Quotes About Learning

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“Our lives are mere flashes of light in an infinitely empty universe. In 12 years of education the most important lesson I have learned is that what we see as “normal” living is truly a travesty of our potential. In a society so governed by superficiality, appearances, and petty economics, dreams are more real than anything anything in the “real world”. Refuse normalcy. Beauty is everywhere, love is endless, and joy bleeds from our everyday existence. Embrace it. I love all of you, all my friends, family, and community. I am ceaselessly grateful from the bottom of my heart for everyone. The only thing I can ask of you is to stay free of materialism. Remember that every day contains a universe of potential; exhaust it. Live and love so immensely that when death comes there is nothing left for him to take. Wealth is love, music, sports, learning, family and freedom. Above all, stay gold.”
Dominic Owen Mallary

Thich Nhat Hanh
“Usually when we hear or read something new, we just compare it to our own ideas. If it is the same, we accept it and say that it is correct. If it is not, we say it is incorrect. In either case, we learn nothing.”
Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation

Jennifer Elisabeth
“I want to be the best version of myself for anyone who is going to someday walk into my life and need someone to love them beyond reason.”
Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thomas A. Edison
“The most necessary task of civilization is to teach people how to think. It should be the primary purpose of our public schools. The mind of a child is naturally active, it develops through exercise. Give a child plenty of exercise, for body and brain. The trouble with our way of educating is that it does not give elasticity to the mind. It casts the brain into a mold. It insists that the child must accept. It does not encourage original thought or reasoning, and it lays more stress on memory than observation.”
Thomas A. Edison

Walt Whitman
“My words itch at your ears till you understand them”
Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

Rich Mullins
“I had a professor one time... He said, 'Class, you will forget almost everything I will teach you in here, so please remember this: that God spoke to Balaam through his ass, and He has been speaking through asses ever since. So, if God should choose to speak through you, you need not think too highly of yourself. And, if on meeting someone, right away you recognize what they are, listen to them anyway'.”
Rich Mullins

George Bernard Shaw
“You have learnt something. That always feels at first as if you have lost something.”
George Bernard Shaw, Major Barbara

E.L. Konigsburg
“I think you should learn, of course, and some days you must learn a great deal. But you should also have days when you allow what is already in you to swell up inside of you until it touches everything. And you can feel it inside of you. If you never take time out to let that happen, then you accumulate facts, and they begin to rattle around inside of you. You can make noise with them, but never really feel anything with them. It's hollow.”
E.L. Konigsburg, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Bruno Bettelheim
“The child intuitively comprehends that although these stories are unreal, they are not untrue ...”
Bruno Bettelheim, The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales

Paulo Coelho
“Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.”
Paulo Coelho, The Pilgrimage

Gerald Durrell
“I said I *liked* being half-educated; you were so much more *surprised* at everything when you were ignorant.”
Gerald Durrell, My Family and Other Animals

Maya Angelou
“Segregation shaped me; education liberated me.”
Maya Angelou

Benjamin Franklin
“For the best return on your money, pour your purse into your head.”
Benjamin Franklin

Leonardo da Vinci
“The acquisition of knowledge is always of use to the intellect, because it may thus drive out useless things and retain the good. For nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first known.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“At the end of your lives you will not be judged by academic successes, the degrees or diplomas earned, the positions held, the material wealth acquired, or power and prestige, but rather on the basis of what you have become as persons and what you are in conduct and character.”
Howard W. Hunter

Frank Herbert
“One learns from books and example only that certain things can be done. Actual learning requires that you do those things.”
Frank Herbert, Children of Dune

Shannon L. Alder
“There are many forms of love as there is moments in time, and you are capable of feeling them all at different stages of your life.”
Shannon L. Alder

Samuel Butler
“Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.”
Samuel Butler

Albert Einstein
“Combinatory play seems to be the essential feature in productive thought.”
Albert Einstein

Lloyd Alexander
“A shade of sorrow passed over Taliesin's face. 'There are those,' he said gently, 'who must first learn loss, despair, and grief. Of all paths to wisdom, this is the cruelest and longest. Are you one who must follow such a way? This even I cannot know. If you are, take heart nonetheless. Those who reach the end do more than gain wisdom. As rough wool becomes cloth, and crude clay a vessel, so do they change and fashion wisdom for others, and what they give back is greater than what they won.”
Lloyd Alexander, The High King

Ambeth R. Ocampo
“As you can see, there are quite a number of things taught in school that one has to unlearn or at least correct.”
Ambeth R. Ocampo, Rizal Without the Overcoat

Leigh Bardugo
“Nina, you taught me to be something better. They could be taught, too.”
Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows

Terry Pratchett
“Everyone knew there were wolves in the mountains, but they seldom came near the village - the modern wolves were the offspring of ancestors that had survived because they had learned that human meat had sharp edges.”
Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites

Mary Wortley Montagu
“Philosophy is the toil which can never tire persons engaged in it. All ways are strewn with roses, and the farther you go, the more enchanting objects appear before you and invite you on.”
Mary Wortley Montagu

Criss Jami
“I always make sure that the world will prove me right. It gives me the freedom to contradict myself.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“Learning without reflection is a waste. Reflection without learning is dangerous.”

Annie Dillard
“I would like to learn, or remember, how to live.”
Annie Dillard, Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters

Suzanne Harper
“Learning to cover a mistake is as important as getting everything right.”
Suzanne Harper, The Juliet Club

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