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120+ Best Learning Quotes To Inspire Growth

Learners build knowledge as they explore and observe the world around them, and make connections between new ideas and prior understandings.

Inspirational learning quotes for kids, students and teachers will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

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Famous Learning Quotes

The ability to speak exactly is intimately related to the ability to know exactly. – Wendell Berry

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. – John F. Kennedy

Being a student is easy. Learning requires actual work. – William Crawford

If you are willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.

Any fool can know. The point is to understand. – Albert Einstein

That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new way. – Doris Lessing

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Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in. – Leonardo da Vinci

The expert in anything was once a beginner.

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin

The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you. – B.B. King

The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. – Herbert Spencer

Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow. – William Pollard

It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning. – Claude Bernard

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

If you think education is expensive, try estimating the cost of ignorance. – Howard Gardner

Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets. – Leonardo da Vinci

Learning is synthesizing seemingly divergent ideas and data. – Terry Heick

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. – Mahatma Gandhi

Education without application is just entertainment. – Tim Sanders

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. – Chinese Proverb

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

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. – Dr. Seuss

I am still learning. – Michelangelo

Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and diligence. – Abigail Adams

All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind. – Martin Fisher

Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it. – Albert Einstein

Recipes tell you nothing. Learning techniques is the key. – Tom Colicchio

It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts. – Harry S Truman

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way. – Mark Twain

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Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.

You aren’t learning anything when you’re talking. – Lyndon B. Johnson

Learning never exhausts the mind. – Leonardo da Vinci

The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to close it again on something solid. – G. K. Chesterton

Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune. – Jim Rohn

I never learned from a man who agreed with me. – Robert A. Heinlein

Inspirational Learning Quotes

I learned the value of hard work by working hard. – Margaret Mead

You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over. – Richard Branson

All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason. – Immanuel Kant

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

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel. – Socrates

It is not that I’m so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer. – Albert Einstein

The art of success is learning from successful people. Choose your role models carefully.

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. – Confucius

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 lack of intelligence, but by 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. – Immanuel Kant

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The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing. – Voltaire

To endure uncertainty is difficult, but so are most of the other virtues. – Bertrand Russell

It may be that when we no longer know what to do we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go we have come to our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings. – Wendell Berry

That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do; not that the nature of the thing itself is changed, but that our power to do is increased. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don’t just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything. – George Carlin

A man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. – Albert Einstein

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. – Bruce Lee

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

The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realizes, the less I know. – Michel Legrand

Try to learn something about everything and everything about something. – Thomas H. Huxley

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. – W.B. Yeats

Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future. – Brain Tracy

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

Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it. – Confucius

If you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you haven’t learning anything. – Muhammad Ali

Anyone who has begun to think places some portion of the world in jepopardy. – John Dewey

Top Quotes About Learning

A problem well-put is half-solved. – John Dewey

The doer alone learneth. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. – African Proverb

A plant needs roots in order to grow. With man it is the other way around: only when he grows does he have roots and feels at home in the world. – Eric Hoffer

Action comes about if and only if we find a discrepancy between what we are experiencing and what we want to experience. – Philip J. Runkel

A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary. – Thomas Carruthers

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. – Chet Holmes

No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking. – Voltaire

Anything worth doing well is worth doing poorly at first. – Ray Congdon

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. – Josh Waitzkin

Change is the end result of all true learning. – Leo Buscaglia

For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them. – Aristotle

Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon. – E.M. Forster

I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday. — Abraham Lincoln

Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will. – Vernon Howard

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. – Benjamin Franklin

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change. – Carl Rogers

Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

All learning has an emotional base. – Plato

Knowledge, which is acquired under compulsion, obtains no hold on the mind.’ -Plato

Wisdom is learning what to overlook.’ William James

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

Knowing is not enough; We must apply. Willing is not enough; We must do. – Bruce Lee

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. – William Shakespeare

popular learning quotes

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

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field. – Brian Tracy

The key to success is dedication to life-long learning. – Stephen Covey

If you’re not learning, you’re not reaching your potential. – Jim Rohn

The most successful people in life are the ones who ask questions. They’re always learning. They’re always growing. They’re always pushing. – Robert Kiyosaki

Learning is a matter of gathering knowledge; wisdom is applying that knowledge. – Roopleen

What are you studying? Leaders never stop learning.

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. – Pele

Making mistakes simply means you are learning faster.

Successful people are great learners. – Dr. T.P.Chia

Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning. – Benjamin Disraeli

As long as you live, keep learning how to live. – Seneca

Repetition is the father of learning. – Lil Wayne

Success is a learnable skill. – T. Harv Eker

The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning. – Jiddu Krishnamurti

Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins. – Jim Rohn

It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know. – Henry David Thoreau

A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep or taste not the Pierian spring. – Alexander Pope

Start with God – the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning. – King Solomon

The unsuccessful person is burdened by learning and prefers to walk down familiar paths. Their distaste for learning stunts their growth and limits their influence. – John C. Maxwell

Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment. – Novalis

Collaboration allows us to know more than we are capable of knowing ourselves. – Paul Solarz

Towering genius disdains a beaten path.’ Abraham Lincoln

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

Dialogue cannot exist without humility. – Paulo Freire

Development is a series of rebirths. – Maria Montessori

It is not from ourselves that we learn to be better than we are. – Wendell Berry

Even the genius asks questions. – Tupac Shakur

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

What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create. – Buddha

Transfer is important, but think first about the learner, then about their native environments. Then, further, let’s hope for the self-initiated application of knowledge. Unprompted. Unformatted. The spontaneous, personal, and creative application of understanding in dynamic physical and digital environments. – Terry Heick

The human mind is our fundamental resource. – John F. Kennedy

All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value. – Carl Sagan

The quieter you become, the more you can hear. – Buddha

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. – Stephen Hawking

Ideas without action aren’t ideas. They’re regrets. – Steve Jobs

There are four powers: memory and intellect, desire and covetousness. The two first are mental and the others sensual. The three senses sight, hearing, and smell cannot well be prevented; touch and taste not at all. – Leonardo Da Vinci

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