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Learning Organization Quotes


Top 30 Learning Organization Quotes


No 1 (Best quote!)Learning Organization Quotes

Once you stop learning, you start dying.

- Albert Einstein (1879-1955), German-born American scientist, pictured right.



No 2Learning Organization Quotes

I hear and I forget; I see and I remember; I do and I understand.

- Confucius (551-479 BC) Chinese philosopher, pictured right.



No 3Learning Organization Quotes

Success is a lousy teacher.

-Bill Gates (1955- ), co-founder of Microsoft, pictured right.

Gates also comments:

It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. Learning Organization Quotes



No 4

To create the future, a company must unlearn some of its past.Learning Organization Quotes

- Gary Hamel, pictured right above, and C. K. Prahalad, pictured right, in Competing for the Future (1996)



No 5Learning Organization Quotes

Thinking the unthinkable is a way of getting the wheel of learning moving.

- Charles Handy, pictured right,in The Age of Unreason (1989)



No 6Learning Organization Quotes

Organizations where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire (definition of a learning organization).

- Peter Senge, pictured right, in The Fifth Discipline (1990).



No 7Learning Organization Quotes

The inferior man seeks to put the blame on other persons, the superior man seeks the error within himself.

Lao Tzu (c604-c531 BC), Chinese philosopher, pictured right.

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Mary Parker Follett (1868-1933), pictured right, the American management expert, agrees:

Nothing stultifies one more than being blamed.



No 8Learning Organization Quotes

Learning is the discovery that something is possible.

- Fritz Perls (1893-1970) German-born American psychotherapist, pictured right.



No 9Learning Organization Quotes

There is no disgrace in honest failure; there is disgrace in fearing to fail.

- Henry Ford (1863–1947), American car manufacturer, pictured right.

Other thinkers also comment:

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Any man can make mistakes but only an idiot persists in his error.

- Cicero (106-43 BC), the Roman philosopher and politician, pictured right.


Learning Organization Quotes

Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.

- Oscar Wilde, pictured right (in his play Lady Windermere's Fan, 1892)


Learning Organization Quotes

If people did not sometimes do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.

- Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), Austrian-born British philosopher, pictured right.


Learning Organization Quotes

Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow.

- Helen Keller (1880-1968), American campaigner for the disabled, pictured right.


Learning Organization Quotes

A failure is not always a mistake; it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.

- B.F Skinner (1904-90), American psychologist, pictured right



No 10Learning Organization Quotes

How do you know what you’re doing till you do it?,

(Holden Caulfield in the 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye)

- J.D. Salinger (1919-2010), pictured right, American writer.



No 11Learning Organization Quotes

When everybody agrees, somebody is not thinking.

- George Patton (1885-1945), American World War Two general, pictured right.



No 12Learning Organization Quotes

Some questions don’t have answers which is a terribly difficult lesson to learn.

- Katharine Graham (1917-2001), boss of the Washington Post 1963-79, pictured right.


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No 13

Leadership creates a commonwealth of learning, and that, in turn is what effective organizations areLearning Organization Quotes

- Warren Bennis ,pictured right above, and Burt Nanus, pictured right, in Leaders (1985)



No 14

Learning Organization QuotesYour most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.

-Bill Gates (1955- ), co-founder of Microsoft, pictured right.




No 15Learning Organization Quotes

Test every concept by the question: what sensible difference to anybody will its truth make?

- William James (1842-1910), American psychologist and philosopher, pictured right.



No 16Learning Organization Quotes

We learn better in a free spirit of curiosity than under fear and compulsion.

- St. Augustine (354-430), Algerian philosopher , pictured right.



No 17Learning Organization Quotes

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

- Mahatma ( Mohandas) Gandhi (1869-1948) Indian leader and philosopher, pictured right.



No 18Learning Organization Quotes

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action. We cannot learn men from books,

- Benjamin Disraeli (1804–81), British Prime Minister, pictured right.



No 19Learning Organization Quotes

Learning without thought is labour lost; thought without learning is perilous.

- Confucius (551-479 BC) Chinese philosopher, pictured right.



No 20Learning Organization Quotes

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.

(from a 1842 poem Locksley Hall)

- Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-92), pictured right, English poet.



No 21Learning Organization Quotes

You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war,

- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), pictured right, French leader.



No 22Learning Organization Quotes

We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors.

- George Washington (1732-99), pictured right, American president.



No 23Learning Organization Quotes

You always admire what you really don’t understand.

- Blaise Pascal (1623-62), French mathematician, physicist and philosopher, pictured right.



No 24Learning Organization Quotes

A man, though wise, should never be ashamed of learning more.

- Socrates (470-399 BC), Greek philosopher, pictured right.



No 25Learning Organization Quotes

I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided and that is the lamp of experience.

-Patrick Henry (1736-99), American politician, pictured right.



No 26Learning Organization Quotes

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

-William James (1842-1910), American psychologist and philosopher, pictured right.



No 27Learning Organization Quotes

I believe some hesitate because they do not like their thoughts disturbed.

- Michael Faraday (1791-1867), English scientist, pictured right



No 28Learning Organization Quotes

He who thinks little, errs much.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), Italian painter, sculptor, architect and engineer, pictured right.


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No 29

It is not possible to deal effectively with any subject if it is not discussable and if its undiscussability is also undiscussable.Learning Organization Quotes

- Chris Argyris, pictured right above and Donald Schön, pictured right, in Organizational Learning II, 1996).



No 30Learning Organization Quotes

Organizations learn only through individuals who learn.

- Peter Senge, pictured right, in The Fifth Discipline (1990).


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