FREE Learning Quotes

  • 1
    Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
    – Benjamin Franklin
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    What I’ve come to learn is that the world is never saved in grand messianic gestures, but in the simple accumulation of gentle, soft, almost invisible acts of compassion.
    – Chris Abani
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    I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
    – Maya Angelou
  • 4
    Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
    – George S. Patton
  • 5
    Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out.
    – Carl Sagan
  • 6
    I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.
    – Jon Katz
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    I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.
    – Louisa May Alcott
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    A learning experience is one of those things that says, ‘You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.
    – Douglas Adams
  • 9
    Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.
    – Ayn Rand
  • 10
    If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.
    – Charles M. Schulz
  • 11
    It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.
    – Chuck Palahniuk
  • 12
    We come to love not by finding a perfect person but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
    – Sam Keen
  • 13
    He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 14
    We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals.
    – Stephen Covey
  • 15
    It’s great to reminisce about good memories of my past. It was enjoyable when it was today. So learning to enjoy today has two benefits: it gives me happiness right now, and it becomes a good memory later.
    – George Foreman
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    The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.
    – Tony Robbins
  • 17
    You teach best what you most need to learn.
    – Richard Bach
  • 18
    Start with God – the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.
    – King Solomon
  • 19
    You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.
    – Richard Branson
  • 20
    Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again.
    – W. Clement Stone
  • 21
    One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.
    – Lucille Ball
  • 22
    Can you understand? Someone, somewhere, can you understand me a little, love me a little? For all my despair, for all my ideals, for all that – I love life. But it is hard, and I have so much – so very much to learn.
    – Sylvia Plath
  • 23
    I have never forgotten my days as an Eagle Scout. I didn’t know it at the time, but what really came out of my Scouting was learning how to lead and serve the community. It has come in handy in my career in government.
    – Lloyd Bentsen
  • 24
    There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they’re necessary to reach the places we’ve chosen to go.
    – Richard Bach
  • 25
    There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying.
    – Sarah Dessen
  • 26
    You never stop learning. If you have a teacher, you never stop being a student.
    – Elisabeth Rohm
  • 27
    It’s mainly about working hard and proving to people you’re serious about it, and stretching yourself and learning. The mistake a lot of actors make, particularly young ones, is allowing themselves to feel that they’re the finished articles, the bee’s knees, and it’s not true.
    – Daniel Radcliffe
  • 28
    I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences… I’m human, not perfect, like anybody else.
    – Queen Latifah
  • 29
    The Guide says there is an art to flying”, said Ford, “or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
    – Douglas Adams
  • 30
    In every character I play, I try to imbibe something. Every film is a learning process for me.
    – Ajay Naidu
  • 31
    He will therefore have to use what knowledge he can achieve, not to shape the results as the craftsman shapes his handiwork, but rather to cultivate a growth by providing the appropriate environment, in the manner in which the gardener does this for his plants.
    – Friedrich August von Hayek
  • 32
    What people actually refer to as research nowadays is really just Googling.
    – Dermot Mulroney
  • 33
    The mind ought sometimes to be diverted that it may return to better thinking.
    – Phaedrus
  • 34
    Part of being a man is learning to take responsibility for your successes and for your failures. You can’t go blaming others or being jealous. Seeing somebody else’s success as your failure is a cancerous way to live.
    – Kevin Bacon
  • 35
    I guess by now I should know enough about loss to realize that you never really stop missing someone-you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence.
    – Alyson Noel
  • 36
    And we are never too old to study the Bible. Each time the lessons are studied comes some new meaning, some new thought which will make us better.
    – John D. Rockefeller
  • 37
    But if somebody dies, if something happens to you, there is a normal process of depression, it is part of being human, and some people view it as a learning experience etc.
    – Bob Geldof
  • 38
    Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.
    – Zora Neale Hurston
  • 39
    My philosophy is my learning process. Until you die, you must evolve and improve.
    – Miyavi
  • 40
    When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.
    – Donald Miller
  • 41
    Study strategy over the years and achieve the spirit of the warrior. Today is victory over yourself of yesterday; tomorrow is your victory over lesser men.
    – Miyamoto Musashi
  • 42
    You deal with mythological stuff for a few years, you learn that paradises are usually places where you get killed.
    – Rick Riordan
  • 43
    It has been said that 80% of what people learn is visual.
    – Allen Klein
  • 44
    You discover yourself through the research of your work.
    – Carine Roitfeld
  • 45
    You made a lot of mistakes, and you wrote a lot of crap. But it was all part of the learning process.
    – Cynthia Weil
  • 46
    Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You’ll find what you need to furnish it – memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.
    – Tad Williams
  • 47
    The things that have been most valuable to me I did not learn in school.
    – Will Smith
  • 48
    I regret that it takes a life to learn how to live.
    – Jonathan Safran Foer
  • 49
    There is this tremendous body of knowledge in the world of academia where extraordinary numbers of incredibly thoughtful people have taken the time to examine on a really profound level the way we live our lives and who we are and where we’ve been. That brilliant learning sometimes gets trapped in academia and never sees the light of day.
    – Malcolm Gladwell
  • 50
    I think you’re working and learning until you die.
    – J. K. Rowling
  • 51
    I grow old learning something new every day.
    – Solon
  • 52
    Art in the classroom not only spurs creativity, it also inspires learning.
    – Mickey Hart
  • 53
    The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books.
    – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • 54
    In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.
    – Robert Frost
  • 55
    A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.
    – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • 56
    Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
    – Frank Lloyd Wright
  • 57
    It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.
    – Leo Buscaglia
  • 58
    You will lose someone you can’t live without,and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.
    – Anne Lamott
  • 59
    I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions.
    – Lou Holtz
  • 60
    The brighter you are, the more you have to learn.
    – Don Herold
  • 61
    God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way.
    – C.S. Lewis
  • 62
    Anytime you ride against the best in the world, it becomes a learning process.
    – Bonnie Blair
  • 63
    You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.
    – Elizabeth Gilbert
  • 64
    What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of looking at the world and learning.
    – Chuck Grassley
  • 65
    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
  • 66
    Everything is a learning process: any time you fall over, it’s just teaching you to stand up the next time.
    – Joel Edgerton
  • 67
