Learning Quotes

It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning.
– Claude Bernard

There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience.
– Archibald McLeish

The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.
– Antisthenes

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.
– Galileo Galilei

Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.
– Hebrew Proverb
The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
– Douglas Adams
Irregularity and want of method are only supportable in men of great learning or genius, who are often too full to be exact, and therefore they choose to throw down their pearls in heaps before the reader, rather than be at the pains of stringing them.
– Joseph Addison
I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.
– Aeschylus
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
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
Writing is learning to say nothing, more cleverly each day.
– William Allingham
Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know - and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance.
– Isaac Asimov
In those parts of the world where learning and science has prevailed, miracles have ceased; but in those parts of it as are barbarous and ignorant, miracles are still in vogue.
– Ethan Allen
Learning is finding out what you already know.
– Richard Bach
You teach best what you most need to learn.
– Richard Bach
People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom.
– Sir Francis Bacon
If you're going to go through hell... I suggest you come back learning something.
– Drew Barrymore
It's only through listening that you learn, and I never want to stop learning.
– Drew Barrymore
He that knew all that learning ever writ, Knew only this - that he knew nothing yet.
– Aphra Behn
I remember in the circus learning that the clown was the prince, the high prince. I always thought that the high prince was the lion or the magician, but the clown is the most important.
– Roberto Benigni
Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.
– Ambrose Bierce
Education in our times must try to find whatever there is in students that might yearn for completion, and to reconstruct the learning that would enable them autonomously to seek that completion.
– Allan Bloom
Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
– Daniel J. Boorstin
I come from Montana, and in eastern Montana we have a lot of dirt between light bulbs. It is expensive trying to bring the new technologies to smaller schools to upgrade their technologies to take advantage of distance learning.
– Conrad Burns
Change is the end result of all true learning.
– Leo Buscaglia
I am still learning.
– Michelangelo
The life ahead can only be glorious if you learn to live in total harmony with the Lord.
– Sai Baba
In the transmission of human culture, people always attempt to replicate, to pass on to the next generation the skills and values of the parents, but the attempt always fails because cultural transmission is geared to learning, not DNA.
– Gregory Bateson
Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
– Robert Byrne
Learning should be a joy and full of excitement. It is life's greatest adventure; it is an illustrated excursion into the minds of the noble and the learned.
– Taylor Caldwell
The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone.
– Albert Camus
I sat staring, staring, staring - half lost, learning a new language or rather the same language in a different dialect. So still were the big woods where I sat, sound might not yet have been born.
– Emily Carr
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
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
Learning to read music in Braille and play by ear helped me develop a damn good memory.
– Ray Charles
I'm learning English at the moment. I can say 'Big Ben', 'Hello Rodney', 'Tower Bridge' and 'Loo'.
– Cher
Learning is acquired by reading books, but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading men, and studying all the various facets of them.
– Lord Chesterfield
I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
– Sir Winston Churchill
I wanted to translate from one flat surface to another. In fact, my learning disabilities controlled a lot of things. I don't recognize faces, so I'm sure it's what drove me to portraits in the first place.
– Chuck Close
Belief gets in the way of learning.
– Jeremy Collier
He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
– Confucius
Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.
– Confucius
You cannot open a book without learning something.
– Confucius
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
Making a wrong decision is understandable. Refusing to search continually for learning is not.
– Philip Crosby
I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.
– e. e. cummings
A major advantage of age is learning to accept people without passing judgment.
– Liz Carpenter
That's not all our crops can do. We are also learning how to transform plants into factories. We can now raise plants that will create enzymes that would otherwise be created in chemical factories.
– Thomas Carper
Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.
– Anthony J. D'Angelo
Never stop learning; knowledge doubles every fourteen months.
– Anthony J. D'Angelo
If anybody wanted to photograph my life, they'd get bored in a day. 'Heres Matt at home learning his lines. Here's Matt researching in aisle six of his local library'. A few hours of that and they'd go home.
– Matt Damon
The greatest gift that Oxford gives her sons is, I truly believe, a genial irreverence toward learning, and from that irreverence love may spring.
– Robertson Davies
I got problems. I freak out, go to a shrink, go through all kinds of therapy and stuff, but I'm learning how to deal with it. That's why I've chosen one hour a night to get all of my aggressions out. to really tell the world the way I feel.
