Learning Quotes

Learning Quotes
I’ve done a couple pages on “education quotes” before, but never on “learning”.

Many of these are quite good, so get ready to learn something. 🙂

I am learning all the time.  The tombstone will be my diploma. -Eartha Kitt

It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts. -Harry S. Truman

A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study. -Chinese Proverb

When the student is ready, the master appears. -Buddhist Proverb

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 (1819-1892)

Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned. -Mark Twain

You learn something every day if you pay attention. -Ray LeBlond

I had six honest serving men. They taught me all I knew. Their names were Where, What, When, Why, How, and Who. -Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

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

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

I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday. -Abraham Lincoln

Never stop learning; knowledge doubles every fourteen months. -Anthony J. D’Angelo

All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind. -Martin H. Fischer

That’s what learning is. You suddenly understand something you understood all your life, but in a new way. -Doris Lessing

The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live. -Mortimer Adler

Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future. -Brian Tracy

There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm. -Willa Cather

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

Never seem wiser, nor more learned, than the people you are with. Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket: and do not merely pull it out and strike it; merely to show that you have one. -Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield (1694-1773)

There are many things which we can afford to forget which it is yet well to learn. -Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Learn to say no. It will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin. -Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)

I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me. -Dudley Field Malone

In the end we retain from our studies only that which we practically apply. -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Learning is a lifetime process, but there comes a time when we must stop adding and start updating. -Robert Brault

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 (1863-1947)

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

You can learn new things at any time in your life if you’re willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you. -Barbara Sher

You don’t understand anything until you learn it more than one way. -Marvin Minsky

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

Learning is like rowing upstream:  not to advance is to drop back. -Chinese Proverb

Try to learn something about everything and everything about something. -Thomas H. Huxley (1825-1895)

People learn something every day, and a lot of times it’s that what they learned the day before was wrong. -Bill Vaughan

Learn of the skillful; he that teaches himself, has a fool for his master. -Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. -Albert Einstein

When you stop learning, stop listening, stop looking and asking questions, always new questions, then it is time to die. -Lillian Smith (1897-1966)

Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can – there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did. -Sarah Caldwell

Research shows that you begin learning in the womb and go right on learning until the moment you pass on. Your brain has a capacity for learning that is virtually limitless, which makes every human a potential genius. -Michael J. Gelb

Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know. -Daniel J. Boorstin

As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious. -Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. -Mahatma Gandhi

I have learned silence from the talkative; tolerance from the intolerant; and kindness from the unkind. -Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

I am defeated, and know it, if I meet any human being from whom I find myself unable to learn anything. -George Herbert Palmer

Learn to pause…or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you. -Doug King

You aren’t learning anything when you’re talking. -Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973)

Read something positive every night and listen to something helpful every morning. -Tom Hopkins

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    • Mamta
    • May 5, 2010

    your quotes are amazing thanks

    • Amrita Kiki
    • May 5, 2010

    Hi Shawn!
    I appreciate your effort in publishing these wonderful quotes. They are inspiring but somewhere I feel that most of them remain to be lackluster..or in other words, they fail to strike an emotional cord with the reader. Initially when I started reading them it seemed good but in course of time I’ve started getting bored with almost similar preaching on life. What I suggest is that you choose quotes which has some humor to it..taken from everyday experiences..or some short stories from an individuals own life would be highly welcome. I have gone through other site as well and found some to be very good.
    I would also suggest that you should make your pages more colorful and attractive..
    I hope the above suggestions are of some help. Wishing you good luck. Have a nice day.


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      Points well taken, Amrita. I actually use a virtual assistant to gather a lot of these quotes these days, so I personally would take much harder-hitting quotes if I was the one searching for them. Let me work on some “quality-control”.

    • Lee
    • May 5, 2010

    Life is a journey of growth in mind body and soul. We learn from education, experiences and people. I seem to be forever learning things and just when I think I have mastered it, something surprises me and I reasize I still have much to learn. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

    Thank you Shawn, the reason I enjoy reading your quotes is because they feed my brain, sometimes it gets overfed but that’s ok at least it is never idle, smile!

    I foud these quotes interesting:

    A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study. -Chinese Proverb

    My comment to the quote above. I have learned many things when speaking with a knowledgeable person. My parents had a friend who could speak on a variety of topics, I foud him to be very informative. I discovered things that became public knowledge ten years later.

    Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can – there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did. -Sarah Caldwell

    Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. -Albert Einstein

    My comment: Sometimes I have to wonder if we will ever learn from past mistakes, it seems that we are still repeating them. I thought by now the Governments of the world wound be much wiser.

    Take care!

    • laura
    • May 5, 2010

    Quote #1 was my favourite but I’m not much a fan of school learning right now as I’m in school. I believe like most of the people quoted above that we should try to learn something everyday!!!

    • Ashleigh
    • May 5, 2010

    The last one is my fav. So true, and I wish more people lived that way.

    • David Parrish
    • May 5, 2010

    Dudley Malone is my kind of guy.

    • Laurie
    • May 6, 2010

    Amrita, why don’t you go look at the quotes you like. There are lots of humorous quotes but I’d rather learn something. Shawn, I think one of my favorites is:”I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me. -Dudley Field Malone”
    Thanks Shawn.

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    I enjoy these quotes because of the emphasis on learning! Steve Gottry gave me the idea to ask myself every night “What have I learned today?” This has been such a productive way to finish the day and encourages me to seek new learning the next day and the next.

    • Laurie Vowels
    • June 19, 2010

    These quotes are a learning experience in themselves. When you stop learning, you are inanimate, as if in a coma. Learning is what makes us keep on going. It’s always a great experience to learn something you never knew before, it leaves you wanting more.
    Thanks for these Shawn.

    • Angelique
    • August 24, 2010

    Hi thank you so much for taking the time to send us quotes. They really help.
    My father passed away 2 weeks ago and my world has crumbled.
    I am to give the tribute at the service. I can barely breathe, or get through one day to the next, let alone put together something meaningful that doesn’t leaved me in a paralysed blubbering state.
    If you could pass on any quotes or inspirational thoughts re. the passing of a loved one, it wold help me so much.
    If not, I understand
    Thank you so much

    • reshma
    • February 25, 2011

    Great thoughts . It helped me a lot.

    • Basil
    • October 2, 2012

    these thoughts lighten our paths on the very many roads of life’s journey

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