    Every time you feel depressed about something, try to identify a corresponding negative thought you had just prior to and during the depression. Because these thoughts have actually created your bad mood, by learning to restructure them, you can change your mood.
    – David D. Burns
  • 68
    Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.
    – William S. Burroughs
  • 69
    Life is all about evolution. What looks like a mistake to others has been a milestone in my life. Even if people have betrayed me, even if my heart was broken, even if people misunderstood or judged me, I have learned from these incidents. We are human and we make mistakes, but learning from them is what makes the difference.
    – Amisha Patel
  • 70
    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
  • 71
    Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.
    – Steve Maraboli
  • 72
    Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.
    – Veronica Roth
  • 73
    I’m not saying that putting on makeup will change the world or even your life, but it can be a first step in learning things about yourself you may never have discovered otherwise. At worst, you could make a big mess and have a good laugh.
    – Kevyn Aucoin
  • 74
    We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. One becomes in some area an athlete of God.
    – Martha Graham
  • 75
    The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
    – Baruch Spinoza
  • 76
    In democracy, every election is a learning process. You learn from every election, the one that you win and the one that you lose. And then you prepare for the next one.
    – Salman Khurshid
  • 77
    I learned the value of hard work by working hard.
    – Margaret Mead
  • 78
    There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.
    – Jiddu Krishnamurti
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    Sailing is the closest I can get to nature – it’s adrenaline, fear, a constant challenge and learning experience, an adventure into the unknown. And of course there is nothing better than wearing the same T-shirt for days and not brushing my hair for weeks.
    – Daria Werbowy
  • 80
    I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That’s where the fun is.
    – Donald Trump
  • 81
    There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.
    – John Lennon
  • 82
    The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well.
    – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • 83
    Sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whisky bottle in the hand of (another)… There are just some kind of men who – who’re so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.
    – Harper Lee
  • 84
    It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning.
    – Claude Bernard
  • 85
    Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
    – Albert Einstein
  • 86
    We are all going, I thought, and it applies to turtles and turtlenecks, Alaska the girl and Alaska the place, because nothing can last, not even the earth itself. The Buddha said that suffering was caused by desire, we’d learned, and that the cessation of desire meant the cessation of suffering. When you stopped wishing things wouldn’t fall apart, you’d stop suffering when they did.
    – John Green
  • 87
    Life isn’t fair. It’s true, and you still have to deal with it. Whining about it rarely levels the playing field, but learning to rise above it is the ultimate reward.
    – Harvey Mackay
  • 88
    Maybe some people just aren’t meant to be in our lives forever. Maybe some people are just passing through. It’s like some people just come through our lives to bring us something: a gift, a blessing, a lesson we need to learn. And that’s why they’re here. You’ll have that gift forever.
    – Danielle Steel
  • 89
    In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
    – Eric Hoffer
  • 90
    The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.
    – Fred Astaire
  • 91
    I always say the minute I stop making mistakes is the minute I stop learning and I’ve definitely learned a lot.
    – Miley Cyrus
  • 92
    I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
    – Henry David Thoreau
  • 93
    Many people feel so pressured by the expectations of others that it causes them to be frustrated, miserable and confused about what they should do. But there is a way to live a simple, joy-filled, peaceful life, and the key is learning how to be led by the Holy Spirit, not the traditions or expectations of man.
    – Joyce Meyer
  • 94
    I think to be a great quarterback, you have to have a great leadership, great attention to detail, and a relentless competitive nature. And that’s what I try to bring to the table, and I have a long way to go. I’m still learning, and I’m still on a constant quest for knowledge.
    – Russell Wilson
  • 95
    I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.
    – Robert Fulghum
  • 96
    Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.
    – Anthony J. D’Angelo
  • 97
    I don’t love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful.
    – Natalie Portman
  • 98
    Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
    – Thomas Huxley
  • 99
    It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment.
    – Carl Friedrich Gauss
  • 100
    Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.
    – Daniel J. Boorstin
  • 101
    I fear the boredom that comes with not learning and not taking chances.
    – Robert Fulghum
  • 102
    Learning lessons is a little like reaching maturity. You’re not suddenly more happy, wealthy, or powerful, but you understand the world around you better, and you’re at peace with yourself. Learning life’s lessons is not about making your life perfect, but about seeing life as it was meant to be.
    – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • 103
    I wouldn’t change anything. I think that it’s important to let things happen, and stay ‘happened’. I think that’s all part of the learning curve, part of fate. I’m just glad that it happened.
    – Mike Peters
  • 104
    An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.
    – Jack Welch
  • 105
    You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
    – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • 106
    God lets everything happen for a reason. It’s all a learning process, and you have to go from one level to another.
    – Mike Tyson
  • 107
    With every book, you go back to school. You become a student. You become an investigative reporter. You spend a little time learning what it’s like to live in someone else’s shoes.
    – John Irving
  • 108
    The fact is that the learning process goes on, and so long as the voices are not stilled and the singers go on singing some of it gets through.
    – Morris West
  • 109
    The five stages – denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance – are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost. They are tools to help us frame and identify what we may be feeling. But they are not stops on some linear timeline in grief.
    – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • 110
    My learning process is by eye alone; it’s not at all scientific.
    – Miuccia Prada
  • 111
    To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
    – Bruce Lee
  • 112
    It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.
    – Margaret Mead
  • 113
    A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard.
    – Eliphas Levi
  • 114
    Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
    – Earl Nightingale
  • 115
    Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
    – Samuel Butler
  • 116
    Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
    – Douglas Adams
  • 117
    In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
    – Albert Camus
  • 118
    I am not a teacher, but an awakener.
    – Robert Frost
  • 119
    Much learning does not teach understanding.
    – Heraclitus
  • 120
    Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
    – Rabindranath Tagore
  • 121
    You cannot open a book without learning something.
    – Confucius
  • 122
    The winds that sometimes take something we love, are the same that bring us something we learn to love. Therefore we should not cry about something that was taken from us, but, yes, love what we have been given. Because what is really ours is never gone forever.
    – Bob Marley
  • 123
    The British system had requirements, including Latin. I’m not positive you ever had to know Greek, but there are certainly kinds of curricula where you had to know Greek too. I think in Britain there was the most mindless, repetitive sort of learning.
