quotes about lifelong learning

"I am a changing as well as an ever-growing man... I am happy because I am daily growing and honestly not knowing where the limit will yet lie. To be certain, every day can be a revelation or a new discovery." - Bruce Lee

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"I have a long list of “Secrets of Adulthood,” the lessons I’ve learned as I’ve grown up, such as: “It’s the task that’s never started that’s more tiresome,” “The days are long, but the years are short,” and “Always leave plenty of room in the suitcase.” One of my most helpful secrets is, “What I do every day matters more than what I do once in a while.”" - Gretchen Rubin

 

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"If we are to prosper together in our increasingly small world, we must listen to—and learn from each other's stories."
- Queen Noor of Jordan

"Education should be the process of helping everyone to discover his uniqueness, to teach him how to develop that uniqueness, and then to show him how to share it because that’s the only reason for having anything." - Dr. Leo Buscaglia

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"It's only when you risk failure that you discover things. When you play it safe, you're not expressing the utmost of your human experience." - Lupita Nyong’o

"I constantly see people rise in life who are not the smartest, sometimes not even the most diligent, but they are learning machines. They go to bed every night a little wiser than they were when they got up and boy does that help, particularly when you have a long run ahead of you." - Charlie Munger

 

"I can never be safe; I always try and go against the grain. As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. That's how I've gotten to where I am." - Beyonce Knowles

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"There cannot be mental atrophy in any person who continues to observe, to remember what he observes, and to seek answers for his unceasing hows and whys about things." - Alexander Graham Bell

"I remember, there’s a really beautiful commencement address that Adrienne Rich gave in 1977 in which she said that an education is not something that you get but something that you claim. And I think that’s very much true of knowledge itself. The reason we’re so increasingly intolerant of long articles and why we skim them, why we skip forward even in a short video that reduces a 300-page book into a three-minute animation — even in that we skip forward — is that we’ve been infected with this kind of pathological impatience that makes us want to have the knowledge but not do the work of claiming it. I mean, the true material of knowledge is meaning. And the meaningful is the opposite of the trivial. And the only thing that we should have gleaned by skimming and skipping forward is really trivia. And the only way to glean knowledge is contemplation. And the road to that is time. There’s nothing else. It’s just time." - Maria Popova

"Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished. The person you are right now is as transient, as fleeting and as temporary as all the people you’ve ever been. The one constant in our lives is change." - Dan Gilbert

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”  ― Henry Ford

“Learning never exhausts the mind.” ― Leonardo da Vinci

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 “Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.” ― Daniel J. Boorstin

“If you desire ease, forsake learning. If you desire learning, forsake ease.” ― Nagarjuna

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” ― Abigail Adams

“The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.”  ― Mortimer Adler

“Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.”  - Abraham Lincoln

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” - B.B. King

“It is wiser to find out than to suppose.” – Mark Twain

"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." - John Dewey

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

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"The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you’re learning you’re not old." - Rosalyn S. Yalow

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"Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you’ll ever have is your mind and what you put into it." - Brian Tracy

"Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death." - Albert Einstein

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"A commitment to lifelong learning is a natural expression of the practice of living consciously." - Nathaniel Branden

"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." - Alvin Toffler

“I am learning all the time.  The tombstone will be my diploma.”  - Eartha Kitt

"Read 500 pages like this every day. That's how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it." - Warren Buffett

“That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new way.” - Doris Lessing