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Learning starts with failure; the first failure is the beginning of education.

Learning teaches how to carry things in suspense, without prejudice, till you resolve.

Learning teacheth more in one year than experience in twenty.

Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.

Learning, if rightly applied, makes a young man thinking, attentive, industrious, confident, and wary; and an old man cheerful and useful. It is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, an entertainment at all times; it cheers in solitude, and gives moderation and wisdom in all circumstances.

Learning, like money, may be of so base a coin as to be utterly void of use; or, if sterling, may require good management to make it serve the purposes of sense or happiness.

Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.

Life is about learning; when you stop learning, you die.

Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning. See quote detail

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Men learn while they teach.

Mere learning is only a compiler, and manages the pen as the compositor picks out the types - each sets up a book with the hand. - Stone masons collected the dome of St. Paul's, but Wren hung it in the air.

Much learning doth make thee mad.

Much learning shows how little mortals know; much wealth, how little worldlings enjoy.

No man can ever lack this mortification of his vanity, that what he knows is but a very little in comparison of what he is ignorant of. Consider this, and instead of boasting thy knowledge of a few things, confess and be out of countenance for the many more which thou dost not understand.

No man is the wiser for his learning; it may administer matter to work in or objects to work upon; but wit and wisdom are bom with a man.

No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.

Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man; and, therefore, if a man write little, he had need have a great memory; if he confer little, he had need have a present wit; and if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not.

Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.

Some will never learn anything because they understand everything too soon.


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