Learning & Education Sayings
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." ARISTOTLE


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 you life. If you don't, life controls you. --Anthony Robbins

The moment you stop learning, you stop leading. --Rick Warren

You cannot teach a crab to walk straight. --Aristophanes

We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see a imperfect person perfectly. --Anonymous

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

The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot. --Audre Lorde

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

Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival. --W. Edwards Deming

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. --Anthony J. D'Angelo The College Blue Book


There are three ingredients to the good life; learning, earning, and yearning. --Christopher Morley

I am always ready to learn, but I do not always like being taught. --Sir Winston Churchill

Learning is the art of ignoring. --Elias Canetti

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

He who dares to teach must never cease to learn. --Richard Henry Dann

Nothing has more retarded the advancement of learning than the disposition of vulgar minds to ridicule and vilify what they do not understand. --Samuel Johnson

If I could wish for my life to be perfect, it would be tempting but I would have to decline, for life would no longer teach me anything. --Allyson Jones

He will have to learn, I know, that all people are not just- that all men and women are not true. Teach him that for every scoundrel there is a hero that for every enemy there is a friend. Let him learn early that the bullies are the easiest people to lick. --Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. --Ernest Hemingway

Education Sayings

There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

The function of education is to help you from childhood not to imitate anybody, but be yourself all the time. --Jiddu Krishnamurti

We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason. All that we lack at birth, all that we need when we come to man's estate, is the gift of education --Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)

Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then...do something. Don't just stand there, make it happen. --Lee Iacocca

Your biggest opportunity probably lies under your own feet, in your current job, industry, education, experience or interests. --Brian Tracy

The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind. --Jacques Martin Barzun

If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around. --Jim Rohn

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 Chaplain, University of Chicago

Label on a child's Superman costume: Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly. --Unknown

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. --Robert Maynard Hutchins

Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten. --B. F. Skinner

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, 'Press on,' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race --Calvin Coolidge

The education and empowerment of women throughout the world cannot fail to result in a more caring, tolerant, just and peaceful life for all. --Aung San Suu Kyi Nobel Peace Prize Laureate leader of Burma's democracy movement

It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought--that is to be educated. --Edith Hamilton

If I were asked to enumerate ten educational stupidities, the giving of grades would head the list... If I can't give a child a better reason for studying than a grade on a report card, I ought to lock my desk and go home and stay there. --Dorothy De Zouche

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education --Mark Twain


Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. --Robert Frost

I am always ready to learn, but I do not always like being taught. --Sir Winston Churchill

If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people. --Chinese proverb

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. --Will Durant

Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't. --Pete Seeger

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. --Malcolm Forbes

He who dares to teach must never cease to learn. --Richard Henry Dann

There are two types of education... One should teach us how to make a living, And the other how to live. --John Adams

The Master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence in whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both. --Zen Buddhist Text

Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot. --Clarence Thomas

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. --William Butler Yeats

Education is not a form of entertainment, but a means of empowering people to take control of their lives. --Unknown

Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't. --Pete Seeger

A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death. --Albert Einstein

Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within the hearing of little children tends towards the formation of character. --Hosea Ballou

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