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  • 1. 101InspirationalLearningQuotes for theHospitalityIndustry
  • 2. Please Share Me!We’ve made this resource available under a Creative Commons2.0 Attribution, non-commercial, no derivatives license.That might sound complicated but it just means that you canshare it with anyone you like so long as you don’t change it,don’t sell it and attribute it back to us if you do use it in anyway.In other words, please pass it along to anyone you think mightget some use from it.
  • 3. Contents Introduction 4 101 Inspirational Learning Quotations 5 About Learning Pool 110
  • 4. Everyone’s approach to learning is different. IntroductionLearning doesn’t have to be completed at a designated time or in a specificformat. Learning Pool gives knowledge and training to the hospitalityindustry. More than 300 organisations already use Learning Pool;our solutions work and, best of all, they’ll be tailored to your specificchallenges.We provide hospitality e-learning and online training solutions to helpcompanies train their workforces online. Our solutions will enhance youremployees’ knowledge and skills and improve the services they deliver toyour guests.“The way that e-learning works in a blended approach ensures thatknowledge is retained, helping employees work in a smarter way and thusdelivering an evident return on investment.”Learning Pool Total customer Edward Gallier, Jurys InnWe understand the difficulties of getting people engaged and excited aboutlearning something new. That’s why we’ve pulled together some of ourfavourite inspirational quotations on learning in this e-book.The quotes are from famous scholars and philosophers, actors and writersand political leaders. Despite their various backgrounds they all show that,although it may not always be easy, great learning can be accomplishedthrough individual dedication.
  • 5. Live like you’lldie tomorrow,learn like you’lllive forever. Mahatma Gandhi Leader of the Indian nationalist movment,1869 – 1948
  • 6. Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment. Thomas Carlyle Writer & Historian, 1795 – 1881
  • 7. To change your reality you have to change your inner thoughtsDavid BohmPhysicist,1917 – 1992
  • 8. Learning is a social process that occurs throughinterpersonal interaction within a cooperative context.Individuals, working together, construct sharedunderstandings and knowledge.David Johnson, Roger Johnson and Karl SmithActive Learning: Cooperation in the College Classroom, Edina, MN: Interaction Book Co. 1991
  • 9. Personally I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.Winston ChurchillBritish Politician & Statesman, 1874 – 1965
  • 10. ‘‘ ‘‘Memorisation is what weresort to when what weare learning makes nosense.Anonymous
  • 11. I am learning all the time. Eartha Kitt Actress,1927 - 2008The tombstone will bemy diploma.
  • 12. ‘‘It is what we think weknow already that oftenprevents us from learning.Claude BernardFrench Physiologist,1813 – 1878 ‘‘
  • 13. The trouble is that thinking looks like loafing. Who wants to pay people for daydreaming?W. Somerset MaughanPlaywright & Novelist,1874 – 1965
  • 14. ‘‘ Attempt the impossible ‘‘ in order to improve your work. Bette Davis Actress, 1908 – 1989
  • 15. Willa Cather Author,1873 – 1947There are some things youlearn best in calm, and somein storm.
  • 16. ‘‘dangerous thing;Drink deep, or tastenot the Pierianspring. ‘‘A little learning is aAlexander PopePoet, 1688 – 1744
  • 17. Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Henry Ford American Industrialist, 1863 -1947
  • 18. ‘‘ Read Read Read Read Read Read Read everything you can read and Learn Learn Learn Learn Learn Learn Learn everything you can learn because there is no tomorrow like today and today like ‘‘ tomorrow. The Violent Femmes Lack of Knowledge lyrics from the album Why Do Birds Sing? 1991
  • 19. Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood. Marie Curie Physicist/Chemist,1867 – 1934
  • 20. ‘‘The only thing thatinterferes with mylearning is myeducation.Albert EinsteinTheoretical Physicist,1879 – 1955 ‘‘
  • 21. A single conversationwith a wise man is betterthan ten years of study.Chinese Proverb, Date Unknown
  • 22. ‘‘Leadership andlearning areindispensable to each ‘‘other.John F. Kennedy35th President of the United States, 1917 – 1963
  • 23. Abilgail AdamsFormer First Lady of the United States,1744 - 1818 ‘‘ Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and ‘‘ attended to with diligence.
