Friday, December 18, 2009


We all know the importance of learning. It would not be an exaggeration to admit that human civilization is founded on the basis of learning. Without learning, world would have been a different place. In fact, learning is what makes us different from animals. But learning again has several aspects and layers. Not surprisingly, governments all over the world emphasize the need of education and learning. This habit is not just for kids but also for adults who are losing the art of reading in the era of instant information. Let’s check some wonderful quotes that demonstrate the importance of learning.

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.

- Alexander pope:

Your ability to learn faster than your competition is your only sustainable competitive advantage.

- Arie de gues

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.

- Buddha:

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.

- Alvin toffler

Then, without realizing it, you try to improve yourself at the start of each new day; of course, you achieve quite a lot in the course of time. Anyone can do this; it costs nothing and is certainly very helpful. Whoever doesn't know it must learn and find by experience that a quiet conscience makes one strong.

- Anne frank

Learning without reflection is a waste, reflection without learning is dangerous.

- Confucius

In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.

- Eric Hoffer

Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.

- Arthur Koestler

If we value independence, if we are disturbed by the growing conformity of knowledge, of values, of attitudes, which our present system induces, then we may wish to set up conditions of learning which make for uniqueness, for self-direction, and for self-initiated learning.

- Carl Rogers