Meaningful Quotes about Learning
Wear your learning like your watch, in a private pocket; and do not pull it out and strike it, merely to show that you have one.—Chesterfield.
He who learns and makes no use of his learning, is a beast of burden, with a load of books.—Saadi.
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.
The end of learning is to know God, and out of that knowledge to love Him, and to imitate Him, by possessing our souls of true virtue.—Milton.
Learning passes for wisdom among those who want both.—Sir W. Temple.
Learning makes a man fit company for himself.—Young.
I can find in my undergraduate classes, bright students who do not know that the stars rise and set at night, or even that the Sun is a star.
He who has no inclination to learn more, will be very apt to think that he knows enough.—Powell.
It is without all controversy that learning doth make the minds of men gentle, amiable, and pliant to government; whereas ignorance makes them churlish, thwarting, and mutinous; and the evidence of time doth clear this assertion, considering that the most barbarous, rude, and unlearned times have been most subject to tumults, seditions, and changes.—Lord Bacon.
He that wants good sense is unhappy in having learning, for he has thereby only more ways of exposing himself; and he that has sense, knows that learning is not knowledge, but rather the art of using it.—Steele.
To be proud of learning is the greatest ignorance.—Bishop Taylor.
Learning is better worth than house or land.—Crabbe.
The books which help you most are those which make you think the most. The hardest way of learning is by easy reading: but a great book that comes from a great thinker—it is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and with beauty.—Theodore Parker.
The true order of learning should be first, what is necessary; second, what is useful, and third, what is ornamental. To reverse this arrangement is like beginning to build at the top of the edifice.—Mrs. Sigourney.
A boy is better unborn than untaught.—Gascoigne.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.—Boswell.
Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within the hearing of little children tends toward the formation of character. Let parents bear this ever in mind.—Hosea Ballou.