  • 24. ‘‘ ‘‘ Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theatre.Gail GodwinNovelist, b.1937
  • 25. ‘‘‘‘The best of my education has come from the public library...my tuition fee is a bus fare and once in a while, five cents aday for an overdue book. You don’t need to know very muchto start with, if you know the way to the public library. li-brary.Lesley CongerWriter, 1922 - 2010
  • 26. ‘‘The learning andknowledge that we have,is, at the most, but littlecompared with that ofwhich we are ignorant. ‘‘PlatoPhilosopher, 424/423 – 348/347 BC
  • 27. ‘‘Learning withoutthought is labor lost;thought withoutlearning is perilous.ConfuciusPhilosopher, 551BC - 479BC ‘‘
  • 28. None of us is as smart as all of us. ‘‘Eric SchmidtFormer Executive Chairman of Google, b.1955
  • 29. oing to. lse is g o one e ecause n n lear ning b w your o trol of ke conaney f Learning Pool, 2011Ta cElv der oPaul M & Co- Foun or Direct
  • 30. ‘‘ I think it is good that books still exist, but they do make me sleepy. Frank Zappa Composer/Singer-Songwriter,1940 – 1993
  • 31. ‘‘Learning neverexhausts the mind. ‘‘ Leonardo da Vinci Painter & Sculptor, 1452 – 1519
  • 32. That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all ‘‘ ‘‘ your life, but in a new way.Doris Lessing Writer, b.1919
  • 33. ‘‘Your most unhappycustomers are yourgreatest source oflearning.Bill Gates ‘‘Co-Founder of Microsoft & Philanthropist, b.1955
  • 34. ‘‘Only the curious willlearn and only theresolute overcome theobstacles to learning.The quest quotienthas always excited memore than the ‘‘intelligence quotient.Eugene S. WilsonFormer Dean of Admission at AmherstCollege,1905 – 1981
  • 35. ‘‘incapable must Man beof learning fromexperience.George Bernard ShawPlaywright, 1856 -1950 ‘‘If history repeats itself,and the unexpectedalways happens, how
  • 36. ‘‘ Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell‘em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it. Theodore Roosevelt 26th President of the United States,1901 - 1909 ‘‘
  • 37. ‘‘ ‘‘Like success, failure is many things to many people.With Positive Mental Attitude, failureis a learning experience, a rung on theladder, a plateau at which to get yourthoughts in order and prepare totry again. W. Clement Stone Businessman & Author,1902 – 2002
  • 38. ‘‘ Vilfredo ParetoEngineer, Economist & Philosopher, 1848 – 1923
  • 39. ‘‘ ‘‘I don’t love studying.I hate studying. I likelearning. Learning isbeautiful.Natalie PortmanActress, b.1981
  • 40. ‘‘ neitherLearning is not compulsory... is survival. ‘‘ W. Edwards Deming Statistician, 1900 - 1993
  • 41. ‘‘ He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet. Joseph Joubert Essayist, 1754 - 1824
  • 42. ‘‘An education isn’t how much you havecommitted to memory, or even how much ‘‘you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don’t. Anatole France Poet & Novelist, 1844 - 1924
  • 43. ‘‘ ‘‘ Painful as it may be, a significant emotionalevent can be the catalyst for choosing a direction thatserves us - and those around us - more effectively.Look for the learning. Louisa May Alcott Novelist, 1832 – 1888
  • 44. ‘‘Reading furnishes the mind only withmaterials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. John Locke Philosopher and Physician, 1632 - 1704 ‘‘
  • 45. ‘‘Life is aboutlearning; whenyou stoplearning,you die. ‘‘Tom ClancyAuthor, b.1947
  • 46. ‘‘ ‘‘‘‘ The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr. Mohammed Founder of the Islamic Religion, 570 - 632
  • 47. ‘‘Reading is to the mind what exercise isto the body.Sir Richard SteeleWriter, Politician & Co-Founder of The Spectator March, 1672 – 1729
  • 48. Samuel JohnsonAuthor,1709 - 1784, taken from Boswell’s Life of Johnson Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.
  • 49. ‘‘ ‘‘ Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every conceived notion, follow humbly wherever and whatever abysses nature leads, or you will learn nothing. Thomas Huxley Biologist,1825 – 1895
  • 50. ‘‘ Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. ‘‘ Oliver Wendell Holmes Physician & Author, 1809 -1894
  • 51. ‘‘always been known ‘‘Creative minds haveto survive any kind ofbad training. Anna Freud Psychoanalyst,1895 – 1982
  • 52. Martin H. FischerPhysician & Author,1879 – 1962‘‘ All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.
  • 53. ‘‘Education is not the filling of a pail,but rather the lighting of a fire. William Butler Yeats Poet & Playwright, 1865 – 1939
  • 54. ‘‘Knowledge is ‘‘ power.Sir Francis BaconPhilosopher, 1561 - 1626
  • 55. ‘‘ A well-informed mind is the best security against the contagion of folly and of vice. The vacant mind is ever on the watch for relief, and ready to plunge into error, to escape from the languor of idleness. ‘‘ Ann RadcliffeAuthor, Taken from The Mysteries of Udolpho, (1794), 1764 – 1823
  • 56. ‘‘ It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to ‘‘ question it.Jacob BronowskiMathematician & Biologist, 1908 – 1974
  • 57. A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.Nelson MandelaFormer President of South Africa. b 1918
  • 58. ‘‘‘‘Knowledge must come through action; you can have no test which is not fanciful, save by trial. Sophocles Playwright, Taken from Trachiniae, 496 BC - 406 BC
  • 59. Paul Eldridge(Novelist & Poet, 1888 - 1982) Paul Eldridge Novelist & Poet, 1888 - 1982 ‘‘ ‘‘ ‘‘ In the spider-web of facts, many a truth is strangled.
  • 60. ‘‘ William Shakespeare Poet & Playwright,1564 - 1616 A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself ‘‘ to be a fool.
  • 61. ‘‘Great things are notaccomplished bythose who yield totrends and fads andpopular opinion. ‘‘Jack KerouacNovelist & Poet,1922 – 1969
  • 62. Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance ‘‘is to drop back.Chinese Proverb, Date Unknown
  • 63. The foundation of everyThe foundation of everystate is the education ofstate is the education ofits youth.its youth.Diogenes LaertiusBiographer of the Greek philosophers, Date Unknown
  • 64. ‘‘Go to the people.Learn from them.Live with them.Start with what they know. ‘‘Build with what they have.The best of leaders whenthe job is done, when thetask is accomplished,the people will say we havedone it ourselves.Lao TzuPhilosopher & Author of Tao Te Ching, Date Unknown
  • 65. ‘‘ The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.Herbert SpencerEnglish philosopher, 1820 - 1903
  • 66. ‘‘It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.John WoodenBasketball player & Coach, 1910 – 2010
  • 67. ‘‘ ‘‘ The doors of wisdom are never shut. Benjamin FranklinOne of the Founding Fathers of the United States, 1706 - 1790
  • 68. Do not worry about your problems with mathematics, I assure you mine are far greater. Albert Einstein Theoretical Physicist,1879 – 1955
  • 69. Modern learning is the key togood modern public services. ‘‘Mary McKennaDirector & Co- Founder of Learning Pool, 2011
  • 70. ‘‘We don’t need no education, We don’t need no thought control. No dark sarcasm in theclassroom, Teacher leave them kids alone, Heyteacher leave them kids alone. All in all you’re just another brick in the wall.Pink Floyd,Band, Another Brick in the Wall lyrics from the album The Wall, 1979
  • 71. ‘‘Genius is one percentinspiration andninety-nine percent ‘‘perspiration. Thomas Edison Inventor, Scientist & Businessman,1847 – 1931
  • 72. You learn somethingevery day if you payattention. ‘‘Ray LeBlondBiologist, 1910 – 2007
  • 73. ‘‘Always walk throughlife as if you havesomething new to ‘‘learn and you will. Vernon Howard Author, Teacher & Philosopher,1918 -1992
  • 74. We need to bring learningto people instead ofpeople to learning. ‘‘Elliott MasieLearning, Training & Technology Anaylst, Date Unknown
  • 75. ‘‘ One must learn by doing the thing; for though you think you know it, you have no certainty, until you try.Dudley Field MaloneAttorney & Politician, 1882 – 1950
  • 76. ‘‘‘‘A man’s errors are his portals of discovery. James Joyce Novelist & Poet,1882 – 1941
  • 77. ‘‘The biggest adventureyou can ever take isto live the life of yourdreams. Oprah Winfrey Television Host, Producer & Philanthropist, b.1954
  • 78. ed om is curiosity. T here is no cu re for cu rios ity ‘‘ . r bo or re fThe c u Dorothy Parker Poet & Critic,1893 – 1967
  • 79. The brain is wider ‘‘than the sky.Emily DickinsonPoet, 1830 – 1886
  • 80. ducated are e fr e e h e. yt ‘‘Onl Epictetus Philosopher, 55 AD - 135 AD
  • 81. ‘‘‘‘I am defeated, and know it, if I meet any human being from whom I find myself unable to learn anything. George Herbert Palmer American educator, philosopher, and author,1842 - 1933
  • 82. ‘‘ Everything you can imagine ‘‘ is real. Pablo Picasso Painter & Sculptor, 1881 – 1973
  • 83. Tony Robbins Author, b.1960 ‘‘‘‘ Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.
