Quotes and Sayings about Learning



"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence."
- Abigail Adams
(Related: Chance, Diligence, Learning)

"The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: Flying, Learning)

"Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: Flying, Learning)

"We must develop knowledge optimization initiatives to leverage our key learnings."
- Scott Adams
(Related: Knowledge, Key)

"Irregularity and want of method are only supportable in men of great learning or genius, who are often too full to be exact, and therefore they choose to throw down their pearls in heaps before the reader, rather than be at the pains of stringing them."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Men, Genius, Learning, Pearls, Want)

"Few are there that will leave the secure seclusion of the scholar's life, the peaceful walks of literature and learning, to stand out a target for the criticism of unkind and hostile minds."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Life, Criticism, Learning, Literature, Will)

"The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Growth, Purpose, Learning)

"I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Learning, Storms)

"Justice turns the scale, bringing to some learning through suffering."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Justice, Learning, Suffering)

"I've finally learnt how to say, "No comment". To appear in the tabloids is a real learning curve and a steep one at that. You had better learn quick or you get burnt."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Learning, Quick)

"Tennis was always sort of a - a learning. It was a vehicle for me to discover a lot about myself. And the things that I sort of discovered at times I not only didn't want to see it for myself but I certainly didn't want millions of people to see it."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: People, Learning, Tennis, Want)

"I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Learning, Storms)

"I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Learning, Storms)

"Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us - and those around us - more effectively. Look for the learning."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Direction, Learning, May)

"We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself."
- Lloyd Alexander
(Related: Learning, Question)

"Father, in spite of all this spending of money in learning Latin, I will be a painter."
- William Allan
(Related: Money, Father, Learning, Will)

"In those parts of the world where learning and science has prevailed, miracles have ceased; but in those parts of it as are barbarous and ignorant, miracles are still in vogue."
- Ethan Allen
(Related: Science, Learning, Miracles, World)

"I really have a great deal of humility in that department, and a great deal of respect for people who spend their lives learning how to make these amazing preparations."
- Ted Allen
(Related: People, Humility, Learning, Respect)

"Writing is learning to say nothing, more cleverly each day."
- William Allingham
(Related: Day, Learning, Nothing, Writing)

"Not to unlearn what you have learned is the most necessary kind of learning."
- Antisthenes
(Related: Learning)

"The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue."
- Antisthenes
(Related: Life, Learning)

"The truth of our faith becomes a matter of ridicule among the infidels if any Catholic, not gifted with the necessary scientific learning, presents as dogma what scientific scrutiny shows to be false."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Faith, Truth, Learning, Ridicule)

"That was the reasoning behind learning to play bass, and then after that it was more like it was neat to play songs together - for me to play bass and for him to play guitar."
- Tom Araya
(Related: Guitar, Learning, Play, Songs)

"Let the master praise him, and say, "Here ye do well." For, I assure you, there is no such whetstone to sharpen a good wit, and encourage a will to learning, as is praise."
- Roger Ascham
(Related: Learning, Praise, Will, Wit)

"Learning teacheth more in one year than experience in twenty."
- Roger Ascham
(Related: Experience, Learning)

"In mine opinion, love is fitter than fear, gentleness better than beating, to bring up a child rightly in learning."
- Roger Ascham
(Related: Love, Fear, Learning, Opinion)

"Young children were sooner allured by love, than driven by beating, to attain good learning."
- Roger Ascham
(Related: Love, Children, Learning)

"There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and encourage a will to learning, as is praise."
- Roger Ascham
(Related: Learning, Praise, Will, Wit)

"Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know - and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Knowledge, Control, Ignorance, Learning)

"The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any."
- Fred Astaire
(Related: Job, Kids, Learning, Manners, Today)

"Learning is finding out what you already know."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Learning)

"People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: People, Act, Custom, Learning, Opinions)

"I saw why people died and how they died. I saw gunshot wounds and liver failure. It was a good learning experience, so I came regularly on weekends and holidays."
- Michael Baden
(Related: Experience, People, Failure, Holidays, Learning, Wounds)

"Hungry people cannot be good at learning or producing anything, except perhaps violence."
- Pearl Bailey
(Related: People, Learning, Violence)

"I was a kid, and I wasn't even sure if I wanted to play the drums, you know? All I wanted to do was skateboard, but I was still learning and taking it in, so it was good."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Learning, Play)

"It does not require great learning to be a Christian and be convinced of the truth of the Bible. It requires only an honest heart and a willingness to obey God."
- Albert Barnes
(Related: God, Truth, Heart, Christian, Bible, Learning)

"If you're going to go through hell... I suggest you come back learning something."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: Hell, Learning)

"It's only through listening that you learn, and I never want to stop learning."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: Learning, Listening, Want)

"In the transmission of human culture, people always attempt to replicate, to pass on to the next generation the skills and values of the parents, but the attempt always fails because cultural transmission is geared to learning, not DNA."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: People, Values, Culture, Learning, Parents)

"In the same way that we need statesmen to spare us the abjection of exercising power, we need scholars to spare us the abjection of learning."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Power, Learning)

"Every time you go in, it's like starting over. You don't know how you did the other records. You're learning all over. It's some weird musician amnesia, or maybe the road wipes it out."
- Beck
(Related: Time, Learning, Road)

"He that knew all that learning ever writ, Knew only this - that he knew nothing yet."
- Aphra Behn
(Related: Learning, Nothing)

"I remember in the circus learning that the clown was the prince, the high prince. I always thought that the high prince was the lion or the magician, but the clown is the most important."
- Roberto Benigni
(Related: Thought, Learning)

"Taking charge of your own learning is a part of taking charge of your life, which is the sine qua non in becoming an integrated person."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Life, Learning)

"I have never forgotten my days as an Eagle Scout. I didn't know it at the time, but what really came out of my Scouting was learning how to lead and serve the community. It has come in handy in my career in government."
- Lloyd Bentsen
(Related: Government, Time, Career, Community, Learning, Scouting)

"Always keep learning. It keeps you young."
- Patty Berg
(Related: Learning)

"It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning."
- Claude Bernard
(Related: Learning)

"I'm learning to accept the lack of privacy as the real downer in my profession."
- Halle Berry
(Related: Learning, Privacy, Profession)

"There are two ways to extend a business. Take inventory of what you're good at and extend out from your skills. Or determine what your customers need and work backward, even if it requires learning new skills. Kindle is an example of working backward."
- Jeff Bezos
(Related: Work, Business, Example, Learning)

"Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Ignorance, Learning)

"The audience, upon learning that the real Buffalo Bill was present, gave several cheers between the acts."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Learning, Present)

"Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Wisdom, Learning)

"Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Wisdom, Learning, Libraries)

"I'm learning as much martial arts as I possibly can. My show is packed with action. Enough to get a rise."
- Traci Bingham
(Related: Action, Learning)

"Learning to play with a big amplifier is like trying to control an elephant."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Control, Learning, Play, Trying)

"I got started when I was 3 years old because my father was a music teacher and my lessons were free. Instead of learning to walk, you learn to play the piano."
- Carla Bley
(Related: Music, Father, Learning, Old, Play, Years)

"Education in our times must try to find whatever there is in students that might yearn for completion, and to reconstruct the learning that would enable them autonomously to seek that completion."
- Allan Bloom
(Related: Education, Completion, Learning, Students)

"In any of the arts, you never stop learning."
- Claire Bloom
(Related: Learning)

"I'm still at the beginning of my career. It's all a little new, and I'm still learning as I go."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Beginning, Career, Learning)

"Studying literature at Harvard is like learning about women at the Mayo clinic."
- Roy Blount, Jr.
(Related: Women, Learning, Literature)

"And I like asking questions, to keep learning; people with big egos might not want to look unsure."
- Heston Blumenthal
(Related: People, Learning, Questions, Want)

"Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Education, Learning)

"Acting is a life experience. I'm always learning things when I'm making a movie. So the fame part of it is fine when you consider what you get out of this job."
- Kate Bosworth
(Related: Life, Experience, Acting, Fame, Job, Learning)

"We are a long time in learning that all our strength and salvation is in God."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Time, God, Strength, Learning, Salvation)

"So I've seen life as one long learning process. And if I see - you know, if I fly on somebody else's airline and find the experience is not a pleasant one, which it wasn't in - 21 years ago, then I'd think, well, you know, maybe I can create the kind of airline that I'd like to fly on."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Experience, Life, Learning, Years)

"Cops and robbers resemble each other, so there's not a lot to learn in terms of learning the logistics of committing the crime or investigating the crime."
- Andre Braugher
(Related: Crime, Learning)

"Perhaps I am doomed to retrace my steps under the illusion that I am exploring, doomed to try and learn what I should simply recognize, learning a mere fraction of what I have forgotten."
- Andre Breton
(Related: Illusion, Learning)

"What I know about poker, you can fit into a thimble with room left over, but I'm learning."
- Wilford Brimley
(Related: Learning, Poker)

"I'm going from doing all of the work to having to delegate the work - which is almost harder for me than doing the work myself. I'm a lousy delegator, but I'm learning."
- Alton Brown
(Related: Work, Learning)

"You see, that is it with music, you never stop learning."
- Dennis Brown
(Related: Music, Learning)

"Well, until this very day, I'm still learning."
- Dennis Brown
(Related: Day, Learning)

"That folk music led to learning to play, and making things up led to what turns out to be the most lucrative part of the music business - writing, because you get paid every time that song gets played."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Business, Music, Time, Folk, Learning, Play, Song, Writing)

"But by taking the time away, getting myself off the treadmill, and just slowing down and learning, I felt I had so much more to give back. And maybe that was something that needed to happen for all of us."
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Related: Time, Learning)

"Even though Raster Blaster was only a video game, I was learning about designing stuff. I got good at drawing."
- Bill Budge
(Related: Learning)

"I can install toilets. I know all about the wax ring. I can tile floors. I'm learning how to do basic wiring."
- Sandra Bullock
(Related: Learning)

"True, a little learning is a dangerous thing, but it still beats total ignorance."
- Abigail Van Buren
(Related: Ignorance, Learning)

"The record business is dangerous to the health of bands and individuals, which is something I'm just now learning. But it's not dangerous in any of the ways people think; it's not that they try to make you compromise your art. That's not the problem."
- T-Bone Burnett
(Related: Business, Health, Art, People, Compromise, Learning, Now)

"I come from Montana, and in eastern Montana we have a lot of dirt between light bulbs. It is expensive trying to bring the new technologies to smaller schools to upgrade their technologies to take advantage of distance learning."
- Conrad Burns
(Related: Learning, Light, Montana, Schools, Trying)

"You can learn as much about the history from reading about the present as you can vice versa, that is learning about the present through history, which is what I do for a living."
- Ken Burns
(Related: History, Learning, Living, Present, Reading, Vice)

"I always wanted to go to the Chavez school but I could never afford it when I was growing up so a lot of my learning came from magic books and watching other magicians. I was also very lucky that I had a couple of really good magic teachers."
- Lance Burton
(Related: Books, Growing up, Learning, Magic, School, Teachers)

"Learning how to improvise really awakened my interest in music."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Music, Interest, Learning)

"Change is the end result of all true learning."
- Leo Buscaglia
(Related: Change, End, Learning, Result)

"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
(Related: Time, Connection, Learning, Parents, Play)

"A love of books, of holding a book, turning its pages, looking at its pictures, and living its fascinating stories goes hand-in-hand with a love of learning."
- Laura Bush
(Related: Love, Books, Learning, Living)

"Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open."
- Laura Bush
(Related: Answers, Children, Learning, Libraries, Open, Questions, World)

"I was a total education geek. I loved school. I loved learning. I loved doing homework. All of my books and notebooks from high school are underlined and highlighted and there are notes all over the margins. And you know, I was a theater kid too. I was all over the place."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Education, Books, Learning, School, Theater)

"Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Life, Learning, Public)

