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LEARNING
Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.
Audre Lorde
The goal of education is understanding; the goal of training is performance.
Frank Bell
Ignorant people are sure of the causes of everything.
James Thorpe
No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge. The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness. If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind.
Kahil Gibron
All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.
Leonardo da Vinci
The ability to learn is older--as it is also more widespread--than is the ability to teach.
Margaret Mead
Learning occurs in the mind, independent of time and place.
Plato
Computerization brings about an essential change in the way the worker can know the world and, with it, a crisis of confidence in the possibility of certain knowledge.
Shoshana Zuboff
The smartest person in the world is not the one who knows the most, but the one who knows where to find the most.
6th Grade Teacher
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Abraham Maslow
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Albert Einstein
Imagination is more important than knowledge, for knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world.
Albert Einstein
I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.
Albert Einstein
Education is what is left after you've forgotten everything you've learned.
Albert Einstein
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Aldous Huxley
If I could wish for my life to be perfect, it would be tempting but I would have to decline, for life would no longer teach me anything.
Allyson Jones
Knowledge itself, therefore, turns out to be not only the source of the highest-quality power, but also the most important ingredient of force and wealth. Put differently, knowledge has gone from being an adjunct of money power and muscle power, to being their very essence. It is, in fact, the ultimate amplifier.
Alvin Toffler
The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.
Anthony Jay
There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul.
Arnold Bennett
Just as the largest library, badly arranged, is not so useful as a very moderate one that is well arranged, so the greatest amount of knowledge, if not elaborated by our own thoughts, is worth much less than a far smaller volume that has been abundantly and repeatedly thought over.
Arthur Shopenhauer
We learn by doing.
Artistotle
The secret to success is doing the best that you can do. By working hard and practicing the skills that you need to perform, the results will take care of themselves.
Barbara Ann Cochran
I don't divide the world into the weak and the strong, or the successes and the failures, those who make it or those who don't. I divide the world into learners and non-learners.
Benjamin Barber
If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it away from him. An investment of knowledge always pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin
A stupid mans report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.
Bertrand Russell
In the end we can never be given knowledge by others; we can only be stimulated. We must develop our own knowledge.
Charles T. Tart
Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown.
Claude Bernard
He who keeps on reviewing his old knowledge and acquiring new knowledge may become a teacher of others.
Confucius
When you know a thing to recognize that you know it; and when you do not, to know that you do not know, - that is knowledge.
Confucius
Some are born with knowledge, some derive it from study, and some acquire it only after a painful realization of their ignorance. But the knowledge being possessed, it comes to the same thing. Some study with a natural ease, some from a desire for advantages, and some by strenuous effort. But the achievement being made, it comes to the same thing.
Confucius
What I hear, I forget. What I see, I remember. What I do, I understand.
Confucius, 451 BC
Share your knowledge. Itís a way to achieve immortality.
Dalai Lama - 2004
The great obstacle is not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin
You cannot address the challenges of tomorrow with yesterday's solutions. Take charge of the future by making change your ally. Instead of struggling to just survive you'll be busy managing success.
Denis Waitley
The trouble with learning is that it is about stuff you donít know.
Dennis the Menace
You have to be confused before you can reach a new level of understanding anything.
Dudley Herschbach
All of life is learning; therefore education can never end.
Eduard Lindemann
The recipe for perpetual ignorance is a very simple and effective one: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
Elbert Hubbard
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.
Epictetus
In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
Eric Hoffer
Meaning is more important to the brain than information.
Eric Jensen
Only the curious will learn and only the resolute overcome the obstacles to learning
Eugene S. Wilson
Knowledge itself is power.
Francis Bacon
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Gandhi
There is no limit to stupidity. Space itself is said to be bounded by its own curvature, but stupidity continues beyond infinity.
Gene Wolfe
I know of nothing more inspiring than that of making discoveries for one's self.
George Washinton Carver
Experience without learning is better than learning without experience.
