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I have seldom seen much ostentation and much learning met together. The sun, rising and declining, makes long shadows; at mid­day, when he is highest, none at all.

I observe in all my travels, this custom - ever to learn something from the information of those with whom I confer, which is the best school of all others, and to put my company upon those subjects they are best able to speak of: for it often falls out, that, on the contrary, every one will rather choose to be prating of another man's province than his own, thinking it so much new reputation acquired.

Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.

It has been said that 80% of what people learn is visual.

It is a little learning, and but a little, which makes men conclude hastily. - Experience and humility teach modesty and fear.

It is always in season for old men to learn.

It is easy to learn something about everything, but difficult to learn everything about anything.

Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.

Learning by study must be won; 'twas, ne'er entailed from sire to son.

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.

Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one's enemies.

Learning gives us a fuller conviction of the imperfections of our nature; which one would think, might dispose us to modesty: for the more a man knows, the more he discovers his ignorance.

Learning has always been made much of, but forgetting has always been deprecated; therefore pedantry has pretty well established itself throughout the modern world at the expense of culture.

Learning hath gained most by those books by which the printers have lost.

Learning is a dangerous weapon, and apt to wound its master if it be wielded by a feeble hand, or by one not well acquainted with its use.

Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn.

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.

Learning is acquired by reading books, but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading men, and studying all the various facets of them.

Learning is always rebellion... Every bit of new truth discovered is revolutionary to what was believed before.

Learning is any change in a system that produces a more or less permanent change in its capacity for adapting to its environment.


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