"Learning how to learn is life's most important skill."
- Tony Buzan
(Related: Life, Learning, Skill)

"Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life."
- Robert Byrne
(Related: Age, Life, Children, Learning)

"Only the other world has substance and reality; only good deeds and holy learning have tangible worth."
- Abraham Cahan
(Related: Deeds, Learning, Reality, World, Worth)

"Spending time at the Federal Reserve was a good learning opportunity for me. It helped me to understand economic philosophies and polices that I had not previously known about."
- Herman Cain
(Related: Time, Opportunity, Learning)

"Learning should be a joy and full of excitement. It is life's greatest adventure; it is an illustrated excursion into the minds of the noble and the learned."
- Taylor Caldwell
(Related: Life, Adventure, Excitement, Joy, Learning)

"The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Progress, Learning, Lies, Wrong)

"Again, the American people expect us to do what they are doing. It's tightening the belt, it's learning how to do more with less. That's a reality today, and we've got to do that in order to get the private sector growing."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: People, American, Learning, Order, Reality, Today)

"We believe that if you put in place the mechanisms that allow for personal choice as far as Medicare is concerned, as well as the programs in Medicaid, that we can actually get to a better result and do what most Americans are learning how to do, which is to do more with less."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Americans, Choice, Learning, Result)

"Your work is first, learning is first, winning is everything because without it there is nothing."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Work, Winning, First, Learning, Nothing)

"There's no way I can justify my salary level, but I'm learning to live with it."
- Drew Carey
(Related: Learning)

"And, one thing I definitely enjoyed personally, from a selfish point of view, was exploration and going to places that I had never been to before and learning, you know, meeting the people and getting to know, new sights and sounds, etc."
- Duane G. Carey
(Related: People, Exploration, Learning, Meeting)

"I learned a lot from that first record and I learned a lot from my experiences touring, but really the biggest education I got over the past two years was learning the importance of arrangements."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: Education, First, Importance, Learning, Past, Years)

"The nice thing about being a writer is that you can make magic happen without learning tricks."
- Humphrey Carpenter
(Related: Being, Learning, Magic, Writer)

"A major advantage of age is learning to accept people without passing judgment."
- Liz Carpenter
(Related: Age, People, Judgment, Learning)

"That's not all our crops can do. We are also learning how to transform plants into factories. We can now raise plants that will create enzymes that would otherwise be created in chemical factories."
- Thomas Carper
(Related: Learning, Now, Plants, Will)

"I sat staring, staring, staring - half lost, learning a new language or rather the same language in a different dialect. So still were the big woods where I sat, sound might not yet have been born."
- Emily Carr
(Related: Language, Learning, Sound)

"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
(Related: Desperation, Learning)

"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
(Related: Desperation, Learning)

"You have to keep your sanity as well as know how to distance yourself from it while still holding onto the reins tightly. That is a very difficult thing to do, but I'm learning."
- Diahann Carroll
(Related: Learning, Sanity)

"While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit."
- Lewis Carroll
(Related: Life, Amusement, Danger, Harmony, Joy, Laughter, Learning, Spirit, Wit)

"That is what I'm looking forward to the most, practical learning. I want to be a registered nurse so getting to talk to people who already work in those jobs can really teach me what to expect when I get out in the real world."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Work, People, Jobs, Learning, Talk, Want, World)

"Learning can take place in the backyard if there is a human being there who cares about the child. Before learning computers, children should learn to read first. They should sit around the dinner table and hear what their parents have to say and think."
- Dixie Carter
(Related: Computers, Being, Children, First, Learning, Parents)

"During the days of segregation, there was not a place of higher learning for African Americans. They were simply not welcome in many of the traditional schools. And from this backward policy grew the network of historical black colleges and universities."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Policy, African, Americans, Learning, Network, Schools)

"For a man to attain to an eminent degree in learning costs him time, watching, hunger, nakedness, dizziness in the head, weakness in the stomach, and other inconveniences."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Time, Hunger, Learning, Man, Weakness)

"Benevolence alone will not make a teacher, nor will learning alone do it. The gift of teaching is a peculiar talent, and implies a need and a craving in the teacher himself."
- John Jay Chapman
(Related: Talent, Benevolence, Learning, Teaching, Will)

"Learning to read music in Braille and play by ear helped me develop a damn good memory."
- Ray Charles
(Related: Music, Learning, Memory, Play)

"Women have to harness their power - its absolutely true. It's just learning not to take the first no. And if you can't go straight ahead, you go around the corner."
- Cher
(Related: Power, Women, First, Learning)

"I'm learning English at the moment. I can say 'Big Ben', 'Hello Rodney', 'Tower Bridge' and 'Loo'."
- Cher
(Related: English, Learning)

"Never seem wiser, nor more learned, than the people you are with. Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket: and do not merely pull it out and strike it; merely to show that you have one."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: People, Learning)

"Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Time, People, Learning)

"Learning is acquired by reading books, but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading men, and studying all the various facets of them."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Men, Knowledge, Books, Learning, Reading, World)

"Wear your learning like your watch, in a private pocket; and do not pull it out, and strike it, merely to show that you have one."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Learning)

"The best part of learning any profession, when you're really going through those huge stretching escalated times of learning and energy, is when you want to do it so much."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Energy, Learning, Profession, Want)

"I think my family and closest friends are learning about my need to withdraw, and I am learning how to restore and store my energy to both serve the community to the best of my ability and to serve my writer's heart."
- Sandra Cisneros
(Related: Family, Heart, Ability, Community, Energy, Friends, Learning, Writer)

"Life is about learning; when you stop learning, you die."
- Tom Clancy
(Related: Life, Learning)

"I wanted to translate from one flat surface to another. In fact, my learning disabilities controlled a lot of things. I don't recognize faces, so I'm sure it's what drove me to portraits in the first place."
- Chuck Close
(Related: Faces, Fact, First, Learning, Portraits)

"I'm very learning-disabled, and I think it drove me to what I'm doing."
- Chuck Close
(Related: Learning)

"The second half of the '60s really was a kind of learning period, in terms of writing, for me."
- Bruce Cockburn
(Related: Learning, Writing)

"When Honor's sun declines, and Wealth takes wings, Then Learning shines, the best of precious things."
- Edward Cocker
(Related: Wealth, Honor, Learning, Sun)

"A child's learning is a function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Learning)

"Learning gives us a fuller conviction of the imperfections of our nature; which one would think, might dispose us to modesty."
- Jeremy Collier
(Related: Nature, Conviction, Learning, Modesty)

"Belief gets in the way of learning."
- Jeremy Collier
(Related: Belief, Learning)

"You cannot open a book without learning something."
- Confucius
(Related: Learning, Open)

"Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous."
- Confucius
(Related: Thought, Labor, Learning)

"No, I'm no enemy to learning; it hurts not me."
- William Congreve
(Related: Enemy, Learning)

"We were learning together. We'd go to various clinics and try to learn as much as possible."
- Tom Conway
(Related: Learning)

"Travel provided many interesting experiences, but perhaps the most useful lesson I learned was that I really had no proficiency for learning the thousands of characters of the written Chinese language."
- Eric Allin Cornell
(Related: Travel, Language, Learning)

"Advise for anybody - enjoy what you are doing, enjoy the process of learning and don't be impatient."
- Robin Cousins
(Related: Learning)

"Meditation here may think down hours to moments. Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head and learning wiser grow without his books."
- William Cowper
(Related: Heart, Books, Learning, May, Meditation, Moments)

"In addition to the research, I enjoyed learning French and assimilating the culture of another country."
- James Cronin
(Related: Country, Culture, Learning, Research)

"Making a wrong decision is understandable. Refusing to search continually for learning is not."
- Phil Crosby
(Related: Decision, Learning, Wrong)

"I wanted to get to that aesthetic proposition that comes out of learning the human elements of a world, so that those notes and rhythms mean something to you besides just the academic way in which they fall in place."
- Stanley Crouch
(Related: Learning, World)

"Probably having fallen in love with music and movies at a young age and then first learning about writing by kind of following the path of writers like Dave Marsh and Lester Bangs and being a rock journalist."
- Cameron Crowe
(Related: Age, Love, Movies, Music, Being, First, Learning, Writers, Writing)

"I'm passionate about learning. I'm passionate about life."
- Tom Cruise
(Related: Life, Learning)

"I'm developing a record company. I'm learning how to supervise music on a film."
- Carson Daly
(Related: Music, Company, Film, Learning)

"If anybody wanted to photograph my life, they'd get bored in a day. 'Heres Matt at home learning his lines. Here's Matt researching in aisle six of his local library'. A few hours of that and they'd go home."
- Matt Damon
(Related: Home, Life, Day, Learning)

"Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
(Related: Learning, Passion, Will)

"Never stop learning; knowledge doubles every fourteen months."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
(Related: Knowledge, Learning, Months)

"I think my books talk about kids learning to like and respect themselves and each other. You can't write a message book; you just tell the best story you know how to tell."
- Paula Danziger
(Related: Books, Kids, Learning, Respect, Talk)

"There are hurdles to overcome in sport and in life. Sport is a very valuable learning ground for how to live your life in the best possible way."
- Lynn Davies
(Related: Life, Learning)

"The greatest gift that Oxford gives her sons is, I truly believe, a genial irreverence toward learning, and from that irreverence love may spring."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Love, Irreverence, Learning, May, Sons, Spring)

"Yes - it's the same in any other work - the more you massage your thinking the more capable I believe you are of expanding how you go about things and learning."
- Siobhan Davies
(Related: Work, Learning, Thinking)

"I discovered that in a story I could safely dream any dream, hope any hope, go anywhere I pleased any time I pleased, fight any foe, win or lose, live or die. My stories created a safe experimental learning place."
- Donald Davis
(Related: Time, Dream, Hope, Fight, Learning)

"I got problems. I freak out, go to a shrink, go through all kinds of therapy and stuff, but I'm learning how to deal with it. That's why I've chosen one hour a night to get all of my aggressions out. to really tell the world the way I feel."
- Jonathan Davis
(Related: Learning, Night, Problems, Therapy, World)

"Yes, it is a rehearsed show, yes, it was analogy of going to see a play at the theatre, where everything has to be in place and whole things, everything being works, all works together to get the best effect you know it's more like an actor learning a part."
- John Deacon
(Related: Actor, Being, Effect, Learning, Play, Theatre)

"I have often thought of it as one of the most barbarous customs in the world, considering us as a civilized and a Christian country, that we deny the advantages of learning to women."
- Daniel Defoe
(Related: Women, Thought, Christian, Country, Learning, World)

"Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival."
- W. Edwards Deming
(Related: Survival, Learning)

"It's really difficult for me. Language, I am sorry that I haven't. I think I just always expected that you learn a word in place of a word and when I discovered how difficult the grammar was and learning that was very discouraging for me."
- Bo Derek
(Related: Grammar, Language, Learning, Word)

"The main thing that gives me hope is the media. We have radio, TV, magazines, and books, so we have the possibility of learning from societies that are remote from us, like Somalia. We turn on the TV and see what blew up in Iraq or we see conditions in Afghanistan."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Hope, Possibility, Afghanistan, Books, Iraq, Learning, Media)

"Perfecting oneself is as much unlearning as it is learning."
- Edsger Dijkstra
(Related: Learning)

"Be curious, learn and read as much as you can about food. Don't worry about making money. Focus on learning at various venues before you settle down for a steady position."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Food, Money, Focus, Learning, Worry)

"Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Learning, Suffering)

"A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Learning, Liberty, Light, University)

"I'm now learning how to distinguish when I'm acting and when I'm not acting - offstage as well as onstage."
- Micky Dolenz
(Related: Acting, Learning, Now)

"For infants and toddlers learning and living are the same thing. If they feel secure, treasured, loved, their own energy and curiosity will bring them new understanding and new skills."
- Amy Laura Dombro
(Related: Curiosity, Energy, Learning, Living, Understanding, Will)

