Quotations on Learning

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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.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Men, Genius, Learning, Pearls, Want)

Few are there that will leave the secure seclusion of the scholar's life, the peaceful walks of literature and learning, to stand out a target for the criticism of unkind and hostile minds.
- Felix Adler
(Keywords: Life, Criticism, Learning, Literature, Will)

Justice turns the scale, bringing to some learning through suffering.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Justice, Learning, Suffering)

Tennis was always sort of a - a learning. It was a vehicle for me to discover a lot about myself. And the things that I sort of discovered at times I not only didn't want to see it for myself but I certainly didn't want millions of people to see it.
- Andre Agassi
(Keywords: People, Learning, Tennis, Want)

Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us - and those around us - more effectively. Look for the learning.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Direction, Learning, May)

Father, in spite of all this spending of money in learning Latin, I will be a painter.
- William Allan
(Keywords: Money, Father, Learning, Will)

In those parts of the world where learning and science has prevailed, miracles have ceased; but in those parts of it as are barbarous and ignorant, miracles are still in vogue.
- Ethan Allen
(Keywords: Science, Learning, Miracles, World)

I really have a great deal of humility in that department, and a great deal of respect for people who spend their lives learning how to make these amazing preparations.
- Ted Allen
(Keywords: People, Humility, Learning, Respect)

Writing is learning to say nothing, more cleverly each day.
- William Allingham
(Keywords: Day, Learning, Nothing, Writing)

The truth of our faith becomes a matter of ridicule among the infidels if any Catholic, not gifted with the necessary scientific learning, presents as dogma what scientific scrutiny shows to be false.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: Faith, Truth, Learning, Ridicule)

That was the reasoning behind learning to play bass, and then after that it was more like it was neat to play songs together - for me to play bass and for him to play guitar.
- Tom Araya
(Keywords: Guitar, Learning, Play, Songs)

In mine opinion, love is fitter than fear, gentleness better than beating, to bring up a child rightly in learning.
- Roger Ascham
(Keywords: Love, Fear, Learning, Opinion)

The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.
- Fred Astaire
(Keywords: Job, Kids, Learning, Manners, Today)

People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: People, Act, Custom, Learning, Opinions)

I saw why people died and how they died. I saw gunshot wounds and liver failure. It was a good learning experience, so I came regularly on weekends and holidays.
- Michael Baden
(Keywords: Experience, People, Failure, Holidays, Learning, Wounds)

Hungry people cannot be good at learning or producing anything, except perhaps violence.
- Pearl Bailey
(Keywords: People, Learning, Violence)

In the transmission of human culture, people always attempt to replicate, to pass on to the next generation the skills and values of the parents, but the attempt always fails because cultural transmission is geared to learning, not DNA.
- Gregory Bateson
(Keywords: People, Values, Culture, Learning, Parents)

Every time you go in, it's like starting over. You don't know how you did the other records. You're learning all over. It's some weird musician amnesia, or maybe the road wipes it out.
- Beck
(Keywords: Time, Learning, Road)

I have never forgotten my days as an Eagle Scout. I didn't know it at the time, but what really came out of my Scouting was learning how to lead and serve the community. It has come in handy in my career in government.
- Lloyd Bentsen
(Keywords: Government, Time, Career, Community, Learning, Scouting)

Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.
- Josh Billings
(Keywords: Wisdom, Learning, Libraries)

Learning to play with a big amplifier is like trying to control an elephant.
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Keywords: Control, Learning, Play, Trying)

I got started when I was 3 years old because my father was a music teacher and my lessons were free. Instead of learning to walk, you learn to play the piano.
- Carla Bley
(Keywords: Music, Father, Learning, Old, Play, Years)

Education in our times must try to find whatever there is in students that might yearn for completion, and to reconstruct the learning that would enable them autonomously to seek that completion.
- Allan Bloom
(Keywords: Education, Completion, Learning, Students)

Studying literature at Harvard is like learning about women at the Mayo clinic.
- Roy Blount, Jr.
(Keywords: Women, Learning, Literature)

And I like asking questions, to keep learning; people with big egos might not want to look unsure.
- Heston Blumenthal
(Keywords: People, Learning, Questions, Want)

We are a long time in learning that all our strength and salvation is in God.
- David Brainerd
(Keywords: Time, God, Strength, Learning, Salvation)

So I've seen life as one long learning process. And if I see - you know, if I fly on somebody else's airline and find the experience is not a pleasant one, which it wasn't in - 21 years ago, then I'd think, well, you know, maybe I can create the kind of airline that I'd like to fly on.
- Richard Branson
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Learning, Years)

