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Quotes About Learning that Resonate

Welcome to our curated collection of quotes about learning. Given we produce these collections to help people learn from others whatever resonates with them, we are obviously advocates of lifelong learning and of always embracing a joy of learning. Cheers to you, and hopefully these quotes will be useful to you, and if they are, please share widely.

Quote: Life is the art of drawing without an eraser. by author John W. Gardner overlaid on photo of four person standing beside wall
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Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.


Quote: Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen. by author John Steinbeck overlaid on photo of woman in red knit sweater holding lemon
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Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.


Quote: A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. by author Thomas Carlyle overlaid on photo of pink rose bud closeup photo
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A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.


Quote: Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is. by author Maxim Gorky overlaid on photo of two people standing on grey rock under white clouds
Photo Credit: Toa Heftiba

Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.


Quote: We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of silhouette of three people up on mountain cliff
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We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

We must all learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish together as fools. Because of our involvement in humanity we must be concerned about every human being.


We can only learn to love by loving.


Quote: We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of brown Scottish fold in brown thick-pile blanket
Photo Credit: Mikhail Vasilyev

We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.


Quote: If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of person in blue denim jeans and brown leather boots
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If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.


Quote: A man may learn wisdom even from a foe. by author Aristophanes overlaid on photo of gray road beside a trees
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A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.


Quote: Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. by author John F. Kennedy overlaid on photo of person sitting on chair holding iPad
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Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.


Quote: I have had a lot of setbacks that I have learned from. by author Susan Wojcicki overlaid on photo of MacBook Pro beside plant in vase
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I have had a lot of setbacks that I have learned from.


Quote: Indeed, learning to write may be part of learning to read. For all I know, writing comes out of a superior devotion to reading. by author Eudora Welty overlaid on photo of yellow sunflower field under blue sky during daytime
Photo Credit: Todd Trapani

Indeed, learning to write may be part of learning to read. For all I know, writing comes out of a superior devotion to reading.


Quote: You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be. by author Marianne Williamson overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing on grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Kate Hliznitsova

You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.


Quote: Life is the great teacher. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of white cat on brown wooden table
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Life is the great teacher.


Quote: Life is trying things to see if they work. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo og calm body of water
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Life is trying things to see if they work.


Quote: Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe. by author Galileo Galilei overlaid on photo of soldiers on field at daytime
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Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.


Quote: The difference between a stumbling block and a stepping stone is how high you raise your foot. by author Benny Lewis overlaid on photo of pink and yellow flower painting
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The difference between a stumbling block and a stepping stone is how high you raise your foot.


Quote: In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of round Timex analog clock at 2:33
Photo Credit: Sonja Langford

In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.


Quote: A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of labrador dog beach wallpaper
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A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.


Quote: I have learned that to be with those I like is enough. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
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I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.


Quote: In youth we learn; in age we understand. by author Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach overlaid on photo of toddler hugging siberian husky
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In youth we learn; in age we understand.


Quote: A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way. by author Mark Twain overlaid on photo of high-angle photography of mountain at sunset
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A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

A person that started in to carry a cat home by the tail was getting knowledge that was always going to be useful to him, and warn't ever going to grow dim or doubtful.


Quote: Failure is success if we learn from it. by author Malcolm Forbes overlaid on photo of person holding silver iPhone 6
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Failure is success if we learn from it.


Quote: I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. by author Louisa May Alcott overlaid on photo of green leaf tree on shore
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I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.


Quote: Cheating in school is a form of self-deception. We go to school to learn. We cheat ourselves when we coast on the efforts and scholarship of someone else. by author James E. Faust overlaid on photo of silhouette of trees during sunset
Photo Credit: Kristaps Ungurs

Cheating in school is a form of self-deception. We go to school to learn. We cheat ourselves when we coast on the efforts and scholarship of someone else.


Quote: Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. by author Douglas Adams overlaid on photo of woman doing yoga on rock platform next to body of water
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Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.


Quote: The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change. by author Carl R. Rogers overlaid on photo of empty brown concrete stairs beside green grass under starry sky long-exposure photography
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The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.


Quote: The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue. by author Antisthenes overlaid on photo of turned on gray laptop computer
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The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.


Quote: How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it. by author Alexandre Dumas overlaid on photo of brown and black butterfly on person index finger
Photo Credit: Amy Humphries

How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.


Quote: The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education. by author Albert Einstein overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of couples near body of water
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The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.


Quote: I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday. by author Abraham Lincoln overlaid on photo of time lapse photography of fire
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I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.


Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.


Quote: Expecting all children the same age to learn from the same materials is like expecting all children the same age to wear the same size clothing. by author Madeline Hunter overlaid on photo of couple sitting on bench under tree grayscale photography
Photo Credit: Marc A. Sporys

Expecting all children the same age to learn from the same materials is like expecting all children the same age to wear the same size clothing.


Quote: Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, and delighted. by author Dr. Seuss overlaid on photo of selective photography of green leaf plant
Photo Credit: Matthew Smith

Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, and delighted.


Quote: A teacher who loves learning earns the right and the ability to help others learn. by author Ruth Beechick overlaid on photo of turned on gray laptop computer
Photo Credit: Oskar Yildiz

A teacher who loves learning earns the right and the ability to help others learn.


Quote: Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of white flowers
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Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.


Quote: Language learning deserves special mention. It is, bar none, the best thing you can do to hone clear thinking. by author Tim Ferriss overlaid on photo of photo of author Tim Ferriss with quote

Language learning deserves special mention. It is, bar none, the best thing you can do to hone clear thinking.