"Melville brought to the task a sound knowledge of actual whaling, much curious learning in the literature of the subject, and, above all, an imagination which worked with great power upon the facts of his own experience."
- Carl Clinton Van Doren
(Related: Experience, Imagination, Power, Knowledge, Facts, Learning, Literature, Sound)

"A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people."
- Frederick Douglass
(Related: People, Calamity, Learning, May, Want)

"My father is a chemist, my mother was a homemaker. My parents instilled in us the feeling that learning was the most exciting thing that could happen to you, and it never ends."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Mother, Father, Feeling, Learning, Parents)

"I had been impressed by the fact that biological systems were based on molecular machines and that we were learning to design and build these sorts of things."
- K. Eric Drexler
(Related: Design, Fact, Learning, Machines)

"The Seinfeld motto: No learning, no hugging."
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
(Related: Learning)

"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
(Related: Change, People, Fact, Learning, Now)

"It wasn't until after private lessons and learning bass lines that I even noticed bass in the music I was listening to at that age. My ears were blown wide open."
- Trevor Dunn
(Related: Music, Age, Learning, Listening, Open)

"The relation of repetitions for learning and for repeating English stanzas needs no amplification. These were learned by heart on the first day with less than half of the repetitions necessary for the shortest of the syllable series."
- Hermann Ebbinghaus
(Related: Heart, Day, English, First, Learning, Needs)

"Often as a child you see someone with a learning disability or Down's Syndrome and my mum and dad were always very quick to explain exactly what was going on and to be in their own way inclusive and welcoming."
- Christopher Eccleston
(Related: Dad, Disability, Learning, Quick)

"Perhaps the mission of those who love mankind is to make people laugh at the truth, to make truth laugh, because the only truth lies in learning to free ourselves from insane passion for the truth."
- Umberto Eco
(Related: Love, Truth, People, Learning, Lies, Mankind, Mission, Passion)

"A little learning is a dangerous thing, but a lot of ignorance is just as bad."
- Bob Edwards
(Related: Ignorance, Learning)

"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Education, Learning)

"Maybe our young people are not as vacuous as we would like to lead ourselves to believe - that all they're interested in is hairdos and looking at other beautiful people. Maybe they're interested in learning something."
- David James Elliott
(Related: People, Learning)

"I felt that if there wasn't going to be a good opportunity, then I would just go back to second units which I love, keep working with great directors, keep learning and knowing that the opportunity would come when the time was right."
- David R. Ellis
(Related: Time, Love, Opportunity, Learning, Right)

"I take away something from every role. I'm still learning and that's what life is about."
- Cary Elwes
(Related: Life, Learning)

"No man ever prayed heartily without learning something."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Learning, Man)

"We must expect to fail... but fail in a learning posture, determined no to repeat the mistakes, and to maximize the benefits from what is learned in the process."
- Ted W. Engstrom
(Related: Benefits, Learning, Mistakes)

"I had a lot of trouble with engineers, because their whole background is learning from a functional point of view, and then learning how to perform that function."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Learning, Trouble)

"No phenomenon can be isolated, but has repercussions through every aspect of our lives. We are learning that we are a fundamental part of nature's ecosystems."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Nature, Learning)

"I think I started learning lessons about being a good person long before I ever knew what basketball was. And that starts in the home, it starts with the parental influence."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Home, Basketball, Being, Influence, Learning)

"Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future."
- Euripides
(Related: Future, Learning, Past, Youth)

"Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence, or learning."
- Frederick William Faber
(Related: Eloquence, Kindness, Learning, Zeal)

"Without feeling abashed by my ignorance, I confess that I am absolutely unable to say. In the absence of an appearance of learning, my answer has at least one merit, that of perfect sincerity."
- Jean Henri Fabre
(Related: Absence, Appearance, Feeling, Ignorance, Learning, Merit, Sincerity)

"The hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection, and not a fountain; to show them we love them not when we feel like it, but when they do."
- Nan Fairbrother
(Related: Love, Affection, Learning)

"'No Child Left Behind' requires states and school districts to ensure that all students are learning and are reaching their highest potential. Special education students should not be left out of these accountability mechanisms."
- Dianne Feinstein
(Related: Education, Learning, Potential, School, states, Students)

"The lopsided attitudes of college professors pose a serious challenge to learning because students are so susceptible to becoming lopsided sheep."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Challenge, College, Learning, Sheep, Students)

"Hollywood and the recording industry argue that current law permits the copying of songs and movies, and sharing them on the Internet. This enables young people to grow up learning how to steal."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Movies, People, Hollywood, Internet, Law, Learning, Sharing, Songs)

"I am still learning every day not to watch other people's careers and compare."
- Joely Fisher
(Related: People, Careers, Day, Learning)

"Learning what you don't want to do is pretty valuable, it may be as valuable as figuring out what it is you do want to do."
- Joe Flanigan
(Related: Learning, May, Pretty, Want)

"I enjoy learning technical details."
- Ken Follett
(Related: Learning)

"Let ignorance talk as it will, learning has its value."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Ignorance, Learning, Talk, Value, Will)

"When house and land are gone and spent, then learning is most excellent."
- Samuel Foote
(Related: Land, Learning)

"Learning disabilities cannot be cured, but they can be treated successfully and children with LD can go on to live happy, successful lives."
- Anne Ford
(Related: Successful, Children, Learning)

"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
(Related: Life, Learning, Mind, Old)

"It's a weird sensation to be mad and learning at the same time."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Time, Learning)

"Before this learning experience, I had assumed that with regard to programs that sought to help people out of poverty, the political world was essentially divided into two camps: conservatives who opposed these for a variety of reasons, and liberals who supported them."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Experience, People, Help, Learning, Liberals, Poverty, Variety, World)

"Whatever the medium, there is the difficulty, challenge, fascination and often productive clumsiness of learning a new method: the wonderful puzzles and problems of translating with new materials."
- Helen Frankenthaler
(Related: Challenge, Difficulty, Learning, Problems)

"We also learn that this country and the Western world have no monopoly of goodness and truth and scholarship, we begin to appreciate the ingredients that are indispensable to making a better world. In a life of learning that is, perhaps, the greatest lesson of all."
- John Hope Franklin
(Related: Life, Truth, Country, Goodness, Learning, World)

"Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen - that stillness becomes a radiance."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: Life, Learning)

"There's no mystery to it. Nothing more complicated than learning lines and putting on a costume."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: Learning, Mystery, Nothing)

"I'm forever learning and that's why I'm always able to create new styles and new dimensions of hip-hop."
- Doug E. Fresh
(Related: Learning)

"Now learning a bit more about footballers I think what they need to do well, is someone who really wants to stay in the background and just be a strong support."
- Anna Friel
(Related: Learning, Now, Support)

"It's like learning a language; you can't speak a language fluently until you find out who you are in that language, and that has as much to do with your body as it does with vocabulary and grammar."
- Fred Frith
(Related: Body, Grammar, Language, Learning, Vocabulary)

"Learning hath gained most by those books by which the printers have lost."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Books, Learning)

"Just learning that you have MS is such a devastating shock."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Learning)

"In many ways, it was much, much harder to get the first book contract. The hardest thing probably overall has been learning not to trust people, publicists and so forth, implicitly."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Trust, People, First, Learning)

"One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: People, Failure, Learning, Risk)

"I like working solo and it was a lot of fun joking around with the audience, saying things. I'm only just learning how to do certain things."
- Art Garfunkel
(Related: Fun, Learning, Saying)

"I never refused an autograph, never refused to buy someone a drink. Now I'm learning to say I've got other things on, instead of doing it and wondering why."
- Paul Gascoigne
(Related: Learning, Now)

"Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Learning)

"It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment."
- Carl Friedrich Gauss
(Related: Knowledge, Act, Enjoyment, Learning, Possession)

"That is not enough. Sport has been great for me, a great learning place that if you want to achieve you can, even if you are from the poorest part of Africa."
- Haile Gebrselassie
(Related: Learning, Want)

"But if somebody dies, if something happens to you, there is a normal process of depression, it is part of being human, and some people view it as a learning experience etc."
- Bob Geldof
(Related: Experience, People, Being, Depression, Learning)

"A lot of what I've been learning in the last two years is due to therapy - about my sexuality, why things go wrong, why relationships haven't worked. It isn't anything to do with anybody else; it's to do with me."
- Boy George
(Related: Learning, Relationships, Sexuality, Therapy, Wrong, Years)

"Ignorance of what real learning is, and a consequent suspicion of it; materialism, and a consequent intellectual laxity, both of these have done destructive work in the colleges."
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould
(Related: Work, Ignorance, Learning, Materialism, Suspicion)

"Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Habits, Learning, Thinking)

"Early on, it's good to develop the ability to write. Learning to write is a useful exercise, even if what you're writing about is not that relevant."
- Walter Gilbert
(Related: Ability, Exercise, Learning, Writing)

"We tried to have diplomas without learning, we tried to have jobs without work, we tried to have houses without savings, we tried to have government without responsibility."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Government, Work, Houses, Jobs, Learning, Responsibility)

"A happy life is one spent in learning, earning, and yearning."
- Lillian Gish
(Related: Life, Learning, Yearning)

"Education is the process in which we discover that learning adds quality to our lives. Learning must be experienced."
- William Glasser
(Related: Education, Quality, Learning)

"There is a learning quality in all of our shows."
- Trisha Goddard
(Related: Quality, Learning)

"I hardly teach. It's more like a gathering of minds looking at one subject and learning from each other. I enjoy the process."
- Fay Godwin
(Related: Learning)

"Learning is the ally, not the adversary of genius... he who reads in a proper spirit, can scarcely read too much."
- William Godwin
(Related: Genius, Learning, Spirit)

"Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning, Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning."
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Genius, Grammar, Learning, Liquor, Nonsense)

"Coming to understand a painting or a symphony in an unfamiliar style, to recognize the work of an artist or school, to see or hear in new ways, is as cognitive an achievement as learning to read or write or add."
- Nelson Goodman
(Related: Work, Achievement, Artist, Learning, Painting, School, Style)

"To summarize, the particular song a male sings, and the behavioral responses of females to song and morphological signals, are not genetically inherited in a fixed manner but are determined by learning early in life."
- Peter R. Grant
(Related: Life, Learning, Song)

"What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of looking at the world and learning."
- Chuck Grassley
(Related: Learning, May, School, World)

"The process of learning requires not only hearing and applying but also forgetting and then remembering again."
- John Gray
(Related: Hearing, Learning)

"I have terrible handwriting. I now say it's a learning disability... but a nun who was a very troubled woman hit me over the fingers with a ruler because my writing was so bad."
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: Disability, Learning, Now, Woman, Writing)

"I've been doing a lot of learning from mistakes, first and foremost, and building off that."
- William Green
(Related: Building, First, Learning, Mistakes)

"But, if you observe children learning in their first few years of life, you can see that they can and do learn on their own - we leave them alone to crawl, walk, talk, and gain control over their bodies. It happens without much help from parents."
- Daniel Greenberg
(Related: Life, Control, Children, First, Gain, Help, Learning, Parents, Talk, Years)

"I enjoyed the administrative work because it involved working with Congress, city council, and the mayor. I had never been a politician so it was fun - learning political maneuvering."
- Harold H. Greene
(Related: Work, Congress, Fun, Learning)

"I loved education, and, yes, I did want to go on learning."
- Arthur Hailey
(Related: Education, Learning, Want)

"I'm trying to get in the habit of, you know, picking up a book and learning how to write my feelings down, not my feelings but my thoughts, about things, and hopefully I'll moving toward the writing and directing thing soon."
- Corey Haim
(Related: Feelings, Habit, Thoughts, Learning, Trying, Writing)

"I think that obstacles lead to growth and ultimately, the most learning I've done in my life is between jobs."
- Anthony Michael Hall
(Related: Life, Growth, Jobs, Learning, Obstacles)

