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1000 Great Quotes for Business, Management and Training: Reflection


Management development providers GNP publish a monthly set of handy quotable quotes for use in presentations, speeches or training sessions. Arranged into 100 themes including vision, change, leadership, teamwork, communication, motivation and innovation. TrainingZONE has arranged to bring you the quotes on a regular basis. This month, the theme is reflection.


"To do great work, a man must be very idle as well as very industrious."
Samuel Butler, British author (1835-1902)

"Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius."
Edward Gibbon, British historian (1737-1794)

"Some days you must learn a great deal, but you should also have days when you allow what is already in you to swell up and touch everything. If you never let that happen, then you just accumulate facts, and they begin to rattle around inside of you."
E L Konigsburg, US author (b.1930)

"Sit in reverie and watch the changing colour of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, US poet (1807-1882)

"If you happen to be one of the fretful minority who can do creative work, never force an idea; you'll abort it if you do. Be patient and you'll give birth to it when the time is ripe. Learn to wait."
Robert Heinlein, US author (1907-1988)

"Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character."
James Russell Lovell, US poet, critic, statesman (1819-1891)

"It would do the world good if every man would compel himself occasionally to be absolutely alone. Most of the world's progress has come out of such loneliness."
Bruce Barton, US advertising executive (1186-1967)

"Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together, that at length they may emerge, full-formed and majestic, into the daylight of life."
Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese philosopher, author, poet (1883-1931)

"Don't just do it, stand there."
David Williams, British management author, presenter (b.1950)

"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens."
Carl Gustav Jung, Swiss psychiatrist, psychologist (1876-1961)

Previous quotes from the archive

February quotes: recognition

January quotes: questions

December quotes: quality

November quotes: problems

October quotes: presentation

September quotes: predictions

August quotes: power

July quotes: possibility

June quotes: planning

May quotes: passion

April quotes: paperwork

March quotes: pace

February quotes: opportunity

January quotes: motivation

December quotes: mistakes

November quotes: meetings

October quotes: media

September quotes: listening

August quotes: learning

July quotes: leadership

June quotes: knowledge

May quotes: integrity

April quotes: innovation

March quotes: individuality

All quotations drawn from '1000 GREAT QUOTATIONS for Business, Management & Training' published by GNP Ltd.



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