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A collection of top quotes to inspire you to keep learning.

Inspiring Quotes About Learning

To learn is to gain knowledge or understanding something deeper through deep studies or research. This is among the most respected and sought-after traits. We are trained throughout our lives to continuously learn; the push for knowledge has been an ever-present need in the world. Learning does not have to be restricted to purely academic fields. It covers a broad horizon, including the creative and vocational fields. It can be as simple as learning to draw or as complicated as learning to solve complex equations. Learning something usually begins as a hobby and later joins the ranks of passion. The happiest of individuals constantly find themselves wanting to learn more every day. You are in the right place if you wanted to read more about the essence and importance of learning. It is no wonder then that several world leaders, philosophers, celebrities, and successful thinkers emphasize the role of learning in their lives. You can scroll through their thought-provoking quotes and saying about learning here. 

A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people.

Frederick Douglass

The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.

Louisa May Alcott

Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it.

Ray Bradbury

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.

Henry Ford

You cannot open a book without learning something.


It's a fundamental, social attitude that the 1% supports symphonies and operas and doesn't support Johnny learning to program hip-hop beats. When I put it like that, it sounds like, 'Well, yeah,' but you start to think, 'Why not, though?' What makes one more valuable than another?

David Byrne

Usually I'm the one asking somebody to do something because I don't know how to finish it. I'm like, 'Do this for me' because I'm just resistant to learning.

Amy Sedaris

He that knew all that learning ever writ, Knew only this - that he knew nothing yet.

Aphra Behn

The Gross National Product measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country. It measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile, and it can tell us everything about America - except whether we are proud to be Americans.

Robert F. Kennedy

We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.

Sam Keen

Learning is not child's play; we cannot learn without pain.


When you’re in love, you’re capable of learning everything and knowing things you had never dared even to think, because love is the key to understanding of all the the mysteries.

Paulo Coelho

When you were in love, you were capable of learning everything and of knowing things you had never dared even to think, because love was the key to understanding all of the mysteries.

Paulo Coelho

Learning never exhausts the mind.

Leonardo da Vinci

Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work.

Adrienne Rich

With every mistake, we must surely be learning.

George Harrison

That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way.

Doris Lessing

Learning does not make one learned: there are those who have knowledge and those who have understanding. The first requires memory and the second philosophy

Alexandre Dumas

Don't limit a child to your own learning, for she was born in another time.

Rabindranath Tagore

A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.

Dorothea Lange

The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.

Baruch Spinoza

Something about the cultural tradition of Jews is way, way more sympathetic to science and learning and intellectual pursuits than Islam.

Richard Dawkins

Wisdom.... comes not from age, but from education and learning.

Anton Chekhov

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.

Lucille Ball

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.

Bill Gates

I can remember at the age of about six being fascinated by the planets and learning all about Mars and Venus and things.

Richard Dawkins

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. [Undelivered remarks for Dallas Trade Mart, November 22 1963]

John F Kennedy

Of all that writ, he was the wisest bard, who spoke this mighty truth- He that knew all that ever learning writ, Knew only this-that he knew nothing yet.

Aphra Behn

Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

The minute you stop making mistakes is the minute you stop learning.

Miley Cyrus

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

Abigail Adams

I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news

John Muir

The battle was first waged over the right of the Negro to be classed as a human being with a soul; later, as to whether he had sufficient intellect to master even the rudiments of learning; and today it is being fought out over his social recognition.

James Weldon Johnson

The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.

B.B. King

I thought I was learning to live; I was only learning to die.

Leonardo da Vinci

A man, though wise, should never be ashamed of learning more, and must unbend his mind.


Human beings may be miserable specimens, in the main, but we can learn, and, through learning, become decent people.

Orson Scott Card

Then why do you want to know?" "Because learning does not consist only of knowing what we must or we can do, but also of knowing what we could do and perhaps should not do.

Umberto Eco

A commitment to human rights cannot be fostered simply through the transmission of knowledge. Action and experience play a crucial role in the learning process.

Daisaku Ikeda

A little learning is a dangerous thing. Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring; There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again.

Alexander Pope

These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness, and worship without awareness.

Anthony De Mello

We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.

Angelina Jolie

Admitting that you do not know something is the first step to learning.

Terry Goodkind

Belief gets in the way of learning.

Robert A. Heinlein

Try fighting with your head for a change... it's a good one, even if it does resist learning.

Harper Lee

Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.

John F Kennedy

I was 16 when we made the first song. We've been touring for half a decade together and we've had quite a bit of time spent learning our craft. You improve as a song writer and as a musician over time.

Andy Biersack

Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age.


There is something almost sacred about a great library because it represents the preservation of the wisdom, the learning, and the pondering of men and women of all the ages, accumulated under one roof.

Gordon B. Hinckley

I still feel like I'm learning a lot and have a lot to learn and improve on.

Anderson Cooper

Learning how to deal with people and their reactions to my life is one of the most challenging things... people staring at me, people asking rude questions, dealing with media, stuff like that.

