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Quotations about learning

Albert Einstein – The way to learn the most

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Albert EinsteinThat is the way to learn the most, that when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that the time passes. I am sometimes so wrapped up in my work that I forget about the noon meal.

Albert Einstein   (1879-1955)

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Groucho Marx – Learn from the mistakes

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Groucho MarxLearn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.

Groucho Marx   (Oct 2, 1890-Aug 19, 1977)

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Susan Cain – The purpose of school

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Susan CainThe purpose of school should be to prepare kids for the rest of their lives, but too often what kids need to be prepared for is surviving the school day itself.

Susan Cain  

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Lloyd Alexander – Know nothing before you can learn

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Lloyd AlexanderYou must know nothing before you can learn something, and be empty before you can be filled. Is not the emptiness of the bowl what makes it useful?

Lloyd Alexander  

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Michel de Montaigne – Learning is not to be tacked to the mind

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Michel de MontaigneLearning is not to be tacked to the mind, but we must fuse and blend them together, not merely giving the mind a slight tincture, but a thorough and perfect dye. And if we perceive no evident change and improvement, it would be better to leave it alone: learning is a dangerous weapon, and apt to wound its master if it be wielded by a feeble hand, and by one not well acquainted with its use.

Michel de Montaigne  

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John Wayne – Tomorrow, the most important thing

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John WayneTomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes to us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.

John Wayne  

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Roger Ascham – To attain good learning

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I said…how, and why, young children, were sooner allured by love, than driven by beating, to attain good learning.

Roger Ascham   (1515-1568)

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David Hume – Soften and humanize the temper

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David HumeIt is certain that a serious attention to the sciences and liberal arts softens and humanizes the temper, and cherishes those fine emotions in which true virtue and honor consist. It rarely, very rarely happens that a man of taste and learning is not, at least, an honest man, whatever frailties may attend him.

David Hume   (1711-1776)

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Richard Feynman – The beginning of time for the human race

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Richard FeynmanWe are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on.

Richard Feynman   (1918-1988)

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Isaac Asimov – Knowledge is indivisible

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Isaac AsimovKnowledge is indivisible. When people grow wise in one direction, they are sure to make it easier for themselves to grow wise in other directions as well. On the other hand, when they split up knowledge, concentrate on their own field, and scorn and ignore other fields, they grow less wise — even in their own field.

Isaac Asimov   (1920-1992)

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