"I know it may seem surprising to people, but learning dialog that has a conversational flow to it is not that difficult."
- Deidre Hall
(Related: People, Learning, May)

"Someone taught me how to eat properly. Learning from others is important when it's not working for yourself."
- Geri Halliwell
(Related: Learning)

"The Finland of the 21st century can thrive only if women of learning - in common with their male counterparts - are guaranteed the opportunity to use their creative potential to the full."
- Tarja Halonen
(Related: Women, Opportunity, Learning, Potential)

"I worked hard learning harmony and theory when I was growing up in Chicago in the 1920s."
- Lionel Hampton
(Related: Chicago, Growing up, Harmony, Learning, Theory)

"The world is the true classroom. The most rewarding and important type of learning is through experience, seeing something with our own eyes."
- Jack Hanna
(Related: Experience, Classroom, Eyes, Learning, World)

"Yes. I did more research than I ever wanted to and saw some things I wish I didn't. I went on ride-alongs, spent time with Homicide, Cold Case, and SVU detectives, hung out in subways learning how to spot pervs and pick-pockets, viewed an autopsy, went to a police firing range, and witnessed court cases and I read, read, read."
- Mariska Hargitay
(Related: Time, Court, Learning, Police, Research)

"Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things that made life to me glorious - friendship and learning."
- Jane Harrison
(Related: Friendship, Life, Marriage, Learning, Woman)

"I have six sisters, so I assumed I'd have a girl. Learning I was having a boy was really weird."
- Melissa Joan Hart
(Related: Learning, Sisters)

"After you start learning all about the mechanics of piloting a riverboat, you stop seeing all the pretty sunsets and you start thinking about the weather."
- John Hartford
(Related: Learning, Pretty, Thinking, Weather)

"And initially, a lot of companies avoid trying to make a really radical new kind of title for a new system, because that would involve learning a new machine and learning how to make the new title at the same time."
- Trip Hawkins
(Related: Time, Learning, Machine, Radical, Trying)

"To know ourselves, is agreed by all to be the most useful Learning; the first Lessons, therefore, given us ought to be on that Subject."
- Eliza Haywood
(Related: First, Learning)

"Learning is its own exceeding great reward."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Learning, Reward)

"If we wish to know the force of human genius, we should read Shakespeare. If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning, we may study his commentators."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Genius, Force, Learning, May, Shakespeare, Study)

"Not only did I get to play with these great international musicians, but I also had the opportunity to jam with the local celebrities in Toronto, people like the Walsh Brothers, David Wilcox, Kim Mitchell and the like. It was a great learning experience."
- Jeff Healey
(Related: Experience, People, Opportunity, Brothers, Learning, Musicians, Play)

"A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning."
- Brad Henry
(Related: Love, Imagination, Hope, Learning)

"Men of polite learning and a liberal education."
- Matthew Henry
(Related: Education, Men, Learning, Liberal)

"The rare person is still interested in new advances when they are adults. There is possibly a correlation with intelligence. In any case, you have to be fairly bright to keep learning and changing attitudes as you get older."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Intelligence, Learning)

"Lie detection is like language; there is a learning window. Telling whoppers to small children seems to be a family tradition in many families."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Family, Lie, Children, Language, Learning, Tradition)

"I believe that every role that I have done this far has had quality and content. My roles have been very demanding and every role has been a challenge and a learning experience that has helped me mature as an actress."
- Natasha Henstridge
(Related: Experience, Quality, Challenge, Content, Learning)

"Much learning does not teach understanding."
- Heraclitus
(Related: Learning, Understanding)

"A man of great memory without learning hath a rock and a spindle and no staff to spin."
- George Herbert
(Related: Learning, Man, Memory)

"Learning starts with failure; the first failure is the beginning of education."
- John Hersey
(Related: Education, Failure, Beginning, First, Learning)

"There is, so I believe, in the essence of everything, something that we cannot call learning. There is, my friend, only a knowledge - that is everywhere."
- Hermann Hesse
(Related: Knowledge, Friend, Learning)

"This life is a process of learning."
- Lauryn Hill
(Related: Life, Learning)

"The prudent course is to make an investment in learning, testing and understanding, determine how the new concepts compare to how you now operate and thoughtfully determine how they apply to what you want to achieve in the future."
- Dee Hock
(Related: Future, Investment, Learning, Now, Testing, Understanding, Want)

"But the basic Taoism that we are concerned with here is simply a particular way of appreciating, learning from, and working with whatever happens in everyday life."
- Benjamin Hoff
(Related: Life, Learning)

"Since its founding in 1854, Penn State has proven to be a leading institution of higher learning."
- Tim Holden
(Related: Founding, Leading, Learning, State)

"I thought I was learning about show business. The more painful it was, the more important I thought the experience must be. Hating it, I convinced myself it must be invaluable."
- Judy Holliday
(Related: Experience, Business, Thought, Learning)

"The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Education, Facts, Learning)

"Since we can't know what knowledge will be most needed in the future, it is senseless to try to teach it in advance. Instead, we should try to turn out people who love learning so much and learn so well that they will be able to learn whatever needs to be learned."
- John Holt
(Related: Love, People, Knowledge, Future, Learning, Needs, Will)

"I'm still learning, you know. At 80, I feel there is a lot I don't know."
- Lena Horne
(Related: Learning)

"If your faith is opposed to experience, to human learning and investigation, it is not worth the breath used in giving it expression."
- Edgar Watson Howe
(Related: Faith, Experience, Expression, Giving, Investigation, Learning, Worth)

"I played saxophone, so I was into jazz. I learned from each audience and each teacher that I had. I can't really tell you any rules or anything, but the way I develop my beliefs is really just by personally learning from different situations."
- Chad Hugo
(Related: Beliefs, Jazz, Learning, Rules)

"Scholastic learning and polemical divinity retarded the growth of all true knowledge."
- David Hume
(Related: Knowledge, Growth, Divinity, Learning)

"There is not to be found, in all history, any miracle attested by a sufficient number of men, of such unquestioned good sense, education and learning, as to secure us against all delusion in themselves."
- David Hume
(Related: Education, History, Men, Delusion, Learning, Sense)

"Year by year we are learning that in this restless, strenuous American life of ours vacations are essential."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Life, American, Learning)

"We are learning, too, that the love of beauty is one of Nature's greatest healers."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Beauty, Love, Nature, Learning)

"I've always been an avid reader. If I don't have a book in the car, I'll stop and pick one up just to have something to read. I don't even remember learning to read."
- Janis Ian
(Related: Car, Learning)

"We have a lot of existing customers which are also considering Linux desktop migrations and rolling out some of these programs, so we're learning from them."
- Miguel de Icaza
(Related: Learning, Linux)

"So there was something of a learning curve with doing your own thing and people seeing you outside of the band. I mean, people have never really heard my voice before - or heard a whole record of mine before. So it was a completely new experience."
- James Iha
(Related: Experience, People, Learning, Voice)

"One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Learning, Tools)

"The only animals I'm not comfortable with are parrots, but I'm learning as I go. I'm getting better and better at 'em. I really am."
- Steve Irwin
(Related: Animals, Learning)

"Home schooled children frequently combine for many purposes - and they interact well. The growth of the home schooling movement means that more and more children are learning together, just not in a traditional classroom."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Home, Growth, Children, Classroom, Learning)

"My father is a real idealist, and he's all about learning. If I asked for a pair of Nikes growing up, it was just a resounding 'No.' But if I asked for a saxophone, one would appear and next day and I'd be signed up for lessons. So anything to do with education or learning, my father would spare no expense."
- Hugh Jackman
(Related: Education, Father, Day, Growing up, Learning)

"Acting is not about dressing up. Acting is about stripping bare. The whole essence of learning lines is to forget them so you can make them sound like you thought of them that instant."
- Glenda Jackson
(Related: Thought, Acting, Forget, Learning, Sound)

"Wisdom is learning what to overlook."
- William James
(Related: Wisdom, Learning)

"I spent a lot of years just learning my craft and falling down in front of the camera."
- Thomas Jane
(Related: Learning, Years)

"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
(Related: Health, Exercise, Learning, Reading, Recreation, Will, Worth)

"The battle was first waged over the right of the Negro to be classed as a human being with a soul; later, as to whether he had sufficient intellect to master even the rudiments of learning; and today it is being fought out over his social recognition."
- James Weldon Johnson
(Related: Soul, Battle, Being, First, Intellect, Learning, Right, Today)

"You aren't learning anything when you're talking."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Learning, Talking)

"Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning must offer an escape from poverty."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Learning, Poverty)

"We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly."
- Angelina Jolie
(Related: Love, Learning)

"The Company of Wolves is about how society teaches young women to look at themselves, and what to be afraid of. It's about a girl learning that the world of sensuality and the unknown is not to be feared, that it's worth getting your teeth into."
- Neil Jordan
(Related: Society, Women, Company, Learning, Sensuality, World, Worth)

"I was myself brought up with my brother, whose name was Matthias, for he was my own brother, by both father and mother; and I made mighty proficiency in the improvements of my learning, and appeared to have both a great memory and understanding."
- Flavius Josephus
(Related: Mother, Father, Brother, Learning, Memory, Name, Understanding)

"One who has imagination without learning has wings without feet."
- Joseph Joubert
(Related: Imagination, Feet, Learning)

"He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet."
- Joseph Joubert
(Related: Imagination, Feet, Learning)

"We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique."
- Benjamin Jowett
(Related: Health, Action, Wealth, Justice, Kindness, Learning)

"The failures and successes are necessary for learning."
- Wynonna Judd
(Related: Learning)

"I became CEO at the beginning of the hit on old economy stocks. When something like that occurs in your first six months as a CEO of a more traditional branded firm, it makes for a fast learning curve."
- Andrea Jung
(Related: Beginning, Economy, First, Learning, Months, Old)

"I think kids slowly begin to realize that what they're learning relates to other things they know. Then learning starts to get more and more exciting."
- Norton Juster
(Related: Kids, Learning)

"I can look back at stuff I wrote in my early days and squirm at some of the mistakes I made. But we're all learning every day; we never stop. I just hope people keep on liking what I do. That gives me such a kick."
- Paul Kane
(Related: People, Hope, Day, Learning, Mistakes)

"The tradition of Russian literature is also an eastern tradition of learning poetry and prose by heart."
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Related: Poetry, Heart, Learning, Literature, Prose, Tradition)

"I think Russian people are learning that democracy is not an alien thing; it's not a western invention."
- Garry Kasparov
(Related: People, Democracy, Invention, Learning)

"We come to love not by finding a perfect person but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly."
- Sam Keen
(Related: Love, Learning)

"I hope the cooks who are working for me now are getting that kind of experience so they can use what they're learning now as a foundation for a great career."
- Thomas Keller
(Related: Experience, Hope, Career, Learning, Now)

"This is actually a very important principle that science is learning about large systems like evolution and that futurists are learning about anticipating human society: just because a future scenario is plausible doesn't mean we can get there from here."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Science, Evolution, Future, Learning)

"An humble knowledge of thyself is a surer way to God than a deep search after learning."
- Thomas Kempis
(Related: God, Knowledge, Deep, Learning)

"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Leadership, Learning)

"I've had a tough time learning how to act like a congressman. Today I accidentally spent some of my own money."
- Joseph P. Kennedy
(Related: Money, Time, Act, Learning, Today)

"This enemy of peace in the world today is unlike any we have seen in the past, and our military is learning from, and building on, previous successes while carrying peace and freedom into the future."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Peace, Building, Enemy, Freedom, Future, Learning, Military, Past, Today, World)

"Remaining vigilant toward this ever-present threat means constantly learning how better to protect ourselves. But primarily it reminds us that we must fight and win the war on terror, so that we do not have to fight it here in America."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: War, America, Fight, Learning, Terror)

"Neither comprehension nor learning can take place in an atmosphere of anxiety."
- Rose Kennedy
(Related: Anxiety, Learning)

