79+ Of The Best Learning Quotes, Sayings & Proverbs

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Learning is arguably one of the most important aspects of one’s life. It helps us grow, develop new perspectives, and understand others.

So if you are looking for some of the best learning quotes in 2024, you’re in luck!

Below, you will find a HUGE list of learning quotes and sayings which have helped millions of students, teachers, and learners stay focused and motivated!

79+ Of The Best Learning Quotes, Sayings & Proverbs

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1. “I am still learning.” – Michelangelo, age 87

2. “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

3. Learning is experience. Everything else is just information” – Albert Einstein

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

5. The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

6. “Learn continually – there’s always “one more thing” to learn!” – Steve Jobs

7. Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.’ – Albert Einstein

8. Learning is the most important currency and anyone can be rich.” – Lewis Keegan

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9. Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent Van Gogh

10. Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

11. “Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.” – Emily Vara

12. “Never stop learning, for when we stop learning, we stop growing.” – Loyal ‘Jack’ Lewman

13. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” – Richard Branson

14. Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” – Albert Einstein

15. The joy of learning is as indispensable as breathing is in running.” – Simone Weil

16. “Once you think you have finished learning something, the journey has only just begun.” – Lewis Keegan

17. To teach is to learn twice over.” – Joseph Joubert

18. Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” – Chinese proverb

19. One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai

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20. Change is the result of true learning.” – Leo Buscaglia

21. Anyone who stops learning is old, whether this happens at 80. Anyone who keeps on learning not only remains young but becomes constantly more valuable, regardless of physical capacity.” – Henry Ford

22. Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein

23. The key to pursuing excellence is to embrace an organic, long-term learning process, and not to live in a shell of static, safe mediocrity. Usually, growth comes at the expense of previous comfort or safety.” – Josh Waitzkin

24. Expecting all children the same age to learn from the same materials is like expecting all children the same age to wear the same size clothing.” – Madeline Hunter

25. “A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.” – Bruce Lee

26. “Don’t just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.” – George Carlin

27. “Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo de Vinci

28. “I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.” – Maya Angelou

29. “You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak.” – George Clooney

30. “Don’t make up your mind. “Knowing” is the end of learning.”Naval Ravikant

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31. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kenedy

32. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Collin Powell

33. “That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do; not that the nature of the thing itself is changed, but that our power to do is increased.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

34. “It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning.” – Claude Bernard

35. “Have more than thou showest, Speak less than thou knowest, Lend less than thou owest, Ride more than thou goest, Learn more than thou growest, Set less than thou throwest.” – William Shakespeare

36. “The learning process continues until the day you die” – Kirk Douglas

37. “If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you, if you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.” – Zig Ziglar

38. “In life, we have to learn, unlearn, and relearn if we are to improve ourselves and better our lives.” – Dr. T.P. Chia

39. “Unlike other capital investments, the value of learning appreciates, rather than depreciates.” – Dr. Christoper Lee

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40. “All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.” – Martin Fisher

41. “Spoon feeding, in the long run, teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.” – E.M. Forster

42. “The world is a university and everyone in it is a teacher. Make sure when you wake up in the morning, you go to school.” – T.D. Jakes

43. “Experience is simply the name we give your mistakes.” – Oscar Wilde

44. “Learning is not done to you, it is something you choose to do.” – Seth Godin

45. “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

46. “Spend more time listening instead of talking. You’ll be amazed at what you’ll learn.” – Unknown

47. “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

48. “The key to success to dedication to life-long learning.” – Stephen Curry

49. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

50. “Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.” – Vernon Howard

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51. “Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can. There will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.” – Sarah Caldwell

52. “I never learned from a man who agreed with me” – Robert A. Heinlein

53. “Knowledge, like air, is vital to life. Like air, no one should be denied it.” – Alan Moore

54. “What we learn with pleasure we never forget.” – Alfred Mercier

56. “Yesterday I was clever, so I changed the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi

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

58. “It is not that I’m so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.” – Albert Einstein

59. “The question isn’t “How do I teach this?” but ‘How can they learn it?”.” – Jane Bozarth

60. “Failure and deprivation are the best educators and purifiers.” – Albert Einstein

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61. “Perfect is the enemy of good.” – Voltaire

62. “You don’t achieve happiness by getting rid of your problems – you achieve it by learning from them.”Ray Dalio

63. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

64. “Learning is the most powerful tool. To be powerful you must be willing to learn.” – Miss Dixon

65. “The brighter you are, the more you have to learn.” – Don Herold

66. “The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.” –  Carl Rogers

67. “Wisdom is learning what to overlook.” – William James

68. “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” – Aristotle

69. “To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world.” – Chinese proverb

70. “I realized that becoming a master of karate was not about learning 4,000 moves but about doing just a handful of moves 4,000 times.” – Chet Holmes

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71. “The past is where you learned the lesson. The future is where you apply the lesson.” – Unknown

72. “If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.” – Zig Ziglar

73. “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” – Nelson Mandela

74. “The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” – Buddha

75. “A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.” – Mark Twain

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

77. “When you know better, you do better.”Maya Angelou

78. “Even the genius asks questions.” -Tupac Shakur

79. “You learn something every day if you pay attention” – Ray LeBlond

80. “You cannot open a book without learning something.” – Confucious

81. “Making mistakes means you are simply learning faster.” – Weston H. Agor

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Hopefully, this list of learning quotes and sayings has helped to shed some light or some inspiration. If you think I have missed any iconic quotes about learning, please share them below as I will be happy to include them on this list with future updates.

And if you need more motivational words, I’ve also compiled reading quotes for kids and inspirational quotes for teachers.

Finally, if you want to put those words into action and learn more, you can see many of my other guides where I cover various online courses that will help you to further your skills.