    – William Scott
  • 124
    If you use your mind to study reality, you won’t understand either your mind or reality. If you study reality without using your mind, you’ll understand both.
    – Bodhidharma
  • 125
    Learning to trust is one of life’s most difficult tasks.
    – Isaac Watts
  • 126
    We’re so self-important. So arrogant. Everybody’s going to save something now. Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save the snails. And the supreme arrogance? Save the planet! Are these people kidding? Save the planet? We don’t even know how to take care of ourselves; we haven’t learned how to care for one another. We’re gonna save the fuckin’ planet? . . . And, by the way, there’s nothing wrong with the planet in the first place. The planet is fine. The people are fucked! Compared with the people, the planet is doin’ great. It’s been here over four billion years . . . The planet isn’t goin’ anywhere, folks. We are! We’re goin’ away. Pack your shit, we’re goin’ away. And we won’t leave much of a trace. Thank God for that. Nothing left. Maybe a little Styrofoam. The planet will be here, and we’ll be gone. Another failed mutation; another closed-end biological mistake.
    – George Carlin
  • 127
    We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter. Too much of the time, we are blinded by our own pursuits of people to love us, people that don’t even matter, while all that time we waste and the people who do love us have to stand on the sidewalk and watch us beg in the streets! It’s time to put an end to this. It’s time for us to let ourselves be loved.
    – C. JoyBell C.
  • 128
    When I was a kid it was much more difficult. You’re trying to understand what the director wants. It’s a learning process. Now, you go in and it’s more of a collaboration.
    – Moises Arias
  • 129
    A happy life is one spent in learning, earning, and yearning.
    – Lillian Gish
  • 130
    People think that a liar gains a victory over his victim. What I’ve learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one’s reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one’s master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person’s view requires to be faked…The man who lies to the world, is the world’s slave from then on…There are no white lies, there is only the blackest of destruction, and a white lie is the blackest of all.
    – Ayn Rand
  • 131
    When you come from a big family, you see that, growing up, you’re learning how to share. Your sisters have got your back; you’re not alone in this – ‘We all support you!’ Your family provides that; it gives you a sense of safety, and it’s a very grounding feeling.
    – Gisele Bundchen
  • 132
    I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
    – Maya Angelou
  • 133
    Pain is a pesky part of being human, I’ve learned it feels like a stab wound to the heart, something I wish we could all do without, in our lives here. Pain is a sudden hurt that can’t be escaped. But then I have also learned that because of pain, I can feel the beauty, tenderness, and freedom of healing. Pain feels like a fast stab wound to the heart. But then healing feels like the wind against your face when you are spreading your wings and flying through the air! We may not have wings growing out of our backs, but healing is the closest thing that will give us that wind against our faces.
    – C. JoyBell C.
  • 134
    Why didn’t I learn to treat everything like it was the last time. My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future.
    – Jonathan Safran Foer
  • 135
    Well, we all make mistakes, dear, so just put it behind you. We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.
    – L.M. Montgomery
  • 136
    Any fool can know. The point is to understand.
    – Albert Einstein
  • 137
    We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.
    – Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • 138
    The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.
    – Roseanne Barr
  • 139
    If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.
    – Francis Bacon
  • 140
    Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
    – Benjamin Franklin
  • 141
    I always found the extraordinary loss of life in the First World War very moving. I remember learning about it as a very young child, as an eight- or nine-year-old, asking my teachers what poppies were for. Every year the teachers would suddenly wear these red paper flowers in their lapels, and I would say ‘What does that mean?’
    – Tom Hiddleston
  • 142
    Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.
    – Henry Ford
  • 143
    We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken a lifetime to learn. It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content. The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence. It is a waste, for silence is pure. Silence is holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking. This is the great paradox.
    – Nicholas Sparks
  • 144
    Well, I think that part of being young is not exactly knowing why you do some of the things that you do. And it’s by exploring your life or experimenting or making mistakes and learning from them hopefully that you start to forge an identity.
    – Stephen Chbosky
  • 145
    The minute that you’re not learning I believe you’re dead.
    – Jack Nicholson
  • 146
    The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty.
    – Pablo Neruda
  • 147
    Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing.
    – Euripides
  • 148
    The truth of our faith becomes a matter of ridicule among the infidels if any Catholic, not gifted with the necessary scientific learning, presents as dogma what scientific scrutiny shows to be false.
    – Thomas Aquinas
  • 149
    Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us – and those around us – more effectively. Look for the learning.
    – Louisa May Alcott
  • 150
    Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
    – John F. Kennedy
  • 151
    If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
    – George Bernard Shaw
  • 152
    The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.
    – Carl T. Rowan
  • 153
    Neither comprehension nor learning can take place in an atmosphere of anxiety.
    – Rose Kennedy
  • 154
    It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
    – Norman Vincent Peale
  • 155
    I’m lonely. Why do you think I had to learn to act so independent? I also get mad too quickly, and I hog the covers, and my second toe is longer than my big one. My hair has it’s own zip code. Plus, I get certifiably crazy when I’ve got PMS. You don’t love someone because they’re perfect. You love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.
    – Jodi Picoult
  • 156
    I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
    – Pablo Picasso
  • 157
    Failure is a great teacher, and I think when you make mistakes and you recover from them and you treat them as valuable learning experiences, then you’ve got something to share.
    – Steve Harvey
  • 158
    I met my wife in New York, so, we lived together there for five years, so my Swedish was kind of a gradual learning process.
    – Greg Poehler
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    While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.
    – Leonardo da Vinci
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    I am still learning.
    – Michelangelo
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    [Kids] don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
    – Jim Henson
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    If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
    – Albert Einstein
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    Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
    – Colin Powell
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    The unsuccessful person is burdened by learning, and prefers to walk down familiar paths. Their distaste for learning stunts their growth and limits their influence.
    – John C. Maxwell
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    Growing up in a group home, and with an undiagnosed learning disability to boot, the odds of success were not on my side. But when I joined the high school football team, I learned the value of discipline, focus, persistence, and teamwork – all skills that have proven vital to my career as a C.E.O. and social entrepreneur.
    – Darell Hammond
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    The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
    – Leonardo da Vinci
