100 Learning Quotes To Inspire You To Learn (Forever)

By Maxime Lagacé

Maxime is the founder of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.

Here are 100 of the best learning quotes I could find. Hope you’ll find inspiration and motivation to keep learning and growing (all your life!). You’ll discover quotes by Confucius, da Vinci, Einstein, and more. Enjoy!

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When you learn, teach. When you get, give. Maya Angelou

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Making mistakes simply means you are learning faster. Weston H. Agor

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Failure and deprivation are the best educators and purifiers. Albert Einstein

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If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost. Zig Ziglar

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Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. Chinese proverb


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There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm. Willa Cather

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Once you learn patience, your options suddenly expand. Robert Greene

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Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will. Vernon Howard

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Life is the art of drawing without an eraser. John Gardner

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Life is trying things to see if they work. Ray Bradbury


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Don’t make up your mind. “Knowing” is the end of learning. Naval Ravikant

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The fear of coming up as a fool keeps you always a fool. Kunal (@Kunal)

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It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows. Epictetus

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Ease and abundance are for fools. Discomfort is for the wise. Maxime Lagacé

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Anyone who isn’t embarrassed of who they were last year probably isn’t learning enough. Alain de Botton


The Best Learning Quotes

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The doer alone learneth. Friedrich Nietzsche

One repays a teacher badly if one always remains nothing but a pupil. Friedrich Nietzsche

A man may learn wisdom even from a foe. Aristophanes

People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves. Paulo Coelho (Source)

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. Aristotle

For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them. Aristotle (The Nicomachean Ethics)

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The trouble with learning from experience is that you never graduate. Doug Larson

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. Auguste Rodin

You don’t understand anything until you learn it more than one way. Marvin Minsky

Constantly look for challenges, pushing past your comfort zone. Robert Greene


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

You learn more feigning ignorance than signaling knowledgeability. Michael

If you hide your ignorance, no one will hit you and you’ll never learn. Ray Bradbury

Humility is the doorway to truth and clarity of objectives… it’s the doorway to learning. Wynton Marsalis

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Explain what you learned to someone else. Teaching forces learning. Naval Ravikant

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn. Alvin Toffler

Almost all Americans own a smartphone or a computer. Each device contains the library of Alexandria. The sum total of all world knowledge. You can learn anything. Why don’t you? Too busy tracking social status. Too enthralled by imagery your evolution can’t resist. @TheStoicEmperor

Life is an open book test. Learning how to learn is your most valuable skill in the online world. Marc Cuban

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The goal of all learning is action, not knowledge. John C. Maxwell

If you want to learn something, read about it. If you want to understand something, write about it. If you want to master something, teach it. Yogi Bhajan

The ideal school would teach health, wealth, and happiness. It‘d be free, self-paced, and available to all. It‘d show opposing ideas and students would self-verify truth. No grades, no tests, no diplomas – just learning. Actually, you’re already here. Careful who you follow. Naval Ravikant

I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma. Eartha Kitt

Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t. Bill Nye

Part 2. Learning Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Learning Quotes

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Searching for a famous learning quote or author? Check out those ones by da Vinci, Einstein, Voltaire, Confucius, etc.
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I never lose. I either win or learn. Nelson Mandela

Liberty without learning is always in peril, and learning without liberty is always in vain. John F. Kennedy

The more you learn, the more you earn. Warren Buffett

The greatest learning for me usually happens in times of distress, pain, suffering. Oprah Winfrey

In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn. Phil Collins

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

Persistent questioning and healthy inquisitiveness are the first requisite for acquiring learning of any kind. Mahatma Gandhi

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Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned. Mark Twain

The first half of my life I went to school, the second half of my life I got an education. Mark Twain

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful. Buddha

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

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

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

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself. Eleanor Roosevelt

Learn as much as you can from those who know more than you do, who do better than you, who see more clearly than you. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it. George Santayana

The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing. Voltaire

With every mistake we must surely be learning. George Harrison (The Beatles)

The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you. B.B. King

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

I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday. Abraham Lincoln

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

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

Learning never exhausts the mind. Leonardo da Vinci

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

Short Learning Quotes

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One-liners, short learning quotes, thoughts, sayings, and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, and backgrounds.
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When one teaches, two learn. Robert A. Heinlein

Belief gets in the way of learning. Robert A. Heinlein

“What did you learn” is always first and best question. Oprah Winfrey

Never stop learning. Never stop growing. Mel Robbins

Take what you learn and make a difference with it. Tony Robbins

Learn bits and pieces from everyone. Naval Ravikant

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In youth we learn; in age we understand. Marie Ebner-Eschenbach

You can’t learn from anyone if you never stop talking. @TheStoicEmperor

Rejoice in what you learn, and spray it. Tim Minchin

The cost of failure is…learning. Neil Strauss

Unlearning is the highest form of learning. Boii McCoy

There is no learning without pain. Shane Parrish

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If knowledge is a power, then learning is a superpower. Jim Kwik

If it’s easy, you’re not learning. Unknown

The key is to fail, learn, and improve quickly. Ray Dalio

Evolve or die. Ray Dalio

What we need to learn is in front of us. Paulo Coelho

To teach is to learn twice. Joseph Joubert

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Observe and absorb reality as deeply as possible. Robert Greene

I learn best by jumping into the unknown. Jesse Itzler

Let your past make you better, not bitter. Lewis Howes

To learn one must be humble. James Joyce (Ulysses)

He who laughs most, learns best. John Cleese

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Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment. Novalis

All learning has an emotional base. Plato

The greatest enemy of learning is knowing. John C. Maxwell

As long as you live, keep learning how to live. Seneca



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Live, love, learn, leave a legacy. Stephen R. Covey

Once you have learned to ask questions – relevant and appropriate and substantial questions – you have learned how to learn and no one can keep you from learning whatever you want or need to know. Neil Postman (Teaching As a Subversive Activity, Amazon book)

Key Takeaways

  • The best way to learn? Teach!
  • Another great way to learn? Make mistakes.
  • Failing is a gift. It’s an opportunity to learn something.
  • Learning follows understanding.
  • You can learn from:
    • Your kids
    • Your friends
    • Your enemies
    • Anything!

Further Readings

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What’s your best trick to learn something fast? What’s your favorite learning quote? And remember: words can transform your life, if you find the right ones.

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his love of quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, husband, and INFJ.

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, bananas, SEO, human potential, and education.

You can find him on X, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube.

Last update

June 30, 2022

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