H. G. Bohn
Most of the important experiences that truly educate cannot be arranged ahead of time with any precision.
Harold Taylor
It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed.
Harvey S. Firestone
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
Hector Berlioz
The highest function of the teacher consists not so much in imparting knowledge as in stimulating the pupil in its love and pursuit.
Henri Frederic Amie
If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.
Isaac Asimov
Learning from programmed information always hides reality behind a screen.
Ivan Illich
We cannot talk about what is learned separately from how it is learned, as if a variety of experiences all lead to the same understanding. Rather, what we understand is a function of the content, the context, the activity of the learner, and, perhaps most importantly, the goals of the learner.
J. R. Savery & T. M. Duffy
We need a pedagogy and education that elicits and expands our childhood ways of knowing.
John Bradshaw
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn
John Cotton Dana
Learning is important for both people and organizations. But the real challenge today is unlearning, which is much harder. Each of us has a mental model that we've used over the years to make sense of the world. But the new world of business behaves differently from the world in which we grew up. Before any of us can learn new things, we have to make our current assumptions explicit and find ways to challenge them. This is no academic exercise and it doesn't come naturally. In fact, the harder you fight to hold onto specific assumptions, the more likely there's gold in letting go of them.
John Seely Brown
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
John Wooden
Drawing is speaking to the eye; talking is painting to the ear.
Joseph Joubert
All wish to know, but none want to pay the price.
Juvenal
People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge.
Lao-tzu
Knowledge is like money: To be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value.
Louis L'Amour
Ancora Imparo - I am still learning.
Michelangelo, Age 87
Learning is the best of all wealth; it is easy to carry, thieves cannot steal it, the tyrants cannot seize it; neither water nor fire can destroy it; and far from decreasing, it increases by giving.
Naladiyar
Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember that nothing that is worth learning can be taught
Oscar Wilde
A knowledge worker needs one thing only: to learn how to learn.
Peter F. Drucker.
And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul
Plato
Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge that is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
Plato
A mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited.
Plutarch
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am convinced that one of the logical reasons why ineffective and unmotivated learning so frequently occurs is because of the lack of motivation planning on the part of many instructors.. I contend that for an adult to learn and want to learn (motivated learning), motivation planning is necessary. Blaming the learners for being unresponsive to instruction that is actually poorly designed or implemented in terms of its motivational influence is a common reaction among many instructors.
Raymond J. Wlodkowski
In times of uncertainty the amount of our learning needs to exceed the amount of our change.
Reg Revans
When one teaches, two learn.
Robert Half
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Samuel Johnson
A desire of knowledge is the natural feeling of mankind; and every human being, whose mind is not debauched, will be willing to give all that he has, to get knowledge.
Samuel Johnson
As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which he cannot apply will make no man wise.
Samuel Johnson
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.
Samuel Johnson
To know is to control.
Scott Reed
In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities. In the expert's mind there are few.
Shunryu Suzuki
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
Sir Benjamin Disraeli
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
Sir Winston Churchill
There is only one good, knowledge; and one evil, ignorance.
Socrates
Knowledge must come through action; you can have no test which is not fanciful, save by trial
Sophocles
One must learn by doing the thing. For though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try.
Sophocles (BC 495-406)
Beware of the man of one book.
St. Thomas Aquinas
What's the wisdom we lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we lost in information?
t.s. elliot
No one limits your growth but you. If you want to earn more, learn more.
Tom Hopkins
You begin never knowing that you know how to begin to begin to know.
Unknown
Dogs are trained, people learn.
Unknown
Some drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle.
Unknown.
People cannot learn by having information pressed into their brains. Knowledge has to be sucked into the brain, not pushed in. First, one must create a state of mind that craves knowledge, interest and wonder. You can only teach by creating an urge to learn.
Victor Weisskopf
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
W. B. Yeats
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I don't always like being taught.
Winston Churchill

 

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