W. Edwards Deming Quotes

Quotes in learning

Does experience help? No! Not if we are doing the wrong things.


Experience teaches nothing without theory.


Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival.


Long-term commitment to new learning and new philosophy is required of any management that seeks transformation. The timid and the fainthearted, and people that expect quick results, are doomed to disappointment.


It is extension of application that discloses inadequacy of a theory, and need for revision, or even new theory. Again, without theory, there is nothing to revise. Without theory, experience has no meaning. Without theory, one has no questions to ask. Hence without theory, there is no learning.