Presenting a carefully selected collection of learning quotes to shine a light on education.
Learning is not only the education that one gets during school days or at college. In fact, it is what he is taught by life and by the actions one takes, the mistakes made, and the accomplishments achieved. These lessons do not end until the day we die.
In order to learn from life’s experiences, one needs to keep the mind open and know when life is teaching a lesson and embrace it. While some people learn to do this, others simply forfeit their opportunities.
These quotes are for both audiences. For the winners so that they can go further, and for the losers so that they can turn things around to the winning side.
Best Learning Quotes
1.) I am still learning.
Michaelangelo, age 87 years old
2.) Nine-tenths of education is encouragement.
3.) Learning never exhausts the mind.
Leonardo da Vinci
4.) Tell me, and I forget. Teach me, and I may remember. Involve, and I learn.
5.) Yesterday, I was clever, so I changed the world. Today, I am wise, so I am changing myself.
6.) Being a student is easy. Learning requires actual work.
7.) I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
Good Learning Quotes and Sayings
8.) Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
9.) If you think education is expensive, try estimating the cost of ignorance.
10.) Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
Thomas H. Huxley
11.) Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Leonardo da Vinci
12.) Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
13.) Nothing will work unless you do.
14.) Education is not the filling of a pot but the lighting of a fire.
15.) The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.
16.) He who learns but does not think is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
17.) That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life but in a new way.
18.) Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
19.) Education without application is just entertainment.
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Lesson Learning Quotes
20.) It is not from ourselves that we learn to be better than we are.
21.) The more I read, the more I acquire, and the more certain I am that I know nothing.
22.) The quieter you become, the more you can hear.
23.) If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience
George Bernard Shaw
24.) Never let formal education get in the way of your learning.
25.) Without pain, there would be no suffering; without suffering, we would never learn from our mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows; without it, there is no way of life.
26.) Development is a series of rebirths.
27.) Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you and disputed passage with you?
28.) 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.
29.) Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
30.) By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
31.) The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
Inspirational Learning Quotes
32.) The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.
33.) Enlightenment is man’s leaving his self-caused immaturity. Immaturity is the incapacity to use one’s intelligence without the guidance of another. Such immaturity is self-caused if it is not caused by a lack of intelligence, but by a lack of determination and courage to use one’s intelligence without being guided by another. Sapere Aude! Have the courage to use your own intelligence! is, therefore, the motto of the enlightenment.
34.) The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.
35.) Have more than thou showest, Speak less than thou knowest, Lend less than thou owest, Ride more than thou goest, Learn more than thou trowest, Set less than thou throwest.
36.) The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.
37.) Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future.
38.) Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.
Roy T. Bennett
39.) I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
40.) The key to pursuing excellence is to embrace an organic, long-term learning process, and not to live in a shell of static, safe mediocrity. Usually, growth comes at the expense of previous comfort or safety.
Quotes About Learning
41.) It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning.
42.) Knowledge, which is acquired under compulsion, obtains no hold on the mind.
43.) The human mind is our fundamental resource.
John F. Kennedy
44.) If you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you haven’t learned anything.
45.) Some books leave us free and some books make us free.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
46.) Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.
47.) I am always doing that which I cannot do in order that I may learn how to do it.
48.) A man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Motivational Learning Sayings
49.) We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals.
50.) I am a woman in the process. I’m just trying like everybody else. I try to take every conflict, every experience, and learn from it. Life is never dull.
51.) For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.
52.) Any fool can know. The point is to understand.
53.) Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
54.) All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
55.) I realized that becoming a master of karate was not about learning 4,000 moves but about doing just a handful of moves 4,000 times.
56.) The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
57.) Sixty years ago, I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
58.) Wisdom… comes not from age but from education and learning.
59.) Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
60.) In learning, you will teach, and in teaching, you will learn.
61.) For the best return on your money, pour your purse into your head.
62.) Learning never exhausts the mind.
Leonardo da Vinci
63.) Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body, but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
64.) Learn as if you were not reaching your goal and as though you were scared of missing it.
65.) You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself.
66.) Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough. We must do.
67.) No one learns as much about a subject as one who is forced to teach it.
68.) The practice is the hardest part of learning, and training is the essence of transformation.
Studying and Schooling Sayings
69.) Everyone has the fire, but the champions know when to ignite the spark.
70.) Every beginner possesses a great potential to be an expert in his or her chosen field.
Lailah Gifty Akita
71.) I might walk vast expanses of earth and always be beginning, and I love beginning or could learn to love it.
S. Jane Sloat
72.) Be humble, be teachable, and always be learning.
73.) Every day is a chance to learn.
74.) Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended with diligence.
75.) Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
How To Use These Learning Quotes
The learning process can become the most exhilarating task for many people. These folks sometimes require inspiration from the outside world to help them get through the tasks at hand. This is often because learning asks for proper commitment and also the strength to keep pushing through until you have perfected whatever you are learning.
While on the path to perfection, there will be many times when you will feel like you have done all that you could and can go no further. This means going outside of your comfort zone. It is our hope that these quotations will give you that extra push to complete the job.
So, please use these quotes as personal inspiration. Or, perhaps, you’re trying to inspire an individual, a class, or a group. Incorporate these learning quotes into your group’s activities. Put a selection on the chalkboard to start class. Remind folks of a favorite approach to learning by including a quotation in your emails.
I hope you enjoy and keep learning whatever you set your mind to.
By Claire Evans
Claire writes about pop culture, history, and entertainment.
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