Inspirational Learning Quotes
If you are looking for ways to improve your life, these inspirational learning quotes are a great place to start.
There are many ways to learn, from schools and universities to independent studies to life experiences. But no matter how it’s done, it’s important to commit to lifelong learning. These quotes can help keep you motivated to learn new things throughout your life.
1. Learning quotes about life
The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
If you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you haven’t learned anything.
The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.
Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.
Anthony J. D’Angelo
A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.
Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
I have learned all kinds of things from my many mistakes. The one thing I never learn is to stop making them.
You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.
About new things
Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new way.
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.
Learning quotes about wisdom
Wisdom comes not from age, but from education and learning.
Learning without thought is labour lost; thought without learning is perilous.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
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.
There is creative reading as well as creative writing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I was always going to the bookcase for another sip of the divine specific.
Don’t just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.
A man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
You cannot open a book without learning something.
2. Lifelong learning quotes
Learn as if you were to live forever.
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.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
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.
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
About learning by doing
In the end we retain from our studies only that which we practically apply.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Education without application is just entertainment.
To learn something new, you need to try new things and not be afraid to be wrong.
Roy T. Bennett
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.
One learns from books and example only that certain things can be done. Actual learning requires that you do those things.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world’s work, and the power to appreciate life.
3. Inspirational learning quotes
Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
There is divine beauty in learning. To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps.
Never stop learning and never stop thinking and asking, ‘Why not?’
If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.
Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
It is not that I’m so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.
You don’t understand anything until you learn it more than one way.
Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.
William Arthur Ward
4. Learning quotes for kids
Here is a selection of the best learning quotes for children from preschool to kindergarten to elementary students and beyond.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
If we want our children to move mountains, we first have to let them get out of their chairs.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
5. Learning quotes for students
Being a student is easy. Learning requires actual work.
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.
The expert in anything was once a beginner.
Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way.
The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Recipes tell you nothing. Learning techniques is the key.
One hour per day of study in your chosen field is all it takes. One hour per day of study will put you at the top of your field within three years. Within five years you’ll be a national authority. In seven years, you can be one of the best people in the world at what you do.
Learning quotes for teachers
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
When you learn, teach. When you get, give.
Instruction does much, but encouragement everything.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.
Teaching is not about answering questions but about raising questions – opening doors for them in places that they could not imagine.
Mirza Yawar Baig
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
For school and classroom
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.
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.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
If you think education is expensive, try estimating the cost of ignorance.
Kids don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.
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.
6. Learning quotes for business
Every enterprise is a learning and teaching institution. Training and development must be built into it on all levels — training and development that never stops.
To endure uncertainty is difficult, but so are most of the other virtues.
An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
John F. Kennedy
Success in management requires learning as fast as the world is changing.
Learning is synthesizing seemingly divergent ideas and data.
You can’t teach people everything they need to know. The best you can do is position them where they can find what they need to know when they need to know it.
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
Learning quotes for work
All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.
Learning is unifying seemingly divergent ideas and data.
It is not from ourselves that we learn to be better than we are.
It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning.
It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Harry S Truman
Collaboration allows us to know more than we are capable of knowing ourselves.
Learning can emerge as spontaneous order at the edge of chaos.
If knowledge is a power, then learning is a superpower.
I never learned from a man who agreed with me.
Robert A. Heinlein
The ability to speak exactly is intimately related to the ability to know exactly.
Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.
I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Learn as if you were not reaching your goal and as though you were scared of missing it.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
7. Funny learning quotes
Never let formal education get in the way of your learning.
You aren’t learning anything when you’re talking.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
You live and learn. At any rate, you live.
We are all failures — at least the best of us are.
8. Short learning quotes
Genius is eternal patience.
He who laughs most, learns best.
All learning has an emotional base.
Even the genius asks questions.
Study the past if you would define the future.
I am still learning.
A little learning is a dangerous thing.
Wisdom is learning what to overlook.
Dialogue cannot exist without humility.
We learn from failure, not from success!
Change is the end result of all true learning.
Development is a series of rebirths.
9. Famous learning quotes
Ideas without action aren’t ideas. They’re regrets.
Towering genius disdains a beaten path.
Where my reason, imagination or interest were not engaged, I would not or could not learn.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Learning quotes from artists
The knowledge of all things is possible.
Leonardo da Vinci
I am always doing that which I cannot do in order that I may learn how to do it.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Leonardo da Vinci
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Leonardo da Vinci
Any fool can know. The point is to understand.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.
A man, though wise, should never be ashamed of learning more, and must unbend his mind.
Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age.
Knowledge, which is acquired under compulsion, obtains no hold on the mind.
Learning is not child’s play; we cannot learn without pain.
From books and literature
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
To learn one must be humble. But life is the great teacher.
James Joyce, Ulysses
From authors and poets
I am not a teacher, but an awakener.
You cannot help but learn more as you take the world into your hands. Take it up reverently, for it is an old piece of clay, with millions of thumbprints on it.
The only things you learn are the things you tame.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.
A man who asks is a fool for five minutes. A man who never asks is a fool for life.
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By Greg Johnson | Published 6/2/2023