Compiled by Mia Inderbitzin

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

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.
—Henry Ford

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

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

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

Learning without thought is labor lost.

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

Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back.
—Chinese Proverb

Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study.
Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life.
—Henry L. Doherty

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.

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

Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.
—Mark Twain

Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes

I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
—Abraham Lincoln

Knowledge is a sacred cow, and my problem will be how we can milk her
while keeping clear of her horns.
—Albert Szent-Györgyi

A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak.
—Michael Garrett Marino

Knowledge is the true organ of sight, not the eyes.

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, “Certainly I can!”
Then get busy and find out how to do it.
—Theodore Roosevelt

Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible
before they were done.
—D. Brandeis

The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.
—Ralph W. Sockman

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
—Dale Carnegie

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.
Give your dreams all you’ve got and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.
—William James

Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.
—Francis Bacon

When a man is pushed, tormented, defeated, he has a chance to learn something.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

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