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    The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
    – Voltaire
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    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
    – Vince Lombardi
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    I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
    – Winston Churchill
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    The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God, that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom.
    – Khalil Gibran
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    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
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    Learning to accept failure on multiple levels is, to my way of thinking, the key to become a world-class therapist. But that means humility, and setting your ego aside, while you develop superb new technical skills.
    – David D. Burns
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    There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.
    – Willa Cather
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    It’s like learning to ride a unicorn. You never forget.
    – Eoin Colfer
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    I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.
    – e. e. cummings
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    I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.
    – Galileo Galilei
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    Some books leave us free and some books make us free.
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Cars’ was about Lightning McQueen learning to slow down and to enjoy life. The journey is the reward.
    – John Lasseter
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    I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
    – Marilyn Monroe
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    I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.
    – George Bernard Shaw
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    I’m most proud of the blessings that God has bestowed upon me, in my life. He’s given me the vision to truly see that you can fall down, but you can still get back up. Hopefully I’ll learn from my mistakes and have the opportunity to strengthen and improve the next thing I do.
    – Martin Lawrence
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    I’ve never been an individual guy. I never cared about the accolades. I’ve always been driven by the competition and the learning process.
    – Kevin Garnett
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    The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
    – Dr. Seuss
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    Take those chances and you can achieve greatness, whereas if you go conservative, you’ll never know. I truly believe what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Even if you fail, learning and moving on is sometimes the best thing.
    – Danica Patrick
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    I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
    – Ernest Hemingway
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    The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot.
    – Audre Lorde
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    Every record I do is a learning process for how I want to do the next one.
    – Matisyahu
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    I’m learning a lot about myself being alone, and doing what I’m doing.
    – Chantal Kreviazuk
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    I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
    – Henry David Thoreau
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    When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
    – Mark Twain
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    A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.
    – Will Rogers
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    Without pain, there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from our mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life.
    – Angelina Jolie
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    God created war so that Americans would learn geography.
    – Mark Twain
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    While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
    – Lewis Carroll
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    The important thing is to learn a lesson every time you lose. Life is a learning process and you have to try to learn what’s best for you. Let me tell you, life is not fun when you’re banging your head against a brick wall all the time.
    – John McEnroe
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    A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.
    – Brad Henry
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    What we face may look insurmountable. But I learned something from all those years of training and competing. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn’t think I could lift another ounce of weight. What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know.
    – Arnold Schwarzenegger
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    Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
    – Mahatma Gandhi
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    Making a wrong decision is understandable. Refusing to search continually for learning is not.
    – Phil Crosby
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    To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
    – Plutarch
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    I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.
    – C.S. Lewis
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    Research is creating new knowledge.
    – Neil Armstrong
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    Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.
    – F. Scott Fitzgerald
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    A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.
    – Alexander Pope
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    Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.
    – Muhammad Ali
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    The life ahead can only be glorious if you learn to live in total harmony with the Lord.
    – Sai Baba
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    We learn from failure, not from success!
    – Bram Stoker
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    Learning never exhausts the mind.
    – Leonardo da Vinci
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    If you believe in what you do and you really want to be in music, just stick at it. It’s always a learning process. Enjoy it because I think making music is a privilege, really. In an ideal world, it should also always be fun. As much as possible, make it fun.
    – Kate Bush
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    When you have a good friend that really cares for you and tries to stick in there with you, you treat them like nothing. Learn to be a good friend because one day you’re gonna look up and say I lost a good friend. Learn how to be respectful to your friends, don’t just start arguments with them and don’t tell them the reason, always remember your friends will be there quicker than your family. Learn to remember you got great friends, don’t forget that and they will always care for you no matter what. Always remember to smile and look up at what you got in life.
    – Marilyn Monroe
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    He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
    – Confucius
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    I’d learned that some things are best kept secret.
    – Nicholas Sparks
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    This is a learning in the business life that first of all you need to have commitment, dedication and passion for what you are doing.
    – Lakshmi Mittal
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    For a man to attain to an eminent degree in learning costs him time, watching, hunger, nakedness, dizziness in the head, weakness in the stomach, and other inconveniences.
    – Miguel de Cervantes
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    Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future.
    – Denis Waitley
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    Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
    – Bill Gates