"The hardest thing was learning to write. I was 13, and the only writing I had done was for Social Studies. It consisted of copying passages right out of the encyclopedia."
- Tracy Kidder
(Related: Learning, Right, Writing)

"The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you."
- B. B. King
(Related: Learning)

"Jazz is the big brother of the blues. If a guy's playing blues like we play, he's in high school. When he starts playing jazz it's like going on to college, to a school of higher learning."
- B. B. King
(Related: Brother, College, Jazz, Learning, Play, School)

"I like doing accents and I like learning as much as I can learn."
- Jaime King
(Related: Learning)

"I think that's what's great about being an actress is you get to learn so many different things like that, like learning a little bit of Tibetan here, learning a Southern accent there."
- Jaime King
(Related: Being, Learning)

"Directors who turn into big babies and shut out criticism stop learning."
- Richard King
(Related: Babies, Criticism, Learning)

"I am dumb when it comes to learning dance steps."
- Mia Kirshner
(Related: Dance, Dumb, Learning)

"I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma."
- Eartha Kitt
(Related: Time, Learning, Will)

"I'm writing a book and working on my one-woman show, Learning To Be Human."
- Shirley Knight
(Related: Learning, Writing)

"I took the process of doing as much myself as I could like a duck to water. I set up my own label and publishing, etc, and it was a fun learning curve two decades ago."
- David Knopfler
(Related: Fun, Learning, Publishing, Water)

"Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual."
- Arthur Koestler
(Related: Learning)

"It takes a long time to learn that a courtroom is the last place in the world for learning the truth."
- Alice Koller
(Related: Time, Truth, Learning, World)

"I'm learning a lot about myself being alone, and doing what I'm doing."
- Chantal Kreviazuk
(Related: Being, Learning)

"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
(Related: Education, Life, End, Examination, Learning)

"There is no need 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
(Related: Education, Life, Examination, Learning)

"I think the biggest difficulty is that when I'm here in America, there's a necessity of using English, so I really have a great sense of really wanting to learn, but unfortunately when I head back to Japan, the necessity vanishes and so does my enthusiasm about learning."
- Chiaki Kuriyama
(Related: Enthusiasm, America, Difficulty, English, Learning, Necessity, Sense)

"An important aspect of the current situation is the strong social reaction against suggestions that the home language of African American children be used in the first steps of learning to read and write."
- William Labov
(Related: Home, African, American, Children, First, Language, Learning)

"My advice to an aspiring actor would be to never stop learning or working for what you want. Nothing comes easy, ever, if you want something, you have to work for it. By working for it I mean work on your craft, learn from people who have something to teach. It's just like anything else, practice makes perfect."
- James Lafferty
(Related: Work, People, Actor, Advice, Learning, Nothing, Practice, Want)

"My number one goal was not getting 'A's' - and I proved it. I was a 'C' student. You have to be ready to learn. If you're not interesting in learning, it doesn't work. As I grew older and wanted to learn and desperately wanted inside information, learning was a lot easier."
- Brian Lamb
(Related: Work, Goal, Information, Learning)

"All are agreed, that the increase of learning and good morals are great blessings to society."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Society, Blessings, Learning, Morals)

"The trouble with learning from experience is that you never graduate."
- Doug Larson
(Related: Experience, Learning, Trouble)

"A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows."
- Doug Larson
(Related: Survival, Learning, Skill)

"I had never picked up a basketball before. I went through a grueling audition process. It was almost as if I was learning to walk. It would be like teaching somebody to dance ballet for a role."
- Sanaa Lathan
(Related: Dance, Ballet, Basketball, Learning, Teaching)

"I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences... I'm human, not perfect, like anybody else."
- Queen Latifah
(Related: Decisions, Learning, Regret)

"We do a lot of shows for young people who have probably never been to the theater before and they are learning about the Holocaust, which unhappily, many of them do not know about."
- Linda Lavin
(Related: People, Learning, Theater)

"Some people are so busy learning the tricks of the trade that they never learn the trade."
- Vernon Law
(Related: People, Learning, Trade)

"For a small child there is no division between playing and learning; between the things he or she does just for fun and things that are educational. The child learns while living and any part of living that is enjoyable is also play."
- Penelope Leach
(Related: Fun, Learning, Living, Play)

"Learning how to operate a soul figures to take time."
- Timothy Leary
(Related: Time, Soul, Learning)

"I prefer to think of myself as a musician who is still learning and trying to do something every time out."
- Geddy Lee
(Related: Time, Learning, Trying)

"I never found accents difficult, after learning languages."
- Vivien Leigh
(Related: Learning)

"English people don't have very good diction. In France you have to pronounce very particularly and clearly, and learning French at an early age helped me enormously."
- Vivien Leigh
(Related: Age, People, English, France, Learning)

"That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way."
- Doris Lessing
(Related: Life, Learning)

"In university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools."
- Doris Lessing
(Related: Fools, Law, Learning, University)

"The introduction of many minds into many fields of learning along a broad spectrum keeps alive questions about the accessibility, if not the unity, of knowledge."
- Edward Levi
(Related: Knowledge, Learning, Questions, Unity)

"A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard."
- Eliphas Levi
(Related: Learning)

"If we have a chance of succeeding and bringing stability and democracy to Iraq, it will mean learning from our mistakes, not denying them and not ignoring them."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Chance, Democracy, Iraq, Learning, Mistakes, Stability, Will)

"Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things."
- Flora Lewis
(Related: Language, Learning, Words)

"All the learning in the world cannot replace instinct."
- Robert Ley
(Related: Instinct, Learning, World)

"I spend more time learning about Buddhism than English, which is why my English today is still bad."
- Jet Li
(Related: Time, Buddhism, English, Learning, Today)

"I've been learning martial arts since I was 8 years old."
- Jet Li
(Related: Learning, Old, Years)

"I knew nothing about martial arts. The coach told me I was talented with learning martial arts, and put me in a school. Three years later I got my first championship in China."
- Jet Li
(Related: Coach, First, Learning, Nothing, School, Years)

"The only thing that mattered was what you were to do in life, and it wasn't about money. It was about teaching, or learning."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Life, Money, Learning, Teaching)

"You should be having more fun in high school, exploring things because you want to explore them and learning because you love learning-not worrying about competition."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Love, Competition, Fun, Learning, School, Want)

"I am learning to forgive my inner geek, and even value him as a free man."
- Kenny Loggins
(Related: Learning, Man, Value)

"The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Love, Books, Learning, Serenity)

"Playing golf is like learning a foreign language."
- Henry Longhurst
(Related: Golf, Language, Learning)

"I love talking about women because they are a constant study and you're always learning."
- Mario Lopez
(Related: Love, Women, Learning, Study, Talking)

"Only by learning to live in harmony with your contradictions can you keep it all afloat."
- Audre Lorde
(Related: Harmony, Learning)

"The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot."
- Audre Lorde
(Related: Learning, Riot)

"From you we have learned what we, at least, value, to separate Church and State; and from you we gather inspiration at all times in our devotion to learning, to religious liberty, and to individual and National freedom."
- Seth Low
(Related: Inspiration, Church, Devotion, Freedom, Learning, Liberty, Religious, State, Value)

"All those years we'd spent learning these chops, and all those gigs in Germany where you'd play all night, and along comes punk. It has nothing to do with that. A lot of people went out of business."
- Nick Lowe
(Related: Business, People, Germany, Learning, Night, Nothing, Play, Punk, Years)

"Imagination is as vital to any advance in science as learning and precision are essential for starting points."
- Percival Lowell
(Related: Imagination, Science, Learning)

"Learning to make films is very easy. Learning what to make films about is very hard."
- George Lucas
(Related: Learning)

"I think I've spent so much time playing characters that are so far away from me and learning how to technically build and how to technically put something on top of you."
- Josh Lucas
(Related: Time, Learning)

"Learning lines is on my mind until I do know them. I'll read the paper or paint the house to keep from starting to memorize. I've never found an easy way."
- Paul Lynde
(Related: Learning, Mind)

"The role of the musician is to go from concept to full execution. Put another way, it's to go from understanding the content of something to really learning how to communicate it and make sure it's well-received and lives in somebody else."
- Yo-Yo Ma
(Related: Content, Execution, Learning, Understanding)

"What spectacle can be more edifying or more seasonable, than that of Liberty and Learning, each leaning on the other for their mutual and surest support?"
- James Madison
(Related: Learning, Liberty, Support)

"This has been a learning experience for me. I also thought that privacy was something we were granted in the Constitution. I have learned from this when in fact the word privacy does not appear in the Constitution."
- Bill Maher
(Related: Experience, Thought, Constitution, Fact, Learning, Privacy, Word)

"I think my type of personality has all music inside of it, so I am full of music, without even knowing it, without even learning it, without even hearing it."
- Ziggy Marley
(Related: Music, Hearing, Learning, Personality)

"I'm thinking about learning a few new things - like taking classical guitar lessons - and I'd like to bring what I learn into hard rock."
- Mick Mars
(Related: Guitar, Learning, Thinking)

"Responsibility for learning belongs to the student, regardless of age."
- Robert Martin
(Related: Age, Learning, Responsibility)

"I'm getting to a point where everything is becoming streamlined in my life. I'm learning how to stand onstage for two hours and play in front of thousands of people as if I am completely in the moment every moment."
- John Mayer
(Related: Life, People, Learning, Play)

"That first year at Universal was a big blur and, naturally, I thought they were wasting me. I didn't realize at the time that I was learning my craft and acting more easily in front of the camera."
- Kent McCord
(Related: Time, Thought, Acting, First, Learning)

"The important thing is to learn a lesson every time you lose. Life is a learning process and you have to try to learn what's best for you. Let me tell you, life is not fun when you're banging your head against a brick wall all the time."
- John McEnroe
(Related: Life, Time, Fun, Learning)

"Just learning to think in another language allows you to see your own culture in a better viewpoint."
- Gates McFadden
(Related: Culture, Language, Learning)

"I grew up in a time when being a musician and learning to be a musician was actually very wonderful."
- Bobby McFerrin
(Related: Time, Being, Learning)

"I feel like that I'm learning all the time. I'm learning from new artists, from established artists... every time I listen to '70s rock 'n' roll records, I'm learning. And I think that I'm just now starting to get a hold on what I do."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Time, Artists, Learning, Now)

"Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers."
- Mignon McLaughlin
(Related: Learning, Limitations)

"There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience."
- Archibald McLeish
(Related: Experience, Learning)

"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
(Related: Age, Work, Childhood, Learning, Middle age, Old, Play)

"Under these conditions it is not astonishing that learning was highly prized; in fact, my parents made sacrifices to be able to give their children a good education."
- Simon van der Meer
(Related: Education, Children, Fact, Learning, Parents)

"These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness."
- Anthony de Mello
(Related: Politics, Religion, Work, Progress, Wealth, Awareness, Compassion, Learning, Silence, Will, Worship)

"I had great faith in Irish actors, that they'd be hip to the whole theatre thing, and they are. I had no illusions of coming over here as some kind of big shot. It's been a learning experience for me too."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Experience, Faith, Actors, Irish, Learning, Theatre)

"I had no expectations about fatherhood, really, but it's definitely a journey I'm glad to be taking. Number one, it's a great learning experience. When my mother told me it's a 24/7 job, she wasn't kidding."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Experience, Mother, Expectations, Job, Journey, Learning)

"I'm always learning from experiences because each one is different and there are different players involved in the project at the time with their own way of doing things."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Time, Learning, Project)

"One of our key strategies has been to restructure traditional high schools into small learning communities with personalized attention and a range of options."
- Thomas Menino
(Related: Attention, Key, Learning, Options, Schools)

"The least of the work of learning is done in the classroom."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: Work, Classroom, Learning)

"I am still learning."
- Michelangelo
(Related: Learning)

