Quotes about Learning

"There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning."

Christopher Morley (5 May 1890 – 28 March 1957) was an American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet.


"Your best teacher is your last mistake."

Ralph Nader (February 27, 1934) is an American attorney, author, lecturer, political activist, and four-time candidate for President of the United States, having run as a Green Party candidate in 1996 and 2000, and as an independent candidate in 2004 and 2008.


"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 "Tony" de Mello ((4 September 1931, Bombay, British India – 2 June 1987,) was a Jesuit priest and psychotherapist who became widely known for his books on spirituality.


"Wall Street people learn nothing and forget everything."

Benjamin Graham (May 8, 1894 – September 21, 1976) was a British-born American economist and professional investor.


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


"Much learning does not teach understanding."

Heraclitus of Ephesus (c. 535–c. 475 BCE) was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher.


"Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten."

Burrhus Frederic "B. F." Skinner (March 20, 1904 – August 18, 1990) was an American psychologist, behaviorist, author, inventor, and social philosopher.


"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper."

Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech.


"Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers."

Mignon McLaughlin (June 6, 1913 - December 20, 1983) was an American journalist and author.


"That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way."

Doris May Lessing (born 22 October 1919) is a British writer,author of works such as the novels The Grass is Singing and The Golden Notebook.