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When Americans come and ask me what service they can render, I tell them: If you dangle
your millions before us, you will make beggars of us and demoralize us. But in one thing I do
not mind being a beggar. I would beg of you your scientific talent. You can ask your
engineers and agricultural experts to place their services at our disposal. They must not come
to us as our lords and masters but as voluntary workers.
Mahatma Gandhi

America believes in education: The average professor earns more money in a year than a
professional athlete earns in a whole week.
Evan Esar

In training and coaching thousands of professionals, I have found that lack of time is not the
major issue for them (though they themselves may think it is); the real problem is a lack of
clarity and definition about what a project really is, and what the associated next-action
steps required are.
David Allen

The word user is the word used by the computer professional when they mean idiot.
Dave Barry

What you want to do is become an expert at just one particular type of behaviour pattern
that repeats itself with some degree of frequency. To become an expert, choose one simple
trading system that identifies a pattern, preferably one that is mechanical, instead of
mathematical, so that you will be working with a visual representation of market behaviour.
Mark Douglas

What is an expert? Someone who is twenty miles from home.
American proverb

Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a
continuous learning experience.
Denis Waitley

"World class" is a term that gets thrown around too easily. For most of history, few people
had to worry about what world class was. But now that's changing. In a global, information-
based, interconnected economy, businesses and individuals are increasingly going up against
the world's best. The costs of being less than truly world class are growing, as are the
rewards of being genuinely great. Understanding where extraordinary performance comes from
would be valuable at any time. Now it's crucial.
Geoff Colvin

Expert - one who limits himself to his chosen mode of ignorance.
Elbert Hubbard

Specialized meaninglessness has come to be regarded, in certain circles, as a kind of hall-
mark of true science.
Aldous Huxley

One test result is the worth one-thousand expert opinions.
Werner Von Braun

Experts often possess more data than judgment.
Colin Powell

Becoming an expert in almost anything requires literally years of work. People will do this only
if they have some initial success, enjoy the work, and are supported by the social climate.
Expertise is not solely a cognitive affair.
Earl Hunt

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.
Niels Bohr

Consultants are people who borrow your watch and tell you what time it is, and then walk off
with the watch.
Robert Townsend

We have not overthrown the divine right of kings to fall down for the divine right of experts.
Harold Macmillan

People wonder why first-time directors can make a brilliant picture, then suck on the second
one. It's because they're a little terrified the first time. So they listen to all the experts
around them.
James Caan

Brain surgeons earn 10 times that of a general practitioner - it pays to be an expert.
Alan Pease

Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish a reputation as an expert.
Laurence J. Peter

What's an expert? I read somewhere, that the more a man knows, the more he knows, he
doesn't know. So I suppose one definition of an expert would be someone who doesn't admit
out loud that he knows enough about a subject to know he doesn't really know how much.
Malcolm Forbes

A lot of fellows nowadays have a B. A., M. D., or Ph. D. Unfortunately, they don't have a
J. O. B.
Fats Domino

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely
everything about nothing.
Nicholas Murray Butler

A specialist is a person who fears the other subjects.
Martin H. Fisher

My definition of an expert in any field is a person who knows enough about what's really going
on to be scared.
P. J. Plauger

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