"I had actually been on tour in Japan and I had my own world tour that I was doing. I was used to doing a show for an hour, so I was always learning choreography."
- Christina Milian
(Related: Learning, World)

"Also, they don't understand - writing is language. The use of language. The language to create image, the language to create drama. It requires a skill of learning how to use language."
- John Milius
(Related: Drama, Language, Learning, Skill, Writing)

"Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn."
- Alice Miller
(Related: Empathy, Learning, Listening, Result, Words)

"We are learning more about the humanity of the unborn child. Science and truth support the prolife movement."
- Candice S. Miller
(Related: Science, Truth, Humanity, Learning, Support)

"Basketball, in America, is like a culture. It is like a foreigner learning a new language. It is difficult to learn foreign languages and it will also be difficult for me to learn the culture for basketball here."
- Yao Ming
(Related: America, Basketball, Culture, Language, Learning, Will)

"I had an acting coach while I was doing the show and every week I could see my work improving. I really liked working on the show because I was learning new things every day."
- Dannii Minogue
(Related: Work, Acting, Coach, Day, Learning)

"I think Lenat is headed in the right direction, but someone needs to include a knowledge base about learning."
- Marvin Minsky
(Related: Knowledge, Direction, Learning, Needs, Right)

"We wanted to solve robot problems and needed some vision, action, reasoning, planning, and so forth. We even used some structural learning, such as was being explored by Patrick Winston."
- Marvin Minsky
(Related: Action, Vision, Being, Learning, Planning, Problems)

"The trick in life is learning how to deal with it."
- Helen Mirren
(Related: Life, Learning)

"I think it's so important to keep learning and keep your brain active."
- Beverley Mitchell
(Related: Learning)

"The world of learning is so broad, and the human soul is so limited in power!"
- Maria Mitchell
(Related: Soul, Learning, World)

"I am just learning to notice the different colors of the stars, and already begin to have a new enjoyment."
- Maria Mitchell
(Related: Colors, Enjoyment, Learning, Stars)

"One goes through school, college, medical school and one's internship learning little or nothing about goodness but a good deal about success."
- Ashley Montagu
(Related: Medical, Success, College, Goodness, Learning, Nothing, School)

"Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction, behavior, attire, grace, learning and all their words azimuth only at love, respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Sports, Love, Affection, Behavior, Grace, Learning, Nurses, Words)

"I'm not a very good painter, but I'm learning a lot."
- Cleo Moore
(Related: Learning)

"Some kids don't know where they'll spend the night. How can we expect them to focus on learning?"
- Dennis Moore
(Related: Focus, Kids, Learning, Night)

"Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities - that's training or instruction - but is rather making visible what is hidden as a seed."
- Thomas Moore
(Related: Education, Facts, Information, Learning, Training)

"I'm most interested in working and learning from different people and telling good stories."
- Marguerite Moreau
(Related: People, Learning)

"There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning."
- Christopher Morley
(Related: Learning, Yearning)

"They are the guiding oracles which man has found out for himself in that great business of ours, of learning how to be, to do, to do without, and to depart."
- John Morley
(Related: Business, Learning, Man)

"Learning, while at school, that the charge for the education of girls was the same as that for boys, and that, when they became teachers, women received only half as much as men for their services, the injustice of this distinction was so apparent."
- Lucretia Mott
(Related: Education, Men, Women, Boys, Girls, Injustice, Learning, School, Teachers)

"Churchill was the canny political animal, very devious, bursting with energy and determination, learning as hard as he could."
- Lord Mountbatten
(Related: Determination, Energy, Learning)

"I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness."
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(Related: Death, Happiness, God, Opportunity, Key, Learning)

"Acting classes, I guess, are good and I would like to maybe sometime take one. But I would feel like I was learning someone else's technique. I like mine."
- Frankie Muniz
(Related: Acting, Learning)

"Good education means learning to read, write and most importantly learn how to learn so that you can be whatever you want to be when you grow up."
- Patty Murray
(Related: Education, Learning, Want)

"All mankind is now learning that these nuclear weapons can only serve to destroy, never become beneficial."
- Alva Myrdal
(Related: Learning, Mankind, Now, Weapons)

"If you desire ease, forsake learning."
- Nagarjuna
(Related: Desire, Learning)

"We're learning as we go. We're a lot smarter this time. We understand what it takes to mobilize away from the threat of a hurricane."
- Ray Nagin
(Related: Time, Learning)

"In every character I play, I try to imbibe something. Every film is a learning process for me."
- Ajay Naidu
(Related: Character, Film, Learning, Play)

"In a world that is constantly changing, there is no one subject or set of subjects that will serve you for the foreseeable future, let alone for the rest of your life. The most important skill to acquire now is learning how to learn."
- John Naisbitt
(Related: Life, Future, Learning, Now, Rest, Skill, Will, World)

"Our learning ought to be our lives' amendment, and the fruits of our private study ought to appear in our public behavior."
- Thomas Nashe
(Related: Behavior, Learning, Public, Study)

"But the important thing about learning to wait, I feel sure, is to know what you are waiting for."
- Anna Neagle
(Related: Learning, Waiting)

"But if we learn to think of it as anticipation, as learning, as growing, if we think of the time we spend waiting for the big things of life as an opportunity instead of a passing of time, what wonderful horizons open out!"
- Anna Neagle
(Related: Life, Time, Opportunity, Anticipation, Learning, Open, Waiting)

"Even though I was theatrically trained, learning to develop a character was an awesome experience."
- Corin Nemec
(Related: Experience, Character, Learning)

"The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty."
- Pablo Neruda
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Thought, Books, Deep, Help, Learning, Reading)

"The minute that you're not learning I believe you're dead."
- Jack Nicholson
(Related: Learning)

"The best way of learning to be an independent sovereign state is to be an independent sovereign state."
- Kwame Nkrumah
(Related: Learning, State)

"Perhaps the prevalence of pedantry may be largely accounted for by the common error of thinking that, because useful knowledge should be remembered, any kind of knowledge that is at all worth learning should be remembered too."
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: Knowledge, Error, Learning, May, Thinking, Worth)

"Diligent as one must be in learning, one must be as diligent in forgetting; otherwise the process is one of pedantry, not culture."
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: Culture, Learning)

"Concerning culture as a process, one would say that it means learning a great many things and then forgetting them; and the forgetting is as necessary as the learning."
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: Culture, Learning)

"Learning has always been made much of, but forgetting has always been deprecated; therefore pedantry has pretty well established itself throughout the modern world at the expense of culture."
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: Culture, Learning, Pretty, World)

"Isn't one of your first exercises in learning how to communicate to write a description of how to tie your shoelaces? The point being that it's basically impossible to use text to show that."
- Donald Norman
(Related: Being, First, Learning)

"Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment."
- Novalis
(Related: Enjoyment, Learning)

"Most organizations should be pro-active, but philanthropists concerned with poverty should deliberately be reactive, learning from the efforts of ordinary folks who tired of looking the other way as their communities fell apart."
- Marvin Olasky
(Related: Learning, Poverty)

"I can always see what I've done wrong. I'm always learning. I'm the perennial student."
- Pat Oliphant
(Related: Learning, Wrong)

"It was a fantastic learning experience and OK, I got slammed because I wasn't Audrey Hepburn but you could have predicted that, really, if you'd opened your eyes wide enough."
- Julia Ormond
(Related: Experience, Eyes, Learning)

"I like to think of my behavior in the sixties as a "learning experience." Then again, I like to think of anything stupid I've done as a "learning experience." It makes me feel less stupid."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Experience, Behavior)

"Just keep learning from the role and not just go for the money."
- Haley Joel Osment
(Related: Money, Learning)

"I think jazz is a wonderful learning tool."
- John Otto
(Related: Jazz, Learning)

"People desire to separate their worlds into polarities of dark and light, ugly and beautiful, good and evil, right and wrong, inside and outside. Polarities serve us in our learning and growth, but as souls we are all."
- Joy Page
(Related: People, Growth, Desire, Evil, Learning, Light, Right, Ugly, Wrong)

"It's not just about filming, you go to awards and interviews too. I enjoy all of it, even learning my lines!"
- Christopher Parker
(Related: Awards, Learning)

"It's tempting to say the Ph.D. didn't have an effect, but it's not so. I think whatever resonance I may be able to achieve is in part simply from the amount of reading and learning that I acquired along the way."
- Robert B. Parker
(Related: Effect, Learning, May, Reading)

"I was 17 and just learning what high fidelity was, what good sound was, and learning the mechanics of tape machines. It was a real education, going right from the consumer end to the record factory."
- Alan Parsons
(Related: Education, End, Fidelity, Learning, Machines, Right, Sound)

"Learning music by reading about it is like making love by mail."
- Luciano Pavarotti
(Related: Love, Music, Learning, Mail, Reading)

"The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one."
- M. Scott Peck
(Related: Experience, Power, Growth, Awareness, Learning, Spiritual)

"Some are so very studious of learning what was done by the ancients that they know not how to live with the moderns."
- William Penn
(Related: Learning)

"Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century."
- S. J. Perelman
(Related: Learning, Living, Will)

"I was learning, as I did in the Ministry of Defense. I never knew, but I always learned."
- Shimon Peres
(Related: Defense, Learning)

"It goes against the grain of modern education to teach students to program. What fun is there to making plans, acquiring discipline, organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self critical."
- Alan Perlis
(Related: Education, Discipline, Thoughts, Attention, Detail, Fun, Learning, Self, Students)

"I had been here five years already, training very hard, learning about the systems, the shuttle, the station systems. But, everything really became real when I started to work with them."
- Philippe Perrin
(Related: Work, Learning, Training, Years)

"I wouldn't change anything. I think that it's important to let things happen, and stay "happened". I think that's all part of the learning curve, part of fate. I'm just glad that it happened."
- Mike Peters
(Related: Change, Fate, Learning)

"Books have led some to learning and others to madness."
- Petrarch
(Related: Books, Learning, Madness)

"Philosophy is a kind of journey, ever learning yet never arriving at the ideal perfection of truth."
- Albert Pike
(Related: Truth, Journey, Learning, Perfection, Philosophy)

"There has to be innate circuitry that does the learning, that creates the culture, that acquires the culture, and that responds to socialization."
- Steven Pinker
(Related: Culture, Learning)

"I'm learning to play by the rules. I sort of hate to think of it that way, but that's how it is. I'm really learning to function out there and in such a way that I don't need to drink."
- Dana Plato
(Related: Hate, Learning, Play, Rules)

"The learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant."
- Plato
(Related: Knowledge, Learning)

"I would fain grow old learning many things."
- Plato
(Related: Learning, Old)

"Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune."
- Plato
(Related: Cleverness, Evil, Ignorance, Learning, Misfortune, Training)

"Entire ignorance is not so terrible or extreme an evil, and is far from being the greatest of all; too much cleverness and too much learning, accompanied with ill bringing-up, are far more fatal."
- Plato
(Related: Being, Cleverness, Evil, Extreme, Ignorance, Learning)

"We do not learn; and what we call learning is only a process of recollection."
- Plato
(Related: Learning)

"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
(Related: Success, Arrogance, Innovation, Learning, Tomorrow, Will, Yesterday)

"Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit."
- William Pollard
(Related: People, Decision, Burden, Information, Learning, Right)

"Perhaps, to the uninformed, it may appear unaccountable that a man should be able to retain in his memory such a variety of learning; but the close alliance with each other, of the different branches of science, will explain the difficulty."
- Marcus V. Pollio
(Related: Science, Alliance, Difficulty, Learning, Man, May, Memory, Variety, Will)

"Architecture is a science arising out of many other sciences, and adorned with much and varied learning; by the help of which a judgment is formed of those works which are the result of other arts."
- Marcus V. Pollio
(Related: Architecture, Science, Help, Judgment, Learning, Result)

"A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Deep, Learning, Spring, Taste)

"I don't love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful."
- Natalie Portman
(Related: Love, Hate, Learning)

