Quotes: lesson

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  • Günther Grass
    Günther Grass
    German writer 1927-2015
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    Believing: it means believing in our own lies. And I can say that I am grateful that I got this lesson very early.
  • John Dryden
    John Dryden
    English poet and playwright 1631-1700
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    He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    A central lesson of science is that to understand complex issues (or even simple ones), we must try to free our minds of dogma and to guarantee the freedom to publish, to contradict, and to experiment. Arguments from authority are unacceptable.
    Source: Billions and Billions: Thoughts of Life and Death at the Brink of the Millenium (1997) Ch. 14, The Common Enemy.
  • Ann Bancroft
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    A life lesson for me is, how do you muster the courage to take on a new risk? Whether it's starting up a business or taking on a new project or expedition. I think the risks that we take are all relative to the risk-taker.
  • Johann Georg Ritter von Zimmermann
    Johann Georg Ritter von Zimmermann
    Swiss philosophical writer, naturalist, and physician 1728-1795
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    A moral lesson is better expressed in short sayings than in long discourse.
  • Americanism demands loyalty to the teacher and respect for his lesson.
  • Bo Sanchez
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    As much as I loved the model of St. Francis, I realized that I couldn't afford to be poor, because unlike St. Francis, I'm not celibate. I was enlightened that God's call to me was not poverty but generosity and simplicity. And I had to go back to the lesson I learned from my parents: that is, simplicity.
  • Bonnie Hunt
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    Because I've been so blessed with a background in nursing and spent so much time with patients at a really intimate, vulnerable time in their lives, the one lesson I've learned is that you never turn down a challenge where you can keep your creative integrity and your heart and soul and your sense of self.
  • Oswald Chambers
    Oswald Chambers
    Scottish preacher, writer 1874-1917
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    Books are standing counselors and preachers, always at hand, and always disinterested; having this advantage over oral instructors, that they are ready to repeat their lesson as often as we please.
  • Alan Cohen
    Alan Cohen
    American businessman 1954-
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    Don't postpone joy until you have learned all of your lessons. Joy is your lesson.
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    French writer and philosopher 1712-1778
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    Endurance and to be able to endure is the first lesson a child should learn because it's the one they will most need to know.
  • Stephen King
    Stephen King
    American author of horror and supernatural fiction 1947-
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    Every book you pick up has its own lesson or lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones.
  • Gerald Early
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    Everyone in our culture wants to win a prize. Perhaps that is the grand lesson we have taken with us from kindergarten in the age of perversions of Dewey-style education: everyone gets a ribbon, and praise becomes a meaningless narcotic to soothe egoistic distemper.
  • Bjork
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    Feminists bore me to death. I follow my instinct and if that supports young girls in any way, great. But I'd rather they saw it more as a lesson about following their own instincts rather than imitating somebody.
  • Cass Sunstein
    Cass Sunstein
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    For business, government, and education, the lesson is clear: People ought to be relying far more on objective information and far less on interviews. They might even want to think about scaling back or cancelling interviews altogether. They'll save a lot of time - and make better decisions.
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