That folk music led to learning to play, and making things up led to what turns out to be the most lucrative part of the music business - writing, because you get paid every time that song gets played.
- Jackson Browne
(Keywords: Business, Music, Time, Folk, Learning, Play, Song, Writing)

The record business is dangerous to the health of bands and individuals, which is something I'm just now learning. But it's not dangerous in any of the ways people think; it's not that they try to make you compromise your art. That's not the problem.
- T-Bone Burnett
(Keywords: Business, Health, Art, People, Compromise, Learning, Now)

You can learn as much about the history from reading about the present as you can vice versa, that is learning about the present through history, which is what I do for a living.
- Ken Burns
(Keywords: History, Learning, Living, Present, Reading, Vice)

I always wanted to go to the Chavez school but I could never afford it when I was growing up so a lot of my learning came from magic books and watching other magicians. I was also very lucky that I had a couple of really good magic teachers.
- Lance Burton
(Keywords: Books, Growing up, Learning, Magic, School, Teachers)

Change is the end result of all true learning.
- Leo Buscaglia
(Keywords: Change, End, Learning, Result)

It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.
- Leo Buscaglia
(Keywords: Time, Connection, Learning, Parents, Play)

A love of books, of holding a book, turning its pages, looking at its pictures, and living its fascinating stories goes hand-in-hand with a love of learning.
- Laura Bush
(Keywords: Love, Books, Learning, Living)

Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.
- Laura Bush
(Keywords: Answers, Children, Learning, Libraries, Open, Questions, World)

I was a total education geek. I loved school. I loved learning. I loved doing homework. All of my books and notebooks from high school are underlined and highlighted and there are notes all over the margins. And you know, I was a theater kid too. I was all over the place.
- Sophia Bush
(Keywords: Education, Books, Learning, School, Theater)

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: Life, Learning, Public)

Learning how to learn is life's most important skill.
- Tony Buzan
(Keywords: Life, Learning, Skill)

Only the other world has substance and reality; only good deeds and holy learning have tangible worth.
- Abraham Cahan
(Keywords: Deeds, Learning, Reality, World, Worth)

The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone.
- Albert Camus
(Keywords: Progress, Learning, Lies, Wrong)

Again, the American people expect us to do what they are doing. It's tightening the belt, it's learning how to do more with less. That's a reality today, and we've got to do that in order to get the private sector growing.
- Eric Cantor
(Keywords: People, American, Learning, Order, Reality, Today)

We believe that if you put in place the mechanisms that allow for personal choice as far as Medicare is concerned, as well as the programs in Medicaid, that we can actually get to a better result and do what most Americans are learning how to do, which is to do more with less.
- Eric Cantor
(Keywords: Americans, Choice, Learning, Result)

Your work is first, learning is first, winning is everything because without it there is nothing.
- Orson Scott Card
(Keywords: Work, Winning, First, Learning, Nothing)

And, one thing I definitely enjoyed personally, from a selfish point of view, was exploration and going to places that I had never been to before and learning, you know, meeting the people and getting to know, new sights and sounds, etc.
- Duane G. Carey
(Keywords: People, Exploration, Learning, Meeting)

I learned a lot from that first record and I learned a lot from my experiences touring, but really the biggest education I got over the past two years was learning the importance of arrangements.
- Vanessa Carlton
(Keywords: Education, First, Importance, Learning, Past, Years)

The nice thing about being a writer is that you can make magic happen without learning tricks.
- Humphrey Carpenter
(Keywords: Being, Learning, Magic, Writer)

I sat staring, staring, staring - half lost, learning a new language or rather the same language in a different dialect. So still were the big woods where I sat, sound might not yet have been born.
- Emily Carr
(Keywords: Language, Learning, Sound)

While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll
(Keywords: Life, Amusement, Danger, Harmony, Joy, Laughter, Learning, Spirit, Wit)

That is what I'm looking forward to the most, practical learning. I want to be a registered nurse so getting to talk to people who already work in those jobs can really teach me what to expect when I get out in the real world.
- Angela Carter
(Keywords: Work, People, Jobs, Learning, Talk, Want, World)

Learning can take place in the backyard if there is a human being there who cares about the child. Before learning computers, children should learn to read first. They should sit around the dinner table and hear what their parents have to say and think.
- Dixie Carter
(Keywords: Computers, Being, Children, First, Learning, Parents)

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