"Going to a party, for me, is as much a learning experience as, you know, sitting in a lecture."
- Natalie Portman
(Related: Experience, Learning, Party)

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Success, Work, Failure, Hard work, Learning, Preparation, Result, Secrets)

"Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Success, Work, Failure, Hard work, Learning, Loyalty, Perfection, Persistence, Result)

"The signs of outstanding leadership appear primarily among the followers. Are the followers reaching their potential? Are they learning? Serving? Do they achieve the required results? Do they change with grace? Manage conflict?"
- Max de Pree
(Related: Change, Leadership, Conflict, Followers, Grace, Learning, Potential, Results)

"I'd love to be a saxophonist. I don't know why, but I pretend I'm the saxophonist when I listen to music. I have about as much chance playing the sax as I do learning how to fly."
- Richard Price
(Related: Love, Music, Chance, Learning)

"I think the most wonderful thing in the world is another chef. I'm always excited about learning new things about food."
- Paul Prudhomme
(Related: Food, Learning, World)

"I opened my own restaurant when I was 17. I went broke, then traveled around the country, learning about different kinds of foods, had three other restaurants that went broke. It didn't all start just a few years ago!"
- Paul Prudhomme
(Related: Country, Learning, Restaurants, Years)

"When man learns to understand and control his own behavior as well as he is learning to understand and control the behavior of crop plants and domestic animals, he may be justified in believing that he has become civilized."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Control, Animals, Behavior, Learning, Man, May, Plants)

"People are learning to feel more comfortable hearing one another's dreams. It used to be that if you told a dream in public, someone had to make a joke to relieve the tension introduced by that alternative reality."
- Henry Reed
(Related: Dreams, People, Hearing, Learning, Public, Reality, Tension)

"Our libraries are valuable centers of education, learning and enrichment for people of all ages. In recent years, libraries have taken on an increasingly important role. today's libraries are about much more than books."
- Jodi Rell
(Related: Education, People, Books, Learning, Libraries, Today, Years)

"I can't sit down long enough to absorb any kind of learning."
- Buddy Rich
(Related: Learning)

"The experience of learning how to get straight to the core of a problem proved to be of immense value later when I had a long succession of responsibilities in large, complex government departments."
- Elliot Richardson
(Related: Experience, Government, Learning, Value)

"Smatterers in learning are the most opinionated."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Learning)

"I never was good at learning things. I did just enough work to pass. In my opinion it would have been wrong to do more than was just sufficient, so I worked as little as possible."
- Manfred von Richthofen
(Related: Work, Learning, Opinion, Wrong)

"Even though I didn't get a business degree, I enjoyed learning about economics."
- Herb Ritts
(Related: Business, Economics, Learning)

"I'd go down to the end of my street, to a garage that had a certain feeling about it, or a particular light; I'd take a picture of a friend who needed a head shot. That's how I learned, instead of having school assignments and learning camera techniques."
- Herb Ritts
(Related: Friend, Feeling, Learning, Light, School)

"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
(Related: Life, Success, Control, Learning, Pain, Pleasure)

"I'm learning something all the time. That's the way I want it to go, and that's the way I'll go until I am no longer on this planet."
- Doris Roberts
(Related: Time, Learning, Want)

"The best part of making the movies... learning from the pros themselves."
- Michelle Rodriguez
(Related: Movies, Learning)

"And later I thought, I can't think how anyone can become a director without learning the craft of cinematography."
- Nicolas Roeg
(Related: Thought, Learning)

"I believe that the testing of the student's achievements in order to see if he meets some criterion held by the teacher, is directly contrary to the implications of therapy for significant learning."
- Carl Rogers
(Related: Learning, Order, Testing, Therapy)

"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood."
- Fred Rogers
(Related: Work, Childhood, Children, Learning, Play)

"Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest race of people on earth."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Money, People, Earth, Giving, Learning, Prohibition, Race, Years)

"Why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on Earth."
- Will Rogers
(Related: People, Americans, Earth, Learning, Prohibition, Race, Years)

"You never stop learning. If you have a teacher, you never stop being a student."
- Elisabeth Rohm
(Related: Being, Learning)

"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
(Related: Health, Wealth, Beginning, Learning, Spirituality)

"Productivity is going to be a critical issue. And it's not just about getting more time for professors in the classroom. It involves reexamining the learning experience and restructuring faculty and the use of faculty time."
- Roy Romer
(Related: Experience, Time, Classroom, Learning, Productivity)

"The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history."
- Carl T. Rowan
(Related: History, People, Temple, Learning)

"Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday."
- Wilma Rudolph
(Related: Life, Time, Winning, Defeat, Learning)

"Secretary Powell and I agree on every single issue that has ever been before this administration except for those instances where Colin's still learning."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Learning)

"Learning is always rebellion... Every bit of new truth discovered is revolutionary to what was believed before."
- Margaret Lee Runbeck
(Related: Truth, Learning, Rebellion)

"We'll go back to the moon by not learning anything new."
- Burt Rutan
(Related: Learning, Moon)

"I think I'm learning to be bolder in my career choices and be more confident in my personal life. I haven't always felt very secure as an individual, but now I feel I certain confidence and sense of self that gets me through the day a lot better than before."
- Winona Ryder
(Related: Life, Career, Choices, Confidence, Day, Learning, Now, Self, Sense)

"If this validates anything, it's that learning how to bunt and hit and run and turning two is more important than knowing where to find the little red light at the dug out camera."
- Ryne Sandberg
(Related: Learning, Light)

"It definitely has learning a lesson about the way you're living your life. I wouldn't compare our movie to that, but it has a structure where it's about a man who doesn't appreciate all that he has and finds out at the end that life has been great and he has to enjoy that."
- Adam Sandler
(Related: Life, End, Learning, Living, Man)

"It is no secret that the fruits of language study are in no sort of relation to the labour spent on teaching and learning them."
- Edward Sapir
(Related: Language, Learning, Study, Teaching)

"The problem for me is that I've never actually studied photography, so it's quite a steep learning curve. Cameras these days do so much for you automatically but I still think there's a point where you should actually know the technical side."
- Graeme Le Saux
(Related: Learning, Photography)

"The chess player who develops the ability to play two dozen boards at a time will benefit from learning to compress his or her analysis into less time."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Time, Ability, Chess, Learning, Play, Will)

"I began learning the sportswriting business very early in life."
- Dick Schaap
(Related: Business, Life, Learning)

"I view life as a learning experience. It is not so much all about music; it is about what happens when you are doing the music."
- Michael Schenker
(Related: Life, Music, Experience, Learning)

"Patriotism, when it wants to make itself felt in the domain of learning, is a dirty fellow who should be thrown out of doors."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Patriotism, Learning)

"The fundament upon which all our knowledge and learning rests is the inexplicable."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Knowledge, Inexplicable, Learning)

"Also, the more you're not focused on showbiz and instead focused on life, learning about other people, and keeping your eyes open and trying to be aware of the world."
- Jason Schwartzman
(Related: Life, People, Eyes, Learning, Open, Trying, World)

"Not being a comic book fan, being thrown into that and seeing the extreme - it's taken very seriously. So I tried to do as much learning as I could about it so I wasn't mean or anything."
- Ashley Scott
(Related: Being, Extreme, Learning)

"I was training more learning how to scuba dive which I'd never done which was really, really, really cool."
- Ashley Scott
(Related: Learning, Training)

"The British system had requirements, including Latin. I'm not positive you ever had to know Greek, but there are certainly kinds of curricula where you had to know Greek too. I think in Britain there was the most mindless, repetitive sort of learning."
- William Scott
(Related: Positive, Learning)

"I was delighted to have lines when they came - learning lines for film isn't a problem, but television is a little different, because we shot those shows the whole way through."
- David Selby
(Related: Film, Learning, Television)

"No man is the wiser for his learning; it may administer matter to work in, or objects to work upon; but wit and wisdom are born with a man."
- John Selden
(Related: Wisdom, Work, Learning, Man, May, Wit)

"As long as you live, keep learning how to live."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Learning)

"I continuously go further and further learning about my own limitations, my body limitation, psychological limitations. It's a way of life for me."
- Ayrton Senna
(Related: Life, Body, Learning, Limitations)

"Having photographed the landscape for a number of years and specifically working with trees and in the forest I found, without consciously thinking about it, that it was a great learning experience for me in terms of organizing elements."
- John Sexton
(Related: Experience, Learning, Thinking, Trees, Years)

"A little learning is a dangerous thing, but we must take that risk because a little is as much as our biggest heads can hold."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Learning, Risk)

"If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Experience, History, Learning, Man)

"My experiences have taught me a lot and I'm happy with my learnings, if not with what I went through to learn."
- Ally Sheedy
"All of us who are worth anything, spend our manhood in unlearning the follies, or expiating the mistakes of our youth."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Mistakes, Worth, Youth)

"I've heard that, but since I'm computer illiterate I don't know how it all works. But since I'm on Prodigy tonight, I'm learning a lot through my typist, Peter."
- Bobby Sherman
(Related: Computer, Learning)

"After learning the language and culture of the Chinese people, these Jesuits began to establish contacts with the young intellectuals of the country."
- Hu Shih
(Related: People, Country, Culture, Intellectuals, Language, Learning)

"That was a real learning element for me, because I realized that the more true you are to yourself, the more you will lose people."
- Bill Sienkiewicz
(Related: People, Learning, Will)

"I can't talk about foreign policy like anyone who's spent their life reading and learning foreign policy. But as a citizen in a democracy, it's very important that I participate in that."
- Ron Silver
(Related: Life, Policy, Democracy, Foreign policy, Learning, Reading, Talk)

"Learning is any change in a system that produces a more or less permanent change in its capacity for adapting to its environment."
- Herbert Simon
(Related: Change, Environment, Learning)

"The experience gathered from books, though often valuable, is but the nature of learning; whereas the experience gained from actual life is one of the nature of wisdom."
- Samuel Smiles
(Related: Experience, Life, Nature, Wisdom, Books, Learning)

"We have been learning since we were children how to make money, buy things, build things. The whole education system is set up to teach us how to think, not to feel."
- Yakov Smirnoff
(Related: Education, Money, Children, Learning)

"When you stop learning, stop listening, stop looking and asking questions, always new questions, then it is time to die."
- Lillian Smith
(Related: Time, Learning, Listening, Questions)

"I'm learning, but I'm getting better at it because I'm learning how to hear God in worship."
- Michael W. Smith
(Related: God, Learning, Worship)

"On learning to swim: I'm too big to have some woman hold my stomach and say 'Now kick your feet.'"
- Will Smith
(Related: Feet, Learning, Woman)

"The secret of learning to be sick is this: Illness doesn't make you less of what you were. You are still you."
- Tony Snow
(Related: Illness, Learning)

"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
(Related: Wisdom, God, First, Fools, Learning, Noses)

"I grow old learning something new every day."
- Solon
(Related: Day, Learning, Old)

"Rich people without wisdom and learning are but sheep with golden fleeces."
- Solon
(Related: Wisdom, People, Learning, Sheep)

"My entire learning process is slow, because I have no visual memory."
- Georg Solti
(Related: Learning, Memory)

"And I believe that the best learning process of any kind of craft is just to look at the work of others."
- Wole Soyinka
(Related: Work, Learning)

"I know what I like when I see it, but no way have I ever become interested in learning about it."
- Timothy Spall
(Related: Learning)

"Deliverance is about what I went through the first time. And I chalk it up as a learning experience."
- Bubba Sparxxx
(Related: Experience, Time, First, Learning)

"Being a press secretary is like learning to type: You're hunting and pecking for a while and then you find yourself doing the touch system and don't realize it. You're speaking for the president without ever having to go to him."
- Larry Speakes
(Related: Being, Hunting, Learning, President, Press)

"The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free."
- Baruch Spinoza
(Related: Being, Learning, Understanding)

