19 Quotes To Encourage Lifelong Learning

By Danni White on March 18, 2016
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Learning is a lifelong process. No matter how long you live or how many degrees you earn in life, there will always be something you don’t know. In this vast world of ever increasing technology, it is important to keep an open mind and an eye out for learning opportunities. Lifelong learning is the self-motivated pursuit of knowledge. There are countless possibilities to learn something new in this world and many people who are willing to teach you what they know. All you have to do is be open, be teachable, ask questions, and explore.

To help motivate you just a bit, here are 19 quotes to help encourage lifelong learning:

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

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”
Henry Ford

“There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.”
Michel de Montaigne

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
W.B. Yeats

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.”
Albert Einstein

“There are few things more pathetic than those who have lost their curiosity and sense of adventure, and who no longer care to learn.”
Gordon B. Hinckley

“I read my eyes out and can’t read half enough … the more one reads the more one sees we have to read.”
John Adams

“The education of a man is never completed until he dies.”
Robert E. Lee

“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

“Never discourage anyone … who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.”
Plato

“We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.”
Peter Drucker

“All the world is my school and all humanity is my teacher.”
George Whitman

“Self-education is lifelong curiosity.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.”
John W. Gardner

“If you would attain to what you are not yet, you must always be displeased by what you are. For where you are pleased with yourself there you have remained. Keep adding, keep walking, keep advancing.”
Saint Augustine

“Almost anything can become a learning experience if there is enough caring involved.”
Mary MacCracken

“Learning is an active process. We learn by doing … Only knowledge that is used sticks in your mind.”
Dale Carnegie

“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.”
Clay P. Bedford

“I have argued that life, for most people, is a process of discovery — of who we are, what we can do, and, ultimately, why we exist and what we believe. It is a circular process, because when we discover what we are capable of and work out why we exist, it changes the way we see ourselves, which can send us off in new directions, discovering new capabilities and new reasons for our existence. This spiraling journey is the true meaning of lifelong learning, and it remains, for those who pursue it, an endlessly fascinating experience, one which enriches not only the individual but all those around. Those who have tired of the journey, have tired of life. They come across as dull and boring, and can soon infect their friends and colleagues with their apathy.”
Charles Handy

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Danni White is a developmental psychology graduate student at Liberty University. She works in the digital publishing, media, and technology industries. After this degree, she will go on to work on a PhD in social psychology in which she hopes to do research on perception and social cognition’s impact on human behavior. She hopes to apply this research in corporate HR departments and community-based organizations. In her otherwise limited spare time, she blogs, writes and reads. She loves coffee, sports, music, cooking, meeting new people, and binge watching Netflix.

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