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    Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
    – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
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    Life isn’t finding shelter in the storm. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.
    – Sherrilyn Kenyon
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    There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning.
    – Christopher Morley
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    In spite of discouragement and adversity, those who are happiest seem to have a way of learning from difficult times, becoming stronger, wiser and happier as a result.
    – Joseph B. Wirthlin
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    And the thing about me is, I have a lot of mellow songs, because they’re the easiest for me to write. I wanted to try to make some more upbeat songs, so, I ended up gravitating toward writing songs with friends, which was a great learning process, and also we came up with great songs. Those are the songs that came out the most naturally.
    – Priscilla Ahn
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    I really believe I’ve been a good person. Not perfect – forget about perfect – but just learning by what I was taught and living by my own values. I might have stepped on a few ants – and a few other things as well – but I’ve never hurt anybody.
    – Kiri Te Kanawa
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    And I believe that the best learning process of any kind of craft is just to look at the work of others.
    – Wole Soyinka
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    A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
    – Bruce Lee
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    You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself.
    – Marilyn Monroe
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    People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.
    – Paulo Coelho
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    I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.
    – Neil Gaiman
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    The delights of self-discovery are always available.
    – Gail Sheehy
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    Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.
    – Wilma Rudolph
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    So I’ve seen life as one long learning process. And if I see – you know, if I fly on somebody else’s airline and find the experience is not a pleasant one, which it wasn’t in – 21 years ago, then I’d think, well, you know, maybe I can create the kind of airline that I’d like to fly on.
    – Richard Branson
  • 231
    Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?
    – Mary Manin Morrissey
  • 232
    The boy never cried again, and he never forgot what he’d learned: that to love is to destroy, and that to be loved is to be the one destroyed.
    – Cassandra Clare
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    And I learned what is obvious to a child. That life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time. That each day should be spent finding beauty in flowers and poetry and talking to animals. That a day spent with dreaming and sunsets and refreshing breezes cannot be bettered. But most of all, I learned that life is about sitting on benches next to ancient creeks with my hand on her knee and sometimes, on good days, for falling in love.
    – Nicholas Sparks
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    I am a woman in process. I’m just trying like everybody else. I try to take every conflict, every experience, and learn from it. Life is never dull.
    – Oprah Winfrey
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    You can’t stop the future, You can’t rewind the past, The only way to learn the secret, …is to press play.
    – Jay Asher
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    You live and learn. At any rate, you live.
    – Douglas Adams
  • 237
    Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
    – Theodore Roosevelt
  • 238
    I personally always find something really scary about watching little girls learning to manipulate their dads by baby talking. Then they grow up and use the same technique on their boyfriends or husbands. That scares me because it’s just so sick on so many levels.
    – Megan Fox
  • 239
    Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.
    – Fred Rogers
  • 240
    You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.
    – Dr. Seuss
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    The gateways to wisdom and learning are always open, and more and more I am choosing to walk through them. Barriers, blocks, obstacles, and problems are personal teachers giving me the opportunity to move out of the past and into the Totality of Possibilities.
    – Louise L. Hay
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    Surround yourself with good people. Whether they’re the best or not, people are capable of learning if they’ve got good hearts and they’re good souls.
    – Kid Rock
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    There is always something left to love. And if you ain’t learned that, you ain’t learned nothing.
    – Lorraine Hansberry
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    In youth we learn; in age we understand.
    – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
  • 245
    I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.
    – Jane Austen
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    Experience is making mistakes and learning from them.
    – Bill Ackman
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    I look back at the looks I’ve had over the years. I’m proud of myself that I had the courage to experiment with crazy hairstyles and some fashion things. Would I do it again? No. But that’s part of the learning process and getting from point A to point B.
    – Christina Aguilera
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    I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.
    – Gilda Radner
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    Writing in a journal reminds you of your goals and of your learning in life. It offers a place where you can hold a deliberate, thoughtful conversation with yourself.
    – Robin S. Sharma
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    I don’t think human beings learn anything without desperation. Desperation is a necessary ingredient to learning anything or creating anything. Period. If you ain’t desperate at some point, you ain’t interesting.
    – Jim Carrey
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    Among other things, you’ll find that you’re not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You’re by no means alone on that score, you’ll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You’ll learn from them—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It’s a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn’t education. It’s history. It’s poetry.
    – J.D. Salinger
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    An unschooled man who knows how to meditate upon the Lord has learned far more than the man with the highest education who does not know how to meditate.
    – Charles Stanley
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    It helps immerse yourself in what you potentially want to do. Being involved, learning firsthand and observing the craft and absorbing all you can, makes it easier to define what you want. It will also ultimately make you a better Chef. Culinary school, or even a single class, is a great bet too.
    – Giada De Laurentiis
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    When will you learn that there isn’t a word for everything?
    – Nicole Krauss
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    I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
    – Nelson Mandela
  • 256
    Desperation is a necessary ingredient to learning anything, or creating anything. Period. If you ain’t desperate at some point, you ain’t interesting.
    – Jim Carrey
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    Everything I learned I learned from the movies.
    – Audrey Hepburn
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    Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment.
    – Novalis
  • 259
    When I get lonely these days, I think: So BE lonely, Liz. Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life. Welcome to the human experience. But never again use another person’s body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings.
