101 Quotes About Learning

There’s nothing quite like a good quote to get you motivated about learning. Whether it’s a inspiring message from your favorite author or a thought-provoking statement from a world leader, these quotes can help remind us why learning is so important. 

So whether you’re heading back to school or simply looking for a little inspiration, check out our list of 101 quotes about learning. Who knows, maybe one of them will provide the push you need to achieve your goals!

Quotes About Learning

1. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou

2. Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. – Albert Einstein

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

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

5. Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. – Earl Nightingale

6. If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it? – Albert Einstein

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

8. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands you need to be able to throw something back. – Maya Angelou

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

10. I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it. – George Bernard Shaw

11. 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. – Tony Robbins

12. Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country. – Theodore Roosevelt

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

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

15. There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning. – Jiddu Krishnamurti

16. 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. – Friedrich Nietzsche

17. 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. – Angelina Jolie

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

19. 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. – Henry Ford

20. One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself. – Lucille Ball

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

22. 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 Kubler-Ross

23. If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience. – George Bernard Shaw

24. To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person. – Bruce Lee

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

26. I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen. – Ernest Hemingway

27. Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. – Douglas Adams

28. The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God, that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom. – Khalil Gibran

29. I am a woman in process. I’m just trying like everybody else. I try to take every conflict, every experience, and learn from it. Life is never dull. – Oprah Winfrey

30. He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

31. You cannot open a book without learning something. – Confucius

32. Everything I learned I learned from the movies. – Audrey Hepburn

33. I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. – Henry David Thoreau

34. I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. – Louisa May Alcott

35. Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit. – Vince Lombardi

36. It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship. – Norman Vincent Peale

37. In times of change learners inherit the earth while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. – Eric Hoffer

38. Deficiency motivation doesn’t work. It will lead to a life-long pursuit of try to fix me. Learn to appreciate what you have and where and who you are. – Wayne Dyer

39. Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. – Bill Gates

40. A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people. – Will Rogers

41. It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them. – Leo Buscaglia

42. The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors. – Tony Robbins

43. 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? – Walt Whitman

44. The things that have been most valuable to me I did not learn in school. – Will Smith

45. There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn whatever steps we take, they’re necessary to reach the places we’ve chosen to go. – Richard Bach

46. It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts. – John Wooden

47. We learned about honesty and integrity – that the truth matters… that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules… and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square. – Michelle Obama

48. I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. – Pablo Picasso

49. God lets everything happen for a reason. It’s all a learning process, and you have to go from one level to another. – Mike Tyson

50. The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

51. Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer. – William S. Burroughs

52. Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future. – Denis Waitley

53. Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable. – George S. Patton

54. The life ahead can only be glorious if you learn to live in total harmony with the Lord. – Sai Baba

55. It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age. – Margaret Mead

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

57. Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out. – Carl Sagan

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

59. In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed. – Charles Darwin

60. 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. – Stephen Covey

61. If you use your mind to study reality, you won’t understand either your mind or reality. If you study reality without using your mind, you’ll understand both. – Bodhidharma

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

63. I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That’s were the fun is. – Donald Trump

64. We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us. – Lucy Maud Montgomery

65. A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

66. I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach ten thousand stars how not to dance. – e. e. cummings

67. You teach best what you most need to learn. – Richard Bach

68. I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him. – Galileo Galilei

69. I’m most proud of the blessings that God has bestowed upon me, in my life. He’s given me the vision to truly see that you can fall down, but you can still get back up. Hopefully I’ll learn from my mistakes and have the opportunity to strengthen and improve the next thing I do. – Martin Lawrence

70. Because in the school of the Spirit man learns wisdom through humility, knowledge by forgetting, how to speak by silence, how to live by dying. – Johannes Tauler

71. What we face may look insurmountable. But I learned something from all those years of training and competing. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn’t think I could lift another ounce of weight. What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

72. You make mistakes, but I don’t have any regrets. I’m the kind of person who takes responsibility for it and deals with it. I learn from everything I do. I work very hard, I have so many things going on in my life. Get to know me and see who I am. – Kim Kardashian

73. The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any. – Fred Astaire

74. Surround yourself with good people. Whether they’re the best or not, people are capable of learning if they’ve got good hearts and they’re good souls. – Kid Rock

75. Learning never exhausts the mind. – Leonardo da Vinci

76. I don’t think human beings learn anything without desperation. Desperation is a necessary ingredient to learning anything or creating anything. Period. If you ain’t desperate at some point, you ain’t interesting. – Jim Carrey

77. 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. – Peter Drucker

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

79. To make no mistakes is not in the power of man but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future. – Plutarch

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

81. If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself. – Charles M. Schulz

82. I am still learning. – Michelangelo

83. Study strategy over the years and achieve the spirit of the warrior. Today is victory over yourself of yesterday tomorrow is your victory over lesser men. – Miyamoto Musashi

84. Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. – Frank Lloyd Wright

85. In youth we learn in age we understand. – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

86. I don’t love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful. – Natalie Portman

87. We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. One becomes in some area an athlete of God. – Martha Graham

88. Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing. – Euripides

89. An unschooled man who knows how to meditate upon the Lord has learned far more than the man with the highest education who does not know how to meditate. – Charles Stanley

90. A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well. – Dan Rather

91. And we are never too old to study the Bible. Each time the lessons are studied comes some new meaning, some new thought which will make us better. – John D. Rockefeller

92. I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions. – Lou Holtz

93. People always ask me, ‘What is it that you regret?’ And I say, ‘nothing, because I could not buy what I’ve learned.’ And I apply those things to my life I learn. And hopefully, hopefully it helps me to be a better human in the future and make better choices. – Katy Perry

94. The minute that you’re not learning I believe you’re dead. – Jack Nicholson

95. 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

96. The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education. – Albert Einstein

97. There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. – Colin Powell

98. Learning to trust is one of life’s most difficult tasks. – Isaac Watts

99. 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

100. Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning. – Thomas Jefferson

101. Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. – Anthony J. D’Angelo

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