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.

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

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

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

Daniel Boorstin

The greatest enemy of learning is knowing.     

John Maxwell

All learning has an emotional base.      


Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way.      

George Evans

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.     

Bill Gates

Never mistake a single mistake with a final mistake.      

F. Scott Fitzgerald

A little learning is a dangerous thing.      

Alexander Pope

A penny for your thoughts.      

Jonathan Swift

Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.     


You learn something everyday if you pay attention.     

Ray Leblond

I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.     

Dudley Field Malone

People learn something every day, and a lot of times it's that what they learned the day before was wrong.     

Bill Vaughan

The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.     

B.B. King

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


Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves,     

Ernest Dimnet

Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.     

Alexander Pope

A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.     

Chinese Proverb

I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.     

Abraham Lincoln