Bethany Hamilton

Happiness can only be achieved by looking inward & learning to enjoy whatever life has and this requires transforming greed into gratitude.

John Chrysostom

I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's where the fun is.

Donald Trump

In the no-nonsense school of adversity, which we did not choose for ourselves, we are learning how to operate a labor union.

Cesar Chavez

I would like to see a mandate for social and emotional learning absolutely mandated in every state.

Goldie Hawn

I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning


Much learning does not teach understanding.


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


There are no secrets to success: don’t waste time looking for them. Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty to those for whom you work, and persistence.

Colin Powell

TV is so different from the movies. It takes a lot of stamina because you work such long hours. It is really challenging. You are learning the next day's lines while you are shooting today's scenes. I found courage I never realised I had. I hope to do more.

Sharon Stone

Jazz is the big brother of the blues. If a guy's playing blues like we play, he's in high school. When he starts playing jazz it's like going on to college, to a school of higher learning.

B.B. King

Watching great people do what you love is a good way to start learning how to do it yourself.

Amy Poehler

I think people are learning to actually aspire to be objectified.

Christina Ricci

Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us - and those around us - more effectively. Look for the learning.

Louisa May Alcott

I'm just always learning lines. I've learned to flag the really crucial scenes, and I start figuring them out and committing them to memory as soon as I get them.

Claire Danes

Magic to me is you make a movie and it's all great and it clicks, and at the end of the day you feel like you're having an experience that is positive and that you're learning from.

Julia Roberts

I should only look back at moments that were disparaging, look down upon, negative for me - moments where I could learn something. And if I have been able to use that learning in future, then I am happy about it.

Amitabh Bachchan

I look back at the looks I've had over the years. I'm proud of myself that I had the courage to experiment with crazy hairstyles and some fashion things. Would I do it again? No. But that's part of the learning process and getting from point A to point B.

Christina Aguilera

Learning patience was not an easy lesson.

Michael Douglas

I did all of my learning on 'My Fair Lady.'

Julie Andrews

So many people have touched my heart and made an impact on my world. I'm thankful for every lesson and learning experience.

Bindi Irwin

Ah, child and youth, if you knew the bliss which resides in the taste of knowledge, and the evil and ugliness that lies in ignorance, how well you are advised to not complain of the pain and labor of learning.

Christine de Pizan

As a child, I loved being onstage. I loved singing, I loved the lights, I loved the adrenaline. I even loved learning lines. I was completely obsessive.

Emma Watson

The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot.

Audre Lorde

The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God, that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom.

Khalil Gibran

Learning the truth has become my life's love.

Dan Brown

Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results.

John Dewey

I don't trust them but I'm learning to use them.

Adrienne Rich

If you are going to go through hell...I suggest you come back learning something.

Drew Barrymore

Every relationship you have, you're learning and growing and taking something from that.

Blake Lively

She was learning, quite late, what many people around her appeared to have known since childhood that life can be perfectly satisfying without major achievements.

Alice Munro

Our behavior is driven by a fundamental core belief: the desire, and the ability, of an organization to continuously learn from any source, anywhere; and to rapidly convert this learning into action is its ultimate competitive advantage.

Jack Welch

I had a lot of learning on my feet.

Julie Andrews

There are only two sources of competitive advantage: the ability to learn more about our customers faster than the competition and the ability to turn that learning into action faster than the competition.

Jack Welch

Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.

Leonardo da Vinci

It's what we think we know that keeps us from learning.

Claude Bernard

Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery - it's the sincerest form of learning.

George Bernard Shaw

I can install toilets. I know all about the wax ring. I can tile floors. I'm learning how to do basic wiring.

Sandra Bullock

Don't let your learning lead to knowledge. Let your learning lead to action.

Jim Rohn

Being a geek is all about learning the inventories of things.

Adam Savage

It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.

Margaret Mead

Research is creating new knowledge.

Neil Armstrong

It's always nice working with friends. And if you have a director that you've worked with before, you don't have to go through that first learning thing. There's an element of trust there.

Jeremy Irons

When I was 12 years old, I got interested in learning English.

Jack Ma

People need to be made more aware of the need to work at learning how to live because life is so quick and sometimes it goes away too quickly.

Andy Warhol

The education of a man is never completed until he dies.

Robert E. Lee

In university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools.

Doris Lessing

I'm interested in learning more about myself and what I value in myself and letting that be the beautiful part of me, rather than putting on the makeup or wearing the right designer.

Jessica Ann Simpson

Anyone who isn't embarrassed of who they were last year probably isn't learning enough.

Alain de Botton

It's mainly about working hard and proving to people you're serious about it, and stretching yourself and learning. The mistake a lot of actors make, particularly young ones, is allowing themselves to feel that they're the finished articles, the bee's knees, and it's not true.

Daniel Radcliffe

There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

I'm still at the beginning of my career. It's all a little new, and I'm still learning as I go.

Orlando Bloom