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Learning Quotes

23 of the best book quotes about learning
  1. #1
    “We are born makers. We move what we’re learning from our heads to our hearts through our hands.”
  2. #2
    “You must learn . . . to see what you are looking at.”
  3. #3
    “You attain to knowledge by argument;
    You attain a craft or skill by practice;”
  4. #4
    “The failing of a student to learn is the failing of the teacher to teach.”
  5. #5
    “Water is taught by thirst;
    Land, by the oceans passed;
    Transport, by throe;
    Peace, by its battles told;
    Love, by memorial mould;
    Birds, by the snow.”
  6. #6
    “Learning to rest is an ongoing process.”
  7. #7
    “The skill I was learning was a crucial one, the patience to read things I could not yet understand.”
  8. #8
    “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.”
  1. #9
    As far as anyone could tell, Imogene was just like the rest of the Herdmans. She never learned anything either, except dirty words and secrets about everybody.
  2. #10
    “Women need to shift from thinking ‘I’m not ready to do that’ to thinking ‘I want to do that- and I’ll learn by doing it.‘”
  3. #11
    When the boy began to walk by himself and even to move more quickly it was an immense relief. But for a long time—or it seemed a long time to the robin—he was a source of some anxiety. He did not act as the other humans did. He seemed very fond of walking but he had a way of sitting or lying down for a while and then getting up in a disconcerting manner to begin again.
    One day the robin remembered that when he himself had been made to learn to fly by his parents he had done much the same sort of thing. He had taken short flights of a few yards and then had been obliged to rest. So it occurred to him that this boy was learning to fly—or rather to walk
  4. #12
    [T]o learn is not to know; there are the learners and the learned. Memory makes the one, philosophy the other.
  5. #13
    “There is only one way to learn. It’s through action. Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey.”
  6. #14
    “I’ve come to believe that creativity is the mechanism that allows learning to seep into our being and become practice. The Asaro tribe of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea has a beautiful saying: ‘Knowledge is only a rumor until it lives in the muscle.‘”
  7. #15
    “The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship”
  8. #16
    When it came time for Claude Herdman to pass to the second grade he didn’t know his ABC’s or his numbers or his colors or his shapes or his “Three Bears” or how to get along with anybody. But Miss Brandel passed him anyway.
  1. #17
    “In my work, I’ve found that moving out of powerlessness, and even despair, requires hope. Hope is not an emotion: It’s a cognitive process--a thought process made up of what researcher C. R. Snyder called the trilogy of “goals, pathways, and agency.” Hope happens when we can set goals, have the tenacity and perseverance to pursue those goals, and believe in our own abilities to act. Snyder also found that hope is learned. When boundaries, consistency, and support are all in place, children learn it from their parents, But even if we didn’t get it as kids, we can still learn hope as adults. It’s just tougher when we’re older because we have to resist and unlearn old habits, like the tendency to give up when things get tough.”
  2. #18
    “Western parents worry a lot about their children’s self-esteem. But as a parent, one of the worst things you can do for your child’s self-esteem is to let them give up. On the flip side, there’s nothing better for building confidence than learning you can do something you thought you couldn’t.”
  3. #19
    I confess I have yet to learn that a lesson of the purest good may not be drawn from the vilest evil.
  4. #20
    “There is much you can learn from books . . . ”
  5. #21
    “Don’t cry so bitterly, but remember this day, and resolve with all your soul that you will never know another like it.”
  6. #22
    “And he grew and grew strong as a boy must grow who does not know that he is learning any lessons, and who has nothing in the world to think of except things to eat.”
  7. #23
    “They are Man’s . . . And they cling to me, appealing from their fathers. This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy, for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the writing be erased.”
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