George Rickover

Monday, July 23, 2012

Post #1013

Seek not to follow in the footsteps of men of old; seek what they sought.
—Matsuo Basho

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Post #1000

He only profits from praise who values criticism.
—Heinrich Heine

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Post #958

The road to wisdom? Well, it's plain and simple to express: Err, and err, and err again. But less, and less, and less.
—Piet Hein

The Penalty of Leadership

In every field of human endeavor, he that is first must perpetually live in the white light of publicity. Whether the leadership be vested in a man or in a manufactured product, emulation and envy are ever at work. In art, in literature, in music, in industry, the reward and the punishment are always the same. The reward is widespread recognition; the punishment, fierce denial and detraction. When a man’s work becomes a standard for the whole world, it also becomes a target for the shafts of the envious few. If his work be mediocre, he will be left severely alone – if he achieve a masterpiece, it will set a million tongues a -wagging. Jealousy does not protrude its forked tongue at the artist who produces a commonplace painting. Whatsoever you write, or paint, or play, or sing, or build, no one will strive to surpass or to slander you unless your work be stamped with the seal of genius. Long, long after a great work or a good work has been done, those who are disappointed or envious, continue to cry out that it cannot be done. Spiteful little voices in the domain of art were raised against our own Whistler as a mountebank, long after the big world had acclaimed him its greatest artistic genius. Multitudes flocked to Bayreuth to worship at the musical shrine of Wagner, while the little group of those whom he had dethroned and displaced argued angrily that he was no musician at all. The little world continued to protest that Fulton could never build a steamboat, while the big world flocked to the river banks to see his boat steam by. The leader is assailed because he is a leader, and the effort to equal him is merely added proof of that leadership. Failing to equal or to excel, the follower seeks to depreciate and to destroy – but only confirms once more the superiority of that which he strives to supplant. There is nothing new in this. It is as old as the world and as old as human passions – envy, fear, greed, ambition, and the desire to surpass. And it all avails nothing. If the leader truly leads, he remains – the leader. Master-poet, master-painter, master-workman, each in his turn is assailed, and each holds his laurels through the ages. That which is good or great makes itself known, no matter how loud the clamor of denial. That which deserves to live — lives.
written by Theodore F. MacManus

A deadly viper once bit a hole snipe's hide; But 'twas the viper, not the snipe, that died.

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Post #1234

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied...

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