99 Learning Quotes and Sayings to Inspire You

The act of obtaining knowledge or skills through guidance, experience, or study is referred to as ‘Learning.’

Learning quotes possess a unique inspirational capacity, with the power to ignite a relentless thirst for knowledge, one that can only be quenched through an enriching learning experience.

Fortunately, there is an abundance of learning quotes available and we have handpicked the finest among them for your knowledge.

These quotes on learning might just spark the motivation you need to accelerate your personal growth journey.

Let the exploration for learning begin!

Learning Quotes


Learning is synthesizing seemingly divergent ideas and data. ~ Terry Heick.


If you think education is expensive, try estimating the cost of ignorance. ~ Howard Gardner.

Learning is not child’s play; we cannot learn without pain. ~ Aristotle.

Being a student is easy. Learning requires actual work. ~ William Crawford.

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. ~ Bruce Lee.

The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue. ~ Antisthenes.

I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it. ~ George Bernard Shaw.

You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over. ~ Richard Branson.

We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn. ~ Peter Drucker.

It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment. ~ Carl Friedrich Gauss.

You don’t understand anything until you learn it more than one way. ~ Marvin Minsky.


The expert in anything was once a beginner. ~ Unknown.

Learning is a matter of gathering knowledge; wisdom is applying that knowledge. ~ Roopleen.

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn. ~ Benjamin Franklin.

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. ~ Louisa May Alcott.

Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning. ~ William Arthur Ward.


Wisdom…. comes not from age, but from education and learning. ~ Anton Chekhov.

A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes.

A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people. ~ Will Rogers.

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Best Learning Quotes

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. ~ Albert Einstein.

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. ~ George Bernard Shaw.

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ~ Alvin Toffler.

Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer. ~ William S. Burroughs.

Intelligence is what you use when you don’t know what to do. ~ Jean Piaget.


In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn. ~ Phil Collins.

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change. ~ Carl R. Rogers.

It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts. ~ John Wooden.

A man who asks is a fool for five minutes. A man who never asks is a fool for life. ~ Chinese Proverb.

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.

One learns from books and example only that certain things can be done. Actual learning requires that you do those things. ~ Frank Herbert.

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


Education without application is just entertainment. ~ Tim Sanders.

You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. ~ Clay P. Bedford.

I am still learning. ~ Michelangelo.

Famous Learning Quotes

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. ~ Sydney J. Harris.

Learning never exhausts the mind. ~ Leonardo da Vinci.

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


I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. ~ Winston Churchill.

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. ~ John F. Kennedy.

Recipes tell you nothing. Learning techniques is the key. ~ Tom Colicchio.

You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water, my friend. ~ Bruce Lee.

You teach best what you most need to learn. ~ Richard Bach.

I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. ~ Pablo Picasso.

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron. ~ Horace Mann.


Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know. ~ Pema Chödrön.

The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live. ~ Mortimer Adler.

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell them, Certainly I can!. Then get busy and find out how to do it. ~ Theodore Roosevelt.

It is better to create than to learn. Creating is the essence of life. ~ Julius Caesar.

Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn, and you will. ~ Vernon Howard.

The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one. ~ Malcolm S. Forbes.


Try to learn something about everything and everything about something. ~ Thomas Henry Huxley.

He who laughs most, learns best. ~ John Cleese.

Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it. ~ Albert Einstein.

Powerful Learning Quotes

To this end the greatest asset of a school is the personality of the teacher. ~ John Strachan.

Learn continually. There’s always one more thing to learn. ~ Steve Jobs.

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. ~ Albert Einstein.

Learn as if you were not reaching your goal and as though you were scared of missing it. ~ Confucius.


The ability to speak exactly is intimately related to the ability to know exactly. ~ Wendell Berry.

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. ~ Albert Einstein.

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. ~ Albert Einstein.

If you are willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you. ~ Unknown.

Power corrupts. Knowledge is power. Study hard. Be evil. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt.

For the best return on your money, pour your purse into your head. ~ Benjamin Franklin.


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

I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday. ~ Abraham Lincoln.

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him. ~ Galileo Galilei.

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. ~  Robert Frost.

Wise Learning Quotes

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

You cannot help but learn more as you take the world into your hands. Take it up reverently, for it is an old piece of clay, with millions of thumbprints on it. ~ John Updike.

In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate. ~ Isaac Asimov.


Change is the end result of all true learning. ~ Leo Buscaglia.

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

It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts. ~ Harry S Truman.

The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. ~ Herbert Spencer.

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

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

Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible. ~ Richard Feynman.


You cannot open a book without learning something. ~ Confucius.

I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma. ~ Eartha Kitt.

Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe. ~ Galileo Galilei.

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. ~ Malcolm X.

Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future. ~ Brian Tracy.

I never learned from a man who agreed with me. ~ Robert A. Heinlein.


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

Learning is unifying seemingly divergent ideas and data. ~ Terry Heick.

Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardour and attended with diligence. ~ Abigail Adams.

A happy life is one spent in learning, earning, and yearning. ~ Lillian Gish.

Top Learning Quotes

A little learning is a dangerous thing. ~ Alexander Pope.

If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate. ~ Thomas J. Watson.

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


I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. ~ Confucius.

There is divine beauty in learning…. To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps. ~ Elie Wiesel.

It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know. ~ Henry David Thoreau.

You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room. ~ Dr. Seuss.

Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in. ~ Leonardo da Vinci.

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