Learning Quotes

These learning quotes remind us of the importance of continuing to learn “after we know it all” and that our success is built upon learning from mistakes and how we view failure. Failure is not a permanent condition, but rather, with the right attitude and approach, failure can spring-board us to greater success. I hope these learning quotes inspire and motivate you to consider what you’ve learned from past mistakes and “failures” as well as how you will continue to learn as you set and achieve your goals.

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The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake.
(Nelson Boswell)

Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing every day, you will overcome 99% over your competition.
(Joe Carlozo)

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
(Chinese Proverb)

Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
(Chinese Proverb)

Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away form him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
(Benjamin Franklin)

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.
(Galileo Galilei)

One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
(John Gardner)

Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment.
(Jim Horning)

I maintained my edge by always being a student; you will always have something new to learn.
(Jackie Joyner Kersee)

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

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
(Abraham Lincoln)

We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge.
(John Naisbitt)

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
(Ronald E. Osborn)

It is not the number of books you read, nor the variety of sermons you hear, but it is the frequency and earnestness with which you meditate on these things till the truth in them becomes your own and part of your being, that insures your growth.
(F.W. Robertson)

What you become is far more important than what you get. What you get will be influenced by what you become.
(Jim Rohn)

To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?
(Jim Rohn)

One often learns more from ten days of agony than from ten years of contentment.
(Merle Shain)

No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.
(Brian Tracy)

The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.
(Dr. Dale Turner)

Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
(Dr. Denis Waitley)

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
(Dr. Denis Waitley)

Learning new things won't help the person who isn't using what he already knows.
(Unknown)

Take what you learn and make a difference with it.
(Unknown)


I’ve tried to provide proper attribution to the original sources of these learning quotes. Please let me know if there are any that may be in error, or if you know some of the sources I have identified as “unknown”. Thanks!

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