Based on Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs theory, theory X and theory Y of Douglas McGregor as well as contemporary motivational theory, the meaning of motivation is the ‘reason’ that underlies an action performed by an individual. Someone said to have high motivation can be interpreted that the person has a very strong reason to achieve what he wants by doing his current job.
Well this time I want to quote some life lessons from some world leaders so that these quotes can be valuable lessons for all of you including me to motivate life to be better.
“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school”. Albert Einstein
Education is what remains after a person forgets what has been taught in school. Albert Einstein
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it. Albert Einstein
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of a lifelong effort to acquire it. Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein (14 July 1879 – 18 July 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist. He propagated the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics) Einstein is also known for his influence on the philosophy of science, Einstein is best known in popular culture for the mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc2 (which has been dubbed the “most famous equation” in this world”). He was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for “services to theoretical physics”, in particular the innovation of the photoelectric effect rule, an important step in the evolution of quantum theory.
Life is really simple but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius
Life is simple together but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius
Study the past if you would define the future. Confucius
Study the past if you are going to choose the future. Confucius
Confucius or Confucius (September 28, 551-479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. Confucian philosophy emphasizes exclusive morality and governance, correctness of social correlation, justice and sincerity. Following the victory over Han Chu after the fall of Qin, the mind of Confucius received official punishment and was further developed into the system known as Confucianism.
Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes. John Dewey
Failure is instructive. People who really think learn more from failure than success. John Dewey
John Dewey (October 20, 1859 – July 1, 1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist, georgist, and educational reformer whose ideas have had a strong influence on education and social reform. Dewey is one of the main figures associated with the philosophy of pragmatism and is considered one of the founders of functional psychology.
By seeking and blundering we learn. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
By seeking and being agile we learn. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 July 1832) was a German writer and statesman. His works include epic poems and lyrics written in a variety of meters and styles; prose and verse plays; memoirs; autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany, anatomy, and color; and four novels.
You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over. Richard Branson
You don’t learn to walk by following orders. You learn by doing, and by falling. Richard Branson
Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950) is a British businessman and investor. He is best known as the founder of the Virgin Group, which comprises more than 400 companies. At the age of sixteen his first business venture was a magazine called Student. In 1970, he founded a mail-order record business. In 1972, he opened a record store chain, Virgin Records, which became known as Virgin Megastore. The Virgin Branson brand grew rapidly during the 1980s, when he founded Virgin Atlantic and expanded the music label Virgin Records.
In July 2000, Branson was awarded the title of blue blood at Buckingham Palace for “services to entrepreneurship”. In July 2022, Forbes estimated Richard Branson’s net worth at US$5 billion.
What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner. Colette
What a wonderful life I’ve had! I just wish I realized that sooner. Colette
Colette (Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, July 28, 1873 – August 3, 1954) was a French novelist nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. His most famous work, the novel Gigi (1944), was the basis for the film and Lerner and Loewe staged production with the same name. She is also a mime, an actress and journalist.
No man was ever wise by chance. Seneca
No one is ever wise by chance. Seneca
Marcus Annaeus Seneca, known as Seneca the Elder and Seneca the orator (54 BC – C39 AD), was a Roman orator and writer, born to a wealthy equestrian family from Cordoba, Hispania. Seneca lived through the reigns of three significant emperors; Augustus (reigned 27 BC – AD 14), Tiberius (reigned 14 AD – 37 AD) and Caligula (reigned 37 AD – 41 AD). He is the father of the stoic philosopher Seneca the Younger (Lucius) who tutored Nero.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. Henry Ford
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at the age of twenty or eighty. Anyone who continues to learn remains young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. Henry Ford
Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – July 7, 1947) was an American industrialist, founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of mass production assembly techniques.
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn …and change. Carl Rogers
The only educated people are those who have learned how to learn … and change. Carl Rogers
Carl Ransom Rogers (July 8, 1902 – July 4, 1987) was a powerful American psychologist and one of the founders of the humanistic (or client-centered) approach to psychology. Rogers is widely regarded as one of the founders of psychotherapy research and was honored for pioneering research with the American Psychological Association (APA) Award for Distinguished Scientific Contribution (APA) in 1956.
The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means of an education. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The things that are taught in schools and colleges are not education, but means of education. Ralph Waldo Emerson
They can conquer who believe they can. He has not learned the first lesson in life who does not every day surmount a fear. Ralph Waldo Emerson
They can conquer those who believe they can. He didn’t learn the first lesson in life that wasn’t daily overcoming fear. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson (July 25, 1803 – July 27, 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the Transcendentalist movement from the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a constant critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures throughout the United States.
I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think. Socrates
I can’t teach anyone anything, I can only make them think. Socrates
Socrates (470/469 – 399 BC) was a classical Greek (Athenian) philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy. He is a mysterious figure known primarily through the accounts of classical writers, especially the writings of his students Plato and Xenophon, and the contemporary plays of Aristophanes.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. Helen Keller
Life is a succession of lessons that must be lived to be understood. Helen Keller
Helen Adams Keller (July 27, 1880 – July 1, 1968) was an American writer, political originator, and lecturer. He was the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree.