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

Any fool can know. The point is to understand.
Albert Einstein

And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do them.
Deuteronomy 5:1 (KJV)

I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.
Maya Angelou

A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying ... that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
Alexander Pope

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

For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.
Thomas Paine

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
Mark Twain

The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to close it again on something solid.
G.K. Chesterton

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
Thomas Jefferson

A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels.
Proverbs 1:5 (KJV)

Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before.
Kurt Vonnegut

Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.
Walter Cronkite

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.

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

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

Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education.
Martin Luther King Jr.


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