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Inspirational Training Quotes


I am looking for inspirational quotes which relate to up to date training issues, to base a presentation on. Something short, snappy and thought provoking would be ideal.
Aileen Duncan

8 Responses

  1. Earwig oh
    Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail.
    – Mark Twain

    Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.
    – Vernon Law

    There are more at my website:
    …then navigate to E-Learning -> Quotes.


  2. Try Prompt Box
    Hi Aileen,
    I have actually just been doing this very thing. Why not try, you can have a seven day trial period and they have quite a selection of quotes that could be used on a number of different courses.
    Try this one for size:
    “What we think or what we know or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.”
    “Leadership is like driving a bus….if you do not take people to where they want to go, they get off.”

    Hope this helps.

    Kind regards,


  3. Quotes that inspire me
    “The beginning is always today”

    “A goal is created three times. First as a mental picture. Second, when written down to add clarity and dimension. And third, when you take action towards it’s achievement’

    ‘When there is growth, changes are automatic, if I fesar change, how can there be growth?’

    ‘People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it’

    ‘Most people are more comfortable with old problems than with new solutions.’

  4. Attributions
    For those who like their quotations attributed:

    “People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.” Canfield & Hansen, 1993

    “Most people are more comfortable with old problems than with new solutions.” Charles Brower


  5. Training Quote
    “As a leader you should always start with where people are, before you try totake them where you want them to go.” E.James Rhon

    “If I could see further than others, it’s because I stood on the shoulders of giants.” Isaac Newton
    ” The door to personal development can only be opened from the inside”

    “Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.” (Charles F. Kettering)
    “Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” (Malcolm S. Forbes)
    “Information is random and miscellaneous, nut knowledge is orderly and cumulative.” (Daniel Boorstin)
    “There is no saturation point to knowledge.” (Thomas J. Watson Snr.)
    “Knowledge is the only instrument of production that is not subject to diminishing returns.” (J.M. Clark)
    “It is easier to educate a man when he wants to learn.” (Nelson Mandela)
    “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” (Gandhi)
    “Who dares to teach, must never cease to learn.” (John Cotton Dana)
    “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” (Socrates)

    Isn’t there a list of ‘Great Quotations’ somewhere on this site?


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