The mistake we have made in our lives is that over and over again we've run into the needful moment and then failed to learn its higher lesson. We don't like needful moments and therefore we resist them.
Defeat has its lessons as well as victory.
Lessons are not to take the place of practice, but to make practice worthwhile.
Are we amateurs and not professionals? We know the lessons of history, we know the mistakes and we either act accordingly or collapse. Salvation lies in clarity and the courage to implement change
The first lesson in civics is that efficient government begins at home.
Whenever the boss has 'fun' activities, there's got to be a parable or a lesson. Employees feel like they're supposed to be taking notes.
Being an actor is mostly about rejection and being out of work. It was a fast lesson in all of that stuff.
I have had many challenges in my life, including some very big ones when I was young and I've learned a lot of valuable lessons along the way. I have seen life from just about every angle you can see it from.
One of the most important leadership lessons is realizing you're not the most important or the most intelligent person in the room at all times.
It's important to learn the right lessons from the past.
I am not driven by any bitterness by what happened in Athens. I learnt a lot of lessons from it and probably came through it a stronger person in the end. There have been a lot of near misses, and that's taught me to keep persevering and that there is a chance it can come right.
When there were financial difficulties they still managed to provide us with music and art lessons.
Failure means you've now learned another valuable lesson that pushes you one step closer to success.
Etienne gave me lessons. Three of them. Then he said I was a menace and refused to teach me anything more for fear that I’d slice his head off.
The lessons of history would suggest that civilisations move in cycles. You can track that back quite far - the Babylonians, the Sumerians, followed by the Egyptians, the Romans, China. We're obviously in a very upward cycle right now, and hopefully that remains the case. But it may not.
When I fail or make a mistake, I ask myself what lesson I was supposed to learn or how I can show up differently next time.
You always have to finish what you start and I learned that some of life's greatest lessons come with disappointment.
Any great achievement is preceded by many difficulties and many lessons; great achievements are not possible without them.
I treat winning and losing exactly the same. I see them both as necessary steps to get us where we are going. Big failures big lessons little failures little lessons.
Happy is the person who cherishes the precious lessons of the past and lives vigorously in the present.
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