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Definition: Gain or acquire knowledge of or skill in something by study, experience, or being taught.
Number of Quotes: 44

Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Douglas Adams

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
Douglas Adams

One of the most important things you learn from the Internet is that there is no them out there. It's just an awful lot of us.
Douglas Adams

The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Douglas Adams

You live and learn. At any rate, you live.
Douglas Adams

They know enough who know how to learn.
Henry Adams

You ain't learnin' nothing when you're talking.
Lyndon B. Johnson's office.
Anonymous

Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
Richard David Bach

What poor education I have received has been gained in the University of Life.
Horatio Bottomley

Your brain is, indeed, a supreme example of, and is the ultimate, Internet.
Tony Buzan

That's the reason they're called lessons, the Gryphon remarked: because they lessen from day to day.
Lewis Carroll

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
G. K. Chesterton

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations ... The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
Winston Churchill

I have discovered few learning disabled students in my three decades of teaching. I have, however, discovered many, many victims of teaching inabilities.
Marva Collins

He who learns but does not think is lost. He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
Confucius

The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it.
Benjamin Disraeli

An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Anatole France

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

I'm not an educator ... I'm a learner.
Bill Gates

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.
Khalil Gibran

Bromidic though it may sound, some questions don't have answers, which is a terribly difficult lesson to learn.
Katharine Graham

Failure is a learning experience. It can be a gravestone or a stepping stone.
Bud Hadfield

Being in jail is by far the hardest thing I have ever done. During the past several days, I have had a lot of time to think and I believe that I am learning and growing from this experience ... I would hope going forward that the public and the media will focus on more important things like the men and women serving our country in Iraq and other places around the world.
Paris Hilton

In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.
Eric Hoffer

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
Thomas Jefferson

He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.
Joseph Joubert

Mistakes are, after all, the foundation of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.
Carl Jung

The purpose of a university is to make students safe for ideas - not ideas safe for students.
Clark Kerr

I keep six honest serving men
(They taught me all I know)
Their names
are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.

Rudyard Kipling

Libraries were full of ideas-perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.
Throne of Glass
Sarah J. Maas

Learn to say no to the good so you can say yes to the best.
John C. Maxwell

We are now at a point where we must educate our children in what no one knew yesterday, and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
Margaret Mead

The most important thing I would learn in school was that almost everything I would learn in school would be utterly useless.
Joseph O'Connor

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Colin Powell

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
B. F. Skinner

Gentlemen, you are now about to embark on a course of studies which will occupy you for two years. Together, they form a noble adventure. But I would like to remind you of an important point. Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you in after life, save only this, that if you work hard and intelligently you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot, and that, in my view, is the main, if not the sole, purpose of education.
John Alexander Smith

Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you in after life - save only this - that if you work hard and intelligently you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot, and that, in my view, is the main, if not the sole, purpose of education.
John Alexander Smith

The illiterate of the year 2000 will not be the individual who cannot read and write, but the one who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Alvin Toffler

Never let formal education get in the way of your learning.
Mark Twain

We learned from everybody else's book and added a few pages of our own.
Sam Walton

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Oscar Wilde

They have this wonderful process of learning from direct experience called After Action Review, in which everyone who was involved sits down and the three questions are: What happened? Why do you think it happened? And what can we learn from it? If you were ... able to get those three questions as part of your process, you could become a learning organization.
Walter Wriston

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats

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