135 Lifelong Learning Quotes to Never Stop Education

Lifelong learning is essential for success and has no age limit.

It’s about being passionate and eager to learn throughout life. Daily interactions with people and the world teach us new things.

Keeping an open mind is key to continual learning.

Education is a never-ending journey like a guiding light leading us on the right path.

Lifelong Learning Quotes to Never Stop Education

To stay inspired check out these 135 lifelong learning quotes about never-ending learning.

Lifelong Learning Quotes

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

It is only through retreat rather than pursuit, through inaction rather than action, that we acquire wisdom. ~ Lao Tzu.

The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others. ~ Albert Schweitzer.

When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people. ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel.

You’ll never know everything about anything, especially something you love. ~ Julia Child.

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.

Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you’ll ever have is your mind and what you put into it. ~ Albert Einstein.

The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. ~ M. Scott Peck.

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

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The important thing is not to stop questioning; curiosity has its own reason for existing. ~ Albert Einstein.

In the end we retain from our studies only that which we practically apply. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe.

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

Best Lifelong Learning Quotes

A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning. ~ Brad Henry.

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.  ~ Mark Twain.

Only the curious will learn and only the resolute overcome the obstacles to learning. The quest quotient has always excited me more than the intelligence quotient. ~ Eugene S. Wilson.

There are no regrets in life, just lessons. ~ Jennifer Aniston.

Learning is a journey, not a destination. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself. ~ Lloyd Alexander

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. ~ Haruki Murakami.

True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own. ~ Nikos Kazantzakis

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

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

The man who is too old to learn was probably always too old to learn. ~  Henry S. Haskins.

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge. ~ Stephen Hawking

The most important thing you learn in school is how to learn. ~ Derrick Fung

Self-education is lifelong curiosity. ~ Lailah Gifty Akita, ‘Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind.’

The more you know, the less you need. ~ Yvon Chouinard.

Inspiring Lifelong Learning Quotes

In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time – none, zero. ~ Charlie Munger.

Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is. ~ Isaac Asimov.

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

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

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

Turn your wounds into wisdom. ~ Oprah Winfrey.

The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing. ~ Oscar Wilde

The correct analogy for the mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting. ~ Plutarch.

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

Learning life’s lessons is not about making your life perfect, but about seeing life as it was meant to be. ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.

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

Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon. ~ E. M. Forster

Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect. ~ Samuel Johnson

Knowledge, like air, is vital to life. Like air, no one should be denied it. ~ Alan Moore.

One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world. ~ Malala Yousafzai.

I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing. ~ Socrates

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

All the world is my school and all humanity is my teacher. ~ George Whitman.

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

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

Inspirational Lifelong Learning Quotes

Learning without doing is wasted. ~ Derek Sivers

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

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

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

Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold. ~ Bob Marley.

Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know. ~ Daniel Boorstin.

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

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

It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning.  ~  Claude Bernard.

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

Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.  ~  Jim Rohn.

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.

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

It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly. ~ Isaac Asimov.

All I have learned, I learned from books. ~ Abraham Lincoln.

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. ~ Henry Ford

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

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

Quotes about Lifelong Learning

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.  ~  Pele.

Don’t just count your years, make your years count. ~ George Meredith.

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

Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing. ~ Euripides

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

What is important is not the quantity of your knowledge, but its quality. You can know many things without knowing that which is most important. ~ Blaise Pascal

Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily. ~ Thomas Szasz

The more you know, the less you understand. ~ Lao Tzu

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

A commitment to lifelong learning is a natural expression of the practice of living consciously. ~ Nathaniel Branden

I believe the more successful an actor becomes, the more chances he should take. An actor never stops learning. ~ John Garfield.

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. ~ Isaac Asimov

I am quite correctly described as ‘more of a sponge than an inventor….’ ~ Thomas Edison

I am still learning. ~ Michelangelo

Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes. ~ Peter Drucker

The only thing that we know is that we know nothing ~ and that is the highest flight of human wisdom. ~ Leo Tolstoy

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

One hour per day of study in your chosen field is all it takes. One hour per day of study will put you at the top of your field within three years. Within five years you’ll be a national authority. In seven years, you can be one of the best people in the world at what you do. ~ Earl Nightingale

He who laughs most learns best. ~ John Cleese.

Learning how to think really means learning how to exercise some control over how and what you think. It means being conscious and aware enough to choose what you pay attention to and to choose how you construct meaning from experience. ~ David Foster Wallace.

Great Lifelong Learning Quotes

The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it. ~ Walt Disney.

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

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

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

Think before you speak. Read before you think. ~ Fran Lebowitz.

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

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

The only thing that is constant is change. ~ Heraclitus

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

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

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

Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death. ~ Albert Einstein.

Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence. ~ Abigail Adams

A ‘genius’ is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework. ~ Thomas Edison.

He who laughs most, learns best. ~ John Cleese

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

The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know. ~ Michael Legrand

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

Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching. ~ Unknown

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

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. ~ Albert Einstein.

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

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom. ~ Socrates.

Famous Lifelong Learning Quotes

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

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

To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day. ~ Lao Tzu.

Kindness is not an option, it’s an obligation. ~ Mac Alvi A. R.

No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire. ~ L. Frank Baum.

Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field.  ~  Brian Tracy.

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

In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists. ~ Eric Hoffer

Humans are social beings, and we are happier, and better when connected to others. ~ Paul Bloom.

No one knows everything. No one knows nothing. Everyone has a piece of the puzzle. ~ Lama Surya Das

The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know. ~ Albert Einstein

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

Don’t just say you have read books. Show that through them you have learned to think better, to be a more discriminating and reflective person. Books are the training weights of the mind. They are very helpful, but it would be a bad mistake to suppose that one has made progress simply by having internalized their contents. ~ Epictetus

Research shows that you begin learning in the womb and go right on learning until the moment you pass on. Your brain has a capacity for learning that is virtually limitless, which makes every human a potential genius. ~ Michael J. Gelb

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

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 don’t become awakened by adding more content to your mind. In fact, those that have awakened say that they actually know less. What comes with awakening is the ability to embrace ‘not knowing.’ ~ Eckhart Tolle.

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

The best thing a human being can do is to help another human being know more. ~ Charlie Munger

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

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

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

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

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 three words, I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on. ~ Robert Frost.

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