    – Elizabeth Gilbert
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    It is not that I’m so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.
    – Albert Einstein
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    Learn as much by writing as by reading.
    – Lord Acton
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    Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.
    – Jim Rohn
  • 263
    Not to unlearn what you have learned is the most necessary kind of learning.
    – Antisthenes
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    In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.
    – Rumi
  • 265
    My entire learning process is slow, because I have no visual memory.
    – Georg Solti
  • 266
    It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.
    – John Wooden
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    Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.
    – Frederick Douglass
  • 268
    Google is my best friend and my worst enemy. It’s fabulous for research, but then it becomes addictive. I’ll have a character eating an orange, and next thing I’m Googling types of oranges, I’m visiting chat rooms about oranges, I’m learning the history of the orange.
    – Liane Moriarty
  • 269
    I never went to school for art or was told what to like or when. So every day is a learning process, like most of life.
    – Leo Fitzpatrick
  • 270
    Patience is a virtue, and I’m learning patience. It’s a tough lesson.
    – Elon Musk
  • 271
    We are all in the business of sales. Teachers sell students on learning, parents sell their children on making good grades and behaving, and traditional salesmen sell their products.
    – Dave Ramsey
  • 272
    Sorrow is how we learn to love. Your heart isn’t breaking. It hurts because it’s getting larger. The larger it gets, the more love it holds.
    – Rita Mae Brown
  • 273
    There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
    – Colin Powell
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    In all the difficult decisions that I made through the course of running Loudcloud and Opsware, I never once felt brave. In fact, I often felt scared to death. I never lost those feelings, but after much practice, I learned to ignore them. That learning process might also be called the courage development process.
    – Ben Horowitz
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    You make mistakes, but I don’t have any regrets. I’m the kind of person who takes responsibility for it and deals with it. I learn from everything I do. I work very hard, I have so many things going on in my life. Get to know me and see who I am.
    – Kim Kardashian
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    We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
    – Martin Luther King
  • 277
    I never learned from a man who agreed with me.
    – Robert A. Heinlein
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    Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.
    – William Pollard
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    It’s not the teaching, it’s the learning.
    – Sly Stone
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    The learning process continues until the day you die.
    – Kirk Douglas
  • 281
    Deficiency motivation doesn’t work. It will lead to a life-long pursuit of try to fix me. Learn to appreciate what you have and where and who you are.
    – Wayne Dyer
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    If we study learning as a data science, we can reverse engineer the human brain and tailor learning techniques to maximize the chances of student success. This is the biggest revolution that could happen in education, turning it into a data-driven science, and not such a medieval set of rumors professors tend to carry on.
    – Sebastian Thrun
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    Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
    – Groucho Marx
  • 284
    Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you?
    – Walt Whitman
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    The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
    – Tony Robbins
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    People always ask me, ‘What is it that you regret?’ And I say, ‘nothing, because I could not buy what I’ve learned.’ And I apply those things to my life I learn. And hopefully, hopefully it helps me to be a better human in the future and make better choices.
    – Katy Perry
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    Learn what is to be taken seriously and laugh at the rest.
    – Hermann Hesse
  • 288
    A commitment to human rights cannot be fostered simply through the transmission of knowledge. Action and experience play a crucial role in the learning process.
    – Daisaku Ikeda
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    I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.
    – Henry David Thoreau
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    To learn something, to master something, anything, is as sweet as first love.
    – Geoffrey Wolff
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    This is an important lesson to remember when you’re having a bad day, a bad month, or a shitty year. Things will change: you won’t feel this way forever. And anyway, sometimes the hardest lessons to learn are the ones your soul needs most. I believe you can’t feel real joy unless you’ve felt heartache. You can’t have a sense of victory unless you know what it means to fail. You can’t know what it’s like to feel holy until you know what it’s like to feel really fucking evil. And you can’t be birthed again until you’ve died.
    – Kelly Cutrone
  • 292
    The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.
    – Gloria Steinem
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    If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s this: We all want everything to be okay. We don’t even wish so much for fantastic or marvelous or outstanding. We will happily settle for okay, because most of the time, okay is enough.
    – David Levithan
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    Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
    – E.M. Forster
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    The trouble with learning from experience is that you never graduate.
    – Doug Larson
  • 296
    Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance.
    – Morgan Freeman
  • 297
    A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well.
    – Dan Rather
  • 298
    The more painful it is, tragically, the more you do learn, though, that’s the good part.
    – Sylvia Browne
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    He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
    – Friedrich Nietzsche
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    We learned about honesty and integrity – that the truth matters… that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules… and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square.
    – Michelle Obama
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    Change is the end result of all true learning.
    – Leo Buscaglia
  • 302
    Because in the school of the Spirit man learns wisdom through humility, knowledge by forgetting, how to speak by silence, how to live by dying.
    – Johannes Tauler
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    Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.
    – Arthur Koestler
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    One of the main focuses of my training sessions is to help individuals find their unique voices in the learning process. We all have our strengths, our weaknesses, our styles of learning, our personalities. Developing introspective sensitivity to these issues is critical to long-term success.
    – Joshua Waitzkin
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    Success in management requires learning as fast as the world is changing.
    – Warren Bennis
  • 306
    A lot of the problems I had with fame I was bringing on myself. A lot of self-loathing, a lot of woe-is-me. Now I’m learning to see the positive side of things, instead of, like, ‘I can’t go to Kmart. I can’t take my kids to the haunted house.’
    – Eminem
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    It seemed weird calling a teenager ‘sir’ but I’d learned to be careful with immortals. They tended to get offended easily. Then, they blew stuff up.
    – Rick Riordan