Quote: It is no weakness for the wisest man to learn when he is wrong. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of brown and black butterfly on yellow flower
Photo Credit: Joshua J. Cotten

It is no weakness for the wisest man to learn when he is wrong.


Quote: No physician is really good before he has killed one or two patients. by author Hindu Proverb overlaid on photo of Hindu Proverb quote; white text on black background

No physician is really good before he has killed one or two patients.


Quote: The trouble with learning from experience is that you never graduate. by author Doug Larson overlaid on photo of red coupe parked in front of black and gray building during daytime
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The trouble with learning from experience is that you never graduate.


Quote: Our job is obvious: We need to get out of the way, shine a light, and empower a new generation to teach itself and to go further and faster than any generation ever has. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of shillouette photo of person standing at the peak
Photo Credit: Tim Foster

Our job is obvious: We need to get out of the way, shine a light, and empower a new generation to teach itself and to go further and faster than any generation ever has.


Quote: Everything that happens to you is a form of instruction if you pay attention. by author Robert Greene overlaid on photo of man jumping on hill during golden hour
Photo Credit: Kyle Cottrell

Everything that happens to you is a form of instruction if you pay attention.


Quote: All learning has an emotional base. by author Plato overlaid on photo of Eiffel Tower under blue sky during daytime
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All learning has an emotional base.


Quote: The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing. by author Voltaire overlaid on photo of black cat sitting on rock during day
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The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.


Quote: I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays and have things arranged for them that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas. by author Agatha Christie overlaid on photo of photo of author Agatha Christie with quote

I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays and have things arranged for them that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas.


Quote: Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself. by author Eleanor Roosevelt overlaid on photo of blue glass heart
Photo Credit: Tim Mossholder

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.


Quote: Persistent questioning and healthy inquisitiveness are the first requisite for acquiring learning of any kind. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of orange tabby cat
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Persistent questioning and healthy inquisitiveness are the first requisite for acquiring learning of any kind.


Quote: Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of black pug puppy
Photo Credit: Charles Deluvio

Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist.


Quote: One repays a teacher badly if one always remains nothing but a pupil. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of sunflower
Photo Credit: Domenico Gentile

One repays a teacher badly if one always remains nothing but a pupil.


Quote: The doer alone learneth. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of MacBook Pro
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The doer alone learneth.


Quote: Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will. by author Vernon Howard overlaid on photo of close-up of lighted candle
Photo Credit: David Tomaseti

Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.


Quote: Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. by author Chinese Proverb overlaid on photo of person submerged on body of water holding sparkler
Photo Credit: Kristopher Roller

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.


Quote: I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. by author Winston Churchill overlaid on photo of black and white computer keyboard
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I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.


Quote: There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm. by author Willa Cather overlaid on photo of green butterfly perched on purple flower
Photo Credit: Vincent van Zalinge

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


Quote: It is not from ourselves that we learn to be better than we are. by author Wendell Berry overlaid on photo of grassland landscape
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It is not from ourselves that we learn to be better than we are.


Quote: Try to learn something about everything and everything about something. by author Thomas Huxley overlaid on photo of woman lying on white lounge chair in the middle of pool
Photo Credit: Jane Palash

Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.


Quote: Learn the art of the pitch and of messaging. by author Tim Ferriss overlaid on photo of photo of author Tim Ferriss with quote

Learn the art of the pitch and of messaging.


Quote: Some books leave us free and some books make us free. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of brown Tabby cat on yellow wooden bench
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Some books leave us free and some books make us free.


Quote: Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of sunset highway
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Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.


Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment.


Quote: Either men will learn to live like brothers, or they will die like beasts. by author Max Lerner overlaid on photo of man carrying woman beside seashore
Photo Credit: Allen Taylor

Either men will learn to live like brothers, or they will die like beasts.


Quote: The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn. by author Cicero overlaid on photo of photo of author Cicero with quote

The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.


Sometimes a little heartbreak is a lesson, and the best thing to do is just learn the lesson.


Quote: To teach is to learn twice. by author Joseph Joubert overlaid on photo of white and gray cat
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To teach is to learn twice.


Quote: He who laughs most, learns best. by author John Cleese overlaid on photo of Arizona landscape
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He who laughs most, learns best.


Quote: Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle. by author James Russell Lowell overlaid on photo of person wearing orange and gray Nike shoes walking on gray concrete stairs
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Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.


Quote: Much learning does not teach understanding. by author Heraclitus overlaid on photo of A stack of thick folders on a white surface
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Much learning does not teach understanding.


Quote: It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know. by author Henry David Thoreau overlaid on photo of person sitting on black surface looking to sky
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It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.


Quote: For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them. by author Hannah Arendt overlaid on photo of Monarch butterfly at pink flowers
Photo Credit: Justin DoCanto

For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.


Quote: 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. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of person holding heart shaped red balloon
Photo Credit: Ryan 'O' Niel

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.


Quote: 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. by author Fred Rogers overlaid on photo of white wall paint beside white wall
Photo Credit: Augustine Wong

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.


Quote: 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. by author Chuck Grassley overlaid on photo of photo of author Chuck Grassley with quote

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.


Quote: It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning. by author Claude Bernard overlaid on photo of photo of author Claude Bernard with quote

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


Quote: We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique. by author Benjamin Jowett overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Jowett with quote

We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique.


Quote: We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public. by author Bryan White overlaid on photo of photo of author Bryan White with quote

We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.


Quote: Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of green and white abstract painting
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Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.


Quote: He who fears to weep, should learn to be kind to those who weep. by author Abu Bakr overlaid on photo of photo of author Abu Bakr with quote

He who fears to weep, should learn to be kind to those who weep.


Quote: Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn. by author Alice Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Alice Miller with quote

Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn.


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