A Quote by Dale Dauten on culture, decisions, information, justice, reflection, and skill

Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.

Dale Dauten

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A Quote by Brian Tracy on communication, improvement, learning, life, quality, skill, and work

Communication is a skill that you can learn. It's like riding a bicycle or typing. If you're willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of very part of your life.

Brian Tracy

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A Quote by Denis Waitley on excellence, ideas, learning, life, and skill

All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners... Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they're not learning, they're not growing... not moving toward excellence.

Denis Waitley

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on endurance, planning, reason, skill, strength, and women

The reason firm, the temperate will, Endurance, foresight, strength, and skill; A perfect woman, nobly planned, To warn, to comfort, and command.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: She was a Phantom of Delight.

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A Quote by William Strunk, Jr. on chance, failure, men, skill, success, time, understanding, and writing

To show what happens when strong writing is deprived of its vigor, George Orwell once took a passage from the Bible and drained it of its blood. [First, below, is Orwell's translation; then, the verse.] Objective consideration of contemporary phenomena compels the conclusion that success or failure in competitive activities exhibits no tendency to be commensurate with innate capacity, but that a considerable element of the unpredictable must inevitably he taken into account . -George Orwell I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. -Ecclesiastes 9:11 [KJV]

William Strunk (1869 - 1946)

Source: Strunk & White in The Elements of Style, 1918, Third Revision, 1979, p. 23.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on faults and skill

When workmen strive to do better than well, They do confound their skill in covetousness; And oftentimes excusing of a fault Doth make the fault the worse by the excuse, As patches set upon a little breach Discredit more in hiding of the fault Than did the fault before it was so patch'd.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: King John, Act 4, scene 2.

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A Quote by William Cowper on blessings, courage, design, failure, god, grace, judgment, mercy, plants, providence, saints, skill, and trust

God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea, And rides upon the storm. Deep in unfathomable mines Of never failing skill He treasures up his bright designs, And works his sovereign will. Ye fearful saints fresh courage take, The clouds ye so much dread Are big with mercy, and shall break In blessings on your head. Judge not the Lord by feeble sense, But trust him for his grace; Behind a frowning providence He hides a smiling face.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Olney Hymns

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A Quote by Wilbur Wright on knowledge and skill

It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.

Wilbur Wright (1867 - 1912)

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A Quote by Whitney M. Young, Jr. on children, college, jobs, learning, skill, and study

Black is beautiful when it is a slum kid studying to enter college, when it is a man learning new skills for a new job. . . .

Whitney M. Young (1921 - 1971)

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A Quote by unknown on experience, skill, and youth

Youth and skill are no match for experience and treachery.


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