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Quotations: Learning

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
Abigail Adams

They know enough who know how to learn.
Henry Brooks Adams

It is always in season for old men to learn.
Aeschylus Agamemnon

I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.
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

The most necessary learning is that which unlearns evil.
Antisthenes

Learning is not child's play; we cannot learn without pain.
Aristotle

To learn is a natural pleasure, not confined to philosophers, but common to all men.
Aristotle

We cannot learn without pain.
Aristotle

What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing.
Aristotle

Learning is not child's play; we cannot learn without pain
Aristotle

Learning teacheth more in one year than experience in twenty.
Roger Ascham

I wish I'd known early what I had to learn late.
Richie Ashburn

It's not so much what you have to learn if you accept weird theories, it's what you have to unlearn.
Isaac Asimov

It is without all controversy that learning doth make the minds of men gentle, amiable, and pliant to government; whereas ignorance makes them churlish, thwarting, and mutinous; and the evidence of time doth clear this assertion, considering that the most barbarous, rude, and unlearned times have been most subject to tumults, seditions, and changes.
Francis Bacon

Learning hath his infancy, when it is but beginning and almost childish; then his youth, when it is luxuriant and juvenile; then his strength of years, when it is solid and reduced; and lastly his old age, when it waxeth dry and exhaust.
Francis Bacon

Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
Francis Bacon

Learning, to be of much use, must have a tendency to spread itself among the common people.
Henry Ward Beecher

The head learns new things, but the heart forever more practices old experiences.
Henry Ward Beecher

Taking charge of your own learning is a part of taking charge of your life, which is the sine qua non in becoming an integrated person.
Warren Bennis

And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad.
Bible

Consider that I laboured not for myself only, but for all them that seek learning.
Bible

If you can't learn to do it well, learn to enjoy doing it badly.
Ashleigh Brilliant

Learning will be cast into the mire and trodden down under the hoofs of a swinish multitude.
Edmund Burke

Out of too much learning become mad.
Robert Burton

Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Samuel Butler

Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
Robert Byrne

You cannot open a book without learning something.
Confucius

A little learning is a dangerous thing but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.
Bob Edwards

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
Albert Einstein

Wit makes its own welcome, and levels all distinctions. No dignity, no learning, no force of character, can make any stand against good wit.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.
Edward Gibbon

That one is learned who has reduced his learning to practice.
Hitopadesha

Wisdom is learning what to overlook.
William James

We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly
Sam Keen

Liberty without learning is always in peril; learning without liberty is always in vain.
John F. Kennedy

The least of learning is done in the classrooms.
Thomas Merton

The signs of outstanding leadership appear primarily among the followers. Are the followers reaching their potential? Are they learning? Serving? Do they achieve the required results? Do they change with grace? Manage conflict?
Max De Pree

By learning you will teach, by teaching you will learn.
Latin Proverb

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.
Anthony Robbins

If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
George Bernard Shaw

A little learning is a dangerous thing, but we must take that risk because a little is as much as our biggest heads can hold.
George Bernard Shaw

It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
Henry David Thoreau

Strange as it seems, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and higher education positively fortifies it.
Stephen Vizinczey

All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners... Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they're not learning, they're not growing... not moving toward excellence.
Denis Waitley

Why waste time learning, when ignorance is instantaneous?
Bill Watterson

The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
Wolfdyke

The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious, to have one idea spark another.
Wolfdyke

Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote, And think they grow immortal as they quote.
Edward Young

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