If you believe everything you read, better not read.
A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.
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.
-Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled ‘This could change your life’.
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
The wisest men follow their own direction.
Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.
-William Arthur Ward
Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must.
-Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.
It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
If you can’t make a mistake, you can’t make anything.
Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.
Learn to see things backwards, inside out and upside down.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble to difficult to overcome.
Look inside to find out where you’re going, and it’s better to do it before you get out of high school.
-“Prince” (composer and artist)
Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
-Ralph Vaull Starr
Learning does not consist only of knowing what we must or we can do, but also of knowing what we could do and perhaps should not do.
Learning without thought is labour lost; thought without learning is perilous.
The most important educational goal is learning to learn.
-Luis Alberto Machado
In the universe, there are things that are known, and things that are unknown, and in between, there are doors.
One sure test of education is USEFULNESS. Another test: making a living and a life.
Never let any branch of learning interfere with with common sense.
You don’t learn to hold your own in the world by standing on guard, but by attacking and getting well hammered yourself.
-George Bernard Shaw
A drop of ink makes thousands think. If you’ve learned to read, you can learn to succeed.
Learn all you can from old people. They’ve gone over the road you must travel.
No one stops growing until he stops asking questions, either of others or of himself.
To neglect learning in youth is to be lonesome in old age.
It takes a smart man to recognize a wise man and a smarter one to learn from him.
Minds are like parachutes – they only function when open.
The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.
People spend a lifetime searching for happiness, peace and success. They chase idle dreams, addictions, and religions hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
We should not teach children the sciences but give them a taste for them.
-Jean Jacques Rosseau
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.
-Dr. David M. Burns
Education costs money, but then so does ignorance.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
Give me a fruitful error any time, full of seeds, bursting with its own corrections. You can keep your sterile truth for yourself.
It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.
All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.
-Martin H. Fischer
Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.
-Mary Kay Ash
Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered. It is something molded.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery