„Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.“
„Some people learn from mistakes and don't repeat them, Others try to block the memories and just delete them“
— Immortal Technique American rapper and activist 1978
— Joyce Meyer American author and speaker 1943
„Although we all make mistakes in life, the problems occur when we try to hide our mistakes, to cover them up rather than to learn from them and allow other people to learn from them.“
— Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951
„Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it / immediately.“
— Stephen R. Covey American educator, author, businessman and motivational speaker 1932 - 2012
„Advice is cheap you can take it from me.
It's yours to keep 'cause opinions are free.
Nobody knows about the trouble I've seen.
Nobody's perfect, mister, nobody's clean.
It cost too much and takes too long to find out too late.
Some words are not heard 'til after they're spoken.
Your role was protective, your soul was too defective.
Some people just don't have a heart to be broken.“
— Billy Joel American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949
The Great Wall of China.
— Jim Henson American puppeteer 1936 - 1990
„The cause of suffering is not thinking, it's identification with thinking. This is very, very important to understand, because if you don't understand that it's identification with thinking that's really at the heart of the matter, and you assume that it's thinking itself that's the problem, then you can waste immense amounts of time and energy trying to stop your mind from thinking, trying to better your mind.“
— Adyashanti Spiritual teacher 1962
— James C. Collins American business consultant and writer 1958
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
„The problem with competition is that it takes away the requirement to set your own path, to invent your own method, to find a new way.“
— Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
"Competition as a crutch" http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2012/07/competition-as-a-crutch.html Seth's Blog (2012-07-16)