Quotes about Learning

"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 (28 May 1779 – 25 February 1852) was an Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer.


"There's no learning without trying lots of ideas and failing lots of times."

Sir Jonathan Paul "Jony" Ive (born February 1967) is an English designer and the senior vice president of industrial design at Apple Inc. He is the lead designer and conceptual mind behind many of Apple's products, including the MacBook Pro, iMac, MacBook Air, iPod, iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad.


"Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers."

Josef Albers (March 19, 1888 – March 25, 1976) was a German-born American artist and educator whose work, both in Europe and in the United States, formed the basis of some of the most influential and far-reaching art education programs of the 20th century.


"Be willing to be a beginner every single morning."

Eckhart von Hochheim (c. 1260 – c. 1327) commonly known as Meister Eckhartwas a German theologian, philosopher and mystic.


"He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet."

Joseph Joubert (7 May 1754 in Montignac, Périgord – 4 May 1824 in Ville) was a French moralist and essayist, remembered today largely for his Pensées published posthumously.


"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 Grosvenor Pollard (1911–1989) was a physicist and an Episcopal priest.


"We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself."

Lloyd Chudley Alexander (January 30, 1924 – May 17, 2007) was a widely influential American author of more than forty books, mostly fantasy novels for children and adolescents, as well as several adult books.


"Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future."

Epictetus (AD 55–AD 135) was a Greek Stoic philosopher. He was born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia (present day Pamukkale, Turkey), and lived in Rome until banishment when he went to Nicopolis in northwestern Greece where he lived the rest of his life. His teachings were noted down and published by his pupil Arrian in his Discourses. Philosophy, he taught, is a way of life and not just a theoretical discipline.


"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 (1916–2006) was the former head of Youth for Christ International and World Vision International.


"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 Ferdinand Drucker (November 19, 1909 – November 11, 2005) was a writer, management consultant, and self-described "social ecologist." His books and scholarly and popular articles explored how humans are organized across the business, government and the nonprofit sectors of society. He is one of the best-known and most widely influential thinkers and writers on the subject of management theory and practice.