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  Two experts are never on good terms.  
 -  African proverb, Shona
  

  What is an expert? Someone who is twenty miles from home.  
 -  American proverb
  

  Brain surgeons earn 10 times that of a general practitioner - it pays to be an expert.  
 -  Alan Pease
  

  Specialized meaninglessness has come to be regarded, in certain circles, as a kind of hall- mark of true science.  
 -  Aldous Huxley
  

  Even when the experts all agree, they may well be mistaken.  
 -  Bertrand Russell, The Sceptical Essays
  

  The future belongs to the competent. It belongs to those who are very, very good at what they do. It does not belong to the well-meaning.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Everything you do, if not in a relaxed state will be done at a lesser level than you are proficient. Thus the tensed expert marksman will aim at a level less than his or her student.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Experts often possess more data than judgment.  
 -  Colin Powell
  

  For it is the duty of an astronomer to compose the history of the celestial motions through careful and expert study.  
 -  Copernicus
  

  I believe a man is a professional when he can do what needs to be done no matter how he feels within. An amateur is an amateur in his attitude emotionally. A professional is an professional in the way he thinks and feels and in his ability to execute under the most trying conditions.  
 -  Cus D'Amato
  

  Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.  
 -  Dave Barry
  

  The word user is the word used by the computer professional when they mean idiot.  
 -  Dave Barry
  

  In training and coaching thousands of professionals, I have found that lack of time is not the major issue for them (though they themselves may think it is); the real problem is a lack of clarity and definition about what a project really is, and what the associated next-action steps required are.  
 -  David Allen
  

  Experts say that Iraq may have nuclear weapons. That's bad news – they may have a nuclear bomb. Now the good news is that they have to drop it with a camel.  
 -  David Letterman
  

  You must continue to gain expertise, but avoid thinking like an expert.  
 -  Denis Waitley
  

  Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience.  
 -  Denis Waitley
  

  Becoming an expert in almost anything requires literally years of work. People will do this only if they have some initial success, enjoy the work, and are supported by the social climate. Expertise is not solely a cognitive affair.  
 -  Earl Hunt
  

  Expert - one who limits himself to his chosen mode of ignorance.  
 -  Elbert Hubbard
  

  America believes in education: The average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.  
 -  Evan Esar
  

  A lot of fellows nowadays have a B. A., M. D., or Ph. D. Unfortunately, they don't have a J. O. B.  
 -  Fats Domino
  

  A professional is one who does his best work when he feels the least like working.  
 -  Frank Lloyd Wright
  

  The differences between expert performers and normal adults reflect a life-long period of deliberate effort to improve performance in a specific domain.  
 -  Geoff Colvin
  

  Ambitious parents who are currently playing the 'Baby Mozart' video for their toddlers may be disappointed to learn that Mozart became Mozart by working furiously hard.  
 -  Geoff Colvin
  

  Make yourself the expert at something and be easy for people to get to and remember.  
 -  Grant Cardone
  

  We have not overthrown the divine right of kings to fall down for the divine right of experts.  
 -  Harold Macmillan
  

  My brother-in-law died. He was a karate expert, then he joined the army. The first time he saluted, he killed himself.  
 -  Henry Youngman
  

  The differences between expert performers and normal adults reflect a life-long period of deliberate effort to improve performance in a specific domain.  
 -  Geoff Colvin
  

  Ambitious parents who are currently playing the 'Baby Mozart' video for their toddlers may be disappointed to learn that Mozart became Mozart by working furiously hard.  
 -  Geoff Colvin
  

  Make yourself the expert at something and be easy for people to get to and remember.  
 -  Grant Cardone
  

  We have not overthrown the divine right of kings to fall down for the divine right of experts.  
 -  Harold Macmillan
  

  My brother-in-law died. He was a karate expert, then he joined the army. The first time he saluted, he killed himself.  
 -  Henry Youngman
  

  People wonder why first-time directors can make a brilliant picture, then suck on the second one. It's because they're a little terrified the first time. So they listen to all the experts around them.  
 -  James Caan
  

  Scientists think they can now clone an all-white zebra. Now, I'm no expert, but isn't that a horse?  
 -  Jay Leno
  

  In any sport, you have enemies as well as friends... sometimes, though, it's easier to have enemies than to have friends - especially if your friends happen to be fellow professional tennis players and you're on your way to being number one in the world. It may be a cliche that it's lonely at the top, but just because it's a cliche doesn't mean it 's not true.  
 -  John McEnroe
  

  Just like becoming an expert in wine - you learn by drinking it, the best you can afford - you learn about great food by finding the best there is, whether simple or luxurious. Then you savor it, analyze it, and discuss it with your companions, and you compare it with other experiences.  
 -  Julia Child
  

  Politicians remain professional because the voters remain amateur.  
 -  Katharine Hepburn
  

  Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish a reputation as an expert.  
 -  Laurence J. Peter
  

  When Americans come and ask me what service they can render, I tell them: If you dangle your millions before us, you will make beggars of us and demoralize us. But in one thing I do not mind being a beggar. I would beg of you your scientific talent. You can ask your engineers and agricultural experts to place their services at our disposal. They must not come to us as our lords and masters but as voluntary workers.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  What's an expert? I read somewhere, that the more a man knows, the more he knows, he doesn't know. So I suppose one definition of an expert would be someone who doesn't admit out loud that he knows enough about a subject to know he doesn't really know how much.  
 -  Malcolm Forbes
  

  What you want to do is become an expert at just one particular type of behaviour pattern that repeats itself with some degree of frequency. To become an expert, choose one simple trading system that identifies a pattern, preferably one that is mechanical, instead of mathematical, so that you will be working with a visual representation of market behaviour.  
 -  Mark Douglas
  

  A specialist is a person who fears the other subjects.  
 -  Martin H. Fischer
  

  My main objective in the fight is to be a professional but to kill him.  
 -  Mike Tyson, on Lennox Lewis
  

  An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing.  
 -  Nicholas Murray Butler
  

  An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.  
 -  Niels Bohr
  

  My definition of an expert in any field is a person who knows enough about what's really going on to be scared.  
 -  P. J. Plauger
  

  Your investor's edge is not something you get from Wall Street experts. It's something you already have. You can outperform the experts if you use your edge by investing in companies or industries you already understand.  
 -  Peter Lynch
  

  Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done, and why. Then do it.  
 -  Robert A. Heinlein
  

  Always start at the end before you begin. Professional investors always have an exit strategy before they invest. Knowing your exit strategy is an important investment fundamental.  
 -  Robert Kiyosaki
  

  Consultants are people who borrow your watch and tell you what time it is, and then walk off with the watch.  
 -  Robert Townsend
  

  Last week some guy pulled a knife on me, but I could tell it wasn't a real professional job. There was still butter on it.  
 -  Rodney Dangerfield
  

  Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach. Those who can't teach, teach gym. Those who can't teach gym, become experts.  
 -  Roseanne Barr
  

  Experts say you should never hit your children in anger. When is a good time? When you're feeling festive?  
 -  Roseanne Barr
  

  If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can't be done.  
 -  Sir Peter Ustinov
  

  Subtle and insubstantial, the expert leaves no trace; divinely mysterious, he is inaudible. Thus he is master of his enemy's fate.  
 -  Sun Tzu
  

  Get educated. Take investment seminars. Read at least one investment book a month. Read magazines such as Money, Forbes, Barron's, and the Wall Street Journal. I'm not suggesting you follow their advice, I'm suggesting you get familiar with what financial options are out there. Then choose an arena to become an expert in and begin investing in that area.  
 -  T. Harv Eker
  

  Dwelling on your problems doesn't fix them; it just makes you an expert at them.  
 -  Tommy Newberry
  

  One test result is the worth one-thousand expert opinions.  
 -  Werner Von Braun