Learning Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old learning quotes, learning sayings, and learning proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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

Doris Lessing

All learning has an emotional base.      


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

Whoso neglects learning in his youth, Loses the past and is dead for the future.      


Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked.      

Lord Chesterfield

Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival.      

W. Edwards Deming

What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity. In the end there are no certain answers.      

Martina Horner

Shall I tell you a secret of a true scholar? It is this: every man I meet is my master in some point and in that I learn from him.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't let your learning lead to knowledge. Let your learning lead to action.

Jim Rohn

The greatest enemy of learning is knowing.

John Maxwell

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

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.

Daniel Boorstin

If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way.

Mark Twain

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

I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.

Albert Einstein

Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.

Benjamin Franklin

To teach a man how he may learn to grow independently, and for himself, is perhaps the greatest service that one man can do another.      

Benjamin Jowett

Children want to learn to the degree that they are unable to distinguish learning from fun. They keep this attitude until we adults convince them that learning is not fun.      

Glenn Doman