a learning adventure


"There is no knowledge that is not power."

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

"The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled."

Plutarch (46–120)

"Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance."

William Wirt (1874–1938)

"Those things that hurt, instruct."

Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)

"In examinations, the foolish ask questions that the wise cannot answer."

Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

"He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool for ever."

Chinese Proverb

"For as the old saying is,
When house and land are gone and spent
Then learning is most excellent."

Samuel Foote (1720–1777)

"Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man and he will increase in learning."

Proverbs - Proverbs 9:9

"Not to know is bad; not to wish to know is worse."

African Proverb

"The further one goes, the less one knows."

Lao-Tzu (c. 550 B.C.–)

"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."

Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

"I am not a teacher: only a fellow-traveller of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead ahead of myself as well as you."

George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

"Wear your learning like your watch... and do not merely pull it out... to show that you have one."

Chesterfield (1694–1773)

"Where there is a genuine vision, people excel and learn, not because they are told to, but because they want to."

Peter M. Senge (1947–)

"All men by nature desire knowledge."

Aristotle (384–322 B.C.)

"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand."

Confucius (551–479 B.C.)

"I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it."

Pablo Picasso (1881–1973)

"It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot, irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it."

Jacob Bronowski (1908–1974)

"They know enough who know how to learn."

Henry Adams (1838–1918)

"A little learning is a dang'rous thing."

Alexander Pope (1688–1744)

"Learning is not automatic, it requires energy, thought, courage and support."

Charles Handy (1932–)

"I'm not young enough to know everything."

J.M. Barrie (1860–1937)

"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet."

Aristotle (384–322 B.C.)

"People are ready to learn when they are ready to learn — and not a moment before."

Mike Wills (1946–)

"Nothing is too small to know, and nothing is too big to attempt."

William Van Horne (1843–1915)

"When the student is ready, the Master appears."

Buddhist proverb

"That which we persist in doing becomes easier - not that the nature of the task has changed, but our ability to do it has increased."

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

"Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself."

Chinese Proverb

"The more you know, the less you understand."

Lao-Tzu (c. 550 B.C.–)

"If you tell me, I will listen. If you show me, I will see. But if you let me experience, I will learn."

Lao-Tzu (c. 550 B.C.–)

"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it."

Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)

"Men more frequently require to be reminded than informed."

Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)

"A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber-room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it."

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930)

"To show a child what once delighted you, to find the child's delight added to your own, this is happiness."

J.B. Priestley (1894–1984)

"To live for a time close to great minds is the best kind of education."

John Buchan (1875–1940)

"Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other."

Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)

"Practice is the best of all instructors."

Publilius Syrus (c. 42 B.C.–)

"We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge doubt increases."

Goethe (1749–1832)

"Try to learn something about everything and everything something."

Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–1895)

"Activity is the only road to knowledge."

George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

"Desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it."

Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)

"Nam et ipsa scientia potesta est.
Knowledge itself is power."

Francis Bacon (1561–1626)

"What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing."

Aristotle (384–322 B.C.)

"It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations."

Winston Churchill (1874–1965)

"The lecture theatre — the place where information passes from the notebook of the lecturer to the notebook of the student without necessarily passing through the mind of either."

Jim White

"Learning without thought is labour lost; thought without learning is perilous."

Confucius (551–479 B.C.)

"To be the weakest camp is to be in the strongest school."

G.K. Chesterton (1874–1936)

"The main hope of a nation lies in the proper education of its youth."

Erasmus (1465–1536)

"Those who cannot learn from the past are doomed to repeat it."

George Santayana (1863–1952)

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known"

Carl Sagan (1904–1996)

"Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught."

Winston Churchill (1874–1965)

"Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."

Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948)

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough we must do."

Goethe (1749–1832)

"The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge."

Albert Einstein (1879–1955)

"Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality."

Dalai Lama (1935–)

"All instruction is but a finger pointing to the moon; and those whose gaze is fixed upon the pointer will never see beyond. "

Gautama Buddha (c. 563–483 B.C.)

"I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think."

Socrates (c. 469–399 BC)

"The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility."

Albert Einstein (1879–1955)

"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."

Albert Einstein (1879–1955)

"Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."

Henry Ford (1863–1947)

"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. "

Chinese Proverb

"Education is a succession of eye-openers each involving the repudiation of some previously held belief."

George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

"Things are remembered together when they are similar, contrast or appear together contiguous."

Aristotle (384–322 B.C.)

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