Inspiring Learning Quotes

Good quotations on any topic have most of the qualities of a good poem. They are concise. They are accurate. They aim to appeal to a simple logical premise. The logical premise to which they aim to appeal should be one that is obvious, but that it has become fashionable to ignore, easy to forget, or has been suppressed by powerful forces. But most importantly, a good quote is similar to a good poem in that it is beautiful.

Like a good poem, a quotation worth reading meets the Aristotelian standard for beauty in art: to please, and instruct.

Quotations are temporally and spatially economical. They can be consumed in a moment and guide our behavior for hours, days, months or years. They can be prominently displayed with little cost to typographical space. They can be combined with a compelling image and posted in a prominent position on a wall or at a strategical part of a publication.

Quotes either reinforce what we already believe or know, or they offer us a chance to experience an epiphany. Either way, the result–when effective–is motivational and inspirational.

Quotes on the topic of learning that do not merely motivate or inspire should remind us of one or more of the following:

  • Learning does not always happen the way we think it does.
  • Learning is critical to the realization of our dreams, and aspirations.
  • Learning fulfills some of our highest actualization needs.

Motivational Learning Quotes

Quotes to generate a sense of motivation will play on the ambition, pride, and hopes of the audience. People have different likes and lights, and these change from day to day, and from one phase of life to the next. Learning motivation quotes are like the key to a lock. They will not work on every mind, but the mind to which they are a proper fit will open up like a flower at dawn.

When learners feel low on energy or confidence, the right motivational quote at the right time can give them the burst of energy they need to get back on that horse.

Some motivational quotes will appeal to the desire for self-mastery.

Others may appeal to a desire for self-improvement.

Others still may appeal to the urge to think independently, like this one.

Positive Learning Quotes

Sometimes learning can seem impossible. This is especially true in areas where a person feels she or he lacks the talent to excel. Mathematics is probably the best example. It is an unforgiving discipline, and those who do not have an affinity for it can easily become convinced that they cannot achieve any meaningful level of ability in it.

Positive learning quotes excel at shining light on the fact that learning does not have to be as painful as a person may have previously believed, or that by using a method of study they have never tried before, they can get surprising results.

This quote is telling us two things. First it says that we should not expect to be excellent at first. Second, it tells us that it is okay to be under-developed, that there is no shame at operating at a low level because the lower levels of performance are the only route to higher levels. This quote dispels the fear of failure, and the shame of inhabiting lower skill levels.

