Nothing fails like success because we don’t learn from it. We learn only from failure.

Kenneth Ewart Boulding (1910-1993) American economist, educator, poet, philosopher
“The diminishing returns of science,” New Scientist (25 Mar 1971)

Restated in Ecodynamics: A New Theory Of Societal Evolution (1978) as: "Nothing fails like success, because we do not learn anything from it. We only learn from failure, but we do not always learn the right things from failure."
Added on 17-Oct-05 | Last updated 13-Aug-13
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