An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Commit yourself to life long learning. The most valuable asset you will ever have is your mind and what you put into it.


Poh Yu Khing


Learn to pause... or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you.


Doug King


I had six honest serving men. They taught me all I knew. Their names were Where, What, When, Why, How, and Who.


Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936, British author of Prose, Verse)


A great deal of learning can be packed into an empty head.


Karl Kraus (1874-1936, Austrian satirist)


Do not learn more than you absolutely need to get through life.


Karl Kraus (1874-1936, Austrian satirist)


There is no need 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 (1895-1986, Indian theosophist)


Study is the scourge of boyhood, the environment of youth, the indulgence of adults and the curative for the aged.


Saul Landau


I'm not afraid of too many things, and I got that invincible kind of attitude from my father.


Queen Latifah


Have you ever seen a pedant with a warm heart?


Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801, Swiss theologian, mystic)


When I learn something new -- and it happens every day -- I feel a little more at home in this universe, a little more comfortable in the nest.


Bill Moyers (1934-, American journalist and public commentator)


That's what learning is. You suddenly understand something you understood all your life, but in a new way.


Doris Lessing (1919-, British novelist)


Erudition can produce foliage without bearing fruit.


Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799, German physicist, satirist)


Her curiosity instructed her more than the answers she was given.


Clarice Lispector


Till a man can judge whether they be truths or not, his understanding is but little improved, and thus men of much reading, though greatly learned, but may be little knowing.


John Locke (1632-1704, British philosopher)


What you think about when you don't have to think, shows what you really are.


David O. McKay


I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.


Margaret Mead (1901-1978, American anthropologist)


There is no hierarchy of values by which one culture has the right to insist on all its own values and deny those of another.


Margaret Mead (1901-1978, American anthropologist)


We should rather examine, who is better learned, than who is more learned.


Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592, French philosopher, essayist)


New things cannot come where there is no room.


Marlo Morgan


In a world that is constantly changing, there is no one subject or set of subjects that will serve you for the foreseeable future, let alone for the rest of your life. The most important skill to acquire now is learning how to learn.


John Naisbitt (American trend analyst, futurist, author)


Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment.


Novalis (1772-1801, German poet, novelist)


I am defeated, and know it, if I meet any human being from whom I find myself unable to learn anything.


George Herbert Palmer


Learning music by reading about it is like making love by mail.


Luciano Pavarotti (1935-, Italian musician, opera singer)


The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one.


M. Scott Peck (1936-, American psychiatrist, author)


Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.


Sydney Joseph Perelman (1904-1979, American humorous writer)


Today, if you are not confused, you are not thinking clearly.


Irene Peter


All learning has an emotional base.


Plato (BC 427?-347?, Greek philosopher)


Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.


Plato (BC 427?-347?, Greek philosopher)


A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring; There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain; And drinking largely sobers us again.


Alexander Pope (1688-1744, British poet, critic, translator)


The person that learns well also defends himself well.


Argentine Proverb


Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.


Chinese Proverb (Sayings of Chinese origin)


If he deceives me once, shame on him; if he deceives me twice, shame on me.


English Proverb (Sayings of British origin)


Learning makes a man fit company for himself as well as for others.


English Proverb (Sayings of British origin)


Who God does not teach, man cannot.


Gaelic Proverb (Sayings of Gaelic origin)


One woman understands another.


Irish Proverb (Sayings of Irish origin)


Many pupils have gained more wealth than their masters.


Italian Proverb (Sayings of Italian origin)


If there is a lid that doesn't fit, then there is a lid that does. To a person that does not wander, there is not enlightenment. Fall seven times, stand up eight.


Japanese Proverb (Sayings of Japanese origin)


We learn by watching and listening.


Japanese Proverb (Sayings of Japanese origin)


Learning means loving the country.


Lao Proverb


Each day learns from the one before it, but no day teaches the one after it.


Russian Proverb (Sayings of Russian origin)


Every answer can result in a new question.


Yiddish Proverb (Sayings of Yiddish origin)


One who wants to know is better than one who already knows.


Yiddish Proverb (Sayings of Yiddish origin)


We're half the people, we should be half the Congress.


Jeannette Rankin (1880-1973, American feminist and pacifist)


Until we can understand the assumptions in which we are drenched we cannot know ourselves.


Adrienne Rich (1929-, American poet)


Networking is an enrichment program, not an entitlement program.


Susan Roane


Respect for people is the cornerstone of communication and networking in the nineties.


Susan Roane


A man can learn only two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.


Will Rogers (1879-1935, American humorist, actor)


Income seldom exceeds personal development.


Jim Rohn (American businessman, author, speaker, philosopher)

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Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.


Jim Rohn (American businessman, author, speaker, philosopher)

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When you stop learning, stop listening, stop looking and asking questions, always new questions, then it is time to die.


Lillian Smith (1897-1966, American author)


It takes a great deal of living to get a little deal of learning.


John Ruskin (1819-1900, British critic, social theorist)


It is best to learn as we go, not go as we have learned.


Leslie Jeanne Sahler


Women have moved and shaken me, but I have been nourished by men.