Inspirational Learning Quotes

Quotes that inspire learners are similar to quotes that motivate, but they have a broader appeal. A quote may be inspiring simply because of who they come from. The words “I believe in you” may not mean much coming from someone we do not respect, but coming from a trusted mentor or a role model, they can be powerful.

Inspirational quotes may remind us of what those who came before us accomplished with fewer resources than we have. They can move us by revealing poetically that what someone we admire accomplished, we can also accomplish.

An effective inspirational quote can throw into sharp relief the fact that a given role model was not so much superior to us in talent or genius, but in the amount of work they were willing to put in under adverse conditions.

A good inspirational quote makes it plain that we are only ordinary to the same degree that we are uninspired- and that our inspiration levels can be increased with a well-crafted phrase.

Funny Learning Quotes

Sometimes only a laugh can break the monotony. Humor does a lot to aid in the functioning of our minds and bodies. It dispels obsessions and improves our self-appraisal by helping us to get a new perspective on our surroundings.

Humor connects us with the people around us by showing us a common situation and allowing us to demonstrate to ourselves that we understand it in the same way as our peers. It puts people on equal footing and banishes differences. Humor fosters the feeling of community.

Humorous quotes are almost always effective. A teaching environment that is without humor is spiritless, and cannot shake the cobwebs loose when energy levels are low, and teamwork grinds to a standstill.

Famous Learning Quotes

Quotations from famous rhetoricians have authority. When we hear the sayings of someone that society at large considers worth listening to, we automatically trust it. Why? Because it’s socially safe to do so, and because we feel that they have at least a fair chance at being right. Quotes from the likes of Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin often surprise us with their simplicity.

This quote is almost startlingly simplistic, but it does three things. One, it tells us we are not at fault for being unable to remember everything we hear in stuffy lectures. Two, it emphasizes the value of engaging with the student. Three, it tells us that the student himself has value as an active part of the learning process and is worthy of attention and respect. That makes it motivational, comforting, and inspirational. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that the person who said it has his image on the $100 bill.

Quotes from famous individuals can also reveal wisdom where one might not have expected it.

Wise Learning Quotes

Real wisdom speaks for itself. Quotes that ring of this quality often have far-reaching implications. They are sometimes vague without being unsatisfactory. Accomplished practitioners of the meditative disciplines, artists, and writers are possibly commonest sources of quotes that have the quality of wisdom.

This quote may surprise us if we never thought of Bruce Lee as more than just an action star. But this quote teaches us that a person who has achieved a high level of understanding can make more out of nonsense than a person of low learning can do from canonical literature. It is, if nothing else, a statement of praise for the value of learning itself. A quote like this will also appeal to those who are interested in self-mastery.

But eastern rhetoricians aren’t the only originators of wise learning quotes. Some learners may be motivated by the grit and strange wisdom of certain offbeat western thinkers such as William S. Burroughs.

This Zen-like quote tells us to trust ourselves and to not be afraid of quieting our mind, an unexpected insight from one of the world’s most famous heroine users.

Short Learning Quotes

Of all the virtues of quotes discussed here, quotes that are brief can have them all, plus they can be read in one second as opposed to two or three. That’s no trivial difference. Short quotes are less likely to rub against our biases. They are easier to learn, easier to say, easier to display.

It’s an odd feature of human language, the briefer a quote, the more likely it will be wise, the less likely it will be foolish. Consider the common saying, ‘take care.’ What could be wiser than that?

Work Related Learning Quotes

Work-related quotes about learning speak directly to the deepest sensibilities of western people. Work is the way to prosperity. Hard work is the way to improved prosperity, and working smart is the key to making the work you do more effective. Dedicated employees do not need to learn this- though a little boost now and again won’t hurt them. Less motivated ones, though, can use a little more inspiration.

Work-related learning quotes are often most effective when they come from famously successful people. When we can put a face and accomplishment behind a quote, it cements itself in our brains.

Quotes about learning for work can come from any source, but they are best received when they come from an authoritative source.

Authoritative sources can be a district manager, a small business owner or anyone with a fair degree of accomplishment who has gotten to a place in life that is not of questionable desirability.

Teaching Quotes

As an instructor, you need motivation and guidance as well as your learners do. Chances are, you don’t need to be convinced that teaching your students is a good idea. A downside to inspirational quotes about teaching is that the teacher usually has to select them for him or herself- that dulls the wow factor. But the right quote can be just the thing to keep your teaching fluid and energetic.

Quotes like these will remind the instructor not only of the importance of maintaining a professional demeanor but of the value of what a teacher does.

The Value of Education Quotes

It’s important to stress the value of education to your learners if they ever get discouraged. When first starting a very technical role or career, learning can be overwhelming. When you see the 600-page textbooks on coworkers desks and try to add up the pages that you’ve read in your lifetime. Eventually, after remembering the Harry Potter series, you remember that you’re passed 600 pages. Thank you, J.K. Rowling.

The important thing to remember about education is if you keep practicing and using your skills, education lasts forever. The human brain is an incredible thing. If somehow you are reading this and not human, I’m unsure of how incredible your brain is.

By passing along quotes to show the value of education, your learners will be reenergized and ready to tackle the next chapter of pictureless, non-pop-up books.

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