Welcome to our second quote-based series of mini-blogs. As a talent company, there are few topics more important to us than training, learning, and development, so what better theme for our next blog series?

Over the coming months, we will be using these quotes as the jumping off point for a wider discussion of people development, and we’d love for you to join us. We will be discussing a range of aspects of training and development here and on our social media – make sure you check back to read more insights.

1. Development is about transforming the lives of people, not just transforming economies. – Joseph E. Stiglitz

2. Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. – Aristotle

3. An individual step in character training is to put responsibility on the individual. – Robert Baden-Powell

4. When you know something, say what you know. When you don’t know something, say that you don’t know. That is knowledge. – Confucius

5. You cannot teach a person anything. You can only help them discover it within themselves. – Galileo Galilei

6. The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. – John Powell

7. If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. – John Harvey

8. The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. – Plutarch

9. The essence of training is to allow error without consequence. – Orson Scott Card

10. We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own. – Ben Sweetland

11. I think that being able to communicate with people is power. One of my main goals on the planet is to encourage people to empower themselves. – Oprah Winfrey

12. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. – Goethe

13. Any fool can know; the point is to understand. – Albert Einstein

14. Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. – J.F. Kennedy

15. Practice is the hardest part of learning, and training is the essence of transformation. – Ann Voskamp

16. If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you always got. – Discovery OPEN Programme

Written by Florence Sturt-Hammond