– Jonathan Davis
I discovered that in a story I could safely dream any dream, hope any hope, go anywhere I pleased any time I pleased, fight any foe, win or lose, live or die. My stories created a safe experimental learning place.
– Donald Davis
Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival.
– W. Edwards Deming
Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.
– Benjamin Disraeli
A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people.
– Frederick Douglass
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 F. Drucker
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
– Albert Einstein
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
– Albert Einstein
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
– Albert Einstein
I take away something from every role. I'm still learning and that's what life is about.
– Cary Elwes
No man ever prayed heartily without learning something.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
In youth we learn; in age we understand.
– Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
Maybe our young people are not as vacuous as we would like to lead ourselves to believe - that all they're interested in is hairdos and looking at other beautiful people. Maybe they're interested in learning something.
– David James Elliott
We must expect to fail... but fail in a learning posture, determined no to repeat the mistakes, and to maximize the benefits from what is learned in the process.
– Ted W. Engstrom
'No Child Left Behind' requires states and school districts to ensure that all students are learning and are reaching their highest potential. Special education students should not be left out of these accountability mechanisms.
– Dianne Feinstein
The lopsided attitudes of college professors pose a serious challenge to learning because students are so susceptible to becoming lopsided sheep.
– Suzanne Fields
When house and land are gone and spent, then learning is most excellent.
– Samuel Foote
We also learn that this country and the Western world have no monopoly of goodness and truth and scholarship, we begin to appreciate the ingredients that are indispensable to making a better world. In a life of learning that is, perhaps, the greatest lesson of all.
– John Hope Franklin
Learning hath gained most by those books by which the printers have lost.
– Dr. Thomas Fuller
Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence, or learning.
– Frederick W. Faber
The hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection, and not a fountain; to show them we love them not when we feel like it, but when they do.
– Nan Fairbrother
Learning disabilities cannot be cured, but they can be treated successfully and children with LD can go on to live happy, successful lives.
– Anne Ford
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
– Mahatma Gandhi
One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
– John W. Gardner
I like working solo and it was a lot of fun joking around with the audience, saying things. I'm only just learning how to do certain things.
– Art Garfunkel
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
– Bill Gates
Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking,unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.
– Edward Gibbon
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.
– Kahlil Gibran
Early on, it's good to develop the ability to write. Learning to write is a useful exercise, even if what you're writing about is not that relevant.
– Walter Gilbert
Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning, Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning.
– Oliver Goldsmith
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
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.
– Charles Grassley
I have terrible handwriting. I now say it's a learning disability... but a nun who was a very troubled woman hit me over the fingers with a ruler because my writing was so bad.
– Andrew Greeley
Coming to understand a painting or a symphony in an unfamiliar style, to recognize the work of an artist or school, to see or hear in new ways, is as cognitive an achievement as learning to read or write or add.
– Nelson Goodman
I know it may seem surprising to people, but learning dialog that has a conversational flow to it is not that difficult.
– Deidre Hall
If we wish to know the force of human genius, we should read Shakespeare. If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning, we may study his commentators.
– William Hazlitt
Learning is its own exceeding great reward.
– William Hazlitt
I never learned from a man who agreed with me.
– Robert A. Heinlein
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
– Ernest Hemingway
Men of polite learning and a liberal education.
– Matthew Henry
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
The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes
Since we can't know what knowledge will be most needed in the future, it is senseless to try to teach it in advance. Instead, we should try to turn out people who love learning so much and learn so well that they will be able to learn whatever needs to be learned.
– John Holt
The Finland of the 21st century can thrive only if women of learning - in common with their male counterparts - are guaranteed the opportunity to use their creative potential to the full.
– Tarja Halonen
The world is the true classroom. The most rewarding and important type of learning is through experience, seeing something with our own eyes.
– Jack Hanna
One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more.
– Washington Irving
We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique.
– Benjamin Jowett
I've had a tough time learning how to act like a congressman. Today I accidentally spent some of my own money.
– Joseph P. Kennedy