is the process of gaining knowledge.


“The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.”

Max Lerner (1902-1992); journalist

“The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.”

William James (1842-1910); psychologist, philosopher, author

“A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak.”

Michael Garrett Marino

“I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.”

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865); 16th U.S. President

“None of us is as smart as all of us. ”

Ken Blanchard

“A man should never be ashamed to admit he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.”

Alexander Pope (1688-1744); poet, critic, translator

“As far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what they can become.”

Morrie Schwartz (1916-1995); professor, sociologist

“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.”

Mary Dunbar

“Like a lump of clay in the hands of the creator, we are forever being molded by life's experiences.”

Feyisara Aladese

“Sometimes when learning comes before experience it doesn't make sense right away.”

Richard David Bach (born 1936); writer

“To appreciate the balance in life, you have to lose it every now and then.”

Rod Williams musician

“Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.”

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963); writer, theologian, scholar

“A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.”

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790); politician, writer, scientist

“We can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown. ”

Claude Bernard (1813-1878); French physiologist

“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.”

Lin Yutang (1895-1976); translator, writer, inventor

“The three qualities necessary for training: Great faith. Great doubt. Great effort.”

Zen Proverb

“A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.”

Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980); scholar, philosopher, theorist

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948); Indian political and spiritual leader

“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.”

Chinese Proverb

“Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. ”

Dr. David M. Burns

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

Samuel Butler (1835-1902); Author

“I try to learn from the finite, the lessons of the infinite. ”

Arthur Young (1741-1820); English writer

“An open mind is like an open window. It lets the fresh air in. ”

Mike Hernacki Author

“We may go to the moon, but that's not very far. The greatest distance we have to cover still lies within us. ”

Charles De Gaulle (1890-1970); 1st French president (Fifth Republic)

“Always fall in with what you're asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever's going. Not against: with.”

Robert Frost (1874-1963); poet

“The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency — the belief that the here and now is all there is.”

Allan Bloom (1930-1992); educator, author

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. ”

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973); Spanish artist

“We are not what we know but what we are willing to learn. ”

Mary Catherine Bateson (born 1939); writer, cultural anthropologist

“The secret to mastery in any field is to forever be a student.”

Martin Palmer

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”

James Baldwin (1924-1987); author

“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

“All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why.”

James Thurber (1894-1961); American author, cartoonist

“We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction.”

Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964); American general and field marshal

“Ask the experienced rather than the learned. ”

Arabic Proverb

“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.”

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926-2004); psychiatrist, author

“The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.”

Plutarch (46-127); historian, writer

“The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable.”

Dennis Waitley (born 1933); writer

“Prejudice is the child of ignorance.”

William Hazlitt (1778-1830); essayist, literary critic

“He who is afraid to ask is ashamed of learning.”

Danish Proverb

“You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.”

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865); 16th U.S. President

“Even the wisest mind has something yet to learn.”

George Santayana (1863-1952); philosopher, poet, essayist, novelist

“There is more learning in the question itself than the answer.”

Andrew Weremy

“The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.”

Don Williams Jr. (born 1968); Novelist, poet

“As long as you live, keep learning how to live.”

Segoyewatha [Red Jacket] (1750-1830); Native American Seneca chief, orator

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”

Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961); founder of analytical psychology

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

Euripides (480-406); Greek tragedian

“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence. ”

Abigail Adams (1744-1818); U.S. First Lady (1797-1801)

“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.”

Ray Bradbury (born 1920); author

“Progress in every age results only from the fact that there are some men and women who refuse to believe that what they know to be right cannot be done.”

Russell W. Davenport (1899-1954); publisher, writer

“A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.”

Aristophanes (448-388); dramatist

“A good education is not so much one which prepares a man to succeed in the world, as one which enables him to sustain a failure.”

Bernard Iddings Bell Episcopalian cleric

“Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You're able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.”

Ralph Marston

“The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.”

B. B. King (born 1925); American blues guitarist, songwriter

“The real community of man...is the community of those who seek the truth, of the potential knowers.”

Allan Bloom (1930-1992); educator, author

“Health, learning and virtue will ensure your happiness; they will give you a quiet conscience, private esteem and public honour.”

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826); 3rd U.S. President

“Education is the one thing that no one can take from you.”

B. B. King (born 1925); American blues guitarist, songwriter

“A smile is the beginning of peace.”

Mother Teresa (1910-1997); founder of the Missionaries of Charity

“We are all in the process of becoming.”

Audre Lorde (1934-1992); writer, poet, and activist

“A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. ”

Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay] (born 1942); boxer

“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”

Albert Einstein (1879-1955); theoretical physicist, philosopher, Nobel Prize winner

“Life is better because you know more, not just because you have more.”


“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know. ”

Pema Chodron (born 1936); Buddist Nun

“Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.”

Alfred Edward Perlman (born 1902); civil engineer, businessman

“I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.”

Socrates (469-399); philosopher

“Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.”

Napoleon Hill (1883-1970); motivational author

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”

Carl Sagan (1934-1996); astronomer, scientist, writer

“The giving of love is an education in itself.”

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962); U.S. First Lady, diplomat, human rights activist

“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.”

Naguib Mahfouz (1911-2006); writer

“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.”

Marie Curie (1867-1934); chemist, physicist, Nobel Prize winner

“What we don't need to know for achievement, we need to know for our pleasure. Knowing how things work is the basis for appreciation, and is thus a source of civilized delight.”

William L. Safire (born 1929); American journalist, speechwriter

“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.”

Abigail Adams (1744-1818); U.S. First Lady (1797-1801)

“Mistakes are the portals of discovery.”

James Joyce (1882-1941); Irish novelist and poet

“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.”

Henry Ford (1863-1947); founder of Ford Motor Company

“Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals.”

L. J. Isham

“A mistake is a crash-course in learning.”

BIlly Anderson (born 1971); Life Coach

“A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it.”

Marcel Proust (1871-1922); novelist

“I have learned to live my life one step, one breath, and one moment at a time, but it was a long road. I set out on a journey of love, seeking truth, peace and understanding. I am still learning.”

Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay] (born 1942); Boxer

“Opinions have greater power than strength of hands.”

Sophocles (496-406); Greek tragedian

“You have two ears and two eyes and only one mouth. Because you will learn twice as much as what you will ever have to say.”

Jeffrey Shultz Science Teacher

“Life's a Dance You Learn As You Go!”

John Michael Montgomery singer, songwriter

“I no longer scramble blindly through hardship. I no longer emerge from a bad time feeling relieved just to have survived. Instead of despairing, I try to find the lesson within the experience.”

Halle Berry (born 1966); Academy award winning actress

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well that is very true.
zacky 6 months ago from alto

Learning can only happen as one is teachable.
Bruce Willingham about 2 years ago from Warner Robins Ga

Ninguém sabe tudo, nós sempre estamos aprendendo e a humildade é fundamental. Nobody knows everything, we are always learning and humility is essential.
Anderson over 2 years ago from Colatina, ES - Brasil

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Loving oneself through learning, cultivates the mind , the talent and the soul for achieving new and great things.
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