Best Quotes by Malcolm Gladwell (Top 10)

  1. Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good.
  2. The key to good decision making is not knowledge. It is understanding. We are swimming in the former. We are desperately lacking in the latter.
  3. Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning.
  4. ...If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires. (151)
  5. Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning. Once it does, it becomes the kind of thing that makes you grab your wife around the waist and dance a jig. (150)
  6. The values of the world we inhabit and the people we surround ourselves with have a profound effect on who we are.
  7. Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard for twenty-two minutes to make sense of something that most people would give up on after thirty seconds.
  8. Outlier are those who have been given opportunities— -and who have had the strength and presence of mind to seize them.
  9. We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
  10. What does it say about a society that it devotes more care and patience to the selection of those who handle its money than of those who handle its children?

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