50 Quotes About Learning

Sunset & the Thinker

 This is part of my 50 quotes series: 50 Quotes About Knowledge50 Quotes About Teaching, 50 Quotes About Failure

  • “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” ~Alvin Toffler
  • “I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.”~ Dudley Field Malone
  • “Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.”  ~Vernon Howard
  • “Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.”  ~Mark Twain
  • “I am learning all the time.  The tombstone will be my diploma.”  ~Eartha Kitt
  • “It is what we think we know already that often prevents us from learning.”~ Claude Bernard
  • “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” ~ Harry S Truman
  • “You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. ~Clay P. Bedford
  • “Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes along.” ~Samuel Butler
  • “We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.” ~Peter Drucker
  • “The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think—rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men.” ~John Dewey
  • “Wise men learn by other men’s mistakes, fools by their own.” ~Unknown
  • “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” ~ Confucius
  • “Life is a learning experience, only if you learn.” ~Yogi Berra
  • “Wisdom is learning what to overlook.” ~William James
  • “That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new way.” ~Doris Lessing
  • “Learning is not a spectator sport.” ~D. Blocher
  • “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” ~Henry Ford
  • “We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.” ~ Lloyd Alexander
  • “Smart people don’t learn… because they have too much invested in proving what they know and avoiding being seen as not knowing.” ~Chris Agyris
  • “I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” ~ Albert Einstein
  • “All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.”  ~Martin H. Fischer
  • “Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.” ~Oscar Wilde
  • “If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way.” ~ Mark Twain
  • “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” ~Confucius
  • “I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”~ Pablo Picasso
  • “We learn geology the morning after the earthquake.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Man’s mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr
  • “Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” ~Abigail Adams
  • “No one as ever completed their apprenticeship.” ~Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • “A man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” ~Albert Einstein
  • “All learning has an emotional base.” ~Plato
  • “Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.” ~William A. Ward
  • “I’ve known countless people who were reservoirs of learning, yet never had a thought.”  ~Wilson Mizner
  • “Learning isn’t a means to an end; it is an end in itself.” ~ Robert Heinlein
  • “Learning is not compulsory… neither is survival.” ~W. Edwards Deming
  • “It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning.” ~Claude Bernard
  • “Everyone and everything around you is your teacher.”~Ken Keyes
  • “You live and learn. At any rate, you live.”  ~Douglas Adams
  • “Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ~ Gandhi
  • “Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” ~ John Locke
  • “One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.” ~ John W. Gardner
  • You aren’t learning anything when you’re talking. ~Lyndon B. Johnson
  • “Almost anything can become a learning experience if there is enough caring involved.”~ Mary MacCracken
  • “Never discourage anyone…who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.”  ~Plato
  • “Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  • “Supposing is good, but finding out is better.”~Mark Twain
  • “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” ~Anthony J. D’Angelo
  • “In doing we learn.”~ George Herbert
  • “It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.”~ Alec Bourne

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