180 Inspirational Learning Quotes That Will Grow Your Mind

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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 (@CrazyPolymath)

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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

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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

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)

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

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

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

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

I always get by best with my naivety, which is 20 percent deliberate. Albert Einstein Click to tweet

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

Try to learn something about everything and everything about something. Thomas Huxley Click to tweet

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 (da Vinci, Einstein, Confucius, etc.)

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I never lose. I either win or learn. Nelson Mandela Click to tweet

Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist. Pablo Picasso

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

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

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

I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays and have things arranged for them that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas. Agatha Christie

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. Malcolm X

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. Dr. Seuss

If you think education is expensive, think of the price of ignorance. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous. Confucius

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

While I thought I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die. Leonardo da Vinci

Learning never exhausts the mind. Leonardo da Vinci

I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship. Louisa May Alcott

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Short Learning Quotes

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When one teaches, two learn. Robert A. Heinlein Click to tweet

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

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

We learn to endure by enduring. @TheStoicEmperor

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

The cost of failure is…learning. Neil Strauss

Genius hesitates. Neil Strauss

There is no learning without pain. Shane Parrish

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

If it’s easy, you’re not learning.

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

Evolve or die. Ray Dalio

Failure is a teacher. Ray Dalio

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

Forget the mistake. Remember the lesson. Unknown

To teach is to learn twice. Joseph Joubert

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) Click to tweet

Life is the great teacher. James Joyce

He who laughs most, learns best. John Cleese

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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Inspirational, Motivational And Encouraging Learning Quotes

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From adversity we can learn the value of patience. Dalai Lama Click to tweet

Keep your head up. Have patience. Keep learning. Neil Strauss

Invest time in yourself to have great experiences that are going to enrich you. Steve Jobs

The pain and boredom we experience in the initial stage of learning a skill toughens our minds. Robert Greene (Mastery)

Everything that happens to you is a form of instruction if you pay attention. Robert Greene

Humans are learning machines. You just need to create the context for our natural curiosity to arise. James Clear

Losing is a learning experience. It teaches you humility. It teaches you to work harder. It’s also a powerful motivator. Yogi Berra

Become the best in the world at what you do. Keep redefining what you do until this is true. Naval Ravikant

The best teachers are on the Internet. The best books are on the Internet. The best peers are on the Internet. Naval Ravikant

Our job is obvious: We need to get out of the way, shine a light, and empower a new generation to teach itself and to go further and faster than any generation ever has. Seth Godin

Don’t burn your future on the altar of the past. Remember it. Don’t live in it. Learn the lesson. The past is fixed. The future is variable. You will transform. You will endure. @TheStoicEmperor

No learning without humility. No growth without pain. No reward without risk. No change without loss. Embrace. Endure. @TheStoicEmperor

And in my opinion (until I change it), life is best filled by learning as much as you can about as much as you can, taking pride in whatever you’re doing, having compassion, sharing ideas, running(!), being enthusiastic. Tim Minchin

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

You can and inevitably will be surprised by your own ability. It is often not a question of ‘can’ you do it. The learning. The work. The achievement. It is instead a question of ‘will’ you. Avery Regelman

Learn from mistakes, but never regret you made them. We make mistakes because we dare to step outside our comfort zone. Paulo Coelho

Realize your potential. Don’t go to your grave with your treasure still in you. Keep growing. Keep learning. Joel Osteen

Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best. John C. Maxwell Click to tweet

I am responsible for learning whatever it takes to get from one level to the next. Eric Thomas

That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do; not that the nature of the thing itself is changed, but that our power to do is increased. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Failure is a bend in the road, not the end of the road. Learn from failure and keep moving forward. Roy T. Bennett

If you’re in the valley of despair with an idea that means the world to you, keep going, keep growing, keep learning. Your time is coming. Mel Robbins

You will fail your way to success. Learn from your mistakes and keep moving. Les Brown

Keep learning. Keep growing. Keep improving. Marie Forleo

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See also: 8 Steps to Continuous Self Motivation Even During the Difficult Times (lifehack.org)

Funny Learning Quotes (Some Will Surprise You)

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

If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way. Mark Twain Click to tweet

Lucy: “You learn more when you lose”. Charlie Brown: “Well then I must be the smartest person in world”. Charles M. Schulz

Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before. Kurt Vonnegut

The best way to consume daily news is through a foreign language news outlet. That way, at least you’ll learn something (the language). Michael

It’s not burn baby burn, but learn, baby, learn, so that you can earn, baby, earn. Martin Luther King Jr

It’s like golf. You can learn how in a day. Then it will take the rest of your life to get good. Casey Neistat

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. Franklin P. Jones

A man who asks is a fool for five minutes. A man who never asks is a fool for life. Chinese proverb

