Learning and understanding quotes

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it” – Albert Einstein

“I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.” – Eartha Kitt

“When an argument flares up, the wise man quenches it with silence.”

“A man only becomes wise when he begins to calculate the approximate depth of his ignorance.” – Gian Carlo Menotti

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” – Carl Gustav Jung

“Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.” – Isaac Asimov

“You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it within himself.” – Galileo Galilei

“Peace cannot be achieved through violence; it can only be attained through understanding.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Don’t get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless – like water. If you put water in a cup it becomes the cup, if you put into a bottle it becomes the bottle. You put water into a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” – Bruce Lee

“If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.” – Isaac Asimov

“What does mysticism mean? It means the way to attain knowledge. It’s close to philosophy, except in philosophy you go horizontally while in mysticism you go vertically.” – Elie Wiesel

“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” – Tom Bodett

“Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.” – Oscar Wilde

“Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.” – Alfred, Lord Tennyson

“A man’s mind, stretched by a new idea, can never go back to its original dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” – Confucius

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” – Mark Twain

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” –  Thomas Edison

There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” Roald Amundsen

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Will Durant

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein

I believe it is in our nature to explore, to reach out into the unknown. The only true failure would be not to explore at all.” – Ernest Shackleton

2 thoughts on “Learning and understanding quotes

  1. I found all these quotes quite thought-provoking. One of my favorite quotes has always been something said by Mark Twain:

    “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”


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