May Sarton (1912-1995, American poet, novelist)


On the human chessboard, all moves are possible.


Miriam Schiff


As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.


Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965, German born medical missionary, theologian, musician, and philosopher)


That is never too often repeated, which is never sufficiently learned.


Marcus Annaeus Seneca (BC 3-65 AD, Roman philosopher, dramatist, statesman)


I'll always push the envelope. To me, the ultimate sin in life is to be boring. I don't play it safe.


Cybil Shepherd


You can learn new things at any time in your life if you're willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you.


Barbara Sher (American author of "I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was")


I would by no means wish a daughter of mine to be a progeny of learning; I don't think so much learning becomes a young woman: for instance, I would never let her meddle with Greek, or Hebrew, or algebra, or simony, or fluxions, or paradoxes, or such inflammatory branches of learning; nor will it be necessary for her to handle any of your mathematical, astronomical, diabolical instruments; but... I would send her, at nine years old, to a boarding-school, in order to learn a little ingenuity and artifice: then, sir, she would have a supercilious knowledge in accounts, and, as she grew up, I would have her instructed in geometry, that she might know something of the contagious countries: this is what I would have a woman know; and I don't think there is a superstitious article in it.


Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816, Anglo-Irish dramatist)


We should not permit tolerance to degenerate into indifference.


Margaret Chase Smith


Oh, that one could learn to learn in time!


Enrique Solari


I grow old learning something new every day.


Solon (636-558 BC, Greek statesman)


Let all the learned say what they can, 'tis ready money makes the man.


William Somerville


Learn to thrill yourself... Make everything bright and beautiful about you. Cultivate a spirit of humor. Enjoy the sunshine.


Baird Spalding


Learn to say no. It will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin.


Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892, British Baptist preacher)


The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is the knowledge of our own ignorance.


Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892, British Baptist preacher)


There is no time of life past learning something.


St. Ambrose (340-397, Bishop of Milan)


Whatsoever one would understand what he hears must hasten to put into practice what he has heard.


St. Gregory The Great (c. 540-604, Italian pope)


The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.


Gloria Steinem (1934-, American feminist writer, editor)


People are constantly clamoring for the joy of life. As for me, I find the joy of life in the hard and cruel battle of life -- to learn something is a joy to me.


August J. Strindberg (1849-1912, Swedish dramatist, novelist, poet)


Take good hold of instruction and don't let her go, keep her for she is your life.


The Holy Bible (Sacred scriptures of Christians and Judaism)


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 (1944-, Canadian-born American trainer, speaker, author, businessman)

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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 (1944-, Canadian-born American trainer, speaker, author, businessman)

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Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one's enemies.


Leon Trotsky (1879-1940, Russian revolutionary)


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


Mark Twain (1835-1910, American humorist, writer)


Whatever good I have accomplished as an actress I believe came in direct proportion to my efforts to portray black women who have made positive contributions to my heritage.


Cicely Tyson


He who is proficient in learning, but deficient in morals, is more deficient than proficient.


Author Unknown


If you were graduated yesterday, and have learned nothing today, you will be uneducated tomorrow.


Author Unknown


It is what we learn after we think we know it all, that counts.


Author Unknown


Learn to follow counsel, serve faithfully, and magnify your calling, for God's kingdom is a kingdom of order.


Author Unknown


Learn to listen. Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly.


Author Unknown


Many people realize their hearts’ desires late in life. Continue learning, never stop striving and keep your curiosity sharp, and you will never become too old to appreciate life.


Author Unknown


Only those who have learned a lot are in a position to admit how little they know.


Author Unknown


Some people will never learn anything well, because they understand everything too soon.


Author Unknown


Unlearned men of books are like the eunuchs who are guardians of the beautiful.


Author Unknown


Enter on the way of training while the spirits in youth are still pliable.


Virgil (c. 70 - 19 BC, Roman poet)


All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners... Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they're not learning, they're not growing... not moving toward excellence.


Denis Waitley (1933-, American author, speaker, trainer, peak performance expert)

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Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience.


Denis Waitley (1933-, American author, speaker, trainer, peak performance expert)

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You must continue to gain expertise, but avoid thinking like an expert.


Denis Waitley (1933-, American author, speaker, trainer, peak performance expert)

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Our mothers and our grandmothers, some of them: moving to music not yet written.


Alice Walker (1944-, American author, critic)


I forget what I was taught. I only remember what I have learnt.


Patrick White


Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you?


Walt Whitman (1819-1892, American poet)


The mind of the thoroughly well-informed man is a dreadful thing. It is like a bric-a-brac shop, all monsters and dust, with everything priced above its proper value.


Oscar Wilde (1856-1900, British author, wit)


Dullness is a misdemeanor.


Ethel Wilson


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


I will tell you that there have been no failures in my life. I don't want to sound like some metaphysical queen, but there have been no failures. There have been some tremendous lessons.


Oprah Winfrey (1954-, American TV personality, producer, actress, author)


It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.


John Wooden (1910-, American basketball coach)


Much learning shows how little mortals know; much wealth, how little wordings enjoy.


Edward Young (1683-1765, British poet, dramatist)


You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.


Jon Kabat Zinn


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