"All the time a person is a child he is both a child and learning to be a parent. After he becomes a parent he becomes predominantly a parent reliving childhood."
- Benjamin Spock
(Related: Time, Childhood, Learning)

"Quality afterschool programs provide safe, engaging and fun learning experiences to help children and youth develop their social, emotional, physical, cultural and academic skills."
- Debbie Stabenow
(Related: Quality, Children, Fun, Help, Learning, Youth)

"We started this band as kids, and as time has gone on, we've grown and are learning to accommodate each others' differences."
- Layne Staley
(Related: Time, Kids, Learning)

"I eventually became proud of my strikeouts, because each one represented another learning experience."
- Willie Stargell
(Related: Experience, Learning)

"It's learning how to negotiate to keep both sides happy - whether it's for a multi-million dollar contract or just which show to watch on TV, that determines the quality and enjoyment of our lives."
- Leigh Steinberg
(Related: Quality, Enjoyment, Learning)

"So, for example, if a child is labeled as having a learning disability, it has very concrete consequences for the kinds of services and potentially accommodations that child will get."
- Robert Sternberg
(Related: Consequences, Disability, Example, Learning, Will)

"To the Kenyan families, school doesn't really matter because none of them are going on to college. Almost all of drop out of school and so, they're spending their time learning things that are important to them."
- Robert Sternberg
(Related: Time, College, Learning, School)

"My teachers helped guide and motivate me; but the responsibility of learning was left with me, an approach to learning which was later reinforced by my experiences at Amherst."
- Joseph E. Stiglitz
(Related: Learning, Responsibility, Teachers)

"I feel like I'm just learning how to play the guitar. I mean, really learning to play the guitar."
- Stephen Stills
(Related: Guitar, Learning, Play)

"You're always learning on different avenues and this is an opportunity for me to start on a fresh plate and start learning some other things that can really help me, that I need, and I want, to progress forward."
- Elvis Stojko
(Related: Opportunity, Progress, Help, Learning, Want)

"TV is so different from the movies. It takes a lot of stamina because you work such long hours. It is really challenging. You are learning the next day's lines while you are shooting today's scenes. I found courage I never realised I had. I hope to do more."
- Sharon Stone
(Related: Work, Movies, Courage, Hope, Day, Learning, Today)

"It's not the teaching, it's the learning."
- Sly Stone
(Related: Learning, Teaching)

"Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again."
- W. Clement Stone
(Related: Experience, Success, People, Attitude, Failure, Positive, Thoughts, Learning, Order)

"I'm social and I meet people and talk to people but I'm not looking for the ideal person to fit my mold and to raise my family with yet. I'm just kind of doing my thing and learning from the people I'm around and who I cross paths with."
- Picabo Street
(Related: Family, People, Learning, Talk)

"You have to study your field and you have to find out how other people do it, and you have to keep working and learning and practicing and ultimately, you would be able to do it."
- Theodore Sturgeon
(Related: People, Learning, Study)

"If you live through the initial stage of fame and get past it, and remember thats not who you are. If you live past that, then you have a hope of maybe learning how to spell the word artist."
- Patrick Swayze
(Related: Hope, Artist, Fame, Learning, Past, Word)

"Words are but wind; and learning is nothing but words; ergo, learning is nothing but wind."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Learning, Nothing, Wind, Words)

"Narcissist: psychoanalytic term for the person who loves himself more than his analyst; considered to be the manifestation of a dire mental disease whose successful treatment depends on the patient learning to love the analyst more and himself less."
- Thomas Szasz
(Related: Love, Successful, Disease, Learning, Treatment)

"Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily."
- Thomas Szasz
(Related: Act, Children, Injury, Learning, Self)

"Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time."
- Rabindranath Tagore
(Related: Time, Learning)

"In such an environment, I was able to study things that could be of immediate usefulness to the world. That learning experience undoubtedly served me well when I eventually entered the work force."
- Koichi Tanaka
(Related: Experience, Work, Environment, Force, Learning, Study, Usefulness, World)

"The novel is about five students of classics who are studying with a classics professor, and they take the ideas of the things that they're learning from him a bit too seriously, with terrible consequences."
- Donna Tartt
(Related: Ideas, Consequences, Learning, Students)

"To be proud of learning is the greatest ignorance."
- Jeremy Taylor
(Related: Ignorance, Learning)

"I've never stopped learning."
- Mick Taylor
(Related: Learning)

"I do remember actually learning chords to Beatles songs. I thought they were great songwriters."
- Mick Taylor
(Related: Thought, Learning, Songs)

"So I went out and bought Hard Again by Muddy Waters. That was a big learning curve. I listened to that album again and again and again. James Cotton was the harmonica player on that album."
- Sonny Terry
(Related: Learning)

"Indeed - judicious, consistent parenting is a dream of mine. No judgements, learning space and listening carefully are my goals."
- Emma Thompson
(Related: Parenting, Dream, Goals, Learning, Listening, Space)

"Men have a respect for scholarship and learning greatly out of proportion to the use they commonly serve."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Men, Learning, Respect)

"It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Forget, Learning)

"Our country has had a hard time learning that lesson with energy."
- Mac Thornberry
(Related: Time, Country, Energy, Learning)

"Human beings are accustomed to think of intellect as the power of having and controlling ideas and of ability to learn as synonymous with ability to have ideas. But learning by having ideas is really one of the rare and isolated events in nature."
- Edward Thorndike
(Related: Nature, Power, Ideas, Ability, Events, Intellect, Learning)

"After the United States entered the war, I joined the Naval Reserve and spent ninety days in a Columbia University dormitory learning to be a naval officer."
- James Tobin
(Related: War, Learning, states, United, University)

"There is no royal road to learning; no short cut to the acquirement of any art."
- Anthony Trollope
(Related: Art, Learning, Road)

"Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one's enemies."
- Leon Trotsky
(Related: Enemies, Learning, Necessity)

"The only things worth learning are the things you learn after you know it all."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: Learning, Worth)

"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
(Related: God, Learning, Reason)

"As a part of preparing those lawsuits, learning about those lawsuits, I learned about the various nuclear issues in parts of the nuclear production process I guess you'd say."
- Tom Udall
(Related: Learning, Production)

"In the end, my pursuit of the elusive New York State driver's license became about much more than a divorced woman's learning to drive for the first time."
- Suzanne Vega
(Related: Time, End, First, Learning, Pursuit, State, Woman)

"I think I'd like to stay anchoring because, number one, I'm learning a lot, and I love it when I'm learning. And number two, I also have the luxury of a stable life."
- Linda Vester
(Related: Life, Love, Learning, Luxury)

"As you get older, you're always maturing, you're always learning something new about yourself."
- Troy Vincent
(Related: Learning)

"Learning never exhausts the mind."
- Leonardo da Vinci
(Related: Learning, Mind)

"While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die."
- Leonardo da Vinci
(Related: Thought, Learning)

"Strange as it may seem, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it."
- Stephen Vizinczey
(Related: Education, Cure, Learning, May, Stupidity)

"Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Experience, Life, Expertise, Learning)

"One thing changes every evening: It's the audience, and I'm working my magic. I'm always learning from it."
- Eli Wallach
(Related: Learning, Magic)

"So foolish is the heart of man that he ever puts his hope in the future, learning nothing from his past errors and fancying that tomorrow must be better than today."
- Mika Waltari
(Related: Heart, Hope, Errors, Future, Learning, Man, Nothing, Past, Today, Tomorrow)

"I make personal appearances around the country. I'm starting a book tour now, and I may be coming to Toronto with the Learning Annex, which I'm doing all through the United States, so that may come up just before Christmas."
- Burt Ward
(Related: Christmas, Country, Learning, May, Now, states, United)

"Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning."
- William Arthur Ward
(Related: Curiosity, Learning)

"People need to be made more aware of the need to work at learning how to live because life is so quick and sometimes it goes away too quickly."
- Andy Warhol
(Related: Life, Work, People, Learning, Quick)

"I'd think learning to play the guitar would be very confusing for sighted people."
- Doc Watson
(Related: People, Guitar, Learning, Play)

"Imitation is being rewarded. They're learning that if you fit right in the mold, you get rewarded. Music is no longer a form of expression - it's a means to a lifestyle."
- Mike Watt
(Related: Music, Being, Expression, Imitation, Learning, Right)

"Why waste time learning, when ignorance is instantaneous?"
- Bill Watterson
(Related: Time, Ignorance, Learning, Waste)

"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."
- Isaac Watts
(Related: Trust, Life, Learning)

"No amount of study or learning will make a man a leader unless he has the natural qualities of one."
- Archibald Wavell
(Related: Leader, Learning, Man, Study, Will)

"By keeping my hand in that, it's the way I keep learning. The main way you learn in medicine is by practicing and working with patients."
- Andrew Weil
(Related: Learning, Medicine)

"You made a lot of mistakes, and you wrote a lot of crap. But it was all part of the learning process."
- Cynthia Weil
(Related: Learning, Mistakes)

"An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage."
- Jack Welch
(Related: Action, Ability, Learning)

"I saw as a teacher how, if you take that spark of learning that those children have, and you ignite it, you can take a child from any background to a lifetime of creativity and accomplishment."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Creativity, Accomplishment, Children, Learning)

"We're all like children. We may think we grow up, but to me, being grown up is death, stopping thinking, trying to find out things, going on learning."
- Mary Wesley
(Related: Death, Being, Children, Learning, May, Thinking, Trying)

"That image of the countryside being a threatening place still exists. People continue to resist the challenge of learning about aspects of life they don't understand."
- Mary Wesley
(Related: Life, People, Being, Challenge, Learning)

"Teaching is the royal road to learning."
- Jessamyn West
(Related: Learning, Road, Teaching)

"The fact is that the learning process goes on, and so long as the voices are not stilled and the singers go on singing some of it gets through."
- Morris West
(Related: Fact, Learning, Singing)

"It's hard to be perfect, It really is. I keep learning things after I've already bungled it."
- Tina Weymouth
(Related: Learning)

"A little learning is not a dangerous thing to one who does not mistake it for a great deal."
- William Allen White
(Related: Mistake, Learning)

"Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Learning, Teaching)

"Bottom line: if you show a genuine interest in learning about how others became successful, you can open up a world of opportunities."
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: Successful, Interest, Learning, Open, World)

"The country remains dependent on oil. But as we are now learning, oil is becoming increasingly scarce."
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: Country, Learning, Now, Oil)

"And where does magic come from? I think that magic's in the learning."
- Dar Williams
(Related: Learning, Magic)

"You should put time into learning your craft. It seems like people want success so quickly, way before they're ready."
- Lucinda Williams
(Related: Success, Time, People, Learning, Want)

"Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You'll find what you need to furnish it - memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey."
- Tad Williams
(Related: Home, Love, Trust, Friends, Journey, Learning, Memory, Will)

"I've studied all my musical life, but learning is only good if you do something constructive with it."
- Tony Williams
(Related: Life, Learning)

"I started playing ukulele first for 2 years from age 9 to 11 and got my first guitar and got inspired by blues I heard on the radio that turned me on and I started learning myself."
- Johnny Winter
(Related: Age, First, Guitar, Learning, Years)

"My daughter, the one who lives nearby, is raising her children to be very much aware. We went on a nature walk on Monday; I'm learning so much from her."
- Joanne Woodward
(Related: Nature, Daughter, Children, Learning)

"The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you're learning you're not old."
- Rosalyn S. Yalow
(Related: Age, Excitement, Learning, Old, Youth)

"Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote, And think they grow immortal as they quote."
- Edward Young
(Related: Learning)

"Much learning shows how little mortals know; much wealth, how little wordings enjoy."
- Edward Young
(Related: Wealth, Learning)

"For me, the most difficult thing is that I am learning melodies on guitar from some songs whose melodies were not meant to be played on guitar. Ever. They were intended mostly for keyboards or melodic percussion."
- Dweezil Zappa
(Related: Guitar, Learning, Songs)