Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A lesson everyone should learn

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what you want them to achieve, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." ~ General George S. Patton, Jr.

"One evening, when I was yet in my nurse’s arms, I wanted to touch the tea urn, which was boiling merrily... My nurse would have taken me away from the urn, but my mother said 'Let him touch it.' So I touched it -- and that was my first lesson in the meaning of liberty." ~ John Ruskin

1 comment:

Tim Higgins said...

Maggie,

One might point to the Ruskin quote and similarly point out that it was also a lesson in consequences.

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