Thoughts on learning

Published: Aug 22, 2015 06:14:38 AM IST
Updated: Aug 19, 2015 04:20:45 PM IST
Thoughts on learning
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The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.

I read Shakespeare and the Bible and I can shoot dice. That’s what I call a liberal education.
Tallulah Bankhead

A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library.
Shelby Foote

Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.
Oscar Wilde

I pay the schoolmaster, but ’tis the schoolboys who educate my son.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Education is what most people receive, many pass on and few actually have.
Karl Kraus

Upon the education of the people of this country, the fate of this country depends.
Benjamin Disraeli

Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
TH Huxley

Education: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
Ambrose Bierce

Good questions outrank easy answers.
Paul Samuelson

Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.
Daniel J Boorstin

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
Mark Twain

The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.
Alvin Toffler

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
Margaret Mead

That’s what learning is: You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new way.
Doris Lessing

(This story appears in the 04 September, 2015 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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