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Courage without conscience is a wild beast.
-- Robert G. Ingersoll


Tuesday, August 4, 1998


The most valuable learning consists of knowing AND understanding. Knowledge without understanding is shallow, fragile and easily disrupted.

If you only know what you want, you’ll often be frustrated by your lack of ability to get it. When you understand why you want it, when you understand your own strengths and skills, you’ll be in a much better position to achieve whatever you desire.

Those who know how to do a job are able to earn a living. Those who understand why the job must be done are able to make a fortune.

Do you understand enough about what you do, to adapt when the situation changes? Understanding is well worth the effort. It will help you know what to do when things don’t go as expected. It will prevent others from taking advantage of you. It will allow you to recognize opportunities. Work to attain a depth of understanding, and your knowledge will serve you well.

— Ralph Marston

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