Learning Sayings and Quotes

Learning isn’t just limited to the confines of a classroom. Life is perhaps the greatest teacher of all. You’re never too old or too much of an expert to learn something new. Put on your thinking cap with the list of wise, humorous, and insightful quotes about learning below.


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

A man who asks is a fool for five minutes. A man who never asks is a fool for life.      

Chinese Proverb - (thanks to Alice Fonda-Marsland)

A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.      

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

Benjamin Franklin

Learn as if you were to live forever.

Mahatma Gandhi

He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.

Confucius

You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.

Richard Branson

I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.

Winston Churchill

There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.

Clay P. Bedford

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

Eartha Kitt

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

Antisthenes

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

Mortimer Adler

Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily.      

Thomas Szasz

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.      

Alvin Toffler

I never learned from a man who agreed with me.

Robert A. Heinlein

The man who is too old to learn was probably always too old to learn.      

Henry S. Haskins

Developing a desire to learn is the kindling point of all classroom achievement.      

Robert John Meehan

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.      

Madeline Hunter

If learning is an act of exploration, then technology equips the explorer for the journey of a lifetime.      

Anonymous

It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.      

Leo Buscaglia

Teenagers learn best by doing things, they learn best in teams and they learn best by doing things for real - all the opposite of what mainstream schooling actually does.      

Geoff Mulgan

Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.      

Abigail Adams

Never let formal education get in the way of your learning.      

Mark Twain

If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.      

Eric Hoffer

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

Doris Lessing

We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.      

Peter Drucker

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

Only the curious will learn and only the resolute overcome the obstacles to learning. The quest quotient has always excited me more than the intelligence quotient.      

Eugene S. Wilson