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

I forget what I was taught. I only remember what I have learnt.
You must continue to gain expertise, but avoid thinking like an expert.
Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience.
Enter on the way of training while the spirits in youth are still pliable.
True, a little learning is a dangerous thing, but it still beats total ignorance.
It is what we learn after we think we know it all, that counts.
If you were graduated yesterday, and have learned nothing today, you will be uneducated tomorrow.
Learn to follow counsel, serve faithfully, and magnify your calling, for God's kingdom is a kingdom of order.
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.
Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, teachers.
Some people will never learn anything well, because they understand everything too soon.
He who is proficient is learning, but deficient in morals, is more deficient than proficient.
Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one's enemies.
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.
The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.
Oh, that one could learn to learn in time!
When you stop learning, stop listening, stop looking and asking questions, always new questions, then it is time to die.
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.
That is never too often repeated, which is never sufficiently learned.
It takes a great deal of living to get a little deal of learning.
Learning makes a man fit company for himself as well as for others.
A little learning is a dangerous thing. Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring; There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain; And drinking largely sobers us again.
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.
Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.
I am defeated, and know it, if I meet any human being from whom I find myself unable to learn anything.
Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment.
I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
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.
That's what learning is. You suddenly understand something you understood all your life, but in a new way.
Have you ever seen a pedant with a warm heart?
Study is the scourge of boyhood, the environment of youth, the indulgence of adults and the curative for the aged.
Everyone and everything around you is your teacher.
Their learning is like bread in a besieged town: every man gets a little, but no man gets a full meal.
You aren't learning anything when you're talking.
That one is learned who has reduced his learning to practice.
He who refuses to learn deserves extinction.
Learning is, in too many cases, but a foil to common sense; a substitute for true knowledge. Books are less often made use of as spectacles to look at nature with, than as blinds to keep out its strong light and shifting scenery from weak eyes and indolent dispositions. The learned are mere literary drudges.
This is an age of intellectual sauces, of essence, of distillation. We have conclusions without deductions, abridgments of history and abridgments of science without leading facts. We have animals for literature, Cabinet Encyclopaedias, Family Libraries, Diffusion Societies, and heaven knows what else! What is all this for? Not to add knowledge to the learned, but to tell points to the ignorant, without giving them the trouble to acquire the links. Oh! it is sad work. And the result will be injurious to all classes.
Whatsoever one would understand what he hears must hasten to put into practice what he has heard.

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