Quotes: learning

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  • Confucius
    Confucius
    Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
    Confucius
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    To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    'Tis very certain that each man carries in his eye the exact indication of his rank in the immense scale of men, and we are always learning to read it. A complete man should need no auxiliaries to his personal presence.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
    Joseph Addison
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    Irregularity and want of method are only supportable in men of great learning or genius, who are often too full to be exact, and therefore they choose to throw down their pearls in heaps before the reader, rather than be at the pains of stringing them.
  • Lillian Smith
    Lillian Smith
    American writer 1897-1966
    Lillian Smith
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    When you stop learning, stop listening, stop looking and asking questions, always new questions, then it is time to die.
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
    Alexander Pope
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    A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.
  • George Herbert
    George Herbert
    English poet 1593-1633
    George Herbert
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    A man of great memory without learning hath a rock and a spindle and no staff to spin.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
    Benjamin Disraeli
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    A university should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.
  • Doug Larson
    Doug Larson
    American columnist and editor 1926-2017
    Doug Larson
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    A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.
  • Glenda Jackson
    Glenda Jackson
    British actress and politician 1936-
    Glenda Jackson
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    Acting is not about dressing up. Acting is about stripping bare. The whole essence of learning lines is to forget them so you can make them sound like you thought of them that instant.
  • Plato
    Plato
    Greek philosopher 427 BC - 347 BC
    Plato
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    All learning has an emotional base.
  • Alva Myrdal
    Alva Myrdal
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    All mankind is now learning that these nuclear weapons can only serve to destroy, never become beneficial.
  • Denis Waitley
    Denis Waitley
    American motivational speaker, writer and consultant 1933-
    Denis Waitley
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    All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners... Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they're not learning, they're not growing... not moving toward excellence.
  • Thomas à Kempis
    Thomas à Kempis
    German theologian 1380-1471
    Thomas à Kempis
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    An humble knowledge of thyself is a surer way to God than a deep search after learning.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
    Lord George Byron
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    And having wisdom with each studious year, in meditation dwelt, with learning wrought, and shaped his weapon with an edge severe, sapping a solemn creed with solemn sneer.
  • Alain de Botton
    Alain de Botton
    Swiss-born British author 1969-
    Alain de Botton
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    Anyone who isn't embarrassed of who they were last year probably isn't learning enough.
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