Small minds have always lashed out at what they don’t understand. Dan Brown

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Deep Learning Quotes (That Will Make You Think)

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

Learning is discovering, uncovering what is there in us. Bruce Lee

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

You learn a lot from your mistakes when you stop denying them. Mel Robbins

Learning is not child’s play; we cannot learn without pain. Aristotle

Become who you are by learning who you are. Pindar

A generation of autodidacts, educated by the Internet and leveraged by technology, will eventually starve the industrial-education system. Naval Ravikant

If the primary purpose of school was education, the Internet should obsolete it. But school is mainly about credentialing. Naval Ravikant

If you can only learn from people that you 100% agree with on everything, it’s going to be a dark and lonely life. Naval Ravikant

The tools for learning are abundant. It’s the desire to learn that’s scarce. Naval Ravikant

Eventually, the time that was not spent on learning skills will catch up with you, and the fall will be painful. Robert Greene (Mastery)

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Observe and absorb reality as deeply as possible. Robert Greene

Learn to give before you take. It softens the ground, takes the bite out of a future request, or simply creates a distraction. Robert Greene

A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring : There shallow droughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again. Alexander Pope

We could learn the lesson. Or we could act out a drama. Noise, shouting, blame. Action. Heart rates rising. It feels like something is happening. It feels like progress or change. No progress. No change. We chose the drama over the lesson. @TheStoicEmperor

Some look for people they can feel superior to. Others look for people they can learn from. The first is a path to stagnation. The second is a path to growth.@TheStoicEmperor

Learning how to live takes a whole life, and, which may surprise you more, it takes a whole life to learn how to die. Seneca

Will you learn how to focus and move past boredom, or like a child you will succumb to the need for immediate pleasure and distraction? Robert Greene

You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be. Marianne Williamson Click to tweet

We learn and grow and are transformed not so much by what we do but by why and how we do it. Sharon Salzberg

Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age. Aristotle

The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue. Antisthenes

Taste is more important than knowledge. Anyone can learn; only few can know. Rich Cohen

No physician is really good before he has killed one or two patients. Hindu proverb

Much learning does not teach understanding. Heraclitus

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

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Wise Learning Quotes (Words Of Wisdom)

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

Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back. Chinese proverb

It is no weakness for the wisest man to learn when he is wrong. Sophocles

If you wish to improve, be content to appear clueless or stupid in extraneous matters — don’t wish to seem knowledgeable. And if some regard you as important, distrust yourself. Epictetus

Learn to ask of all actions, “Why are they doing that?” Starting with your own. Marcus Aurelius

A scholar tries to learn something everyday; a student of Buddhism tries to unlearn something daily. Alan Watts

Listen to nothing except your own experience, your own voice. Robert Greene (Mastery)

Our initial impressions are based on prejudgments, and often contain an element of fear. Robert Greene

Value learning above everything else. This will lead you to all the right choices. Robert Greene

Learn to control yourself, to restrain your natural tendency to take sides and join the fight. Robert Greene

It isn’t the learning that’s so hard, but the unlearning. Charlie Munger

Be crazy. But learn how to be crazy without being the center of attention. Be wise. But learn that wisdom is sometimes the art of behaving like a fool. Paulo Coelho

Pleasure is the state of being brought about by what you learn. Learning is the process of entering into the experience of this kind of pleasure. No pleasure, no learning. No learning, no pleasure. Wang Ken (Song of Joy)

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Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment. Novalis Click to tweet

The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it. Thomas S. Monson

Success is the enemy of learning. It can deprive you of the time and the incentive to start over. Beginner’s mind also needs beginner’s time. Naval Ravikant

The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free. Baruch Spinoza

Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day. Zen proverb

It takes a wise man to learn from his mistakes, but an even wiser man to learn from others. Zen proverb

If one watches with wisdom, one can learn much. But if one watches with ignorance, one can only find faults. Ajahn Chah

Like a cup, you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can you learn wisdom unless you first empty your cup? Nyogen Senzaki

Only people who die very young learn all they really need to know in kindergarten. Wendy Kaminer

Intelligence is learning new ideas. Wisdom is acting on them. Robin Sharma Click to tweet

Learn to fail with pride – and do so fast and cleanly. Maximize trial and error – by mastering the error part. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

A fool will learn nothing from a wise man, but a wise man will learn a lot from a fool. Paulo Coelho

We learn 25% from our teacher, 25% from experience, 25% from our friends, and 25% from time. Paulo Coelho

The smart can learn quickly. The smart and wise can unlearn as quickly as they learn. @TheStoicEmperor

You can’t learn what you won’t admit you don’t know. @TheStoicEmperor

Reading is faster than listening. Doing is faster than watching. Naval Ravikant

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Live, love, learn, leave a legacy. Stephen R. Covey Click to tweet

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

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

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