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)

I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Learning, Storms)

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

I've finally learnt how to say, "No comment". To appear in the tabloids is a real learning curve and a steep one at that. You had better learn quick or you get burnt.
- Ben Affleck
(Keywords: Learning, Quick)

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)

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Learning, Storms)

I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Learning, Storms)

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)

We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.
- Lloyd Alexander
(Keywords: Learning, Question)

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)

Let the master praise him, and say, "Here ye do well." For, I assure you, there is no such whetstone to sharpen a good wit, and encourage a will to learning, as is praise.
- Roger Ascham
(Keywords: Learning, Praise, Will, Wit)

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)

There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and encourage a will to learning, as is praise.
- Roger Ascham
(Keywords: Learning, Praise, Will, Wit)

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)

I was a kid, and I wasn't even sure if I wanted to play the drums, you know? All I wanted to do was skateboard, but I was still learning and taking it in, so it was good.
- Travis Barker
(Keywords: Learning, Play)

It's only through listening that you learn, and I never want to stop learning.
- Drew Barrymore
(Keywords: Learning, Listening, Want)

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)

He that knew all that learning ever writ, Knew only this - that he knew nothing yet.
- Aphra Behn
(Keywords: Learning, Nothing)

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)

I'm learning to accept the lack of privacy as the real downer in my profession.
- Halle Berry
(Keywords: Learning, Privacy, Profession)

The audience, upon learning that the real Buffalo Bill was present, gave several cheers between the acts.
- Buffalo Bill
(Keywords: Learning, Present)

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)

What I know about poker, you can fit into a thimble with room left over, but I'm learning.
- Wilford Brimley
(Keywords: Learning, Poker)

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)

I come from Montana, and in eastern Montana we have a lot of dirt between light bulbs. It is expensive trying to bring the new technologies to smaller schools to upgrade their technologies to take advantage of distance learning.
- Conrad Burns
(Keywords: Learning, Light, Montana, Schools, Trying)

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)



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