Famous Quotes on Learning and Well-Being

Motivational Quotes on the Benefits of Learning


by Whitney Hopler, Communications Manager

If you want to live well, you must learn well. The more you pursue wisdom through learning, the more fulfilling your life can become. Lifelong learning can lead to a host of personal and professional well-being benefits, research indicates. Let these quotes on learning and well-being motivate you to continue your education in life every day:

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

“It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment.” – Carl Friedrich Gauss

“Learning how to learn is life’s most important skill.” – Tony Buzan

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.” – Thomas Huxley

“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” – John Wooden

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X

“Life is a learning process and you have to try to learn what’s best for you.” – John McEnroe

“Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.” –  Henry Ford

“Learning is beautiful.” – Natalie Portman

“No one ever said learning was to be easy, but it’s part of the process of evolving as a human being, and we all have to go through it. When I look back, I see that each difficult time brought an important lesson. And I prefer to look at it with gratitude because I wouldn’t be who I am today if I haven’t gone through it all.” – Gisele Bundchen

“Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us – and those around us – more effectively. Look for the learning.” – Louisa May Alcott

“If I am through learning, I am through.” – John Wooden

“Start with God – the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.” – Solomon

“The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.” – B.B. King

“Knowledge, like air, is vital to life. Like air, no one should be denied it.” – Alan Moore

“Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world’s work, and the power to appreciate life.” – Brigham Young

“Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John Kennedy

“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” – Abigail Adams

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

“Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.” – Vernon Howard

“The world is a university and everyone in it is a teacher. Make sure when you wake up in the morning, you go to school.” – T. D. Jakes 

“You cannot open a book without learning something.” – Confucius

“There is divine beauty in learning. … To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps.” – Elie Wiesel

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

“A person’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“It is not that I’m so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.” – Albert Einstein

“Anything that you learn becomes your wealth, a wealth that cannot be taken away from you; whether you learn it in a building called school or in the school of life. To learn something new is a timeless pleasure and a valuable treasure.” – C. Joybell

“Change is the end result of all true learning.” – Leo Buscaglia

“The key to pursuing excellence is to embrace an organic, long-term learning process, and not to live in a shell of static, safe mediocrity. Usually, growth comes at the expense of previous comfort or safety.” – Josh Waitzkin

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

“… learning does not consist only of knowing what we must or we can do, but also of knowing what we could do and perhaps should not do.” – Umberto Eco

“The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.” – Herbert Spencer

“Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.” – Billy Graham

“All learning has an emotional base.” – Plato

“Never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying, and never stop learning.” – Roy Bennett

“No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.” – L. Frank Baum

“Learning and innovation go hand in hand.” – William Pollard

“You cannot help but learn more as you take the world into your hands. Take it up reverently, for it is an old piece of clay, with millions of thumbprints on it.” – John Updike

“All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.”  – Martin Fisher

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Bruce Lee

“There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning.” – Christopher Morley

“An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.” – Jack Welch

“Everything is a learning process. Anytime you fall over, it’s just teaching you to stand up the next time.” – Joel Edgerton

“Every outing is a learning experience.” – Drew Pomeranz

“I try to take every conflict, every experience, and learn from it. Life is never dull.” – Oprah Winfrey