18 of Our Favorite Quotes About the Power of Training & Development


At our core, we are a company that believes in the transformative effects of training & development.

Here are 18 of our favorite quotes from a diverse group of professionals, intellectuals, and history makers, to give you some inspiration as you embark on your own pursuit of personal and professional growth:


“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

Benjamin Franklin


“The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay.”

Henry Ford



“The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership”

Harvey S. Firestone


“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

Mahatma Gandhi


“All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.”

Calvin Coolidge


“The innovation of our workplace is key to the development of innovative solutions that address the evolving complex challenges of our clients.”

Cathy Engelbert


“Learn as if you were not reaching your goal and as though you were scared of missing it”



“An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly is the ultimate competitive advantage.”

Jack Welch


“Connect the dots between individual roles and the goals of the organization. When people see that connection, they get a lot of energy out of work. They feel the importance, dignity, and meaning in their job.”

Ken Blanchard


"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery."

Mark Van Doren


"When you know something, say what you know. When you don't know something, say that you don't know. That is knowledge."




"I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn."

Albert Einstein


"I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think."



“The real competitive advantage in any business is one word only, which is “people”.”

Kamil Toume


“Hire for passion and intensity; there is training for everything else.”

Nolan Bushnell


“In fact, we spend very little money on marketing and more money on training our people than advertising.”

Howard Schultz


“The way your employees feel is the way your customers will feel. And if your employees don’t feel valued, neither will your customers.”

Sybil F. Stershic


"Embrace what you don't know, especially in the beginning, because what you don't know can become your greatest asset."

Sara Blakely

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