Quotes about Expert

"The man we call a specialist today was formerly called a man with a one-track mind."

Endre Balogh (-)


"The specialist is a man who fears other subjects."

Martin Henry Fischer (10 November 1879 – 19 January 1962) was a German-born American physician and author.


"Competence, like truth and contact lenses, is in the eye of the be holder."

Dr. Laurence Johnston Peter (September 16, 1919 - January 12, 1990) was an educator and "hierarchiologist", best known to the general public for the formulation of the Peter Principle.


"Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent."

Dr. Laurence Johnston Peter (September 16, 1919 - January 12, 1990) was an educator and "hierarchiologist", best known to the general public for the formulation of the Peter Principle.


"The incompetent with nothing to do can still make a mess of it."

Dr. Laurence Johnston Peter (September 16, 1919 - January 12, 1990) was an educator and "hierarchiologist", best known to the general public for the formulation of the Peter Principle.


"An expert is a person who avoids small errors as he sweeps on to the grand fallacy."

Benjamin Stolberg (-)


"When facts are few, experts are many."

Donald R. Gannon () author


"An expert is a person who had made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field."

Niels Henrik David Bohr (7 October 1885 – 18 November 1962) was a Danish physicist who made fundamental contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum mechanics, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922.


"Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. Then do it."

Robert Anson Heinlein (July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was an American science fiction writer. Often called "the dean of science fiction writers", he was one of the most popular, influential, and controversial authors of the genre.


"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities. In the expert's mind there are few."

Shunryu Suzuki (May 18, 1904 - December 4, 1971) was a Soto Zen roshi (Zen Master) who popularized Zen Buddhism in the United States, particularly around San Francisco.