I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
- Michel de Montaigne

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

The things we know best are the things we haven't been taught.
- Marquis de Vauvenargues

Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
- Sir Winston Churchill

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

Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
- Laurence J. Peter

Education makes a people difficult to drive, but easy to lead; impossible to enslave, but easy to govern.
- Lorn Brougham (1778-1868)

The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
- B.B. King

What we learn to do, we learn by doing.

Experience is a good school. But the fees are high.
- Heinrich Heine

Statement: "If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times ..."
Response: "If you've told me a thousand times, isn't it about time that you learned something?"

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
- Derek Bok, President, Harvard University

You live and learn. At any rate, you live.
- Douglas Adams

What you know
Grows up into what you think you know
Which leads to what you 'd like to know
About what you didn't even know you wanted to know.
- The Discovery Channel

In times of change, learners shall inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
- John Kelly **

In time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exist.
- Eric Hoffer **

** NOTE: The above two quotes are very similar. Research by Professor Maureen Greenbaum seems to indicate Eric Hoffer is the original source.

Be open to learning new lessons even if they contradict the lessons you learned yesterday.
- Ellen Degeneres

Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
- Albert Einstein

Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.
- Nelson Mandela

Learn to unlearn.
- Benjamin Disraeli

He is educated who knows how to find out what he doesn't know.
- George Simmel

There is nothing as stupid as an educated man if you get him off the thing he was educated in.

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.
- Leonardo da Vinci (I have also seen this attributed to Johann Wolfgang von Geothe)

I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember,
I do and I understand.
- Chinese Proverb

All of us have something to learn. All of us have something to teach.

Learning is not a spectator sport. People learn best not by being told but by experiencing the consequences of their thoughts and actions.

Learn from the mistakes of others. Life is too short to make them all yourself.
- Sam Levenson

Your expected gains from any learning experience are directly proportionate to what you put into it.

When I teach, I learn.

View life as a Scavenger Hunt. The objective is to retrieve or discover obscure information or items; a fact-finding mission; a means of learning and having fun at the same time.

What makes us successful is not what we are striving for. It's what we learn by the striving itself.
- Grant M. Bright

I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions.
- Lou Holtz

Learn a new language and get a new soul.
- Czech proverb

You ainít learniní nothing when youíre talking.
- Plaque on Lyndon Johnstonís Senate office wall

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.
- Robert Frost

One's future will depend on their ability to learn faster and respond to change quicker than their competitors.

The illiterate of the future are not those who cannot read or write. They are those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler

While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.
- Leonardo Da Vinci

Everyone is the architect of their own learning.
- Appius Claudius, 4th century BC

Knowledge is gained by learning; trust by doubt; skill by practice; and love by love.
- Thomas Szasz

I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
- Sir Winston Churchill

Learning is directly proportional to the amount of fun you have.
- Bob Pike

Learning makes a man fit company for himself.
- Thomas Fuller

Learning takes place when you suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way.
- Doris Lessing

Learning isnít something that just takes place in the classroom. It happens every minute of your life!
- Grant M. Bright

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty eight or eighty eight. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
- Henry Ford

Learning is discovery... but discovery does not happen until first you are looking.
- Dewey

You have as much learning as you put into practice, and you are as good a preacher as you do what you say.
- Francis of Assisi

Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
- Edward Morgan Forster

Learning through experience: A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn no other way.
- Mark Twain

Liberty without learning is always in peril, and learning without liberty is always in vain.
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has.
- Josh Billings

A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people.
- Frederick Douglas

Merely having an open mind is nothing; the object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.
- G.K. Chesterton

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

We learn from experience that people never learn anything from experience.
- George Bernard Shaw

I do not know what I do not know.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein


End of Quotes on "Learning"

12/10/2008

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