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April 7, 2022

30 Quotes on Studying & Learning an Actuary can Appreciate

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston S. Churchill
 
“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” ― Voltaire
 
“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” ― Mark Twain
 
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” ― Robert Frost
 
“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.” ― Albert Einstein
 
“Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.” ― Oscar Wilde
 
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ― Thomas A. Edison
 
“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” ― Dr. Seuss
 
“If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.” ― Albert Einstein
 
“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” ― Stephen King
 
“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” ― William Shakespeare
 
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero
 
“Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.” ― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
 
“Never memorize something that you can look up.” ― Albert Einstein
 
“I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.” ― Oscar Wilde
 
“The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.” ― George Carlin
 
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” George R.R. Martin
 
“This life’s hard, but it’s harder if you’re stupid.” ― George V. Higgins
 
“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”  Albert Einstein? 
 
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ― Dr. Seuss
 
“The difference between genius and stupidity is: genius has its limits.” ― Alexandre Dumas-fils
 
“Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.” ― John Green
 
“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” ― Mark Twain
 
“If you are going through hell, keep going.” ― Winston S. Churchill
 
“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” ― Albert Einstein
 
“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” ― Socrates
 
“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” ― Benjamin Spock
 
“I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don’t know the answer” ― Douglas Adams
 
“You never fail until you stop trying.” ― Albert Einstein
 
“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.” ― W.C. Fields

 

 

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Mark Farrell FIA PhD


I'm a UK qualified Actuary and currently a Senior Lecturer of Actuarial Science at Queen's University Belfast. Prior to academic life, I spent 10 years working as a consulting actuary.

Mark Farrell

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