Quotes about 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're asked."

Lord Chesterfield. Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (22 September 1694 - 24 March 1773) was a British statesman and man of letters.


"What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity. In the end there are no certain answers."

Matina Souretis Horner ((born July 28, 1939) is an American psychologist. She is known for pioneering the concept of fear of success.


"Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell them, 'certainly I can !' Then get busy and find out how to do it."

Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was the 26th President of the United States. He is famous for his energetic personality, range of interests and achievements, leadership of the Progressive Movement, and his "cowboy" image and robust masculinity.


"Learning is not compulsory...neither is survival."

William Edwards Deming (October 14, 1900 – December 20, 1993) was an American statistician, professor, author, lecturer, and consultant. He is perhaps best known for his work in Japan. There, from 1950 onward he taught top management how to improve design (and thus service), product quality, testing and sales (the last through global markets)through various methods, including the application of statistical methods.


"There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live."

James Truslow Adams (October 18, 1878 – May 18, 1949) was an American writer and historian.


"Our educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn't teach how to make a life."

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"Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know it as well as you do. We are all learners, doers and teachers."

Richard David Bach (born 23 June 1936) is an American writer. He claims to be a direct descendant of Johann Sebastian Bach.


"You teach best what you most need to learn."

Richard David Bach (born 23 June 1936) is an American writer. He claims to be a direct descendant of Johann Sebastian Bach.


"The best audience is intelligent, well-educated, and a little drunk."

Alben William Barkley (November 24, 1877 – April 30, 1956) was an American politician who served as the 35th Vice President of the United States from 1949 to 1953 under President Harry S. Truman.


"A good teacher is a master of simplification and an enemy of simplism."

Louis A. Berman (-)