  • 84. ‘‘There is moretreasure in booksthan in all thepirate’s loot onTreasure Island. ‘‘Walt DisneyCo-Founder of The Walt Disney Company, 1901 – 1966
  • 85. ng, you’ll never come e wro up w d to b it h pare an re yt ’re no t p hi ng ‘‘ or ou ig inaIf y l.‘‘ Sir Ken Robinson Author on Education, Creativity and Innovation, b.1950
  • 86. ‘‘Never tell peoplehow to do things.Tell them what todo and they willsurprise you with George Patton,their ingenuity. United States Army Officer,1885 – 1945
  • 87. The mediocre teachertells. The good teacherexplains. The superiorteacher demonstrates.The great teacher ‘‘inspires. William Arthur Ward Writer, 1921 – 1994
  • 88. The beautiful thingabout learning isthat no one can takeit away from you ‘‘ BB King Blues Guitarist & Songwriter, b.1925
  • 89. ‘‘ Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will ‘‘ never cease to grow.Anthony J. D’AngeloAuthor & Chief Visionary Officer of CollegiateEmPowerment, b.1972
  • 90. ever learns. n ld i ch edA watch‘‘ Robert Brault Writer, b.1963
  • 91. ‘‘An investmentin knowledgealways paysthe bestinterest.Benjamin Franklin ‘‘ ‘‘One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, 1706 - 1790
  • 92. e th e mi n d with a million fact s an ds til l ‘ be r to e os nt ire le t ly uIt is possib neducated . Alec Bourne Doctor & Writer, 1886 – 1974
  • 93. ‘‘‘‘ Sometimes you have an idea that is so simple that you can’t see how it can fail. But in learning, being right is not always the quickest way to success. Donald Clark e-learning thought leader, speaker and writer, Date Unknown
  • 94. ‘‘‘‘ The more you read, the more things The more you read, the more things The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you you will know. The more that you you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. learn, the more places you’ll go. learn, the more places you’ll go. Dr Seuss Writer, Poet & Cartoonist, 1904 – 1991
  • 95. ‘‘ Failures are finger posts ‘‘ on the road to achievement. C.S Lewis Author, 1898 – 1963
  • 96. I don’t think much of a man whois not wiser today than he was yesterday. Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States, 1861 - 1865
  • 97. ‘‘ Beware of theman who works hard to learn something, ‘‘ learns it, andfinds himself no wiser than before. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr Novelist, 1922 – 2007
  • 98. The only good is knowledgeand the only evil is ignorance.SocratesPhilosopher,469 – 399 BC
  • 99. Try to learn somethingabout everything andeverything aboutsomething.Thomas HardyNovelist & Poet, 1840 – 1928
  • 100. Learning professionalsneed to bethinkingabout creating learningEXPERIENCESrather than learning content. Charles Jennings e-learning thought leader, speaker and writer, Date Unknown
  • 101. ‘‘His priority did not seem to beto teach them what he knew, butrather to impress upon them thatnothing, not even... knowledge,was foolproof.J. K. Rowling,Author, Taken from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,b.1965 ‘‘
  • 102. Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.Mark TwainAuthor,1835 – 1910
  • 103. ‘‘ My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors. Maya Angelou Author & Poet, b.1928
  • 104. ‘‘Everybodyis ignorant, Will Rogers Actor, Radio Personality, Newspaper Columnist,1879 – 1935only ondifferent ‘‘subjects.
  • 105. ‘‘‘‘ Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life. Henry L. Doherty Businessman, 1870 - 1939
  • 106. ‘‘ Prefer knowledge to wealth, for the one is transitory,Socrates the other perpetual.Philosopher,469 – 399 BC
  • 107. ‘‘ ‘‘ Revolution is internal, Help yourself at any time,Evolution isn’t over, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, We’re about to use our mind... Gogol Bordello Band, Raise The Knowledge Lyrics from the album, Trans-Continental Hustle, 2010
  • 108. ‘‘You can teach astudent a lesson fora day; but if you canteach him to learn bycreating curiosity,he will continue thelearning process aslong as he lives.Clay P. BedfordIndustrialist, Engineer & Manager, 1903 - 1991
  • 109. I amstilllearning. ‘‘MichelangeloPainter, Sculptor & Architect, 1475 – 1564
  • 110. Learning Pool provides online training and LMS solutions including a richsuite of off the shelf e-learning and bespoke development services to thehospitality industry.Our unique service allows members to work together to create, shareand access quality e-learning. Over 300 organisations use Learning Pooland together we will train more than 1,000,0000 people next yearsaving our customers up to £100 million in the process.www.learningpool.com | hello@learningpool.com | @learningpool | +0044 (0) 207 101 9383